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West Brom's week to forget – what is going on at The Hawthorns?

At the end of a week to forget, it says a lot for West Brom that they did not close the door on the BBC and their Football Focus programme on Saturday.In the space of five days, there had been a heavy Premier League defeat at Chelsea, the sacking of tw…

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'When I saw the Man City line-up, I did not give Wigan a chance'

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Wigan’s win over Manchester City was an amazing game to witness and it has to go down as one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all time.When the Latics b…

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Chelsea boss Conte having trouble sleeping before Barcelona tie

Chelsea v Barcelona – Champions League last-16 first legHow to follow:Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live-text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteChelsea boss Antonio Conte says he has had trouble sleeping as his side prepare for Tuesday’s Cha…

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Watch the goal that knocked Man City out of FA Cup

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Wigan’s Will Grigg scores the goal that seals a remarkable upset as League One Wigan beat runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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League One Wigan stun Man City in FA Cup shock

Wigan Athletic ended Manchester City’s hopes of a clean sweep of trophies with a stunning upset in their FA Cup fifth-round tie.The League One side survived virtually constant pressure from the Premier League leaders, eventually capitalising on Fabian …

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FA Cup: Fabian Delph red card – MOTD pundits discuss Manchester City defender's sending off

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Gary Lineker asks BBC Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer, Roberto Martinez and Joleon Lescott if Anthony Taylor’s decision to send off Fabian Delph was correct.

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Lennon 'angry' & 'sad' for ex-team-mates who were victims of Bennell

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Hibernian manager Neil Lennon says he feels angry and sad that two friends and former team-mates were sexually abused by former football coach Barry Ben…

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FA Cup Stories: Following Coventry fans for fifth round tie at Brighton

BBC Sport follows Coventry City fans Ollie Neal and Ben Cooke for the League Two side’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion.The Sky Blues have endured a torrid time since their relegation from the Premier League in 2001…

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FA Cup Stories: Following Coventry fans for fifth round tie at Brighton

BBC Sport follows Coventry City fans Ollie Neal and Ben Cooke for the League Two side’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion.The Sky Blues have endured a torrid time since their relegation from the Premier League in 2001…

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'Devil incarnate' Barry Bennell sentenced to 31 years

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 31 years at Liverpool Crown Court for 50 counts of child sexual abuse. Bennell, described as the “devil incarnate” by the judge, was convicted of abusing 12 boys aged eight to 15 between 1979 and 1991…

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West Brom players set to avoid legal action

Four West Brom players who were accused of stealing a taxi in Barcelona look set to avoid legal action because of a lack of evidence.Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were questioned but not arrested by police, who passed the ca…

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Resurgent Messi, the impassable wall & maverick Dembele – Chelsea's Barca challenge

Champions League last 16: Chelsea v BarcelonaVenue: Stamford Bridge Date: Tuesday, 20 February Kick-off: 19:45 GMTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport websiteIt’s nearly 16 months since Barcelona last faced English opposition, an…

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Stoney to join Neville's staff after ending playing career

Liverpool and England defender Casey Stoney has ended her playing career but will join new England boss Phil Neville’s backroom team.The former Lionesses captain won 130 caps for her country and was captain of Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.She was…

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How plan behind Wigan's FA Cup win could help win World Cup

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Watch Wigan Athletic play Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round, live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website on Monday from 19:30 GMTOn the face of it…

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How plan behind Wigan's FA Cup win could help win World Cup

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Watch Wigan Athletic play Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round, live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website on Monday from 19:30 GMTOn the face of it…

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FA Cup Shuffle: Sanchez gets carried away, Willian mind-games & Keown kills the vibe in round five

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch the quirkier moments from the fifth round of the FA Cup, including mind-games from Willian, some home truths from Martin Keown and getting carried away with Alexis Sanchez.

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Dele Alli: Tottenham midfielder's penalty success praised by Rochdale boss

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Rochdale manager Keith Hill suggested that Dele Alli was right in the way he won a penalty that almost knocked his side out of the FA Cup.Alli, 21, earn…

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FA Cup: Rochdale's Steve Davies stuns Spurs with stoppage-time equaliser

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Substitute Steve Davies forces home a stoppage-time equaliser as Rochdale secure an FA Cup replay against Tottenham.

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Injury-time equaliser earns Rochdale a Wembley replay with Spurs

Steve Davies’ dramatic injury-time equaliser earned League One Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Tottenham.Harry Kane’s 88th-minute penalty looked to have secured Spurs’ place in the quarter-finals, but Davies fired home in the third minute…

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FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspurs new signing Lucas MOura scores against Rochdale in the fith-round

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Tottenham’s new singing Lucas Moura draws Spurs level at Rochdale with a smart finish, flicking over Josh Lillis.