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Grenada pair hoping Shrews can help tame the big beasts of Liverpool | Paul Wilson

Grenada internationals, Aaron Pierre and Omar Beckles, look forward to Shrewsbury’s giantkilling Cup attempt at New Meadow“I just went for it,” Aaron Pierre says modestly of the winning goal against Bristol City that earned Shrewsbury a fourth-round ti…

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Scott Parker: ‘I don’t see as much resilience in players any more’

Fulham’s manager has old-school values but understands the effects toxic social media can have on his players“I used a psychologist when I was playing,” Scott Parker says. “It’s one of the most powerful things: how you can have a concrete head and not …

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Michy Batshuayi takes his chance in Chelsea’s nervy win at Hull

The last two men to win the FA Cup as both player and manager have tasted Wembley glory with Chelsea. There is a long way to go before Frank Lampard emulates Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Di Matteo but his much-changed team progressed into the last 16 as…

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David Moyes wanted to make more than three substitutions in West Ham’s defeat

• The Premier League club lost at home to West Brom • Moyes desperate to make signings this weekDavid Moyes said he wanted to make more than three substitutions at half-time after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup by 10-man West Bromwich Albion, …

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David Moyes wanted to make more than three substitutions in West Ham’s defeat

• The Premier League club lost at home to West Brom • Moyes desperate to make signings this weekDavid Moyes said he wanted to make more than three substitutions at half-time after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup by 10-man West Bromwich Albion, …

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FA Cup roundup: Alleged racist chanting taints Reading draw with Cardiff

• Incidents overshadow 1-1 stalemate with Cardiff• Burnley lose all-Premier League tie against NorwichReading and Cardiff played out a scrappy fourth-round 1-1 draw that was overshadowed by alleged racist and homophobic chanting at Madejski Stadium.Car…

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Coventry secure draw at home to landlords and away side Birmingham

The chant before kick off went “You’re supposed to be at home” and for a second it was difficult to work out who was singing it. In a unique turn of affairs, this FA Cup fourth-round tie had cast Birmingham as visitors to their own ground. The stadium …

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Muhamed Besic and Ollie Norwood help Sheffield United avoid Millwall upset

There were two moments of January magic on a stodgy afternoon here. The first was a beguiling goal on the hour mark from Muhamed Besic, the second a fine spanked effort from Ollie Norwood to decide this fourth round FA Cup tie in Sheffield United’s fav…

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Newcastle schooled by Oxford but Karl Darlow’s heroics make it academic

All the pre-match talk revolved around takeovers and the mooted prospect of Newcastle becoming a golden pawn in a Saudi Arabian geopolitical soft-power grab.Yet once 3pm arrived Steve Bruce’s players swiftly found themselves transformed into the playth…

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Newcastle schooled by Oxford but Karl Darlow’s heroics make it academic

All the pre-match talk revolved around takeovers and the mooted prospect of Newcastle becoming a golden pawn in a Saudi Arabian geopolitical soft-power grab.Yet once 3pm arrived Steve Bruce’s players swiftly found themselves transformed into the playth…

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Southampton force replay with Spurs thanks to Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser

On José Mourinho’s last visit here he railed at everything from ball boys to backroom staff but on this occasion his prime source of frustration stemmed not from Southampton but rather the protracted transfer saga surrounding Christian Eriksen, who is …

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Southampton force replay with Spurs thanks to Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser

On José Mourinho’s last visit here he railed at everything from ball boys to backroom staff but on this occasion his prime source of frustration stemmed not from Southampton but rather the protracted transfer saga surrounding Christian Eriksen, who is …

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Hull City v Chelsea: FA Cup fourth round – live!

Updates from the FA Cup clash at the Kcom StadiumClockwatch: Keep up with all the Cup latestYou can email Scott here 4.43pm GMT Four changes for Hull City from the side that lost 1-0 at Derby. Out go Callum Elder, Josh Bowler, Jackson Irvine and Josh M…

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Iheanacho’s early strike sees Leicester through FA Cup battle with Brentford

Brentford could have won this, if they had really wanted to. After a poor start, they hounded and pressed their Premier League opponents for most of the game, carving out a few chances that on another day might have stuck for them. It was almost enough…

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FA Cup fourth round: Southampton v Tottenham and more – live!

Clockwatch: Live updates from the 3pm kick-offsLive scoreboard | FA Cup: 10 things to look out forYou can email Barry here of tweet @bglendenning 1.34pm GMT Brentford v Leicester City: Brendan Rodgers brought Leicester City to play in what could be the…

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Brentford v Leicester: FA Cup fourth round – live!

Updates from the FA Cup fourth round clash at Griffin ParkLive scoreboard | Women’s FA Cup: Man Utd v Man City!Get in touch! You can email Scott here 12.43pm GMT The teams are out! Brentford wear their red and white stripes, while Leicester sport their…

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Grant McCann on a mission to unite Hull and prove the doubters wrong

Former West Ham youth prospect comes face to face with old pal Frank Lampard after very different playing careersWhen Grant McCann first met Frank Lampard he felt like an impostor. The pair were teenage midfielders at West Ham with big question marks a…

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Wayne Rooney unable to spark Derby into life in drab draw with Northampton

Do not bet on Wayne Rooney and Derby County reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup. Their replay against the lowest ranked team left in this competition will be mighty awkward if this laboured draw is anything to go by. Keith Curle’s men, sixth in Leag…

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‘It’s a great feeling’. Tranmere’s Paul Mullin ready for Manchester United

League One side’s Cup hero is an avid Liverpool fan but will be motivated against United by a desire to lift Tranmere’s fansAt around 11pm on Thursday Paul Mullin was standing on the bog of a pitch at Prenton Park reliving his match-winner for Tranmere…

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Homesickness lingers as Coventry host landlords Birmingham in FA Cup | Ben Fisher

Coventry are thriving under Mark Robins and St Andrew’s is sold out for Saturday’s derby but the future is still worrying fansOn Saturday afternoon it will likely be only a matter of minutes before Coventry fans sarcastically break into a chorus of “Yo…