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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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Solskjær hopes FA Cup win at Tranmere can finally kick-start United’s season | Paul Wilson

Defiant manager looks for spirited performance that will set his team on the road to a grace-saving appearance in the finalThe good news for Manchester United supporters seeking a little uplift at the end of a depressing week is that Ole Gunnar Solskjæ…

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Solskjær hopes FA Cup win at Tranmere can finally kick-start United’s season | Paul Wilson

Defiant manager looks for spirited performance that will set his team on the road to a grace-saving appearance in the finalThe good news for Manchester United supporters seeking a little uplift at the end of a depressing week is that Ole Gunnar Solskjæ…

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Footballer dies after assault in Nottinghamshire

Jordan Sinnott was discovered with a suspected fractured skull and died on SaturdayA non-league footballer has died in hospital after being assaulted.Jordan Sinnott, who played for Matlock Town, was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull fo…

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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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Behind every noble-sounding idea is the global elite’s desire for more money | Jonathan Wilson

The Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah and the proposed Club World Cup are just more ways of the rich becoming richerTippi Hedren sits on a bench outside the school. Behind her, crows gradually settle on a climbing frame. She smokes, distracted. By the time s…

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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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Olyroos end barren streak, but risk trailing rising Asia | Richard Parkin

Australia’s men’s football team are back at the Olympics – now the challenge is to stay thereAs Mohammed Abdulla’s whistle sounded around the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, Australia’s players slumped to their knees – exhausted, relieved, delighted.Th…

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Olyroos end barren streak, but risk trailing rising Asia | Richard Parkin

Australia’s men’s football team are back at the Olympics – now the challenge is to stay thereAs Mohammed Abdulla’s whistle sounded around the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, Australia’s players slumped to their knees – exhausted, relieved, delighted.Th…

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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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Football League: Ipswich top League One while Peterborough fan officiates

Linesman injury means supporter becomes fourth official Stoke dent Swansea’s Championship play-off pushStoke pulled away from the relegation places as Sam Clucas scored against his former club en route to a 2-0 win over Swansea. Clucas powered home 10 …

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European roundup: Barcelona slump at Valencia, Leipzig shocked by Frankfurt

• Bilbao’s Williams racially abused during Espanyol draw• Bundesliga leaders Leipzig’s 13-game unbeaten run endsThe Valencia striker Maxi Gómez scored once and helped produce an own-goal to beat Barcelona 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday.The loss was the fir…

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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…