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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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Newcastle United decline to comment on reported Saudi Arabia takeover talks

• Wall Street Journal reports ongoing talks over £340m takeover• Owner Mike Ashley is seeking to sell Premier League clubNewcastle United have declined to comment on a report in the Wall Street Journal (£) that Mike Ashley is in talks with Saudi Arabia…

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Manchester United rue lack of tech support as City win FA Cup derby

A third meeting of season, with at least one more to come, and instead of creating derby fatigue it has only served to heighten the intensity of a growing rivalry between Manchester United and Manchester City and the manner of Manchester City’s victory…

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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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Manchester United v Manchester City: Women’s FA Cup fourth round – live!

Updates from the derby clash at Leigh Sports VillageMary Earps: ‘I don’t think social media helps keepers’You can email Dave here of tweet @davetindallgolf 12.43pm GMT Here come the teams. And it’s the familiar echoes of ‘This Is The One’ by the Stone …

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Marieanne Spacey-Cale: ‘We want a successful women’s team as part of Southampton FC’

Manager hopeful that FA Cup tie against Championship side Coventry United will provide a taste of the big timeWhen fourth-tier Southampton FC welcome Championship side Coventry United to St Mary’s in the FA Cup on Sunday they will get a taste of the pr…

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Eric Cantona and ‘the hooligan’: the impact of the kung-fu kick 25 years on

Twenty-five years have passed since Cantona launched himself into the crowd at Selhurst Park. It remains his best momentBy Rob Smyth for Nessun DormaEric Cantona scored 82 goals for Manchester United. He won four league titles and two Doubles, and was …

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Erling Braut Haaland’s scoring run continues as Dortmund thrash Cologne

Teenager takes tally to five goals in two substitute appearancesMilan beat Brescia 1-0 in Serie A thanks to Ante Rebic goalErling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Cologne 5-1 to move up to third place in the…

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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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José Mourinho unhappy at Spurs’ winter break timing with Leipzig tie looming

• Tottenham play Villa three days before Champions League tie• Mourinho keen to avoid Saints replay and wants win at St Mary’sChristian Eriksen will travel to Milan and have a medical early next week before completing a move to Internazionale after the…

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Mary Earps a big noise as Manchester United prepare for City showdown | Suzanne Wrack

Fans have even penned a song to the goalkeeper who will have her hands full in the women’s FA Cup on SaturdayMary Earps is fired up for the third Manchester derby of the season, this time in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. “We just want to beat th…

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Fabinho Lovren and Matip may return for Liverpool at Shrewsbury

• Jürgen Klopp considers playing trio in FA Cup tie• ‘We will have a team with fresh legs and we want to go through’Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool can still improve on their outstanding season as he considers handing Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Joël Mat…

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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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Paulo Dybala: ‘You have to put the mask on like gladiators do and fight’

The Juventus No 10 discusses his Polish heritage, nearly giving up on football and interest from Tottenham and Manchester UnitedBehind the mask is a boy. Just before Christmas 2016, Paulo Dybala missed Juventus’s last penalty in the Italian Super Cup f…

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Newcastle’s Steve Bruce keen on loan move for Tottenham’s Danny Rose

• Newcastle manager says defender Rose is a ‘class act’• Situation is complicated because Tottenham want to sell RoseSteve Bruce has described Danny Rose as a “class act” as Newcastle’s manager made it clear he hopes to sign the England left-back on lo…

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West Ham told to raise £12m offer for Nottingham Forest’s Matty Cash

• David Moyes wants 22-year-old right-back from Forest• Central midfielder and foward also on West Ham wishlistWest Ham are likely to fall short in their attempt to sign Matty Cash unless they raise their £12m bid for the Nottingham Forest right-back.D…

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Christian Eriksen to join Inter after Tottenham accept €20m offer

Dane to leave north London after six and a half yearsPlaymaker set to earn a £260,000 a week plus add-onsChristian Eriksen will travel to Milan and have a medical early next week before completing a move to Internazionale after the Serie A club agreed …