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League One leaders Wigan shock Bournemouth

League One leaders Wigan shock Bournemouth

Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup: Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth highlights League One leaders Wigan produced an FA Cup third-round shock as they claimed a deserved victory over Premier League Bournemouth at the DW Stadium. The Cherries had forced a replay with a 92nd-minute equaliser on 6 January but could find no […]

Chelsea VAR controversy: Referee should have been told to watch video, says Antonio Conte

Media playback is not supported on this device VAR system a shambles – Shearer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believed the video assistant referee (VAR) system let down his team after Willian’s penalty appeal was rejected during the FA Cup win over Norwich. The system was being trialled for the FA Cup third-round replay. Conte felt […]

FA Cup 2018: VAR system a shambles – Shearer

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Bony sends Swansea through to round four

Bony sends Swansea through to round four

Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup: Swansea 2-1 Wolves highlights Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony scored in either half as Premier League strugglers Swansea beat Championship leaders Wolves in their FA Cup third-round replay. Ayew opened the scoring with a dazzling individual goal, dribbling past five defenders and finishing neatly to […]

Theo Walcott: Everton sign forward from Arsenal

Theo Walcott: Everton sign forward from Arsenal

Theo Walcott averages a goal roughly every four games during his time at Arsenal Everton have completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth more than £20m on a three-and-a-half year contract. Walcott, 28, becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window following the £27m paid for striker Cenk […]

Ferguson charged over ‘shoot referees’ comment

Ferguson charged over ‘shoot referees’ comment

Darren Ferguson’s Doncaster Rovers are 12th in League One Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson has been charged by the Football Association after saying he would “shoot” League One’s “appalling” referees. The 45-year-old made the comments, for which he later apologised, following Saturday’s draw with Plymouth. “I’m sorry and regret the wording,” he said in a statement […]

Phil Neville: Former Man Utd player ‘excited’ by England women discussions

Phil Neville: Former Man Utd player ‘excited’ by England women discussions

Phil Neville has previously coached at Man Utd, Valencia and England Under-21s. Phil Neville says becoming England women’s head coach would be the “best job” he could ask for. The 40-year-old is in discussions with the FA to take over from interim manager Mo Marley – in charge since former boss Mark Sampson’s sacking in […]

Liverpool’s Flanagan sentenced for girlfriend attack

Liverpool’s Flanagan sentenced for girlfriend attack

Image copyright PA Image caption Jon Flanagan has been handed a 12-month community order Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a community order for assaulting his girlfriend. The 25-year-old defender pleaded guilty to common assault by beating of Rachael Wall at an earlier hearing. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court […]

Tickets, wages, crowds – Premier League v Europe in five charts

Tickets, wages, crowds – Premier League v Europe in five charts

West Ham’s gate receipts and attendances have increased since their move to the London Stadium in 2016 English football fans pay more. Their clubs have larger wage bills. But attendances are, on average, higher in the Premier League than anywhere in Europe. Uefa has released its ‘benchmark’ report for 2016, documenting everything from club revenues […]

‘Working perfectly’ or ‘complicating the beautiful game’? Mixed reaction after historic VAR goal

‘Working perfectly’ or ‘complicating the beautiful game’? Mixed reaction after historic VAR goal

Media playback is not supported on this device Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football Manager Claude Puel said he liked video assistant refereeing, after Leicester became the first club in English football to benefit from a VAR decision in their FA Cup win over Fleetwood. Kelechi Iheanacho’s second goal in a 2-0 victory […]