Fulham suffers Championship jolt


Fulham suffered a major reality check on its return to the Championship after a 13-year absence as it crashed to a lacklustre 2-1 defeat at Ipswich on Saturday.


Leicester, Burnley headed for EPL

Championship leaders Leicester and second-placed Burnley move a step closer to the Premier League with a pair of significant wins.


Aston Villa earn breathing space after downing Norwich

Julian Guyer Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was a happy man after his side came back from the shock of conceding an early goal to beat Norwich City 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.


Central Coast Mariners must plug holes in defence for Melbourne Victory clash

Storm Roux

Sebastian Hassett The Central Coast Mariners will have to rely on a second-string defensive unit to help muffle Melbourne Victory's dynamic attack at AAMI Park on Friday.


Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner set to be punished for trouserless taxi assault

Denmark coach Morten Olsen will not take any action against Nicklas Bendtner following allegations the striker abused a taxi driver on a drunken night out in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

Arsenal set to move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

French striker Karim Benzema.

Jeremy Wilson Arsenal will renew their interest in Karim Benzema following the Champions League final after becoming aware that the 26-year-old France striker could be allowed to leave Real Madrid this off-season.


Hull hurdle awaits Arsenal in FA Cup final

Headache: Arsene Wenger at training as Arsenal prepared for the FA Cup.

Tom Williams Arsenal has a gilt-edged opportunity to end its increasingly burdensome nine-year trophy drought on Saturday.


FA Cup draw: Big guns dodge each other

Stoke City's English defender Ryan Shawcross (L) tackles Chelsea's Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Trent on December 7, 2013. Stoke City won the match 3-2.  AFP PHOTO/LINDSEY PARNABY - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR ?LIVE? SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.

Chelsea handed a home game with Stoke City in the only all-Premier League tie pulled out of the hat in the FA Cup fourth-round draw.


Man United beat Liverpool in League Cup

Javier Hernandez.

London Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from suspension as the Mexican clinched a 1-0 win against Liverpool on Wednesday in the third round of English...


Chelsea to tackle Spurs in EPL

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will put their Premier League title credentials to the test when they renew their rivalry at White Hart Lane on Saturday.


Spurs, Chelsea set for battle No. 149

Chelsea and Tottenham will put their credentials to the test when they renew their rivalry.

Two men arrested after linesman hit by flare in Villa-Spurs game

Two men have been arrested after an assistant referee was struck by a flare thrown from the stands during Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea cruise past Arsenal

Juan Mata

Juan Mata made a point to Jose Mourinho as the Chelsea midfielder's superb strike inspired his side's 2-0 win at Arsenal in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Two-goal Hernandez sends Manchester United through

Javier Hernandez

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez scored twice as Manchester United reached the League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 victory over Norwich City at Old Trafford on Tuesday.


What if they put on a World Cup in Qatar and nobody came?

The Doha Port stadium.

Shane Brady The year is 2022. The temperature in Doha is a pleasant 24 degrees – it is January after all – as we climb into the stretch limousine ferrying us to the World Cup final.

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Jose Mourinho and Jonas Olsson square up in tunnel after 'Mickey Mouse' insult

Jose Mourinho.

John Percy Jose Mourinho sparked a huge tunnel bust-up at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening after branding West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson "a Mickey Mouse player".

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Six held over English football betting

Delroy Facey.

James Pheby Six men have been arrested by police investigating alleged fixing in English football matches amid claims of attempts to defraud Asian betting websites.


Arsenal face Spurs in FA Cup third round

Arsene Wenger.

Premier League leaders Arsenal will face arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the pick of next month's FA Cup third-round ties.

Newcastle Jets swoop on Heskey

Emile Heskey in action for Aston Villa.

James Gardiner Former England striker Emile Heskey has reportedly agreed to terms on a $1 million one-year deal with the Newcastle Jets.


Jets confirm Heskey signing

Emile Heskey

The Newcastle Jets have confirmed the signing of former England international and Premier League star Emile Heskey as the club's marquee player for the 2012-13 A-League season.

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