Arsenal aims to back up Villa win at Bolton

London Thomas Vermaelen believes FA Cup victory over Aston Villa can help salvage the club's faltering challenge for a top four EPL place.

Derby is make or break, says Bolton

Michael Lynch Goalkeeper thinks winner of tomorrow's derby could take the title as well.

Clint Bolton out of Sydney FC side

Clint Bolton has been ruled out of Sydney FC's crunch match with A-League leaders Central Coast after succumbing to a hip injury.


A-League analysis: Why Wanderer Ante Covic's a keeper

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Michael Cockerill Western Sydney Wanderers have Ante Covic to thank for securing a coveted top-two finish, which delivers a home final and a week off.

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge shows it is about more than just money

Still hungry: Daniel Sturridge.

Chris Bascombe Once tagged a surly misfit, the Liverpool striker has blossomed playing regularly at Anfield.


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.


Central Coast Mariners cash in as Trent Sainsbury, Daniel McBreen move overseas

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Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have lost two of their championship winning stars in one evening after selling Trent Sainsbury to Dutch club PEC Zwolle and veteran forward Daniel McBreen to Shanghai SIPG.


Six held over English football betting

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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

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


The best of A-League local rivalries

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Michael Lynch A look at how the A-League derbies compare, through the eyes of some of the men who have experienced all three.


EPL: Liverpool boss queries 'Manchester ref'

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers takes to the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Dec. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Ian Whittell Manchester: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces FA action, and a possible disrepute charge, after complaining about referee Lee Mason in the wake of his team's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.

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Manchester City ousts Liverpool from lead in EPL

Tom Williams, London Liverpool slipped from first to fourth in the English Premier League after losing 2-1 at Manchester City on Thursday, leaving Arsenal in first following a frantic Boxing Day program.


Arsenal dump arch rivals Spurs out of FA Cup

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English FA cup third round football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 4, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

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Tom Williams Premier League leaders Arsenal overcame fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, while Aston Villa were knocked out by third-tier Sheffield United.

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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.


Sydney FC's Matt Thompson relishes another derby in the west

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Sebastian Hassett Hard though it might be for some to comprehend, there was football in western Sydney before the Wanderers. There was even a successful team based at Parramatta Stadium.


Trent Sainsbury Mariners' laid-back man of the moment

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 12:  Carlos Hernandez of the Phoenix is brought down in the tackle of Trent Sainsbury of the Mariners during the round 14 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Scrawled in ink down Trent Sainsbury's forearm are the words: "I am the master of my own fate."


Garcia scoops awards for his whole-hearted performances

Richard Garcia.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart is anxious to re-sign former Socceroo midfielder Richard Garcia, and if the West Australian needed any persuading about how popular he is with the hierarchy and fans of the...


Heart needs to lift intensity: Aloisi

Melbourne Heart's rookie coach John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's rookie coach John Aloisi concedes his team received a painful wake-up call at the weekend when it crashed 5-0 at home to Perth Glory.


Aloisi not daunted by derby debut


Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's coach could be forgiven for feeling some trepidation ahead of Friday night.


Melbourne derby to light fuse


Michael Lynch FFA officials are predicting the biggest and best season the A-League has had, and are confident a new attendance milestone can be set in the opening round, which kicks off with the blockbuster...

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