Federici leaves the field in tears after FA Cup howler

Mike Collett 12:00 PM   Reading manager Steve Clarke sympathised with Reading's Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici whose horrendous mistake in extra time gifted Alexis Sanchez the winning goal in the FA Cup.

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Avoiding spoon all that matters for Wanderers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18:  Tomi Juric of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the round 26 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United at Pirtek Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi 2:52 PM   The lingering reward of a title has always been the motivation for the Wanderers' since their inception, but it was avoiding one that sparked their comeback against Adelaide United on Saturday night.

Maclaren hat-trick guides Glory to victory

Jamie Maclaren is congratulated by teammate Michael Thwaite after scoring.

7:50 PM   Perth Glory have beaten a 10-man Melbourne City 3-1 at nib Stadium thanks to a Jamie Maclaren hat-trick.

Taliadoros' rise could herald new era

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Michael Cockerill 8:05 PM   Buried by salary cap scandals, the news that former Socceroo Kimon Taliadoros was recently elected as the new president of Football Federation Victoria barely rated a mention.

Federici in tears after FA Cup howler

Adam Federici is consoled by manager Steve Clarke at the end of the match.

Mike Collett 12:00 PM   Reading manager Steve Clarke sympathised with Reading's Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici whose horrendous mistake in extra time gifted Alexis Sanchez the winning goal in the FA Cup.

Chelsea draw closer to Premier League title

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea hugs John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.

Julian Guyer 8:48 AM   Chelsea went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday as Leicester moved off the bottom of the table.

Wanderers move away from wooden spoon

Milestone man: Mark Bridge.

Dominic Bossi 11:40 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers made a giant stride to avoiding the wooden spoon after clinching a laboured fightback against Adelaide United.

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Sydney swoop to stage Victory grand final

Sydney FC could host the grand final – even if Melbourne Victory earn hosting rights.

Michael Lynch 7:32 PM   The chances of Melbourne Victory hosting the A-League Grand Final have tightened dramatically with its capture of the premiers' plate set to be confirmed next Sunday, when it hosts Central Coast Mariners.

Muscat delivers as Victory seal Premiership Plate

Victory's Mark Milligan celebrates after scoring a goal against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

Michael Lynch 6:09 PM   Only the most neurotic of pedants would now deny that Melbourne Victory has achieved its first goal of the season - winning the Premier's Plate.

Strugglers battling to get over poor starts

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Michael Lynch 3:52 PM   When teams get off to a bad start in any season they often find it almost impossible to catch up, and that familiar story is being repeated at local level in the National Premier League Victoria.

Tevez on target as Juve beat Lazio

Juventus' Carlos Tevez was on target against Lazio.

1:47 PM   Carlos Tevez was again on target as Juventus put one hand on their fourth consecutive Serie A title.

Wenger eyes FA Cup record

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger applauds fans at the end of the match with Reading.

By Steven Griffiths 1:40 PM   LONDON: Arsene Wenger set his sights on a record-breaking FA Cup triumph after holders Arsenal rode their luck to return to the final with a 2-1 win over Reading.

Messi nets 400th goal for Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) has scored 400 goals for Barcelona.

11:52 AM   Lionel Messi scored the 400th goal of his Barcelona career as the Catalans beat Champions League-chasing Valencia 2-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Stronger Brisbane Roar squad ready for Beijing

Kosta Barbarouses of the Victory takes on the defence of George Lambadaridis of the Roar.

Beth Newman 12:00 AM   Frans Thijssen rang in the changes on Saturday night but it will be a far stronger outfit that heads to Beijing tomorrow.

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City kids get chance to shine

Iain Ramsay is one City youngster who may get a chance to show his wares on Sunday.

Michael Lynch 9:51 PM   One man's misfortune is another's opportunity. 

A-League Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  Besart Berisha of the Victory and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball during the round 18 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium on April 15, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 9:33 PM   Brisbane has made eight changes to its side to host the Victory on Saturday night, as the visitors look to sew up the Premier's Plate.

Big decisions for Victory, Thompson

Should he stay or go? Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne Victory and their most celebrated player, Archie Thompson, have some tough talking to do over the next few weeks.

Man Utd to fight Liverpool for Ings

Danny Ings (left) is in demand.

Manchester United are ready to plunge Liverpool's summer transfer plans into disarray by attempting to persuade Burnley forward Danny Ings to reject a move to Anfield in favour of Old Trafford.

Perth Glory situation highlights unhappy marriage between sport and gambling

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Craig Foster   The Perth Glory situation just made the unwelcome transition from 'saga' to bonafide 'debacle', not to mention setting an extremely dangerous precedent for the future.

We've let Pellegrini down, says Hart

Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City looks despondent after defeat last week.

unknown   Joe Hart claims Manchester City's players have failed manager Manuel Pellegrini this season and been baffled' by the dramatic slump that has left the champions battling to secure a top four finish.

Sydney FC leave it late to clinch thrilling win over Jets

On target: Alex Brosque (right) celebrates a goal.

Sebastian Hassett   A thrilling second half at Hunter Stadium has seen Sydney FC clinch a dramatic 4-3 win over the Newcastle Jets.

Ryan clean sheet keeps Brugge in Europa

Mat Ryan celebrates with Club Brugge teammates last month.

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has kept a clean sheet to help Club Brugge hold Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Socceroos' draw backpacker's dream, promoter's nightmare

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Michael Cockerill   Australia may be Asian football champions, but we're only extras in a much larger production.

Two senior Glory players headed for exit door

120111-AFR: Perth businessman, Tony Sage at home in his Perth Penthouse today Wednesday January 11, 2011. Pix- Tony McDonough.

Dominic Bossi   Is this the start of a player exodus from Perth? They've admitted their guilt over three years of salary cap rorts, but there may be more pain to come for the Glory.

Phoenix storm home with last-gasp winner over Mariners

Roly Bonevacia of the Phoenix is challenged by John Hutchinson of the Mariners.

Wellington ended their three-game goal-scoring drought in spectacular fashion on Friday with a 3-2 A-League win over Central Coast at Westpac Stadium.

City missing key men for inglorious assignment in Perth

Melbourne City coach John van't Schip.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne City will be missing up to five first-choice players when they take on the disgraced Perth Glory in the ultimate meaningless fixture on Sunday night in Western Australia.

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