Federici leaves the field in tears after FA Cup howler

Mike Collett 8:11 AM   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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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.

Melbourne Victory given win on a plate

Agile: Melbourne Victory’s Lawrence Thomas makes a save during the match against Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 11:49 PM   The champagne is on ice for Melbourne Victory after their 1-0 win over a second-string Brisbane Roar as good as sealed the A-League premiership.

Football’s problematic gambling association

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Craig Foster 8:56 PM   The Perth Glory situation just made the unwelcome transition from "saga" to bona fide "debacle", not to mention setting an extremely dangerous precedent for the future.

Glory fans call for owner  to quit club

Some Glory fans are hoping for a league-worst attendance to show disdain for Tony Sage.

9:02 PM   Glory fans are considering a boycott of Sunday's game against Melbourne City. Photo: Getty Images

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Popovic coy on Bulut's future

Uncertain future: Kerem Bulut.

Dominic Bossi 9:35 PM   Wanderers coach hits out at media reports of fan favourite Kerem Bulut leaving the club, but won't confirm if he wants to keep the player.

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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.

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 7:46 PM   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.

3:01 PM   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 2:07 PM   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 12:11 PM   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.

Roar goal felt 'very bad' for Berisha

Besart Berisha

Besart Berisha says Melbourne Victory aren't feeling the pressure despite the A-League Premier's Plate being potentially one win away.

Wanderers' captain Topor-Stanley rested

Spared: Nikolai Topor-Stanely.

Dominic Bossi   Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley will be rested for the club's match against Adelaide United on Saturday afternoon in order to be in peak condition for their midweek Asian Champions League match against FC Seoul. 

Chelsea look to overcome United

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Chelsea will face an in-form Manchester United as they try to move one step closer to the English Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Bulut may leave Wanderers

Bright spot for Wanderers: Kerem Bulut.

Dominic Bossi   In two months Kerem Bulut became a local hero. In two more he could be gone from Western Sydney Wanderers.

Glory hope to avoid mass player exit

Coach of Perth Glory, Kenny Lowe.

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe hopes players won't walk out on the club in the wake of the salary cap scandal.

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Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC - The Lowdown

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15:  Marc Janko of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 21 A-League match between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on March 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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Glory admit guilt over A-League salary cap rorts

Resigned: Perth Glory chief executive Jason Brewer.

Dominic Bossi   Perth Glory have accepted Football Federation Australia's decision over salary cap rorts and will not protest the punishment of exclusion from the A-League finals and a $269,000 fine.

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