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Man City fined £35,000 over penalty protests

Man City fined £35,000 over penalty protests

Manchester City are third in the Premier League Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the Football Association for their players’ behaviour during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on 19 March. The club admitted to a misconduct charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. It followed an incident “in […]

Northern Ireland ‘confident’ in bid to reach World Cup

Northern Ireland ‘confident’ in bid to reach World Cup

Jamie Ward’s goal – his fourth for Northern Ireland – came after 87 seconds at Windsor Park Northern Ireland’s exploits at Euro 2016 have given them confidence in their bid to reach their first World Cup since 1986, says Jamie Ward. The Nottingham Forest forward scored in the second minute of Sunday’s 2-0 win over […]

Women’s FA Cup: Man City host Liverpool, Chelsea visit Birmingham City

Women’s FA Cup: Man City host Liverpool, Chelsea visit Birmingham City

Chelsea’s Karen Carney (left) previously captained Birmingham, the club where she started her career Manchester City Women will host Liverpool Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals, while Chelsea are to visit Birmingham City. Birmingham, winners in 2012, knocked out holders Arsenal on Sunday in the last eight, while Chelsea beat fellow top-flight side Sunderland. […]

Urban myths? Fast tracks? FA ‘ups ante’ in search for more top English coaches

Urban myths? Fast tracks? FA ‘ups ante’ in search for more top English coaches

Nigel Clough made 14 appearances for England and has since managed Burton (twice), Derby and Sheffield United Only one manager in England’s top two leagues has won a full England cap – Burton’s Nigel Clough. Ten years ago that number was seven, 20 years ago it was nine. By comparison, 10 former Spain internationals are […]

England 2-0 Lithuania: What now for Gareth Southgate’s team?

England 2-0 Lithuania: What now for Gareth Southgate’s team?

Gareth Southgate has lost one of the six England games he has taken charge of Gareth Southgate will feel a sense of cautious optimism after his first two matches as permanent England manager in succession to Sam Allardyce – but some familiar questions remain. Southgate was delighted with aspects of England’s display in defeat in […]

Women’s FA Cup: Man City host Liverpool, Chelsea visit Birmingham City

Women’s FA Cup: Man City host Liverpool, Chelsea visit Birmingham City

Chelsea’s Karen Carney (left) previously captained Birmingham, the club where she started her career Manchester City Women will host Liverpool Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals, while Chelsea are to visit Birmingham City. Birmingham, winners in 2012, knocked out holders Arsenal on Sunday in the last eight, while Chelsea beat fellow top-flight side Sunderland. […]

England: What is Gareth Southgate’s best XI? Select yours

England: What is Gareth Southgate’s best XI? Select yours

The England national side remains unbeaten in World Cup qualification – but is Gareth Southgate any nearer to knowing his best XI? He was without star striker Harry Kane, vice-captain Jordan Henderson and defender Gary Cahill against Lithuania on Sunday, but England still managed a comfortable 2-0 win over their Group F rivals. Their replacements […]

‘My kids would not talk about their mum’s death’ – Ferdinand

Media captionRio Ferdinand opens up about his wife’s death Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has told the BBC that his children would not talk about the death of their mother. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, he said his children would “shut me down” when he asked them how they were feeling. He said he […]

Northern Ireland ‘confident’ in bid to reach World Cup

Northern Ireland ‘confident’ in bid to reach World Cup

Jamie Ward’s goal – his fourth for Northern Ireland – came after 87 seconds at Windsor Park Northern Ireland’s exploits at Euro 2016 have given them confidence in their bid to reach their first World Cup since 1986, says Jamie Ward. The Nottingham Forest forward scored in the second minute of Sunday’s 2-0 win over […]

Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Media playback is not supported on this device England 2-0 Lithuania: Gareth Southgate ‘would have put house on Defoe scoring’ Jermain Defoe’s return to the England squad is a “great story” according to manager Gareth Southgate after the striker scored in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Lithuania. The Sunderland forward, 34, made his […]