Mauricio Pochettino

Why Bramall Lane cauldron holds no fear for Mauricio Pochettino

Capital One Cup semi-final second leg
Sheffield Utd (0) v Tottneham (1)
Tonight: 7.45pm, Bramall Lane
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1

Gabriel Paulista

Bargain buy Gabriel Paulista may be defender Wenger has craved

Not many Arsenal fans may have heard of their new €20m signing centre-back Gabriel Paulista.


'Campaign' fixation beginning to cost Mourinho

The morning after he found new evidence of a campaign against Chelsea in the Sky Sports studios, Jose Mourinho was censured for previous conspiracy theories.

Phil Neville: Tackled for MOTD remarks

BBC tackle Phil Neville: Match of the Day to warn pundits about comments

The BBC is to tell Match Of The Day presenters and pundits to be "careful" about what they say after Phil Neville prompted complaints with controversial remarks about tackling.

Branislav Ivanovic climbs highest to head home Chelsea's extra-time winner in last night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge. Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Branislav Ivanovic rises to occasion for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea

Capitol One Cup semi-final second leg
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0
(aet: Chelsea wins 2-1 on agg)


Champions League makes difficult viewing for Juan Mata

Juan Mata won the Champions League three years ago, but now admits he can barely watch the competition out of pure jealousy.

Billy Clarke

Wembley double trip just the ticket for Cork native Billy Clarke

Cork native Billy Clarke is eyeing a double Wembley trip after helping Bradford City dump Chelsea out of the FA Cup at the weekend.

Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher can leave Manchester United for free

Manchester United have told vice-captain Darren Fletcher he can leave on a free transfer.

John Carver

Newcastle go with John Carver for rest of the season

Newcastle confirmed John Carver has been appointed head coach for the rest of the season.

Robin van Persie: Has scored eight goals this season.

Van Persie admits his future uncertain at United

Robin van Persie admits he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Manchester United.


Lawn: Bradford will march on

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn is backing his FA Cup heroes to beat either Sunderland or Fulham in the competition’s fifth round.

CELEBRATION TIME: Ireland striker Jonathan Walters celebrates after scoring Stoke's fourth goal in their 4-1 victory over Rochdale in last night's FA Cup clash at Spotland. Picture: Richard Heathcote/Getty.

Jose turns focus to Reds after cup debacle

Jose Mourinho has refused to dwell on Chelsea’s shock FA Cup exit to Bradford as he eyes a Wembley final at the expense of Liverpool.


Rodgers ready to outfox old master Mourinho

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to locking horns with former mentor Jose Mourinho once again — this time with a Wembley place at Stake.


King Kenny wary of Celtic’s favourites tag

Kenny Dalglish believes Sunday’s Old Firm derby will be close no matter how strongly-fancied Celtic are.

File photo of Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. He received a red card in Saturday's La Liga clash with Cordoba.

Cristiano Ronaldo needs a timeout

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo did not enjoy Real Madrid’s La Liga clash at Cordoba on Saturday. And the recently crowned 2014 Ballon D’Or has not had a memorable start to the new year.

Wes Hoolahan: Troubled by injury.

The curious case of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan

How the Irish fared:

Bradford City's Jonathan Stead (left) celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London.

League One Bradford beat Chelsea

Chelsea 2 Bradford 4: FA Cup Fourth Round: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lost faith in a number of his squad players ahead of the club’s League Cup semi-final second-leg with Liverpool tomorrow, after his second-string was humiliated by League One minnows Bradford on Saturday.

File photo of spectators.

Paul Pogba keeps Juventus on track

European round-up: Paul Pogba scored one goal and created another as leaders Juventus beat Chievo 2-0.


Long-inspired Avondale eye history making five-in-a-row

FAI Intermediate Cup: A Roy Long-inspired Avondale United moved to within three games of an historic five FAI Intermediate Cup titles in-a-row after a deserved 3-1 win over College Corinthians in their fourth round clash at Avondale Park on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend scores a penalty during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at White Hart Lane, London.

Tottenham lose to Leicester: Jeffrey Schlupp and Leonardo Ulloa goals complete unlikely comeback

Tottenham 1 Leicester 2: FA Cup Fourth Round: How Leicester City would love to bottle their FA Cup form and swap their two top-flight scalps for precious Premier League points.

Bristol City's Luke Freeman (left) and West Ham United's Alex Song battle for the ball. Pic:PA

West Ham heed Sam Allardyce’s advice

Bristol City 0 West Ham 1: FA Cup Fourth Round: Sam Allardyce had warned his players about being another Premier League "victim" as Diafra Sakho’s late goal was enough to secure West Ham a 1-0 victory at Bristol City.

Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates after scoring his side's third goal. Pic: PA

Arsense Wenger plays it cool as cup opens up for Arsenal

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3: FA Cup Fourth Round: Arsene Wenger is reluctant to admit it but having survived the FA Cup fourth round curse that struck many of his club’s traditional rivals, the holders go into this evening’s last-16 draw in the unfamiliar position of being favourites to win a trophy.

Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson and Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas (left) battle for the ball. Pic: PA.

Aston Villa are back on the goal trail

Aston Villa 2 Bourmemouth 1: FA Cup Fourth Round: Villa Park had been tipped as a likely scene of a surprise yesterday and it did not disappoint. Just not in the way anyone anticipated.


Liverpool draw 0-0 with Bolton

Liverpool 0 Bolton 0: FA Cup Fourth Round: What Liverpool missed here as they attempt to navigate a tricky FA Cup course to Wembley, they may just have available to them via the Capital One Cup.

Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford (second right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with his team-mates during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Turbulent times for Manchester City

Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2: FA Cup Fourth Round. Patrick Bamford helped Jose Mourinho’s protege Aitor Karanka mastermind one of the most stunning upsets on a day of FA Cup giant-killing, then predicted that the original Special One will inflict further misery on a Manchester City season that is rapidly spiralling out of control.

Blackburn's Lee Williamson  challenges Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey. Picture: PA

Nine-man Swansea get a burning

FA Cup — Saturday review: Though cast in the shadow of high-profile fallers at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad, there was another giant-killing of sorts at Ewood Park, where nine-man Swansea became the third Premier League side beaten by lower-league opposition, crashing out 3-1 to Blackburn.

Sunderland's John O'Shea and Fulham's Shaun Hutchinson battle for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Goalless draw between Sunderland and Fulham 0

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0: FA Cup Fourth Round: It’s not just dour stalemates that have become an all-too regular feature of Sunderland’s Groundhog Day season.