Everton's Idrissa Gueye fired Senegal into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by sealing a 1-0 win over 10-man Benin.
Senegal will draw on the spirit of the late Bruno Metsu, the maverick French coach who led them to the 2002 quarter-finals, when they face Poland today in their first World Cup match in 16 years.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a ‘world class’ Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.
Ryan Giggs has claimed Senegal’s Sadio Manu could have been sent off three times for the number of woeful challenges he made in last night’s 1-1 draw with Great Britain.
Five Premier League clubs have been named by Lord Stevens in his final report into top-flight transfers.
Blackburn 2 Portsmouth 1
Arsenal 4 Portsmouth 0
Harry Redknapp may have to wait until next season to bring son Jamie into the coaching set-up at Portsmouth.
Star striker Lomana LuaLua has told managerless Portsmouth they could have to do without him again for up to six games during the African Nations Cup next month.
Lomana Lualua faces a late fitness test on a shoulder injury but has been out of training all week with a flu virus and could miss Portsmouth’s match at Bolton.
Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin will keep Zambia striker Collins Mbesuma on ice for tomorrow’s Premiership opener at home to Tottenham but six of his seven summer signings look set to start.
Italian goalkeeper Emanuele Belardi is in line to join Portsmouth if they can offload Greek misfit Kostas Chalkias.
Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin finds his resources fully stretched for tomorrow’s final home Premiership game of the season against Bolton with Steve Stone (Achilles) and Aliou Cisse (ankle) joining his injury list.
Manager Alain Perrin handed record signing Diomansy Kamara the task of gaining Portsmouth the point they require to cement a place in the Zurich Premiership next season.
Lomana LuaLua, Patrik Berger and Andy Griffin will all miss the trip to Manchester City tomorrow as Portsmouth seek the point which would secure their place in the Premiership for a third season.
Fulham 3 Portsmouth 1
Portsmouth 2 Middlesbrough 1
Joe Cole and Wayne Bridge returned to Chelsea’s line-up as the Blues looked to extend their lead at the top of the table against Portsmouth.
Portsmouth midfielders Richard Hughes and Aliou Cisse are in line for rare starts with Lomana LuaLua and Amdy Faye suspended for the visit to runaway leaders Chelsea.
LEON OSMAN struck in injury-time to give Everton victory after they had dominated the final stages against Portsmouth at Goodison Park last night.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp will again call upon some of his reserves for the Carling Cup clash with Leeds United at Fratton Park tomorrow.
Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric believes signing Valery Mezague this week makes his squad the strongest it has ever been in the Premiership.
Portsmouth have signed Valery Mezague from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee.
Portsmouth 4 Fulham 3
MIDDLESBROUGH captain Gareth Southgate has committed himself to the Teessiders by signing a two-year contract extension which will almost certainly see him end his career at the Riverside.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger today admitted he is interested in West Ham midfielder Michael Carrick.
Portsmouth today pulled off the surprise signing of Birmingham midfielder Aliou Cisse for £300,000 (€451,000).
Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric has claimed Premiership champions Arsenal have attempted to hijack his club’s attempts to sign Michael Carrick.
Senegal midfielder Aliou Cisse has joined Barclays Premiership newcomers Crystal Palace on a year’s loan from Birmingham.
Senegal midfielder Aliou Cisse could be a Crystal Palace player by tomorrow.
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce has been given the go-ahead to bolster his squad this summer.
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has admitted the club are no longer interested in securing Rivaldo’s signature.
Bolton are on the verge of signing Birmingham’s Senegal midfielder Aliou Cisse.
Birmingham v Bolton 3pm
Birmingham will be without midfielder Robbie Savage for the home Barclaycard Premiership meeting with Southampton.
Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce is looking to bring in two or three permanent signings during the transfer window after being given the green light to strengthen his injury-ravaged squad by the club’s board of directors.
Birmingham City record signing David Dunn and striker Clinton Morrison are struggling to be fit for the Premiership clash at Everton tomorrow.
Leicester had skipper Matt Elliott and goalkeeper Ian Walker sent off - plus manager Micky Adams banished from the dug-out – as Steve Bruce’s side gained only their second Premiership win in the last 10 games.
Birmingham 0 Arsenal 3
Birmingham 0 Chelsea 0
Ruud van Nistelrooy was on the spot again to end Birmingham’s unbeaten record and dispel any remaining doubts that he has lost his nerve for taking penalties.
Birmingham were today punished for last season’s indiscipline today as they were handed a suspended £25,000 (€35,414) fine by the English Football Association.
BIRMINGHAM manager Steve Bruce has told Aliou Cisse that he could still have a future at the club despite placing him on the transfer list yesterday.
Liverpool know they must replace European achievement with Premiership points - and fast – as they prepare for tomorrow’s confrontation with relegation-haunted Birmingham City.
ALEX FERGUSON has admitted he is in the dark over Birmingham’s line-up for tonight’s Premiership encounter at St Andrews.
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger admitted his surprise at Christophe Dugarry’s move to Birmingham, describing it as a sign of the collapsing transfer market.
Birmingham City have revealed pre-tax losses of £6.4million over the season in which they were promoted to the Premiership.
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