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The Sport Matrix: Friday 18 October 2013

FA reveals Ince’s verbal assault

Evidence from a Football Association hearing released yesterday has revealed that the Blackpool manager, Paul Ince, was handed a five-match stadium ban after shouting, “I’ll knock you f***ing out, you c**t” and violently shoving the fourth official. MORE

England miss 2014 World Cup seeding

England have just missed out on a place among the top seeds for next summer’s World Cup despite making a leap in the latest Fifa rankings. England have risen seven places to 10th, but it is not enough to  make pot one for the draw. MORE

Arsenal women complete 18-2 rout

Arsenal thrashed Kazakhstan side CSHVSM-Kairat 11-1 in the second-leg of their round-of-32 Champions League tie last night to complete an 18-2 aggregate rout. Striker Danielle Carter scored four goals and midfielder Kim Little hit a hat-trick, which featured two penalties.

Pakistan win gives England No 1 hope

Pakistan ended South Africa’s 15-match unbeaten run with a seven-wicket victory in the first Test, handing England hope of overhauling them at the top of the world  rankings. South Africa still have a healthy lead over England and India, who are level in second place in the rankings. MORE

Moore ready for Estimate’s return

Jockey Ryan Moore is preparing himself for Estimate’s belated racecourse comeback at Ascot tomorrow. The Queen’s filly won the Gold Cup in June and Moore said yesterday: “I think the best thing was that it gave the Queen a great thrill. She loves her  racing.” MORE

Goode kicks Wasps to victory

Andy Goode helped London Wasps defeat French club Bayonne 26-10 in their Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Four game at Adams Park last night. Goode recorded 16 points – converting tries from Ed Jackson and Joshua Bassett and kicking four penalties – to help Wasps prevail.

Farrell must wait to watch Tomkins

England’s backs coach, Andy Farrell, will watch Saracens’ game against Toulouse at Wembley tonight to look at players ahead of the opening autumn Test against Australia. But centre contender Joel Tomkins is on the bench, with American Chris Wyles to start. MORE

United to consider return of standing at Old Trafford

Manchester United have agreed to investigate the viability of introducing a safe-standing area at Old Trafford – a move which could potentially deliver major impetus to the campaign for an alternative to seats for fans in the Premier League.

United have always opposed the introduction of safe standing on the grounds that their stadium is not equipped for it and legislation would be needed to make it possible.

But it is understood that the club’s new chief executive, Ed Woodward, expressed a willingness to explore the idea when supporters’ representatives put it to him at a recent fans’ forum. With Woodward’s experience of standing at Chelmsford City being a contributing factor, the club have now agreed to look at the logistics of altering the Old Trafford infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of fans that a safe-standing area might bring.

The campaign for safe seating, which has gradually been gathering pace, is in need of the backing of one of Britain’s more high-profile clubs. United’s willingness to consider the idea is a significant landmark, if not a direct expression of support. MORE

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