Bellamy to play his own game

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Craig Bellamy completed his £6.5m move to Coventry City from Norwich City yesterday, but urged fans not to compare him to Robbie Keane.

Craig Bellamy completed his £6.5m move to Coventry City from Norwich City yesterday, but urged fans not to compare him to Robbie Keane.

The Sky Blues' chairman Bryan Richardson has highlighted the similarities between the two, but the Wales striker feels he is his own man. "I don't care about Robbie Keane, I am my own player with very clear ambitions about what I want to achieve in football," he said.

Harry Kewell has signed a four-year contract that makes him Leeds' highest-paid player. The Australian striker, currently injured, will earn £25,000 a week.

Sheffield Wednesday yesterday became the first club to be punished under a new ruling after six of their players were disciplined in their opening game of the season.

The club were fined £5,000 after their goalkeeper Kevin Pressman was sent off after 13 seconds against Wolves on Sunday and five other players were booked. The new rule allows for automatic fines for teams picking up a minimum of six cards in a single match. Wednesday finished second behind Manchester United in last season's Premiership fair play table.

Gianluca Vialli has warned his players that he will come down hard on them if they publicly undermine team spirit.

The Chelsea manager is understood to have spoken frankly with Frank Leboeuf at Chelsea's training ground yesterday after the French international had criticised Vialli's managerial style.

Vialli, who did not give the Frenchman his backing, nor blame the media for misinterpreting Leboeuf's comments, said: "I think I get on very well with the players ... We are all working for the same cause, the country, which is the club. It happens that I'm the guy in charge and I make the decisions. If you make mistakes, I've got to punish you or fine you."

Chelsea look as though they will miss out on Boudewijn Zenden. The Dutch international winger is likely stay at Barcelona or move to Lazio.

Ken Monkou has been fined two weeks' wages by his club Huddersfield, suspended for 14 days and transfer-listed for a "serious breach of club discipline". The 35-year-old failed to show up for a private friendly against Burnley arranged to assist the defender's recovery from a hamstring injury.

The Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been named in the Wales Under-21 squad to play Belarus in Borisov next month. He has been part of the German club's youth set-up for several years and qualifies for the Welsh because of family connections in north Wales.

ONdigital announced yesterday that its pay TV service will be made available to all pubs, clubs and hotels this season, meaning that all 157 Champions' League games can be shown on demand.

Pablo Aimar rescued his country with an equaliser which salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina at home to Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Paraguay, who outplayed the home side for the first hour, took the lead through Roberto Acuña.

It was the second World Cup upset this week, following Chile's 3-0 win over Brazil in Santiago on Tuesday.

Ecuador beat Bolivia 2-0 in Quito, having paid their cash-strapped opponents' expenses, with two goals from Agustin Delgado, while Peru overcame the outsiders Venezuela 1-0 with a Roberto Palacios goal in Lima.

The results have thrown the South American qualifying race wide open, with just four points separating second-placed Colombia and eighth-placed Peru. Only Bolivia and Venezuela seem out of contention.