Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
MANCHESTER CITY have re-arranged their abandoned FA Premiership home game against Ipswich Town for 5 February. The clubs were scheduled to play at Portman Road on that date in a match brought forward from 29 March. That game has now reverted to its original date. City were leading 2-0 against Ipswich on Monday when torrential rain caused the game to be halted after 39 minutes.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Udinese 0 Milan 0. Leading positions: 1 Milan (P 17, Pts 26); 2 Juventus (17-23); 3 Sampdoria (17-23).

ITALIAN CUP Quarter-finals first leg: Piacenza 2 (Ferazzoli 52, Piovani 58) Torino 2 (Annoni 21, Venturin 45); Sampdoria 1 (Lombardo 33) Internazionale 0.

SPANISH CUP Third round first leg: Badajoz 1 Real Zaragoza 0; Real Betis 3 Merida 1.

TRANSFERS: Steve Claridge, striker, Cambridge United to Birmingham City ( pounds 300,000); Steve McGavin, striker, Colchester United to Birmingham ( pounds 150,000); Liam Daish, defender, Cambridge to Birmingham (loan); Malcolm McPherson, striker, Yeovil Town to West Ham ( pounds 30,000, rising to pounds 200,000 depending on appearances).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Spanish Cup third round first leg: Tenerife 3 Valencia 1.

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