Sport Juventus’ Stephan Lichtsteiner tussles with Gary Hooper

Lennon was angry with Spanish official who controversially chose to ignore the endless series of shirt-pulling and grappling

Glenn Moore: Quick cure needed for passing ills of a nation

Crouch's arrival with those telescopic legs made some loose passes look good ones

The title Race: And then there were two...

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Bougherra to Barça link denied

Walter Smith hopes player continues to perform despite speculation over move

Football in Brief: Fuller arrested after incident in nightclub

The Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller has been arrested after an incident at a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Kanu's return gives Grant a timely boost for United trip

Though his club's affairs continued to appear as clear as the mudflats off Hayling Island, Avram Grant yesterday attempted to focus Portsmouth's squad on this afternoon's daunting fixture at Old Trafford.

Terry ready to resign captaincy

Defender considers handing back England armband to take sting out of revelations over private life

Robin Scott-Elliot: Waiting for Garth – a masterpiece of profound futility

View From The Sofa: Africa Cup of Nations BBC3/Australian Open BBC1

Grant mulls position as Kaboul quits

Manager's future in doubt after being left in dark over defender's return to Spurs

Desperate West Ham hope Mido can solve striker problem

West Ham United are attempting to sign Egyptian striker Mido, having missed out on Ruud van Nistelrooy and Eidur Gudjohnsen. The courting of Mido, who was dropped by Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations, demonstrates how desperate West Ham have become with only three days left until the transfer window closes.

Egypt take revenge on old foes

Algeria 0 Egypt 4

Gyan crowns Ghana's advance

Ghana 1 Nigeria 0

Laws shores up defences in Burnley's drop battle

The Burnley manager Brian Laws has reacted swiftly to Tuesday's defeat by Bolton which plunged the club into the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.

Mourinho warns Inter against cup complacency

The Internazionale coach, Jose Mourinho, insists he will not be taking Juventus lightly tonight despite the Turin outfit's dismal form of late. The Nerazzurri host Juve at the San Siro with a place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia up for grabs.

Drogba returns – but Ancelotti warns 'we did fine without him'

Didier Drogba arrives back at Chelsea today from Africa Cup of Nations duty to a team that has scored 14 goals in three victories since he left. Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, marked the occasion by saying he doubted that Manchester United would cope so well without their own striking talisman, Wayne Rooney.

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