United rise on renewed team spirit

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3

Moyes concerned by lack of Everton signings

David Moyes is concerned by his failure to significantly add to his Everton squad ahead of the 2009/10 campaign.

Fletcher's torment shared by Scholes

Veteran relives agony of being suspended for United's triumph in the final 10 years ago

Newcastle confirm Mbia bid

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has confirmed the club have lodged a £5m bid for Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia.

Mascherano holding all the aces

With a mere five goals in the past six encounters, Liverpool against Blackburn has become one of the grimmest fixtures in the Premier League. For Rovers, and all neutral TV viewers hoping to avoid a repeat of the goalless game in November, the best news ahead of this afternoon's return match is that Javier Mascherano, Argentina's Makelele, will be absent.

Colin Kazim-Richards: 'It's incredible, like being a movie star. It's so intense'

Colin Kazim-Richards is enjoying life in Turkey but still wants to play in the Premier League, writes Glenn Moore

Besiktas 1 Bolton Wanderers 1

Borgetti on target to make point for Bolton

Johnson pays big price for learning the game

Uefa Under-21 Championship

Football: Euro 2000: Irish campaign comes to bitter end in Turkey

Turkey 0 Republic of Ireland 0 1-1 on aggregate: Turkey win on away goals: Another play-off ends in disappointment for McCarthy's men who cannot halt opponents' progress despite a valiant defensive effort

Football: Around the world - Spain: Toshack on the brink at the Bernabeu

THE FALL-OUT from Real Madrid's 3-1 defeat at home to their city rivals, Atletico, continued to spread yesterday as the Spanish sports press took the departure of Real's coach, John Toshack, as a foregone conclusion.

Football: Chelsea plan to overcome Olsen obstacle

HISTORY IS on Chelsea's side, but it may be an unreliable ally in tonight's European Cup- Winners' Cup quarter-final first leg at home to Valerenga. Although the Oslo club's record in European competition is wretched, they have been revitalised since the arrival six months ago of Graham Taylor's nemesis, the former Norway coach Egil Olsen.
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