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The striker was released by the club at the end of last season but returned in October
After years of decline, Leicester, Forest and Derby have eyes on the Premier League
New Eagles manager Tony Pulis is aware that improvements will be vital to the club staving off relegation
The Arsenal winger reminded us that footballers aren't always trained PR stooges; Twitter reminded us of the dangers of footballers exhibiting personality
French giants plan raid on Blackpool ace Tom Ince as his contract runs down
Two goals from Danny Ings lifted Burnley back up the table into second place with a 3-2 win at home to Huddersfield. The striker has now scored 19 goals in all competitions. Full-back Kieran Trippier sealed victory 11 minutes from time as Martin Paterson scored twice for the Terriers on his first return to Turf Moor since leaving Burnley in the summer. Leicester City stay top of the league after a 3-1 win at Millwall.
I love Christmas but don’t worry, I’m not going to proselytise about it. I won’t pretend it’s any more than an excuse for gluttony and for corporations to sell people tat they don’t need. I go into the festive period with my eyes open, thanks very much, and I’m more fascinated than I am fanatical. But I do love it.
Celtic bounced back from their Champions’ League hammering by Barcelona with a 1-0 home win against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.
The defeat to the West Country side was just Blackpool's third of the season
Leicester City saw their three-point lead in the Championship evaporate as they were beaten by managerless Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough while Queen's Park Rangers won 3-0 over Bournemouth. On a dramatic evening the bottom three clubs – Wednesday, Barnsley and Yeovil – all won, two of them having sacked their managers at the weekend.
Elsewhere there were wins for Blackpool and Yeovil while Barnsley's 3-0 defeat to Birmingham sees David Flitcroft sacked
A look at some of the more eye opening recent rumours from around the web
The former England midfielder threw a bottle which struck a supporter
Spurs believe they can secure the England Under-21 international for around £4m
In the 1953 Cup final the man he was marking, Stan Mortensen, played one of his best games
Not even Joey Barton's rainbow bootlaces could brighten up this bore draw, although Queen's Park Rangers will take some comfort from moving top of the Championship table.