Sport Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of Arsenal's clash with Burnley

Kieran Gibbs is also a doubt for the visit of the Clarets meaning Arsenal could be left with just three fit defenders

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol backs Arsenal to clinch top-four finish

The Gunners visit Fulham at the weekend

Thomson takes on Manchester United’s George Best in 1967

Harry Thomson: Flamboyant goalkeeper known in Burnley as ‘God in a Green Jersey’

After his Naples supershow he was spat on by an opponent and threatened by furious fans

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers farce deepens as Shebby Singh sacks Michael Appleton by letter amid power struggle

Dismissal came after power struggle swung back to Rovers' 'global adviser'

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales' winner

Wales expect Tottenham winger Gareth Bale to be fit for Scotland clash

The sides meet at Hampden Park on Friday

David Dunn: The midfielder’s equaliser for Blackburn came five minutes into stoppage time

Blackburn Rovers 1 Burnley 1: Michael Appleton rubs it in after Blackburn's late leveller

David Dunn did his hopes of a new contract with Blackburn Rovers no harm at all by firing a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time yesterday to secure a point against bitter rivals Burnley. The Clarets appeared to be on course for a first east Lancashire derby triumph in 34 years after Jason Shackell had given them a deserved first-half lead and Sean Dyche's men were rarely troubled, despite Ben Mee's 65th-minute red card.

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 match report: Saints rip up the form book to cruise past Rodgers' rising Liverpool

This was a result and a match that defied form and logic, but then Southampton under Mauricio Pochettino seem to have made that something of a speciality. Since he replaced Nigel Adkins in January, Saints have lost to Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle and failed to beat Norwich and Wigan – but put a team with European ambitions in front of them and they are a different proposition.

The Millwall captain, Danny Shittu, celebrates his winning goal

Blackburn Rovers 0 Millwall 1 match report: Michael Appleton faces reality check as Danny Shittu seals Wembley date

Time for Millwall to dust off their favourite banner again. It carries the words, legendary to their fans, which gave them a piece of television history in Only Fools and Horses. “Your dad always said that one day Del Boy would reach the top,” Grandad declares. “Then again, he always said Millwall would win the Cup.”

Steve Bruce almost turned his back on management but remains 'a football man' at heart

Burnley 0 Hull City 1 match report: Stephen Quinn fires Hull second after Steve Bruce shake-up

Stephen Quinn conjured his first goal in five months to send Hull into second place above Watford with this win last night, but Steve Bruce's inspired double substitution played a huge part.

Championship round-up: Lethal Gedo gives Tigers extra bite

Two goals from Egypt internationals Gedo and Ahmed Elmohamady helped Hull City to consolidate second place in the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Gareth Bale opens the scoring in Swansea
Crystal Palace are deeply divided over whether to sell Wilfried Zaha this month

£15m deal for Wilfried Zaha likely to see Nani depart Manchester United

Manchester United have struck a deal with Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha

Parkinson's progress will inevitably make him a candidate for jobs higher up the leagues

Bradford hero Phil Parkinson's paltry pay packet

Bantams manager is in demand but on meagre wages compared with peers in higher divisions

Showell played his stalwart part in the FA Cup triumph of 1960

George Showell: Wolves stalwart of the 1950s and '60s

Stan Cullis, the martinet manager who moulded Wolverhampton Wanderers into one of the dominant football forces in the land during the decade and a half after the war, demanded of his defenders that they be stout of heart, muscular of body and hard of head – requirements that George Showell fulfilled to the letter.

Demba Ba

Demba Ba signing could see Chelsea challenge for title says Nigel Adkins

Southampton play Chelsea in the Premier League tonight

Steve Cotterill

Steve Cotterill joins backroom staff at QPR

Former Nottingham Forest manager agrees short term deal

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes