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Ferguson apologises for United's low level of reserves

Manchester United 1 Crystal Palace 2 (aet)

Lucas' fine season may be over after he was injured on Tuesday

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Liverpool fear Lucas Leiva will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Brazilian midfielder, one of his club's best performers this year, was carried off on a stretcher during the 2-0 Carling Cup win at Chelsea on Tuesday night.

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Steve Kean has come under fire from Blackburn fans

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Blackburn Rovers "forfeited" their League Cup match against Cardiff City on Tuesday to concentrate on turning around their Premier League fortunes, the club's under-fire manager Steve Kean said.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shone particularly brightly for Arsenal

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Nasri was given a rough ride by Arsenal fans

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The pressure is mounting on Villas-Boas

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Andre Villas-Boas believes that the mounting anxiety at Stamford Bridge is inhibiting his attempts to rectify his side's abject home form, with the Chelsea manager acutely aware of the need for his team's performances to improve sharply if their season is not to fall apart before Christmas.

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Chelsea's callow surrender piles yet more pressure on Villas-Boas

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Sergio Aguero (right) who scored Manchester City's winner, takes on Emmanuel Frimpong

Frimpong's clash with Nasri just 'handbags'

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 1

Kenny Miller slips the ball past Mark Bunn to give Cardiff the lead

Cardiff cruise as Kiss touch seals emotional night

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva insists the lure of a Wembley final is all the motivation required as they head to Chelsea for a Carling Cup quarter-final tonight.

Arsène Wenger takes training ahead of tonight's vital match with Borussia Dortmund

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Arsene Wenger has warned Manchester City their biggest tests are yet to come as Arsenal look to knock the Barclays Premier League leaders out of the Carling Cup tonight.

The Welsh football manager Gary Speed, who was found dead on Sunday

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