Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Premier League: Sunderland v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Former midfielder Lee Hendrie sees bright future for Aston Villa

Experienced players need to be added to squad says Hendrie

Christian Benteke has scored 10 league goals this season

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert lavishes praise on striker Christian Benteke

The striker joined from Genk for £8m in the summer

Champions League: Manchester United v Real Madrid past meetings

History of fascinating encounters between the two European heavyweights

Javier Hernandez replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United's super-sub

With his stunning performance at Aston Villa on Saturday, Javier Hernandez entered football folklore as one of the game's great substitutes.

Gabriel Agbonlahor

Premier League: Aston Villa v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Villa Park.

Van Persie celebrates his brace against CFR Cluj

Is Robin van Persie Manchester United's greatest ever signing?

Robin van Persie scored twice last night to continue the remarkable start to his Manchester United career.

Real Madrid's Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin is an Arsenal target

Ferguson is fooling himself about his new strike force Van Persie, says Wenger

Arsène Wenger last night accused Sir Alex Ferguson of over-confidence in comparing his crop of strikers to that which won the treble in 1999 – but the Arsenal manager admits he has taken a "massive gamble" in selling Robin Van Persie to Manchester United.

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck welcomes arrival of Robin van Persie at Manchester United

Danny Welbeck cannot wait to welcome Robin van Persie into the Manchester United fold.

Katie Price to marry for third time

The model and celebrity Katie Price is set to walk down the aisle for a third time.

Reaction to Paul Scholes retirement

Wayne Rooney has lauded Paul Scholes as the best player he has ever played with.

Peter Bills: Appointing Clive Woodward is a step backwards

I always thought the RFU would appoint Clive Woodward to become their new elite performance director.

Liverpool spare Hodgson media glare as Anfield drama plays out

Under-pressure manager looks for lift from Cup visit to old rivals Manchester United

Alex Ferguson turns attention to Liverpool FA Cup tie

Sir Alex Ferguson will take nothing for granted ahead of Manchester United's blockbuster FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Sunday.

Peter Andre rushed to hospital

Singer and reality television regular Peter Andre was taken to hospital today "in excruciating pain", a spokeswoman for the star said.

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The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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The killer instinct

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