Sport Djamel Abdoun of Nottingham Forest, centre, takes on Paul Gallagher, left, and David Buchanan of Preston North End

Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

ROY KEANE - Handed a five-week ban and a £150,000 fine in October 2002 for comments made about Alfie Haaland in his controversial autobiography - Keane: The Autobiography.

The longest bans in English football

Luis Suarez has been banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 by the Football Association for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Jordan Ibe is already the subject of an offer from Fulham

Liverpool win race for Wycombe's teen star Ibe

Liverpool have beaten a string of other Premier League clubs for the signature of 16-year-old Wycombe striker Jordon Ibe.

Jordan Rhodes: The striker's goalscoring exploits will attract attention in January

Glenn Moore: All Rhodes lead to Huddersfield for the January sales

The Football League Column: Rhodes' goalscoring exploits will attract attention in January

Championship round-up: Two off in red mist at Brighton

Brighton spurned the chance to break into the Championship's top six in spectacular fashion when two players were sent off early on against Burnley at the Amex Stadium by referee Craig Pawson. Romain Vincelot saw red after six minutes when he punched Marvin Bartley in the ribs, and six minutes later Ashley Barnes was dismissed for lashing out at Chris McCann. Brighton's nine men held out for 20 minutes until a short corner saw Kieran Trippier score from the edge of the area. The Clarets won 1-0.

Brighton hit with FA fine

Brighton have been hit with a £15,000 fine from the Football Association for failing to control their players in the npower Championship match against Southampton at St Mary's last month.

Rio Ferdinand was involved in a heated exchange with Mario Balotelli when United were dumped out at the semi-final stage last season

Rio Ferdinand relishing FA Cup clash with Manchester City

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is excited by the FA Cup draw which has paired the Barclays Premier League champions with neighbours Manchester City.

Matt Tubbs, right, scored a hat-trick in the League Two pacemakers' 5-0 romp

FA Cup round-up: Tolley on target as Red Dragons' fire proves too much for Bees

Blue Square Conference leaders Wrexham led the giantkilling in yesterday's FA Cup Second Round, Jamie Tolley's goal just after the half-hour enough to beat League One Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park and earn the Red Dragons a place in this afternoon's Third Round draw, with its tantalising potential for a tie at Old Trafford, Anfield or the Emirates.

Sutton's Tony Taggart (left) and Kevin Scriven have FA Cup form

Meet the giant-killers with a bit of previous

This non-league duo will not be in awe when Sutton face Notts County, says Glenn Moore

Johnny Williams: Footballer and Plymouth Argyle stalwart of the 1950s and '60s

Johnny Williams cut a majestic figure as he bestrode the Plymouth Argyle midfield for 11 seasons from the middle 1950s, surging forward with a dignity and style which called to mind some Atlantic-bound ship in full sail departing the city's historic harbour.

Lee Clark saw his team finally beaten last night

Huddersfield finally beaten after 11 months

Huddersfield tasted league defeat for the first time in 11 months as their record unbeaten run came to an end in game 44.

FA Cup round-up: Stourbridge pour on the pain for Argyle

Stourbridge heaped more misery on impoverished Plymouth Argyle last night, embarrassing the south coast side 2-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay to reach the second round for the first time in their history.

Championship betting preview: Seagulls to soar at St Mary's

Gus Poyet celebrates his second anniversary in charge of Brighton this weekend, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a repeat of how it all began? Take a chance on the Seagulls to beat Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday.

Paul Newman: Charlton reap rich reward for bringing back old boy Powell

The Football League Column: Powell had established a reputation as one of the game's most articulate figures

Footballer stable after club attack

A footballer seriously injured following an assault outside a nightclub is in a stable condition in hospital.

Southampton defender Dan Seaborne assaulted outside nightclub

Two men have been arrested after Southampton defender Dan Seaborne was seriously injured in an assault outside a nightclub.

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