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.

Hot Tubbs thumps Torquay

Torquay 0 Crawley Town 1: Non-League Crawley miss two penalties but still triumph in fiery contest of two red cards

Moore's late double leaves Dons merry

Two goals from Sammy Moore cruelly denied impoverished Ebbsfleet United £90,000 for reaching the second round of the FA Cup as AFC Wimbledon won 3-2 after extra time in their replay at Stonebridge Road last night.

Embattled Wednesday earn stay of execution

The Sheffield Wednesday chief executive, Nick Parker, has called for potential buyers of the club to step forward after the Owls avoided a winding-up order by being granted a 28-day adjournment at the High Court yesterday.

Morrison at the double as Cup win upsets Irvine's neighbours

FA Cup first round: Southport 2 Sheffield Wednesday 5

Spireites on steep rise to the top

Chesterfield have a lovely new ground, a talented manager and an entertaining team, so life is sweet for Sheri

Malcolm Allison

Lack of space perhaps prevented Ivan Ponting's typically admirable tribute to Malcolm Allison (16 October) mentioning his brief sojourn as manager at then non-League Yeovil Town in 1981, writes KG Banks.

Adkins' style suits Lallana and revives Southampton

Southampton 2 Tranmere Rovers 0

Saintly Lambert strikes again

Southampton 2 Tranmere Rovers 0

Sinclair hat-trick too hot for Posh

Peterborough United 1 Swansea City 3

Sinclair hat-trick sees off Posh

Peterborough United 1 Swansea City 3

Sheffield Wednesday escape administration

The Co-operative Bank came to the rescue of Sheffield Wednesday in the High Court today by settling the football club's debts with the taxman.

MacDonald gives Scott hope of good night's kip

Brentford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Jones makes it a bad day at the office for Wilkins

Southampton 0 Rochdale 1

Abbott delighted to escape with point

Carlisle United 0 Swindon Town 0

Pardew sacked by Southampton despite 4-0 win

Southampton have sacked their manager, Alan Pardew, just two days after the team's 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers. The League One side yesterday issued a statement claiming "it is essential to make changes to the first-team management and coaching".

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