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Belgium striker had been missing from Villa's starting lineup for the last two games of Paul Lambert's doomed reign

Rory Delap is on loan from Stoke City

Rory Delap set for final throw at big time against Manchester City in the FA Cup

Barnsley veteran faces City in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie and, he tells Simon Hart, he aims to show he is no one-trick pony

Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele

Barnsley's Luke Steele dreams of another ‘invincible’ FA Cup display - this time against Manchester City

The sides meet at the Etihad with a place at Wembley at stake

Phil Jagielka

Phil Jagielka to have ankle surgery

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is to have surgery on a badly gashed ankle, manager David Moyes has confirmed.

Vincent Kompany is back to his imposing best for City

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany remains a doubt ahead of Aston Villa match

The Belgium defender has missed five games since suffering a calf injury

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez

Chelsea insist 'it's business as usual' following Rafael Benitez rant

Speculation has been mounting that Benitez will be sacked this week

Dennis Bergkamp during his time with Arsenal

Dennis Bergkamp statue planned at Emirates

Arsenal will unveil a statue of Dennis Bergkamp outside the Emirates Stadium before the start of next season. It will depict the Dutch striker in mid-air in a game against Newcastle in 2003.

Oldham celebrate their FA Cup victory over Liverpool

FA Cup: Everton v Oldham Athletic match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s FA Cup fixture at Goodison Park

BT Sport viewers will now be able to watch FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, Europa League and German Bundesliga games

BT continues to challenge BSkyB for sports rights
by acquiring ESPN channels

BT Sport viewers will be able to watch FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, Europa League and German Bundesliga games

Norwich’s Kei Kamara had an immediate impact from the bench on Saturday

Roberto Mancini loses cool over speculation about his future

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini swore in front of reporters and TV cameras as he was asked to comment on the latest speculation concerning his future.

Roberto Mancini could suffer same fate as Sven Goran Eriksson

Manchester City fighting to save title against Chelsea

Manchester City return to their faltering title chase this weekend knowing Manchester United and Chelsea could combine to further damage their fading hopes.

Ferguson on Nani: 'without doubt one of the best match-winners in the whole of Europe'

Nani can still have a future at Manchester United, says Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed for the first time the struggle he has encountered in persuading Nani to stay at Old Trafford, admitting that he has not been able to provide the guaranteed first-team football the player is demanding.

Wayne Rooney pictured training for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney joins Phil Jones among Manchester United concerns

England striker to miss weekend clash against QPR

Manchester United player Nani celebrates his goal against Reading in the FA Cup
Alex Ferguson watches over Manchester United training

Alex Ferguson 'expects' a treble push from Manchester United

United play Reading in the FA Cup tonight, whilst being firm favourites for the Premier League with hopes of Champions League progression

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Former helicopter pilot Major Tim Peake will become the first UK astronaut in space for over 20 years
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
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UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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