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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

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is presented as the new manager of Cardiff City

Newcastle v Cardiff City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes opportunity to kick-start campaign with victory in FA Cup

The former Manchester United striker is preparing for his first game in charge

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, pictured here at an earlier match, refused to comment on the decision

FA Cup: Sunderland v Carlisle match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at the Stadium of Light

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger celebrates with Lucas Leiva and Luis Suarez after scoring against Hull City

FA Cup: Liverpool v Oldham match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at Anfield

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton will resist transfer bids for their top players during the transfer window

FA Cup: Everton v QPR match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Goodison Park

Rickie Lambert scores Southampton's third against Cardiff City

FA Cup: Southampton v Burnley match preview

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round fixture at St Mary's

Paul Lambert says he still has confidence in his players despite a fourth straight defeat which saw them get booed off after the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace

FA Cup: Aston Villa v Sheffield United match preview

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round fixture at Villa Park

West Ham have won once in 11 games under Sam Allardyce

FA Cup: Nottingham Forest v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s clash at the City Ground

FA Cup: Stoke City v Leicester City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s clash at the Britannia Stadium

Tom Huddlestone said he would not cut his hair until he scored for Hull

FA Cup: Middlesbrough v Hull match preview

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round fixture at the Riverside Stadium

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is presented as the new manager of Cardiff City

FA Cup: Newcastle United v Cardiff City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup third round fixture at St James's Park

Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City

FA Cup: Arsenal v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s clash at the Emirates

Bacary Sagna has yet to sign a new contract and his present Arsenal deal expires at the end of the season

Frantic festive schedule leaves Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger with an injury crisis

Gunners host Cardiff without Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs

David Moyes declared he was indifferent about facing Everton – just bothered by the result

David Moyes suffers fourth Premier League defeat - but how did other Manchester United managers start?

Everton inflicted a painful defeat on United last night that saw the champions lose more ground in the title race

Clean strike: Ethan Ebanks-Landell volleys the winning goal for Wolves

Notts County 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 match report: County spirit gives latest manager hope

Wolves victory takes them top but Shaun Derry sees reasons for optimism with bottom team

Chris Hughton, Norwich's manager, will not be pleased to have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Luton

Capital One Cup: Norwich v Bury match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup second round fixture at Carrow Road

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