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Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

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Yaya Toure signs £45m contract to stay at Manchester City

Ivory Coast international has committed his future to the reigning Premier League champions

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His Chelsea side play in the Europa League tonight

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United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in their quarter-final replay

Rafael Benitez: The Spaniard is the ninth man in charge at Chelsea in the Abramovich era

Roman Abramovich empire is a match for Ferguson, says Rafael Benitez

Blues manager takes dig at Old Trafford counterpart before Monday's FA Cup replay

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Bill Bell: Car dealer who brought glory to Port Vale FC

With the wheeler-dealing manner of the used-car salesman he was in his "day job", and a habit of blowing clouds of cigar smoke, Bill Bell resembled an old-school football chairman from central casting.

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Marouane Fellaini's commitment to Everton cannot be questioned says Phil Jagielka

The midfielder was booed off during the Toffee's FA Cup exit

Roberto Mancini has received the backing of Manchester City’s low-profile chief executive, Ferran Soriano

Roberto Mancini is our 'champion', says Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano in rare public backing

Ferran Soriano breaks cover to praise under-pressure manager and dampen speculation on his exit

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Chelsea face fixture nightmare if they beat Steaua Bucharest

FA Cup replay with Manchester United is difficult to reschedule

Manchester City's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal and his third to complete his hat-trick

Manchester City 5 Barnsley 0 FA Cup match report: Carlos Tevez shrugs off jail threat to drive City to Wembley semi-final

Argentine scores hat-trick to set up possible Manchester derby at Wembley

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A look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup clash at Goodison Park

Leighton Baines is congratulated by his team-mates

Everton must win trophy 'to get remembered' says Leighton Baines

The Toffees take on Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea talks to goalkeeper Petr Cech

Petr Cech relishing chance to bounce back against Manchester United following Europa League defeat for Chelsea

The Blues travel to Old Trafford this weekend for an FA Cup quarter final with Manchester United

Wayne Rooney

Roberto Mancini plays down speculation Wayne Rooney could join Manchester City

The Manchester United striker's future has come under speculation

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

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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

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Make the most of British tomatoes

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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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