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David Luiz insists he can take both praise and criticism in his stride

Luiz vows to lift Chelsea up the table

David Luiz has said that he will take both criticism and praise in his stride as he concentrates on just doing an "honest" day's work at the heart of the Chelsea defence.

Darren Ambrose, Crystal Palace, Nov 2011: No back-lift, did not look up, but still the midfielder fired home from 35 yards to send Palace through to the League Cup
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Darren Ambrose eager for more Carling Cup glory with Crystal Palace

Darren Ambrose is still buzzing from his wonder goal against Manchester United - but he would settle for a tap-in against semi-final opponents Cardiff if it fired Crystal Palace into the Carling Cup final.

Gretar Steinsson and Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan are powerless to prevent Paul Scholes sending United on their way to a 3-0 win - his first goal for United since August 2010Gretar Steinsson and Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan are powerless to prevent Paul Scholes sending United on their way to a 3-0 win – his first goal for United since August 2010

Scholes' magic moment lifts United

Manchester United 3 Bolton Wanderers 0: Ferguson calls doubters 'pathetic' as returning hero enhances his legendary status at Old Trafford

Andre Villas-Boas: Returned to the criticism he made of the media after Chelsea's win on Tuesday night

Chelsea deny Andre Villas-Boas had former star removed from in-house TV channel

Chelsea today denied Andre Villas-Boas had former star Tommy Langley removed from the club's in-house television channel for criticising the manager's treatment of Nicolas Anelka and Alex.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez savours a much-needed victory

Martinez answers the critics, Moses silences his coaches

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Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces due to a lack of a Clough or Revie

Sunderland's enthusiasm for either Martin O'Neill or Mark Hughes is hardly a surprise. Whoever emerges victorious from the hand-to-hand battle, if indeed it is one that they care to pursue after establishing the terms of engagement being offered by owner Ellis Short, is likely to create an immediate sense of well-being at the Stadium of Light.

Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces on radar due to lack of a Clough or Revie

Sunderland owner Ellis Short invested in a young Roy Keane who refused to take his calls when things got tricky

Andre Villas-Boas watches Chelsea slump against Liverpool in the Carling Cup

Rory Smith: Whispers of disapproval spell danger for rookie manager

Portuguese's sudden decision to gamble on new formation and his perseverance with aging squad raises questions

David Luiz cuts a desolate figure after gifting Javier Hernandez a goal at Old Trafford last season

Luiz lapses just a sideshow in Chelsea circus

Lucas leaps to defence of under-fire Brazilian but the fault lies with entire Chelsea back four

Alex Ferguson couldn't have won World Cup for England says Gary Neville

Gary Neville believes not even Sir Alex Ferguson would have helped England win last year's World Cup.

Sam Wallace: 'Golden generation' fell short of the highest standards – but England will miss them

Talking Football: In international football, where there is one trophy up for grabs every two years, there is always a good chance that the most gifted will come up short

England career a 'waste of time' says Gary Neville

Gary Neville has warned England have no chance of winning a major trophy for the next decade and admitted he sometimes considered his international career a "waste of time".

Ian Burrell: Awkward, nervous and a bad suit – but Neville makes promising debut

It was neither an assured debut nor a spectacular one – not by comparison with the stunning arrival in the Premier League of Sergio Aguero on the very same evening.

Diary: An unlikely proposal

With Pippa Middleton well and truly off the market, my Fleet Street colleagues are now working themselves into a lather about the possibility of Prince Harry dating a lingerie model: his not-unattractive eighth cousin Florence "Flee" Brudenell-Bruce, 25.

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Leah Devine is only the ninth female to have made the Young Magician of the Year final since the contest began more than 50 years
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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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Cricket World Cup 2015

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