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Many will focus on Marcus Bettinelli's howler - but they should watch how his teammates responded to the mistake

Gus Poyet said that he deserved more respect
Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed former Barcelona coach Oscar Garcia as their new manager

Oscar Garcia brings Barcelona to Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion have asserted their commitment to possession football with the appointment tonight of former Barcelona coach Oscar Garcia as their new manager.

Brighton deny Gus Poyet's claim he was informed of sacking while working live on air for the BBC

The Uruguyan claimed it was the first he had heard of it when an announcement was published on Brighton's official website

Gus Poyet’s future is unclear after he was suspended by Brighton

Brighton manager Gus Poyet misses disciplinary hearing

Poyet was suspended from the club last month

Former Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle emerges as the number one choice to replace Roberto Martinez at Wigan

The former Bolton manager has been out of work since last year

Reading manager Nigel Adkins

Former England left-back Wayne Bridge completes move to Reading

The 32-year-old had been released by Manchester City

Gus Poyet has been linked with the role

Wigan hopeful of replacing Roberto Martinez by end of next week

Dave Whelan claims to have received 30 applications already

Phil Neville has been linked with the Everton job and working with David Moyes at United

Phil Neville in frame for role at Stoke City

Tony Pulis and club come to mutual agreement to go separate ways after just three wins this year

The Sport Matrix: Friday 17 May 2013

Hodgson and Bernstein laud ‘iconic’ Beckham

Championship play-offs: Tomasz Kuszczak poised to save best for last as Brighton take on Crystal Palace

In nearly five years at Old Trafford, Tomasz Kuszczak never played in a Manchester derby. Yet, after his performance in the 0-0 play-off semi-final first leg ensured Brighton go into tonight’s second leg at home to Crystal Palace as slight favourites to book a match with Watford on 27 May, the keeper is relishing another of English football’s fierce rivalries.

Championship Play-off: Ian Holloway fears cruciate knee damage for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray

Crystal Palace’s 30-goal striker Glenn Murray has been ruled out of Monday’s play-off second leg with Brighton after twisting his knee on Friday night.

David Nugent scores the goal that separates the two teams

Leicester City 1 Watford 0 match report: David Nugent breaks barren spell to give Foxes Championship play-off advantage

Watford looked set for automatic promotion when they impressively triumphed here a fortnight ago but, after this defeat, even a belated elevation via Wembley now seems a distant dream.

Brian McDermott confirmed as new Leeds United manager

Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Everton are still without Steven Pienaar as they face his old club, Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott among contenders for Leeds United

Neil Warnock left the club last night

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Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
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UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
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Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
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Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
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Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

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Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

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Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

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What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

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Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most