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Liam Craig’s penalty gave Hibernian their first league win over Hearts in eight games, the 2-1 victory ensuring their Edinburgh rivals remain on minus-two points.

Troubled Hearts reject takeover offer

Hearts have until December 3 pay a £450,000 tax bill

Alex McLeish: Walter Smith appointment great for Rangers

Alex McLeish has described Walter Smith's appointment to the board of Rangers as a “perfect fit”.

New broom: Blackpool’s new manager Michael Appleton calls for a clear-out

Round-up: Supporters protest against Sordell following his claim of discrimination

Millwall fans displayed a banner with the words “Sordell is a c***” during yesterday's 2-1 victory over Derby in the Championship after a 13-year-old was excluded by the club for verbally abusing Marvin Sordell.

Buoyant mood: Fraser Forster (right) and Kelvin Wilson relish victory over Barça

Brilliance of Celtic only masks a wider malaise in Scotland

Remarkable victory over Barcelona will increase calls for a breakaway league as SPL descends into financial meltdown

Victor Wanyama is mobbed by his Celtic team-mates

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama set to top January transfer wish lists

Since he was plucked from obscurity by Celtic in 2011, Victor Wanyama has wasted no time in cementing his position near the top of many a manager's wish list. The young Kenyan has yet to fully establish himself as a household name, but last night's heroics at Celtic Park won't have done his chances any harm.

Joe Jordan (left) and Harry Redknapp guided Spurs to fourth

Former Tottenham coach Joe Jordan flattered by Scotland link

Former striker Joe Jordan is pleased to be mentioned as a possible Scotland manager as the search for Craig Levein's successor begins.

Shamed: Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles, and now an effigy of his likeness will be burned on Guy Fawkes' night

Lance Armstrong effigy to be burnt on Bonfire Night in Kent

His cycling career has already gone up in smoke and on Bonfire Night an effigy of Lance Armstrong will do just the same.

Dean Shiels celebrates scoring the opening goal in Rangers’ first win on the road

Hearts warn of 'dramatic' cuts if club's share issue fails

Rangers may have finally secured a first away win in the Irn-Bru Third Division yesterday but the financial crisis in Scottish football has started to spread.

<b>October 9 - Owen Coyle (Bolton) </b><br/>
Having taken over at the Reebok in January 2010, Owen Coyle would see Bolton relegated the following season in a campaign which will be remembered for the heart-attack suffered by midfielder Fabrice Muamba. Bolton targeted an immediate return to the Premier League but with the club in 18th position after 10 games, the former Burnley boss was shown the door.

Fabrice Muamba urges Bolton to make right managerial appointment

Fabrice Muamba believes a strong managerial appointment will help his former Bolton team-mates return to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking.

<b>Fab recovery</b><br/>
But the most astonishing story will always remain the fact that Fabrice Muamba ‘died’ for 78 minutes – and lived to tell the tale.

Fabrice Muamba admits watching football is difficult following retirement

Fabrice Muamba admits watching football is a frustrating experience after he was forced to retire from the game.

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina

Brendan Rodgers backs Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina despite indifferent start to season

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given goalkeeper Jose Reina his full backing after the Spain international's indifferent start to the season.

Georgios Samaras runs at the Hearts defence during Celtic’s 1-0 victory

Georgios Samaras grabs winner again to send Celtic back to summit

Celtic 1 Heart of Midlothian 0

<b>Long, long shot</b><br/>
Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has been linked with a move across Stanley Park to Everton, after not seeming to feature in Brendan Rodgers' plans for the season. The Scotsman has failed to make a great impact following his move from Blackpool last summer, and has yet to feature in either of the clubs opening two Premier League fixtures, which has intensified rumours that he could on his way out before the transfer window shuts.

Stoke complete £4m deal for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam

Stoke have completed the signing of midfielder Charlie Adam from Liverpool on a four-year contract.

<b>Long, long shot</b><br/>
With Fulham being linked with midfielder Mark Noble, who has just a year to run on his contract, there are suggestions a part exchange deal could be arranged involving <b>Clint Dempsey</b> moving to the East End. Unlikely but not totally beyond the realms of possibility.

Brendan Rodgers refuses to comment on Clint Dempsey as Liverpool switch focus to transfer deadline day

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers switched his focus to the final day of summer transfer activity after watching his side scrape into the Europa League group stages.

<b>Long, long shot </b><br/>
Interestingly enough, there have been quiet mutters that <b>Stewart Downing </b>could return to Villa Park after just a season at Anfield, most likely as a loan move. After forming a superb understanding with Bent in the second-half of the 2010/2011 season, he could provide Villa with some much-needed width. Whether fans would welcome him back after his £18m move last summer remains to be seen.

Stewart Downing willing to play at left-back for Liverpool

Stewart Downing is happy at Liverpool and willing to fight for a place in the team at left-back.

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