Former England international has retired at the age of 34 after an injury-plagued career
Was this shock bigger than Wimbledon in 1988? Was it the biggest since Sunderland in 1973? These were the questions being asked here last night, but it was another FA Cup final that came to mind while watching Callum McManaman tear Manchester City apart.
A minute's silence will be held today in memory of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.
The former Fulham forward was not included in QPR's 25-man squad
Mick McCarthy’s appointment at Ipswich poses the most interesting prospect
Mick McCarthy is determined to fulfil the potential on offer at Ipswich but must first drag the club away from what he openly admits is a relegation battle.
Mick McCarthy is in pole position to become the new Ipswich manager, although an appointment is not expected today.
Ipswich Town last night quashed reports that manager Paul Jewell has quit the club. Whispers spread around Portman Road that Jewell had left following a last-minute defeat to Derby County. However, Ipswich denied that rumour and said he remains in charge for now.
Ipswich Town 5 (Chopra 3, Murphy, 44, Martin, pen 45, Emmanuel-Thomas 64, 90) West Ham United 1 (Collison 45)
As the January transfer window began to reach towards its frivolous, panic-buying climax this week, the gap between the top and bottom of the league systems hit home, as fans desperately scrambled to raise £50,000, the average weekly wage of a Premier League footballer, to save 128 years of history at Conference outfit Darlington FC, who were minutes from extension.
Birmingham City 2 Ipswich Town 1
Even admirers must quail at former star's withering weekend attack on Ferguson
Goalkeeper David Stockdale has signed a four-year contract extension with Fulham and joined npower Championship club Ipswich on a season-long loan.
Sunderland were well ahead of Liverpool in pursuit of the signature of Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham last night, with a bid of £9m, which could rise to £12.5m, already accepted and the 18-year-old expected on Wearside for a medical and talks today.
Despite defeat, finalists are a prime example of how smaller clubs can thrive against the odds
Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5