Aston Villa 2 Ipswich Town 1: Weimann sends Villa through after England man emerges from shadows to show his sharpness
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.
Ed Miliband was spotted at a football match this weekend just three hours after he was due to give a speech that he cancelled due to illness.
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
Mancini's faith in his difficult but talented striker will be on show at Wembley today, writes Tim Rich
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
Arsenal's change of heart towards the Carling Cup this season means tonight's semi-final second leg with Ipswich Town at the Emirates is of far greater significance than might otherwise be the case.
From the statue of Sir Alf Ramsey on one corner, past the Sir Bobby Robson Stand to the photographs in reception of Robson's teams with the FA Cup and Uefa Cup, Ipswich Town are a club happy to celebrate their past.
Aaron Ramsey could start his first Arsenal match in 11 months tonight in the FA Cup at Elland Road. Ramsey has only played for Nottingham Forest on loan since breaking his leg at Stoke City last season, but he is back at Arsenal and in line to face Leeds.
Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of a short-term deal for the former Arsenal defender Matthew Upson to solve his defensive crisis after another shaky performance from Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou in the 1-0 defeat to Ipswich Town in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.