Sport Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic could make his awaited return from injury in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham

Jovetic has seen his start to life with City hampered by injury but he could make his return against the Hammers in the League Cup semi-final second leg

England captain Steven Gerrard content with draw against France

England captain Steven Gerrard was satisfied after his side launched their Euro 2012 campaign with an encouraging 1-1 draw with France in Donetsk.

Roy Hodgson has ordered his squad to rest before Euro 2012

Hodgson 1, Sponsors 0 as players told to rest

Nike event is kicked into touch but Ferdinand row continues to hang over England manager

England vs Belgium: Man-for-man marking

England

Man for man marking: England

Rob Green: Struggled early in first cap for two years. Let Pedersen corner hit post but improved later and showed good handling. 7/10

Roy Hodgson (left) and Gary Neville (centre) speak to Glen Johnson during an England training session atthe Etihad Stadium yesterday

Hodgson makes a sunny start – with Neville's assistance

England in bright mood under their new manager as coach puts his boots back on

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City leaves the field injured during yesterday's match

Manchester clubs united in defeat

Ferguson must 'gamble' by resting players for league game to overcome home reverse, while injured Kompany and Lescott set to miss vital matches as limp City crash in Lisbon

Pearce rang Defoe, Lescott, Dawson, Jagielka and Crouch to break bad news

Pearce to give youth its head against Dutch

The caretaker England manager, Stuart Pearce, is expected to give a group of young players an opportunity to impress for the senior team when he names his squad this morning for the friendly against the Netherlands next Wednesday.

Manchester City: Man-for-man marking

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Alex McLeish accused Robin van Persie of elbowing Carlos Cuellar

Aston Villa suffer double injury blow

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish admits it will be a massive blow to be without Richard Dunne for eight weeks after the defender fractured his collarbone during yesterday's clash with Manchester City.

Television replays show Balotelli appearing to stamp on Parker

Appeal unlikely as Balotelli earns four-match ban

Mario Balotelli's gravest misdemeanour in a tempestuous 18-month Premier League career saw him charged with violent conduct and given a four-game ban by the Football Association last night, for an alleged stamp on Tottenham's Scott Parker.

Edin Dzeko scored his 14th club goal of the season

Roberto Mancini urges Edin Dzek to improve heading prowess

Roberto Mancini wants Edin Dzeko to become Manchester City's head boy.

Mancini called for a red card

Wayne Rooney joins Roberto Martinez in criticising Roberto Mancini over ref row

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney have criticised Roberto Mancini for waving an imaginary card at referee Martin Atkinson during his side's win at Wigan.

Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini go their separate ways

Mancini goes to war over Johnson tackle

Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, was involved in another war of words last night after his indignation about a two-footed challenge by Liverpool's Glen Johnson caused a heated tunnel exchange with Steven Gerrard.

Micah Richards scores City’s second against Newcastle

Swaggering City face walk on wild side in Mancini's backyard

Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 1

Lampard nods it home for England

Lampard the poacher leaves Spain in shock

England 1 Spain 0: Captain for the day scores the simplest of goals from less than a foot out as a Parker-inspired England perform miracles with a rearguard effort to upset the world champions

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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