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Sport Lawrie Wilson, pictured earlier in the season against Wigan, scored twice for Charlton in their 3-2 win over Brighton

Charlton came back from a goal down to hold on to a crucial victory despite late Seagulls surge

10-man Arsenal go top

Arsenal 2 West Ham United 0

Upson blames Wembley turf for mistake

England defender Matthew Upson blamed the Wembley playing surface for his slip which let in Egypt to stun the home crowd at Wembley last night.

Wembley checklist: what Capello learnt last night

1. So is Theo Walcott the answer to England's right-wing problem?

Capello's checklist: what Fabio will focus on tonight

With the likes of Ferdinand and Lennon out, the Egypt friendly is a great chance for others to make a case for World Cup inclusion

Pulis hails Stoke attitude

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has praised the honesty of his players following their match against Manchester City on Tuesday.

Vieira faces ban as FA studies 'kick' at Whelan

Patrick Vieira faces trial by video – and a possible three-match ban – after the Football Association last night charged him with violent conduct for allegedly kicking Stoke City's Glenn Whelan early in Manchester City's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday night.

Vieira charged with violent conduct

Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira has been charged with violent conduct after appearing to kick Stoke's Glenn Whelan between the legs last night.

Mancini frustrated as City toil

Stoke City 1 Manchester City 1

Frustration for Cahill as World Cup hopes end with blood clot

Bolton defender admitted to intensive care and likely to be ruled out for months

Burnley profit from Fox's wily goal hunt

Burnley 2 West Ham United 1

New boy Fox full of flair as Burnley bounce back

Burnley 2 West Ham United 1

Grant praises Portsmouth spirit

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant was pleased with his side's resilience after they recovered from going a goal down for the fourth time in as many games.

Webber gives Portsmouth fresh hope

Portsmouth 1 West Ham United 1

Zola: regime change a 'massive' boost

Manager hopes club is over crisis while new owners launch bid for Blackburn striker

Football in brief: Zola hopes to keep hold of his England players

West Ham United: Manager Gianfranco Zola says he remains hopeful of the club holding onto their England internationals, amid rumours linking his players with high-profile moves.

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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