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A look ahead to the FA Cup third round fixture at the Riverside Stadium
Rantie’s career began after he answered a talent-spotting advertisement on the internet
Elsewhere there were wins for Middlesbrough Ipswich and Watford
Celtic bounced back from their Champions’ League hammering by Barcelona with a 1-0 home win against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.
Dan Petrescu appears to have ruled himself out of the running
Karanka was yesterday announced as their new manager and immediately given the task of returning the club to the top flight of English football
The Spaniard will become Boro's first-ever non-British boss
Leicester slip up at Doncaster to lose ground while Watford recover to beat Huddersfield
Accepting criticism is all in the game, Sunderland winger tells team-mates
One of the more eye-catching deals signed before the new football season involved Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.
The Gareth Southgate era began for England's Under-21 side as the new head coach called up Southampton's James Ward-Prowse and the Tottenham defender Zeki Fryers for the European Championship qualifiers against Moldova and Finland next month.
The curse of the ex-player came back to haunt Nottingham Forest at Watford, but it could not stop them reclaiming top spot.
City's new boss hasn't been pleased with the eight goals conceded in three games and is set to make a £20m-plus offer for Pepe despite having already spent £90m on new signings
29-year-old is hopeful that a move to the Hammers will reignite his England chances ahead of next year's World Cup after Reds take a significant hit on the player they signed for £20m two years ago
England Under-21 star had been accused of using an offensive and/or abusive gesture towards a match offical
Yeovil favourites for the drop pre-season but show class to upstage hosts