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Former England No 1 was Harry Redknapp's first choice last season

Harry Redknapp gestures on the sidelines during a Queens Park Rangers match

David Bernstein defends selection policy after Harry Redknapp criticises FA over choosing the England manager

Redknapp has been the favourite for the role before Roy Hodgson was handed the reins

Harry Redknapp has said that Roy Hodgson's face was a better fit for the FA

Comment: Bitter attack by Harry Redknapp shows FA were right to overlook the then Tottenham manager

The question of whether Hodgson was – and is – the right man belongs to another day

Harry Redknapp gestures on the sidelines during a Queens Park Rangers match

England would have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup if Harry Redknapp was in charge claims Neil Warnock

Warnock believes that Roy Hodgson was the safe option for the Three Lions and that the QPR boss would have brought an appetite for victory to the national side

Harry Redknapp faces a challenge in getting QPR back to the Premier League

Harry Redknapp blasts FA, saying that they have not got a clue after he was overlooked for England job

So sure he would get the position he asked Brendan Rodgers to be his  No 2

Loic Remy opens the scoring for Newcastle against Cardiff

Newcastle will try to sign QPR striker Loic Remy on permanent deal

Remy is on loan from Championship side Queens Park Rangers but Pardew hopes he will stay with the Magpies after match-winning double against Cardiff

His appearance for City against Everton was only Alvaro Negredo’s fourth game for the club

Five things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend: Negredo boost; Rodgers switch; Rémy’s double; Fulham fear; QPR's self-defence

Negredo boost

The one surprise was that it was only Alvaro Negredo’s fourth game for Manchester City. The Spanish striker has been excellent all season, quicker, stronger and sharper than Edin Dzeko, and yet Manuel Pellegrini has picked Dzeko more often. But Negredo improved City when he came on against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, and was very good again on Saturday, scoring City’s first against Everton and proving a constant menace.

League round-up: Charlie Austin finds top gear for QPR's miserly maestros

Charlie Austin scored twice as Queens Park Rangers set a new club record with an eighth straight clean sheet in their 2-0 home victory against Barnsley yesterday. The visitors, who remain bottom of the Championship table, defended strongly for 66 minutes until Austin broke the deadlock from close range after being set up by Junior Hoilett.

Danny Ings scored to keep Burnley at the top of the Championship

Championship round-up: Burnley stay top with win over Reading while QPR continue impressive defensive record

Leicester slip up at Doncaster to lose ground while Watford recover to beat Huddersfield

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes admits 'I was probably wrong' to quit Fulham

The Welshman left to 'further his experiences', which included a dire spell in charge of QPR

Joey Barton

Joey Barton earns a start... at university

The notorious English footballer Joey Barton, famous for his combative presence both on the pitch and on Twitter, started a course at Roehampton University last Thursday.

Jack Hobbs gave Nottingham Forest a 1-0 victory over Derby County

Nottingham Forest 1 Derby County 0 match report: Billy Davies Carry On ignores Andy Reid

A Jack Hobbs header gives Forest the plaudits in local rivalry

Javier Chevanton has signed a short-term deal with QPR

Transfer news: Javier Chevanton signs for QPR on short-term deal to ease injury crisis up front

Uruguayan international joins on a three-month contract

Jesse Lingard

League round-up: Jesse Lingard strikes four on debut for Birmingham City

Jesse Lingard scored all four goals on his debut as Birmingham City beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 at St Andrews.

Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear

Joe Kinnear defends lack of activity in the transfer market after return ads Newcastle director of football

The Magpies' former manager was criticised for failing to make a permanent first-team signing having been given the task of looking after player recruitment

Raheem Sterling cleared: Liverpool winger found not guilty of assault

Case against footballer dropped after evidence supplied by ex-girlfriend judged to be ‘dissapointing’

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