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Tactical adjustments tighten team's defence but cannot dispel the nervous moments
Sunderland 0 Queen's Park Rangers 0
QPR have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the loan of defender Ricardo Carvalho for the 2012/13 season.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed the club are evaluating three potential sites for a new stadium.
The night of light entertainment that never leaves a dry eye in the house
He is unfazed by the chaos surrounding the national team and looks nailed on as a future captain
Blackpool 1 West Ham United 4
The West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green last night withdrew from the England squad to play the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales, leaving Fabio Capello with an alarming shortage of available replacements.
Sam Allardyce has a plan for West Ham now he has arrived at the Championship club as manager. This involves promotion back to the Premier League, at the first attempt if possible but certainly before moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2014. Then it is a question of challenging for honours and qualifying for Europe.
England 2 Switzerland 2
England reported for duty last night ahead of Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland when, for once, Fabio Capello will not be the most under pressure coach.
England coach Fabio Capello was able to breathe a sigh of relief last night when Robert Green returned to the international fold.
Stoke City 2 West Ham United 1
Controversy surrounding the new www.police.uk crime website and news that Lily Allen has just spent £60,000 on a state-of-the-art security system for her new home should not blind us to one statistical reality: we are less likely now than we were 30 years ago to have our homes burgled.
From bedroom antics to boardroom brawls, the beautiful game has had an ugly year
Manchester City's delight at taking joint leadership of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory at West Ham yesterday was marred by the news that their captain and leading goalscorer Carlos Tevez has made a formal transfer request.