Leicester sack manager Sousa

Leicester owner Milan Mandaric has sacked manager Paulo Sousa less than three months after appointing him as Nigel Pearson's replacement.

Macheda in line to start at Scunthorpe

The Italian striker Federico Macheda, who burst on to the scene with two goals vital to Manchester United's last Premier League title, is expected to partner Michael Owen in the Carling Cup third round at Scunthorpe tonight, as Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to feel that his presence was vital to Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick against Liverpool on Sunday.

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Knights and nuns of the far-flung shires drink the stadium dry

It was the minimum that was required but it was more than enough for England fans who had made their way to Port Elizabeth. All around the stadium provincial banners were draped: Yeovil, Wycombe and Scunthorpe had come in hope more than expectation.

How good is Jermaine Beckford?

Leeds striker is the surprise star of this year's FA Cup – and tonight he can cement his reputation against Spurs. Phil Shaw on what makes him tick