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Spurs supporters rejoiced at the news to which some Arsenal fans reportedly responded with anti-Semitic comments

Mancini can bring stability to Middle Eastlands

Times change and nowhere is it harder to keep up than at Manchester City – with the possible exception of today's opponents Portsmouth. In the corresponding fixture last season City ran up their biggest victory in Premier League history, 6-0, yet with Robinho's unlamented departure to Brazil, only Shaun Wright-Phillips of the six different goalscorers that day is still at the club.

Mancini confident ahead of semi-final

Roberto Mancini is convinced Manchester City will be celebrating a place in the Carling Cup final next week if they reach their peak in the two-legged last-four duel with Manchester United.

Nedum Onuoha early blow for Roberto Mancini

Nedum Onuoha has intensified Roberto Mancini's immediate concerns about Manchester City's injury list by being ruled out for up to four weeks.

Ashton urged not to sue as career ends

PFA ask retiring striker not to sue Wright-Phillips over tackle that broke ankle

PFA fear Ashton could take legal action against Wright-Phillips

Players' chief Gordon Taylor is hopeful that Dean Ashton will not need to resort to taking legal action against former England team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips after the West Ham man was forced to announce his retirement today.

City widen net to catch talent of tomorrow

Club follow Wenger's model to sign best youngsters from outside academy system

Hughes expecting tight Premier League battle

Mark Hughes expects the battle for Premier League honours to be more keenly contested than ever this season.

Prolific Crouch stakes his claim

England 3 Belarus 0

Barry backs Agbonlahor to shine

England midfielder Gareth Barry is confident Gabriel Agbonlahor has the ability to seize his chance if selected against Belarus in tomorrow's final World Cup qualifier.

Walcott ready to soar after flying the nest

Winger targets World Cup trip after leaving home and growing up fast at Arsenal

I am dreaming of playing Italy in the final, says Capello

Coach's toughest job will be keeping players' feet on ground

James Lawton: Beckham is still a puzzling piece in England's jigsaw

With so many options on the right wing, will Capello stick with Goldenballs in his squad for South Africa?

Lennon back in the running to claim No 7 shirt

Sparkling display against Croatia was based on the Spurs man's new-found guile

Capello insists English spirit will silence Bilic

Coach will use Croatian counterpart's barbs in bid to seal World Cup place tonight

Beckham open to Premier League return

David Beckham has opened the door for a return to the Premier League.

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