Sport Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty

Sturridge struck his penalty over the bar and spurned another chance for his hat-trick when Suarez was in a better position to score

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup takes share of blame after heavy defeat to Liverpool

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup accepted some of the blame for the "accident" of their 5-0 defeat at Liverpool but felt the players had to also take responsibility.

Peter Odemwingie embarrassingly arrived at Loftus Road

Peter Odemwingie will play for West Brom again this season, says Steve Clarke

Striker attempted to force transfer to QPR

Gareth McAuley and Ben Foster of West Brom celebrate victory over Liverpool at Anfield

Steve Clarke still focused on 40-point mark despite victory over Liverpool

West Brom shocked Liverpool at Anfield last night

Gerrard has penalty saved in 2-0 defeat to WBA

Match Report: Steven Gerrard fails from the spot for Liverpool on frustrating night against West Brom

Liverpool 0 West Bromwich Albion 2: Late goals stun Liverpool as Gerrard has penalty saved

Jamie Carragher is facing up to a future away from Anfield after announcing his retirement yesterday

Brendan Rodgers pays tribute to 'iconic' Jamie Carragher

The defender has announced he will retire at the end of the season

England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere insists he can handle the pressure amid growing expectations

Arsenal midfielder was man-of-the-match for England against Brazil

England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere must improve says Bryan Robson

Arsenal midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance against Brazil

Fred (centre) celebrates his goal with Neymar (right) and Paulinho

Brazil desperately in need of Luiz Felipe Scolari's sure touch

Chelsea's Oscar easily outshone the much-hyped Neymar

Frank Lampard celebrates his goal with Danny Welbeck

England v Brazil live from Wembley: As it happened

Minute-by-minute text commentary of England's friendly match against Brazil.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Roy Hodgson wary of angering Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

England manager will take caution with United players

Jack Wilshere training for England

Roy Hodgson asks for Jack Wilshere expectations to be kept in check

Arsenal midfielder has not been short of plaudits since returning from injury

Ashley Cole with manager Roy Hodgson

'No-one deserves it more': Ashley Cole does not get the credit he deserves says Glen Johnson

Chelsea left-back in line to pick up 100th cap against Brazil

Roy Hodgson lost Jermain Defoe (left) and Michael Carrick (right) to injury yesterday ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil on Wednesday

Injuries force Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick out of Brazil game

Daniel Sturridge also in doubt for Wembley friendly as Steven Gerrard awarded England player of year

Scott Parker has not played since Euro 2012

Scott Parker excluded as Roy Hodgson announces England squad for Brazil friendly

Ashley Cole to make his 100th appearance next week

Steven Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers issues warning to young Liverpool players

Fringe players failed to impress in 3-2 defeat to Oldham

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

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Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

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Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

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Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

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... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?