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Monk says he always expected the Manchester United captain to end up in midfield

Nemanja Vidic

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Nemanja Vidic will not be celebrating a Manchester United title triumph until he has the trophy in his hands.

Dan Biggar

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar agrees new deal with Ospreys

The 23-year-old will remain at Liberty Stadium until 2016

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Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger to ring changes - could these players rescue the Gunners' Champions League hopes?

Goalkeeper Szczesny rested, Wilshere, Sagna, Podolski out with 3-1 deficit to overturn in Munich

West Bromwich Albion's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (C) runs to celebrate after scoring

James Morrison hopes Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku can extend West Brom loan

The on-loam forward has been in sensational form

Newcastle player Moussa Sissoko reacts after a near mis

Swansea City 1 Newcastle United 0 match report: Alan Pardew confident relegation scrap can be avoided

Newcastle are just six points clear of the drop zone with 10 games to play

Michael Laudrup celebrates winning the trophy yesterday

Michael Laudrup says League Cup victory eclipses any that he won as player

Michael Laudrup last night set his Capital One Cup win with Swansea City apart from even the famous triumphs of his glorious playing days.

Lord Rennard, former Lib Dem chief executive

Lib Dems investigate claims of Lord Rennard sex harassment

Former party chief denies that he inappropriately touched female party workers

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is not amused

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'bemused' over Swansea scheduling

After a week of disappointments, the pressure appears to be mounting on Brendan Rodgers.

Andy Carroll (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring the first and only goal of the game with Kevin Nolan (L) and Mohamed Diame

Aamir Siddiqi murder: hitmen guilty of schoolboy killing

Two hitmen who were high on heroin when they went to the wrong location and mistakenly stabbed an innocent teenager to death were found guilty of the boy’s murder today.

Swansea players remonstrate with Eden Hazard after the incident

FA will push to increase 'insufficient' Hazard ban

Governing body wants Chelsea player to serve more than three games for kicking ballboy

Editorial: Another unedifying night at the football

The world of football is divided over whether or not Chelsea's Eden Hazard should have been sent off after he kicked out at a ballboy who was refusing to return the ball in the club's match against Swansea City on Wednesday night. Apologists insist that Mr Hazard was trying to kick the ball not the boy; critics are demanding his automatic three-match ban should be extended, as was Eric Cantona's when he kicked a fan some years back.

Chris Foy gives Hazard his marching orders

Referee praised for handling of Eden Hazard's altercation with ball boy

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher praised last night's officials for the way they handled the Eden Hazard incident at Swansea, insisting the Chelsea midfielder has “no defence”.

Swansea confident tonight's Capital One Cup semi-final will go ahead despite heavy snow

Chelsea to take on Swans in tough conditions in south Wales

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