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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

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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

Danny Graham: The striker has been marginalised by Michu’s arrival

Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen poised for Liverpool rest

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing to give midfielders Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen a rest after acknowledging fatigue played a part in their home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup aiming for Capital One Cup success with Swansea

Swans face Middlesbrough tonight

League round-up: Double DJ is wanted by Ipswich

Mick McCarthy confirmed that Ipswich want to sign DJ Campbell on a permanent deal after the on-loan striker scored twice in yesterday's 3-0 victory over Millwall.

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's second

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski sidelined with hamstring injury

German will miss clash with West Brom

Sir Alex Ferguson believes European opponents are now much sharper in attack against United

West Ham v Manchester United among FA Cup Third Round ties selected for television

Lincoln or Mansfield Town's FA Cup third-round meeting with Liverpool is one of five matches selected to be televised.

Arsenal not in crisis, says defiant Wenger

Arsène Wenger last night insisted Arsenal are not a club in crisis and claimed he is unaffected by speculation over his future.

Liverpool team’s new shape has left the captain unsure of his role and responsibility

Brendan Rodgers tells struggling Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to act natural

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has spoken for the first time about Steven Gerrard's poor form this season and said that the captain's sense of responsibility to the young players in the re-shaped team may be on his mind.

Jordan Henderson says that he will continue to improve

Jordan Henderson determined to retain place in Liverpool side

Having played two consecutive matches for the first time this season, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is keen to keep his spot in the starting line-up.

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