Berbatov hits five as United destroy Blackburn

Premier League Round-Up

Carroll set for England call-up

Andy Carroll looks set to be handed his maiden England call-up after the Newcastle striker was left out of the under-21 squad for Tuesday's friendly in Germany.

Merseysiders fade after Torres opener

Wigan Athletic 1 Liverpool 1

Paul Newman: Mackay makes the most of Watford's home-grown talent

The Football League Column: Mackay took charge 16 months ago and has had to work on a tight budget

England qualify for under-21s Championship

England kept their discipline to reach the UEFA Under-21 Championship finals as they snuffed out Romania in today's play-off second leg in Botosani.

Pearce's side face tough task in Romania after Wilshere is spirited away by Capello

England Under-21s: 2 Romania Under-21s: 1

Ferguson wants Manchester United to be ruthless

Sir Alex Ferguson has accused his Manchester United players of not being ruthless enough this season.

Wilshere's introduction puts England in the mood

England Under-21 3 Lithuania Under-21 0

Martinez seeks mature approach to the chaos

Wigan manager believes players and fans will back him like his chairman does

France's nightmare goes on with Belarus defeat

Round-Up

Spurs seek clearance for late Van der Vaart coup

Premier League must ratify last-minute £8m capture from Real after technical difficulties delay completion

Wigan sign Di Santo from Chelsea

Wigan completed their second transfer deadline day signing by securing Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo on a three-year deal just minutes before the window closed.

Wigan bring Cleverley in on loan

Wigan have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.

Transfer Talk: Redknapp's late move for Muntari

The Internazionale midfielder Sulley Muntari is a target for Tottenham on the last day of the summer transfer window today. The Ghana midfielder, 26, whom Redknapp sold to Inter when he was Portsmouth manager, has fallen out of favour under new manager Rafael Benitez. Spurs have missed out on the Brazilian Luis Fabiano, who yesterday signed a contract extension to stay at Seville until 2013.

Carrick hungry for success with Manchester United

Michael Carrick is eager to atone for a desperately disappointing 12 months.

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?