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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A Syrian general speaks

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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

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Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
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Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
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Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

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The killer instinct

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