Sport Spurs would go on to win the FA Cup in the season they were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham. Ricky Villa is pictured here celebrating a goal in the final against Man City

The sides meet in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup - a re-match of a memorable game in 1980 which is recounted with the help of David Cross

Brooking backs Stuart Pearce as Olympics coach

Sir Trevor Brooking thinks England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce should be appointed as the head coach of the British football team at next year's London Olympics.

I'd buy Henderson and Jones at the drop of a hat, says Pearce

England Under-21 manager says market for £37m duo is distorted but that does not detract from their talent

West Ham end horror season with a whimper

West Ham 0 Sunderland 3

Chris McGrath: When teams are staring into the abyss, just whose side are you on?

The Way I See It: Do you flinch at the battering rams of Stoke or the financial muscle of Manchester City? Or do you decide to share the legitimate joy of their respective fans?

Trevor Brooking highlights benefits of Jack Wilshere Under-21 inclusion

Sir Trevor Brooking has highlighted Spain's World Cup win last summer as an example of the possible benefits of Jack Wilshere playing for England Under-21s this summer.

Glenn Moore: An FA Cup final ticket: priceless

Talking Football: It is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for Stoke fans, once-in-a-generation for Manchester City (though that may change). People usually expect to pay for such events

Michel Platini apologises for Champions League ticket prices

Michel Platini today apologised for the high cost of Champions League final tickets at Wembley and said UEFA would now consider introducing a cheaper category for families for future finals.

Kenny Dalglish swearing different to Wayne Rooney says Trevor Brooking

Sir Trevor Brooking insists there is no comparison between Kenny Dalglish's alleged weekend verbal outburst towards Arsene Wenger and Wayne Rooney swearing directly at a television camera.

Balotelli 'has no case to answer' after post-match Wembley row

Mario Balotelli is set to be told today by the Football Association that he has no case to answer over the post-match row on the pitch at Wembley on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney awaits FA decision over foul-mouthed rant

Wayne Rooney will today learn if he faces any sanction for his foul-mouthed goal celebration in Manchester United's 4-2 Barclays Premier League win at West Ham.

Sam Wallace: Rooney's response was perfectly understandable – the wits in the stand cannot have it both ways

The FA has pressing concerns. The less time it wastes on people with the time to make an official complaint about Rooney's language, the better

McLeish: Birmingham players must relish every moment

Alex McLeish has drawn on his own experience as a player in urging his Birmingham team to "relish every moment" of Sunday's Carling Cup final with Arsenal. McLeish recalls how, as a young Scotland midfielder, he allowed his first meeting with England "to pass me by" and he does not want his squad to fall into the same trap against the Gunners.

Birmingham must savour Carling Cup final says Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish has drawn on his own experience as a player in urging his Birmingham team to "relish every moment" of Sunday's Carling Cup final with Arsenal.

Can Barcelona model solve England's talent drought?

Premier League has announced radical reforms to youth football – but are they good for the game? Glenn Moore investigates
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker