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

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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

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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?

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