Sport Sheffield United player's celebrate Ryan Flynn's late winning goal in their FA Cup win over Aston Villa

Villa left to focus on Premiership survival as Lambert’s side lacks nous to cut down Blades

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 7 February 2013

Lampard stunner gives England rare victory over Brazil

<b>Phil Jones</b><br/>
After suffering a back injury that ruled him out of pre-season training for the start of this season, Jones then underwent knee surgery earlier this month ruled him out of action for two months.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones to miss Real Madrid clash through illness

Defender has been struck down by a bout of shingles

Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce focused on European Championship glory rather than new England Under-21 contract

England Under-21 is out of contract in the summer

Jonjo Shelvey looks up to Gerrard

Steven Gerrard is Jonjo Shelvey's 'perfect role model'

Liverpool youngster looks up to his team-mate

Roy Hodgson lost Jermain Defoe (left) and Michael Carrick (right) to injury yesterday ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil on Wednesday

Injuries force Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick out of Brazil game

Daniel Sturridge also in doubt for Wembley friendly as Steven Gerrard awarded England player of year

Jack Wilshere was a rare bright spark in a dismal England performance

Jack Wilshere exempt from summer U21 duty

Arsenal midfielder will not take part in European Under-21 Championship

Raheem Sterling has a senior cap but will stay at U21 level for now

England starlets Raheem Sterling, Wilfried Zaha and Jonjo Shelvey face long summer

Hodgson drops trio to Under-21s to prepare them for junior Euros

League One preview: Climb aboard the Sky Blues

Betting advice from Michael Holden of Best of the Bets

Derek McInnes

Championship preview: Owls offer sanctuary for McInnes

Betting advice from Michael Holden of Best of the Bets

Walsall manager Dean Smith

League One preview: Ricoh can reinvigorate Saddlers

Betting advice from Michael Holden of Best of the Bets

What now for Mark Hughes?

It is hard to imagine him ever at the wheel of a truly big club

Round-up: Ian Holloway backs Wilfried Zaha to shine

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has tipped Wilfried Zaha to make the most of his shock call-up to the England squad.

Paolo Di Canio

League One preview: Gary Smith to compound Paolo Di Canio's woes at Swindon

Paolo Di Canio hasn't reacted well to the news that Swindon have been placed under a transfer embargo and his Swindon side aren't reacting well to the negative vibes coming from their manager, so it's hard to resist quotes of 13/8 about them coming unstuck again at high-flying Stevenage on Saturday.

A view of Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road

League One preview: Sheffield United to buckle against Leyton Orient

Sheffield United were given a good going-over by a bruising Hartlepool side in midweek and Leyton Orient can benefit from the knock-on effects by beating the battle-weary Blades at Brisbane Road on Saturday. Take the 5/2 about the Londoners prevailing.

Goalkeeper David James

Former England goalkeeper David James joins League One Bournemouth

Bournemouth have signed former England international goalkeeper David James until the end of the season.

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