Lewis McGugan

Watford 1 Nottingham Forest 1 match report: Forest return to summit despite stunning strike from McGugan

The curse of the ex-player came back to haunt Nottingham Forest at Watford, but it could not stop them reclaiming top spot.

Jig of joy: Wigan players celebrate as the final whistle confirms victory

The Calvin report: A prisoner of geography fluffs its chance to shine

League serves its community but uninspired final bypasses the neutral

Hull's Jason Crookes has recovered in time to play

Challenge Cup: Hull fired up to fuel dreams of 1985 repeat

The Hull coach, Peter Gentle, will rely on a couple of Crook(e)s to help him lift the Challenge Cup today, though neither Ben Crooks nor Jason Crookes were expected to be on the Wembley team-sheet a few weeks ago.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 22 August 2013

Anderson brushes aside Lehmann’s attack on Broad

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 21 August 2013

Wenger defends record ahead of crucial tie

Andre Schurrle is brought on from the bench by Jose Mourinho in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull

How new Chelsea signings, including £18m Andre Schurrle, fared against Hull at Stamford Bridge

How the new signings got on for Jose Mourinho and Steve Bruce

Ricky van Wolfswinkel celevrates scoring Norwich's equaliser

Norwich City 2 Everton 2 match report: Ricky van Wolfswinkel scores on his debut to give Canaries a share of the points after Ross Barkley stunner

Steven Whittaker had put Norwich ahead but goals from Barkley and Seamus Coleman had looked to give Roberto Martinez a winning start before van Wolfswinkel header

The sporting week ahead (18/08/13)

Today

David Moyes greets Marouane Fellaini’s goal against Arsenal

Transfer news: David Moyes 'confident' of signing the Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini after pulling out of Willian and Mesut Ozil chase

United will focus their transfer attempts on Belgian striker after Toffees boss Roberto Martinez admits they will look at suitable offers made for the Belgian

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez asks for Everton fans to be patient on eve of new Premier League season

The Spaniard replaced David Moyes over the summer, and begins his tenure with a match against Norwich

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer eager for Blackburn to claim first victory of the season

Rovers have only one point to show from their first two matches

Marouane Fellaini is valued at £20m

Transfer news: Everton relief after Marouane Fellaini buy-out clause expires with no bid from Manchester United or Arsenal

The Belgian has been strongly linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer

Franco Di Santo

Former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo moves to Werder Bremen

The Argentina international was a free agent

Hiroshi Kiyotake (L) of Nuernberg tries to score during the Bundesliga match between 1899 Hoffenheim and 1. FC Nuernberg

Franz Beckenbauer calls for goal-line technology to be introduced in Bundesliga

The honorary president of Bayern Munich wants to see Germany follow the lead set by the Premier League

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Mirco Antenucci was one of the injured Leeds players
Former Leeds captain Trevor Cherry has branded the six United players who withdrew at short notice from Saturday's match against Charlton a 'disgrace'
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Former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel will replace Jurgen Klopp as coach of Borussia Dortmund this summer, the Westphalian club have announced
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MATCH REPORT Barcelona 2 Valencia 0: Catalans continue their pursuit of the La Liga title to remain ahead of Real Madrid
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures to referee Mark Clattenburg
ANALYSIS The manager’s confrontational style coupled with his reversion to a functional style of football has won few friends, says Ian Herbert
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Burnley striker Danny Ings at his home in Manchester this week
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Burnley striker is out of contract in the summer, but as he tells Sam Wallace, his future will depend on his game-time to continue his rapid rise
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Pep Guardiola
EXCLUSIVE COLUMN The former Manchester United midfielder has his say on Jurgen Klopp's decision to leave Borussia Dortmund, why Angel Di Maria's red card has changed United's season and David Luiz's problem in the biggest games
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter
COMMENT Sepp Blatter, lord of all he surveys at Fifa but hardly the Light of the World, says Tom Peck
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REVEALED Liverpool striker has been racially abused more than any other Premier League player
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Jordan Ibe and Raheem Sterling
PREVIEW Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe have fallen foul of Liverpool's expectations
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Youngsters train on Maidstone’s 3G pitch
The Weekend Dossier: The £350,000 pitch was a gamble but normally it’s in use from morning till night

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own