Women's Champions League: Arsenal Ladies beaten in semi-final first leg by Wolfsburg

Arsenal Ladies were beaten 2-0 at home by Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League semi-final first leg on Sunday, leaving them with an uphill task to make the final.

Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker: 'Maybe German fans love me too much'

The German defender rubbishes rumours he will leave the Emirates this summer

Roberto Mancini believes that 13-goal Dzeko would really prosper in Italy

Roberto Mancini leaves door open for Edin Dzeko to leave Manchester City

Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out the possibility of Edin Dzeko leaving Manchester City in the summer, although he has no desire to push the club's leading scorer through the exit door.

Roberto Mancini

Manchester United Champions League exit bad for City admits Roberto Mancini

Manchester City trail their rivals by 12 points

Sascha Riether

Sascha Riether undecided over Fulham future

Right-back is on loan until the end of the season

Mohamed Diame

Sam Allardyce ready to play Arsenal 'target' Mohamed Diame at Fulham tonight

Midfielder has been linked with move away

Thomas Hitzlsperger

Thomas Hitzlsperger to remain at Everton until the end of the season

Hitzlsperger had been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg last summer

The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Injuries continue to frustrate Fulham manager Martin Jol

Cottagers have won just one game in 12

Thigh injury forces Robin van Persie out of Dutch squad

Bas Dost called up as replacement

Wayne Rooney has twice played in midfield already this season

Everton boss David Moyes lauds Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

Everton boss David Moyes hailed Wayne Rooney as a rare gem on the 10th anniversary of the striker's first Premier League goal.

Thomas Hitzlsperger

Everton sign German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger on short-term deal

Everton have signed German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger on a short-term contract until January, subject to international clearance.

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring City’s late winner on Saturday

Edin Dzeko has 'always wanted to stay' at Manchester City despite persistent transfer speculation

Striker Edin Dzeko insists he has no interest in leaving Manchester City.

Fulham sign right-back Sascha Riether on loan from Cologne

Fulham have completed the signing of right-back Sascha Riether on a season-long loan.

Edin Dzeko scored his 14th club goal of the season

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko always confident goals would return

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko was always confident he would rediscover his goalscoring touch.

<b>October 2 - Steve McClaren (Nottm Forest) </b><br/>
Former England manager Steve McClaren lasted just 112 days at this historic club, although his departure was no great surprise. Forest represented McClaren's first job in English football since his disastrous reign of the national team was brought to an end. Yet quickly things didn't look rosy at the City Ground amid reports of unrest when McClaren was unable to bring in new players during the summer transfer window. McClaren oversaw six defeats in 10 Championship games, the last result being a 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham City. After the match the club announced his resignation, and said he would not be seeking compensation.

Steve McClaren linked with return to FC Twente

FC Twente today insisted Steve McClaren is not certain to return to the club as the successor to sacked head coach Co Adriaanse.

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