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# football - Monday 19 February, 2018

'This is every kid's dream' - Rochdale's FA Cup hero pinching himself after injury-time goal

Striker Steven Davis hit a memorable equaliser in the final seconds to force a fifth-round replay with Spurs at Wembley.

# football - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Juventus earn narrow win in Turin derby as Higuain limps off Serie A This post contains videos

Juventus earn narrow win in Turin derby as Higuain limps off

The Old Lady put more pressure on Napoli with a 1-0 victory but there are worries around their main goalscorer.

# football - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Lukaku powers United into FA Cup quarters after VAR controversy

Juan Mata had a goal controversially ruled out for offside by VAR but it did not stop Manchester United beating Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

Chris Hughton's Brighton reach quarter-finals as they see off Coventry at home

Brighton and Hove Albion are into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 following a routine win over Coventry City.

Rondon stunner in vain as Baggies drop out of FA Cup following taxi debacle

Salomon Rondon’s stunning volley proved in vain for West Brom as they fell out of the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 loss to Southampton.

Swansea boss Carvalhal settles for FA Cup replay on Hillsborough return

Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday will do it all over again at the Liberty Stadium after they drew 0-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Management 'tiring' but Zidane not ready to leave Madrid just yet

Despite coming under pressure during a difficult season, Zinedine Zidane insists he has the energy required to manage Real Madrid.

# football - Friday 16 February, 2018

'I cry often and I cry alone' - Gianluigi Buffon

The legendary goalkeeper admits he finds it helpful to shed tears – but football is not the reason behind him showing his emotions.

Out-of-favour star returns as Leicester book place in FA Cup last 8

Riyad Mahrez marked his first start since 20 January with an assist.

'Big lies' - Mourinho dismisses reports of Pogba row and talk he wants to leave

The Frenchman isn’t enjoying the best of times at Manchester United, but his manager insists there is no rift.

McLeish back in Scotland hot-seat for a second spell

The former Rangers boss has agreed a two-year deal taking him through to 2020.

'He's a boy who needs love': Memphis Depay continues to frustrate despite frequent brilliance

In the space of two minutes Memphis Depay displayed his worst and best attributes, but Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas says he just needs love.

# football - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Gary Speed not among Bennell victims, family says

The family of former Wales coach Gary Speed have said he was not a victim of Barry Bennell.

Chelsea loan star inspires Dortmund to dramatic Europa League win Going Well This post contains videos

Chelsea loan star inspires Dortmund to dramatic Europa League win

Michy Batshuayi has got his stint in Germany off to a good start.

Conte given Man Utd shirt signed by Mourinho in bizarre stunt

The Chelsea coach’s media briefing took an unusual turn when he was presented with a special jersey signed by his rival.

Gerrard: This Liverpool attack is better than the Suarez-led trio

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard feels the club’s current attack is better than the 2014 group.

# football - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Ronaldo makes Champions League history with penalty against PSG

The Real Madrid forward hit yet another milestone tonight.

Patrick Kluivert tells son to 'follow his heart' amid Man United links

Justin Kluivert is the subject of interest from United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Higuaín slams 'armchair' fans after Tottenham draw

A number of Juventus fans were unhappy at their team’s performance against Tottenham, prompting Gonzalo Higuain to hit back.

Pochettino lauds 'amazing' Eriksen after Juventus draw - 'He always steps up'

Christian Eriksen was praised by Mauricio Pochettino after helping Tottenham to a draw at Juventus.

# football - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Klopp dismisses 2005 talk as Liverpool prepare for Porto

Do not mention Istanbul around Kloppo.

# football - Monday 12 February, 2018

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Nice allege that the striker was booked for complaining to the referee over racist abuse from Dijon fans.

Uefa orders Anderlecht to partially refund Munich fans despite fine for ticket protests

UEFA has taken action after deciding Anderlecht charged Bayern Munich fans too much for last November’s Champions League game.

'When Van Gaal arrived, everything changed, my progression stopped'

Belgium international Adnan Januzaj struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford under the Dutch coach.

# football - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Match-winner Kane is 'a blessing and our future', says Pochettino

The Spurs boss was once again delighted with his striker’s match-winning performance after the victory against Arsenal

Kane header settles London derby to lift Spurs into third

Tottenham’s top-four hopes were given a huge boost as they claimed a derby win over Arsenal at Wembley.

# football - Friday 9 February, 2018

Long-term United contract a 'natural consequence' for Shaw, says Mourinho

Mourinho has confirmed left-back Luke Shaw will be offered a new contract by the Premier League club.

Watch: Ex-Man United striker Van Persie takes 50 seconds to score first Feyenoord goal in 14 years Like A Fine Wine This post contains videos

Watch: Ex-Man United striker Van Persie takes 50 seconds to score first Feyenoord goal in 14 years

The veteran attacker was on target as reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord defeated Groningen 3-0.

'I was definitely a big fan' – Pulisic admits Man United support

USA international Christian Pulisic, 19, revealed he was a Manchester United supporter as a child amid growing links to Old Trafford.

# football - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Arsene Wenger suggests English players are now 'the masters' of diving

The Arsenal boss has emphasised the need to “get diving out of the game”.

# football - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Troy Deeney facing no disciplinary action for middle-finger gesture to Chelsea fans

The Watford striker will not be punished for raising his middle finger towards Blues fans while celebrating a goal.

Jesse Lingard apologises over 'totally unacceptable' tweet during Munich memorial service

“A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon.”

# football - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'My heart is in Madrid' — Chelsea keeper Courtois

After spending three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, Chelsea’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suggested he could return to Spain.

Patriots star Tom Brady inspired Spurs talisman Harry Kane

Reflecting on his path to Tottenham’s first team, Harry Kane said Tom Brady was his source of motivation after a difficult period.

From Manchester United fans to pay respects for victims of Munich air disaster 60 years on Busby Babes

Manchester United fans to pay respects for victims of Munich air disaster 60 years on

An airplane carrying a Manchester United team crashed on 6 February 1958, killing eight.

'I am not worried about my job' - 'Winner' Conte unconcerned about Chelsea future

The Italian has rejected suggestions that player power could hold the key to his future at Stamford Bridge.

# football - Monday 5 February, 2018

Pressure piled on Conte as late Watford show sinks 10-man Chelsea

The Blues paid for Bakayoko’s first-half dismissal as Janmaat, Deulofeu and Pereyra fired Watford to a late win.

'If you can't enjoy Man City's style of play you won't enjoy football' – Rooney

Manchester United’s all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney also urged Jose Mourinho to employ in box-to-box midfield role.

AC Milan legend Seedorf appointed new manager of La Liga strugglers Deportivo

Seedorf has a fight on his hands to keep Deportivo La Coruna in the top flight.