Gary Lineker

Chelsea vs Norwich City, FA Cup replay: live score updates

6:56PM<p>Junior Luiz<p>6:49PM<p>Chelsea team<p>6:48PM<p>Norwich team<p>6:48PM<p>Here be the teams<p>On the ball, City.<p>6:22PM<p>Live blog coming up<p>Hi everyone, Tyers here, It's just gone 6pm and the match is due to start at 7.45pm. So roll up, roll up for the fixture that literally nobody is calling The Chris Sutton Derby. …

English Premier League

Culture secretary urged to intervene in BBC equal pay row

MPs’ letter criticises on-air ban for presenters who have expressed opinion and says government should ‘set the tone’ for employers across UK<p>More than 70 MPs have called for the culture secretary, Matthew Hancock, to force the BBC to allow female staff who have campaigned about equal pay to talk …

Plaid Cymru

Giggs' Father 'Ashamed' of His Own Son Despite Appointment as Wales Manager

The decision has not exactly been met with universal acclaim, and following the announcement that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will be the new …

Sports

Lionel Messi continues to break records as Barcelona eye Arsenal's Invincibles

The Argentina magician curled home his 19th La Liga free-kick to help down Real Sociedad.<p>Could Barca emulate Arsenal and go the entire 2017-18 season …

Soccer

This bookshop had the perfect riposte to Donald Trump's 'shithole countries' controversy

This bookshop had the perfect response to Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” remark about various countries in South America and Africa.<p>Well, that’s …

Donald Trump

The Warm-Up: The Alexis Sanchez transfer relay race

"Here\u0027s Jack Lang with a shirt-printing, Lineker-baiting, Neymar-gasping round-up of the latest football news"

Soccer

“What a game. Bloody marvellous.” – The football world reacts to Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City

<b>Liverpool have handed Manchester City their first Premier League defeat all season, stunning Pep Guardiola’s side in a thrilling 4-3 game at …

Soccer

Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial Shine as Manchester United Cruise Past Stoke City

Manchester United climbed within 12 points of Premier League leaders Manchester City on Monday after they defeated Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford, where Paul Pogba enjoyed a man-of-the-match display.<p>Stoke's new manager Paul Lambert, who will take the helm at the Potters on Tuesday, watched from the …

Soccer

French ref ridiculed after kicking player... and then sending him off

In injury time and with PSG on the counter-attack, Chapron stepped across the backtracking Nantes centre-back Carlos and tumbled to the floor.<p>The …

France

When is Match of the Day available to watch on BBC iPlayer?

Match of the Day has remained an important part of any football fan’s weekly TV schedule, ever since it was first broadcast in 1964.<p>It is the only …

Televisions

Bournemouth vs Arsenal, Premier League: live score updates

• <b>Sam Wallace:</b> Alexis Sanchez should have had one of the great Arsenal careers - instead he is already a ghost of their past<br>• Coral: Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Dortmund all to win at 70/1<p>11:35AM<p>Good morning!<p>Tyers here. Happy Sunday. Hope you are having a restful and enjoyable day. It seems …

Soccer

I admire my old BBC colleagues hugely. But it’s time to cap their pay

The row over corporation salaries is actually three scandals in one: radical action is now needed<p>When I started working for the BBC nearly 30 years ago, what I was going to get paid never even came up for discussion. I was just starting out as a freelance radio news presenter, with nearly 20 years’ …

Chelsea vs Leicester City, Premier League: live score updates

• Ladbrokes: Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Wolves all to win at 60/1<br>• Betfair: Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool all to win at 100/1<p>2:04PM<p>Starting lineups<p>Hello everyone! It's football time (nearly) and this liveblog right here will provide all the analysis and updates you could possibly …

Soccer

Palace 'feared the worst but braved the test'

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson tells Gary Lineker on Match of the Day that his team "braved the test" in beating Burnley 1-0 in the Premier League.<p><b>MATCH REPORT:</b> Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley<p><b>Watch all the highlights from Saturday's fixtures on Match of the Day, on Saturday, 13 January at 22:30 GMT on</b> …

Soccer

Premier League Results Week 23: Sunday's 2018 EPL Scores, Top Scorers and Table

Mohamed Salah scored his 18th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool inflicted a first league defeat on leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.<p>The Egyptian scored the Reds' fourth goal as Pep Guardiola's side were beaten 4-3, in a win that moves the Merseysiders into third place in …

Soccer

EPL Table: Saturday's Week 23 Results, Scores and 2018 Premier League Standings

Tottenham Hotspur moved level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool on Saturday after a convincing 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley Stadium.<p>Spurs have the same goal difference as the Reds, which means they will go into fourth place Sunday if Liverpool lose to leaders Manchester City at …

Soccer

Gary Lineker had the perfect comeback to Donald Trump's 'shithole countries' quote

Donald Trump isn’t happy about immigration and got frustrated in discussions with lawmakers about people coming to the US from Haiti, El Salvador and …

Donald Trump

The 12 most memorable football quotes of the 1990s

1. German maths<p><b>"Football is a simple game: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and, at the end, the Germans win” – Gary Lineker</b><p>Gary Lineker is as …

Soccer

Alexis Sanchez Reportedly Turns Down Manchester United for Manchester City

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Manchester United as he is determined to join Manchester City.<p>According to <i>The Sun</i>'s Phil Thomas and Neil Ashton, Sanchez has snubbed United's offer after they reportedly lodged a bid with Arsenal of £25 million plus Henrikh …

Soccer

Film Stars, Top Soccer Players Snared In Second U.K. Movie Investment Tax Dodge

First it was the Beckhams – David and Victoria – as well as Victoria’s ex-Spice Girl colleague Geri Halliwell, Annie Lennox, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and 45 top professional British soccer players including Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker – all of whom invested in a British scheme that promised massive …

Fraud

JAPANESE STRIKER SIGNS NEW DEAL AT 50

KAZUYOSHI Miura, who turns 51 next month, has signed a new contract with Japanese second division club Yokohama FC.<p>The deal means he will play a 33rd …

Soccer

Looking back

<b>Steven Scragg, senior writer at These Football Times, examines one of hummel's most iconic sponsorships in European football</b><p>Away from the Denmark …

Soccer

Where Does London, the City, Really End?

“We’re right on the crest of a slump,” said the football manager, in the soft west-country burr that was his career-defining gimmick. He made it …

Psychogeography

The Waugh Zone Thursday January 11, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. NICK AND FEES</b><p>When Justine Greening sat in the ‘naughty corner’ of the Tory backbenches in …

Anna Soubry

The new culture secretary: besides loving Galway Girl, what do we know about Matt Hancock?

He rides a racehorse, plays Arctic cricket and has already seen Hamilton. How will the new boss do at the DCMS – and will Ed Sheeran be invited to its Xmas party?<p>In the BBC’s self-satire W1A, the government office that supervises the corporation is referred to as “the Department for Culture, Media …

Culture

Matt Hancock: Lords' Leveson 'yes' vote is blow to local press

Newly appointed culture secretary vows to fight upper chamber over press freedom as Gary Lineker tweets support for vote<p>Newly appointed culture secretary Matt Hancock has accused peers of voting to curb press freedom after they backed controversial regulation and the go-ahead to part two of the …

Brexit

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• <b>Gary Lineker speaks exclusively to FIFA.com</b>• <b><br>1986 adidas Golden Boot winner reflects on World Cup memories</b>• <b><br>He thinks Harry Kane will be vital to</b> …

FIFA

Guardiola full of praise for Wright's 'fantastic' Bristol

Pep Guardiola hailed Bristol City's tactics after Manchester City needed a stoppage-time header from Sergio Aguero to claim a 2-1 win in Wednesday's …

Soccer

New culture secretary attacks pay of BBC foreign editors

Matt Hancock says corporation should raise pay of female staff but also consider pay of men ‘who are paid far more than equivalent public servants’<p>Matt Hancock, the new culture secretary, has criticised the BBC for paying some of its international journalists more than the British ambassadors in …

Hodgson praises VAR system after English football debut

LONDON (AFP) -<p>Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton's winning goal.<p>Brighton's Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side's 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat …

Chris Hughton