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No luck in Saints success – chairman

17 February 2015 Last updated at 13:15 Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the team’s success this season is simply a result of hard work and belief in the club’s overarching philosophy. The Saints are fourth in the table despite boss Mauricio Pochettino and several key players leaving last year. Krueger said the club’s manifesto  provided

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Markovic handed four-game Euro ban

Markovic was a £20m summer signing from Benfica 17 February 2015 Last updated at 15:18 Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic has been given a four-match European ban for his red card against Basel at Anfield in the Champions League in December. The 20-year-old midfielder will miss both legs of the Europa League last-32 tie against Besiktas. He

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Birmingham City 'in receivership'

The club’s parent company says it has appointed receivers The owners of Birmingham City Football Club have said they have “no other option” than to go into receivership. The Championship club’s parent company Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL), blamed “fractious and inharmonious relations within the management” for the decision. BIHL said it had appointed three

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Preston North End 1-3 Man United

Preston v Man Utd Preston 1 Laird 47′ Man Utd 3 Herrera 65′ Fellaini 72′ Rooney 88′ (pen) FT 90 +5 HT 0-0 16 February 2015 Last updated at 22:04 By Chris Bevan BBC Sport at Deepdale Manchester United survived a second-half scare at Deepdale to see off Preston and set up an FA Cup

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Arsenal could face Man Utd in FA Cup

16 February 2015 Last updated at 19:43 FA Cup holders Arsenal will travel to Preston or Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the competition. The ties will be played over the weekend of 7-8 March. The draw in full: Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers Bradford City v Reading Preston or Manchester United v Arsenal Aston Villa

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Monday's gossip column

16 February 2015 Last updated at 07:53 For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Liverpool are hoping to complete the signing of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 24, his team-mate and fellow midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 26, and Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 19, for a combined fee of

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Rooney has not complained – Van Gaal

Wayne Rooney was switched to a midfield position in the goalless draw at Tottenham on 28 December 15 February 2015 Last updated at 22:34 Wayne Rooney has not once complained about being made to play in midfield, according to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Rooney has not scored in nine games since being told

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Stead: Sunderland win tops Chelsea

15 February 2015 Last updated at 19:28 Bradford FA Cup hero Jon Stead claimed the 2-0 victory over Sunderland was even better than their stunning win at Chelsea. Stead scored for the fifth successive round to help the League One side claim a quarter-final place. The former Black Cats striker said expectations had increased following

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Arsenal v Middlesbrough

37:02 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing. 37:02 Foul by Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough). 34:24 Foul by Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal). 34:24 Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:30 Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 28:43 Goal scored Goal!

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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

Aston Villa v Leicester Aston Villa 2 Bacuna 68′ Sinclair 89′ Leicester 1 Kramaric 90′ FT 90 +5 HT 0-0 15 February 2015 Last updated at 14:49 By Patrick Jennings BBC Sport New Villa manager Tim Sherwood in stands Villa transformed after Sherwood words at break Leandro Bacuna scores 16th goal of Villa’s season Leicester

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