Government needs to reform FA, say five ex-chiefs

The Football Association (FA) is outdated and unable to counter the power of the Premier League, say five former executives and chairmen of English football’s governing body. David Bernstein, David Davies, Greg Dyke, Alex Horne and David Triesman say the FA has failed to “self-reform”. They describe the FA’s decision-making structures as “arcane and convoluted”.

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Mkhitaryan strike sinks Spurs

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first Premier League goal gave Manchester United victory over top-four rivals Tottenham. United, still six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, led when Mkhitaryan raced on to Ander Herrera’s through ball and hammered into the roof of the net. Victor Wanyama should have levelled with a header from six yards out, although visitors Spurs

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Derby put three past rivals Forest

Will Hughes scored his first goal of the season as Derby County extended their winning run to six matches with a dominant display against East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest. Nicklas Bendtner’s unfortunate headed own goal put Derby ahead at the break. A fine run and finish from Tom Ince, after getting on the end of

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