Pienaar relief after Ulster win

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Ruan Pienaar says Ulster will have to improve for the Heineken Cup final after overcoming Edinburgh in a tight semi-final in Dublin.

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Rangers fans in march to Hampden

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Thousands of Rangers fans take part in a march to Hampden aimed at showing their support for the crisis-hit club.

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VIDEO: Suarez is world class – Gerrard

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard describes team-mate Luis Saurez as “world class” after the Uruguayan’s brilliant hat-trick earns Liverpool a 3-0 Premier League win at Norwich.

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VIDEO: Suarez is world class – Gerrard

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard describes team-mate Luis Saurez as “world class” after the Uruguayan’s brilliant hat-trick earns Liverpool a 3-0 Premier League win at Norwich.

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AUDIO: Pienaar relieved after Ulster win

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Ruan Pienaar says Ulster managed to beat Edinburgh despite not being at their best

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Wenger unhappy with Stoke abuse

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants action to stop abuse from Stoke fans after chants aimed at him and Aaron Ramsey.

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VIDEO: Lambert ‘disappointed’ by Norwich

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Manager Paul Lambert expresses his “disappointment” at Norwich’s performance, as a Luis Suarez hat-trick gives Liverpool a 3-0 Premier League win.

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VIDEO: Lambert ‘disappointed’ by Norwich

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Manager Paul Lambert expresses his “disappointment” at Norwich’s performance, as a Luis Suarez hat-trick gives Liverpool a 3-0 Premier League win.

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VIDEO: Dalglish on ‘fantastic’ Liverpool

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Manager Kenny Dalglish hails a “fantastic team performance” by Liverpool, as a Luis Suarez hat-trick gives them a 3-0 Premier League win at Norwich.

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VIDEO: Dalglish on ‘fantastic’ Liverpool

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Manager Kenny Dalglish hails a “fantastic team performance” by Liverpool, as a Luis Suarez hat-trick gives them a 3-0 Premier League win at Norwich.

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Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Luis Suarez scores from 45 yards to complete his hat-trick as Liverpool ease to a 3-0 victory against Norwich.

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McLeish defiant over Villa fight

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says he “will not curl up and die” after his side edge towards safety with a draw at West Brom.

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Ulster v Edinburgh photos

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Pictures from Ulster’s 22-19 victory over Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup semi-final

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Cardiff

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Cardiff City book their place in the Championship play-offs after coming from behind at Crystal Palace.

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Ulster 22-19 Edinburgh

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Ulster beat brave Edinburgh to set up a Heineken Cup final against Leinster or Clermont-Auvergne on 19 May.

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Davies is not looking for favours

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Bolton captain Kevin Davies says his team do not want favours as they fight to stay in the Premier League.

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Shrewsbury 1-0 Dag & Red

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

James Collins’ first-half header beats Dagenham & Redbridge to earn Shrewsbury Town promotion to League One.

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Ross County 5-1 Hamilton

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Champions Ross County celebrate their final home match of the season in style with a resounding victory against Hamilton Accies.

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VIDEO: Di Canio hails ‘deserved’ title win

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio tells BBC Points West his players deserved to be crowned League Two champions after their 5-0 win over Port Vale.

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Let’s keep dream alive – Martinez

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

After beating Newcastle 4-0, Wigan’s Roberto Martinez says his side have come through the “biggest month in our history”.

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VIDEO: Moyes on ‘really good afternoon’

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

David Moyes says his Everton side enjoyed a “really good afternoon” following their 4-0 win over Fulham at Goodison Park.

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VIDEO: Villa draw fair result – Hodgson

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson believes his side’s 0-0 draw at home to struggling Aston Villa was a fair result, praising the Villans’ “hard-working” performance.

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VIDEO: Players gave everything – McLeish

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says his players “gave everything” and praises their “fantastic attitude” following a hard-fought 0-0 draw at West Midlands neighbours West Brom.

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Macclesfield 0-2 Burton Albion

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Macclesfield Town’s 15-year stay in the Football League is over as their relegation is confirmed by a home defeat to Burton.

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VIDEO: Newcastle lacked intensity – Pardew

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his team did not play with enough intensity in their 4-0 defeat at Wigan in the Premier League.

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Pardew calls for Magpies response

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew urges his side to recover from their 4-0 loss at Wigan and secure Champions League qualification.

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VIDEO: Swansea poor defensively – Rodgers

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is “disappointed” after his side throws away a “sensational” 3-0 lead to finish with a 4-4 draw against Wolves.

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VIDEO: Pulis salutes Stoke ‘spirit’

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Manager Tony Pulis salutes Stoke’s “spirit” as they earn a 1-1 draw against Arsenal, leaving the Potters unbeaten at the Britannia by the Premier League’s top three this season.

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VIDEO: Wolves should have won – Connor

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Wolves caretaker boss Terry Connor praises his side’s spirited comeback in “a belter of a game” as they bounce back from 3-0 down at Swansea to finish the match 4-4.

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Muamba thanks fans over support

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba thanks fans and team-mates for their support on Twitter after his cardiac arrest.

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VIDEO: O’Neill credits Bolton spirit

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill credits Bolton for “never giving up” after his side are held to a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.

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VIDEO: Wenger makes Arsenal penalty claim

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners should have had a penalty after Glenn Whelan brought down Yossi Benayoun late in their 1-1 draw at Stoke.

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VIDEO: Confidence key to win – Martinez

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says his side need to get as many points as possible in their final two Premier League matches to ensure safety after a 4-0 win at home to Newcastle.

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West Brom 0-0 Aston Villa

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Aston Villa edge a point closer to Premier League safety with a tense draw in a scrappy game against West Bromwich Albion.

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Holloway predicts tough play-offs

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway believes it is hard to predict the winner of this season’s Championship play-offs.

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VIDEO: Coyle pleased with ‘terrific’ point

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is thankful for a ‘terrific’ point at Sunderland as Wanderers move level on points with 17th placed QPR.

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Stoke 1-1 Arsenal

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Arsenal move closer to securing third place in the Premier League despite being held to a draw at Stoke.

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Allardyce confident for play-offs

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the club can win promotion in the Championship play-offs, where they play Cardiff.

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Sunderland 2-2 Bolton

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Kevin Davies scores twice to earn Bolton a point as Sunderland fail to win for a sixth game.

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Biarritz to face Toulon in final

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Biarritz set up an Amlin Challenge Cup final against Toulon with a 19-0 win against Brive.

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Swansea 4-4 Wolves

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Matt Jarvis scores twice to help Wolves claim a draw in an eight-goal Premier League thriller at Swansea.

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Footballer airlifted from pitch

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

An air ambulance lands on the pitch at Kidderminster Harriers to pick up a player who was knocked unconscious during the game.

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Dunfermline 3-0 Aberdeen

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Dunfermline boost their survival hopes with their first Scottish Premier League home win of the season, beating Aberdeen.

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Motherwell 5-1 St Johnstone

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Motherwell consolidate their third-top place and their hopes of Champions League football by hammering St Johnstone.

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Wigan 4-0 Newcastle

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Wigan move three points clear of the relegation zone with a 4-0 win that dents Newcastle’s hopes of a top-four finish.

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Cliftonville 2-3 Portadown

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Matthew Tipton scores a hat-trick as Portadown beat Cliftonville 3-2 to finish runners-up in the Irish Premiership.

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Everton 4-0 Fulham

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Nikica Jelavic scores twice as Everton continue their fine scoring form with an emphatic victory over Fulham at Goodison Park.

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Saints squad will evolve – Adkins

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins says the club will “need a certain calibre of player” in the Premier League next season.

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VIDEO: Van der Sar and Schmeichel on derby

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Former Manchester United goalkeepers Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel look forward to Monday’s Manchester derby.

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VIDEO: Jubilant scenes as Saints go up

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Nigel Adkins’ Southampton seal a second successive promotion by beating already relegated Coventry 4-0 to earn themselves a place in next season’s Premier League.

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West Ham 2-1 Hull

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Carlton Cole’s brace helps West Ham defeat Hull City 2-1 at Upton Park, but it is not enough to secure automatic promotion.

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VIDEO: Saints deserve promotion – McMenemy

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Former Southampton manager Lawrie McMenemy tells BBC South Today that the club deserve to be promoted back to the Premier League.

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Southampton reach Premier League

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Saints are promoted to the Premier League following a comprehensive four-goal victory over Coventry City at St Mary’s.

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Dundee Utd 2-2 Hearts

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Arvydas Novikovas’ late equaliser gives Hearts a deserved draw that dents Dundee United’s Champions League hopes.

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Adkins keeps Saints marching on

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Lawrie McMenemy, the last Southampton manager to win top-flight promotion, explains why their current boss is ready for the Premier League

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Revised Blue Knights bid expected

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Rangers’ administrator expects a revised Blue Knights bid as the current offer would be “a challenge for creditors to accept”.

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Schmeichel hails Ferguson effect

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Peter Schmeichel says the fact Manchester United are contenders to win the title is one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest achievements.

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Midfielder Marin to join Chelsea

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Chelsea agree to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Marko Marin.

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VIDEO: Europe may affect Bale future

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale admits playing in the Champions League is important to him, and tells Football Focus that if Spurs do not qualify for the competition, he will discuss his future with the club.

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Bale uncertain over Spurs future

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

Gareth Bale admits he will consider his future at Tottenham if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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Killie get hope of Toshney return

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

On-loan Lewis Toshney would consider a return to Kilmarnock but only if he has no future back at Celtic.

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Wilshere a doubt to start season

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere may not be fit for the start of the 2012-13 season.

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Why the Sky Blues are under a cloud

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

Coventry City will play in English football’s third tier next season for the first time since 1964 – and things could yet get worse

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Ferguson relishes duo’s potential

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck’s partnership could be as potent as Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke’s, says manager.

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VIDEO: It is the derby of all derbies – Ferguson

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester City have made “great progress” under manager Roberto Mancini, ahead of what he bills as “the derby of all derby games”.

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Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Derry City

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Derry City pick up a point away to champions Shamrock Rovers despite having Patrick McEleney sent-off.

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Shrewsbury home form key – Turner

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner says that home form is the key to their success as they stand poised for League One.

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New Gers bid less than Miller’s

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

BBC Scotland understands that Bill Miller’s bid for Rangers is worth significantly more than the Blue Knights and Brian Kennedy’s.

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VIDEO: Pardew targets top three finish

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his squad are focused on securing a Champions League place for next season by making sure they win all of their remaining four games – starting against Wigan this Saturday.

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Munster A 31-12 Cross Keys

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Munster A win the British and Irish Cup final against Welsh Premiership side Cross Keys in Cork.

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Thompson wants disciplined Celtic

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Celtic assistant manager Alan Thompson wants his players to be disciplined in their match against Rangers on Sunday.

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Goal-line technology first in UK

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Goal-line technology to be used in a football match for the first time when Eastleigh FC face AFC Totton on 16 May.

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Goal-line technology first in UK

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Goal-line technology to be used in a football match for the first time when Eastleigh FC face AFC Totton on 16 May.

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Valencia and Silva hold the attacking key

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Why Antonio Valencia and David Silva hold the key to Monday’s all-Manchester title showdown

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Valencia and Silva hold the attacking key

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Why Antonio Valencia and David Silva hold the key to Monday’s all-Manchester title showdown

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Van Persie may delay Arsenal date

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Arsenal are yet to propose a date for contract talks with Robin van Persie as he considers delaying a decision on his future.

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Ferdinand unfazed by facing Terry

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Anton Ferdinand says he will not let any off-field factors affect his performance when his QPR side meet Chelsea on Sunday.

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Guardiola denies link to Chelsea

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola will take a break from football after leaving this summer and not join Chelsea.

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VIDEO: Why did Guardiola leave Nou Camp?

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

BBC Sport’s Richard Conway believes “pressure and fatigue” are the main reasons for Pep Guardiola leaving as Barcelona manager.

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VIDEO: Archive: Guardiola’s emotional Barcelona exit

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Pep Guardiola is stepping down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season.

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Ticketus pull out of Gers bidding

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Ticketus withdraw their commitment to funding a takeover of Rangers, as Paul Murray and Brian Kennedy discuss a joint bid.

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Redknapp dismisses Corluka claims

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Harry Redknapp labels as ‘nonsense’ defender Vedran Corluka’s reasons for Tottenham’s slide.

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NZRU ‘desperate’ to retain Smith

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

New Zealand Rugby Union are “desperately keen” to hang on to Wayne Smith as he ponders a coaching role with England.

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Tottenham v Blackburn

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s game between Tottenham and Blackburn in the Premier League.

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AUDIO: Foot needs ‘significant’ rest – Wood

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Northampton Saints forward Tom Wood tells BBC Radio Northampton that his foot injury needs ‘significant’ rest which means he will miss England’s summer tour of South Africa.

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VIDEO: Bale hopes Spurs’ luck improves

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale says his side are playing “some good stuff at the moment”, despite a run of two wins in 11 Premier League games.

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VIDEO: Bale hopes Spurs’ luck improves

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale says his side are playing “some good stuff at the moment”, despite a run of two wins in 11 Premier League games.

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McCoist ‘no regrets’ over panel

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Ally McCoist says he should not have to consider the “lunatic fringe” when expressing his views on the SFA judicial panel.

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Wood ruled out of England SA tour

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood confirms he will miss England’s summer tour of South Africa with a foot injury.

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Distillery in must-win final game

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Lisburn Distillery know they must beat Ballymena United to avoid the relegation/promotion play-off with Newry.

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Distillery in must-win final game

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Lisburn Distillery know they must beat Ballymena United to avoid the relegation/promotion play-off with Newry.

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McLeish focused only on survival

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says he will only talk about his future at the club once the season is over.

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Man City v Man Utd

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s game between Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League.

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Car-damage footballer cautioned

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Sunderland footballer Lee Cattermole accepts a conditional caution for damaging five vehicles in Newcastle.

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VIDEO: McCoist stands by panel demands

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Rangers manager Ally McCoist speaks to the media about the Scottish FA judiciary panel’s decision to impose a 12-month transfer ban on the club.

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Men jailed over Lennon bomb plot

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Two men who sent suspect packages to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile fans are jailed for five years.

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VIDEO: Rangers decline devastating – Laudrup

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Former Rangers star Brian Laudrup says it is devastating to see the plight of his former club and hopes that a new buyer can come in to save the club.

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Chelsea v QPR

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s game between Chelsea and QPR in the Premier League.

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Guardiola to leave Barcelona post

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

Pep Guardiola will stand down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season and will be replaced by assistant Tito Vilanova.

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Foxes manager expects busy summer

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

Manager Nigel Pearson says the new Financial Fair Play rules will not stop Leicester making “significant” investment in the squad.

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