Van Persie earns Man United praise

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Robin van Persie’s Manchester United team-mates praise the Dutch striker for scoring against former club Arsenal.

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Brentford v Doncaster: League One’s thrilling climax

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Fans, managers and players look back on dramatic match at Griffin Park that decided automatic promotion from League One

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No more room for errors – Wenger

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says they will qualify for the Champions League but admits there is no more room for mistakes.

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Wilkinson coy over Lions prospects

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Jonny Wilkinson remains coy on his chances of receiving a Lions call-up after leading Toulon to the Heineken Cup final.

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VIDEO: Team comes first – Lampard

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Midfielder Frank Lampard insists that the “team comes first” as his 201st club goal helps Chelsea beat Swansea 2-0 and leaves him one short of the club’s all-time record.

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VIDEO: Van Persie showed bottle – Ferguson

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says “it took bottle” for Robin van Persie to convert a penalty against former club Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates.

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Bristol Academy set up Arsenal final

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Natalia and Laura del Rio scored as Bristol Academy reached the FA Women’s Cup final with a 2-0 victory against Lincoln.

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VIDEO: Goal difficult to accept – Wenger

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that the way his team conceded is “difficult to accept”, after their 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

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QPR count the cost of relegation

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The key moments, stats and quotes from QPR’s expensive Premier League campaign to forget

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Newport 1-0 Grimsby (agg 2-0)

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Christian Jolley gets the goal as Newport beat Grimsby to set up an all-Welsh Conference play-off final against Wrexham.

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Arsenal 1-1 Man Utd

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Robin van Persie scores on his return to Emirates Stadium as Manchester United dent Arsenal’s top-four hopes.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Hibernian 3-3 St Mirren

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

St Mirren earn another point as they fight to avoid relegation from the Scottish Premier League. Leigh Griffiths’s first goal on the day for Hibs is the pick of the six that were scored at Easter Road.

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Adkins aims for top-flight return

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Reading manager Nigel Adkins targets an immediate return to the Premier League after his side are relegated.

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VIDEO: Laudrup rues ‘crazy five minutes’

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup rues a “crazy five minutes” which saw his side concede twice in their loss to Chelsea.

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VIDEO: Benitez praises ‘fantastic’ Lampard

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Interim coach Rafael Benitez praises Frank Lampard, who set up a goal and scored another in Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win over Swansea.

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Chelsea 2-0 Swansea

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Frank Lampard’s penalty moves him to within one goal of equalling Chelsea’s record as the Blues beat Swansea.

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Redknapp wants players to stay

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp says he will resist any attempt by his players to leave the club following relegation.

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Saracens 12-24 Toulon

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Jonny Wilkinson kicks all 24 points in a 24-12 win to guide Toulon past Saracens and set up an all-French Heineken Cup final with Clermont.

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VIDEO: Adkins looking to bounce back

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Nigel Adkins says Reading must learn from their relegation and use it as an “opportunity” to build towards the future.

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VIDEO: Van Persie’s dressing room error

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie nearly enters wrong dressing room on his return to the Emirates.

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McCall full of praise for Well stars

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Manager Stuart McCall says he witnessed “something special” as Motherwell beat Celtic to clinch European football for 2013/14

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VIDEO: Arsenal give Man Utd guard of honour

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Manchester United’s players receive a guard of honour from Arsenal at the Emirates after being crowned Premier League champions on Monday.

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VIDEO: We killed each other off – Redknapp

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Harry Redknapp says QPR and Reading “killed each other off” after their 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium. relegated both clubs from the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Reading and QPR down after draw

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Reading and Queens Park Rangers are both relegated from the Premier League after a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium.

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Kidderminster 1-3 Wrexham (agg 2-5)

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Wrexham make the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final at Wembley with a 5-2 aggregate win over Kidderminster Harriers.

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Reading 0-0 QPR

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Reading and QPR are relegated to the Championship after a 0-0 draw between the Premier League’s bottom two clubs.

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Defeat like family death – Taylor

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has likened their humiliating 6-0 home defeat to Liverpool to a death in the family.

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Motherwell 3-1 Celtic

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Motherwell guarantee European football for the 2013/14 season by coming from behind to beat Celtic at Fir Park.

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Linfield snub Crusaders officials

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Crusaders were told that the club would not be welcome in the directors’ box at Saturday’s game against Linfield.

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Rosler blames team for penalty miss

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler said the team were to blame for the penalty miss against Doncaster which cost them promotion.

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Ask Jeremy Guscott Lions special

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

With the Lions announcement looming and Jonny Wilkinson’s fine display on Sunday, do you have a question for the BBC rugby union expert?

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Barnsley 2-0 Hull City

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

Hull miss the chance to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League following defeat at struggling Barnsley.

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Welsh will have bulk of Lions – Wood

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

Keith Wood expects Wales to make up the bulk of Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia.

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Tan pledges long term to Cardiff

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

Cardiff City’s Malaysian owner Vincent Tan pledges to stay with the Premier League-bound club for the long term.

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‘Problems’ as Brazil stadium reopens

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:42 am

The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopens after nearly three years of renovation, but Brazilian media highlight problems with the venue.

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In pictures: Maracana stadium reopens

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:37 am

Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium as it reopens after a two-year refurbishment.

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Real Madrid make Barcelona wait

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Barcelona must wait at least another week to be crowned champions as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon.

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Undisciplined Newcastle anger Pardew

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits his side “lost discipline” in the humiliating 6-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

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O’Gara dejected at Munster cup exit

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Ronan O’Gara says Munster’s defeat by Clermont Auvergne in what may be his last Heineken Cup match is “hard to take”.

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Rodgers proud after ‘difficult week’

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool’s 6-0 win over Newcastle is a great victory after a “difficult week”.

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Saunders wants to stay on at Wolves

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Dean Saunders wants to remain as Wolves manager even if they are relegated from the Championship to League One.

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VIDEO: Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Reds

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the 6-0 victory against Newcastle was a great victory that ends a very difficult week for the club.

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VIDEO: We are in relegation battle – Pardew

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Manager Alan Pardew says Newcastle have to show they “have the heart for the battle” after a 6-0 loss at home to Liverpool.

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Brentford 0-1 Doncaster

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Doncaster win the League One title thanks to an injury-time goal in the winner-takes-all showdown against Brentford.

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Scunthorpe 3-1 Swindon

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Scunthorpe United are relegated from League One after two seasons in the third tier despite beating Swindon Town.

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Tranmere 0-0 Bournemouth

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Bournemouth miss out on the League One title after a goalless draw at Tranmere and Doncaster’s dramatic victory.

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Flynn delighted as Doncaster go up

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Doncaster boss Brian Flynn calls their promotion back to the Championship after a dramatic win at Brentford “brilliant”.

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Northampton 2-0 Barnet

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Barnet are relegated to the Football Conference after eight seasons in League Two after losing at Northampton Town.

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Rotherham 2-0 Aldershot

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Rotherham beat Aldershot to secure promotion to League One, while the Shots are relegated to the Football Conference.

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AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Fleetwood

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Jack Midson’s penalty secures AFC Wimbledon’s Football League status after beating Fleetwood Town 2-1 at Kingsmeadow.

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Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Liverpool start life without the suspended Luis Suarez with an emphatic 6-0 victory against relegation-threatened Newcastle.

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Peterborough 1-0 Sheffield Wed

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Grant McCann’s stunning free-kick lifts Peterborough out of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference.

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VIDEO: Norwich did not do enough – Hughton

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Manager Chris Hughton admits Norwich “didn’t do enough” to combat Stoke’s “direct” style in a 1-0 Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

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VIDEO: Fulham boss Jol wants top 10 finish

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Fulham manager Martin Jol is aiming for his side to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League, despite their 1-0 defeat against Everton.

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VIDEO: Villas-Boas pleased to salvage draw

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Andre Villas-Boas says Tottenham showed “good desire” to “salvage a point” after equalising in added time to draw at Wigan.

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Martinez says Wigan will beat drop

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Roberto Martinez believes Wigan can beat the drop if they can repeat the “magnificent” effort in their 2-2 draw against Spurs.

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VIDEO: Saints had blackout – Pochettino

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says the 3-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion is his sides worst defeat of the season.

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Clermont Auvergne 16-10 Munster

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Clermont Auvergne reach their maiden Heineken Cup final as they survive a late Munster assault to win 16-10.

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Leeds 1-2 Brighton

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Brighton secure a place in the play-offs thanks to Jose Ulloa’s late winner against Leeds in an incident-packed match.

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VIDEO: Three up front paid off – Clarke

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm

West Brom manager Steve Clarke praises the work of his strikers after picking a bold formation featuring three forwards for their 3-0 away win at Southampton.

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VIDEO: Pulis praises ‘remarkable’ Stoke

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Manager Tony Pulis says it is “remarkable” that Stoke could survive for a sixth consecutive Premier League season, after a 1-0 home win over Norwich.

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VIDEO: Wigan were magnificent – Martinez

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Roberto Martinez proud of Wigan’s performance in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham, despite gifting the visitors an injury-time equaliser.

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VIDEO: Everton aiming for Europe – Moyes

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

David Moyes has not given up on qualifying for Europe following Everton’s 1-0 victory over Fulham at Goodison Park.

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Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Emmerson Boyce’s late own goal robs Wigan of a much-needed win over Spurs and leaves their survival hopes in the balance.

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Stoke 1-0 Norwich

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Charlie Adam’s strike puts Stoke on the brink of Premier League safety and leaves Norwich facing a nervy end to the season.

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Everton 1-0 Fulham

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Everton stay in the running for a place in Europe next season after a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Goodison Park.

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Southampton 0-3 West Brom

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Marc-Antoine Fortune, Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long score as 10-man West Brom easily see off nine-man Southampton.

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Wolves 1-2 Burnley

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Burnley end lingering fears of relegation with a win at Molineux that leaves Wolves on the brink of the drop to League One.

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Lawro’s predictions

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Ashes hero Steve Harmison

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Cliftonville 2-1 Ballinamallard Utd

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Cliftonville celebrate the return of the Gibson Cup to Solitude by edging out a determined Ballinamallard.

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Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Derek McInnes’s home debut as Aberdeen manager is marked by victory, thanks to Niall McGinn’s early strike.

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Cardiff 1-1 Bolton

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Craig Noone’s free-kick rescues a draw for Championship winners Cardiff City after Chris Eagles had put play-off chasing Bolton ahead.

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Dundee 1-0 Hearts

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Dundee retain a chance of escaping relegation as Ryan Conroy gives them a 1-0 win over 10-man Hearts.

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Hibernian 3-3 St Mirren

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Leigh Griffiths’ 27th goal of the season gives Hibernian a point in a 3-3 draw with struggling St Mirren.

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Leinster 44-16 Biarritz

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Leinster will return to the RDS for an Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais after thrashing Biarritz 44-16.

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VIDEO: We need more away goals – Allardyce

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Manager Sam Allardyce concedes that West Ham’s away goals tally is “too poor” after a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City.

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Lomas pleased with Hasselbaink class

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas lauds the impact of Nigel Hasselbaink after his side’s win against Inverness CT.

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VIDEO: Mancini wanted more City goals

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Roberto Mancini said his side should have scored more than the two goals they managed in beating West Ham.

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Man City 2-1 West Ham

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Manchester City’s first game since losing the league title to Manchester United ends with a win over West Ham.

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Irish Premiership – final scores

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Final scores from Saturday’s six Irish Premiership games as Cliftonville prepare to lift the Gibson Cup at Solitude.

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East Stirlingshire 2-4 Rangers

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Scottish Third Division winners Rangers move on to the 80-point mark with victory over East Stirlingshire.

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Lennon not sure of Celtic future

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will not decide his future with the Scottish champions until the end of the season.

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Green ally Ahmad leaves Rangers

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Rangers say Imran Ahmad has left the club following a week of allegations against the commercial director.

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Suarez is Mancini’s player of year

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini names Luis Suarez as his player of the year, despite the Uruguayan’s biting ban.

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St Johnstone 1-0 Inverness CT

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Steven MacLean keeps St Johnstone’s European hopes alive with a late winner against 10-man Inverness.

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VIDEO: Arsenal reach 13th FA Cup final

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Arsenal reach their 13th FA Women’s Cup final with a 2-1 win against Liverpool at Anfield.

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VIDEO: Suarez player of the year – Mancini

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says Luis Suarez is his player of the year – despite the 10-match biting ban

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VIDEO: Ferguson on Suarez and Cantona bans

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:22 am

Sir Alex Ferguson says he can understand why Liverpool are aggrieved by the FA giving Luis Suarez a 10-match ban.

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Where would your club be without the top scorer?

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

How would each Premier League team fare without the services of their leading scorer?

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Boss Coleman committed to Wales

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Manager Chris Coleman says he intends to honour his Wales contract and has no plans to walk away from the job.

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Terry would consider England call

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Chelsea captain John Terry reaffirms international retirement but would consider returning in an injury crisis.

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County upbeat on league shake-up

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

League restructuring could still happen in time for next season, according to Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor.

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How do you select a pride of Lions?

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:46 am

Former coaches and players on what issues Warren Gatland faces before finalising his squad to tour Australia

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AUDIO: Players gave their all – Pearson

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson tells BBC Radio Leicester that his players fought all the way despite going down 2-1 to Watford, which deals a huge blow to their play-off hopes.

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Hereford players not paid for April

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Hereford United players are told by text that they will not received their players have not been paid.

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Adams enjoying County’s Europe chase

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Ross County manager Derek Adams revels in his side’s lofty position in the Scottish Premier League.

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Arsenal reach FA Women’s Cup final

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Arsenal reach their 13th FA Women’s Cup final as Ellen White and Kim Little clinch a 2-1 win against Liverpool.

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Orient loses stadium review plea

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Leyton Orient’s written application for judicial review into the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium is rejected by a court.

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‘It’s not a red card’ – McNamara

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Dundee Utd manager Jackie McNamara feels Barry Douglas’s red card in the defeat to Ross County was extremely harsh.

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VIDEO: Di Canio and Lambert on crucial tie

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert discuss their upcoming clash at Villa Park.

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