VIDEO: Late goal hard for Jol to take

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Fulham boss Martin Jol says his team are finding Premier League games “difficult to win” after a late goal gives Cardiff a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage.

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VIDEO: Big decisions went our way – Bruce

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says the key refereeing decisions favoured his side in their 1-0 win against West Ham.

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VIDEO: Allardyce incensed by Brady ‘dive’

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce cannot hide his displeasure at the penalty awarded against his side during their 1-0 loss to Hull City at the KC Stadium.

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Bath 33-18 London Irish

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Bath make it three wins from their first four Premiership outings with a 33-18 home win against London Irish.

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VIDEO: Clarke revels in ‘fantastic’ win

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Manager Steve Clarke says West Brom “deserve credit” for their “fantastic” 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Manchester United.

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Aston Villa 3-2 Man City

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Manchester City miss the chance to go top of the Premier League following a surprise 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Man Utd did not play well enough – Moyes

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Manager David Moyes says Manchester United “did not defend or attack well” after they suffer a shock 3-2 defeat by West Brom at Old Trafford.

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Fulham 1-2 Cardiff

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Jordon Mutch’s injury-time goal at Fulham gives Cardiff their first away win in the top flight for more than 50 years.

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QPR 2-0 Middlesbrough

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

QPR remain unbeaten in the Championship after a comfortable home victory over Middlesbrough keeps them top of the table.

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VIDEO: Pellegrini ‘cannot believe’ defeat

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he “cannot believe” that his team lost 3-2 at Aston Villa, having twice been in front.

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Portadown 2-1 Glentoran

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Portadown come from behind to beat Glentoran at Shamrock Park and move to the top of the Irish Premiership table.

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Lennon expects brighter Barca start

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Neil Lennon knows his players will have to start sharper against Barcelona on Tuesday than they did at Kilmarnock.

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Harlequins 12-22 Saracens

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Saracens maintain the only 100% record in the Premiership this season with a 22-12 win at fellow title contenders Harlequins.

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Man Utd 1-2 West Brom

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Saido Berahino scores the winner as West Brom claim a famous 2-1 victory at Manchester United, who slip to 12th in the table.

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Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Dani Osvaldo scores his first Southampton goal as they climb to fourth with a comfortable win against Crystal Palace.

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Wasps 32-16 Worcester

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Matt Mullan’s first try in five years sends Wasps on the way to a 32-16 victory over his old club Worcester at Adams Park.

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Vertonghen is a disgrace – Mourinho

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho calls Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen “a disgrace” after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

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Inverness CT 3-0 Hibernian

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Billy McKay fires Inverness back to the top of the Premiership table with a commanding win at home to Hibernian.

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Hull City 1-0 West Ham

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Robbie Brady’s controversial penalty sends Hull City seventh in the Premier League as West Ham’s woes continue.

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VIDEO: Vertonghen a disgrace – Mourinho

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the way Spurs Jan Vertonghen behaved in an incident which led to Fernando Torres being sent off during the 1-1 draw against Tottenham was a “disgrace.”

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VIDEO: Impressive Ulster beat Treviso

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Michael Allen scores two tries as Ulster eases to a bonus-point win in the Pro12 clash at Ravenhill.

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VIDEO: Draw fair result – Villas-Boas

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says the sending off of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane was a “fair” decision.

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Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

John Terry scores a second-half equaliser as 10-man Chelsea draw 1-1 at Tottenham, who led through Glyfi Sigurdsson.

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Nott’m Forest 1-0 Derby

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

A first-half Jack Hobbs header gives Nottingham Forest victory over 10-man Derby in the Championship at the City Ground.

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Irish Premiership – final scores

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Results from Saturday’s full programme of Irish Premiership action.

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Killie’s Johnston defiant on tickets

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Michael Johnston accuses Kilmarnock fans of trying to force the club into administration by withholding revenue for ticket sales.

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PFA calls for boot safety checks

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor calls on Fifa to investigate the ‘hybrid boots’ that put players’ safety at risk.

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What’s inside a footballer’s contract?

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6:16 am

From eating bans to £5,000 for a 30-second appearance, the contents of a professional footballer’s contract revealed

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Halfpenny linked with Toulon move

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

The Lions full-back would be an ideal replacement for Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon, says ex-Wales centre Tom Shanklin.

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Northampton 33-14 Sale

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Lions winger George North scores his first try for Northampton as Saints beat Sale 33-14 at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Huddersfield 1-1 Blackpool

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

James Vaughan misses a late penalty as Huddersfield have to settle for a point against high-flying Blackpool.

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Bohemians 2-0 Derry City

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Derry City’s hopes of securing a Europa League place suffer a blow after a 2-0 defeat by Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

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Edinburgh 9-22 Scarlets

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Captain Jonathan Davies and wings Nick Reynolds and Jordan Williams score tries as the Scarlets beat Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

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VIDEO: Mourinho hints at Mata starting role

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Manager Jose Mourinho says forward Juan Mata has moved in “my direction” following his mid-week performance in the League Cup against Swindon and may start on Saturday against Tottenham.

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VIDEO: Managers look ahead to weekend games

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

A selection of managers look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

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Leinster 34-20 Blues

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Sam Warburton returns to action but the Cardiff Blues slip to a 34-20 defeat by Pro12 champions Leinster in Dublin.

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Ulster 32-13 Benetton Treviso

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Michael Allen scores two tries as Ulster ease to a 32-13 bonus-point victory over Treviso in the Pro12 clash at Ravenhill.

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Zebre 17-24 Glasgow

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Byron McGuigan runs in two tries as Pro12 leaders Glasgow Warriors win 24-17 to maintain their 100% winning record.

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VIDEO: Football Focus for BBC World

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Dan Walker is joined by former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane – who has gone back to Goodison Park to meet Toffees skipper Phil Jagielka.

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Guscott’s Premiership focus – Harlequins v Saracens

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

England’s Chris Robshaw must shine in the big London derby between Harlequins and Saracens, says Jeremy Guscott.

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Guscott’s Premiership focus – Harlequins v Saracens

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

England’s Chris Robshaw must shine in the big London derby between Harlequins and Saracens, says Jeremy Guscott

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VIDEO: Leonard on Harlequins v Saracens

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

World Cup-winning prop Jason Leonard talks to BBC London’s Sara Orchard about this weekend’s Aviva Premiership London derby between Harlequins and Saracens.

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VIDEO: The West Brom manager curse

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

When Sunderland parted company with Paolo Di Canio he became the latest victim of the West Brom manager curse.

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Barca sure of Celts threat – Commons

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Kris Commons is sure Barcelona will not underestimate Celtic’s chances of repeating last season’s historic win.

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The Y-word: Pride or prejudice?

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Two linguists discuss the meaning of the word “Yid”, its re-appropriation and whether banning it from chants could work

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Messi in Spain tax fraud hearing

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Barcelona’s Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and his father are questioned in a Spanish court over tax fraud allegations.

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VIDEO: Van Persie back involved – Moyes

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

David Moyes confirms striker Robin van Persie “will be back involved somewhere” against West Brom on Saturday after missing two games with a groin problem.

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Aluko not giving up on World Cup

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hull City’s Sone Aluko says he is concentrating on playing for his club in the hope of forcing his was way back into Nigeria’s World Cup plans.

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VIDEO: Suarez is a ‘nice fella’ – Mignolet

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says controversial striker Luis Suarez is a “nice fella” as the Uruguayan prepares to make his return to Premier League action

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Striker Fletcher out for six weeks

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher faces six weeks on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder against West Brom.

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AUDIO: Stringer backs Bath squad rotation

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Bath scrum-half Peter Stringer tells BBC Radio Bristol he accepts the coaches need to rotate the squad in order to compete in the Premiership.

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Tottenham can win title – Mourinho

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham are one of six teams who could win the Premier League this season.

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VIDEO: Kroenke backing delights Wenger

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he feels ‘honoured’ after owner Stan Kroenke said he would like the Frenchman to stay at the club.

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VIDEO: Mackay ‘relishing’ trip to Fulham

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Malky Mackay says he is “relishing” Cardiff’s trip to Fulham but remains wary of wary of Fulham’s “five or six individual match-winners”.

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Gibraltar given Champions League spot

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Gibraltar’s entry into Uefa could see two Manchester Uniteds in next season’s Champions League

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Ferencvaros player has heart attack

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Ferencvaros defender Akeem Adams is in a critical condition after a heart attack on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Martinez makes life easier – Jagielka

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Everton captain Phil Jagielka talks to BBC Sport about the changes implemented by new manager Roberto Martinez since taking over at the club.

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Coleman deal could hinge on results

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford hints that Wales’ next two results could influence manager Chris Coleman’s contract talks.

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Saints chief expects Euro backing

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson is confident that Pro12 teams will join a breakaway European competition.

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BBC to show Hibs v Hearts Cup clash

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hibernian’s Scottish League Cup quarter-final tie with rivals Hearts at Easter Road will be shown live on BBC TV.

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Bale set for home debut in Madrid derby

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

Gareth Bale could make his home debut on Saturday in the Madrid derby, Barcelona go for record start, plus a European round-up.

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Besiktas punished for crowd trouble

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

Besiktas are forced to play four home games behind closed doors after their match with Galatasaray was ended by a pitch invasion.

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Wednesday bring in striker Fryatt

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:54 am

Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday sign Hull City striker Matty Fryatt on a one-month loan deal.

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Qatar 2022 ‘must respect workers’

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:20 am

Qatar must respect the rights of workers who are to deliver the 2022 World Cup, says the world professional footballers’ association.

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Wenger ‘honoured’ by Kroenke backing

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:07 am

Arsene Wenger is delighted to have the backing of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and hopes to extend his stay with the club.

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Inter beat Fiorentina to stay unbeaten

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

Inter Milan come from behind to end Fiorentina’s unbeaten start and maintain their own in Serie A.

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Hamilton opts to skip Seaview game

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:16 am

Concern over the pitch at Crusaders leads to player-manager Gary Hamilton leaving himself out of the Glenavon squad.

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Balotelli apologises for red card

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli apologises to team-mates and fans for his red card after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Napoli.

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VIDEO: Jol ‘concerned’ by Fulham firepower

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

Martin Jol says he is “concerned” that there are “not enough goals” in the team in the absence of Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Bent.

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Is it OK to admire MK Dons?

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

After 10 years of being called ‘Franchise FC’, is it now acceptable to admire Milton Keynes Dons?

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Mourinho not my friend – Villas-Boas

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has no regrets about his friendship with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho breaking down.

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Twelvetrees signs Gloucester deal

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

England centre Billy Twelvetrees commits to a new two-year contract with Premiership outfit Gloucester.

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Twelvetrees signs Gloucester deal

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

England centre Billy Twelvetrees commits to a new two-year contract with Premiership outfit Gloucester.

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VIDEO: Twelvetrees focused on Gloucester

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

Gloucester and England centre Billy Twelvetrees tells BBC Points West he is focused on improving for his club after signing a new two-year deal at Kingsholm.

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VIDEO: Twelvetrees focused on Gloucester

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

Gloucester and England centre Billy Twelvetrees tells BBC Points West he is focused on improving for his club after signing a new two-year deal at Kingsholm.

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Liverpool v Bristol: WSL decider

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:03 am

The Women’s Super League title goes down to the final game as leaders Liverpool host second-placed Bristol Academy on Sunday.

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VIDEO: Hernandez is wasted at Man Utd – Savage

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:25 am

Robbie Savage says Mexican forward Javier Hernandez is wasted at Manchester United because he is too good to be “fourth choice”.

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VIDEO: Lambert aiming for World Cup place

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:08 am

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is “doing everything” he can to make the squad for next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Scotland 7-0 Bosnia

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Six different Scots score in a demolition of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup qualifier at Fir Park.

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VIDEO: Duggan hat-trick sinks hapless Turkey

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Everton forward Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as England beat Turkey 8-0 in the World Cup qualifier at Fratton Park on Wednesday.

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Signeul delight at Scotland victory

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Anna Signeul says Bosnia could not live with Scotland’s high tempo in their comprehensive World Cup qualifying win.

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Magnificent seven goals for Scotland

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Lisa Evans inspires Scotland to victory against Bosnia in a one-sided 2015 World Cup qualifier at Fir Park.

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Wales Women 1-0 Belarus Women

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Striker Helen Ward celebrates her 50th cap by helping Wales Women to a win in their World Cup qualifier against Belarus.

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England 8-0 Turkey

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Toni Duggan scores a 37-minute hat-trick as England continue their winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Jamaica player Hue gets drugs ban

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Jamaica’s Jermaine Hue is banned for nine months after failing a drugs test with the team doctor suspended for four years.

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Lawro’s predictions

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on the new voice of the classified results, Charlotte Green

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Eto’o called up to Cameroon squad

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Striker Samuel Eto’o is called up to Cameroon’s squad for the World Cup play-off against Tunisia despite retirement reports.

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Eto’o called up to Cameroon squad

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Striker Samuel Eto’o is called up to Cameroon’s squad for the World Cup play-off against Tunisia despite retirement reports.

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Humphreys elected PFA chairman

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Chesterfield’s Ritchie Humphreys will succeed Clarke Carlisle as Professional Footballers’ Association chairman in November.

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VIDEO: England 8-0 Turkey – reaction

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Watch post-match reaction after England’s women thrash Turkey 8-0 in their second qualifier for the 2015 World Cup at Fratton Park.

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Man Utd title concern for Schmeichel

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says he is “not confident” about his old club’s title chances.

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Real referee mental state questioned

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Spain’s referees’ chief questions the mental state of the official that awarded Real Madrid a late penalty in their 2-1 win over Elche.

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Everton’s Duffy joins Yeovil on loan

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Everton defender Shane Duffy signs for Championship side Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan deal.

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Isco fever inspires Zidane comparison

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Why Isco’s fine start at Real Madrid may soon have even France legend Zinedine Zidane paying homage

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VIDEO: Schmeichel unsure of Man Utd title chances

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says he is not confident his former side will retain the Premier League.

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Van Ginkel ruled out for six months

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

New Chelsea signing Marco van Ginkel will be unavailable for the next six months after having surgery on a knee injury.

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VIDEO: Villas-Boas plays down Mourinho rivalry

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas plays down the significance of any rivalry between himself and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ahead of the teams’ meeting on Saturday.

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Sleaford & Huntingdon out of FA Cup

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Sleaford Town and Huntingdon Town are thrown out of the FA Cup after a mass brawl saw their fixture abandoned.

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IRB Euro backing key – Celtic unions

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

The Celtic unions say their clubs will not participate in any European competition unless it has the “full approval” of the IRB.

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VIDEO: Bale could be as good as me – Jones

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Wales and Spurs great Cliff Jones is delighted to join the National Football Hall of Fame and jokes Bale needs to learn to head the ball

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