Cardiff concentrate on ‘one target’

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman has his sights on one man for manager but refuses to confirm if it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Inverness CT 0-1 Celtic

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Kris Commons’s early goal gives Celtic victory over Inverness, as Neil Lennon’s side continue their unbeaten league run.

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Zlatan link is ‘Celtic compliment’

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

A story suggesting Zlatan Ibrahimovic could finish his career with Celtic is a nice boost for manager Neil Lennon.

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Is England still suspicious of ‘creative’ players?

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Coaches have been part of the problem but players like Ravel Morrison and Ross Barkley are showing there is a new breed

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Welsh regions closer to WRU split

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

The Welsh regions are unlikely to meet the WRU deadline on a new participation agreement, raising chances of a breakaway.

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Win meant a lot to Dragons players

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

Newport Gwent Dragons coach Lyn Jones praises his players after their Boxing Day win over Cardiff Blues.

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Hodgson on England’s World Cup prospects

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

Roy Hodgson tells BBC Sport that England do not lack mental strength, but will not be drawn on their World Cup prospects

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Hodgson boosts youngsters’ Brazil hopes

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

England manager Roy Hodgson says the likes of Ross Barkley and Ravel Morrison can make his 2014 World Cup squad.

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Kerslake ‘no interest’ in Cardiff job

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Caretaker boss David Kerslake says he is not in the running to take over from Malky Mackay as manager of Cardiff City.

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Davids may quit playing for Barnet

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids may end his playing career after being shown his third red card of the season.

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VIDEO: Leinster prove too strong for Ulster

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Leinster are in second place in the Pro12 after beating Ulster in a hard-edged derby duel at the RDS.

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Ill Borini released from hospital

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is released from hospital after falling ill during his team’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff.

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VIDEO: Fightback was incredible – Poyet

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Manager Gus Poyet says Sunderland’s fightback from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away against Cardiff is “incredible”.

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Leinster 19-6 Ulster

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Dominant Leinster move up to second place in the Pro12 standings after beating Irish rivals Ulster 19-6 at the RDS.

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Welbeck can get better – Moyes

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Manchester United boss David Moyes wants Danny Welbeck to improve his finishing after the striker’s winner at Norwich.

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Huddlestone cuts hair after scoring

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Tom Huddlestone cuts his hair during Hull’s 6-0 victory over Fulham after scoring for the first time in 32 months.

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Man City show title credentials – Pellegrini

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City are showing title-winning credentials after beating Crystal Palace.

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Cardiff City 2-2 Sunderland

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Sunderland score two late goals to rescue a point against Cardiff in the first match since City’s sacking of Malky Mackay.

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Cockerill makes Sale ‘cheat’ claim

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill accuses Sale of ‘cheating’ at the scrum following their 30-23 win over the Sharks.

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Harlequins 22-6 Exeter Chiefs

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Nick Evans, Charlie Walker and Mike Brown all score tries as Harlequins brush aside Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham.

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Chelsea need new striker – Hasselbaink

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Former Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says signing a new striker in January is a priority for boss Jose Mourinho.

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VIDEO: Unbelievable day for Hull – Bruce

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Steve Bruce says Hull’s 6-0 thrashing of Fulham was an “unbelievable day that doesn’t come very often”.

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VIDEO: Meulensteen ‘shocked’ by thrashing

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Rene Meulensteen says he is “shocked” by Fulham’s collapse after they conceded six second half goals at Hull City.

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VIDEO: Lambert pleased with Villa ‘effort’

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Manager Paul Lambert says Aston Villa have “a long, long way to go” after a 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Swansea.

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Norwich City 0-1 Manchester United

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Danny Welbeck scores the winner as Manchester United defeat Norwich 1-0 to secure a fourth straight league win.

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VIDEO: Pulis: Palace fantastic despite loss

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says his side played “fantastic” after narrowly losing 1-0 away to Manchester City.

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Fulham boss ‘shocked’ by Hull thrashing

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has apologised to the club’s fans after their heavy 6-0 defeat to Hull admitting it left him “shocked”.

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VIDEO: Huddlestone happy to earn haircut

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Tom Huddlestone is happy to have the “chance to try different hairstyles again” after scoring his first goal since April 2011 in Hull’s 6-0 win over Fulham.

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VIDEO: Welbeck made the difference – Moyes

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Manchester United manager David Moyes says that Danny Welbeck was the difference in his side’s 1-0 defeat of Norwich.

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Manchester City 1-0 Crystal Palace

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Edin Dzeko’s strike moves Manchester City to the Premier League summit after an edgy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

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VIDEO: Fortunate goal tough to take – Hughton

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Norwich manager Chris Hughton says that the goal Manchester United scored in their 1-0 win over his side was “tough to take”.

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VIDEO: Pellegrini relieved after tough win

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Manager Manuel Pellegrini says he “never thought it would be easy” playing Crystal Palace, as his Manchester City side narrowly win 1-0 at the Etihad.

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Hull City 6-0 Fulham

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Steve Bruce’s Hull score six second-half goals as they win 6-0 to move seven points clear of 18th-placed Fulham.

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VIDEO: Swansea lost two points – Laudrup

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Manager Michael Laudrup believes Swansea “lost two points” after drawing 1-1 in the Premier League at Aston Villa.

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Dundee 3-0 Dumbarton

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Peter MacDonald’s double gives Dundee a win over Dumbarton to keep them top of the Scottish Championship.

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Aston Villa 1-1 Swansea City

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Aston Villa end a four-match Premier League losing streak with a draw against a Swansea team which dominated throughout.

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Leicester Tigers 30-23 Sale Sharks

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Leicester survive a second-half fightback from Sale at Welford Road as the visitors pick up a losing bonus point.

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Luton Town 6-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Luke Guttridge scores twice as Luton Town go top of the Conference Premier by hammering Kidderminster Harriers.

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Northampton 43-25 Bath

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Northampton Saints come from behind to beat Bath and bring to an end their five-match winning run in the Premiership.

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Worcester 8-26 Saracens

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Winless Worcester lose again at Sixways in the bottom v top clash against Premiership leaders Saracens.

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El Shaarawy out for up to 10 weeks

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Forward Stephan El Shaarawy could be out of action for up to 10 weeks, according to his club AC Milan.

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Salisbury City 2-1 Barnet

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Edgar Davids picks up his third red card of the season as Salisbury City beat nine-man Barnet.

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Injuries will decide fate – Allardyce

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the speed of recovery of his injured players will decide whether they stay in the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Mixed emotions after draw – Downing

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Caretaker manager Keith Downing has “mixed emotions” following West Brom’s thrilling 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham.

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VIDEO: Defensive injuries frustrate Allardyce

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Manager Sam Allardyce blamed a build-up of injuries in defence after West Ham gave away the lead twice to draw 3-3 with West Brom.

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West Ham United 3-3 West Bromwich Albion

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

West Ham battle back from 2-1 down but have to settle for a 3-3 draw against West Brom and remain in the bottom three.

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AC Milan deny Balotelli exit reports

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

AC Milan deny reports their president has decided to sell former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in January.

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Buddies want to extend Kello’s stay

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is eager to extend goalkeeper Marian Kello’s stay in Paisley beyond January.

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Cup final to be staged at Solitude

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Holders Cliftonville win home advantage for the 25 January League Cup final against north Belfast rivals Crusaders.

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Charlton Athletic in takeover talks

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Charlton Athletic confirm they are in talks with Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet about a takeover of the club.

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Pontypridd accuse ‘arrogant’ Blues

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Pontypridd claim that Cardiff Blues showed “arrogant contempt” in recruiting coach Dale McIntosh and captain Chris Dicomidis.

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Lawrenson warns Cardiff contenders

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The new Cardiff City manager has to have complete control of football matters, says BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.

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New Cardiff boss to have large funds

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

Cardiff’s new boss will be given extensive transfer funds in January by owner Vincent Tan following Malky Mackay’s sacking.

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Stranraer P-P Forfar Athletic

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

The Scottish League One game between Stranraer and Forfar Athletic is postponed due to a power failure at Stair Park.

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Stranraer P-P Forfar Athletic

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

The Scottish League One game between Stranraer and Forfar Athletic is postponed due to a power failure at Stair Park.

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Liverpool can win title – Mourinho

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Liverpool’s title aspirations have been boosted by their lack of European action.

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Newcastle 12-17 London Wasps

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Ashley Johnson and Sam Jones run over tries for London Wasps to condemn Newcastle Falcons to a fifth straight defeat.

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Williams wants Swans to bounce back

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Captain Ashley Williams says Swansea have to bounce back from back-to-back defeats in the Premier League when they face Aston Villa.

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Football League’s big challenges

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Match-fixing, names changes, transfer embargoes, the return of standing – the challenges facing the Football League in 2014

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Clubs consulted on return to standing

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Standing could make a permanent return at all levels of the Football League after its 72 clubs are asked for their opinion.

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Munster 22-16 Connacht

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

JJ Hanrahan scores all Munster’s points as the Pro12 leaders beat Connacht although the visitors snatch a bonus point.

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Locked-in footballer given ovation

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Former footballer Gary Parkinson receives a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.

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Baggies reject Mel as hunt goes on

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

West Brom end negotiations with former Real Betis boss Pepe Mel as their search to replace Steve Clarke continues.

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Cardiff’s Mackay had to go – Hammam

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Malky Mackay had to be sacked as manager of Cardiff City, says the club’s former owner Sam Hammam.

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FA asks Rodgers to explain comments

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The Football Association contacts Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers asking him to explain criticism of referee Lee Mason.

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A very sorry state of affairs at Cardiff

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

If Cardiff are relegated on Tan’s watch, says chief football writer Phil McNulty, there is no doubt who their fans will blame

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Nottingham Forest v Leeds United

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.

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Leicester City v Bolton Wanderers

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Championship game between Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership game between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Celtic.

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VIDEO: Mackay is Cardiff’s ‘greatest boss’

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Malky Mackay, sacked by Cardiff, is the greatest boss in their history.

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Stoke boss Hughes charged by FA

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is charged with improper conduct after his dismissal at Newcastle on Boxing Day.

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Swindon to consider Ranger future

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Boss Mark Cooper says Swindon may look to offload striker Nile Ranger in January after a string of disciplinary issues.

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Swindon to consider Ranger future

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Boss Mark Cooper says Swindon may look to offload striker Nile Ranger in January after a string of disciplinary issues.

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Sunderland close in on Alonso loan

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Sunderland close in on the loan signing of Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso but boss Gus Poyet is unlikely to get more money.

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Sunderland close in on Alonso loan

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Sunderland close in on the loan signing of Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso but boss Gus Poyet is unlikely to get more money.

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Yeovil to extend Duffy loan stay

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Everton defender Shane Duffy is to rejoin Yeovil Town on loan until the end of the season on 1 January.

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Yeovil to extend Duffy loan stay

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Everton defender Shane Duffy is to rejoin Yeovil Town on loan until the end of the season on 1 January.

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VIDEO: Mackay’s final Cardiff interview

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay speaks to the BBC after his final game in charge, a 3-0 Premier League home defeat by Southampton.

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Cardiff City sack manager Mackay

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Malky Mackay is sacked as Cardiff City manager 11 days after owner Vincent Tan told him to resign or be dismissed.

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Former Liverpool footballer dies

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

Former Liverpool footballer Wayne Harrison dies at the age of 46 following pancreatic problems, the club says.

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Hart is best in England – Pellegrini

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praises Joe Hart following his display in the Boxing Day win over Liverpool.

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Wenger criticises fixture schedule

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

Arsene Wenger calls Arsenal’s schedule “horrendous” as they end a winless run of four games with victory at West Ham.

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From making bricks to facing Rooney

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

Sergio Torres left his family’s brick factory in Argentina with £180 – and ended up playing at Old Trafford

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Resurgent Reds no longer irrelevant in title race

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

Even in defeat, improving Liverpool showed they are a side that must now be taken seriously, says chief football writer Phil McNulty

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Laudrup will make changes for Villa

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:10 am

Michael Laudrup says he will make changes for Swansea City’s game against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Highlights – St Johnstone 0-1 Celtic

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

Celtic extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 11 points with a narrow Boxing Day win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. Commentary by Alasdair Lamont. Please note, available to UK users only.

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Rodgers angry at ‘horrendous’ officials

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says that the match officials in the Reds’ 2-1 defeat at Man City were “horrendous”.

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Nottingham Forest 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Nottingham Forest climb into the Championship’s top five after a 2-0 win over promotion rivals QPR at the City Ground.

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I am a gamble as Spurs boss – Sherwood

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Tim Sherwood admits his appointment as Tottenham’s new head coach is a risky decision by chairman Daniel Levy.

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West Brom is must win – Allardyce

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce feels it is critical for his side’s survival bid that they beat West Brom on Saturday.

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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Man City move up to second in the Premier League table after coming from behind to defeat title rivals Liverpool 2-1.

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VIDEO: Lambert vows to fight on with Villa

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert promises to “roll up his sleeves and not give in” as he sees his team lose 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace following Dwight Gayle’s injury-time winner.

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VIDEO: Lambert vows to fight on with Villa

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert promises to “roll up his sleeves and not give in” as he sees his team lose 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace following Dwight Gayle’s injury-time winner.

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VIDEO: Meulensteen hails ‘fantastic’ Parker

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Head coach Rene Meulensteen praises Fulham’s “fantastic” captain Scott Parker, as his later winner gives them a 2-1 away win over Norwich on Boxing Day.

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VIDEO: Meulensteen hails ‘fantastic’ Parker

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Head coach Rene Meulensteen praises Fulham’s “fantastic” captain Scott Parker, as his later winner gives them a 2-1 away win over Norwich on Boxing Day.

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McKay focused despite English links

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Inverness striker Billy McKay insists transfer speculation linking him with English clubs will not distract him.

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Lawro’s Boxing Day predictions – Guy Mowbray

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray

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Van Dijk earns plaudits from Lennon

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Manager Neil Lennon heaps praise on goalscorer Virgil van Dijk following Celtic’s 1-0 victory at St Johnstone.

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West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski score as Arsenal rally to win 3-1 at West Ham, who drop into the bottom three.

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VIDEO: Norwich did not take chances – Hughton

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Norwich boss Chris Hughton says his team “did not make the most of their chances” after losing 2-1 at home to Fulham.

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