Live updates


FT: West Brom 2 - 2 Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion twice led Manchester United at the Hawthorns, but two second half goals by the visitors meant it a draw with two goals apiece.

The Baggies went ahead early on, thanks to an 8th minute goal by Stephane Sessegnon.

Marouane Fellaini equalised for Utd just minutes after the break, but West Brom reclaimed their lead in the 66th minute, courtesy of Saido Berahino.

But Daley Blind managed to secure a vital late goal for Louis Van Gaal's team, three minutes from time, to earn a draw.

Birmingham City 'part company' with manager Clark

Lee Clark has left Birmingham City Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Birmingham City have "parted company" with manager Lee Clark.

The club made the announcement a few hours ago after losing at home to Bolton on Saturday. Their first-team coach and chief scout have been placed in temporary charge.

Our reporter James Clark sent this report from St. Andrews.

Derby sign Jack Butland on one-month loan from Stoke

Derby have signed England Under-21 international goalkeeper Jack Butland on a one-month loan deal from Stoke.

England U21 goalkeeper Jack Butland Credit: PA

Rams head coach Steve McClaren has made a move for Butland following an injury to first-choice keeper Lee Grant, who will be out for between four and six weeks after sustaining an ankle problem during Saturday's 3-0 win at Reading.

The 21-year-old is set to make his debut for Derby in their Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.

"We're extremely pleased to welcome Jack Butland to Derby County and I would like to extend our thanks to Stoke City for agreeing to let him join us on loan," McClaren told his club's official website.

"Jack is a promising young goalkeeper and after Lee Grant picked up an injury on Saturday, as a management team, we quickly set about identifying someone to come into the group.

"We know a lot about Jack and he is someone who Eric Steele (Derby's goalkeeping coach) rates very highly."

Butland is behind Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen in the pecking order at Stoke and City boss Mark Hughes has been keen to get him out on loan.

The England Under-21 captain will now get some valuable minutes under his belt in the second tier - as he has done during the last two seasons at Birmingham, Barnsley and more recently Leeds.

Butland joined Stoke from Birmingham in January 2013 for a fee of just over £3 million. He has started three Premier League matches for the Potters.


  1. National

Stoke consider official complaint to BBC over Hartson

Charlie Adam's tucks away Stoke's controversial penalty. Credit: Reuters

Stoke City are pondering whether or not to make an official complaint to the BBC over comments made by John Hartson on Sunday night's Match of the Day 2.

The Welsh pundit questioned Stoke forward Victor Moses' professionalism and accused him of taking a "total dive" to win a penalty which helped defeat Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Swansea's manager Garry Monk also launched a stinging attack on Moses in his post-match interview, accusing the Nigerian of cheating and describing referee Michael Oliver's decision to award a penalty as "disgusting" and "disgraceful."

The FA are expected to charge Monk for his comments later today, and according to the Telegraph, Stoke's chairman Peter Coates has called a meeting with chief executive Tony Scholes to discuss the club's next step after finding Hartson's comments too unbalanced and accusatory for his liking.

  1. James Clark

Heartbreak for Crutchlow at Australian MotoGP

Coventry's Cal Crutchlow suffered a devastating blow at yesterday's Australian MotoGP as the British rider crashed out of second position on the final lap of the race.

Coventry's Cal Crutchlow onboard his Ducati MotoGP bike Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

It is suspected a falling track temperature could be to blame for the crash which happened with just a few corners until the chequered flag.

Other riders crashed out of the race, including World Champion Marc Marquez, who was leading the pack.

The crash meant Britain's Bradley Smith got his first podium in the elite class of motorcycle racing.

Load more updates