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Webb Ellis trophy arrives at Birmingham Fanzone

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy today's Rugby World Cup matches from the Birmingham Fanzone near Millennium point.

Villa Park will host its first match of the tournament when Samoa take on Samoa at 5:00pm.

As excitement builds, the Webb Ellis Trophy itself was in the city today, visiting the Fanzone before spectators arrive this lunchtime.

They can watch the match at Villa Park on the big screen, with thousands more expected for the biggest clash of the day when England and Wales meet at Twickenham at 8:00pm.


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Pulis - fans have forgiven 'naughty child' Berahino

Berahino scored the winner on his return to the starting line-up. Credit: PA

Tony Pulis believes West Brom's fans have forgiven 'naughty child' Saido Berahino for wanting to leave.

The boss insisted any rift between the striker and supporters has been healed following his return to the side.

Berahino threatened to never play for the club again following two rejected deadline-day bids from Tottenham, while he also had a transfer request blocked in the summer.

He scored the winner on his return to the starting line-up for the first time since asking to leave in Saturday's 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old was rested in Wednesday's 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Norwich but is expected to start at The Hawthorns against Everton on Monday and Pulis insisted he has been welcomed back.

"They've been very good and very supportive and the great thing for me is the Saido situation," he said.

"I think Saido was concerned there might be a little turning of the tide but they were absolutely wonderful when he came on against Southampton and last Saturday against Villa.

"They truly are in love with their football club and they want their football club to do well and Saido is a big part of that now.

"They have embraced him and brought him back into the fold - that naughty child!"


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Graham Westley confirmed as new Peterborough manager

Graham Westley at today's press conference at Peterborough United. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jonathon Stevens

The former Stevenage manager has been confirmed as the new boss at League One club Peterborough United.

Peterborough have been without a manager since Dave Robertson left the club in September.

Westley left Stevenage in May after the club lost in the League Tow play-off semi-final.

Peterborough are currently 18th in the league after drawing 1-1 at Walsall on Saturday.

Former Stevenage manager Graham Westley has been appointed manager of Peterborough United. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jonathon Stevens

"Today we welcome Graham Westley as the new manager of Peterborough United Football Club after what has been an extensive interview process with some excellent candidates.

"Graham has a burning desire to win, succeed and add to his previous success which includes multiple promotions, league titles and multiple cup wins at Wembley not to mention a near 50% win record."

– Darragh MacAnthony, Chairman Peterborough United
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Chesterfield marathon to raise money for Kids 'n' Cancer

marathon runners

Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.

The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.

Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time Results

Football in a net Credit: ITV Central

Premier League:

  • Aston Villa 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
  • Stoke 2 - 2 Leicester


  • Nottingham Forest 1 - 2 Middlesborough
  • Wolverhampton 0 - 0 Brighton

League One:

  • Bury 1 - 0 Port Vale
  • Coventry 1 - 0 Chesterfield
  • Peterborough 1 - 1 Walsall
  • Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Crewe
  • Swindon 0 - 1 Burton Albion

League Two:

  • Wimbledon 2 - 1 Notts County
  • Luton 1 - 0 Mansfield
  • Morecambe 2 - 4 Northampton
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