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West Ham to appeal Adrian red card against Leicester

Adrian was dismissed against Leicester on Saturday. Credit: PA

West Ham will appeal the red card given to goalkeeper Adrian in Saturday's defeat to Leicester, Press Association Sport understands.

The 28-year-old was sent off in stoppage time at Upton Park for a high boot into the chest of Jamie Vardy, having come up for a corner with the hosts chasing a late equaliser.

The Hammers went on to lose 2-1 and looked to be heading into their next three Barclays Premier League fixtures without their first-choice goalkeeper, but it is now understood that an appeal will be lodged to see any ban overturned.

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Leicester manager confirms Vardy will not be sacked

Vardy apologised about his behaviour in the video. Credit: PA

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists Jamie Vardy will not be sacked as the club continues to carry out an investigation into a racial slur made by the player at a casino.

On Sunday, the Leicester forward apologised for a "regrettable error in judgement" after The Sun on Sunday published footage, reportedly taken in the early hours of July 26, that appears to show the England international abusing a fellow gambler in a casino and calling him "Jap" on three occasions.

''The situation is everything is okay, Jamie apologised to everyone, it was a mistake,'' said Ranieri at his press conference on Thursday.

''The relationship is okay. We go on and forward. "The club has said it is okay. James has apologised and for me it is okay.

"Jamie does something on the pitch and then I speak with him.'' Asked if Vardy would be sacked, the Italian said: ''No. It is not my matter, but he won't be.''


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Westwood pens new five-year deal at Aston Villa

Westwood has signed a new five-year deal. Credit: PA

Ashley Westwood has penned a new five-year contract at Aston Villa, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 25-year-old midfielder moved to Villa Park from Crewe in 2012 and has gone on to establish himself in the first-team picture.

And having played all of Saturday's opening day win at Bournemouth, Westwood has now committed himself to Villa for the foreseeable future. "I am extremely pleased to sign a new contract and commit my future to Aston Villa," he told the club's official website.

"I was made to feel very welcome from the moment I first walked through the door and I'm very happy at the club.

"I believe I'm now entering what I hope will be the peak years of my career and I look forward to spending them here."

Stoke complete signing of Xherdan Shaqiri for £12m

How will Shaqiri get on at Stoke this season? Credit: PA

Stoke City have completed the champagne signing of Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri for a club record £12m.

The former Bayern Munich wide player, who joins from Inter Milan, starred at last summer's World Cup in Brazil, bagging an impressive hat-trick against Honduras.

The 23 year-old was in the stands to see Stoke's defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, and could make his debut at Spurs on Saturday.

He's a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different to the group and at the age of 23 he still has a great deal of potential. "In the chats I've had with him it's obvious that he's excited about playing in the Premier League and showing what he's capable of."

– Manager Mark Hughes

It's no secret that we have been pursuing Xherdan for some time now and we are delighted to have finally secured his signature. "He's an exciting young player who is really looking forward to playing in the Premier League having played at the very highest level in Germany with Bayern Munich and in Italy with Inter.

"Xherdan will be a fantastic addition to our squad and adds to the attacking options at the manager's disposal."

– Chief Executive Tony Scholes

Derby shaken by midfielder Hughes injury

Hughes faces around six months out Credit: PA

Derby have been dealt a huge blow with the news that midfielder Will Hughes has suffered a cruciate ligament injury.

The highly-rated 20-year-old will undergo an operation and faces around six months on the sidelines.

Hughes was carried off on a stretcher shortly after the half-hour mark during Saturday's goalless draw at Bolton.

The Rams have now confirmed he suffered an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will have immediate surgery.

The England Under-21 international has played 138 games for the Rams since making his debut as a 16-year-old in November 2011.

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