City's title hopes suffer setback

Manchester City's title hopes suffered a setback last night after being held to a home draw by the league's bottom club Sunderland.

In Pictures: Wigan at Wembley

Images of Wigan's fourth Wembley visit in a year. The FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat.

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Blackpool fans' anger over Oyston 'cash cow' tweet

Blackpool fans have responded angrily over a tweet posted by Sam Oyston, son of the club's owner Karl.

It shows Mr Oyston outside Bloomfield Road by a sign reading "Oyston's Cash Cow".


@bfc_125_news not tonight sorry, think its time for me and @superkarloyston to keep quiet. The protest really got to and scared us tonight!

Sam Oyston appeared to apologise to fans after reaction in the stadium after the team were beaten 3-1 by promotion-chasing Derby. It leaves the Seasiders just three points outside the Championship relegation zone.

Moyes: I'd be mad to leave out Rooney

Wayne Rooney training
Wayne Rooney is ready to return for Manchester United against Bayern Munich Credit: PA Images

David Moyes insists it would be madness to leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United's decisive Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Rooney is expected to have a pain-killing injection in his injured toe so he can play in United's quarter-final second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Moyes has no qualms over playing Rooney, even with the World Cup approaching. "Everybody knows the character Wayne is and the kind of player he is," the United manager said.

"He is determined to play and if he is determined we would be mad not to."


Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore admits misconduct charge

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has admitted a Football Association charge of misconduct, the governing body has announced.

Ronnie Moore adits FA charge of misconduct Credit: PA

Moore was suspended by the League One club in February after an FA investigation.

The 61-year-old was charged last week over "multiple breaches" of betting rules.

The FA said: "The Tranmere Rovers manager has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course."

Current regulations stop players, managers and club officials from betting on competitions in which their teams are involved.

Tranmere Rovers stand in manager John McMahon Credit: PA

Assistant manager John McMahon has been in temporary charge at Tranmere during Moore's suspension.

Star supports young people's football festival

David May (right) celebrates winning the 1999 Champions League Credit: ITV

Former Manchester United and Blackburn footballer David May will get back into training today. He's taking part in a special football festival for young people.

The StreetGames Football Pools Fives programme has been endorsed by the Football Association. Its aim is to provide opportunities for 16 to 25 year olds from some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.

The event will be held over two days in Trafford Park, Manchester.

Martinez: Arsenal win a huge psychological boost for Everton

Everton have a top four finish and Champions League qualification is in their sights, and are now just a point behind Arsenal.

Roberto Martinez told a post-match press conference that their victory against the Gunners was 'a really good memory for everyone at Everton'.

He added:

"Yes it was a great performance and yes they were huge points from a psychological point of view, but now we're facing Sunderland at the weekend, and, as you can imagine, if we are not perfect in that game we're not going to get three points.'


Fans urged to donate scarves in support of Hillsborough families

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, Liverpool FC are asking people to donate a scarf to the club as a sign of support for the Hillsborough families.

They will be laid out for the Hillsborough Memorial Service on the pitch at Anfield on April 15 in the shape of the number 96.

Fans urged to donate scarves in support of Hillsborough families Credit: PA

Kenny Dalglish has also written to all 92 English Football League clubs as well as the English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh national teams to ask for their support by way of donating a scarf.

Liverpool FC Foundation will donate all the scarves to local good causes, including homeless charities.

Liverpool fans in the stands Credit: PA

Anybody wishing to make a donation is encouraged to write a personal note to the Hillsborough families on their chosen item, as an additional sign of support in the 25th year since the tragedy occurred.

Donations must be received by tomorrow.

All donated scarves should be sent to: Hillsborough Scarves, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG.

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