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Arsenal play percentage game for Champions League draw

Arsenal have worked out their chances of facing each possible opponents in the Champions League second round.

It will come as a concern to their fans that they are most likely to be drawn against German giants Bayern Munich.

Football League set to award Channel 5 highlights show

Channel 5 will show the highlights from next season. Credit: PA

The Football League is set to announce that Channel 5 have won the rights to show highlights from the Championship, League One and League Two, starting next season.

BBC have previously held the rights, but the League has decided give them to Channel 5 after the broadcaster offered the chance to show the highlights at prime time on a Saturday night, Press Association understands.


Ex-Manchester United boss Moyes draws first Basque derby

A second-half equaliser by Athletic Bilbao's Oscar de Marcos denied David Moyes' Real Sociedad a much-needed win in the Basque derby.

Carlos Vela's early headed goal got hosts Real Sociedad got off to a dream start and Moyes' side missed several chances to extend their lead before half-time.

David Moyes saw his team pick up a point. Credit: PA

They were made to rue those misses when De Marcos equalised in the 62nd minute, meaning the game ended 1-1.

Athletic had to play the final 10 minutes with 10 men when Aymeric Laporte was sent off, but Real Sociedad were unable to make the extra man count, and remain 14th in the table.


Faulty generator caused Spurs blackout

The Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz has stepped in to explain why the lights went out twice during Tottenham's Europa League game with Besiktas.

Yildiz blamed the stadium authorities for the power failure at the Ataturk ground for 'not making the proper checks' after there was a fault found in the stadium's generator.

Fans lit up the ground with their mobile phones delivering a quite spectacular light show. Credit: ITV4

The players were plunged into darkness once in the first half, causing a delay of 16 minutes, and again during stoppage time.

The lights went out again during stoppage time. Credit: ITV4

“We monitored the situation from our end and double checked the electric flow to the stadium but there was no problem," said Yildiz.

“This was caused by the stadium authorities not making the proper checks to their equipment."

Spurs lost the game 1-0 but still progressed to the next stage of Europa League.

You can watch highlights of the game here.

Pardew: Arsenal should name stadium after Wenger

Pardew says Arsenal should rename the Emirates Stadium to honour Wenger. Credit: PA

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says that Arsenal should rename their stadium in honour of their manager Arsene Wenger.

Pardew, whose Newcastle side face Arsenal this weekend, says his counterpart's achievements at the Gunners would warrant such a move.

"The stadium should be named after Arsène. The job he did with that move across from Highbury, when he had all that debt and had to be very careful with his transfer budget, was incredible. It was a miracle that he kept them in the Champions League.”

Pardew also condemned the Arsenal fans that booed Wenger at a train station after the loss to Stoke last weekend.

"The incident at the train station was totally disrespectful,” he added. “I think 90% of Arsenal fans have been ashamed of that and we could get the backlash of it. The crowd on Saturday will want to show how much they love him. After Sir Alex Ferguson he’s the best manager in Premier League history. José Mourinho hasn’t done enough yet.”

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