Conservative MP Guy Opperman has caused a stir by claiming Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was in the House of Commons for a drugs debateRead the full story ›
Guy Opperman briefly trended on Twitter in Liverpool when he said the footballer was watching a Commons debate on drugs policy. (He wasn't.)Read the full story ›
Newcastle have got their first away win of the season.
They went 1-0 down to Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the first half but then scored twice after the break to claim all three points.
They have now leaped out of the relegation zone and are 14th in the Premier League table.
Sunderland's last Premier League outing ended in disaster, they lost 8-0 at Southampton last weekend, so they were hoping to make amends when Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light this afternoon.
In the end, the Londoners proved too much for them, the contest finished 2-0 to Arsenal.
In the Championship, Middlesbrough could not hold on to their lead, conceding to Watford mid-way through the second half. The game finsihed 1-1. Boro have now slipped to 5th in the Championship table but they remain in the play-off places.
And in League Two, Hartlepool went down to Cambridge but lost 2-1. There was better news for York, however, they drew 1-1 at home against Mansfield.
You can see more on all the day's action here.
York City have appointed former Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox as their new manager following the resignation of Nigel Worthington.Read the full story ›
Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper has resigned after the club went bottom of the Football League.
They lost 3-0 to Carlisle United, who achieved their biggest away win in three years.
The defeat put Hartlepool bottom of the table, and the former Middlesbrough player and coach left his first managerial post.
"We would like to thank Colin for his efforts during the last eighteen months.
“We are glad that we gave him his break in management and would like to wish him every success in the future.”
Sunderland's dream of another trip to Wembley has been quashed after Stoke beat them at home 2-1 in the third round.
A newspaper poll revealed 85% of Newcastle fans would like to see Alan Pardew sacked. We take a look at his career so far.Read the full story ›
The Chronicle - Lee Ryder - Alan Pardew's only quick exit from Newcastle United would be to resign from and wave goodbye to a compensation package.
The Mirror - Simon Bird - The Toon Army are furious and the form since last December is that of a side on its way to relegation, but Ashley's axe probably won't fall any time soon.
The Telegraph - Luke Edwards - Ashley to defy supporters and give Pardew until Christmas to turn club around despite dismal defeat at Southampton.
The Guardian - Louise Taylor- Alan Pardew is expected to still be in charge of Newcastle United when Hull City visit St James’ Park on Saturday. Although defeat against Steve Bruce’s side would effectively make Pardew’s position untenable, Ashley, is famously impervious to supporter opinion.
Hull and former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has said it is 'disrespectful' to link him to Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager.
Pardew faces increasing pressure after another 4-0 defeat left Newcastle United at the very bottom of the Premier League table without a win this season.
Bruce is one of several people rumoured to be possible candidates for the job, but he told a BBC radio station he did not think the speculation was fair on Pardew.
"It isn't nice - it's a horrible Sunday morning for him and I find it very, very disrespectful that I'm linked with somebody else's job when he's still in a job.
"It's a hard enough job we've all got. We all know what it's like now in football management.
"That part of the game will never change, but for me at the moment I'm just concentrating on the game against West Ham (on Monday night) and leaving all that aside."
"After what happened to me at Sunderland, it's similar to what Alan Pardew is going through now. I know how difficult the north-east is. I've been here for a couple of years. Hull gave me that chance to get back up and running again and for that I'll always be grateful.
"I've only been here a couple of years, and we've had a really good couple of years."