December 9 2013 Latest news:
Joe Root helped England extend resistance into a final day in their unequal battle to save the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
Arsenal 1 Everton 1
Premier League: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0
Police have arrested six people in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game for cash.
While it was not a maximum point’s haul, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was nevertheless pleased to have at least maintained momentum ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Napoli and then the showdown at Manchester City next weekend.
Joe Root played arguably his best innings yet to help push the Adelaide Test into a final day but insisted it will only rank highly for him if England somehow close out a stalemate.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was happy to have five points between his side and closest challengers Liverpool and Chelsea.
Dejected Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was left to rue slim pickings for his side, with striker Christian Benteke’s goalless streak stretching to nine games.
Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen paid tribute to Dimitar Berbatov after he inspired the Whites to victory against Aston Villa.
Crystal Palace will play Premier League rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns in the third round of the FA Cup.
Charlton will face either Oxford or Wrexham at The Valley in the FA Cup third round.
West Ham will travel to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.
Leyton Orient have been drawn to face Yeovil away in the FA Cup third round.
Millwall have been drawn to face Southend away in the FA Cup third round.
Chelsea have been drawn to face Derby away in the FA Cup third round.
QPR have been drawn to face Everton away in the FA Cup third round.
Tottenham have been drawn to face Arsenal away in the FA Cup third round.
Fulham have been drawn to face Norwich away from home in the FA Cup third round.
Police have arrested three people in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game in return for cash.
Paulinho has set his sights on Liverpool as Tottenham look to take a decisive step forward in their quest for Champions League football.
London Lions head coach Vince Macaulay is looking to bounce back from his side’s 82-73 defeat to Glasgow Rocks when they host Birmingham Knights on December 8.
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn told the players to make sure they were still in the FA Cup before the 1-0 win over Walsall.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted he could rotate his side against Bayern Munich on Tuesday in preparation for next weekend’s clash against Arsenal.