April 20 2014 Latest news:
Jose Mourinho refused to take questions after Chelsea’s defeat against Sunderland thanks to Liverpool loanee Fabio Borini’s late penalty but instead issued a short statement that lasted around two minutes.
Captain Thomas Vermaelen maintains Arsenal must forget about next month’s FA Cup final date with Hull as they look to get on with their “massive job” in the Barclays Premier League, which continues at the KC Stadium on Easter Sunday.
West Ham have conceded three penalties in their last two home matches and Sam Allardyce lamented Martin Atkinson’s decision not to award his side a spot-kick.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes his team deserve more credit for their attacking talents after the Eagles guaranteed Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at West Ham.
Premier League: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood played down talk of any bad blood between him and Sandro after the midfielder was dropped for Saturday’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Fulham.
Fulham manager Felix Magath was left bemoaning the qualities of Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who also pulled off a fine reflex save from a Hugo Rodallega header to add to his penalty save from Steve Sidwell, and his side’s poor defending from set-pieces.
Christian Eriksen was delighted his free-kicks played a part in a 3-1 victory for Tottenham against Fulham - but thanked goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for rescuing him at the other end.
The Hammers found Crystal Palace too sharp for them in an impotent display at Upton Park
Premier League: Tottenham 3 Fulham 1
Brentford ended 21 years of exile from the top two divisions with a 1-0 win over Preston, while Rotherham and Leyton Orient lost to Wolves and Crawley respectively.
Championship: Middlesbrough 1 Millwall 2
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is looking for one more win to ensure his side’s place in the play-offs although the former Tottenham boss believes they might have enough points already.
France forward Olivier Giroud has shown great determination to shut out media scrutiny of his private life and lead the line for Arsenal, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
Felix Magath insists his Fulham players have learnt he is not a “monster” despite the fearsome reputation that accompanied him to Craven Cottage.
Eden Hazard must prove his fitness by returning to full training to feature in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, according to assistant coach Steve Holland.
Tim Sherwood admits he is unable to pinpoint Tottenham’s best XI despite being at the helm for four months.
Championship: Leicester 1 QPR 0
League One: Brentford 1 Preston 0 (Brentford are promoted)