Despite a third successive top-half finish, Mark Hughes’ side closed the BBC’s Premier League highlights show on nine occasions. West Brom were next on the list, on last eight times, while Bournemouth, Everton and Swansea all received bottom billing on seven occasions. Every club except Arsenal and Manchester City ended the programme at least once.
Palace have won just once in the league since Christmas and Pardew knows the cup run has been a distraction. And Pardew pointed out tat holding their position in the league is worth more than winning the FA Cup. He added: “Financially, which people forget, one position in the league is probably worth more than
Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has accepted the Football Association’s charge of violent conduct, head coach Mauricio Pochettino has announced. Dembele appeared to attempt to gouge Diego Costa’s eye during Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night. The Belgian had until 6pm on Thursday to respond but he has not contested the charge and could now
Paul Lambert has decided to step down as Blackburn boss after the Reading game BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Blackburn manager Paul Lambert is set to choose from the squad that beat Rotherham for his last
Sam Allardyce has warned Sunderland not to “lose the plot” like Tottenham did against Chelsea, as they look to keep their survival hopes alive when they take on the Blues this weekend. The Black Cats still have their fate in their own hands, with wins in all their remaining games enough to keep them in the
Inter Milan are the leading the chase to sign Liverpool and Everton target Caner Erkin from Fenerbahce. The Italian club are unlikely to complete a permanent move for Galatasaray defender Alex Telles, who is currently on loan, so will be on the lookout for a replacement full-back this summer. Liverpool have scouted Erkin this season,
The ex-Chelsea boss seems destined to join Manchester United but no deal has been signed yet. Reports suggest Arsenal approached the Special One and looked to see if he would prefer to replace Arsene Wenger instead. Even though it all sounds unlikely, how would Arsenal’s starting line-up look like next season if Mourinho actually took
Sam Allardyce’s side have thrown away leads in their last two away games at Southampton and Newcastle. Looking back at Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle, he said: “We were all a bit deflated because it felt a bit like a loss. “We ran out of steam at the end. It has happened twice now and