AP McCoy finishes third on Box Office in his last-ever race at Sandown
Manchester City team to face Aston Villa - Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Lampard, Navas, Toure, Silva, Aguero
Aston Villa team to face Manchester City - Guzan, Bacuna, Okore, Vlaar, Richardson, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Delph, Grealish, Benteke

LIVE: Balotelli fails to spark as Liverpool labour... but relegation battle hots up with Leicester leading at Burnley (after hosts miss penalty) and another Adam wondergoal against Sunderland

West Brom 0-0 Liverpool Premier League LIVE score: Plus Burnley 0-1 Leicester and the rest

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as West Brom host Liverpool in one of six games kicking off at 3pm. DAN RIPLEY guides you through all the action, while our team of reporters provide analysis from around the grounds.

Rooney would love to rejoin Everton... and not just at the very end of his Manchester United career, claims England pal Jagielka

Phil Jagielka says Wayne Rooney would consider leaving Manchester United to rejoin Everton

Everton captain Phil Jagielka has claimed that Wayne Rooney would relish the opportunity to make a Goodison Park return. Rooney left Everton to join Manchester United in a £25million deal in 2004 as a teenager and has made over 100 international appearances for England.  At 29 years of age, the striker still has plenty to offer the Premier League, and Jagielka believes Rooney would be interested in making a return to Merseyside.

Proof football and politics do not mix! WATCH Cameron's cringeworthy blunder as PM 'forgets' he is a Villa fan... and says he supports West Ham!

David Cameron

Sleepless nights leading to the general election appear to have affected David Cameron's memory after the Prime Minister appeared to forget which claret and blue team he supported.

LIVE: Manchester City vs Aston Villa - Follow the action as it happens from the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva (L) vies with Aston Villa's English midfielder Fabian Delph (R) during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on October 4, 2014. Manchester City won the game 2-0. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL
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Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Manchester City host Aston Villa to conclude Saturday's action.

LIVE: West Indies vs England - Wickets tumble as tourists push for victory on day five

England's bowler James Anderson celebrates after dismissing West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite during the final day of the second Test cricket match between the West Indies and England at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium in Saint George's on April 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Follow all the action from the final day of the second Test between the West Indies and England in Grenada. Join ADAM SHERGOLD and PAUL NEWMAN for coverage

LIVE: Espanyol vs Barcelona - Messi and Neymar strike again... but petulant Alba red card threatens to spoil party

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L), Barcelona's midfielder Rafinha (C) and Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (R) celebrate after scoring during the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol v FC Barcelona at?the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on April 25, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona make the short trip to city rivals Espanyol on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be an exciting Catalan derby. LUKE AUGUSTUS brings you the drama.

Gerrard makes 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool... but who are the other 11 on the exclusive list?

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on April 25, 2015 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made his 500th Premier League appearance during Liverpool's clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorn's on Saturday.

Chadli rescues point for Pochettino on his return to Southampton... but did Lamela emulate his hero Maradona by punching ball into net for Tottenham's opening goal?

Southampton 2-2 Tottenham: Nacer Chadli rescues Spurs after Graziano Pelle nets brace as

SOUTHAMPTON 2-2 TOTTENHAM - SAM CUNNINGHAM AT ST MARY'S: How the Southampton fans would've wanted one more; the winner they so rightly deserved in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham. There was clear, understandable resentment for the return of former manager Mauricio Pochettino who left his former club in the lurch last summer to join Spurs with many key players on their way out. But if Southampton's draw was not an indication they have overtaken the north London club, it at least showed that Ronald Koeman has taken a hugely depleted squad and turned them into equals.

Hazard needs to become a 'killer' and a 'bully' or he'll never match Ronaldo or Messi as world's best, says Neville

Chelsea¿s Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard must make himself a killer or a bully to defenders if the Chelsea winger is to be considered among the best footballers in the world, insists Gary Neville.

Liverpool will make summer changes after poor season... but Rodgers is going nowhere, says Dalglish

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Brendan Rodgers Manager of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on April 23, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish insists manager Brendan Rodgers' future is not under threat even though it is looking increasingly unlikely the club will not finish in the top four this season.

One last ride... one final victory? Legend McCoy chases perfect goodbye at Sandown

Tony McCoy finishes third on Box Office in last-ever race as Arsenal legend Ian Wright

MARCUS TOWNEND AT SANDOWN: AP McCoy has been left with just one more ride to secure a winner before his retirement after Mr Mole, his penultimate mount could only finish third to favourite Special Tiara in the Celebration Chase. McCoy had Mr Mole disputing the lead throughout the two-mile chase run in his name as her and Noel Fehily, rider of Special Tiara, duelled down the Sandown back straight. But not even a trademark McCoy drive into the final fence could rescue the situation.

WATCH McIlroy get pulverised by 17-year-old golf prodigy in an arm-wrestle

Rory McIlroy shown up by 17-year-old golf prodigy Brad Dalke in an arm-wrestle

While Rory McIlroy is no stranger to pumping iron, the world's No 1 golfer will need more than a few extra sessions in the gym to match American teenager Brad Dalke. McIlroy knew he was beaten even before he even took the strain for an arm wrestle with the ripped high schooler who made short work of a strength test against the Northern Irishman.

Michael Schumacher's son Mick wins best rookie award after finishing just ninth on Formula Four debut

Mick Schumacher, the son of former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, celebrates after winning the trophy for the best rookie after the first race of the ADAC Formula Four championship in Oschersleben, Germany, on April 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images

Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family.

Young insists it was NOT bird poo falling into his mouth in THAT video

Ashley Young appears to get bird poo in his mouth, during a match agains Swansea

It's meant to be a superstition of good luck but Manchester United's Ashley Young insists that a bird didn't poo on him at the start of the season.

Sunderland branded 'disgraceful' for allowing Johnson to play against Stoke despite child sex charges

England footballer and Sunderland winger Adam Johnson (right), arrives with his solicitor, at Peterlee Police station in County Durham, where he was charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 23, 2015. The 27-year-old Sunderland star attended the police station to answer his bail, where he was charged, Durham Police said. He was initially arrested on Monday March 2, and will appear at Peterlee Magistrates' Court in County Durham next month. See PA story POLICE Footballer. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sunderland have been branded 'disgraceful' following their shock decision not to suspend Adam Johnson. The 27-year-old has been charged with three offences of sexual activity.

Depay could be Manchester United's new £25m superstar... so, is the rising Dutch star the world-class signing Van Gaal needs?

Memphis Depay has been billed as Manchester United's potential new £25m star... so, is the

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Dutch football made a killing in the stock market this week. Yet its rise was not because PSV Eindhoven won their first Eredivisie title since 2008, ending Ajax's four-year reign. It was down to Memphis Depay, who scored his 20th goal of the season to confirm their 22nd championship in Holland.

Brighton 0-2 Watford: Deeney and Vydra fire Hornets to brink of Premier League return

Brighton 0-2 Watford: Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra fire Hornets one step closer to Premier

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE AMEX STADIUM: The chances of Watford blowing their Premier League promotion bid from this point are slim on this evidence. Hardly vintage, but enough, as Troy Deeney's 21st goal of the season and a late one from Matej Vydra secured a comfortable victory for Slavisa Jokanovic's side.

Newcastle fans stage 34th-minute red card protest against owner Ashley

Newcastle fans hold up cards showing they want Mike Ashley out during the Barclays Premier League match at St Jamesí Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

CRAIG HOPE: Newcastle United's supporters staged a standing protest during the first half of their Premier League clash with Swansea.

United will definitely be challenging for the title next season, insists Young

Manchester United's Ashley Young celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. 

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young is adamant that the club will be challenging for the Premier League title once more next season.

Sturridge in danger of falling down Anfield pecking order as Rodgers reveals plans to sign new striker

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (L) reacts during the English FA Cup quarter final soccer match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at the Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, 08 March 2015.  



Daniel Sturridge's status as Liverpool's No 1 striker is under threat after Brendan Rodgers revealed his intention to sign a top forward who can 'play every week'.

Wenger has failed to beat Mourinho in all 12 of their clashes... but what were his excuses after each match of Arsenal's dirty dozen?

Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 12 games (and counting)... now read the

Arsenal take on Chelsea on Sunday and Arsene Wenger will be determined not to make it an unlucky 13 games without victory over Jose Mourinho.  The Portuguese's record against his old adversary, who he infamously labelled 'a specialist in failure' reads 12 matches, seven wins, five draws and no defeats. Here, Sportsmail relives Jose's dirty dozen.

Sanchez limbers up for Chelsea as Arsenal are all smiles before clash against their nemesis

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla all smiles during Arsenal training ahead of

They're gearing up for a mouthwatering top of the table clash against bitter London rivals Chelsea on Sunday, but that hasn't stopped the Arsenal squad from enjoying themselves in training. Gunners trio Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla were among the members of Arsene Wenger's team who were all smiles as they were put through their paces at their London Colney base on Saturday morning. The triumvirate fine-tuned their attacking skills by undergoing some shooting drills as they look to fire Arsenal to victory this weekend.

WATCH the moment Mourinho dodges questions about Wenger... and is then left shocked after cheeky question

Jose Mourinho relishes pre-match press conferences, but was left visibly stunned by one question sent his way before Chelsea's game against Arsenal on Sunday.

MARTIN KEOWN: Chelsea may be favourites but don't underestimate Wenger... he plays to win! 

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger clash and push each other on the touchline
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, London.
Chelsea v Arsenal (2-0)

BIG MATCH VERDICT: Arsenal vs Chelsea is being billed as Beauty v the Beast, but don't underestimate Arsene Wenger. It's not just about style - he plays to win.

Beauty against the beast! Arsenal look to end bad run but Mourinho is king when it comes to winning

Jose Mourinho's incredible press conference on Arsene Wenger - 1178202

MATT BARLOW: Jose Mourinho resisted the temptation until Arsene Wenger mentioned defending. 'It's not easy... If it was easy, you wouldn't lose 3-1 at home to Monaco.' Ouch.

Hazard was too expensive... Arsenal could not afford him, admits Wenger

Chelsea¿s Eden Hazard

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Arsene Wenger insists he isn't haunted by his decision to back out of signing Eden Hazard in 2012 - even if he does accept the Chelsea attacker is getting better.

Costa set to miss Arsenal clash with injury as kid Solanke gets his chance

Diego Costa celebrates scoring the second goal for Chelsea during  Barclays Premier League between Hull City and Chelsea at The Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull, England on 22 March 2015.

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Chelsea will be without star striker Diego Costa for Sunday's trip to Arsenal after he failed to recover in time from a hamstring injury, with Dominic Solanke set to be named in the squad.

Groves will fight Jack for WBC world title after champion Dirrell falls to shock defeat

George Groves will fight Badou Jack for the WBC world super-middleweight title after Swede

Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title. Jack (19-1-1) received winning of 116-112 and 115-113, and the third had it even at 114-114. Jack, the Las Vegas-based Swede who fights under the banner of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s promotion company, connected with a big one-two combination in the ninth round and forced the fight inside on a tiring Dirrell (27-1-1). 

MAROUANE FELLAINI EXCLUSIVE: I lost my quality for one year, and now it's back? Bulls***!

Marouane Fellaini speaks out ahead of his return to Everton with Manchester United: 'I

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: The expletive, coming from the softly spoken lips of Marouane Fellaini, sounds so much more powerful. Fellaini doesn't curse. He doesn't raise his voice, he doesn't banter in a laddish fashion; he is the polar opposite of the bruising 6ft 4in presence on the pitch. It would take quite a lot to get Fellaini to swear, in fact. It would take mention of the criticism he received last season. 'Bulls***,' says the Belgian, as he picks, with irritation, at a little scab on his knee.

Hamilton remains Britain's richest sports star with £88m fortune but Rooney leapfrogs Button into second

Lewis Hamilton remains the richest sportsman in Britain with a fortune of £88m but Wayne Rooney has overtaken Jenson Button to be in second.

Pacquiao merch sales skyrocket by 10 times as retailers struggle to keep up

Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather.

Tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in sell out in minutes after fans line Las Vegas strip


After Thursday night's rapid-fire ticket sale, seats for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's eagerly-anticipated weigh-in have sold out within minutes on Friday evening.

Barkley is 'too young' for Manchester City move, says Everton pal Barry

Rising Everton and England star Ross Barkley is still too young to leave Goodison Park for the Etihad, according to former Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

Man United target £20.5m summer swoop for highly-rated Gundogan


Manchester United have identified Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as the leading contender to fill Michael Carrick's midfield role. United are eyeing a £20.5million deal.

English football remembers 56 fans who lost their lives in Bradford fire as clubs mark 30th anniversary with minute's silence

English football remembers 56 fans who lost their lives in Bradford fire as clubs mark

English football is paying its respects on Saturday to the 56 supporters who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire as clubs up and down the country mark the 30th anniversary of the 1985 tragedy. The top four tiers of the English game - the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two - are observing a minute's silence before kick off this weekend.

Klitschko recalls his rise to the top ahead of latest title defence against Jennings

Wladimir Klitschko recalls his rise to top ahead of world title bout with Bryant Jennings

Wladimir Klitschko has recalled his dramatic rise to the top on the eve of his world title defence against undefeated Bryant Jennings.

Shaqiri will NOT be leaving Inter despite struggles, insists Mancini

Inter Milan's coach Roberto Mancini (R) gives instruction to Xherdan Shaqiri during their Serie A soccer match against AC Milan at the San Siro stadium in Milan April 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini insists that reports Xherdan Shaqiri is set to leave the club this summer are 'completely made up'. 

I would love to present Top Gear, says O'Sullivan in latest blow to snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan has thrown his name into the mix to replace Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear. O'Sullivan has appeared as a guest on the show in the past.

McGill sends defending champion Selby crashing out at the Crucible

Mark Selby fell victim of the Crucible curse and a rookie Scot with pots of class as Anthony McGill pulled off a monumental Betfred World Championship shock.

JAMIE CARRAGHER: Don't get fooled again, Arsene... you'll need more to challenge Chelsea and launch a title assault

Don't get fooled again, Arsene Wenger... your Arsenal side will need more for a title

JAMIE CARRAGHER: Don't be fooled, Arsene. Don't be caught out by this impressive run of form and think everything is in place for a crack at the title next year. It is not uncommon to see Arsenal finish a season with a string of good results. Usually they rattle out a sequence of wins just in time to preserve their place in the top four but too late to affect the destiny of the Barclays Premier League. You just hope Wenger and Arsenal's board don't get fooled into thinking they have got all the tools they need at their disposal. This is not the time to be complacent. This is the summer when Arsenal must go for it and make the big additions that will stop them being nearly-men.

'Shoot me if I ride professionally again', vows retiring AP as Racing Post produces stunning farewell cover

Shoot me if I ride professionally again, vows retiring AP McCoy as he refutes claims he

Retiring 20-time jump jockey AP McCoy has fired a borrowed phrase from Sir Steve Redgrave back at those who think he might perform a U-turn.

Vilanova remembered one year on from beloved Barcelona coach's death

A banner reads 'Tito forever eternal' while a Barca fan with a shirt saying 'Thanks Tito, always eternal' leaves a gift during a memorial at the Nou Camp

Tito Vilanova, the Barcelona coach and then manager during a golden period for the club, died aged 45 on April 25 last year after a long battle against parotid gland cancer.

It's Guardiola vs Barca! Bayern boss handed Champions League semi-final against old club as Real face Juve

Pep Guardiola will be reunited with Barcelona after his Bayern Munich were paired with the Catalan giants. He is to return to the Nou Camp for the first time since leaving in a mouthwatering clash.

Now I need to work out how to stop Messi, admits Guardiola as Bayern are drawn against old club Barcelona

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) talks with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during their Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Jerez on April 24, 2010 at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

After years of hoping he would rip opposition defences to shreds, Pep Guardiola has admitted he has to start trying to work out a way to stop Lionel Messi.


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Want to eat like a world champion? Here's the food Mayweather is tucking into a week before his Las Vegas fight with Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather invites Adrien Broner to his house for feast cooked by Chef Q... and each

He loves fast cars, big houses and flash clothes so Floyd Mayweather isn't one to hold back in the kitchen either, given that he pays up to $1,000 per plate when the food is cooked by Chef Q. The boxer invited compatriot Adrien Broner for a feast at his mansion, as he continues his preparation for the $300million mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao. Broner, a three-time world champion, took to Instagram to show off the food on show.

Mayweather has earned over $400m... and here's how he spends it: From super cars to private jets, bling watches to fancy shoes

Floyd Mayweather has an enormous net worth with earnings topping $400m... here's how he

When Floyd Mayweather turned professional in 1996, his ring nickname was 'Pretty Boy'. But as he grew more successful and earned more money, he swapped that for 'Money', fitting for a man who has earned more than $400 million in his career.

Pacquiao jumps down your throat but it is Mayweather who has the brains. He'll win... Hatton gives his verdict

Ricky Hatton speaks to Jeff Powell of the daily Mail.\n27th March 2015.\nPicture By Mark Robinson\n

Ricky Hatton is embarking on an odyssey into the most traumatic and ecstatic recesses of his past. This helps cement his belief he has a future after fighting and drinking.

The cars, the cash and the celebrity cheerleaders: Here's the ultimate tale of the tape showdown

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses for photos with Justin Bieber after defeating Canelo Alvarez during a 152-pound title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. 

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sportsmail takes a look at Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's achievements, in and out of the ring, ahead of their $300m mega-fight in Las Vegas on May 2

Song names NINE Barca players including Messi and Neymar in Fantasy Football XI

Alex Song names NINE Barcelona players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and

West Ham United's on-loan Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has picked his #one2eleven of stars he played alongside throughout his career, on The Fantasy Football Club on Sky Sports. Song, who has also played for Arsenal as well as representing Cameroon at international level, has picked a mixture of talent in his squad. Watch #one2eleven every Friday evening on The Fantasy Football Club, Sky Sports 1 or catch up On Demand. 

Fabregas plays for Chelsea at Arsenal for the first time and Gunners fans will pray that he won't make them pay

Cesc Fabregas is the man in the mask as Chelsea star returns to haunt Arsenal

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: The man in the mask is back. But it might take more than a slice of carbon fibre to protect Cesc Fabregas from what could be a quite hateful reception when he takes his first steps at the Emirates Stadium since he left to join Barcelona.

Van Gaal forces United stars to listen to funky house music in dressing room... so does he dance like THIS?

Ashley Young reveals how Louis van Gaal forces Manchester United stars to listen to funky

Ashley Young has revealed the secret of his team-mates' changing room music playlist - and it's not what you expected. In an interview with MUTV, the English winger is joined on the sofa by singer-songwriter Olly Murs, who asks whether playlists in the changing room DJ Young is under strict orders from manager Louis van Gaal to play solely house and funky house music.

Van Gaal backs Giggs to succeed him at United... because he works like Chelsea boss Mourinho!

Louis van Gaal expects Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager when the time comes. Giggs has been Van Gaal's assistant since he took over at Old Trafford.

Origi relishing linking up with Ibe and Sterling when he joins Liverpool 

Divock Origi has revealed that the progress of Jordon Ibe at Liverpool this season has left him counting the days until he makes his bow.

Tottenham willing to let Adebayor leave on a free transfer

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor and Manchester United's Daley Blind battle for the ball

Tottenham are ready to grant Emmanuel Adebayor a free transfer, in an attempt to finally get the striker off their wage bill.

Who's going up and who's going down? Sportsmail's handy guide to penultimate weekend of the season  

Watford's Matthew Connolly celebrates scoring his side?s second goal of the game with Watford's Troy Deeney (left) and Watford's Odion Ighalo (right) who scored the 1st goal against Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at The City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Forest. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

With just two weekends of Football League action to play, and one in the Conference, it is crunch time for a number of clubs. Here, Sportsmail's guide takes you through the permutations.

United offer De Gea £200,000-a-week deal in bid to keep him at Old Trafford 


CHRIS WHEELER: Manchester United have offered to make David de Gea the world's best-paid goalkeeper on £200,000-a-week to keep him at Old Trafford past the summer.

Newcastle boss Carver hits back at Owen following relegation jibe

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  John Carver, manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on April 19, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

John Carver has hit back at former Newcastle captain Michael Owen after he said they would lose every remaining match this season.

Squeaky bum time in £60m survival scrap: Seven teams battling to stay in the top flight

Premier League relegation battle is worth £60m as Burnley, QPR and Newcastle face squeaky

MATT BARLOW: A mere 53 hours to kick-off and all is serene at the training base of Queens Park Rangers. Mowers clip along on distant pitches as the sun beats down and the whitewashed pavilion is brightened by pots of forget-me-nots, a flower which could be adopted as the emblem of relegation.

Yaya IS happy with life at Man City, insists Pellegrini 

Yaya Toure happy with life at Manchester City, says boss Manuel Pellegrini 

Manuel Pellegrini insists that Yaya Toure is still happy at Manchester City and can fulfil his hunger for a new challenge by staying. The Ivory Coast star has sparked renewed speculation over his future by warning that his £220,000-a-week contract will not be enough to stop him from leaving if he feels the time is right.

Bristol Rovers were relegated from the Football League just 12 months ago, but Clarke's side have a shot at instant redemption on the final weekend

Bristol Rovers were relegated from the Football League just 12 months ago, but Darrell

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: The tears have dried but for how long? It's been almost a year to the day since Darrell Clarke cracked in front of the cameras as he explained how Bristol Rovers fell out of the Football League for the first time since 1920.

Klopp: I am not interested in what the Premier League thinks of me  

epa04710481 Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp (C) and his players Ciro Immobile (L) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrate after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SC Paderborn in Dortmund, Germany, 18 April 2015. Dortmund won 3-0.
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Jurgen Klopp has refused to address his future and whether he'll be Premier League bound next season. He will leave his post at Borussia Dortmund.

Pochettino facing his old players gives us the advantage, roars Davis

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Steven Davis of Southampton shoots past the challenge of Sone Aluko of Hull City  during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Hull City at St Mary's Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Steven Davis believes the fact so many Southampton players worked under Mauricio Pochettino could give them the edge in this weekend's vital match against Tottenham.

Arsenal to wear yellow and blue strip for FA Cup final showdown with Villa 

Arsenal will be looking for a fourth FA Cup success while wearing their yellow away kit, after opponents Aston Villa won the pre-match coin toss ahead.

Rotherham left on brink of relegation after being deducted three points

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Farrend Rawson (R) celebrates after scoring the second goal for Derby County during the U21 Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Derby County at St. James' Park on April 15, 2015, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Rotherham have a fight to avoid relegation from the Championship after they were dramatically deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.

Hull players will have wages slashed by up to 50% if they are relegated

With Hull teetering above the relegation zone, manager Steve Bruce has revealed that players will see their salaries severely cut if they drop down.

Schweinsteiger must quit Bayern after losing power battle, says Hamann

Dietmar Hamamm believes Bastian Schweinsteiger faces an uncertain future at Bayern Munich, after losing his place to Xabi Alonso.

Hamilton makes flying visit to Rome as F1 star looks set for cameo in Zoolander 2

Lewis Hamilton the film star! F1 world champion lands role in Zoolander 2

Looks like Lewis Hamilton has landed himself a cameo role in Zoolander 2. The F1 ace was spotted on the Rome set for the comedy sequel, in a scene that looked like Ben Stiller's male model was taking part in a catwalk show with Owen Wilson's Hansel. Lewis was sat front row with Olivia Munn and busily chatting in between takes on Friday.

Bath 43-18 London Irish: Burgess stars in romp at the Rec as Ford's side move within one point of leaders Northampton

Bath 43-18 London Irish: Sam Burgess stars at the Rec as Mike Ford's side move within one

Sam Burgess starred for Bath as Mike Ford's men moved within one point of Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton with a five-try hammering of London Irish at the Rec. Burgess, playing only his second game at blindside flanker, claimed the man-of-the-match award and was among the try-scorers along with Leroy Houston, Jonathan Joseph, Matt Banahan and Semesa Rokoduguni.

Clive is right might rip us apart! Wallabies boss relishing challenge

EXCLUSIVE: He has just been given licence to pick one of the finest backs of the era for the World Cup, but Michael Cheika is more pre-occupied with the denigration of his Wallaby pack.

Australia fly-half Cooper signs for Toulon on two-year deal

Toulon have announced the signing of Australia star Quade Cooper. A statement said the 27-year-old had agreed a two-year deal and will join them this summer.

Bolt blast for Gay: He should have been kicked out for doping

Tyson Gay of the U.S. (L) wins the men's 100 metres final ahead of Jamaica's Usain Bolt at the IAAF Diamond League "DN Galan" at Stockholm Olympic Stadium August 6, 2010. Gay won ahead of second-placed Bolt. 

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Usain Bolt branded the decision to shorten his rival's punishment 'the stupidest thing I've ever heard', and revealed that he felt Gay 'let me and the sport down'.

Radcliffe admits her final London will end in tears on Sunday

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  Paula Radcliffe attends the photocall ahead of Sunday's London Marathon at Tower Hotel on April 22, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Paula Radcliffe expects her emotions to spill over once more when she pulls down the curtain on her competitive running career in Subday's London Marathon.

Levy falters after four-birdie start as field catches champion at China Open

SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 25:  Alexander Levy of France plays a shot during the day three of the Volvo China Open at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club on April 25, 2015 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Defending champion Alexander Levy squandered a brilliant start to leave the destiny of the Volvo China Open wide open heading into Sunday's final round.

Swafford shoots 66 to take share of Zurich Classic lead with Weekley

Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

As English football prepares to fall silent to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire, why disaster still has power to shock

As English football prepares to fall silent to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1985

English football will stand still at just before three o'clock on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire disaster. All fixtures in the Premier League and Football League will observe a minute's silence after 56 supporters died in the devastating blaze. The inferno ripped through Valley Parade on May 11, 1985 during the first half of a game against Lincoln City, before which Bradford had received the Third Division title. 

McCoy and Radcliffe to compete for one final time... but who is the greatest sportsperson to hail from the UK? 

AP McCoy and Paula Radcliffe to compete for one final time... but who is the greatest

Horse racing legend AP McCoy and long-distance star Paula Radcliffe will deliver their final farewells this weekend as they bow out of professional sport.

Malouda names six former Chelsea team-mates including Terry and Drogba in his Fantasy Football XI 

Florent Malouda fantasy team

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has picked his #one2eleven stars he played alongside throughout his career on Sky Sports' Fantasy Football Club.

Will you take a picture of my son's first ride? He might not get many more... what McCoy's Dad said ahead of debut

Will you take a picture of my son first ride? He might not get many more... words of Tony

They are proud words but ones spoken with relief coursing through them. They are a mother's innately, protective words. AP McCoy's mum. 'We are all going to Sandown on Saturday,' says Claire McCoy. 'It will be emotional in one way and relief in another. I'll be glad and I will be sorry too. He has had a great career. 'Twenty five years. It is the end of an era. I would not say I enjoyed every day of it and it is great he is hopefully coming out in one piece.

MARTIN KEOWN: Mourinho admires what Wenger has established... he wants similar legacy at Chelsea

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London, England on October 4, 2014.  

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It's Arsenal vs Chelsea on Sunday and Martin Keown answered your questions about the crunch Premier League showdown in our live Q & A session.

Old boys driving the Old Lady... Juve are giants of Europe again (Pogba is back soon as Buffon eyes redemption)

Juventus are the team that everyone wants to draw in the Champions League, but, with something to prove, that nobody will enjoy playing against.

EDDIE HEARN: Froch has to fight this year or he will retire... but it has to be the right opponent for the right money

I spoke to Carl Froch for an hour this week and we have talked long and hard about what he is going to do next. If doesn't come back this year, I don't think he will.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Guardiola's self-belief can make him difficult - is that what Man City really need?

THE DEBATE: I've written about the future of Pep Guardiola. There was speculation over whether he could manage City. Here's what you had to say...

IAN LADYMAN: City will miss Yaya Toure - he accelerated the club's learning curve and delivered trophies

Those surprised at Yaya Toure's apparent desire for a transfer should not be. He is a player who has placed pragmatism above sentiment.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Time to abolish the crazy rules that allow Grealish to play for the Republic of Ireland 

Amin Younes (C) of Germany vies with Jack Grealish (L) and Jack Byrne (R) of Ireland during the Under 21 Qualifier between Germany U21 and The Republic of Ireland U21 at Erdgas Sportpark in Halle, Germany.  

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Not many people had seen Jack Grealish play before Sunday, so even fewer had heard him speak. When he did, he sounded like Ozzy Osbourne.