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Chelsea and Manchester United have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players on Monday

Is Chelsea star N'Golo Kante the world's  best midfielder?

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante ran the show in the FA Cup win over Manchester United on Monday night. Former Chelsea man Frank Lampard called Kante the best central midfielder in the world at the moment after the match. So, we asked our reporters if they agree with Lampard in saying Kante is the best central midfielder in the world. Here is what they had to say...

Man Utd charged for failing to control players at Chelsea

NEW Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has escaped punishment for his alleged stamp on Eden Hazard in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Chelsea. But the club have been charged for failing to control its players during their fiery exit from the competition on Monday night. The FA have released a statement, which reads: 'Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players.

JEFF POWELL: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have set the date: June 10, 2017. The American known as Money and the Irishman called The Notorious have named the place.

Romelu Lukaku has stunned Everton and told the club he is not prepared to sign a new contract. The extraordinary turnaround comes just days after it seemed likely that he was going to sign.

The Spaniard was given his marching orders before half-time after picking up two bookings for separate fouls on Eden Hazard, as United were knocked out of the FA Cup by an N'Golo Kante strike.

It turns out Lionel Messi's son may not be following in his father's footsteps after all... because the Barcelona star has revealed he does not like football.

It's Champion Hurdle day at Cheltenham's famous racecourse, as the 2017 Festival rolls into town. You can keep up to date with every single furlong with Sportsmail's SAM MORSHEAD.

As Boxing and MMA prepare to collide in Las Vegas on June 10, netting each man $100million - Sportsmail brings you the tale of the tape ahead of one of the most anticipated fights in recent memory.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to his hometown club, and the front page of Spanish paper Sport has revealed that the two clubs are in negotiations.

Man United news: Jose Mourinho HITS BACK at Chelsea fans

Jose Mourinho hit back at Chelsea fans who branded him a Judas on Monday night by claiming he's still the club's No 1 manager. The Special One was subjected to taunts from the fans who used to worship him during Monday night's fiery clash.

Man Utd's Paul Pogba was best player v Chelsea claims Jose

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has strangely suggested Paul Pogba was 'the best player on the pitch' against Chelsea. The French midfielder clearly struggled on Monday night, turning in an anonymous display, especially when compared to compatriot and goalscorer N'Golo Kante. It led to further questions over Pogba's £89million summer transfer fee.

JOE BERNSTEIN: Jose Mourinho used to be in control of the rivalries he created as he worked his way up to the top of managerial tree. From Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger to Rafa Benitez.

Diego Costa is enjoying life at Chelsea but fears that Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois could be set for summer moves to Real Madrid.

It is almost a compliment to Eden Hazard's resurgent form that Jose Mourinho made him 'enemy target No 1' in Monday night's Chelsea vs Manchester United FA Cup tie.

Jose Mourinho seemed to be the only one who thought Paul Pogba had a good game. Everyone else thought he was given a schooling in the midfield arts by his compatriot N'Golo Kante.

United scouts watched their target help Benfica to a clean sheet in their 4-0 win over Belenenses on Monday night, a result that restored them to the summit of Portugal’s Primeira Liga.

The Spidercam will make its second appearance in the Premier League this weekend when Manchester City host Liverpool.

Liverpool used former midfielder Steven Gerrard and the promise of replacing Philippe Coutinho in a bid to lure Marseille star Maxime Lopez to the club, but he rejected their overtures.

NEW The Barcelona stars revealed the startling fact on a Uruguayan TV show this week, after Messi asked Suarez about his toilet habits.

Kell Brook is set to face dangerous American Errol Spence in his comeback fight at Bramall Lane on May 27, with Sheffield Council expected to grant a licence for the bout in the next week.

Diving all over the world! LA Galaxy produce amazing video to slam opponent

LA Galaxy's Twitter account slammed Diego Chara with an amazing meme video after the Portland Timbers midfielder dived to get Jelle van Damme sent off. Incredibly, Galaxy defender Van Damme fell victim to two dives within the space of a few minutes, receiving two yellow cards and a red to end his game in the first half. First of all, Chara skipped over a challenge and threw himself to the ground, before a similar move from David Guzman just three minutes later earned the same response from the referee. 

Man City star Gabriel Jesus poses in protective boot

The Manchester City star could miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth in February, halting what had been a terrific start to life in the Premier League.

PETE JENSON: There is enough at stake in a Champions League last-16 second leg for there to be no need for added incentives but Samir Nasri has one on Tuesday night when he faces Leicester.

The Sevilla that turns up at the King Power stadium will not be the same one that could only beat Leicester 2-1. Jorge Sampaoli will be back on the touchline after his ban from the first leg.

Since Leicester drew Sevilla in the Champions League, a range of reactions have been prevalent among their supporters - first relief, then expectation, later despair, now hope.

Schweinsteiger has played just four times for United this season under Jose Mourinho, who signed Ballack at Chelsea. He joined United in 2015, but Ballack feels it was never likely to work out.

Arsene Wenger is under considerable pressure at Arsenal after exiting the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the seventh season running. The Gunners are also fifth in the Premier League.

The East Lothian course was immediately removed from the list of Open venues after a first vote narrowly failed to achieve the two-thirds majority required in May last year.

The 22-year-old world No 46 was beaten in straight sets by Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells, but returned to his phone to see a number of sick messages had been sent to him on Facebook.

Un Temps Pour Tout wins Ultima Handicap Chase

A thrilling third race at the Cheltenham Festival was won on the line by Un Temps Pour Tout as he secured his second successive Ultima Handicap Chase. Tom Scudamore rode brilliantly on the 9/1 shot to beat joint-favourite Singlefarmpayment in a photo-finish. Third was Noble Endeavour, followed by Buywise.

JP McManus secured his 50th Cheltenham winner as Buveur D'Air ran well to win the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday afternoon. Noel Fehily kicked on to beat My Tent Or Yours in a thrilling fourth race.

The 25-1 outsider Labaik won the Supreme Novices' Hurdles at Cheltenham to get the festival underway on Tuesday afternoon.  Melon came in second, with River Wylde in third.

In a tougher race than many expected, Altior won the Arkle Novices' Chase after Charbel fell at the penultimate fence. The huge favourite, who went off at 1/4, sat behind for much of the race.

It is a huge week for ITV, who broadcast their first Cheltenham Festival since taking over horseracing duties from Channel 4 at the turn of the year.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes among Cheltenham guests

The Cheltenham Festival attracts some of the most notable names in sport each year as they flock to take in a day or two of arguably the country's biggest horse racing festival. This year was no exception, with Manchester United heroes Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes among those snapped enjoying a day at the races. It is no surprise that Fergie is among the crowd, as the 13-time Premier League winner is well known for his love of racing.

Michael Essien joins Indonesian side Persib Bandung

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesia's Persib Bandung. The ex-Ghana international, 34, has been without a club for six months after leaving Panathinaikos of Greece in 2016 and has been training with Chelsea's reserve team.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has blamed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for turning their FA Cup quarter-final clash into an unsavory affair.

Chelsea paid Leicester £30million for Kante. Now it looks like a bargain, with the French star the centrepiece of the Blues' apparently unstoppable run to another Premier League winner's medal.

Frank Lampard, who knows the odd thing about playing in central midfield, has labelled Chelsea's N'Golo Kante as the best central midfielder in world football. Do you agree?

The defeat, a 12th game on the spin against the Blues without victory for United, meant Chelsea moved into the top five for teams that the Old Trafford club have had the longest winless runs against.

LAURIE WHITWELL: As Craig Shakespeare gave his first public address since being named Leicester's manager, the subject of his 92 per cent approval rating among fans was raised.

IAN LADYMAN AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: It was inevitable in the end, the fracturing of the relationship between Manchester United Jose Mourinho and his former club Chelsea.

The German champions and Bundesliga leaders will travel to Asia as part of the Audi Summer Tour 2017, spending time in China and Singapore during their pre-season preparations.

Jones tells England to treat Ireland like World Cup Final 

England coach Eddie Jones has urged his side to treat the Six Nations finale against Ireland like a Rugby World Cup final as the back-to-back champions target a second consecutive Grand Slam on Saturday. A victory in Dublin would also see England set a tier-one record of 19 consecutive wins, passing the mark set by the All Blacks last year. And Jones believes the pressure on the weekend's performance is ideal preparation for the 2019 global tournament in Japan. 

England can break the All Blacks' record of going 18 matches unbeaten if they beat Ireland in Dublin in their Six Nations showdown. Hansen hailed England's current form as 'great for rugby'.

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown escaped punishment after being cited for a dangerous tackle on England's Elliot Daly. He was sin-binned 90 seconds into the 61-21 RBS Six Nations mauling.

Ronaldo shares secret to ripped physique as he opens gym

Never one to shy away from showing off his physique, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo got his hands dirty at the opening of a new CR7 gym on Monday.  The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has already tried his hand at being a hotelier, and he has now moved into the world of fitness with a new location in Madrid. The Portuguese forward was in attendance as he unveiled his new 'CR7 Crunch Fitness' gym in the Cuidad Lineal district of Madrid, and he even shared a secret as to how he got his own impressive abs.

Tony Bellew poses with surgeon ahead of operation on hand

Tony Bellew is beginning the recovery from injuries sustained in his victory over David Haye and is set for surgery on his right hand. Bellew broke his hand in the early stages during the heavyweight bout, which he went on to win after Haye's corner threw in the towel during round 11, and requires an operation. The Liverpudlian shared a picture to Instagram of himself with his surgeon, and seemed confident he would be back fit before too long.

Arsenal will face Manchester City as Chelsea take on Tottenham in this year's heavyweight FA Cup semi-finals after the draw was made on Monday night.

Bayern Munich will not sell Manchester City target Joshua Kimmich and the versatile defender is the successor to Philipp Lahm, according to club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.  

Craig Shakespeare's name is no way near as globally recognised in the Leicester fairytale as Claudio Ranieri's. But the man who will write the next chapter provided the club's 'backbone' last season.

Force India tickled pink as F1 team unveil new colours

Formula One team Force India will race in pink this season after unveiling a radical new livery. The constructor, which operates out of Silverstone in Northamptonshire, has made the distinctive change to mark a new sponsorship deal. Force India, who finished fourth in the constructors' championship last year following an impressive campaign, operated a predominantly silver car in pre-season testing, but they will run with their striking new colour scheme at the season-opening race in Melbourne a week on Sunday.

Barcelona are targetting a new midfielder and have pinpointed Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti as the perfect candidate, according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo .

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala thinks they have earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as the biggest clubs in Europe, despite having not won the Champions League since 1996.

Manchester City train ahead of Monaco Champions League tie

Manchester City stars were out in force at the City Football Academy on Tuesday morning as they underwent their final training session before the deciding Champions League encounter against Monaco. The Citizens will travel to the Principality on Tuesday afternoon and are expected to have a light session on the Stade Louis II pitch to get used to conditions ahead of Wednesday's much-anticipated tie.

Radamel Falcao in high spirits during Monaco training

NEW Colombian striker Radamel Falcao looked in high spirits as the Ligue 1 leaders trained for the last time ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night. However, Falcao is facing a race to be fully fit on Wednesday night after the striker suffered a hip injury in the final moments of the club's game with Bordeaux on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola will take charge of his 100th European game as a manager when Manchester City visit Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Former Brentford and Rangers boss Mark Warburton, 54, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground and will be joined at the Championship club by assistant David Weir.

Reid, 28, is set to be handed renewed terms worth around £65,000 per week to bring him into a wage tier with centre back partner Jose Fonte, as the Hammers aim to keep their key men.

Man City rock turtlenecks and suits before Monaco game

Monaco is famed for riches, elegance and style - and Manchester City clearly want to be judged on the same remit. City have become famed under manager Pep Guardiola for the outfits they wear when travelling to away matches on the continent, a holdover from his time at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Earlier this season they rocked white trainers, skinny jeans, tight grey jumpers and leather bomber jackets before a European tie.

Golovkin can cement his place as the best in the world

Gennady Golovkin can propel himself to super-stardom if he beats Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden this weekend. The Kazakhstani boxer is undefeated in his 36 fights and promoter Tom Loeffler believes he can cement his place as the best middleweight in the world with victory over the dangerous American.

'Having been part of the GB Cycling Team for over 10 years, travelling around the world racing my bike, today I am announcing my retirement from international cycling competition,' she said.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner will cause trepidation throughout track and field with his plan to write an account of his time in the sport.

MATT LAWTON: Chris Froome issued a public apology on behalf of Team Sky on Monday and even expressed some support for Sir Dave Brailsford. It was not, however, a ringing endorsement.



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Hajduk Split captain forced to intervene as armed hooligan chases referee with iron bar

In second half stoppage time there was an altogether more sinister scene as the hooligan entered the field, with no obvious motive, wielding what appeared to be a crowbar. The referee tried to escape by wheeling around the payers crowded in the penalty area. It took about 90 seconds to usher the masked man off the field, with Split captain Zoran Nizic having to take control.

Mertesacker 'square up to a fan' after handshake snub

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker is known for his good nature off the pitch but that wasn't the case when his side took on Bayern Munich at the Emirates last week. The defender, who is recovering from a knee injury, was filmed squaring up to a young fan after falling for a classic schoolboy prank. The youngster held out his hand as the German made his way towards the Gunners bench prior to kick-off in the Champions League last-16 tie.

David Beckham watches Manchester United loss at Chelsea

David Beckham took his place in the stands at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United's attempts of defending the FA Cup were ended against Premier League leaders Chelsea on Monday night. N'Golo Kante smashed in the only goal of the game as the Blues progressed to the semi-finals, and Beckham was pictured alongside his eldest son Brooklyn in front seats at the home of the Blues, with both wearing stylish tweed flat caps for the occasion.

Arsenal are in turmoil. They may miss out on a top-four finish for the first time since 1996 and it is unclear as to whether Wenger will stay or go after 20 years in charge of the club.

The 19-year-old was given his senior debut by Jurgen Klopp in the EFL Cup victory over Tottenham in October and he has gone on to make eight further appearances in all competitions.

Notts County owner Alan Hardy has accused former manager John Sheridan and the LMA of 'trying to run a coach and horses through the concept of respect in football' after appealing his dismissal.

MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: So, if Paul Pogba is £89million of midfield player what, right now, would N'Golo Kante be worth? More, in real terms, obviously.

The 32-year-old former England midfielder and Boro's Spanish head coach are understood to have had a difference of opinion during the build-up to Saturday's FA Cup sixth-round clash.

Grujic was Jurgen Klopp's first signing after he joined the club in 2015, but injuries have struck during his time at Anfield and have restricted him to just five appearances for the club.

Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard watch Liverpool FC U23s

Dejan Lovren made a successful comeback from injury on Monday night as Liverpool's Under 23 side claimed a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Prenton Park. Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard were both in the crowd to watch the next generation of Anfield talent chalk up an impressive victory over the Blues at the home of Tranmere Rovers. Goals either side of half-time from Harry Wilson and Trent Alexander-Arnold secured a deserved win for Mike Garrity's side on the Wirral.

Axel Witsel stamp leaves Qin Sheng with £35,000 fine

Qin Sheng has been severely punished by Shanghai Shenhua after a nasty, deliberate stamp on £300,000-a-week star Axel Witsel. Sheng was sent off following the incident, incurring the wrath of his own club.

Arsenal Under 23s 3-3 Manchester City Under 23s

ARSENAL U23s 3-3 MANCHESTER CITY U23s - ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE EMIRATES: If anyone wondered where Carl Jenkinson has got to, here was your answer. Popping up in the very last minute of injury time to earn Arsenal's under-23 side a valuable point against Manchester City in the Premier League 2, that's what.

Swansea City have signed the 16-year-old half-brother of former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a two-year scholarship from Icelandic club Breidablik UBK.

The French midfielder moved to Everton in the January transfer window after a testing period at Old Trafford - he played just three times in the Premier League this season before his switch.

MailOnline has teamed up with Carling, the Official Beer and Cider of the Premier League, to give you the chance to win four tickets to watch West Ham v Leicester on Saturday, March 18.

Chelsea overcame Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 1-0 in a bad-tempered quarter-final on Monday night as the Blues progressed to Wembley, where they will face Tottenham.

The American league has rules on transfers and only allows each club to sign three designated players, who are allowed to be paid more than the set budget for the side per season.

MailOnline Sport has teamed up with EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League, to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Tottenham vs Southampton on Sunday, March 19.

England's training secrets under Eddie Jones REVEALED

Sportsmail's Will Kelleher met three of England's Six Nations' winning team. Jamie George, Nathan Hughes and Joe Launchbury revealed the keys to their 18-match unbeaten run. Eddie Jones' side can set a new world record with victory in against Ireland in Dublin, a result that would also secure back-to-back grand slams for the first time since 1992.

Defence coach Edwards insisted he toasted Jamie Roberts' winning try in the 22-9 triumph over Ireland on Friday night by punching the air - and not by raising a middle-finger salute.

WILL KELLEHER picks his team of the weekend after a thrilling set of fixtures during which England managed to capture the Six Nations against Scotland.

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has made four changes to his team for Saturday's final Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield with centre Tommaso Benvenuti among those to come in.

Robin McBryde has urged Wales to back up the quality of their RBS 6 Nations display against Ireland with another strong performance in Paris on Saturday.

England played really well - in fact they were brilliant against Scotland. But if I was Eddie Jones I would be seriously worried and cracking the whip down at Pennyhill Park.

Keith Earls has become a doubt for Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with England in Dublin on Saturday due to a groin injury.

F1 drivers pose in stunning portraits: who are they?

The testing is over, the teams are set, the cars are ready - the 2017 F1 season is ready to begin. The field which will line up for the Australian Grand Prix on March 26 will be very different to the one which began the final race of 2016 in Abu Dhabi on November 27 - there is one less team after the demise of Manor, and the reigning world champion, Nico Rosberg, is also absent following his shock retirement five days after the champagne was sprayed at the Yas Marina circuit.  The official F1 driver portaits were unveiled on Monday, the stunning photos a providing a whos-who of the field for the year ahead - albeit with some notable exceptions.

Tyson Fury spotted jogging as he prepares to return in May

The 28-year-old has not fought since his shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. Fury has struggled with self-confessed cocaine abuse and cocaine depression but announced last week that he will return on May 13.

Andy Murray and Dan Evans crash out of BNP Paribas Open

World No 1 Andy Murray and partner Dan Evans, who both also exited the singles tournament in round two in California, were beaten 6-4 6-3 by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. The pair had been on course to meet Jamie Murray, now the only British player left at Indian Wells, and Bruno Soares in the quarter-finals.

The seven-foot seamer, 34, has been investigated by the Pakistan Cricket Board as part of an ongoing probe into alleged malpractice in the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League.

The Masters is to remain free-to-air in the United Kingdom after the BBC announced a new multi-year deal to broadcast golf's first and most famous major of the season.

Seven-time major winner Palmer, who died at the age of 87 last September, was one of the stars of the game who wrote to Willett after his dramatic triumph at Augusta National almost a year ago.

DEREK LAWRENSON - WORLD OF GOLF: The absence of Tiger Woods from this year's Masters will carry with it added poignancy on the 20th anniversary of the most extraordinary major of all.

The FFR said it was 'shocked' to learn of the proposed merger and planned to meet with players from Stade Francais later Tuesday to discuss it.

Stan Wawrinka is feeling positive after easing his way through to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The third seed made light work of Phillip Kohlschreiber.

Sir Anthony McCoy unveils bronze statue at Cheltenham 2017

Sir Anthony McCoy said he felt 'very honoured and flattered' after he unveiled a bronze statue of himself at Cheltenham. The 20-time champion Jump jockey was on hand to reveal the statue, which was crafted by Dublin-based sculptor Paul Ferrier, ahead of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Day One of the festival features a Stan James Champion Hurdle robbed of a number of stars, including Faugheen and Annie Power who have won the last two runnings for Willie Mullins.

Your best chance of beating the bookies is to stick with Sportsmail's brilliant team of tipsters. All through Cheltenham you'll be in the expert hands of Lizzie Kelly and Peter Scudamore.

If young jockey David Mullins was looking for a springboard to launch his career, he could not have found a better launch pad than by winning the Grand National last year on Rule The World.

The wait is over, the roar is back... Cheltenham Festival 2017 is under starter's orders. Sportsmail has every angle covered so you don't miss a furlong as Champion Day gets us off and running.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Tuesday's meetings at Southwell, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton.

Lizzie Kelly hoping to strike Gold at Cheltenham

INTERVIEW BY JONATHAN McEVOY: There is the glamour of the red dress and incessant demands for interviews that come with being the first female jockey to line up in the Gold Cup for 33 years, but today we find Lizzie Kelly busy forking out hay from a wheelbarrow. This is the reality of life at Culverhill Farm in George Nympton, a North Devon parish comprising 175 inhabitants, a church, an inn and almost no other amenity at all, where the only sound to be heard across the morning air is a semi-distant clip-clop.

Jose Mourinho once called on referees to protect Eden Hazard, but that was in 2015 and he was manager of Chelsea. The Manchester United boss is a master of the dark arts.

ROB DRAPER: It's a long time since Barcelona scouted out bright, young English coaches when they needed a fresh outlook at the Nou Camp. The last one they went for was Terry Venables.

As much as Fulham would love to keep him under wraps, 16-year-old wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon just keeps on attracting attention.