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...
United defender Rojo avoids ban over alleged stamp on Hazard but club are charged for failing to control players against 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What would Jonny do? England prepare for Grand Slam showdown as Jones tells his side to treat it like a 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Falcao in high spirits during Monaco training despite concerns over his fitness ahead of Champions League clash with City
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.
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 middleweight in the world by beating Jacobs as pair open New York stock exchange
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Payback for attack on one of China's big-money stars: Shanghai player who stamped on Witsel is fined £35,000
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.
Jenkinson the saviour for Arsenal U23s as he scores late equaliser in six-goal thriller against Manchester City
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.
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.
Life in the fast lane: F1 drivers pose for portraits ahead of new season (but why were Hamilton and Ferrari stars missing?)
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.
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.
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.
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.