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Brazil U17s 1-3 England U17s: Rhian Brewster scores three

Rhian Brewster backed up his formidable display in the quarter-final with his second hat-trick in as many outings to ensure Steve Cook's side came away 3-1 winners against the Brazilians. It was England who came blistering out of the starting blocks, plonking the young Brazilians on the back foot after just 10 minutes. After some clever work from Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left flank, the playmaker found Brewster in the box before the Liverpool striker forced goalkeeper Antonio into a save.

Man City ace Yaya Toure also hits out at Carabao Cup ball

Yaya Toure has joined in criticism of the Carabao Cup match ball, branding it 'rubbish' while the EFL have hit back at Pep Guardiola for his comments. However the EFL insist the ball meets all the necessary requirements and have revealed they are keen to speak to Guardiola before the next round of the competition.

Pep Guardiola produced one of the most bizarre excuses in recent memory on Tuesday night when he blamed Manchester City's failure to score against Wolves on the match ball being 'too light'.

Arsenal and Manchester United are both monitoring Marco Reus' situation at Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Germany. Reus' deal at Dortmund is set to expire in the summer of 2019.

Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST) have demanded that Stan Kroenke's son, Josh, and chairman Sir Chips Keswick are not re-appointed to the board of directors. 

The executive has played a key role in many of Barca's biggest transfers in recent years, including the move that saw the La Liga giants land then-wonderkid Neymar from Santos in 2013.

Liverpool defence blasted by Bournemouth ace Asmir Begovic

Liverpool players arrived at training this morning having come under attack from Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic overnight. Begovic slammed Liverpool's faltering back-line by saying the Merseyside club's players lack the pride and desire it takes to be defenders. Jurgen Klopp 's spluttering side faced heavy criticism for their defensive lapses during last Sunday's 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. Among the players at training today were under-fire duo Dejan Lovren (top left) and Simon Mignolet (bottom left). Jurgen Klopp (centre) was also pictured arriving.

So, what's the secret to becoming a world boxing icon? A strong right hook? A good chin? Maybe even fleetness of foot? Perhaps it is all of those things, but Larry Holmes believes it takes something extra.

After storming to victory in the United States, Hamilton needs only to finish fifth to become the first British driver to surpass Sir Jackie Stewart and claim four F1 championships.

Dylan Hartley has been cleared to lead England into the autumn series at Twickenham next month, after having a foul play charge against him dismissed at a hearing in London.

Premier League squad player Theo Walcott should leave Arsenal for his own good, club legend Ian Wright claimed after Tuesday evening's 2-1 win over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte among favourites for the sack

Less than three months into the Premier League season and already three top-flight managers have been relieved of their duties. Ronald Koeman followed in the footsteps of Craig Shakespeare and Frank de Boer on Monday as Everton gave him the boot after just 16 months in charge. Leicester are close to appointing former Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager after Shakespeare's departure, while Crystal Palace now have Roy Hodgson in charge after dispensing of De Boer's services after just four games.

Claude Puel is closing in on the Leicester manager job after holding two positive interviews with club hierarchy. The Frenchman could be named Foxes boss in the next 48 hours.

If there is one major litmus test for how good a Bundesliga team really is, it is how they fare against Bayern Munich. RB Leipzig will face that test twice this week.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho singled out two of his youngsters after the Carabao Cup last-16 victory over Swansea.

Manchester United are set to be boosted by the return of Phil Jones for Tottenham's Premier League visit on Saturday. Jones limped off in last week's shock defeat at Huddersfield Town.

Not fit to give us your shirt! Crystal Palace defender Souare has his top thrown back at him by fan after shock Carabao Cup defeat

The humiliation was made even worse for Crystal Palace on Tuesday night when a fan took his frustration out on defender Pape Souare. Premier League strugglers Palace were left embarrassed after they were thrashed 4-1 by Bristol City in the fourth round of their Carabao Cup clash at Ashton Gate. Following the full-time whistle Souare, who has only recently returned to the set-up after a year out following a serious car crash, went to throw his away shirt into the stands in appreciation of their support. 

His generation's finest goalkeeper, Buffon has declared that the only thing that would keep him from retiring after the World Cup would be winning European club football's biggest prize.

British boxer Anthony Ogogo has said he was racially abused by a fellow Norwich City fan while cheering his team on in Tuesday's 2-1 Carabao Cup loss at Arsenal.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The councillors are yet to have their say on the governing body's inept handling of the affair, as laid bare at last week's DCMS select committee.

Bristol City heaped more woe on Crystal Palace with a 4-1 thrashing of Roy Hodgson’s side at Ashton Gate. Hodgson, who rested 10 players, said: 'I took a risk — I take responsibility for that.

The lowest rated player in FIFA 18 is actually a kit man

The lowest rating a player in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team can have is 46, and there are 10 players with that as their rating. Amongst them is three Grimsby players and Swindon Town youngster Jordan Young, but one of those 10 players isn't even a professional athlete. Erzgebirge Aue kit man Tommy Kassemodel has been included in FIFA 18 because he is technically a member of the squad, even if he has little chance of playing.

MATT LAWTON - CHIEF SPORTS REPORTER: The club stand accused of cheating their way to the top flight in 2014 by spending far in excess of permitted amounts and manipulating accounts.

 Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy said he wants to meet the young fan who sent him a £5 note after finding it at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur are in form right now, and they are popular in FIFA thanks to their strong attacking players. 

It was decided the matter needed consideration over whether to move away from the current rules which see the league's growing overseas broadcast revenues shared evenly.

England Under 17s use Subbuteo table for World Cup tactics

England's young stars may be a little old to play Subbuteo, but it hasn't stopped them using the popular game to their advantage at the Under 17 World Cup.

CHRIS WHEELER AT THE ETIHAD: The little Argentine spurned enough chances at the Etihad to claim his 178th goal for Manchester City and the outright honour as the club's leading scorer.

Beni Baningime and David Henen could be involved in tonight's fourth round tie, but it is the Baningime who has really caught the eye after rising through the club's academy.

Manchester City's Danilo has admitted he is missing being at former club Real Madrid but is keen on 'turning the page' after starting a new chapter in England. 

Diego Maradona was in attendance at the London Palladium on Monday night to help dish out the evening's most prestigious gong alongside former Brazil striker Ronaldo.

Another day in the life of Dani Alves: PSG star filmed singing and dancing out of car sunroof by team-mate Neymar

When Neymar swapped Barcelona for PSG in the summer he not only became the world's most expensive player but he also linked up with close friend Dani Alves. The duo were Barcelona team-mates for three years before Alves left for Juventus and they are also regulars in the Brazilian national team. And now they're reunited the banter between the pair appears to be stronger than ever. 

PSG spirits high despite Neymar 'privileges' reports

Spirits appeared to be high in Paris on Wednesday morning as the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Dani Alves trained in the French capital.  The stars belonging to the Ligue 1 leaders were all smiles despite reports suggesting all is not well in the PSG camp.  French publication Le Parisien claim Neymar's team-mates are fed up of the Brazilian star receiving preferential treatment at the club. 

LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: If Claude Puel does indeed take up residency in the Leicester dugout from here, Michael Appleton has set him a high bar.

Callum Wilson tucked away the penalty that sent Bournemouth into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and there couldn't have been a more popular match-winner at the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United teenager Axel Tuanzebe is thankful for the 'burden' of playing under Jose Mourinho. Academy product Tuanzebe started United's final four League games last season.

Lionel Messi dines out with Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas  

Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabergas first began their friendship as rising stars in Barcelona's famed La Masia academy. A clutch of trophies and international appearances later — and a three-year reunion back at the Nou Camp — the pair have remained close since those early days. Ahead of Chelsea's Carabao Cup clash with Everton, the Blues midfielder linked up with the Argentine, along with their respective partners Daniella Semaan and Antonella Roccuzzo, for a spot of lunch.

Real Madrid train for Fuenlabrada clash in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid will not have to travel far for their Copa del Rey clash with third-tier Fuenlabrada on Thursday. Estadio Fernando Torres is located in the south of Madrid, just 35 kilometres away from Los Blancos' own Bernabeu. Although the two teams share the same city, it is Zinedine Zidane's side who boast the Galactico talent. And Zidane put his superstars through their paces ahead of the Copa del Rey last-32 clash with the Segunda Division B outfit.

ADAM CRAFTON: Tracey Crouch believes public trust has been eroded and called on the World Anti-Doping Agency to launch a review into Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

The skipper is in disciplinary trouble again and finds out on Wednesday whether he will be suspended for the autumn internationals after striking Clermont prop Rabah Slimani.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has expressed surprise at Warren Gatland's comments that he 'hated' the Lions tour of New Zealand and told him to get out of coaching if he did not like the scrutiny.

Arsenal 2-1 Norwich (AET): Eddie Nketiah scores twice

ARSENAL 2-1 NORWICH (AET) - SAMI MOKBEL AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: If you don’t believe in fairytales, then this will surely change your mind. By full time the Arsenal fans were chanting ‘Eddie, Eddie, Eddie’. Right now you’ll be wracking your brains thinking: ‘Eddie who?’. Eddie Nketiah, that’s who. 

Arsenal looked to be down and out in their Carabao Cup tie vs Norwich, ending another halfhearted quest for Arsene Wenger to win it. That was until Eddie Nketiah was introduced.

From Ian Wright to Eddie Nketiah, with 113 names in between, Arsene Wenger has seen plenty of goalscorers in his 21-year dynasty in charge of Arsenal.

Eddie Nketiah has admitted it was a 'childhood dream come true' to score in his home debut for Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. Arsenal won 2-1 against Norwich.

Nketiah was brought on with five minutes to play at the Emirates and scored only 15 seconds later. He then headed Wenger's side in front early in extra time to help them join the reach the quarter finals.

German third tier side Magdeburg put on remarkable display ahead of cup clash with Dortmund... but go on to lose 5-0

Dortmund, who are flying high at the top of the Bundesliga, went into their clash with the German third-tier side on Tuesday night having missed out on the FIFA Best Supporters award to Celtic on Monday. And while Celtic claim the prize for 2017, Magdeburg could have given both a run for their money. Ahead of the second-round tie, the home side unveiled a quite remarkable and Dortmund-esque crowd display, in reference to 'Jigsaw', a famed character from the Saw movie franchise.

The scrum-half has agreed to join Toulon next season, jeopardising his World Cup hopes under the WRU's new selection policy which excludes overseas-based players with fewer than 60 caps.

The Jamaican retired from athletics following the Word Championships in August and has spoken of his interest in trying his hand at the beautiful game. 

Mark Webber, 41, is a nine-time grand prix winner who enjoyed an 11-year career in Formula One before winning the World Endurance Championship in 2015.

The 21-year-old was on Tuesday among the marquee names announced in the huge Team England contingent for the Commonwealths on the Gold Coast next April.

A squirrel refused to leave the pitch at Etihad Stadium

Football fans enjoyed a spot of pre-match entertainment last night – courtesy of a furry pitch invader. Shortly before kick-off, groundsmen spotted a grey squirrel by the corner flag at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. To the cheers of fans, they attempted to shoo it away with their forks. They then spent eight minutes chasing the animal around the pitch as it weaved its way past all their challenges. Eventually one man grabbed hold of it – only to let it slip through his fingers again when it nipped his hand.

Premier League sides average 9 changes each in Carabao Cup

Arsenal named an all-new line-up as Premier League clubs made nearly nine changes on average for Tuesday evening's Carabao Cup ties. It worked for the most part as four of the five Premier League v Championship ties went in favour of the top-flight side, while a much-changed Manchester United beat an even-more-rotated Swansea 2-0 in the night's other game. Arsene Wenger handed a first-team debut to goalkeeper Matt Macey and gave forgotten man Mathieu Debuchy a second cup start in as many weeks as not one of Sunday's Premier League line-up from the 5-2 win at Everton played from the start in their fourth-round victory over Norwich.

United's players were subjected to Mourinho's full fury for the first time since he took over in May 2016 as he 'tore into' them, warning that he would not tolerate any repeat of the performance.

James Graham cannot remember how many times he has faced the Kangaroos on his way to winning his 33 England caps but knows he has never been on the winning side.

Red Bull Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has heralded impending Liverpool signing Naby Keita as one of the best players he has worked with.

Goals from Milan Skriniar and Mauro Icardi gave Inter a 2-0 half-time lead and the latter made it 3-0 in the second before Sampdoria hit back through Dawid Kownacki and Fabio Quagliarella.

Anthony Joshua gives Chris Kamara a boxing lesson

Anthony Joshua might be training for another huge fight against Carlos Takam, but he still found time to deliver a boxing lesson of his own last week. The IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion was visited by former footballer Chris Kamara at his Sheffield training camp ahead of the showdown in Cardiff. But instead of settling down for an interview with the Sky Sports pundit, Joshua opted to put the 59-year-old funnyman through his paces. 

The 80,000 attendance expected for Joshua-Carlos Takam has convinced the champion and promoter Eddie Hearn that AJ will have to fight in football grounds.

JEFF POWELL: The watch on Anthony Joshua’s wrist costs four times as much as the top-of-the-range Jaguar he could drive home from Cardiff on Saturday night. But he didn’t have to buy either.

Few boxers challenge for a world title within 20 fights. Even fewer emulate Anthony Joshua and unify a division after only 19. That achievement brings with it extraordinary levels of pressure and criticism.

Anthony Joshua is a huge favourite going into Saturday's world heavyweight title defence against Carlos Takam but the Englishman is readying himself for a long hard battle.

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Swansea 0-2 Manchester United: Holders reach quarters

JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: Eight of the Manchester United players who featured in their humiliating defeat at Huddersfield on Saturday were 'invited' by Jose Mourinho to try their luck again on Tuesday night in a far from glamorous Carabao Cup tie in rainy south Wales. Instead of acting as a punishment however, it proved a good way to exorcise the demons, not least for Jesse Lingard who had endured the full 90 minutes at the John Smith's Stadium but bounced back in style to record the first double of his Manchester United career. The League Cup holders are therefore into this season's quarter-finals and Mourinho could surpass Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson later this season by lifting the competition for a record fifth time.

Bristol City 4-1 Crystal Palace: Matt Taylor scores in win

Just when you thought Crystal Palace’s awful season couldn’t get any worse, it did. Rock bottom of the Premier League their fans now don’t even have the consolation of some Carabao Cup excitement after a humiliating night at Ashton Gate. And for poor old Roy Hodgson, who thought he had seen some light when his side stunned Chelsea 11 days ago, there was even a horror re-run of the awful Euro 2016 defeat which cost him his England job.

Portugal international Alves has been hit with a two-game ban for allegedly taking a swipe at Motherwell frontman - and goalscorer - Louis Moult in their shock 2-0 defeat at Ibrox.

Michail Antonio will miss West Ham United's Carabao Cup fourth-round clash at Tottenham on Wednesday with a rib injury.

Stoke City are confident they can turn their season around after a poor start and a much-needed win at Watford on Saturday will be the best way to return to form, Ryan Shawcross has said.

West Ham are considering an ambitious move for Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Slaven Bilic. Thomas Tuchel is also on the Hammers' list of targets.

Anne Frank's diary will be read aloud at all matches in Italy this week, the Italian footbal federation announced Tuesday after shocking displays of anti-Semitism by fans of the Rome club Lazio.

If you take into account Segunda and Copa appearances Arnaiz has been involved in eight goals, five of his own and three assists, in nine games for Barca since his summer arrival.

Huddersfield fan offers £5 to Aaron Mooy after Man Utd win

A boy called Adam wrote a charming letter to Huddersfield Town director Sean Jarvis after finding a £5 note at the John Smith's Stadium. The young fan attended Huddersfield's famous 2-1 win over Manchester United on Saturday when he witnessed goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre. Adam has been taught not to hold onto what is not his, so he sent the money to Jarvis and suggested that manager David Wagner give it to Mooy as a reward.

Murcia 0-3 Barcelona: Arnaiz strike gives Barca advantage

Arnaiz signed for the Barcelona B-team in the summer for £3.1million after scoring 12 goals for Valladolid in Spain’s second division last season, in what was his first full campaign in senior football. He has lit up the Barça B team so far this season scoring four goals and giving three assists in nine matches. And in his first start for Ernesto Valverde he cut in from the left to bury a powerfully struck right-foot shot past Murcia keeper Alejandro Santome.

Sportsmail reporter Ian Herbert could see his biography on former Liverpool manager Bob Paisley named William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

Mauricio Pochettino has boldly claimed his Tottenham team have aspirations of winning the Champions League while admitting the Carabao Cup is firmly at the bottom of his list of priorities.

The Carabao Cup's latest search for 'innovation' will see the quarter-final draw handled by Question of Sport stars Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson in a ceremony to be broadcast on Twitter on Thursday.

Slaven Bilic claims pressure brings out the best in him but admits West Ham's owners have told him time is running out to recover form. Bilic's side have made a poor start to the season,

Marginson joined the Manchester club in 2005 just days after it was formed by its supporters. The 46-year-old came to Broadhurst Park with next to no managerial experience.

Deportivo La Coruna sacked Pepe Mel on Tuesday after a poor start to the Liga season and appointed B team coach Cristobal Parralo in his place until the end of the current campaign.

'Return of the Stinger': Tiger fuels hopes of comeback with latest video of him hitting his trademark shot

A Tiger Woods comeback appeared to move a step closer after the 14-time major champion posted a video of him hitting his trademark 'stinger' shot. Woods is still recovering from back-fusion surgery in April, the latest in a long line of attempts to address his serious injury problems.

Chris Hoy puts Ferrari 458 Italia up for sale for £140,000

He famously swapped pedal power for horsepower by racing at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, so it's no surprise Sir Chris Hoy has an impressive collection of supercars.

The 41-year-old, who won at the Crucible in 2015, has been found to have placed bets of close to £36,000 on matches - some of which he was playing in - over a period of 12 years.

The man known as the ‘Bus’ has touched down 46 times in 54 Tests to date; a faster strike-rate than any player from any leading nation in the history of the game.

Parkes will not have qualified through residency until the final Test, meaning he is ineligible to face Australia, Georgia and New Zealand in the three preceding matches.

He stopped short of claiming his side could win the World Cup for the first time since 1972, but England coach Wayne Bennett believes a first final appearance in 22 years is a realistic aim.

Venus Williams produced a vintage display full of guts and determination to grind out a 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5 victory over Jelena Ostapenko in their White Group encounter at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

After a poor run of form this year, Novak Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych in July and the 30-year-old ended his season shortly afterwards due to a right elbow injury.

Sportsmail's racing and betting expert Robin Goodfellow has dished out his top tips ahead of meetings at Newmarket, Sedgefield, Worcester and Kempton on Wednesday, October 25.

Cheltenham will demand a greater level of experience from amateur jockeys ride at next year's Festival after changes in part prompted by Victoria Pendleton's participation at the 2016 meeting.

FIFPro World XI: England and Premier League miss out again

You know how the old saying goes: Death, taxes and no Premier League representation in the FIFPro World XI. The star-studded line-up, voted for by footballers all over the globe, was unveiled at FIFA's 'The Best' awards in London on Monday night and - surprise, surprise - there wasn't an English top-flight player in sight. That's become the norm over recent seasons, with the division conspicuous by its absence from all bar one of the past six editions while Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and La Liga have dominated.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been battling for supremacy on and off the pitch for much of the past decade — and along the way they've both racked up an impressive list of individual awards.

It could have been him. Sitting 17th in the table, on the back of a home defeat by Bournemouth and with one league win since August 19, Mark Hughes can count himself grateful.

Everton are on the hunt for another new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman on Monday. Here, Sportsmail looks at the five most important tasks facing the man who replaces the Dutchman.