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Summary

  1. Man City face Bayern Munich; Chelsea host Schalke
  2. Solskjaer 'likely to leave' Cardiff tonight
  3. Paul Lambert signs new managerial contract at Aston Villa
  4. Wenger says Arsenal 'must be patient' with Welbeck
  5. County Championship updates
  6. GET INVOLVED: What's holding Manchester City back in Europe?

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good evening

That's all from the Sportsday team for today - thanks for joining us.

Thoroughly enjoyed your #freaksportinginjuries - don't forget to see a selection on the

BBC Sport Facebook page.

Now it's time to handover to Tom Rostance and the team with

tonight's Champions League live text coverage.

Solksjaer 'still in talks'

Football

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in talks with Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman at Dalman's house.

"The talks have been initiated by Solskjaer and they're likely to end with him leaving his post as Bluebirds manager.

"For that not to happen, it would take a concerted effort from Dalman to convince Solskjaer to change his mind, which is unlikely.

"The talks are understood to be amicable. They do not directly involve Cardiff owner Vincent Tan, who is in Malaysia."

County championship close of play

Cricket

Chris Rushworth
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BBC Radio Northampton's Chris Egerton at

Durham v Northamptonshire:

"This is the type of day that defines a career and Chris Rushworth's excellent afternoon of seam bowling will do just that for one of England's most underrated cricketers.

"He exploited heavy cloud cover and seam movement superbly to give Northants their worst day of an awful Championship season.

"After 83 all out, many would have expected Northants to make a better fist but Rushworth and co did not let them off the hook. Northants now look set for the worst points score in a Division One season, unless they can beat Sussex next week."

Rosler defends McManaman over 'dive'

Football

Callum McManaman
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Wigan winger Callum McManaman has been unfairly branded as a diver,

according to Latics manager Uwe Rosler.

McManaman was booked for simulation in

Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Huddersfield, with Rosler arguing his side were denied a "clear penalty".

The German told

BBC Radio Manchester: "People try to give Callum a reputation.

"Defenders in the final third clearly have a problem handling him and obviously they try get in the ear of the referee."

County championship close of play

Cricket

Eoin Morgan
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BBC London's Kevin Hand at

Somerset v Middlesex:

"Middlesex displayed all the resolve that would have been demanded of them on day three, but a Somerset win remains the most likely outcome.

"Eoin Morgan and Toby Roland-Jones showed incredible defiance against a ball that was still only 32 overs old this morning and their record eighth-wicket stand for Middlesex against Somerset set the tone for the day.

"Captain Chris Rogers was aggressive at the start of the follow-on in an attempt to negate the threat of Alfonso Thomas and Peter Trego, but the new ball that becomes available around lunchtime on the final day could be crucial to the visitors' hopes of securing the draw and widening the gap to relegation rivals Lancashire to 19 points."

Arsenal will respond, says Wilshere

Football

Jack Wilshere applauds the Arsenal fans in Dortmund
Reuters

Arsenal's England international midfielder Jack Wilshere says the Gunners will bounce back from last night's

2-0 Champions League defeat in Dortmund and adds: "We have got five more, so we have an opportunity to try and get 15 points and that is what we'll try to do.

"It hasn't quite clicked for us yet, but we've got a lot of quality players and I'm sure it'll come right."

Lambert extends Villa deal

Football

Paul Lambert
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended his contract at the club.

The Scot has signed a new deal which will keep him at Villa Park until June 2018.

On the club's Twitter page, he said:" I'm determined that we continue building the Club to where we all want it to be."

Scots trail at break

Football

Scotland women are 1-0 down at half-time to Sweden in Gothenburg.

It's their final World Cup qualifier and the team need a 3-1 to guarantee automatic qualification.

Follow all the action live here.

Solskjaer 'likely to leave' tonight

Football

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer
Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to leave his post as Cardiff City manager tonight following a run of three defeats in four Championship games, BBC Wales understands.

Premiership salary cap up

Rugby Union

Premiership rugby captains
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The Premiership salary cap for next season will

rise by £500,000 to £5.5m.

Clubs will also be able to name a second player whose wages are excluded from the cap, as long as they arrive from outside the Premiership.

The current basic salary limit stands at £4.76m and will rise to £5.1m, with academy credits increasing from £240,000 to £400,000.

#freaksportinginjuries gallery

If you missed any of the #freaksportinginjuries we have featured throughout the day, we have put a selection on the

BBC Sport Facebook page.

Personal favourite has to be Svein Grondalen withdrawing from Norway international duty after colliding with a moose (see 13:52).

Thank you very much for all your suggestions throughout the day - hope you've enjoyed them too.

What's holding City back?

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Manchester City in Europe
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BBC Radio 5 live has live commentary of

Manchester City's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena tonight.

In the build-up, Mark Pougatch and the team are asking - what's holding City back in Europe?

You can text 85058 or tweet

@bbc5live as well as leaving your comments on #bbcsportsday

McDonald turns down Carlisle

Football

Neil McDonald
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West Ham assistant boss

Neil McDonald has turned down the chance to become Carlisle manager.

Sam Allardyce's number two was in the frame to replace the sacked Graham Kavanagh at the club where he previously had a spell in charge eight years ago.

But McDonald has decided to stay at Upton Park leaving the Cumbrians, currently bottom of League Two, looking elsewhere for a new boss.

Get involved

Thanks for joining in with

#freaksportinginjuries throughout today.

As well as suggesting some notable ones involving the professionals, you've been telling us some of your own tales.

Alison Lobo: #freaksportinginjuries I fell over playing table tennis at work, dislocated my elbow and ruptured my knee ligaments all in one go

Michael Wright: #freaksportinginjuries - playing football, I jumped for a header, unchallenged, landed awkwardly, broke my leg in 2 places, plate inserted.

Sam J. Frampton: #freaksportinginjuries #bbcsportsday I missed a primary school match as I couldn't goalkeep having bitten my fingernails too short.

Scots fall behind early

Football

Not a great start for Scotland women in Gothenburg.

Therese Sjogran's sixth-minute header has put Sweden ahead in the World Cup qualifier.

Follow all the latest here.

Chelsea's Champions League history

Football

Chelsea celebrate their Champions League triumph
BBC Sport

Kick-off in Gothenburg

Football

Scotland women take on Sweden in their final World Cup qualifier.

There's

live text commentary on the BBC website and you can
watch the match live now on BBC Alba.

Scotland are guaranteed a play-off place, but a win of 3-1 or better will see them seal automatic qualification.

England Women reach double figures

Football

A hat-trick from Eniola Aluko, plus goals from Karen Carney (2), Lucy Bronze, Toni Duggan (2), Alex Greenwood and Jo Potter gave England Women a 10-0 win over Montenegro in the World Cup 2015 Group Six qualifier in Petrovac. It surpasses the

9-0 win over the same opposition in April.

Manchester City at the Allianz Arena

Football

James Milner scores City's winner at the Allianz Arena in December
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Manchester City fans will prefer to recall their last Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in

December 2013 when they came from two goals down to end Bayern's record run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins, James Milner scoring the winner in the 62nd minute.

Teenager Miller seals MotoGP deal

MotoGP

Nineteen-year-old Moto3 rider Jack Miller has signed a contract with Honda to ride in MotoGP next year. It will make him the first rider since Leon Haslam back in 2001 to move from the lowest class in Grand Prix to the premier class, bypassing the intermediate class, which is now Moto2.

Gary's leap of pain

Football

Gary Lewin
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The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed our next entry in

#freaksportinginjuries featured in one of our earlier posts (see 12:21).

Gary Lewin was the Arsenal physio who rushed to crocked midfielder Steve Morrow's aid after the League Cup Final in 1993.

Sadly for Gary, he would find himself on a stretcher 21 years later - at the World Cup no less.

Lewin

dislocated his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's goal for England against Italy in Manaus - an injury which ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.

Reid: Top place needed

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Manchester City manager Peter Reid says it's vital City finish top of their Champions League group.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live earlier, he said: "These groups are so tight this year, if you don't finish in top place, you're going to end up facing one of the big sides in the last 16.

"It's absolutely vital City go for it this year, as second-place last season saw them come up against Barcelona."

Newton's nightmare

Cricket

We told you earlier about Chris Rushworth taking 15 wickets in a day as Durham thrashed Northants. Spare a thought for Northants batsman Rob Newton who was dismissed by Rushworth for a second-ball duck twice in the space of an hour and 18 minutes.

Deakin takes Whitehaven job

Whitehaven have appointed former Catalan Dragons boss Steve Deakin as their new head coach. Deakin, who was recently released from his role of coach of the Dragons' feeder club in Perpignan to enable him to return to England for family reasons, succeeds Australian Dave Woods, who was not retained at the end of the 2014 Championship season.

Manchester City in the Champions League

Football

Vincent Kompany and Lionel Messi
BBC Sport

Scots hopeful of hosting Euro 2020

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan believes the city of Glasgow has combined to produce an "excellent" bid to become one of 13 cities to host matches at Euro 2020; a celebration of the European Championships' 60th anniversary.

Nineteen national associations have submitted a bid, with Uefa's executive committee set to announce the successful applicants in Geneva on Friday.

Fercu to join Saracens

Rugby Union

Saracens have signed Romania international Catalin Fercu. The 28-year-old back will move from Timisoara Saracens at the end of this month. He is the first player to have gained a contract through the Saracens Global Network, an initiative that sees Saracens support eight partner clubs.

Manchester City at the Allianz Arena

Mario Gomez scores for Bayern Munich against Manchester City in 2011
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Manchester City's first Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena came in September 2011, when two goals from Mario Gomez condemned Roberto Mancini's team to a

2-0 defeat.

Champions League preview

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Now let's look ahead to tonight's big Champions League matches involving English teams, kicking off at 19:45 BST. You can listen to

Bayern Munich against Manchester City in 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST and there will be updates from Stamford Bridge as
Chelsea take on Schalke.

Ukraine World Cup star Gusin dies

Football

Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals, has died aged 41, the Ukrainian football federation said on Wednesday. According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while riding at a race track near Kiev. He won seven Ukrainian league titles with Dynamo Kiev between 1997 and 2004.

Wiggins, Froome and Armistead picked

Road Cycling

Anna Thompson

BBC Sport

Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett
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Great Britain have finalised

their selections for the Road World Championships in Spain later this month.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett will go head-to-head in the time trial.

Chris Froome is in the road race team and Lizzie Armitstead leads the women's road team, which also includes mountain biker Alice Last. David Millar will captain the team before retiring from road racing.

Rushworth makes history as Northants crumble

Cricket

Chris Rushworth has taken 15 wickets in a day as

Durham beat Northants by an innings and 219 runs on day three at Chester-le-Street. After his 9-52 saw Northants all out in their first innings for 83, Rushworth took 6-43 in the second innings as Durham could only muster 90. The 28-year-old is the first Durham player to take 15 wickets in a Championship match.

R&A Women vote

Golf

Women who have made a "significant contribution" to golf will be first in line to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, if the club votes in favour of women members.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews will vote on Thursday whether to finally allow women members, 260 years after it was founded, with current members also being asked if they would agree to 15 female members being admitted at once.

Jerome's cabin crush

Football

Jerome Boateng
Getty Images

Time for another one of our

#freaksportinginjuries and next up is Jerome Boateng and his short-lived career at Manchester City.

No, it doesn't involve that once much-maligned winter footballing accessory the Snood (remember them?), but

an airplane drinks trolley.

The midfielder was forced to wait a month to make his City debut after he tore a tendon in his left knee on international duty for Germany and then hit it on a trolley on the plane home.

Let's hope for his sake he's less injury prone for his

current club Bayern Munich against City tonight.

County championship tea report

Cricket

BBC London's Kevin Hand

at Somerset v Middlesex:

Middlesex's defiance continues at tea on Day Three at Taunton as they're 72-1, still trailing by 228 runs as they follow-on.

Having resumed this morning in 64-7 they were eventually bowled out for 223 and Somerset would have hoped for a similar start to the hosts' first knock, but have only managed to top England opener Sam Robson so far.

Kedwell has knee surgery

Football

Danny Kedwell
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Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell has been ruled out for at least three weeks after undergoing a knee operation.

The injury occurred during their 2-0 defeat of Crewe on 30 August and the former AFC Wimbledon forward has not played since.

Gills boss Peter Taylor said: "If it goes well it will be three weeks, he'll carry on doing a lot of work."

Kedwell, 31, has scored four goals in seven appearances for the League One club this season.

Waiting tables and scoring goals

Football

Adeoye Yusuff
Dagenham & Redbridge FC

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Adeoye Yusuff is

still working as a waiter despite signing a professional deal with the League Two club last week.

The 20-year-old returned to his day job at a restaurant shortly after

joining the Daggers from non-league Chatham Town and says he will work some of his notice period.

"From signing I went back and worked until about midnight," he said.

"The next morning I got the train to Dagenham East, came to the stadium and made my debut. It was just a whirlwind couple of days."

Scots prepare for crucial test

Football

Scotland women face

a crucial World Cup qualifying match in Sweden later.

The Scots are in Gothenburg needing a 3-1 win or better to finish top of Group Four and secure a spot at the finals in Canada.

Kick-off is 16:55 BST and the match will be live on BBC Alba with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Rushworth's haul continues

Cricket

Chris Rushworth must be thinking all his birthdays have come at once today.

Having

picked up figures of 9-52 less than two hours ago, the Durham seamer now has second-innings figures of 4-20 against Northamptonshire.

It takes his tally for the day to 13 -

follow the latest score here or listen live to
ball-by-ball commentary.

Jonathan's gardening gaffe

Jonathan Davies
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We've had a

#freaksportinginjuries suggestion from one of our very own BBC Sport pundits.

Former Wales rugby union international Jonathan Davies

tweeted:
@BBCSport put a pitch fork through my left foot while gardening when I was 11 yrs old. Wellington boot full of blood. #childhoodmemories