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  1. Five League Cup fourth-round ties with Chelsea and Liverpool both in action
  2. Chelsea trio Hazard, Costa and Courtois on Ballon d'Or list
  3. Trott named in England Lions squad to tour South Africa
  4. Nasri set to return for Manchester City
  5. GET INVOLVED: Should all sports pay equal prize money for men and women? #bbcprizemoney

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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That's it for Sportsday Live on Tuesday. Keep up to date with all of the League Cup action and the FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay results on the BBC Sport website.

Sportsday Live will return on Wednesday at 08:00 GMT.

League Cup: Liverpool v Swansea (20:00 GMT)

Team news

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will make wholesale changes to the side that drew with Hull on Saturday.

Rickie Lambert is set to start, while youngster Jordan Rossiter may feature again after scoring in the last round.

Swansea manager Garry Monk will resist the temptation to rest a host of his first-team players.

Gerhard Tremmel is expected to replace Lukasz Fabianski in goal and Gylfi Sigurdsson may sit this game out after limping off against Leicester.

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"Tonight's Shrewsbury matchday programme. Full commentary @bbc5live w/@ConorMcNamaraIE and Phil Brown."

5 Live Sport gets underway at 19:00 GMT with the build-up to all of this evening's game which gets underway at the Greenhous Meadow from 19:45.

There will, of course, be updates from all of the other games and you can follow the night's action

on the BBC Sport website.

FA county official suspended over sexist remark


A senior FA county official has been suspended for four months after telling a female referee "a woman's place is in the kitchen and not on a football field."

John Cummings, a vice president of the Northumberland County FA, made the comments in March this year to Lucy May, a referee development officer who was attending a referee workshop event when she asked Cummings about the possibility of officiating in the North East Sunday League.

She alleges Cummings rejected her request saying: "It's nothing against you personally but all the time I'm alive, a woman will never referee in my league". He added that she "wouldn't be able to handle it. A woman's place is in the kitchen and not on a football field."

An independent FA regulatory commission, led by solicitor and former Blackburn Rovers player Stuart Ripley, concluded that Cummings was guilty of a breach of FA rules relating to "abusive and/or insulting language", aggravated because of a specific reference to gender. Cummings may yet launch an appeal over the decision.

League Cup fourth round

Fulham v Derby (20:00 GMT)

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Huth set to miss out for Stoke


Stoke City defender Robert Huth has been

ruled out of Wednesday night's League Cup tie against Southampton, reports the Stoke Sentinel.

The German centre-half was expected to be drafted back in, but has suffered a calf strain, which is set to keep him sidelined for a couple of weeks. Marc Wilson should retais his place alongside captain Ryan Shawcross.

League Cup shocks

League Cup final, 1988: Luton Town 3 Arsenal 2

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Ray Harford led the Hatters to a famous victory over the defending champions, inspired by Brian Stein's two goals.

Rowett believes Blues can improve


New Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett says the struggling Championship club can 'regenerate' from the painful ravages of

last Saturday's 8-0 record home defeat by Bournemouth.

"I've not even mentioned

the weekend to the players," Rowett told BBC Sport at his introductory Blues press conference.

"As a player I twice lost 7-1. You can start crying or roll up your sleeves. Sometimes a group of men maybe need to be brought to rock bottom to regroup and regenerate."

League Cup: MK Dons v Sheffield United (19:45 GMT)

Team news

MK Dons forward Dean Bowditch could return after missing the weekend draw at Doncaster with injury but Danny Green (hamstring) and Lee Hodson (ankle) still need to regain match fitness.

Sheffield United midfielder Chris Basham is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season at the weekend.

However, defender Jay McEveley could start, having been a substitute in the weekend win at Crewe after a shoulder injury.

O'Sullivan wins in China


Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the third round of the International Championship in Chengdu after a 6-1 win over Anthony McGill.

"I played pretty well, I was playing hard match snooker and didn't take many chances," O'Sullivan said. "When you play more matches that comes automatically, whereas tonight I had to be conscious of not taking on shots to let him in.

"I have to concentrate hard on every shot and think about the consequences. I was on a roll tonight and wanted to make a century every time I came to the table."

However, Judd Trump is out after losing 6-5 to Jamie Burnett having battled back from 4-2 down to lead 5-4 before losing the final two frames.

Murray ready for Benneteau test


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Andy Murray gets his Paris Masters campaign underway on Wednesday when he takes on Julien Benneteau of France in the second round.

Murray comes into the match after a gruelling schedule which included him beating Tommy Robredo in

last weekend's Valencia Open final. as he chases a place at the end-of-season ATP Tour finals.

"My expectations this week aren't incredibly high," the Scot told BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller. "I have to try to be realistic and I have played a lot of tennis the last few weeks, but I've recovered well from the tough matches, which I wasn't doing earlier in the year.

"Nine matches in the space of 11 days is mentally tiring: getting up every day and having to concentrate on new opponents, different tactics, different conditions, it's tough - but that's why it's a great sport and one I enjoy competing in."

League Cup: Liverpool v Swansea (20:00 GMT)


Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis and Marvin Emnes
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How do you prepare for a League Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool?

Well, if you are Swansea strikers Bafetimbi Gomis and Marvin Emnes, you take in a spot of sightseeing with a stroll around the city's Albert Dock before tonight's game at Anfield.

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Chris Allen: Cup Shocks? Shrews v Everton 2003. Who will be our Nigel Jemson tonight?

Gregory P: Derby 1-0 M U in 2008. 7 months before Man U were crowned european champs while Derby were declared the worst team in history.

League Cup fourth round

MK Dons v Sheffield United (19:45 GMT)

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Trott hopes for England return


England's Jonathan Trott has been speaking to BBC Sport's Pat Murphy after his first international call-up since leaving the Ashes tour with a "stress-related illness" in November.

"I still have aspirations to play for England," said the Warwickshire batsman, who has been working with psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters. "If I do play for England again, I've got to earn my place back. I had that mentality playing for Warwickshire this year.

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"I'm not looking too far ahead. Setting goals to make teams is very dangerous. At the moment I'm just looking forward to going to South Africa.

"At the age of 33, the ECB could easily have said well, you know, you're done and thanks for what you did, and we're going to go in a different direction, so to get the nod and the call is always pleasing, and gives you hope.

"Cricket is cruel and kind to you at the same time, so it's a bizarre game, one you definitely love, you question why you do it, but most days it's something you can get a bit of enjoyment out of. I seem to have found myself in a situation where I'm enjoying it again."

Family behind Saints exit - Brown

Rugby League

Nathan Brown says the pull of a

return to Australia with his family was the main reason behind his
St Helens exit.

Brown, 41, won the Grand Final in his final game in charge of Saints,

beating Wigan 14-6 at Old Trafford.

The former St George Illawarra Dragons head coach spent four seasons at Huddersfield, before his two-year stint at Langtree Park.

"Home is home and after six years away, it's time to take the wife and the family back," said Brown.

League Cup shocks

League Cup final, 1967: Queens Park Rangers 3 West Bromwich Albion 2

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QPR were in the third tier of English football and making their first appearance in a cup final. Their opponents at Wembley were defending champions West Brom.

The Baggies quickly went 2-0 up but were hauled back by the Hoops, who scored a late winner to lift the cup.

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Jackie Taylor on Match of the Day Facebook: Well you don't have to be a mastermind to see that men's football is bigger than women's therefore the revenue is more, hence the higher wages. There is no way women footballers can demand earning as much as the men because they simply don't generate the same amount of money coming in to the game.

Michaela Renshaw: Some females are better than their male counterparts and probably earn more already ( ie Abby Wambach and Toni Duggan ) and some of the top women especially in the US already earn six figure salaries. I think one day in the near future the money should even out, the women's game is a lot better than it used to be.

Should men and women be paid the same in sport?

Robertson suffers defeat in China


Former world champion Neil Robertson suffered a 6-5 defeat by world number 71 Joe Swail in the second round of the International Championship in China.

Australian world number two Robertson led 5-3 but the Northern Ireland man won three successive frames to win the match.

Shaun Murphy is also out after losing 6-1 to Robert Milkins while England pair Stuart Bingham and Mark Davis and Wales' Michael White and Mark Williams won their second-round encounters to progress to the third round.

Eriksen focussed on Spurs improvement


Christian Eriksen says Tottenham remain a "work in progress" under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

"As players, we are all trying to adapt to Mauricio's new style of play and we won't know everything straight away," the Denmark international

told the Evening Standard.

"It is still a work in progress but, hopefully, we won't take too long to get it right. We could have done better in some games. We have had some good results but some disappointing defeats too, although it is easy to forget that we are still working with a new manager.

"You can already see that we are starting to play the way he wants us to, and the more we work together, the better the results will be. We have been saying that it is important to have a high level of performance in our upcoming games."

Football - done deal

Wycombe Wanderers have signed

former QPR forward Hogan Ephraim on a deal until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old, who started his career at West Ham, was released by Rangers in the summer after six years and 104 appearances for the London club.

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Daniel Hirst: Best giant killing has to be Grimsby vs Liverpool, last minute extra time screamer wins it 2-1 for the mariners!

Russell Tunstall: Mansfield Town 3 West Ham - including Moore, Peters, Hurst - 0, only a child but remember like yesterday.

Andrew Priestley: Manchester United 0-3 York City in 1995. The same Manchester United that won 2 Premier League and FA Cup doubles in 3 years.

Ahead of tonight's League Cup fourth round ties, what are your favourite giant-killing acts from the past? Tweet #bbcsportsday.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale on Twitter: I'm honoured to be included on the shortlist for the #BallondOr this year among so many world class players. Good luck to everyone!!

Bale is the only player from the Home Nations to be in the nominations list for Fifa's Ballon d'Or.

League Cup shocks

Third Round, 2010, Liverpool 2 Northampton 2 (Northampton won 4-2 on penalties)

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Liverpool looked as though they had spared their blushes when David Ngog equalised in the last few minutes of extra-time but misses from the spot by Ngog and Nathan Eccleston put the Cobblers through at Anfield.

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FC Barcelona ‏on Twitter: Leo Messi makes dream come true for 30 sick children from around the world.

League Cup fourth round: Team news

Fulham v Derby (20:00 GMT)

Fulham's in-form striker Hugo Rodallega is likely to miss out after limping off against Charlton on Friday while Fernando Amorebieta remains on the sidelines with a knee injury and Adam Taggart is still not fit.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren is likely to make wholesale changes to the side that lost to Wigan.

Leon Best has an illness bug and might not travel but Paul Coutts, who has been out for more than a year with a knee injury, could make his return.


Manchester United
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Looking sharp! Manchester United's Jonny Evans, Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling take time out for a photo shoot.

League Cup fourth round: Team news

Shrewsbury v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

Shrewsbury captain Liam Lawrence should be fit to start after coming off the bench at the weekend while striker Andy Mangan returned from a knee injury on Saturday and is set to be named on the bench again.

Chelsea are likely to make plenty of changes to the side that drew at Manchester United on Sunday.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic are suspended but midfielder Ramires could return after five weeks out with a groin problem.

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Adam Gilbert: Tennis majors are unfair as women are on court much less as they play a max of 3 sets where men play a min of 3.

Simon Jones: The only way prize money can be equal, is with both genders competing at the same level, against each other. Until then no.

Daniel Brooks: Not being entirely serious but: Differentiation in sport advantages women, how many would earn more if all sport were mixed?

League Cup fourth round

Shrewsbury v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

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The omens don't look great for League Two Shrewsbury but they do say runs are there to be broken.....

League Cup shocks

Quarter-final, 2012, Bradford 1 Arsenal 1 (Bradford won 3-2 on penalties)

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Who could forget Bradford's run to the final when Thomas Vermaelen's missed penalty in a shoot-out was to prove crucial to hand the Bantams a memorable quarter-final win over Premier League Arsenal.

Gunners supporters were beginning to fear their trophy drought was never going to end.

League Cup: Bournemouth v West Brom (19:45 GMT)

Team news

Bournemouth will be without Harry Arter and Steve Cook through suspension after they picked up their fifth bookings of the season against Birmingham.

However, Eddie Howe is boosted by the return of striker Yann Kermorgant after he served a three-match ban.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine could recall Victor Anichebe after he came off the bench to score against Crystal Palace. Boaz Myhill could start in goal while Gareth McAuley, Cristian Gamboa and Youssouf Mulumbu may be recalled.

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liam harris: It has to be Man United v Crystal Palace 2011 at Old Trafford, a screamer from Ambrose and a Murray winner in ET.

Matthew Jones: Chester 3-0 Leeds. Bottom div side vs league champs and European stars.

Deaglan Coleman: Northampton beat Liverpool on penalties at Anfield.

Keep your memories of cup giant-killing acts coming on #bbcsportsday.


A South African female professional boxer has died following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma, the sports and recreation department said on Tuesday.

Light middleweight Phindile Mwelase, 31, fell into a coma on 10 October after a fight against Liz Butler, who defeated her by a knockout. She died on Saturday at a Pretoria hospital.

South Africa President Jacob Zuma expressed his "heartfelt condolences on the untimely death" of Mwelase.

His office said in a statement on Tuesday. "She joined a sport that is predominantly male, and was proving that women can also succeed in boxing."

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"Inspired by #JogNews let's do a #FitnessXI for #TuesdayTeamNews. Get #FitnessXI & #TTN in your reply. GO!"

Time to get your brains going. Tweet your suggestions for a fitness XI using both #FitnessXI and #TTN.

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Will Jones: I understand why mens sport has more prizemoney,they draw in bigger crowds etc it's all business - but the disparity is unjust.

Chris Watkins: Prize matching sport would be unsustainable. Need to wait for the sport to be at similar funding/commercial level like tennis.

Beth holt: The sexism in this tag is astounding, prize money is done by the coverage of the sport, not that 'men are better'.

Should men and women be paid the same in sport?


Lukas Podolski has not played much of a starring role at Arsenal this season but it looks as though he is about to get his chance to take centre stage - not on the football field though.

The Germany midfielder will make his acting debut in German comedy "Macho Man", reports

the Metro. A rare chance for him to take a bow perhaps?

League Cup fourth round

Bournemouth v West Brom (19:45 GMT)

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On the subject of cup upsets, what have been your memorable giant-killing acts? Let us know the times you remember a David seeing off a Goliath.

Chelsea fans you might want to look away as the suggestions of cup upsets roll in. Shrewsbury fans it can happen.

Tweet your suggestions to #bbcsportsday.


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Can anyone smell an upset in the air then? With five fourth round League Cup ties to play tonight - followed by three tomorrow - a number of Premier League clubs will be desperate to avoid being made the story of the round.

League Two Shrewsbury will guarantee a hot reception for top flight Chelsea, while on-form Bournemouth have to fancy their chances against West Brom.

Elsewhere Fulham host Championship Derby, Liverpool entertain Swansea and Sheffield United visit MK Dons in an all League One tie.

Wembley will be in the sights of tonight's winners.