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By Steve Canavan and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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So that is everything from today's Sportsday Live. As always, thanks for all your comments and suggestions.

We will have our Friday football live very soon, with full coverage of Norwich v Bolton in the Championship, plus the Friday night football show on BBC Radio 5 live.

Also, don't miss live tennis text commentary from Andy Murray's match against Novak Djokovic.

Of course we will also have full coverage of the weekend's sporting action on this website before Sportsday returns at 08:00 GMT on Monday morning. Have a fun weekend, bye for now.

Pochettino keen on Kane

Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00 GMT, Sunday)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted striker Harry Kane could be in line for a first Premier League start against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Harry Kane

"We are very happy with him. It's a good thing he is scoring goals," he said.

Kane could start alongside either Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado as Pochettino looks to rotate his forwards.

"Always we manage, share the minutes (between the strikers)," he added. "We are happy with all our strikers. Adebayor scored against Newcastle, Soldado was very, very good the last game. Harry the same."

Premier League team news

Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00 GMT, Sunday)

Aston Villa are without full-back Alan Hutton, who is sidelined by a sprained ankle, while Philippe Senderos may again miss out with a thigh injury. However, Nathan Baker could return from a hamstring problem and Andreas Weimann should be fit despite suffering a knock in Monday's defeat at QPR.

Etienne Capoue and Aaron Lennon will face late fitness tests for Tottenham before their trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Winger Lennon hobbled off at half-time in Spurs' midweek win over Brighton in the Capital One Cup, while Capoue missed the game with a knee problem. Nabil Bentaleb and Kyle Walker remain sidelined for Mauricio Pochettino's side with longer term knocks.

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Did you know? For the first time in their history, Villa have lost five successive league games without scoring.

Premier League team news

Manchester City v Manchester United (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

Manchester City will be without David Silva for up to four weeks because of a knee injury sustained in Wednesday's League Cup defeat by Newcastle. Yaya Toure suffered a groin injury in that match but is likely to be fit.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal denied reports Wayne Rooney had suffered a foot injury and the striker will return after his three-match ban. Radamel Falcao has been ruled out with a leg problem, but Antonio Valencia returns after a hamstring injury.

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Did you know? Victory would see City record four successive league wins against United - a feat they last achieved courtesy of a 4-1 win at Old Trafford in December 1970, when Francis Lee scored a hat-trick.

Le Clos hopes Phelps can return


Chad Le Clos wants Michael Phelps to return to training so the pair can have a rematch at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Chad Le Clos and Michael Phelps
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The South African beat Phelps to gold in the 200m butterfly at London 2012. Phelps, 29, is currently serving a six-month suspension for his drink-driving arrest and has also decided to take "time away" from swimming.

"I really, really hope that he and his team decide to swim in Rio, I really believe it will be great," Le Clos, 22, told Reuters.

Pools sign Featherstone and Schmeltz


Hartlepool United have signed

Harrogate Town midfielder Nicky Featherstone and ex-Oldham winger Sidney Schmeltz.

Dutchman Schmeltz, 25, has been training with League Two Pools all week having left the Latics in the summer.

Featherstone, 26, made 29 appearances for Walsall last season and

on a week-to-week deal earlier this term, but never played a game for the League One side.

Barton unhappy at Ferdinand punishment


QPR midfielder Joey Barton is not happy that team-mate Rio Ferdinand has been banned and fined for messages he posted on Twitter.

Barton says: "Surely a person has the right to be offensive? Especially if someone offends you? Shambolic that @rioferdy5 misses three games and loses £25k.

"I understand the need to reprimand him. He's a human being who has reacted to some unfair criticism. But the punishment isn't fitting of the crime in my opinion. Three games is violent conduct. (John) Terry only got four games for racial abuse? Three games and £25k for a tweet? Come on.

"Can someone from the @FA send me a list of offensive, ban incurring words that I can't use online and the requisite bans attached to each."

Speroni expects apology for Dawson challenge


Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni has hit out at West Brom's Craig Dawson for the challenge which forced him off in the

2-2 draw between the sides last weekend.

Anichebe scores for West Brom in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace
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Speroni told the

Croydon Advertiser: "The fact this guy [Dawson] just ran from outside the six-yard box just towards me with no intention whatsoever of playing the ball and elbow me like that.

"Somebody has to do something. There has been no apology from him and it disappoints me. I was expecting something from the guy."

West Brom responded to Speroni's accusations in a statement on Thursday night. Head coach Alan Irvine said: "To suggest there was any malice in Craig's challenge is entirely wrong."

Premier League team news

Stoke v West Ham (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Stoke are without the suspended duo of Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley. Defender Marc Muniesa is doubtful after injuring his ankle in training but boss Mark Hughes is hopeful he will be fit.

West Ham's in-form striker Diafra Sakho faces a fitness test on a shoulder injury, with his chances rated at "50-50" by manager Sam Allardyce. Fellow forward Mauro Zarate is also a doubt with a thigh problem but winger Matt Jarvis and defender James Tomkins are available again.

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Did you know? This is West Ham's joint-best start to a top-flight season (along with 1999-2000) after nine matches since 1983-84.

Double deal for Southend


Southend United sign Yeovil defender Jakub Sokolik and West Ham striker Elliot Lee

on one and three-month loans respectively.

Czech Sokolik, 21, had a two-month loan spell at Roots Hall during last season's campaign, while he was still on the books at Liverpool.

Lee, 19, has made two substitute appearances for the Hammers and is son of former England midfielder Rob. Meanwhile, 30-year-old striker Lee Barnard has

left Southend to join Stevenage on a one-month loan deal.

Trick or tri?


British triathlon
British triathlon

Keeping up the Halloween theme,

British Triathlon tweet this creative picture, showing the triathlon disciplines in a unique way.

Zidane ban temporarily lifted


A Spanish court has temporarily suspended a ban that had stopped Zinedine Zidane from

coaching the club's reserve team.

Zinedine Zidane

Spain's Administrative Court of Sport on Friday provisionally suspended the three-month ban pending further investigation.

Judge Francisco Rubio had ruled on Monday that Zidane and fellow Madrid reserve team coach Santiago Sanchez should be suspended because they did not have the required qualifications to coach.

Scary times at White Hart Lane


Tottenham Hotspur


tweet a picture of Kyle Walker's attempts to scare the White Hart Lane crowd during their League Cup win against Brighton on Wednesday.

Premier League team news

Leicester v West Brom (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Leicester captain Wes Morgan is expected to face West Brom despite missing training this week with an ankle problem. However, reserve goalkeeper Ben Hamer will be out for up to a month with a dislocated finger.

West Brom are expected to revert to last Saturday's Premier League line-up after making 10 changes for the League Cup defeat by Bournemouth in midweek. Centre-back Craig Dawson was the only regular to start in that game.

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Did you know? Leicester are unbeaten at home in the league (won one, drew three). Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton are the only other unbeaten sides.

Premier League team news

Hull v Southampton (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Third-choice goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic will start in what is expected to be an unchanged Hull side from last week's draw at Liverpool. Keepers Allan McGregor and Steve Harper are both still injured, while on-loan winger Gaston Ramirez is ineligible against parent club Southampton.

Winger Sadio Mane is Southampton's only fresh injury doubt, having missed Wednesday's League Cup win with an ankle problem. Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse remain long-term absentees.

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Did you know? Southampton have made their best ever top-flight start, earning 19 points and winning six of their opening nine games for the first time.

Hamilton fastest

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton

set the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton, who is 17 points ahead of Rosberg with 100 available from the remaining three races of the season, was a comfortable 0.292 seconds clear.

McLaren's Jenson Button was third, split from team-mate Kevin Magnussen by Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fifth, ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

Premier League team news

Everton v Swansea (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Romelu Lukaku and Darron Gibson are expected to recover from injuries in time to play for Everton on Saturday. Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone will return in a practice match next week, while Kevin Mirallas and John Stones remain sidelined through injury.

Federico Fernandez is available for Swansea after winning an appeal against the red card he received in midweek. Midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ki Sung-yueng should be fit after missing the League Cup defeat by Liverpool.

Did you know? Swansea have never beaten Everton in their 18 league meetings (drew 5, lost 13).

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Bale still on the sidelines


Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's trip to Granada in La Liga on Saturday having failed to recover from an abdominal muscle injury.

Gareth Bale
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Bale already sat out last week's Champions League win in Liverpool and the Clasico victory over Barcelona last Saturday with the problem, as well as the Copa del Rey fourth-round, first leg win at Cornella on Wednesday.

Premier League team news

Chelsea v QPR (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that striker Diego Costa and midfielder Ramires are fit to return after injury. Forward Loic Remy remains out and Cesar Azpilicueta is banned but fellow defender Branislav Ivanovic returns after a suspension of his own.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp may select Adel Taarabt despite their public row over the winger's fitness. Midfielders Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton remain absent but will be back in full training next week.

Did you know? QPR have won two of their opening nine games - the last time they were in the Premier League it took them 21 matches to earn two victories.

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Premier League team news

Arsenal v Burnley (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to sit out Saturday's visit of Burnley because of a knee injury. Kieran Gibbs faces a fitness test, while Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Abou Diaby and Olivier Giroud are all out.

Burnley's Dean Marney has trained all week and is expected to return from a hamstring problem. However, this game comes to soon for Steven Reid, who is not yet fit enough to play after a groin injury.

Did you know? Arsenal have scored four 90th-minute goals this season, two more than any other team in the Premier League.

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Good news for Northern Ireland fans


Northern Ireland fans will be allowed to attend their side's Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania in a fortnight after UEFA gave the go-ahead.

Kyle Lafferty

A disciplinary case against the hosts following crowd trouble in their 1-1 draw against Hungary had meant a full stadium ban for the November 14 encounter with Michael O'Neill's side had been a possible punishment.

However, the Irish FA - who have been pushing for an answer on behalf of their fans - were able to confirm that there would be no impact on the travelling support.

Premier League team news

Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 GMT, Saturday)

Papiss Cisse is "touch and go" for Newcastle after suffering discomfort around his knee so Ayoze Perez could keep his place in attack. Cheick Tiote is out with a calf problem and Mike Williamson is doubtful after missing the last two games with injury.

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique will miss the visit to his former club after suffering a knee injury. Manager Brendan Rodgers is also still without Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho, Suso and Jon Flanagan.

Did you know? There has never been a goalless draw between these sides in their 40 Premier League clashes. The last time a meeting ended 0-0 was in February 1974.

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Premier League previews


Want to know the latest team news, before the weekend's Premier League games? Let's have a look at each of the matches, starting with Saturday's early kick-off.

Westwood hits hole-in-one


Lee Westwood hit a hole-in-one as he moved joint third at the PGA Tour's Malaysia Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

Lee Westwood
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The Englishman, 41, aced the 226-yard 11th and also posted five birdies in his seven-under-par second-round 65 and is three shots off the lead.

Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia is also seven under after mixing six birdies and two dropped shots in a 68. American Billy Hurley III moved two shots ahead at 10 under after six birdies in his opening nine holes.

Suspect in court after Meyiwa killing



suspect has appeared in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa (pictured).

Senzo Meyiwa
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The man, named as Zanokuhle Mbatha, 25, faces charges of murder and armed robbery and will appear again on 11 November. Police had offered a reward for information on the attack.

Meyiwa, 27, was shot on Sunday apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg.

His death has highlighted the high rates of violent crime in South Africa.

Former World Cup ref Partridge dies


Former World Cup referee Pat Partridge

has died at the age of 81, six months after he was given the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Referee Pat Patridge (centre)

Billingham-born Partridge started refereeing in local non-league football and eventually progressed to take charge of the 1975 FA Cup final.

He was also a Football Association representative for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

Ancelotti has his say


They are all wading into the ripping up a newspaper row (see entry below).

When asked about the furore, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he had a degree of sympathy for Granada coach Joaquin Caparro.

"I have felt like ripping up a newspaper many times, so I understand very well what Caparros did. He would have done it with relish," Ancelotti said.

"These things can happen, although I have never destroyed a paper."

Journalist hits back


Remember we told you about furious Granada coach Joaquin Caparros tearing the front page of Spanish newspaper Marca into shreds at a press conference, claiming he had been misquoted (15:31)?

Well, the journalist who wrote the article has hit back.

Enrique Ortego, who interviewed Caparros by telephone for the article, said: "He knows that he said it and I know that he said it.

"What deserves an explication is his reaction and behaviour in the press room ripping up the front page of Marca and questioning the paper."

Halloween fright for Macheda


Watch as Cardiff City striker

Federico Macheda gets a Halloween scare from a team-mate.

Cardiff City

The 23-year-old Italian striker, who said he feared for his future after former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left the club, got a different kind of fright from fellow Cardiff player Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Macheda, signed by Solskjaer in May, has scored twice in his last three games under new boss Russell Slade.

Watch the full Sport Wales interview with Federico Macheda on BBC Two Wales this Friday, 31 October at 19:00 GMT; available for seven days after transmission on iPlayer.

Marathon athlete fails drugs test


Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya has announced.

"Athletics Kenya is disappointed to announce that we have received communication from IAAF in regards to the doping test results collected during out of competition on 25th September 2014," it said in a statement.

"The result of the 'A' sample has indicated the presence of prohibited substances."

International clash at Old Trafford


Angel Di Maria
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What are you up to on November 18?

If the answer is nothing then Old Trafford would be a decent place to head to, for World Cup runners-up Argentina are playing Portugal in a friendly.

The game could see a number of United players past and present in opposition, including Argentina pair Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo potentially up against former stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.

McCarthy sees Ipswich improvement


Everyone's favourite straight-talking Yorkshireman, Mick McCarthy, believes Ipswich Town have improved during his two years in charge - and the stats appear to support his claim.

The Portman Road side were bottom of the Championship when McCarthy took over from Paul Jewell, and are now chasing a play-off spot.

"We made progress from the first six months I was here,"

he told BBC Radio Suffolk. "And last season we made progress and we have continued to do that with the start that we've made."

Credit to Mick - he will be the first manager to break the two-year barrier since Marcus Evans took ownership in 2007. Not that Evans could be considered 'impatient' like

some of these characters.

Mick McCarthy
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Yeovil sign Steer and Arthurworrey


Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer and Fulham defender Stephen Arthurworrey

have joined Yeovil Town on loan until 31 January.

Steer, 22,

was a Norwich player when he had his first spell with Yeovil in 2011, before he agreed a switch to Villa last summer.

Arthurworrey, 20, spent the second half of last season on loan at Tranmere, making 17 appearances, and has featured once for his parent club.

Manchester United news conference

Manchester City v Manchester United (13.30 GMT, Sunday)

When a reporter pointed out that United can move to within a point of City if they win, Louis Van Gaal said: "That is our goal, to win this game. It is possible, we are growing, we are developing ourselves."

Asked if it was his biggest match, van Gaal added: "You have written already that Chelsea was the biggest match and now you ask if this is the biggest match! It is one of the 38.

"For me, I have to analyse and prepare for the games in the same manner. It is not different, but for the players and the fans it is different."

Manchester United news conference

Manchester City v Manchester United (13.30 GMT, Sunday)

More from Louis van Gaal on the contribution of his number two, Ryan Giggs, before the Manchester derby: "He has the experience as a player and now maybe as an assistant manager.

"We don't have to accelerate this feeling because it is football and you have to play the game, not only a game with emotion but also in a tactical way.

"That is what we are doing, that is how we are preparing. He has transferred the idea of emotion and I have transferred the idea of how we have to play."

Manchester United news conference

Manchester City v Manchester United (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

Marouane Fellaini
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Louis van Gaal on the recent performances of Marouane Fellaini: "He has made a great contribution and also the assist for the goal [against Chelsea].

"He has had a lot of time out injured but when he is fit I have played him. He has to continue with that because then I am very pleased."

I'm a team-man, not great- Younus


Younus Khan said he wants to be remembered for being a team-man, not greatness, after his epic double hundred in the second Test against Australia.

The 36-year-old cracked a magnificent 213, passing 8,000 Test runs in the process - one of only 28 batsmen to have achieved the feat.

But Younus said: "I am not great... like Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul Haq or Hanif Mohammad. The era I am playing in is easy for me compared to theirs. I want to be remembered as a team-man who loves to serve his country and make it proud."

Manchester United news conference

Manchester City v Manchester United (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

Louis van Gaal on the game: "This is the biggest derby that I shall manage.

"It's one of 38 matches, but for the fans it is unbelievably big as a rivalry. I have felt that with some of the players, but also especially with Ryan Giggs. When he presented the analysis on City, I felt more tension with him. It was good to see.

"That is our goal, to win. It is possible, we are growing, we are developing ourselves. What we have seen of City in the last few matches was not so good. You never know."

Lund signs new Rochdale deal


Rochdale midfielder Matthew Lund has agreed a new contract until 2016.

The 23-year-old was a key figure in his first season at Spotland last year, scoring nine goals in all competitions as the club were promoted from League Two.

Manchester United press conference

Manchester City v Manchester United (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

Louis van Gaal has revealed that the injured Radamel Falcao is out of the Manchester derby on Sunday but Wayne Rooney is fit to play.

Falcao and Rooney
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On Rooney, Van Gaal said: "He was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain.

"He has scored a lot of goals against City, the most of any player, so I am very happy that he can play, and he shall."

Antonio Valencia could also feature.