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Summary

  1. Derby County v Man Utd (19:55 GMT)
  2. FA Cup news conferences
  3. Sunderland agree Khazri fee
  4. Former Man Utd captain Vidic retires
  5. Your club's best January signings #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Matt Davis and Mike Minay

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's your lot from Sportsday, but fear not because there is a Friday kick-off to keep you going.

And what a match we have in store.

Manchester United travel to Derby in the FA Cup fourth-round at 19:55 GMT.

You can watch the game on BBC One with coverage starting at 19.30 GMT.

Or you can listen on Radio 5 live from 19:55 GMT.

And....you can even follow live text updates on the BBC Sport website.

Good night and enjoy.

Lawro's predictions

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson

Ex-Liverpool defender

Derby have hit a bit of a rocky patch in the Championship with no wins in their past five league games but I still do not think this will be easy for Manchester United.

A lot will depend on the team that Louis van Gaal puts out but I just do not see United going there and rolling the Rams over.

Derby are a good side by Championship standards - they will be very competitive, they will play at a high tempo and they will cause United some problems.

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (United to win the replay)

Match facts

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

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  • Derby have lost all six meetings against Manchester United in the FA Cup - most recently a 4-1 fifth-round defeat in February 2009
  • They knocked United's predecessors Newton Heath out of the competition in 1896 and 1897
  • Derby have only won three of the last 19 meetings in all competitions (D5, L11)

FA Cup fourth round commentaries

Football

So, can Derby cause an upset tonight by beating Manchester United?

You can follow all the action of this game and of every FA Cup fourth round game over the weekend with exclusive online commentaries from BBC Radio 5 live our local radio stations here.

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Canine confusion

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

I'm looking forward to @BBCMOTD's big #FACup game tonight Derby V Manchester United. I reckon Liverpool will win...

I'm looking forward to @BBCMOTD's big #FACup game tonight Derby V Manchester United. I reckon Liverpool will win...

You can watch the game live on BBC 1 from 19:30 GMT and follow it on the BBC Sport website.

Team news

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

Derby head coach Paul Clement has no fresh injury concerns, with long-term absentees Max Lowe, Craig Forsyth and Will Hughes still unavailable.

Midfielder Michael Carrick could return for Manchester United after four games out with a knee injury. However, defender Matteo Darmian is ruled out having been hospitalised with a rib injury last weekend, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Phil Jones remain sidelined.

Commentator's notes

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator

The FA Cup could be a welcome distraction for both sides as the prospect of 'concentrating on the league' is not appealing just now.

While Louis van Gaal is being castigated for a run of two Premier League victories in the last 10 games and trying to keep a lid on a simmering Old Trafford revolt, life has not been much easier for Paul Clement.

Derby were top of the Championship on Boxing Day, but two points from five games since then has left them fifth.

There's one very big difference though: Clement knows he can afford to lose this game - Van Gaal will not be so sure.

Faltering form

Derby County v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)

We turn our attention to tonight's FA Cup fourth-round tie as Manchester United visit Championship side Derby.

A match that could have some significance for manager Louis van Gaal, who admitted defeat could get him sacked.

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Khazri has an eye for goal

Football

Sunderland are closing in on the signing of Wahbi Khazri after Bordeaux claimed they have agreed a fee for the 24-year-old.

And looking at his stats, it seems a wise investment.

Opta report that the Tunisia midfielder was involved in 26 goals for Bordeaux since 2014/15, with 14 goals and 12 assists, more than any other Bordeaux player.  

Bravo joins Surrey for T20

Cricket

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will play for Surrey in this summer's T20 Blast competition.

The 32-year-old will join the county in June, and play alongside Sri Lanka batting star Kumar Sangakkara.

"He’s played with great success wherever he’s been so to secure his services is a great coup for us," said director of cricket Alex Stewart.

Dwayne Bravo
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Table football tips

Ever wondered how you could be a world class table football player?

Well wonder no more.

CBBC's MOTD Kickabout host Ben Shires took on one of the UK's top table football players and got some tips on how to improve your skills. Watch the clip here.

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Ten Doeschate & Bopara to skipper Essex

Cricket

Ravi Bopara and Ryan Ten Doeschate
Rex

Essex have named Ryan ten Doeschate as their new captain for County Championship, with Ravi Bopara leading the team in limited-overs matches.

Ten Doeschate, 35, steps up from limited-overs skipper to replace James Foster, while England all-rounder Bopara, 30, takes on captaincy responsibility for the first time.

"Ravi wants to be a captain. He's reached the stage of his life where he wants to be a leader on the field and that's exactly what he's going to get the opportunity to do," said head coach Chris Silverwood.

Blackburn sign Charlton's Watt

Football

Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Tony Watt from Charlton Athletic: rovers.co.uk/news/article/t…

Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Tony Watt from Charlton Athletic: rovers.co.uk/news/article/t…

The 22-year-old striker, who spent time on loan at Cardiff earlier this season, scored the winner when Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League in 2012. 

Test of knowledge

Football

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked you to name the four team in FA Cup fourth-round action this weekend whose name begins with the letter 'C'. The answer... Carlisle United, Chelsea, Colchester United and Crystal Palace.

Vidic retires from football

Football

Robin van Persie is the latest former Manchester United player to pay tribute to Nemanja Vidic.

On Instagram he posted: "Its been an honor and a pleasure to have played with such a champion and professional! You would definitely be in my all time best XI."

Robin van Persie
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Superleague ready for big launch

Netball

England's domestic netball season gets under way on Saturday with a showpiece event featuring all eight teams at Birmingham's Genting Arena.

The 2016 Superleague campaign is being billed as the best and closest in its 10-year history.

BBC Sport takes a closer look at what to expect this year. Read more here.

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UK stage route of World Triathlon announced

Triathlon

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The fifth stage of the nine-part World Triathlon series will be held here in the UK over the weekend of 11th-12th June and will take place in Leeds it has been announced today. 

Famous British twin triathlete's Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee will be happy with that, they're from Dewsbury, just 15 miles down the road. 

Judy's text

Australian Open

BBC Breakfast

Judy Murray has revealed she found out by text message that her son Andy had got through to the Australian Open final.

Watch the interview here.

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BBC Sport

Tightened security for Six Nations

Rugby Union

Stade de France on the night of the Paris attacks
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Following last November's Paris attacks, security will be increased at the Stade de France when France take on Italy in the Six Nations on 6 February.

There will be 'strict controls for fans' in place with gates open two hours prior to kick off. You can read the full article here

Bradford sign Thomas on loan

Football

Birmingham City striker Wes Thomas has joined League One side Bradford on a three-month loan deal. The 29-year-old could make his debut against Fleetwood on Saturday.

Buttler's IPL dream

Cricket

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says he is "desperate" to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after losing his Test place to Jonny Bairstow.

Buttler, 25, has already been granted permission by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to register for February's IPL auction.

This season's IPL starts on 8 April and ends with the final on 24 May.

"I put my name in the auction, and I'm desperate to play in that competition," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

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Vidic retires from football

Football

Nemanja Vidic built  a formidable centre-half partnership with Rio Ferdinand at Manchester United, and the ex-England player has been paying tribute to his Serbian team-mate.

Ferdinand revealed that Vidic was not an instant success with his teammates when he joined in January 2006 but soon turned opinions around in the dressing room.

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Ferdinand said:  "He became a defender that was feared, he could fight with the most physical, he crunched into tackles, he attacked the ball better than anyone I've ever seen. But as he will tell you with a smile, he could also play with the ball too, which made him complete and a great defender."  

More agony for Liverpool

Football

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The Liverpool Echo is reporting that it could be double heartbreak for Liverpool in the transfer window this January.

With Shakthar determined to keep hold of Alex Teixeira, it seems that Schalke may stop the deal for Joel Matip by offering a new contract to the defensive midfielder. General manager, Horst Heldt, said: “We have agreed to an appointment [with the player’s advisor] which will take place soon."

Chelsea manager rumours

Football

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The London Evening Standard are reporting that Atletico Madrid are warning Chelsea off manager Diego Simeone.

The Argentine might be a good fit for the English top flight, according to this piece by BBC Sport's Spanish football expert Andy West.  

Get Involved - Best January signings

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finder: Scott Dann to Crystal Palace for peanuts. Been immense for us ever since.

RBS: Selling Andy Carol to Liverpool for £35m, like taking candy of a baby.

Tottenham news conference

Colchester v Tottenham (Sat, 12:45 GMT)

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he may rotate his squad for the trip to Colchester.

"We have 23/24 players, we're sure they can all perform as well.

"It's a good test for us. we need to show big motivation, be focused on our game, be consistent, it's important to go to the next round. it's one of the objectives this season to go far in the FA Cup."

On this day

Football

In 2010, John Terry was named as the footballer behind a gagging injunction involving his private life following a High Court hearing. The Chelsea defender was reported to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former Blues team-mate Wayne Bridge, and was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.

Wayne Bridge refuses to shake the hand of John Terry
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In the next meeting between the two sides, Wayne Bridge refused to shake the hand of John Terry in the pre-match build-up.

Tottenham news conference

Colchester v Tottenham (Sat, 12:45 GMT)

Mauricio Pochettino has been batting away rumours thrown at him during the news conference.

On being linked with the Chelsea job, he said: "I don't mind, the media is about rumours, I don't care about that. I'm very happy here, in 18 months here we have a very good group, we've set a good base for success for the future. I'm only focused on my job."

The Tottenham boss refused to be drawn on the club being linked with moves for West Brom's Saido Berahino and Moussa Dembele of Fulham.

Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham news conference

Colchester v Tottenham (Sat, 12:45 GMT)

As promised, here's what Mauricio Pochettino has been saying ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie.

First up, the Argentine has reacted to the news Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele has signed a new deal. "I am very happy that he's staying with us. He's improved a lot his quality and his mentality."

And then he addressed selling England winger Andros Townsend to Newcastle for a reported £12m. "It was important for him to play Premier League football consistently, unfortunately that wasn't possible here. We wish him all the best."

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'My life was turned upside down'

Tennis

BBC World Service

Mario Ancic.
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From being the world's seventh best tennis player to working in Wall Street. Read the remarkable story of the one-time "future of tennis" Mario Ancic.

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

Philippe Coutinho
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And the last bit of team news from the German in charge at Anfield:

"Dejan Lovren was on the bench against Stoke and is now back. Philippe Coutinho is close to returning to training and Nathaniel Clyne is a possibility but we are not sure. He feels much better."

Jordan Henderson will remain out of action, and Steven Caulker is available to play in the FA Cup after his loan move from QPR. 

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

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Jurgen Klopp believes that remarkable game, ending 5-4 last week, against Norwich has given his sense of belief to his side and an air of uncertainty to everyone else.

"The team showed that they don't give up in the game. The next time we are 4-3 in a game and concede, everyone will think 'ah', there is a possibility."

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

BBC Merseyside Sport

Jurgen Klopp has now moved on to talk transfers.

"There is nothing to say. You have to wait, like I have wait. I am fine with this squad. To play every three days is difficult. What can I say? You say get a bigger squad. But you can't buy as injured players come back."

But wait, it appears the German then contradicts himself. "We are always busy, we always check the possibilities [for transfers]. If something happens, we will see!"

Make your mind up Jurgen.

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

BBC Merseyside Sport

Exeter applaud their fans after the match with Liverpool
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Jurgen Klopp is keen for the game, which is live on Radio 5 live, not to go for a replay: "I don't want a replay - I would like to win without a second game." 

However, when asked whether he'll name another youthful side, the German responded "Yes. It will be a different team, for sure. We have to make a few changes, we will make them, but only because we want to win the game."

You'll remember that Exeter City took Liverpool to a replay in third round with a 2-2 draw at St James Park. 

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

BBC Merseyside Sport

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Liverpool face West Ham on Saturday, in a repeat of the 2006 FA Cup final.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media ahead of the Anfield fourth-round tie, and starting by talking about injured striker Daniel Sturridge. He has been out since 6 December with a hamstring problem and will miss the FA Cup tie and Tuesday's match at Leicester.

Klopp said; "He is still working. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse. He needs consistency in sessions and that's what we try to do. There's no doubt about his quality. We have to work together on his fitness."

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v West Ham (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

James Mountford

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

Liverpool
BBC Sport

Melwood busy again ahead of Jurgen Klopp's media briefing. 

The manager fielded an extremely young side in the last round against Exeter but it seems unlikely he would so the same West Ham. That said, with Premier League games against Leicester and Sunderland to come, he may have to freshen up the side who beat Stoke in the League Cup semi-finals.

Get Involved - Best January signing

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Jimmy Bullard
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Katushkin: Jimmy Bullard to Wigan from Peterboro' in 2003 for £275k. Led them to promotion and league cup final. Sold to Fulham for £2.5m.

And speaking of Bullard, it gives us an opportunity to relive one of the greatest Premier League celebrations...

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De Villiers to stay as captain

Cricket

AB de Villiers has been confirmed as the new South Africa Test captain.

De Villiers, 31, replaced Hashim Amla, who resigned after the second Test with England, but said he was not sure if he would remain in the post after the series ended.

“I am fully committed to the Proteas, but more than anything, I am grateful for the support from my team mates, Cricket South Africa and the people of our rainbow nation."

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Australian Open semi-final

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You can watch the best of that breathless epic on BBC Two at 14:00 GMT or by visiting here.

Tottenham news conference

Colchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:45 GMT)

Ryan Mason
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A brief injury update from Maurico Pochettino ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie...

The game comes too soon for midfielders Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard but both "are close to training with the team again". England international Mason could return as soon as Monday.

Consider that a taster... we'll have more when the embargo on reporting Pochettino's quotes is lifted later on Friday