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Summary

  1. Gareth Southgate appointed England boss
  2. Football rallies around Chapecoense
  3. West Ham's Sakho sidelined for six weeks
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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Kevin Ticehurst: It was never in doubt after the Scotland result. He deserves this chance after impressing with our under 21s so long. But expecting same old players, same system and no excitement. We will never win a major tournament in my lifetime though.

Jenny Hall: Well can't any worse than what we've had in the past ..Give him a chance let's see what he can do younger players will be OK with him.

Matt Watts: I admit he's a somewhat underwhelming choice. However, he seems a genuine bloke. We should wish him all the best.  

Bilic planning changes

Manchester United v West Ham (20:00 GMT)

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says he will be making changes to his team in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford tonight but said he was confident the players coming in could help the Hammers reach the semi-finals.

"It would give us a lot of confidence if we could win the game and we will be doing everything to do that," added Bilic.

"If we change a few players like United will, it doesn't mean we are going there just to play a game.

"It is a quarter-final and to reach the semis is a big thing and we are just a couple of games from the final."

'Keaton has the talent'

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Earlier today, Keaton Jennings was called up to the England tour of India as replacement for Haseeb Hameed.

Ray Jennings, his father and a former South Africa international, has just been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live.

"I am very very happy and thankful to the ECB for what they have done and supported Keaton," he said.

"Keaton's mum is born in Sunderland so he has a British background. At U-19 level he felt the England setup from coaching and opportunities is the best in the world. Hopefully he will make the north-east his life.

"The media and people there have taken Keaton to their hearts. To a so-called outsider, his heart and his love to play for England is unbelievable.

"It will be a dream to see my son compete against South Africa. He is aware if he doesn't score runs he won't make the side. Hameed has done really well. England's youth coming through is in good hands. The biggest concern for a new player coming in to a side is how the mental state will be. The talent is there."

Southampton team news

Arsenal v Southampton (19:45 GMT)

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Southampton have record signing Sofiane Boufal available after a knock and midfielder Steven Davis could play after recovering from illness.

Midfielder Dusan Tadic and defender Matt Targett are still out however with injuries.

Forward Josh Sims, 19, is likely to be rested after making his senior debut in Sunday's 1-0 league win over Everton.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal v Southampton (19:45 GMT)

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Arsenal host Southampton later this evening in an all Premier League EFL Cup quarter-final.

Olivier Giroud is will miss the match with a groin injury and defender Mathieu Debuchy is out with a hamstring problem.

Striker Lucas Perez is available after recovering from an ankle injury he picked up in the previous round.

Both of the Spaniard's goals for Arsenal since his summer move from Deportivo de La Coruna have come in the competition.

Vote result

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We asked you if Gareth Southgate will be a success as England manager. Here are the results.

If you're reading Gareth, look away now.

The public have voted and 60% of you think Southgate will not succeed as manager.

Southgate's Under-21 record

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After leaving Middlesbrough in 2009, Southgate's next managerial role was with the England Under-21 side.

During that time he won 26 games, drew three and lost three.

Southgate Under 21 record
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BreakingMourinho given one-game touchline ban

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined £16,000 for kicking a water bottle.

Mourinho admitted an FA charge that his behaviour in or around the 27th minute of the game against West Ham United on Sunday amounted to improper conduct.

He will serve the ban with immediate effect, during tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final with West Ham.

Southgate named England manager

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Congratulations to Gareth Southgate. Circumstance has given him his chance. But he's shown so much promise in his mini audition. Good luck!

Been obvious for a long time that Southgate would be manager. Bigger names with more experience have tried and failed. Really hope it works.

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Michael Kent: Sorry but I am totally underwhelmed with Southgates appointment. Still, can he do any worse than the previous shower?  

James A. Young: Southgate appointment more of the same. Hungrier and better qualified candidates out there.   

El Pollo Loco: @FA taking the Michael with Southgate as manager, no experience no chance #nepotism

What are Southgate's priorities?

Football

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Simple and difficult at the same time - win matches at major tournaments.

England have no trouble racking up victories in qualifiers. They have won 24 and drawn eight of their past 32 but in world terms they have gone backwards because they do not win when it matters.

He must find the answer to making the England shirt weigh less when measured by pressure and break down the psychological barrier that grips talented players when the heat is on. It has eluded more experienced managers than him.

Read more of Phil's analysis here

How does Gareth Southgate's pre-England record compare to other Three Lions managers I hear you ask.

Here's the answer. Not very favorably for England's new manager... 

Pre-England statistics
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Southgate speaks

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John Fripp: Guardiola couldn't make England successful, quality of players that matter, not manager.

Luke: England have got it wrong (again). Mancini* was the one for me. *Other Italians are available, none are as good.

Chris Tutte: There was no one else that would want it. Let's back him now he has the job

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Keep your thoughts coming on Gareth Southgate's appointment as England manager. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday or comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

'Southgate is steeped in FA tradition'

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

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Southgate has rebuilt his managerial career since taking over as England Under-21 coach in August 2013. He endured a miserable Euros in 2015 when England's youngsters went out at the group stage but he was hampered by the FA's decision to omit players such as Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley.

He saw the other side as England won this summer's prestigious Toulon tournament in France - but is this enough to warrant the top job?

Southgate is steeped in FA tradition, having had an 18-month spell as its head of elite development between January 2011 and July 2012 before his return as England Under-21 boss.

He knows what the England job entails after close contact with the likes of Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce and has clearly developed a taste for the pressures after his time in interim charge.

Read more of Phil's analysis here

Gibson's Premier League idol

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'We need to be more realistic'

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on Radio 5 live

As a manager you are only as good as your players. You can only improve them marginally. 

When you look at the quality we have we are probably 15th best in the world. If we end up getting to a quarter-final of a World Cup that would be pretty successful. 

There are some outstanding teams in the world. We need to be more realistic. The players we have to pick from aren't fantastic. Some of them aren't first choice at their clubs. They are squad players. 

When I played for the national team it was a huge step up in class. Now, some players go to the national team and it is a step down in class.

The stats

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Southgate was given his first managerial job at Middlesbrough in 2006, when the then 35-year-old defender quit playing to take charge of his former side.

He led the Teesside club for 151 matches between 2006 and 2009, presiding over their relegation from the Premier League before being sacked with the team fourth in the Championship.

Here's his record at the Riverside? Is it worthy of an England manager?

Southgate Middlesbrough stats
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Helen Davies: I say good luck to Southgate. How many people wrote Chris Coleman off when he became Wales manager? And what did he achieve?

Richard Sloman: Probably the ONLY real candidate at the moment...not saying the right one necessarily but I don't see many other options....too soon for Eddie Howe, though I think he will be the next one, Redknapp and Wenger too old and outdated

Duncan Bown: At least as Manager he cannot take Penalties !!!

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'Ultimately, he will want to win'

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on Radio 5 live

I don't think the FA handled it particularly well. They could have worded their statements leading up to Spain better. Gareth wanted to sit down and discuss his plans. It wasn't just a one-way street. 

The biggest challenge is to be successful at a tournament. He has the opportunity now with younger players that he understands and he has worked with before. He is more progressive than other managers. He can get to understand some individuals as people as well as players.

We traveled a lot together so I maybe I am biased. He has direct principals on how he wants to play football. He was compromised at Middlesbrough because he had to sell players. 

There will be a mix of good football and professionalism. Ultimately he will want to win. He is one of the nicest guys in football but he has an edge. You don't win 50-odd caps and captain your club without having something about you.

England under Southgate (so far)

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Gareth Southgate's four-match audition to become England boss went pretty well (which is probably a big factor in him getting the job full time). 

Home wins over Malta and Scotland as well as a draw away in Slovenia means England top World Cup qualifying Group F. He was also very, very close to claiming a home friendly win over Spain until two late goals consigned his side to a draw.  

The real work starts now, though.

Vote now

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As well as sending us your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, you can give your opinion in our vote.

We're asking 'will Gareth Southgate be a success as England manager?'

Cast your vote at the top of this page. You have until 16:30 GMT and afterwards we'll reveal what the people think.

Get Involved - Your thoughts on Southgate

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Daniel Gravestock: 100% the right choice! Knows the system, has knowledge of U21 players that can progress. Be stupid not to hire Southgate 

Adam Mark Robinson: Will pick all the same players and keep it all about Rooney, hard to see what he's done for the job a lot of decent managers at below senior level but to be given the England job on what he's achieved as manager is questionable but then its a doomed chalice so everyone's given up on the ''right'' man i suppose.

Sylvia Lay: Makes a change to have a young English manager good luck Gareth.

Southgate named England manager

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Captaincy, fear, code of conduct, penalties, concentration, losing possession. A few issues Southgate has to address as the new #eng manager

Five reasons to like Southgate's appointment

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England manager: Five reasons to like Gareth Southgate's appointment

Plenty of you are doubting the FA's new man.

Here are five reasons why England fans can be optimistic about the appointment of Gareth Southgate as manager.

Get Involved - Your thoughts on Southgate

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Matt: It appears the @England hierarchy are looking to save money rather than win tournaments! Should have been Eddie Howe. Should have chose Harry went for Roy, should have gone with Eddie and went for Gareth 

Ste Davies: Typical FA playing it safe Southgate will never bring England close to winning a major tournament

DB: Underwhelming but who else? If you're going to fail, at least do it on the cheap I guess.

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Congrats to a Boro legend

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Congratulations and good luck to #Boro legend @GarethSouthgate on his appointment as @England manager! #ThreeLions… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Southgate played 188 times for Middlesbrough and managed the club between 2006 and 2009.

'No better candidate'

Football

Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on Radio 5 live

You have to look at all the options and who is available. Ultimately, we have tried great records and experience and this is the one thing we haven't tried. 

He has the backing of the team and most of the fans. He has done very well with the media which is important. There is no better candidate. There are better people out there, as in any walk of life, but they are not available.

Get Involved - Your thoughts on Southgate

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Right then.

We want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the appointment of Gareth Southgate as England manager.

I'll help you out.

  • Is he the right man? Or is he just in the right place at the right time?
  • Have Southgate's four games in charge shown you enough? Or is he too inexperienced? 
  • What should his priorities be?
  • How far can he take the England team?

Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday or on the Match of the Day and BBC Sport Facebook pages.

'Gareth impressed in interviews'

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The FA's selection panel of Chief Executive Martin Glenn on the appointment of Gareth Southgate: "We are delighted to confirm Gareth as England manager. He's obviously somebody we know well but it's his understanding of international football and the development set-up at St. George's Park that is important.

"He performed extremely well during the four games he was in temporary charge and he impressed us during a tough interview process.

"Gareth is a great ambassador for what The FA stands for, he's a very good football tactician and a leader but beneath that he's a winner and that's an important part of the job."

'The hard work starts now'

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Here is what Gareth Southgate had to say about becoming England's new boss in a statement from the Football Association...

"I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I'm also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there's huge potential. I'm determined to give everything I have to give the country a team that they're proud of and one that they're going to enjoy watching play and develop. For me, the hard work starts now."

Southgate named England manager

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Southgate: Good enough for England job?

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The worst kept secret in England is official. Gareth Southgate is England manager.

But, does he deserve the England job or was he just in the right place at the right time?

Our chief football writer Phil McNulty gives his verdict.

BreakingSouthgate named England manager

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It is official.

Gareth Southgate has been named England manager on a four-year deal which includes the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championships.

Man Utd reach out to Chapecoense

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Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Flowers hang in goal netting at Chapecoense's stadium
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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has sent a private email to Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo to express his sadness at the plane crash that killed 71 people on Monday.

The majority of the city’s football team died in the accident, which happened close to the Colombian city of Medellin.

They had been due to play against Atletico Nacional in the final of Copa Sudamerica on Wednesday.

United had already Tweeted their condolences.

In 1958, the Old Trafford club suffered their own tragedy when eight players, including England captain Roger Byrne and midfielder Duncan Edwards, were among the 23 people killed when a plane coming back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashed on take-off after a refuelling stop in Munich.

Man Utd v West Ham team news

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We go again at Old Trafford. Man Utd v West Ham, take two.

United midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini will both miss the EFL Cup quarter-final tie due to suspension.

Both were booked for the fifth time this season when the teams drew 1-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, who scored at Old Trafford at the weekend, is out with a hamstring injury.

Andy Carroll is close to returning from a knee problem while defender Winston Reid is available after suspension.

Get Involved - First goals

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Nick Gibson: Unquestionably Danny Rose on his full Prem debut at the Lane, against Arsenal. Exquisite volley from 30 yards. Stunning.

2 Button Hero: I was there for Ljungberg's first goal, came off bench to score against United.I bought shirt with his name on before the game.

Ollie Johnstone: I saw Mo Johnston's first goal for Rangers. Some fans refused to acknowledge the scorer #ControversialSigning

Mo Johnston (centre)
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On this day...

Rowing

In 2004 four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent announced his retirement from rowing three months after his final triumph in Athens in the coxless fours.

Matthew Pinsent and Wife Dee At The Leander Rowing Club Henley
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