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Summary

  1. Arsenal 1-0 Leicester, Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland, Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham
  2. Tonight: Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)
  3. Tennis: Dan Evans beaten in Barcelona Open, Johanna Konta loses in the Porsche Grand Prix, Maria Sharapova wins
  4. World Snooker Championship updates
  5. Vote: Who is the better manager - Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho?
  6. Get involved: Your favourite derby moment #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Until next time...

Right, that's it from us on another bumper Sportsday, don't say we don't treat you...

More, you say?

Well, luckily, the BBC Sport football team are on hand to guide you through tonight's Manchester derby with live text commentary of the game at the Etihad Stadium.

So go grab a quick tea and then settle down to enjoy the action.

We'll catch you tomorrow, same time, same place...

The last time the derby was on a Thursday...

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

When the derby was last on a Thursday...

Ding leads after first session

Snooker

What a performance from Ding Junhui. He was 3-2 down earlier in the day, but he has reeled off three frames in a row, including a break of 110 in the eighth, to end the first session with a 5-3 lead over Mark Selby in their World Championship semi-final.

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Murray under way

Tennis

She's out...

Konta
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He's out...

Evans
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But he's just getting started...

Murray
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Andy Murray is under way in the Barcelona Open third round against Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

The stats, United...

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

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  • United could equal their club record unbeaten run of 24 matches in a single top-flight season, set in 2010-11.
  • They have the Premier League's best points-per-game average in away matches (2.20), and could earn five straight league wins on the road for the first time since December 2011.
  • Manchester United have conceded five Premier League goals in 2017, fewer than any other team.
  • One more draw would equal their club record of 13 in a Premier League season, set in 1998-99.

Newcastle business as usual - Benitez

Football

Rafael Benitez
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Manager Rafael Benitez says it is "business as usual" on the football side at Newcastle United, despite Wednesday's off-field investigations by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

HMRC's tax fraud investigation emerged just two days after Newcastle confirmed promotion back to the Premier League.

Managing director Lee Charnley was arrested, but released without charge as part of the raids.

"We are trying to concentrate on football," Benitez told BBC Newcastle.

"It's a pity that all the issues about the investigation, about something that happened four or five years ago, but we can concentrate on our usual football business."

'No offers' for Hull's Maguire

Football

Harry Maguire
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Hull boss Marco Silva says the Premier League club have not received any bids for highly-rated defender Harry Maguire.

Reports this week suggested that the 24-year-old is a summer target for other top-flight sides including Tottenham and Everton.

"For the newspapers, I understand this is the moment to start talking about these situations," Silva told BBC Radio Humberside. "It is a good sign because the players have put in good performances.

"But until now - I met with our chairman yesterday - we don't have [any] offers on the table."

Sharapova through in Stuttgart

Sharapova 7-5 6-1 Makarova

Maria Sharapova is into the quarter-finals in Stuttgart on her return to tennis after a 15-month doping ban.

The former world number one made light work of fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the second set, taking the match 7-5 6-1.

The stats, City...

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

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  • Manchester City have only lost one of their 18 Premier League home games since the derby defeat at the Etihad Stadium in March last year. However, eight clubs have won more often at home this season.
  • City's solitary league defeat in 11 matches came at Chelsea earlier this month (W6, D4).
  • A win on Thursday would ensure Pep Guardiola's side surpass last season's final tally of 66 points.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored in five successive Premier League appearances, one shy of his best run in the division set between April and May last year.

What does Jose say?

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

So Jose, how do you feel about winning our vote? Sorry, I mean about tonight's derby...

"This is about the clubs, the teams, the positions at the end of the season. This is not about myself and Guardiola.

"I always feel that the season is very important for me, for the players, for the club.

"I would say it can be the first season of the next five or six or seven, who knows, but it can be the first season of better years."

Vote result

Who is the better manager - Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho?

We asked who was the better manager - Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho - and it is a convincing win for the Manchester United boss.

He picked up 68% of the vote, with 32% opting for Guardiola.

Thanks for voting. 

Vote result
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Good neighbours...

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

Harold and Madge? More like Pep and Jose...

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "[Jose Mourinho and I] are neighbours. When we see each other we say 'hi'.

"They [Manchester United] are good. Good rival, good quality and a long run in the Premier League without defeat."

...and Guardiola on his lack of silverware this season: "I have been managing nine years and this is my first without a trophy. It had to happen and it happened.

"It will happen again if I manage a long time. But there are a lot of teams in Europe that won't win anything this season."

Sharapova wins first set

Sharapova 7-5 2-1 Makarova*

Maria Sharapova has won the first set of her second-round tie against Ekaterina Makarova in Stuttgart.

The former world number one is 2-1 up in the second, with fellow Russian Makarova currently serving.

Pep v Jose

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

'Manchester derby all about top four finish'

Silva doubt for Manchester derby

Manchester City v Manchester United (20:00 BST)

Silva
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David Silva is a doubt for Manchester City after limping off during the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal.

Sergio Aguero, who also picked up a knock in that game, is fit to play. Gabriel Jesus is ready after recovering from a broken foot but Pep Guardiola says his condition is "not optimal".

Manchester United are without Paul Pogba due to a muscle injury, but Ander Herrera has overcome an ankle knock.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain sidelined with knee and toe injuries.

Right, let's have a little look at tonight's derby...

Barca report Malaga chief for 'scum' jibe

Football

Barcelona fans
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Here's something you don't read every day...

Barcelona will report Malaga president Abdullah Al-Thani to Spain's Football Federation for comments on Twitter.

The row erupted after a Barca fan asked Al-Thani on Twitter for Malaga to beat title rivals Real Madrid on 21 May.

"With the help of Allah we'll beat them on the pitch, but the scum of Catalonia will not smell the championship after telling lies about coach Michel," wrote Al-Thani in Arabic.

Malaga boss Michel upset Barca fans by hinting he wanted Real to win La Liga.

Evans out of Barcelona Open

Thiem 7-6 6-2 Evans

Another Briton bites the dust.

British number three Dan Evans is out of the Barcelona Open having lost 7-6 6-2 to Austria's Dominic Thiem in the second round.

It follows a second-round loss for Johanna Konta in Stuttgart earlier.

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Your favourite derby moment

We have been asking for your favourite derby moments and here are some more of your comments.

Luca: Boxing day 2014, Bolton vs Blackburn, Emile Heskey came off of the bench to score with his first touch, what a hero.

Dan Nixon: Marcus Rashford retiring Martin Demichelis in last year's Manchester Derby. Demichelis is still having bad dreams.

Gare Kekeke: Being at White Hart Lane to see The Arsenal win the Premier League in 2004 is my best derby memory. But I'll admit we're so far away from that happening anytime soon.  

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Sharapova in Stuttgart action

*Sharapova 5-5 Makarova

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova is in action in Stuttgart.

Sharapova faces fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the second round, where the score in the first set is 5-5.

Former world number one Sharapova is making her return after a 15-month doping ban.

Evans trails in second set

Thiem 7-6 4-2 Evans*

Dan Evans is a set and a break down at the Barcelona Open.

The world number 43 faces fourth seed Dominic Thiem in the second round.

He lost the first set on a tie break and now trails 4-2 in the second.

Joshua's open workout

Boxing

Speaking of heavyweight boxing champions...

Fancy a taste of what's to come on Saturday? Here's Anthony Joshua in his open workout at Wembley...

Joshua v Klitschko: Crowds packed in to Wembley Arena for open workout

On this day

Boxing

1956: Rocky Marciano retired as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world after 49 consecutive victories.

Rocky Marciano
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Magnussen criticises 'shield' plans

Formula 1

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Plans for a transparent 'shield' device to protect drivers' heads have been criticised by Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, who says it could make racing dangerous in wet conditions.

On Tuesday, the FIA said it will prioritise testing a clear screen over the controversial halo device, which was tested by all teams last year.

The FIA is committed to introducing additional protection in 2018.

Magnussen, 24, said: "We've seen some pictures. I'm not for it."

'Fine polishing'

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at the Joshua-Klitschko news conference

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The hype at this news conference is overwhelming. Everywhere you look there are cameras, dictaphones, lights and general chaos.

How does a fighter switch off from it with around 50 hours to go?

Wladimir Klitschko tells BBC Radio 5 live: "Fine polishing, relax a little bit, a little training. All the while my world is getting smaller and smaller, focused and concentrated."

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Your favourite derby moment

Sandy Cook: Jason Cummings scoring the winner against Hearts in last year's Scottish Cup with Hibs going on to win the final. Priceless.

Hassan_Anfield: Steven Gerrard 3-0 Everton in 2011/12 season. It will live long in my memory.

Chris Crook: Goater robbing Neville and going on to score and then the camera pans around to Schmeichel celebrating!...... Simply the best! :-)  

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Evans loses first set

Thiem 7-6 Evans

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Dan Evans' second round match against Dominic Thiem has gone to a tie break in the opening set.

But it's the Austrian who takes the first at the Barcelona Open, in a match that was delayed for a long time by this morning's rain.

'AJ a good opponent'

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko news conference

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BBC Sport boxing reporter at the Joshua-Klitschko news conference

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The brother of Wladimir Klitschko - former world heavyweight champion Vitali - talks like a Bond villain.

"I've never seen my brother so concentrated, he says. "Wladimir will show the whole world again he is the strongest fighter in the world. I want to say that Joshua is a great fighter, great skills, but he has never been at such a high level. He looks relaxed, like it will be easy." 

Shaking his head and finger he adds: "It will not be. "After I was told about the fight I studied Joshua and I was happy. He has the right style for Wladimir, a good opponent."

Vote now

Who is the better manager?

They are two of the most high-profile managers in world football, but which one is better - Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho?

Now is your chance to tell us with our vote.

The results will be announced shortly after the vote closes at 16:20 BST.

You will find the vote at the top right of the page on desktop pages or via the 'vote' tab on mobiles.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho
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Fake news...

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Joshua-Klitschko news conference

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Asked about a rumoured injury to his eye socket, Wladimir Klitschko shouts: "Fake news."

He's in excellent form. When both men are asked what defeat would feel like, Klitschko steps in: "I can help with this one Anthony." The two-time heavyweight champion says a loss "is not that scary."

"I've never seen AJ as big as he is now. I'm looking forward to his challenge. 

"My world right now is very small. I am just visualising situations. I'm not Nostradamus. I'm extremely comfortable and confident. I'm focused and concentrated."

On serve in Barcelona

Thiem 5-4 Evans

It remains with serve in the Barcelona Open as Britain's Dan Evans faces Dominic Thiem of Austria.

That one got under way a lot later than planned after some rain in Spain.

Evans had a break point himself at 3-3, but was then forced to saved a couple of his own to keep the set intact.

Thiem has just rattled through his latest service game to go 5-4 up in the opener.

On this stick...

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Joshua-Klitschko news conference

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Wladimir Klitschko reveals he has recorded a video on a memory stick and on it is the result of the fight. 

It will be sewn into the robe he wears on Saturday and the only person who will see it is the individual who buys the robe, with money going to charity. 

The Ukrainian fighter references 27 years in the sport, the amount of time Anthony Joshua has been alive. "A pretty amazing fact," says Klitschko.

His brother Vitali is watching on. Nodding, emotion-free.

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Konta out of Porsche Grand Prix

Konta 3-6 5-7 Sevastova

That's it. 

British number one Johanna Konta goes out in the Porsche Grand Prix second round to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.

Konta never really got going on the clay, a lot to work on before the French Open in a month's time.

Sevastova goes on to play Simona Halep in the next round.

Konta struggling in Stuttgart

Konta 3-6 5-6 Sevastova

Johanna Konta's clay game is looking a little rough around the edges, her serve hasn't been brilliant and ground strokes have been a little rusty.

The British number one double faults at 30-15 up at 5-5 in the second set, having lost the first.

Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova then earns herself a break point, catching Konta off balance, and then pulls off a superb lob which gets the Brit scrambling and she goes long with the return.

It's Sevastova to serve for the match...

Barton ban a bit harsh - Dyche

Crystal Palace v Burnley (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

Burnley

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has given his thoughts on the 18-month ban handed to midfielder Joey Barton, who admitted an FA charge of placing more than 1,200 bets on football matches.

"Joey has been a good part of what we've done here and we all feel it's a bit harsh," said Dyche. Eighteen months seems a long time to me in light of other things I've seen in the sport.

"We are certainly not naive, but we thought Joey was a worthwhile player to bring back and he's proved that. But now we move forward.

"We took 17 points from the first 17 games and we've taken 19 from the last 17, on a 'bad run'. It's now about delivering in fourgames."  

Sean Dyche and Joey Barton
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Marveaux arrested

Football

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The BBC understands that former Newcastle winger Sylvain Marveaux is one of four people arrested as part of an HMRC investigation into suspected Income Tax and National Insurance fraud.

The former France Under-21 signed for Newcastle in 2011, before leaving for Guingamp on loan and then Lorient on a permanent deal last summer.

The 31-year-old started his career with Rennes.