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  1. Newcastle's Taylor out for two months
  2. Ferguson demanded same pay as Rooney in 2010
  3. Aston Villa host Birmingham in League Cup (19:45 BST)
  4. DEBATE: Your derby day heroes and villains
  5. Women's football - Scotland (15:00) & Wales (17:30) in action

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By Bill Rice and Steve Canavan

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That's all for today


Right, I'm off to ask for a wage which matches Gary Lineker's - all being well I'll be back tomorrow to reflect on another busy night of football.

There's plenty of action in the Capital One Cup including a derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City you can follow right here.

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Plus right now there's commentary of Wales Women away at Austria in Euro 2017 qualifying too.

See you bright and early tomorrow with the reaction to all the night's stories and the best of the back pages.

Ferguson demanded pay rise to match Rooney


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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson demanded that his salary was doubled in the aftermath of Wayne Rooney's big pay increase in 2010.

Rooney was set to leave United before signing a deal worth £250,000 a week.

"I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made," Ferguson says in a new book.

"[United co-chairman] Joel Glazer said: 'I totally agree but what should we do?' It was simple. We just agreed no player should be paid more than me."

Kaboul suspended for Sunderland cup tie

Sunderland v Manchester City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Younes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul is suspended for Sunderland's League Cup tie against Manchester City after being sent off at Bournemouth at the weekend.

Skipper John O'Shea, who missed that trip through illness, is available, but Adam Matthews (ankle) is still out.

Eliaquim Mangala is a doubt for City after being taken off against West Ham and David Silva has a calf problem.

Young forwards Kelechi Iheanacho and Patrick Roberts could feature, as could Spanish full-back Pablo Maffeo.

Villa have an historic edge...

Aston Villa v Birmingham City (19:45 BST)

Villa v Birmingham

Aston Villa are without midfielder Idrissa Gueye after he flew back to France for treatment on his hamstring problem.

Jores Okore (knee) and Adama Traore (ankle) are also expected to be sidelined but Rudy Gestede could start.

Birmingham are without defender Neal Eardley, who is likely to be out for six weeks with a dislocated shoulder.

Clayton Donaldson is set to lead the line with Demarai Gray supporting him in attack.

Bolton challenge 'as big as Celtic'


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Managing Bolton Wanderers is just as challenging as being in charge of former club Celtic, according to manager Neil Lennon.

Lennon spent four years in charge at the Bhoys, winning three league titles, two Scottish Cups as well as managing in the Champions League.  

"It's as big a challenge as I had at Celtic, in a totally different way," the 44-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester.

Premier League strugglers spent big


Sunderland and Newcastle were amongst the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window, according to a new study of Europe's top five leagues.

Newcastle's net spend of £66m was more than Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea this summer, despite being second bottom of the table.

Sunderland - who are the only team below Newcastle in the Premier League - are 13th with a net spend of £38m.

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TV replays clarified

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World Cup chiefs have moved to clarify the role of television match officials.

It follow the opening game between England and Fiji, which lasted more than 100 minutes as referee Jaco Peyper referred six incidents to the TMO for closer inspection.

It led to criticism from those in the game and has forced World Cup bosses to release a statement, which says: "The objective of the television match official system is to ensure accurate and consistent decisions are made on the field in a timely and efficient manner.

"The TMO is a tool to help referees and assistant referees with their on-field calls and the referee remains the decision-maker who is in charge of the process." 

'Adams was a Man Utd player in an Arsenal shirt'


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Sir Alex Ferguson has also been speaking to Sky Sports News this week, and he reveals he once tried to sign Tony Adams for Manchester United.

"I think Tony Adams was a United player in an Arsenal shirt to be honest with you," Ferguson said. "I thought he'd be absolutely perfect for United. I tried a little bit when he was 19, in the reserves, but no chance."

Question of Sport Teaser Answer


A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier our colleagues from Question of Sport asked if you could name the eight clubs to have won the League Cup since 1980 who are not currently in the Premier League.

The answers are...

Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Luton Town, Middlesborough, Nottingham Forest, Oxford Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves.

Well done to anyone who managed to get all of those.

Little makes big impact for Scotland


Kim Little

Inspired by a Kim Little hat-trick, Scotland escaped from Ajdovscina with a convincing win despite a subdued opening Euro 2017 performance.

The 25-year-old evaded her marker to chip the Slovenia goalkeeper and give Anna Signeul's side a half-time lead.

Little scored twice more after the break, twice racing through on goal and rounding the keeper to tap in.

"It's always nice to score goals for your country, and to get another hat-trick is great. What's important is getting the win," Little said.

They continue their campaign with an October double header at home to Belarus and away to Macedonia.

Austria 1-0 Wales


Katharina Schiechtl gives Austria the lead in their Euro 2017 qualifier against Wales.

BreakingChelsea doctor Carneiro leaves club


Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has decided to part company with the club - six weeks after she was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho.    

Her role was downgraded following a row during the 2-2 draw against Swansea on 8 August.

Despite requests from the Blues she will not to return to work and is considering her legal position.

The Football Association is looking into a complaint that Mourinho used abusive or sexist language towards her.

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Austria 0-0 Wales


Wales are in Austria for the first game of their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.

It is manager Jayne Ludlow’s first competitive game in charge.

It's currently goalless, but you can hear live commentary here.

Pietersen to play in Pakistan


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In case you missed it earlier, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has confirmed he will play in the inaugural Pakistan Super League in February.

He will play in the Twenty20 competition alongside compatriots Luke Wright and Tim Bresnan.

Pietersen said via a video message posted on the league's Facebook page: "Absolutely buzzing to be a part of the Pakistani mela (fair) coming up in February.

"(I) cannot wait to get started. Looks like it's going to be a wonderful competition, lots of fun, lots of sixes, lots of wickets. Really, really excited to be a part of this wonderful tournament and excited to get going."

'Let me play'

Sunderland v Man City (19:45 BST)

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure says he doesn't want to be rested for tonight's tie at the Stadium of Light.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the Ivorian midfielder said: “I feel like I’m 20 years old because what this club has done for me, and the fans, and until the last minute I want to fight for this club. They deserve that. We have a lot of targets this year and, inshallah, we will see how we end this season.”  

Federer fan awakes from coma


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A tennis fan who woke from an 11-year coma in August thought his family were joking with him when they told him that his favourite player – Roger Federer – was still one of the best on the planet.

Jesus Aparicio, who was involved in a serious car crash in December 2004, is reported to have said: “When I knew that at 34 years old, he is still playing and is number two in the world, I thought they were kidding me. I could not believe it.

“When I heard that he reached 17 slam titles, I put my hands on my face. I knew Federer was very good but I never thought he could win all he has won.”

Ferguson only had four world class players


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Sir Alex Ferguson says he only managed four world-class players during his time at Manchester United – Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

So we were asking you which Premier League players were world class. 

BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty told Sportsday live readers that Ashley Cole was one.

"Cole was a magnificent left-back and his personal battle with the young Cristiano Ronaldo when England lost in the quarter-final of Euro 2004 in Lisbon's Stadium Of Light was a work of the defensive art and was a privilege to witness in the flesh,” said McNulty. 

“The fearless Ronaldo ran at Cole all night but time and again Cole was his equal, and on plenty of occasions his better.”

Wales women aim to follow men's lead

Austria v Wales (Tue, 17:30 BST)

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Wales women's squad can be inspired by the success of their male counterparts, says boss Jayne Ludlow.

They begin their 2017 European Championship qualifying campaign in Austria at 1730 BST.

Chris Coleman's men's side need only a point from their final two Euro 2016 qualifiers to reach next year's finals in France.

"When our girls watch the men play they can't not be inspired because they are playing very well," Ludlow said.

Liverpool boss leaves for USA


Matt Beard

Liverpool Ladies boss Matt Beard is to leave the club to become head coach of US National Women's Soccer League side Boston Breakers.

The 37-year-old has been in charge of Liverpool since August 2012, and guided them to the Women's Super League titles in 2013 and 2014.

He joins a Breakers side that finished bottom of the US top-flight in 2015.  

"I feel I have taken the club as far as I can," Beard said.  

BreakingGabriel suspension rescinded


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Arsenal defender Gabriel's three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

An appeal by the club was upheld following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Gabriel was dismissed for violent conduct during the game against Chelsea on Saturday after an altercation with Blues' striker Diego Costa.

Gabriel is currently subject to a separate FA charge of improper conduct in and has until 18:00 BST on Thursday to respond.

Get Involved - Derby day heroes & villains


Who are your derby day heroes & villains?

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I remember Thomas hitzlsperger scoring a 30 yard 94th minute equaliser against Wba for villa, saw on motd a big deflection #bbcsportsday

David Norris 94th minute equaliser away at Southampton #bbcsportsday

Slovenia 0-3 Scotland


It's all over and Scotland's women have secured an impressive win and made the perfect start to their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign. Good work ladies.

Major shake-up for Salford

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Salford owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed that big-money buys Rangi Chase and Harrison Hansen will be allowed to leave the club as free agents.

Koukash has also revealed Australian forward Cory Paterson will go as part of a major shake-up, as director of rugby Tim Sheens prepares to rebuild the squad following their brush with relegation.

With the club's Super League future assured following Sunday's Super 8s win at Widnes, Sheens is expected to announce the first of up to eight new signings in the next 48 hours.

Slovenia 0-3 Scotland


87' | Scotland off to a flyer in their @UEFAWomensEURO campaign so far then ✈️⚽️👍 #SLOSCO 0-3

87' | Scotland off to a flyer in their @UEFAWomensEURO campaign so far then ✈️⚽️👍 #SLOSCO 0-3

Slovenia 0-3 Scotland


Scotland are in such a commanding position they can afford to ring the changes.

They've made the maximum three substitutions - Caroline Weir, Lizzie Arnot and Leanne Ross all coming on - and are still cruising.

Only a few minutes remaining. 3-0 up thanks to Kim Little's hat-trick, no alarms. Looks like they've got this one well and truly in the bag.

Sleepless night

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Scotland's head coach Vern Cotter has admitted he "didn't get much sleep" after watching tomorrow's opponents Japan shock South Africa.

"It gave us an additional focus because they didn't just compete - they won," said Cotter.

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"As coaches we didn't get much sleep after the game and we expect Japan to be just as ferocious, just as driven and well-organised against us."

Scotland have won all four of their previous meetings with Japan, the most recent clash ending 42-17 at Murrayfield in November 2013.

Tomorrow's Scotland-Japan clash starts at 14:30 BST with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Pre-match meal


Ever wondered what footballers eat a few hours before kick-off to make sure they have enough energy to give their all for 90 minutes?

Seems Kidderminster Harriers - who are bottom of the National League - have been fuelling up ahead of their game away at Bromley tonight.

Whoever is playing @khfcofficial tonight is laughing...Just seen the squad scoffing down KFC and greggs in a service station! #bbcsportsday

Ronaldo the top man


Nice stat from Italy...

118.2 - #Ronaldo has the best mins/goal ratio among Serie A players with 15+ goals over the last 20 years. Fenomeno.

118.2 - #Ronaldo has the best mins/goal ratio among Serie A players with 15+ goals over the last 20 years. Fenomeno.

Stepping down


The WTA announce the retirement of chief exec Stacey Allaster for personal reasons - so she can 'shift some energy to life and family.'

Sovenia 0-3 Scotland


Thank goodness for that. We didn't jinx things.

On the contrary, Scotland are going from strength to strength in Slovenia, now 3-0 ahead, and it's Kim Little again. That's her hat-trick and her 44th goal in international football.

Get Involved - Derby day heroes & villains


Who have been the heroes and villains for your club on derby day?

Get involved using #bbcsportsday or post on the BBC Match of the Day Facebook page.

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#swfc fan, for me it's Marcus Tudgay after scoring from 35 yards at Bramall Ln to secure first double over #sufc for 90 years #bbcsportsday

Adam Johnson and Jermaine Defoe, match winners in Wear-Tyne derby! #SAFC #bbcsportsday

Rueben Reid's hat trick for Argyle v Exeter last season, securing the double over them, injured in the process, simply perfect #bbcsportsday

Chance of play?


Play to resume in Leeds at 4.30 with 28 overs left in the day @SussexCCC @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Play to resume in Leeds at 4.30 with 28 overs left in the day @SussexCCC @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Platini a busy man


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Michel Platini will earn a fair few air miles over the coming months.

His campaign for the FIFA presidency kick offs in earnest with a global tour that will see him visit five out of the six continents before Christmas.

The 60-year-old Frenchman plans to visit the USA, Thailand, Japan, Myanmar and New Zealand as well as the Asian football awards in New Delhi and a meeting of African football's leaders in Cairo. He will also have visits within Europe.

His rivals to succeed outgoing president Sepp Blatter are Chung Mong-Joon of Korea and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan.

Slovenia 0-2 Scotland


It is that woman Kim Little again, making it 2-0 and giving Scotland a nice bit of breathing space.

Victory in the first game of their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign is, at the risk of tempting fate, now looking pretty assured.

I sincerely hope we don't regret typing that...

County Championship Update


Division One:

Yorkshire 153-5 v Sussex - Rain Delay (Inspection at 16:00 BST)

Middlesex 64-6 v Worcestershire - Tea

Somerset 237-3 v Warwickshire

Nottinghamshire 246-6 v Hampshire

Division Two:

Glamorgan 170-3 v Gloucestershire

Essex v Lancashire - No play Tuesday due to rain

Surrey v Northants - No play Tuesday due to rain

Leicestershire 225-8 v Derbyshire - Tea

Click here to see the full scorecards

'I wouldn't sell him'


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Asked if Mahrez would stay at Leicester until the end of the season, his agent Bengougam added: “I don't know the future but I think the club needs him.

"This year the TV rights deal kicks in and all the teams are desperate to stay in the Premier League. If I was in their position I wouldn't sell him.

"It's now a year and a half that he's there and he's very happy. Now, if in January there's a possibility we'll see, but today it's not something to be thinking about.

"We're not in a transfer window period so there's no need to talk about a transfer at the moment."

'No concrete interest'


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Riyad Mahrez’s agent has told BBC World Service that there’s been no “concrete interest” in the Premier League’s joint top scorer.

There have been newspaper reports in Spain linking the Leicester forward with a possible move to Barcelona.

But Kamel Bengougam says he thinks Mahrez will stay with the Foxes until at least the end of the season.

"The day that a club - from their own mouth - says we want Riyad Mahrez, that will be concrete interest," he said. "At the moment it's just the media talking about certain things season."

Slovenia 0-1 Scotland


It's half-time in Slovenia and Scotland will enjoy their cup of tea back in the dressing room. That's if they have cups of tea. They probably don't, it's most likely all energy-drinks and vitamin tablets now. Anyway we digress...

The point is they will be in good spirits, still 1-0 ahead thanks to Kim Little's 42nd international goal and looking in good shape to earn maximum points.

Root's brother looks good on debut

Nottinghamshire 241-5 v Hampshire - tea, day one

BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge: "Billy Root made an attractive 37 on his county debut for Nottinghamshire. 

"The left-handed younger brother of Yorkshire and England’s Joe Root appeared unfazed by the pressure of the situation and was quick to punish any width as he struck six boundaries in his 74-minute innings.

"He helped add 82 for the fifth wicket with Riki Wessels before a thickish edge off Gareth Berg was taken at first slip, after rebounding out of the hands of James Vince."