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James Gheerbrant and Michael Emons

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it from us. Thanks for joining us on Sportsday. Make sure you don't miss our live text on the League Cup semi-final later this evening, and if you're up early tomorrow, stay across Johanna Konta's semi final from 04:30 with full live text coverage on the website.

    Until tomorrow, goodbye.

  2. Match facts

    Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

    • Manchester City have only once overturned a semi-final first-leg deficit to reach the final. They beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in 1976, after losing the first leg 1-0. City went on to lift the trophy.
    • This is only the second time in five League Cup semi-final appearances in which Everton held a lead going into the second leg. They beat Aston Villa in the first leg in 1984, progressing to the final.
    • The Citizens have never lost at home in a cup competition to Everton (W3 D1), although they last hosted the Toffees in the FA Cup in March 1981.
    • Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in five League Cup appearances this season.
  3. Managers' view

    Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

    City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It's the third time we'll play Everton in one month - we know their team.

    "The most important thing is to try to play another final at Wembley. That is our target. If we don't qualify for the final, it's not because of [the first leg] but because we can't win at home at least 1-0.

    "Our team will do all they can to get there too."

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "Disappointments are painful at the moment because results have not been fair in reflecting the efforts and football we have played.

    "Getting a big achievement and reach something quite special could help to that positive outlook in our games. It will be an enormous landmark for the club if we can reach the final of the League Cup."

  4. Team news

    Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Willy Caballero will take over from Joe Hart in goal for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final second leg.

    Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri remain sidelined.

    Everton, who lead 2-1 after the first leg, will be without two key players. Midfielder Muhamed Besic (hamstring) and winger Kevin Mirallas (tendon) suffered injuries in the Premier League defeat against Swansea on Sunday.

    There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Manchester City v Everton
    Image caption: Everton hold a 2-1 advantage after the first leg at Goodison Park
  5. Post update

    Right, before we wrap up for the day, let's turn our attention to tonight's League Cup semi-final second leg between Manchester City and Everton...

  6. Tomlin joins Bristol City on loan


    Striker Tomlin, 27, moves from Bournemouth, for whom he scored a penalty for in their 2-1 win over Birmingham in the third round of the FA Cup earlier this month.

  7. Miazga to join Chelsea

    Latest gossip

    While one defender moves from Europe to the US, another could be going the other way.

    ESPN is reporting that New York Red Bulls centre-back Matt Miazga will join Chelsea in the coming days.

    The 20-year-old has one cap for the United States.

  8. Cole moves to LA Galaxy


    Left-back Ashley Cole has won three Premier League titles - two with Arsenal and one with Chelsea - and also won the Champions League once and the FA Cup on seven occasions.

    He has also won 107 international caps for England and follows in the footsteps of former England internationals David Beckham and Steven Gerrard in joining LA Galaxy.

    Beckham played for LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012 and helped them win the MLS Cup twice.

    Gerrard moved from Liverpool to LA Galaxy at the end of last season.

    Ashley Cole
  9. BreakingFury warned by British boxing body


    Tyson Fury has been reminded of his responsibilities by the British Boxing Board of Control following comments he made last year.

    Fury caused controversy over derogatory remarks he made about women, and for criticising homosexuality and abortion.  

    The Board said it could "not interfere with his human right [to free expression]" but had reminded him that "as world heavyweight champion, arguably the holder of the most prestigious title in sport, there are heavy responsibilities upon him to avoid making controversial, non-boxing comments."

    Tyson Fury
  10. BreakingCole moves to LA Galaxy


    Cole, 35, moves to the Major League Soccer side after an unsuccessful spell with Serie A team Roma.

    “Ashley is one of the world’s most successful defenders and has played at the highest level of competition throughout his career,” said LA Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena.

    “He can provide our defence with valuable experience. We look forward to his contribution to our club this season.”  

  11. New signing for the O's


    New Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan has wasted little time before strengthening his squad. 

    Brisley, a 25-year-old defender, had a loan spell at League Two side Northampton Town earlier this season.

  12. Six Nations will be really, really tough - Parisse

    Rugby Union

    Italy captain Sergio Parisse admits his side face a difficult assignment in the Six Nations.

    Coach Jacques Brunel has called up 10 uncapped players for the tournament.

    "Obviously for us as an Italian team, it is really, really tough, this tournament," Parisse said. "But it is going to be a good opportunity for the young players to show their talent and show they can play for the Italian team."

    Italy begin their campaign against France on 6 February.

    Sergio Parisse
  13. Sunderland 'thrash Newcastle in secret derby'


    How about this for a bizarre Wednesday story? It's being reported that Sunderland and Newcastle have played out a secret Tyne-Wear derby behind closed door - with Black Cats running out 6-0 winners.

    The question is, does this one count towards local bragging rights? If so, it's Sunderland's seventh win in a row!

  14. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

    Tommy Cooling: Not a Chelsea fan but can never forget THAT John Terry slip in Moscow CL Final shootout.

    stevedwhittle: As a keeper, had to take 10th sudden death pen. Scored, saved their keepers. Refused to ever take one again. 100% pen success.

    Radu Ogrezeanu-Ghica: Ivory Coast vs. Ghana in the 1992 African Nations Cup final: 24 penalties, final result 11-10.

    John Terry
  15. I should get rid of players - Bentley


    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley

    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley claimed he would sell some of his players if he could after they conceded two late goals to lose at home to Mansfield. 

    The Shrimps were leading through a Paul Mullin penalty but with four minutes to go, Chris Clements and Adi Yussuf secured three points for the Stags. 

    Asked about the performance, Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire: "Shocking, absolutely shocking.

    "There would be a few of them (the players) I would empty out right away if I had a couple of quid to bring a few players in, because they were weak and lacked character."

  16. Sunderland 'continue Kone talks'


    Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is interested in signing Lorient defender Lamine Kone, despite negotiations breaking down earlier this month, reports the Guardian.

    The paper says the transfer has been resurrected with the Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes confirming that the club had received a bid it “couldn’t refuse” for the 26-year-old.

    Lamine Kone
  17. Swansea sign Blair


    Swansea have signed Scottish midfielder Ryan Blair from Falkirk for an undisclosed fee. 

    The 19-year-old, who has penned a three-and-a-half year deal, becomes the first Swansea signing since Francesco Guidolin was appointed as head coach last week.

    "It feels great. I never thought I would get the opportunity to join a Premier League club," Blair told the official Swansea website.

  18. Jones removes Schwarzenegger quote

    Rugby Union

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Ever since the contract of Stuart Lancaster was terminated, new England rugby union coach Eddie Jones has wasted no time in stamping his own mark on the role...and that includes tossing his predecessor's beloved inspirational quotes in the skip.

    The inscriptions have been removed from the walls of the squad's Surrey training base. Among them is this pearl of wisdom from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

    "I'm not a big fan of his movies," Jones said. So perhaps Arnie is gone for good. Or maybe, just maybe...he'll be back.

  19. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

    Oisin Marsh: Worst for me was Drogheda United losing 11-10 against IK Start in the UEFA cup qualifier same player missed two 1st and 12th.

    Philip Clyde: Surely the 2005 Champions League final penalty shootout is up there with the best. Dudek saving Shevchenko's penalty!

    Adam Bilyj: Saving a penalty in a university cup game and then two in the shootout and scoring the winner. Scenes.

  20. Sturridge is world class - Rodgers


    Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Reds striker Daniel Sturridge as "world class" and backed him to come good at Anfield.

    "Daniel is a great fella and he wants to play, but it is just difficult for him to get a run of training," Rodgers told Talksport.

    "What is so frustrating as a manager is that he is a genuine world-class player. Nine out of 10 players, in that situation you maybe would sell, but because of his talent Liverpool haven't.

    "Daniel is a player that makes a difference. When you have that type of player you want to do everything you can for him. He makes the team better. He makes everyone else better. He has got everything."

    Daniel Sturridge