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Summary

  1. Allardyce leaves England job by mutual consent
  2. Allardyce "distraught" after losing job
  3. Southgate in charge for four games
  4. FT: Leicester 1-0 Porto (Slimani)
  5. FT: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Spurs (Son)

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By Gary Rose, Phil Dawkes and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Leicester City win again in the Champions League and Sam Allardyce's reign as England boss ends after just 67 days, fair to say it's been a crazy couple of hours.

    I'm off to lie down in a darkened room. See you later.

  2. 'The FA had no option'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former FA Chairman Greg Dyke: "I think the Football Association have taken the right decision. If you want to be England manager you have to be whiter than white. The FA did not have an option. This guys was being paid more than three million a year, why was he running around after £400,000? We did not have that sort of problem with Roy Hodgson, I think he was straight as a die.

    "There were lots of corrupt practices at Fifa which they did nothing about. When the FA discovered they had to act quickly."

  3. Wednesday's papers

    Sam Allardyce

    Daily Telegraph journalist Paul Hayward describes the end of Sam Allardyce's 67-day reign as "English football's lowest ebb".

  4. "He was chasing money around the world"

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    “It does not really surprise me what Sam Allardyce said. I am surprised however at how naïve Sam Allardyce was after so long in the job. 

    "I don’t think fans will be annoyed that he is explaining how to get around rules, I think it is more that he was chasing money around the world when the focus should have been on the England job.” 

  5. Sam Allardyce: 67 days in 67 seconds

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    Video caption: Sam Allardyce: 67 days in 67 seconds
  6. Wednesday's newspapers

    Sam Allardyce

    It's more of the same on the back of the Guardian's newspaper, which leads with the headline "Wham, bam, goodbye Sam".

  7. Get involved #bbcfootball

    Griffiths: Greed in football is it anything new? started long tome ago and got worse with creation of premier league.

  8. Wednesday's newspapers

    The Sun

    Some of the front and back pages of Wednesday's newspapers are starting to crop up on Twitter. Here's the Sun's front page which unsurprisingly leads on Sam Allardyce's England departure.

  9. Howe 'a dynamic young manager'

    Times chief football writer and author Henry Winter: "I’m an Eddie Howe fan. A dynamic young manager with great integrity and potential and if the FA are looking forward to a new era, he should be the man. It is not a big pool of talent to choose from."

  10. Or Ranieri?

  11. Wenger next for England?

    John Motson

    BBC commentator on BBC Radio 5 live

    We have to look for someone responsible, mature and who can get this ship stable again. I said when this job was up before,how about Arsene Wenger? His contract is up, he has done 20 years this week at Arsenal. His job there, I have to say, is done. On the whole he has done a very good job. 

    If the FA stumble again making an appointment, where would we be then?

  12. What will Southgate be like as England boss?

    Mark Schwarzer

    Former Middlesbrough and Fulham goalkeeper on 5 live

    On Southgate taking temporary charge of England: Gareth's management style is similar to what he was like as a player. He was a very straight and honest guy who spoke from his heart. He wasn't someone who just mouthed off, he was in control all of the time.

  13. Terriers back on top

    In the Championship, Huddersfield Town returned to the top of the table by beating Rotherham 2-1.

    Derby County also won in their first game since suspending manager Nigel Pearson, beating Cardiff 2-0.

    Brentford thumped Reading 4-1 to move up to fourth while Niklas Bendtner scored his first goal in English football since 27 September 2014 as Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 with Fulham.

    Full Championship results

  14. 'An important win'

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: That was a very important victory. Important to be in the race for the next round of the Champions League. This was a must win game, we are second in the group now but it is still all open."

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    Nick4Land: Leicester on 6 points, currently the team with most points in CL, is the fairytale starting?   

  16. 'We were resilient'

    Leicester 1-0 Porto

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri: "We suffered in the last 10 minutes but it was important to win. Concentration was high, we were resilient, I'm very happy.

    "We played with our spirit tonight. The last pass wasn't always there, but Riyad Mahrez made one fantastic pass for Slimani."

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  18. Post update

    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "I think back a couple of weeks ago and I was talking to Sam Allardyce about how he might be a lucky manager and he has only lasted one game. He was always talking about his huge pride in the job but in the end the pride was not enough and he has got into this position.

    "He said that he wouldn’t feel like a real England manager until the first home game and now he will never get to experience that.”

  19. "We all have to take responsibility for our own careers"

    The Times chief football writer Henry Winter: "We all have to take responsibility for our own careers and Sam Allardyce, for a 61-year-old guy who is an experienced individual in football, should have had the alarm bells ringing in this situation. 

    "The Football Association have laid off some of the people who would have briefed England managers about the lurking dangers."

  20. "An endemic problem with agents"

    John Motson

    BBC commentator on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I can't work out if I am shocked, disappointed or angry - or all three. We seems to have an endemic problem with agents and entourage. And what was Sam Allardyce doing meeting those guys after being made England manger?

    "He should have been aware that he might have been a target for sting operation. I can't get my head around it and Sam had to go. Why did he have to touch any of that business when he is so well paid?"