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Summary

  1. First VAR goal as Leicester beat Fleetwood
  2. Walcott closes in on Everton move
  3. Chelsea v Norwich (19:45 GMT) Radio 5 live
  4. Wigan v Bournemouth (19:45 GMT) 5 live sports extra
  5. GET INVOLVED: Your footballing claim to fame #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

Farewell

And that's where we leave you for today, many thanks for being with us. Enjoy the replays tonight. Cheerio now.

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No name on this one, which we don't normally allow, but this is our final footballing first of the day and it made me smile anyway. Poor old dad..

My Dad took me to my first game at Elm Park in 85/86 to watch Reading v Newport County. During the warm up County keeper Mark Kendall sliced a kick into the stand. I saw it coming and ducked. My Dad spent the rest of the afternoon with a headache and the imprint of a Mitre Delta on his bonce

Live tonight

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Now Wigan against Bournemouth is the 5 live sports extra commentary match tonight from 19:40 GMT, with Martin Fisher and former Latics defender Stephen Warnock. A reminder that Chelsea against Norwich is live on BBC One and 5 live.

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Oli: Took my boyfriend - who doesn't really 'get' football - to watch my beloved Wimbledon for the first time in January 2016. He enjoyed the game, because to him League Two was comedy gold; cackling loudly whenever a player from either team made a mistake. He found the penalty that won Yeovil the game hilarious. He hasn't been back.

History favours Wigan

Wigan v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Wigan have a good FA Cup replay record of late, they have progressed from each of their last three, having already needed one in the last round this term against Non-League AFC Fylde.

The Cherries, however, have lost each of their last three FA Cup replays, including a home defeat to Wigan in their last FA Cup third-round replay in 2013, when the Latics went on to lift the trophy of course. What omens are we taking from all this?

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Gary (still in Belfast and still traveling back to Old Trafford): First ever game at Old Trafford February 1971 for my 9th birthday, overnight boat from Belfast to Liverpool, coach to Manchester seeing George Best lob Pat Jennings from the edge of the box and a United win 2-1..Priceless.

Latics face the Cherries

Wigan v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

The final FA Cup replay for us to look at today takes place at the DW Stadium as 2013 winners Wigan, now top of League One, take on my mum's favourite Premier League manager Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth side, who are currently 13th in the top flight.

The Latics have only lost one of their last 12 meetings at home to Bournemouth in all competitions, but that defeat did come in the most recent meeting at the DW Stadium in 2015.

Wigan v Bournemouth from 2015
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R: I think VAR could make football a fairer game and make sure teams get the goals and points they deserve, but I also have to say that it takes away all passion from scoring a goal. Players wait for decisions to be made and the moment has already gone. Just look at Iheanacho last night.

Grujic makes Cardiff loan switch

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has joined Championship high-flyers Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season, but the 21-year-old Serbia international has vowed to use the loan spell to force his way into Jurgen Klopp's plans for next season.

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'There was another club interested'

Everton

A final word from Everton's new signing Cenk Tosun, here being substituted during the 4-0 defeat against Tottenham, who has a rather intriguing revelation.

"There was another club interested in me, but I don't want to mention names," says the striker. "Everton were the first club who seriously wanted me, and I seriously wanted to come."

Oh go on, tell us...don't you just hate that when someone starts something without finishing...

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Ben Murphy: My first Champions League match and 21st birthday, Liverpool v Barcelona 2007. Lost 1-0 but away to our second final after the 2-0 win at the Nou Camp.

The noise inside Anfield and the rendition of YNWA in the final minutes was immense, still gets the hairs up on the back of my neck.

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Peter Cousins: Surely the use of VAR means analysts/fans etc can talk more about the actual football rather than the Ref. Bad reffing decisions have ruined so many games, but this will likely make football more enjoyable again.

Ben Wright: seems inevitable but we can keep the game human by using it NFL style, ie only through limited manager-initiated challenges to refereeing decisions. This would take the heat of refs and put it on coaches. Would the managers go for it?

'Theo is a great player'

Everton

More from Everton's new signing Cenk Tosun and though Theo Walcott's move from Arsenal has still not officially been confirmed, German-born Tosun gives his views on him.

"Theo is a great player, proven player. He's done really well for Arsenal," Tosun says. "He's really fast, he's a great crosser. I would say it's a massive signing for us."

Tosun is also questioned about still being on a Besiktas promotional video and explains: "I saw the video two days ago. We did this video before the transfer." That solves that then.

Otamendi signs City contract extension

Nicolas Otamendi has put pen to paper on a new deal at Man City, keeping him at the Etihad until the summer of 2022.

The Argentinian defender has missed just one of the Blues’ 23 Premier League games this season and has five goals in all competitions to his name so far in this campaign.

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Jamie, Pymouth: First game was at Fratton Park during Portsmouth's "great escape" in 2006. Thierry Henry put Arsenal ahead before LuaLua & promptly broke his foot celebrating! Absolutely amazing atmosphere & has made me love Pompey through thick & thin.

I experienced a game in the home end at Fratton Park once...they don't like Southampton do they? Teddy Sheringham scored a hat-trick and Portsmouth topped the Premiership - and you could call it the Premiership in those days. A debate on one of your heroes playing for another team and the effects it has on the soul is perhaps one for another day..

Liverpool target signs new deal

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Inaki Williams after the Athletic Bilbao midfielder signed a new seven-year deal with the Spanish club.

The Sun reports the 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a new contract with a huge £96m buy-out clause.

Athletic have never sold a player for a penny less than their buy-out clauses so if Jurgen Klopp is still keen, he'd better get his wallet out...

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Harry: Anyone against VAR will magically change their tone when it's a decision that could have saved their team. The ones in favour of VAR won't change their mind because it will be a fair decision and they will just hush.

Martyn Kimberley: VAR is good. Implementation is bad. Offsides clear cut, but penalty and red card rulings? 2 x video refs required. Field ref refers decision, VR’s ‘vote’ to agree or overturn field decision. Majority decision carried.

'Sam Allardyce played a big role'

Everton

Everton gave a debut to Turkey striker Cenk Tosun against Tottenham last weekend after his £27m move from Besiktas. That ended in a 4-0 defeat of course but the 26-year-old has been addressing the media this afternoon and says: "Everton is a massive club, historical club. Sam Allardyce played a big role (in my decision).

"To play in England was one of my biggest dreams. I spent three and a half great years there (Besiktas). I loved the manager (Senol Gunes), he was like a father to me. But my target was to play in the Premier League."

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Please keep your landmark football moments coming in, either using the hashtag #bbcfootball or by text to 81111. This is a great one - from 65 years ago!

Stewart, Leeds: Man Utd 3 Charlton Athletic 2 April 1953 to watch Jack Rowley who coached us at school. He scored!

Imagine having a Man Utd player for your PE teacher...ours didn't even like football...

Stoke linked with left-back

Stoke City

Sky are reporting that struggling Stoke are in advanced talks to sign 24-year-old Greece international defender Kostas Stafylidis from Bundesliga side Augsburg.

I'm saying nothing, other than Stoke host Huddersfield on Saturday...

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Please keep your landmark football moments coming in, either using the hashtag #bbcfootball or by text to 81111.Two for the price of one in this next one...

Jon Prince: My Mrs came with me to Northampton v Tranmere 14th March 2015, her first game. It was was freezing cold, we (Tranmere) were awful, we lost 1-0, I was angry, she didn't speak for 2 hours after, which was a first.

I was almost wondering if you wanted your name withheld Jon, but too late now...

Chelsea switch full-back target

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is thought to have been monitoring Alex Sandro of Juventus since the summer but the £60m price tag stamped on the Brazil international is not an amount the Blues are willing to part with.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have turned their attentions to Roma's Emerson Palmieri and have made an inquiry with the Italian club, keen to land the 23-year-old for around the £20m mark.

Emerson has only just returned from a serious knee ligament injury and is behind former Man City defender Aleksandar Kolarov in the Roma pecking order.

What do you think Chelsea fans - a promising target or a risky signing?

Emerson Palmieri
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Parris v Carney: Who's got the best skills & celebration?

#FAPeoplesCup

Ahead of this year's FA People's Cup, we set England Women's football stars Nikita Parris and Karen Carney the challenge to see who's got the best five-a-side skills and celebrations.

See how they got on......

FA People's Cup 2018: Nikita Parris & Karen Carney take on our five-a-side skills challenge

......then sign up yourself for the free five-a-side tournament that gives you the chance to play at England's training centre at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final.

Smiles in the sun

Harry Kane became Tottenham's record Premier League goalscorer at the weekend but it seems he's keen to improve on his speed!

Spurs are out in Barcelona for warm weather training at the moment and popped in to see Britain's world championship-winning relay sprinter Adam Gemili - who used to play in defence for Dagenham & Redbridge - to pick up some tips, on sprinting, not scoring goals.

We're totally not jealous of that weather...

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Reunion on the cards at Southampton

With Theo Walcott all but confirmed as an Everton player, Southampton are having to look elsewhere after missing out on the attacker - who left St Mary's for Arsenal very nearly 12 years ago to the day.

The Daily Echo reports the Saints are still keen on Monaco's Guido Carrillo, who worked under Mauricio Pellegrino at Argentinian outfit Estudiantes.

The 26-year-old is said to be out of favour at the Ligue 1 side having made just two starts all season, but has still scored five goals in 22 appearances this term.

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Andy: Once it's fully integrated into the game, VAR will become essential. We need screens to keep the fans informed but that'll happen in time. There's still plenty to debate as Red Card decisions will still boil down to the referee's interpretation of replays.

Jono Forwood: The argument that VAR will remove football controversy is ridiculous! So many decisions like fouls, handball and cards are subjective - 3 different refs will give 3 different decisions on the same incident. It will be positive as long as it is used sensibly...

Mignolet to Napoli?

Let's get some items from the recently updated BBC Sport Gossip Column and Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet is said to be frustrated at Anfield after Loris Karius took over as Jurgen Klopp's first choice goalkeeper.

Mignolet has not played since the New Year's Day win at Burnley, and Napoli reportedly want the Belgian international to take over from ex-Anfield favourite Pepe Reina.

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Arsenal target faces disciplinary hearing

Now Arsenal have been linked with a move for Malcom, but he is in trouble with his current club Bordeaux.

The 20-year-old Brazilian forward been called to a disciplinary hearing for his part in a video posted on social media last night.

Malcom and two of his Brazilian team mates at Bordeaux - Cafu and Otavio - were filmed laughing and joking outside the stadium following a 2-0 home defeat.

In a statement the club called it "lack of solidarity, maturity and respect."

Malcom playing for Bordeaux
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New training base for Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Good news for Bournemouth, who travel to Wigan for tonight's FA Cup replay, more of which later. The Cherries have been given permission to build a new multi-million pound 57-acre training complex at the former Canford Magna golf course, which closed in March 2016.

Leeds/Cardiff consider Forshaw

The BBC's Adam Pope with some transfer news regarding Middlesbrough's Adam Forshaw.

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Join the race for the cup!

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And now for a promotional message from our friends at BBC Get Inspired. It's time to enter the FA People's Cup - the nation's free five-a-side tournament that gives you the chance to play at England's training centre at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final.

You don't have to play regularly - like this hockey lot - or even have ever played before!

There are 18 different categories so something for everyone - find out all the details here.

Something has to give

Swansea v Wolves (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Wolves have been flying this season, Nuno Espirito Santo's side rattling in 50 goals and losing only three league games to date in building a 10-point lead at the top.

The record in FA Cup replays is not good though, they have been eliminated in four of their last five, including each of the last three.

In fact, they have not progressed away from home in an FA Cup replay since beating Oldham in the 2007 competition.

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CelebCelery: 18-odd years ago Coventry City were planning to build Europe's 'most advanced arena' with sliding roof and pitch. Fast forward to today & we're in a rented stadium not knowing where we'll be playing next season. The promo tag 'dream ON' proved to be sadly prophetic.

Good win against Stoke the other day though eh? Some of us still haven't recovered from the 87 final though...

Replay reminders

Swansea v Wolves (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Swansea have won just one of their last 12 meetings with Wolves in all competitions, losing six, with the last three meetings all ending in draws.

The Swans have lost three of their last four FA Cup replays in which they have been the higher ranked side and were beaten by non-league Havant & Waterlooville in 2008.

Some of us also remember rather well the midweek evening in November 1984 when they lost to another non-league side, Bognor Regis Town.

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Replay at the Liberty

Swansea v Wolves (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Now many people think Swansea and Wolves will be trading places for next season but the Premier League's bottom club, who have scored only 14 goals this season, host the runaway Championship leaders in their FA Cup replay at the Liberty Stadium tonight, after the first match at Molineux finished goalless, with both sides down to 10 men.

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Alex Jacques: My dad took me and my brother to our first York City game in November 1996. It was freezing cold and finished 0-0 but I've been hooked to the crazy world of York ever since

Cutler joins Pardew's coaching team

Alan Pardew, who reminds me a little of Tony Visconti in those glasses, makes an addition at the Hawthorns, but it's a goalkeeping coach, Neil Cutler, who joins from neighbours Walsall.

Do you know any Premier League managers who resemble legendary music producers...no, let's leave that one...

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Ben O'Donnell: Northern Ireland vs Norway was the first match I went to as a boy, Lawrie Sanchez's first in charge. We lost 4-1, but David Healy scored our first goal for 2 years!

Ending a run of 1298 minutes without Northern Ireland finding the target! From tiny acorns Ben...

Liverpool investigate empty seats

Here's one from the Liverpool Echo that might encourage my best friend who constantly struggles to get tickets at Anfield, Liverpool are working on plans to fill the 2,000 seats that are sold but typically left empty at on matchdays, with a season ticket amnesty thought to be under consideration.

Evans lashes out at referee

No VAR at Field Mill last night as Mansfield were beaten by Cardiff and Stags boss Steve Evans, never short of an opinion, has severely criticised referee Geoff Eltringham, claiming two-goal Junior Hoilett should have been dismissed in the first half.

"I am not proud of the referee's performance," the Scotsman fumed. "It was a clear foul for Cardiff's first goal.

"How has he not given a red card to one of the most outrageous tackles? It was a really, really dreadful decision."