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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you for today, many thanks to those who stayed with us. It was an eventful afternoon with Jose Mourinho vehemently denying rumours of a rift with star midfielder Paul Pogba.

    We'll see how Manchester United get on at Huddersfield tomorrow, live on 5 live remember. Very best wishes to all your respective teams, particularly the one in green and white hoping for a long overdue win at Nyewood Lane. Cheerio now.

  2. Monday commentary match

    Wigan v Manchester City (Monday, 19:55 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    And the FA Cup fifth-round programme is completed on Monday evening when all-conquering Manchester City travel to the DW Stadium to play Wigan, who famously beat them in the 2013 final to lift their first major trophy but are now second in League One.

    That is another live TV match and will also be available on national radio, with Alan Green and Kevin Kilbane in the com box.

  3. Sunday commentaries

    Rochdale v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On Sunday, Tottenham's trip to the newly-relaid £500,000 Spotland pitch, which kicks off at 16:00 GMT, is live on BBC One and also live on 5 live with Ali Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton.

  4. Saturday commentaries

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There are three 5 live matches on Saturday, Sheffield Wednesday-Swansea with Alan Green and Pat Nevin at 12:30 GMT, Brighton-Coventry with Ian Dennis and David Pleat at 15:00 GMT and the all-Premier League encounter between Huddersfield and Manchester United with John Murray and Steve McClaren at 17:30 GMT.

    On sports extra at 15:00 GMT there is another all-Premier League match between West Brom and Southampton, with John Acres and Michael Appleton.

  5. Live tonight

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Right let's give you all the information you need about the weekend's FA Cup commentaries and we are going to have to do this over four entries as there are so many.

    Starting tonight, Chelsea against Hull is on 5 live, as part of 5 live Sport with Darren Fletcher live from Stamford Bridge from 19:00 GMT. John Murray is your commentator, joined by former England international Jermaine Jenas.

    From 19:40 on 5 live sports extra there is live commentary of Leicester against Sheffield United with Chris Wise and Derby defender Curtis Davies. That's today sorted.

  6. Poch praises Rochdale efforts

    Rochdale v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Rob Nothman

    BBC Sport

    Mauricio Pochettino was at his charming best in advance of Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Rochdale. He apologised if anyone from the League One club had taken his original comments about the Spotland pitch the wrong way. He was keen to congratulate Rochdale on the "massive effort" they’ve made in relaying the turf.

    With Harry Kane’s fitness being assessed tomorrow, expect Fernando Llorente to start on Sunday. The England striker suffered a slight knock against Juventus but Pochettino says he’s certain to be fit for the next Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Monday week.

    Lucas Moura could make his first start, as Pochettino says he’d be "upset" if his team haven’t learnt from the experience of being rattled against Newport in the first half of the fourth round tie at Rodney Parade.

    Mauricio Pochettino
  7. Mooy missing for Terriers

    Huddersfield v Man Utd (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    For some of us the working week does not end until next Wednesday but there we are. Now Huddersfield host Manchester United in tomorrow's teatime kick-off, live on five live, and Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy, who scored in October's 2-1 home win over the Red Devils, has been ruled miss next two matches due to injury.

    Defender Michael Hefele is ill and misses tomorrow's match but Laurent Depoitre, who has not played since a 2-0 defeat against United at Old Trafford at the start of the month, is fit.

    Aaron Mooy
  8. Looking for some Friday afternoon listening?

    Need some inspiration to get you through the last few hours of the working week? How about a football podcast?

    Comedian Elis James is joined by former Wales footballers Danny and Gabbidon and Iwan Roberts to discuss their experiences with referees and what makes a good captain.

    You can listen to the latest episode of Elis James' Feast of Football here.

  9. Mourinho hits back at Pogba rumours

    Huddersfield v Man Utd (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Jose Mourinho with Paul Pogba

    There was only one man on everyone's minds and the manager's lips during United's press conference today. Manager Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to describe as "lies" reports Paul Pogba is unhappy at Old Trafford, and could even leave the club this summer. He also took issue with some pundits who he says tell lies.

    Mourinho insists the French midfielder accepts his recent performances have not been good but says their relationship is good, and Pogba will play in tomorrow's game at Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

  10. Live tonight

    Chelsea v Hull (Friday, 20:00 GMT)

    Alan Pardew to come shortly but let's get a little more on tonight's 5 live commentary match at Stamford Bridge as Championship strugglers Hull face Chelsea.

    The Tigers have won only three of their last 19 FA Cup ties against top-flight opponents, including the 2014 final, when they were two-up after eight minutes against Arsenal only to lose in extra time.

    But let's find some encouragement for Hull fans, they won their most recent encounter in January 2017, beating Swansea 2-0 and they have kept four clean sheets in their last seven matches under Nigel Adkins.

    Hull beat Swansea
  11. Bulldozers at Barnet

    Remember that slope at Barnet, where the Bees played for 106 years until 2013? It's being levelled at last but so is the whole site as the developers move in to build a new school. Intrepid football league journalist Tony Incenzo with the pictures.

    View more on twitter
  12. Aguero scoops January accolade

    We heard earlier that Eddie Howe had won the Manager of the Month award for January, well the player award has gone to Manchester City maestro Sergio Aguero, who scored five times in the league last month and may well add February's trophy to his collection having knocked in four against Leicester last weekend.

    BBC App users may need to click the link to see the full tweet.

    View more on twitter
  13. Rivals lock horns at Carrow Road

    Norwich v Ipswich (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

    It's also the "Old farm" derby on Sunday as Norwich host rivals Ipswich in the Championship. The old adversaries are locked together in mid-table, both with 44 points from 31 games, with Ipswich one place ahead in 12th courtesy of a slightly superior goal difference.

    Here's Canaries boss Daniel Farke, who I think looks like a slightly menacing older brother of tennis maestro Roger Federer. Time for another round of sporting lookalikes? #bbcfootball

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  14. Moura in line for full debut

    Rochdale v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Another player to be assessed by the Spurs managerial team is new £23m signing from PSG Lucas Moura, who made his debut as a late substitute in Turin and could make his first start on that much-fabled Spotland surface on Sunday.

    Lucas Moura for Spurs
  15. Spurs check on Kane

    Rochdale v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Team news from Tottenham and the Lilywhites say main man Harry Kane twisted his ankle in the midweek draw against Juventus and will be assessed before the team for Sunday's FA Cup tie on that new Spotland pitch at Rochdale is determined.

    Harry Kane
  16. How to sign up for the FA People's Cup


    So, you've got less than three days to get involved with the country's most inclusive and free five-a-side competition - the FA People's Cup.

    Don't worry, we'll show you how to sign up.........

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    Video caption: FA People's Cup: Quick guide to show you how to sign up

    If you want to know more and head straight to the sign-up link - just head here.

    But don't leave it too late - the deadline to sign up is midnight THIS Sunday, 18 February.

    See you out there hopefully!

  17. Pep feels the English league

    Wigan v Man City (Mon, 1955GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola has been reflecting on an outstanding week for English clubs in the Champions League, which featured big away wins for Manchester City and Liverpool, plus an encouraging draw for Tottenham at Juventus.

    Chelsea (home to Barcelona) and Manchester United (away to Seville) are up next.

    He said: "Now I feel the English, I feel part of this league.

    "It's great news they got great results, we see what United and Chelsea will do. In the following four or five years we'll see if we see them in the finals.

    "But two almost qualified. Tottenham had a great result, they have to perform again."

  18. Get Involved


    Chris Adams: (Re 14:16) The state of low league pitches shows that the Premier League need to increase funding to the lower league teams. Rochdale’s pitch would likely be better if they could afford better drainage and maintenance.

  19. West Brom investigate Spanish "incident"

    West Bromwich Albion

    Plenty for Alan Pardew to be asked about later. Chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman have been axed, now it has been confirmed that four senior players were involved in an "incident" during this week's mid-winter training trip to Spain.

    A statement from the Baggies read: "The Club has instigated its own investigation into the incident and the players will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures."

    Pardew is due to speak to the media at 15:30 GMT.

  20. 'I need to congratulate them'

    Rochdale v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    More from MoPo, wisely currying favour with Sunday's hosts Rochdale, who beat Millwall in a replay on that Spotland pitch, which does look a bit like a potato field in that far corner.

    But Poch says: "When I watch the pictures and the videos through the Rochdale website, I need to congratulate them because the effort was massive to get the pitch in the best condition to play without risk."

    Do you think the Premier League pitches are a bit artificial? literally. Is an old-fashioned mud-heap a good leveller on occasions? #bbcfootball