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The latest sport with coverage and debate, featuring commentaries on the big games and sporting events




Happy Hammers make Man City pay the penalty

Mark Chapman is back to host this League Cup episode of the Footy daily pod and it all kicks off at the London Stadium, as West Ham finally ended Manchester City’s undefeated League Cup record after 1,827 days. The drama continued until the very end after a very tense penalty shoot-out. In the thick of all the action was former West Ham defender, Scott Minto and 5 live sport’s very own Alistair Bruce-Ball – and they give their take on what was initially a very exciting goalless 90 minutes....


5 Live Sport: EFL Cup Football 2021-22: West Ham v Manchester City

Live football commentary of West Ham v Manchester City in the 4th round of the EFL Cup.


Remembering Walter Smith, Women’s World Cup qualifiers and Solskjaer’s job safe for now

Kelly Cates is joined by Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth, former Rangers captain Richard Gough and ex-Scotland defender Gary Caldwell to pay tribute to Walter Smith – the former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager who has died at the age of 73. They reflect on the extraordinary career of one of Scottish football’s most successful managers, with Smith winning 21 titles and trophies with Rangers between 1991 and 2011 and transforming the fortunes of the Scotland national team when...


5 Live Sport: EFL Cup Football 2021-22: Chelsea v Southampton

Live football commentary of Chelsea v Southampton in the 4th round of the EFL Cup.


MNC: Solskjaer’s struggles, Maguire’s mentality and Cresswell’s corners

Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Karen Carney discuss the fall-out from Manchester Utd’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The panel assess Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future and welcome ESPN’s Senior Writer, Mark Ogden for the latest on speculation that Antonio Conte could replace him. The topic of leadership and Harry Maguire’s presence in the team is up for debate as are the personnel behind the scenes at Carrington. The Monday Night Club then chat about West Ham’s...


The Manchester United inquest

Ben Haines is joined by the former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham, former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Luke Edwards from the Telegraph to react to Manchester United’s extraordinary 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. The team discuss Manchester United’s tactical approach to the match, how damaging the defeat is for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and if his time as Manchester United manager is running out. Joe Smith from the Stretford Paddock Youtube channel joins...


King reigns at Everton while Mount sweeps aside Norwich

Ben Haines, former England international Anita Asante and the Daily Telegraph's Jim White look back on Watford's thrilling 5-2 win at Everton, as Josh King scored a hat-trick against his old club to give Claudio Ranieri his first win as Watford boss. There's also analysis of where Norwich are going wrong after their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Premier League leaders Chelsea. The team also reflect on a 4-0 win for England over Northern Ireland in women's World Cup qualifying, and a preview...


All eyes (and ears) on Manchester United against Liverpool, after Arsenal beat lacklustre Aston Villa

Arsenal’s win against Aston Villa takes them into the top half of the Premier League, so what’s working for Mikel Arteta? He says abuse is putting managers off the job – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp chip in with their advice after Steve Bruce opened up on the strain it put on him at Newcastle. The pick of the weekend for Darren Fletcher? Manchester United against Liverpool. But Alan Hutton doesn’t see any direction in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and Lee Dixon thinks they are a “team of...


72+: Gareth Ainsworth's beer cabinet

Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Wycombe Wanderers' left back Joe Jacobson to look at the big stories from the EFL. AFC Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie tells the podcast about his side's strong start to the campaign. Following Nigel Adkins' departure from Charlton, BBC Radio London's Nick Godwin joins the podcast to examine what comes next for the League One strugglers. There's an insight from Lyle into how new Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has...


Euro Leagues: Solskjaer, Fonseca and ‘keeping up with the Icardis’

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur to look at the biggest stories across European football this week. After Manchester United’s dramatic comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League, the team tell us how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is viewed as a football manager across Europe. We find out more about who Paul Fonseca is, as the former Roma manager is in talks with Newcastle United to become their new manager. The panel try to ‘keep up with the...


Incredible Man Utd comeback & goodbye Steve Bruce

Mark Chapman is joined by BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, ESPN senior writer Mark Ogden and Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki to reflect on Manchester United's remarkable Champions League comeback. From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners over Atalanta, just what did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say at half time? You can hear from the Manchester United boss, as well as Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea won comfortably at Stamford Bridge against Malmo. And on the day...


Sensational Salah stuns Simeone

Kelly Cates and guests reflect on Liverpool’s dramatic 3-2 win away to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League after Manchester City beat Club Bruges 5-1 in Belgium. John Murray and Mark Lawrenson recap a frantic night at the Wanda Metropolitano before John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap joins the podcast to give his thoughts. After Jurgen Klopp explains his awkward exchange with Diego Simeone on the whistle, John Bennett rounds up all the other games in Europe. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Pat...


MNC: Newcastle’s new era, relegation prospects and Micah’s silky tones

Mark Chapman is joined by former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, former Blackburn forward, Chris Sutton, and Chief Football correspondent for the New York Times, Rory Smith, on the Monday Night Club. England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final and they talk about whether it is a suitable sanction and if it could have been more. The panel discuss what happens next for Newcastle after...


BONUS: The European Away: Madrid & Bruges

Our 5Live Sport commentary teams are out and about in Europe for the latest round of the Champions League. John Murray and former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, are in Madrid ahead of Liverpool’s tie against Atletico Madrid. They talk about the current form of Mo Salah, this same fixture last season and how Atletico are performing in La Liga. Plus, Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Scotland winger, Pat Nevin, are in Belgium to preview Club Brugge v Manchester City.


Newcastle brought back to reality by superior Spurs

Emma Saunders is joined by former Liverpool midfielder, Charlie Adam, former Spurs defender, Stephen Kelly, and Football Daily regular, Ben Haines, to talk through the weekend’s games. Newcastle kick-started their new era with a defeat by a dominant Spurs, although the match was halted by a medical incident which saw players running to get a defibrillator to help a fan in the stands who collapsed. They talk about how quick the players were to react to the incident and what it might feel like...


Mo or Messi, ‘sloppy’ Man Utd & does Bruce deserve better?

Ben Haines is joined by former Hull City and Macclesfield midfielder Alex Bruce and The Telegraph's North East Correspondent Luke Edwards to look at Saturday's action, which included a stunning Mo Salah performance and a big win for Leicester City, who in the process ended Manchester United's unbeaten away record. Hear from Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And as Steve Bruce approaches his 1000th managerial match, we ask whether he deserves a chance the be at the helm as Newcastle...


Steve Bruce: 1000 not out

Darren Fletcher is joined by the former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan and the former Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate as it’s been confirmed that Steve Bruce will take charge of Newcastle on Sunday for his 1000th match in football management. The panel discuss whether the speculation around his job this week has been fair, how the new owners are going to transform Newcastle and if they will struggle to sign “superstar” players despite now being the richest club in the world. You’ll...


The billion dollar Pedri question

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to dissect the latest European football stories. With Claudio Ranieri's return to the Premier League, they look at his most recent time in Italy managing Roma and Sampdoria. Spanish starlet, Pedri, has signed a new contract extension with a release clause of one billion euros, and the panel ask can anyone be worth that much money? They dive into Luis Campos who is rumoured to be joining Newcastle as the next...


72+: Brown is back, Routledge retires and a Barnsley chop

Aaron Paul is joined by QPR chief executive Lee Hoos and former Hull City manager Phil Brown, who talks about his departure from Southend at the weekend. Fresh from announcing his retirement from football, ex-Swansea winger Wayne Routledge joins the podcast to discuss his future plans. Sutton United manager Matt Gray gives us insight into his side's rapid rise into the League Two play-offs. And with the FA Cup first round proper just one victory away, Pontefract Collieries boss Craig Rouse...


England held by Hungary after crowd trouble

Kelly Cates is joined by former England goalkeeper Rob Green, former England defender Matt Upson and our senior football reporter Ian Dennis to analyse England’s 1-1 draw with Hungary in their World Cup qualifier. Ian reflects on the crowd trouble that broke out in the away supporters’ end at Wembley, which overshadowed the early stages of the match. The panel discuss if England’s starting eleven lacked balance and if it was the right decision to substitute Jack Grealish in the second half....