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

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




I've not seen a match like Rochdale v Spurs in a long time! - Sutton

Jonathan Overend presents reaction as Rochdale, bottom of League One, scored a 93rd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 against Tottenham. The result has earned Dale a trip to Wembley, for a place in the FA Cup quarter finals. And Matty Fryatt joins Steve Crossman and Alex Bruce to discuss his retirement from football, announced earlier in February.


‘Our fans were terrific today when we didn’t deserve them’ - Alan Pardew

A miserable week for Alan Pardew continued today as his West Brom side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton. Meanwhile VAR controversy struck again in Manchester United’s win at Huddersfield when Juan Mata’s goal was disallowed because his knee was offside. And Brighton cruised through to the FA Cup quarter finals with a 3-1 win against League 2 side Coventry City.


‘I’m lucky to be alive’ – Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason has been speaking publicly for the first time since his decision to retire from football because of the fractured skull he suffered when playing against Chelsea in January 2017. We also bring you reaction to the FA Cup fifth round, which saw Chelsea thrash Hull City 4-0, and Leicester book their place in the quarter finals with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United. Plus there is a round-up of the day’s other football news including a very spikey response from Jose Mourinho to questions...


Van Dijk is world class – Nevin

Liverpool thrash Porto 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Reaction from Jurgen Klopp, former Reds defender Stephen Warnock and former Scotland winger Pat Nevin. We are hear from European football journalists Andy West and Julien Laurens on an important win for defending champions Real Madrid, who beat with Paris St-Germain 3-1 at the Bernabeu.


'Spurs can win the Champions League' - Tottenham fan

The Champions League returns with a bang in the last 16 first legs as Tottenham come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Juventus, while Manchester City thrash FC Basel 4-0 away in Switzerland. Reaction from both games, including the thoughts of Mauricio Pochettino, Pep Guardiola, former England winger Chris Waddle and former Spurs boss David Pleat. Plus we round up the day's other football news including Ryan Mason's retirement, West Bromwich Albion sacking their chairman and chief...


‘Crisis, what crisis? Chelsea are back on track’ – Sutton

Reaction to a timely win for Chelsea as they move back above Tottenham into fourth in the Premier League as the pressure is eased on Antonio Conte. Plus, an in-depth look at the strained relations between the Stamford Bridge hierarchy and a look-ahead to Spurs' Champions League meeting with Juventus.


Newcastle had Gods of football by their side – Mourinho

Newcastle win at home for the first time since October as Rafa Benitez gets the better of Jose Mourinho for a sixth time in their league meetings. With United dropping points, Liverpool close to within just two points of second place after a comfortable win at Southampton. Huddersfield find their goal-scoring touch to thrash Bournemouth 4-1 whilst the second city derby bragging rights go to Aston Villa as they beat Birmingham.


Wilshere gets the north London derby, not sure about other Arsenal players - Lee Dixon

It's the Friday Football Social with Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas. Special guests include Sunderland's Duncan Watmore, Birmingham captain Paul Robinson and the recently retired Matty Fryatt. Top of the agenda is the north London derby, where you will hear the thoughts of Arsenal legend Lee Dixon. We also get stuck into diving, Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea, life at Everton under Sam Allardyce, and Riyad Mahrez returning to work at Leicester. We've also got the much loved 'JJ's...


'Newport gaffa has made football fun again'

Reaction from Wembley as Tottenham Hotspur beat Newport County 2-0 in the FA Cup fourth round replay. You'll hear the thoughts of Newport goalkeeper Joe Day, former Wales striker John Hartson and Times journalist Henry Winter. Plus we'll bring you an extremely honest interview with Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee, who has spoken openly about his struggle with severe anxiety and depression.


Replay: Jimmy Armfield’s Football Legends – Stanley Matthews

As we remember our colleague Jimmy Armfield, here’s a chance to hear one of the special interviews from his “Football Legends” series. Jimmy speaks to his hero Stanley Matthews and fellow England legend Tom Finney. This episode was originally broadcast in 1995.


Replay: Jimmy Armfield’s Football Legends – Geoff Hurst

As we remember our colleague Jimmy Armfield, here’s a chance to hear one of the special interviews from his “Football Legends” series. Jimmy speaks to his former England colleague Geoff Hurst about their World Cup experiences, his cricket career, and life after football. This episode was originally broadcast in 1995.


Replay: Jimmy Armfield’s Football Legends – Jimmy Greaves

As we remember our colleague Jimmy Armfield, here’s a chance to hear one of the special interviews from his “Football Legends” series. Jimmy speaks to his former England colleague Jimmy Greaves about being team-mates in the 1966 World Cup, his career at Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and AC Milan, and his early retirement from the sport. This episode was originally broadcast in 1997.


Replay: Jimmy Armfield's Football Legends - Bobby Charlton

As we remember our colleague Jimmy Armfield, here’s a chance to hear one of the special interviews he did for us. From his series “Football Legends” in 1999 he speaks to his friend and former England teammate Sir Bobby Charlton about winning the World Cup, Manchester United and his career after football.


Replay: Eric Cantona's 'kung-fu' kick

First broadcast in 2015, we look back at Eric Cantona's infamous 'kung-fu' kick against Crystal Palace fan during a Manchester United on 25 January 1995 - an event that shocked the world of football. Palace fan Matthew Simmons ran down 11 rows to abuse Cantona as he walked back to the dressing rooms. What followed caused a sensation across the sporting world. Cantona was sentenced to two weeks in prison which was reduced on 31 March to 120 hours community service for the attack. This...


Jimmy Armfield: A football gentleman (first broadcast 30/08/17)

Jimmy Armfield won 43 caps for England including the World Cup winning squad of 1966. He made a club record 568 appearances for Blackpool, managed Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United and became the voice of football for many. 5 live's Mark Pougatch looks back on one of the English game's most iconic figures. We also find out how he reflects on playing alongside legends: Stanley Matthews, Alf Ramsey and Bobby Moore, appointing Terry Venables and Glen Hoddle as England managers, football in...


'Sanchez will be a Man City player by the end of January'

Alexis Sanchez looks set to leave Arsenal for rivals Man City. BBC Sport's Simon Stone and Sunday Times' Jonathan Northcroft join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the Chilean's future and we speak to South American football expert Tim Vickery on Brazilian winger Malcom, who is being linked with a number of Premier League clubs.


'Man Utd have gone from title contenders to top four at best' – Neville

Reaction as Huddersfield Town end Manchester United's 12-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 win, Chelsea leave it late to beat Watford in a six-goal thriller, and Manchester City go five points clear at the top after they comfortably see off Burnley. We'll bring you the full details of all those games, plus the top stories from the Football League and the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.


Liverpool rampant, City victorious, Spurs hold Real

Mark Pougatch, Danny Mills and Charlie Adam look back on a good night in Europe for Britain's Champions League sides, as Liverpool and Man City both win, while Tottenham pick up a point at the Bernabeu. There's also reaction from Leicester supporters after the sacking of their manager Craig Shakespeare.


Will Woodburn follow in Giggs and Bale’s footsteps?

Former Wales striker John Hartson says 17year-old Ben Woodburn could be a special talent. Hear reaction from Hartson on Wales’ 1-0 victory and from Terry Butcher as England’s attention switches to Monday’s qualifier against Slovakia. And BBC World Service’s John Bennett brings us the latest on Barcelona’s claim Liverpool wanted more than £180m for Philippe Coutinho, something the Reds flatly deny.