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Gracia named new Watford boss hours after Silva sacked

Watford name Spaniard Javi Gracia as their new head coach hours after sacking Marco Silva.

'I don't worry about my job' - Pellegrino after Spurs draw extends Saints' winless run

Tottenham miss the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool as they are frustrated by Southampton at St Mary's.

Holders Celtic draw Partick in Scottish Cup fifth round

Holders Celtic host Partick Thistle in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup while Aberdeen will take on Dundee United.

Marco Silva: Watford blame Everton as they sack manager and hire Javi Gracia

Watford sack manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton's approach for the Portuguese earlier this season as the "catalyst for this decision".

West Ham reject Swansea bid to re-sign forward Ayew

Swansea City have a bid rejected by West Ham United for their former forward Andre Ayew.

Hearts knock Hibs out of Scottish Cup after late Cowie winner

Hearts progress to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup as a late effort from Don Cowie squeezes over the line.

Bale and Ronaldo score twice in thumping Real victory

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo score twice as Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with victory against Deportivo La Coruna.

QPR goalkeeper's water bottle 'urinated in'

It is believed the bottle may have been taken by a pitch invader before being thrown back on to the pitch.

Leicester City 2-0 Watford: Marco Silva frustrated by 'missed chances'

Watford head coach Marco Silva says his side "didn't take clear chances" in their "tough" 2-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Alan Shearer says Newcastle United fans aren't getting value for money

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says fans want a change of owner at the club because they are not getting value for money.

Muller scores 100th Bundesliga goal in Bayern victory

Thomas Muller scores twice to reach 100 Bundesliga goals as Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen to extend their lead at the top.

Bayern-bound Goretzka jeered by Schalke fans

Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka receives a hostile reception from the club's fans following his decision to join Bayern Munich.

'Aubameyang will cost Arsenal more than £50m'

Arsenal will need to pay well in excess of £50m to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, sources close to the German club say.

Funeral date announced for ex-Liverpool keeper Lawrence

Tommy Lawrence was Bill Shankly's first-choice keeper during the 1960s.

Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees a move to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to go in the opposite direction.

Everton's McCarthy suffers season-ending double leg fracture

Everton midfielder James McCarthy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a double leg fracture in Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Conte complains about negative press after Chelsea thrash Brighton

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte complains about the "negative press" surrounding his side as he hails their victory over a spirited Brighton.

Highlights: Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Hibernian

Hearts end a run of nine games without a victory over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian as Don Cowie's late winner takes them into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham: Tottenham's performance wasn't great - Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says his side "made a lot of mistakes" after they missed the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool with a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Saints are on right path - Pellegrino

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrini believes if his side continue to show the spirit they showed in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham then they will soon move out of the bottom three.

Marco Silva: Strange reason for sacking - Joleon Lescott

Match of the Day 2 Extra pundits Joleon Lescott, Michael Appleton and Miguel Delaney discuss the dismissal of Marco Silva by Watford.

Cyrille Regis: Premier League clubs pay tribute with minute's applause

Premier League clubs pay tribute to the late Cyrille Regis - who died this week at the age of 59 - with a minute's applause.

Man City 3-1 Newcastle: Guardiola pleased City recovered from Liverpool defeat

Pep Guardiola says it was important for Manchester City to get back to winning ways against Newcastle as Sergio Aguero's hat-trick restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Alexis Sanchez: Jose Mourinho & Arsene Wenger provide update

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho provide an update on the proposed transfer of Alexis Sanchez from the Gunners to Old Trafford.

Everton 1-1 West Brom: Players know they didn't perform - Allardyce

A frustrated Everton boss Sam Allardyce says his players know their performance in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with West Brom wasn't good enough.

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Roy Hodgson disappointed with 'heavy beating'

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says his side took a "heavy beating" but did well to avoid conceding an "avalanche" of goals during a 4-1 loss at Arsenal.

Burnley 0-1 Man Utd: Mourinho compliments Burnley after 'hard' game

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praises Sean Dyche's "brave" Burnley after a hard-fought 1-0 win at Turf Moor.

Burnley 0-1 Man Utd: Sean Dyche pleased despite defeat

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side's performance was "very, very pleasing" against Manchester United, despite losing 1-0 at Turf Moor.

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Arsene Wenger enjoys 'convincing' Gunners

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his side were "enjoyable" to watch during their 4-1 win over Crystal Palace after a "difficult" month.

Walcott wait ends - Saturday's best Premier League stats

Theo Walcott ends a 14-month wait for a Premier League assist, Arsenal reach a French milestone, plus more.

Red cards and shattered dreams - five things from the EFL

Red cards, a Yeovil player's shattered dreams and plenty of dramatic late goals were among the quirks of a busy day in the EFL.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz

Mark Lawrenson takes on Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz in the latest round of Premier League predictions.

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