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Kelly Cates hosts reaction to Tuesday's FA Cup fifth round matches. She's joined by John Murray, Stephen Warnock and Michael Appleton to react to Newcastle's 4-3 penalty shootout win over Blackburn Rovers following a 1-1 draw. You can also hear from Blackburn manager John Eustace and Newcastle manager Eddie Howe. Chris Coles and Paul Robinson round up the action at Kenilworth Road as five-goal Erling Haaland inspires a thumping 6-2 win for Manchester City over Luton Town. Hear from the striker plus Luton boss Rob Edwards. And Henry Moeran was at the Vitality Stadium as Championship leaders Leicester City beat Bournemouth 1-0 after extra time. Hear the thoughts of Leicester manager Enzo Maresca. 0:10 - Blackburn 1-1 (3-4p) Newcastle reaction 6:10 - John Eustace interview 10:56 - Eddie Howe interview 13:35 - Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City reaction 19:30 - Erling Haaland interview 21:30 - Rob Edwards interview 25:30 - Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester (AET) reaction 26:20 - Enzo Maresca interview
Kelly Somers brings you the Football Daily podcast after the news that Everton's penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has been reduced from ten points to six after an appeal. Hear the thoughts of BBC Radio Merseyside Sport's Giulia Bould and Julie Clarke from the Everton Fan Advisory Board. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Clinton Morrison give their reaction after Maidstone United's historic FA Cup run ended with a 5-0 defeat at Coventry City. Mark Scott also brings you reaction from West Ham's 4-2 Premier League win over Brentford with Jarrod Bowen scoring his first senior hat-trick. 0:25 - Everton appeal reaction 1:50 - Giulia Bould 6:50 - Julie Clarke 16:50 - West Ham 4-2 Brentford reaction 17:50 - Jarrod Bowen interview 19:30 - Thomas Frank interview 21:20 - Coventry City 5-0 Maidstone United reaction 28:45 - George Elokobi interview 31:20 - Mark Robins interview
Ben Haines has reaction to Liverpool beating Chelsea in the EFL Cup final. He’s joined by QPR captain and former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begović, ex-West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton. Hear from Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, as well as Gary O’Neil and Chris Wilder after Wolves beat Sheff Utd in the Premier League. And catch up with George Elokobi as his Maidstone side prepares to face Coventry in the FA Cup fifth round. 03:00 Liverpool win record-extending 10th EFL Cup 05:00 Klopp interview: “The kids did outstandingly well” 19:50 Pochettino: “The team felt maybe penalties would be good for us” 27:30 Wolves win as Sheff Utd players swipe at each other 31:45 Nigel on Moyes ahead of West Ham-Brentford 33:40 Elokobi’s Maidstone prepare for FA Cup fifth round 36:05 Spotlight comes down for Question Time
John Bennett is alongside former Fulham and Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly and Luke Edwards from the Telegraph at the Emirates Stadium to react to Arsenal's thumping win over Newcastle, hear from both Mikel Arteta & Eddie Howe on the result. They discuss Man City's 1-0 win away at Bournemouth as they close the gap to Liverpool to one point. Pep Guardiola praises Man City's performance in a packed fixture schedule. Alex Iwobi talks about his late winner at Old Trafford which snatched all three points for Fulham against Man United. John, Stephen & Luke discuss whether Erik Ten Hag's days are number in Manchester with Sir Jim Ratcliffe's minority stake deal confirmed. They talk through the rest of the Premier League results, whilst also hearing from Unai Emery and Oliver Glasner whose Crystal Palace reign got off to a flying start with a 3-0 win at home to Burnley.
Darren Fletcher talks Premier League and looks ahead to the EFL Cup final. He’s joined by Paul Robinson, Glenn Murray & Clinton Morrison. They debate how Manchester United will adapt without the injured Rasmus Højlund. Can Kobbie Mainoo make the England squad. Hear from Pep Lijnders and Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Liverpool-Chelsea at Wembley. Catch Paul’s thoughts on former England #1 Joe Hart announcing his retirement. And the panel look at the relegation battle. 01:55 Air fryers, birthdays & a case of mistaken identity 05:05 How will Man Utd cope without Højlund? 10:30 What do Man Utd need now in this Ratcliffe era 16:10 Kobbie Mainoo for England? 21:50 EFL Cup final preview 33:25 Paul Robinson on Joe Hart retiring 33:45 Is Burnley’s Kompany foolish for sticking to his gameplan? 38:45 Sheff Utd make life hard for themselves
Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff chat EFL with Stevenage boss Steve Evans. Aaron talks to Neil Harris after he left League One Cambridge United for Championship Millwall. What about Sunderland sacking Mick Beale? New Ipswich Town striker Ali Al-Hamadi joins the pod LIVE. Torrid times for Torquay and Rochdale with both clubs in grave danger. And Jobi Revels in 72PLUS 72MINUS. 00:35 Steve’s signed a new deal at Stevenage 02:30 Neil Harris swaps Cambridge for Millwall 09:20 Neil Harris speaks to Aaron about ‘huge honour’ 15:45 Where do Cambridge United go from here? 16:50 Does this all make Gillingham look a bit silly? 19:20 Did Mick Beale have long enough at Sunderland? 20:20 New Ipswich striker Ali Al-Hamadi LIVE on the pod 29:25 Rochdale and Torquay under threat 35:05 Chocolate involved in 72PLUS 72MINUS
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Mina Rzouki to talk about this week’s biggest European football stories. They discuss Thomas Tuchel’s imminent Bayern Munich exit and who’s in the running to replace him. After the war of words between Sergio Conceicao and Mikel Arteta following Porto’s 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Champions League this week, is the style of play as important as the result in modern football? Plus we hear about Archie’s trip to watch the Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen against Heidenheim, and reflect on the life of 1990 World Cup winner, Andreas Brehme, who died this week aged 63. 03:31 – Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich exit 13:24 – Xabi Alonso’s future 19:25 – Guillem on being kept in the dark about Alonso’s move to Bayern as a player 21:49 – Mourinho, Conte or Emery for Bayern? 28:29 – Sergio Conceicao and Mikel Arteta’s clash 37:10 – Archie’s trip to Heidenheim 40:42 – Remembering Andreas Brehme
Mark Chapman is alongside World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha and Statman Dave to give insight and stories from the Premier League in a brand new BBC podcast. In this episode, they discuss the League Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea, Manchester United's form and Hojlund's goalscoring exploits. To find out more, just search for "Planet Premier League" and hit subscribe.
Mark Chapman is joined by Theo Walcott, Neil Lennon & John Murray. They discuss Arsenal losing 1-0 in stoppage time to Porto in the Champions League, plus hear from Mikel Arteta. Liverpool go four points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-1 comeback win over Luton, with reaction from Jurgen Klopp. Plus Sir Jim Ratcliffe speaks for the first time since completing a deal to buy just over 27% of Manchester United. TIMECODES: 00:17 – Arsenal stunned by Porto 17:04 – Liverpool go four points clear 27:20 – Sir Jim Ratcliffe speaks for the first time
A new era begins for Man Utd but what can fans expect? Sir Jim Ratcliffe sits down with BBC sports editor Dan Roan after completing his deal to buy a 27.7 per cent stake in Manchester United. He says it's a boyhood dream to be involved in United and that restoring them to the pinnacle of English and European football is the greatest challenge. Sir Jim also reveals his plans for a new stadium. Producer: Jonathan McKeith. This is also available as a Sports desk special on BBC Sounds.
Ben Haines and England Women’s record goalscorer Ellen White are joined by West Ham manager Rehanne Skinner. The team talk West Ham’s season so far, the title race and the lack of female coaches. Rehanne gives an insight into coaching women and how she has developed the culture at West Ham. Plus a look at England and how they will approach their friendlies against Austria and Italy. And as the Nations League gets underway, who will be making it to Paris 2024? Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:05 West Ham recruitment 06:40 Title race is on! 15:05 Manchester United 22:40 Female coaches & coaching women 34:10 England friendlies & Nations League
Kelly Cates looks back on a busy night in the Premier League, Champions League and Championship. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Michael Brown are at the Etihad to react to Manchester City's win over Brentford, which left them a point behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. We also hear from Pep Guardiola and Thomas Frank. Ian Dennis and Pat Nevin are in the San Siro to reflect on Inter Milan's narrow 1-nil win against Atletico Madrid, and we preview Arsenal's return to the Champions League knockout stages against FC Porto. And we look back on a dramatic night at the top of the Championship, with big results for Ipswich and Southampton. 00:27 Manchester City beat Brentford 13:00 Champions League reaction from Inter Milan 1-0 Atletico Madrid 23:26 Preview of FC Porto v Arsenal 29:01 Championship reaction from Ipswich and Southampton
Mark Chapman is with Luton’s Tom Lockyer, Chris Sutton & The New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. Tom opens up about his cardiac arrest at Bournemouth and his recovery since. The panel chat title race – will Arsenal be just fine without a striker? Roy Hodgson’s also on the agenda after stepping down as Crystal Palace boss. And BBC Newcastle commentator Nick Barnes reacts to Sunderland sacking Michael Beale. 01:50 Tom Lockyer LIVE and alive 21:40 Who’s going to win the title? 28:05 Do Arsenal need a striker? 29:30 Lockyer on defending set pieces & VAR 38:10 Mark Chapman stars on ‘House of Games’ 41:10 Hodgson can leave Palace with "head held high" 48:45 Beale sacked by Sunderland after 12 games 56:25 Tom Lockyer on Luton’s survival chances
Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha are joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and Mark Ogden to reflect on the weekend’s Premier League football. They discuss the title race and wins for Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester City dropped points at home against Chelsea. They look at where Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Luton leaves both sides and hear from Erik ten Hag, and discuss the tackle from Mason Holgate that saw Sheffield United play with ten men from the 13th minute of their 5-0 defeat to Brighton. Plus Fantasy 606’s Alistair Bruce-Ball joins the pod and casts doubt on the wisdom of his decision to triple-captain Erling Haaland for this gameweek. 01:50 – Nedum’s Picks 05:30 – Arsenal discussion 11:30 – Liverpool discussion 15:40 – Manchester City discussion 22:41 – Erik ten Hag interview & Manchester United v Luton discussion 28:40 – Alistair Bruce-Ball joins the Pod 32:35 – Fantasy Premier League discussion 35:40 – Sheffield United v Brighton discussion 44:05 – Question time
Mark Chapman presents reaction to Saturday's football fixtures. Mikel Arteta gives his thoughts after Arsenal's thrashing of Burnley at Turf Moor, while Cody Gapko reflects on Liverpool's win away at Brentford which keeps them top of the table. Pep Guardiola is frustrated by missed chances as Man City come from behind to draw with Chelsea, a result that Mauricio Pochettino takes a lot of positives from. Hear David Moyes' thoughts as West Ham continue further into 2024 without a win, and Ollie Watkins analyses Aston Villa's win at Fulham which means Unai Emery's side go above Tottenham into fourth place. The Spurs boss Ange Postecoglu looks back on their defeat to Wolves, plus Gary O'Neil talks about just how far Wolves have come since he's been in charge. And Eddie Howe is proud of his Newcastle team for fighting back to draw at home to Bournemouth, but believes his side had enough opportunities to win the game.
Darren Fletcher and Don Hutchison talk to Everton manager Sean Dyche. They're joined by Clinton Morrison and Paul Robinson to chat title race – can anyone stop Manchester City? What about the latest on Kylian Mbappé – how would Real Madrid look with him in the team? And should Crystal Palace have handled the Roy Hodgson situation better? 04:10 Can anyone stop Man City? 08:50 Will emotions drive Liverpool on? 12:15 Mbappe to Real Madrid – can it be anywhere else? 18:15 Everton boss Sean Dyche interview 32:10 Should Crystal Palace have handled the Hodgson situation better?
Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and Colchester manager Danny Cowley discuss the latest talking points from the EFL. Danny talks about life at Colchester and living back at home with his brother Nicky and Mansfield Town’s Hiram Boateng talks about his hattrick after a club-record 9-2 win against Harrogate. Plus, they discuss the latest twists in the race for promotion from the Championship as Southampton’s 25-match unbeaten streak comes to an end, Leeds’ winning start to the year continues and discuss whether Ipswich have found their form. They also talk about the bottom of League One after Darren Moore returned to work as Port Vale manager, just 2 weeks after leaving Huddersfield. Time Codes: 00.30 – Danny Cowley on life as Colchester manager 10.10 – Championship promotion race 22.04 – Mansfield’s Hiram Boateng 30.00 – Darren Moore at Port Vale 36.25 – 72PLUS/72MINUS
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Mina Rzouki and Kristof Terreur with reaction to the news that Kylian Mbappe has told PSG he intends to leave at the end of the season. And will Real Madrid be where we see him next? The team talk Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel, plus Kristof gives an insight into why Kevin De Bruyne has been so impressive since returning from injury. Timecodes: 00:15 Intro 02:10 Kylian Mbappe 12:15 PSG future 17:05 Bayern Munich 27:30 Kevin De Bruyne
Mark Chapman has reaction to Lazio’s shock win vs Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. He’s joined by Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave. Also hear from German journalist Raphael Honigstein. The panel chat PSG as they took control of their last-16 tie against Real Sociedad. Hear from Philippe Clement as Rangers go joint top of the Scottish Premiership. And catch up with Kieran McKenna and Steven Schumacher after wins for Ipswich and Stoke in the Championship. 00:15 Ian Dennis’ story of the game 02:50 Euro Leagues’ Raphael Honigstein joins the pod 10:35 Kane: “We’re in a difficult spell” 13:35 PSG take control against Real Sociedad 16:20 Ranger beat Ross County to go joint top 19:10 Philippe Clement interview 21:45 Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna enjoys winning feeling 23:25 Stoke’s Steven Schumacher on big challenge
Ben Haines and England Women’s record goalscorer Ellen White are joined by England and Chelsea’s Fran Kirby. Fran talks about the England squad announcement including the return of Leah Williamson, and we hear from the England head coach Sarina Wiegman as the team prepare for friendlies against Austria and Italy. Fran also reflects on the FA Cup, her season so far and looks ahead to Chelsea’s big game against Manchester City in the WSL on Friday. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 03:28 England squad announcement 06:25 Sarina Wiegman 10:10 Leah Williamson 18:50 FA Cup 30:05 Chelsea 34:30 WSL weekend fixtures