Leeds United were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in the EFL Cup yesterday evening.
Middlesbrough are reportedly ready to make a third bid for Hull City's Harry Maguire.
Leeds' EFL Cup run was ended by the Reds at Anfield, but only after the striker had given them a good scare.
Newcastle United were knocked out on penalties against Hull City.
Scott Brown says he is happier than ever at Celtic.
Tottenham Hotspur slipped seven points off the pace last weekend.
Arsène Wenger will make wholesale changes to his regular lineup for the EFL Cup quarter-final at home to Southampton on Wednesday night while he has been reassured that Olivier Giroud’s muscular injury is nothing serious.
So Premier League Hull advance at the expense of Championship Newcastle.
Jürgen Klopp vowed to protect Ben Woodburn and allow him to fulfil his potential at Liverpool after the 17-year-old became the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history in the EFL Cup quarter-final defeat of Leeds United.
Few expected Agbonlahor to still be contracted to Villa. Even fewer expected him to be playing for them.
The last time South Africa lost all their autumn Tests they at least went down swinging.
Sometimes sport is at its most tense when it is at its most still – in those micro‑lulls before world title fights as the protagonists coil in their corners, awaiting the bell, and adrenaline and testosterone races through the crowd like white water; between the purse of a referee’s lips and the first step in a shootout; before the starter’s pistol shatters the hush of an Olympic 100m final; and, yes, when the world chess champion is hunched over the board, brain scurrying back and forth through innumerable tunnels of calculation looking for a clear path to victory.
Odd little memories stand out crystal clear from the great mêlée of Saturday’s match, which was otherwise one long blur of flying bodies, boots and balls, reset scrums, rolling substitutions, red and yellow cards.