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Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Lionel Messi misses penalty

Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Lionel Messi misses penalty

PETE JENSON: Barcelona suffered their first domestic defeat of the season and it was Quique Sanchez Flores, the manager that Stoke City wanted, who masterminded it.

The Theo Walcott debate: Has he lived up to his potential?

The Theo Walcott debate: Has he lived up to his potential?

Theo Walcott completed a £20million move from Arsenal to Everton on Wednesday. Sportsmail assesses whether or not the winger has fulfilled his undoubted potential in his career so far.

Theo Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal from Arsenal

Theo Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal from Arsenal

Walcott underwent a medical on Tuesday and put pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2021 and he believes the opportunity to move has come at the perfect time.

Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (5-3 pens): Hazard scores winning pen

Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (5-3 pens): Hazard scores winning pen

MATT BARLOW AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea required penalties to overcome a stubborn Norwich City in their FA Cup replay and set up a four-round encounter with Newcastle.

Swansea 2-1 Wolves: Premier League side win FA Cup replay

Swansea 2-1 Wolves: Premier League side win FA Cup replay

RALPH ELLIS AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: Jordan Ayew produced a goal good enough to grace any FA Cup occasion to lift a wild and wet night in Swansea and send the hosts through.

Alexis Sanchez agrees a four-and-a-half-year Man Utd deal

Alexis Sanchez agrees a four-and-a-half-year Man Utd deal

Manchester United have agreed terms with Alexis Sanchez over his transfer to Old Trafford with the Chile international set to become the club's highest earner on around £14million-a-year.

James Haskell ban rules him out of two Six Nations games

James Haskell ban rules him out of two Six Nations games

James Haskell will miss England’s opening two fixtures of the Six Nations against Italy and Wales after being banned for four weeks.

England head coach Eddie Jones signs two-year contract

England head coach Eddie Jones signs two-year contract

The RFU will not stand in Eddie Jones’s way if the England head coach wants to lead the British and Irish Lions to South Africa in 2021.

Henderson upbeat over Champion Chase favourite Altior

Henderson upbeat over Champion Chase favourite Altior

Trainer Nicky Henderson could learn this weekend if the breathing operation carried out on Altior has been a success.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for January 18

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for January 18

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Ludlow, Southwell, Wincanton and Chelmsford City.

Kyle Edmund offers hope for life after Andy Murray

Kyle Edmund offers hope for life after Andy Murray

How fortuitous it would be for British tennis if, in the prolonged absence of Murray, Yorkshireman Edmund announced himself as a serious elite player, as if on demand. It could yet happen too.

PSG 8-0 Dijon: Cavani equals record as Neymar scores four

PSG 8-0 Dijon: Cavani equals record as Neymar scores four

Cavani became Paris Saint-Germain's joint all-time leading scorer as the Ligue 1 leaders moved 11 points clear after thrashing Dijon at the Parc des Princes. Neymar also reached a landmark.

Chelsea deserved a penalty for Klose's foul on Willian

Chelsea deserved a penalty for Klose's foul on Willian

GRAHAM POLL: When Norwich defender Timm Klose brought down Willian in the box in extra time video referee Mike Jones should have said, ‘No, there’s contact, it’s a trip. It’s a penalty.’

Liverpool reject Sevilla loan offer for Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool reject Sevilla loan offer for Daniel Sturridge

Sevilla, who were interested in Sturridge last summer, proposed to take him for the rest of the campaign and pay all his wages – which can reach £150,000 per week – but this was dismissed.

Liverpool: Jon Flanagan has 'severely let down the club'

Liverpool: Jon Flanagan has 'severely let down the club'

Liverpool have said they have opened up their own internal disciplinary process after defender Jon Flanagan was sentenced to community service and handed a fine for assaulting his girlfriend.

Jack Rodwell would be a fool to walk away from Sunderland

Jack Rodwell would be a fool to walk away from Sunderland

IAN HERBERT: It is not Rodwell's fault that executives Lee Congerton and Margaret Byrne decided, in their infinite wisdom, to offer his agent a deal with no relegation clause attached

Ben Stokes will return for England in New Zealand

Ben Stokes will return for England in New Zealand

The decision to lift his suspension from selection came 48 hours after the Crown Prosecution Service charged the 26-year-old plus two others with affray after the Bristol brawl last September.

Shearer blasts VAR failure to award Chelsea penalty

Shearer blasts VAR failure to award Chelsea penalty

A night of 'carnage' at Stamford Bridge saw the Video Assistant Referee system branded a 'shambles' and 'shocking' as Chelsea relied on penalties to beat Norwich in their FA Cup replay.

Ben Stokes should be concentrating on clearing his name

Ben Stokes should be concentrating on clearing his name

PAUL NEWMAN: Spineless and pathetic. They are the only words that can possibly be used to describe the ECB’s illogical decision to welcome back Ben Stokes.

Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth: Cherries stunned in FA Cup

Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth: Cherries stunned in FA Cup

JOE BERNSTEIN AT DW STADIUM: Eddie Howe suffered another Cup embarrassment as Wigan booked a fourth round home tie against West Ham in convincing style.

Stokes mess was created outside a bar and not by the ECB

Stokes mess was created outside a bar and not by the ECB

NASSER HUSSAIN: On the face of it, the decision was full of inconsistencies and will take a lot of explaining to England fans - but I do have sympathy for the ECB.

Bairstow will fight for ODI role ahead of Stokes return

Bairstow will fight for ODI role ahead of Stokes return

With all-rounder Stokes set to re-balance the side for five one-day matches against New Zealand in February, the remaining four matches against Australia will include an intriguing sub-plot.

Mathieu Bastareaud banned over homophobic insult

Mathieu Bastareaud banned over homophobic insult

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been included in France 's squad for the Six Nations despite being hit with a three-week ban for his homophobic insult at an opposition player.

Sunderland outcast Jack Rodwell insists he's not to blame

Sunderland outcast Jack Rodwell insists he's not to blame

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - CRAIG HOPE: Jack Rodwell reveals a range of emotions — from irritation to optimism, regret and excitement. But, perhaps most significantly, he is fit.

Mesut Ozil lined up for shock Oxford Union appearance

Mesut Ozil lined up for shock Oxford Union appearance

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of the most unlikely Premier League footballers to be invited to speak to the Oxford Union.

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Sevilla: Diego Costa goal not enough

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Sevilla: Diego Costa goal not enough

Costa scored his third goal since rejoining Atletico to hand the hosts the lead. But that advantage evaporated when goalkeeper Moya palmed a Jesus Navas cross into his own net.

'Four Bennell trainees took own life including Gary Speed'

'Four Bennell trainees took own life including Gary Speed'

Former Wales manager Gary Speed was one of four men who went on to take their own lives after being coached by Barry Bennell, Liverpool Crown Court has heard.

Phil Neville says Lionesses job is 'best I could ask for'

Phil Neville says Lionesses job is 'best I could ask for'

Phil Neville says taking charge of England's Women is 'the best job I could ask for' as he prepares for the imminent confirmation of his appointment.

Mourinho hoodwinked into signing United Conte 1 shirt

Mourinho hoodwinked into signing United Conte 1 shirt

The Portuguese may have been preoccupied with the ongoing transfer saga with Alexis Sanchez when he was approached by two Italian journalists outside The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday.

Dion Dublin wells up paying tribute to Cyrille Regis

Dion Dublin wells up paying tribute to Cyrille Regis

Former England forward Dion Dublin paid an emotional tribute to the late Cyrille Regis on the BBC's live FA Cup coverage on Wednesday night.

North and South Korea agree to form joint Olympic team

North and South Korea agree to form joint Olympic team

North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together during the opening ceremony, they announced today.

Joe Schmidt announces 36-man Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt announces 36-man Ireland Six Nations squad

Leinster full-back Jordan Larmour has won his first call-up to Ireland's senior team after being named in Joe Schmidt's 36-man Six Nations squad. The 20-year-old has made his way into Leinster's side.

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic joins Cardiff on loan

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic joins Cardiff on loan

Liverpool midfielder Grujic has agreed to join Championship club Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season. Cardiff confirmed the deal, subject to international clearance, on Twitter..

Darren Ferguson charged by the FA after post-match rant

Darren Ferguson charged by the FA after post-match rant

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson has been charged for saying it would be a 'good idea' to shoot referees after his side's 1-1 draw against Plymouth on Saturday.

Southend boss Phil Brown to leave after five years

Southend boss Phil Brown to leave after five years

Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after he was placed on gardening leave. The club released a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating that Brown would step aside.

Man Utd's top 10 earners: Sanchez set to overtake Pogba

Man Utd's top 10 earners: Sanchez set to overtake Pogba

JACK GAUGHAN: Alexis Sanchez is set to earn a handsome £20million a year should his Manchester United move go through this month - the highest the club has ever paid.

Tottenham stars head back to London after training camp

Tottenham stars head back to London after training camp

Tottenham players are on their way back to north London following a short training camp in the sunny climes of Barcelona, Erik Lamela revealed on his Instagram feed.

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi wanted by Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi wanted by Borussia Dortmund

The Belgium international wants to play more regularly with this summer's World Cup in mind and is resigned to a place on the bench should he stay at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham keen to tie down Christian Eriksen with new deal

Tottenham keen to tie down Christian Eriksen with new deal

Tottenham want to tie Eriksen down to a new-and-improved deal. He has scored six goals and assisted six in the Premier League this season, has two years left on his £70,000-a-week contract.

Man City star Nicolas Otamendi signs contract to 2022

Man City star Nicolas Otamendi signs contract to 2022

Manchester City have secured the long-term future of Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi after agreeing to extend his contract to 2022, the club have announced.

Tottenham lay Premier League's first retractable pitch

Tottenham lay Premier League's first retractable pitch

Spurs have revealed how their ground-breaking retractable pitch is being constructed, documenting the installation of the trays that will provide the Premier League's first movable playing surface.

Stoke closing in on loan for Augsburg's Kostas Stafylidis

Stoke closing in on loan for Augsburg's Kostas Stafylidis

Augsburg director Stefan Reuter has confirmed that left back Kostas Stafylidis is close to joining Stoke on loan. The 24-year old wing-back will provide cover for defender Erik Pieters.

Jose Mourinho set to sign new Manchester United deal

Jose Mourinho set to sign new Manchester United deal

Jose Mourinho is close to signing a contract extension at Manchester United to stay in charge at Old Trafford beyond the end of next season. It is expected to be completed before the end of January.

Watford: Richarlison to consider future at end of season

Watford: Richarlison to consider future at end of season

Watford striker Richarlison will consider his future at the end of the season with the Hornets expecting interest in their 20-year-old Brazilian. Club insiders have confirmed they have no intention of selling.

Eddie Jones insists winning World Cup is main priority

Eddie Jones insists winning World Cup is main priority

World Cup glory in 2019 remains the sole focus for Eddie Jones following Wednesday’s announcement that the England head coach would remain in his role until 2021.

Andy Murray in positive mood as he leaves Australia

Andy Murray in positive mood as he leaves Australia

The British No 1 headed Down Under with the intention of resuming his career after a six-month lay-off, but he pulled out of both the Brisbane International and the Australian Open.

Justin Rose keen to keep up form at Abu Dhabi Championship

Justin Rose keen to keep up form at Abu Dhabi Championship

DEREK LAWRENSON: Nothing puts Justin Rose's stunning form into context quite like the fact you have to go back to 2008 to find the last player who mustered 10 top 10 finishes in a row.

Chelsea fan creates damning YouTube video about Bakayoko

Chelsea fan creates damning YouTube video about Bakayoko

YouTube user 'Nouman' lists five separate points complete with full explanations, diagrams and match action clips to explain exactly why Chelsea fans should be angry with the midfielder.

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Stoger baffled by Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Stoger baffled by Aubameyang

The striker was dropped for last weekend's Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg for skipping a key team meeting. It was the second time this season he has been banned by his club.

Walcott electrified Arsenal but goes with underachievement

Walcott electrified Arsenal but goes with underachievement

First, some perspective. Theo Walcott scored 108 goals in 397 appearances for Arsenal, at a rate of a goal every 3.7 games. At his best, Walcott's raw speed electrified Arsene Wenger teams

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