Five more League Cup third round games take place on Wednesday with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton all hosting lower-league opponents. [ LIVE: Latest League Cup scores ] Holders Man United welcome Burton Albion to Old Trafford, while Arsenal host Doncaster Rovers, Chelsea welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge, Everton clash with recently relegated Sunderland and Manchester City head to West Brom. On Tuesday five Premier League teams were knocked out of the competition as Liverpool lost at Leicester City, Stoke were upset at Bristol City, Burnley lost to Leeds United on penalty kicks, Brighton lost at Bournemouth and Huddersfield were knocked out by Crystal Palace. Below
GENEVA (AP) Russia has regained its place on the FIFA Council, six months after Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was blocked from re-election. UEFA member federations on Wednesday elected Alexei Sorokin, CEO of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee, by acclamation as one of their delegates to FIFA’s strategy-setting committee. The seat, which runs through 2021, was vacant since May when Mutko was formally forced to step down. Mutko’s candidacy was blocked by FIFA’s then governance committee chairman, Miguel Maduro, because of a conflict of interest with his government work. Maduro, who was ousted by FIFA weeks later, said last week that the world soccer body’s leaders put pressure on him
Let me start this by stating I love Lee Barry Cattermole. Always have done & always will. The tough tackling Teessider who moved to Wearside almost a decade ago and two-footed himself into our hearts is truly like no other individual presently in the Sunderland squad. I love Catts the same way I did Bally, Chris Makin, John Kay, Gary Bennett et al. Those names conjure up certain emotions amongst the Wearside faithful. Individuals who understood exactly what it meant to be a Sunderland player. Grit, determination and a whole load of bottle. They “got” whatever SAFC is; they understood what it took to wear that jersey. They were - and remain - the embodiment of what Wearside expects in any footballer.