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Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Steve Crossman, Darren Fletcher and the rest of the BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily team bring you the latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League, WSL and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Get in touch with us @5liveSport on social media and remember to leave us your ratings and reviews.




Spurs run hot, Grealish grinning & La Sagrada Família

Katie Smith and Nedum Onuoha digest Sunday’s Premier League football. They’re joined by former Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton. Hear from Ange Postecoglou, Jack Grealish and Sean Dyche after Sunday’s results. 01:45 Nedum picks his moments of the weekend 04:05 Tottenham thump Newcastle – Son or Richarlison up top? 11:45 What does Haaland’s injury mean for our Fantasy teams? 17:20 Grealish relaxed as Man City come from behind 24:10 Will Luton stay up? 26:15 Everton win three in a row! 28:40 Chelsea – who’s standing up in the big moments? 32:45 Full of praise for free-scoring Fulham 34:55 Disagreements on Question Time!


Sports Report: Fortress Villa and miserable Manchester United

Mark Chapman rounds up the day’s football, bringing you analysis and reaction as Liverpool move to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. There’s reaction from Villa Park as Arsenal are denied the chance restore their lead at top by Aston Villa. We hear from Erik Ten Hag as Manchester United are beaten 3-nil by Bournemouth and Chris Wilder, who made an immediate impact on his return to Sheffield United. TOPICS: 01:55 - Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal 05:10 – Mikel Arteta Interview 06:45 – Unai Emery Interview 09:50 – Manchester United 0-3 Bournemouth 12:50 – Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool – Harvey Elliot interview 15:20 – Roy Hodgson interview 17:45 – Brighton 1-1 Burnley 18:30 – Sheffield United 1-0 Brentford 22:50 – Anis Slimane interview 25:30 – Rangers 3-1 Dundee 26:40 – WSL Manchester City 2-1 – Lauren Hemp interview 28:10 – Phillip Billing interview 30:30 – Dominic Solanke interview 32:00 – Erik Ten Hag interview 33:10 – Steve Cooper interview 35:00 – Chris Wilder interview 36:15– Roberto De Zerbi interview


Cooper under pressure and Man City's slump in form

Darren Fletcher is joined by Nigel Reo-Coker, Glenn Murray and Kevin Campbell to look ahead to the weekend's Premier League action. They ask whether Steve Cooper could be facing his final game in charge if Nottingham Forest lose to Wolves. The panel also look at Manchester City's mini-slump, with Pep Guardiola saying the struggle in form could be good for the club. And there's a discussion on whether the packed fixture schedules are to blame for clubs struggling with injuries this season. TIMECODES 00:43 Chris Wilder on Sheffield United's key game with Brentford 04:30 Steve Cooper under pressure at Nottingham Forest 11:58 Man City's mini-crisis 20:15 Is Gary O'Neil underrated? 26:36 Newcastle's injuries mount - is the schedule to blame?


72+: Mowbray and Duff sacked, wedding bells at Crewe

Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and Lyle Taylor look at a busy week of managerial departures in the Championship, with Tony Mowbray and Michael Duff leaving Sunderland and Swansea respectively. They assess where things have gone wrong and what comes next for both clubs. In the week of his wedding, we hear from the Crewe boss Lee Bell on marriage and his side's fine first half of the season. And Lyle tells us about his move to Wycombe Wanderers after a difficult final year at Nottingham Forest, followed by a spell as a free agent. TIME CODES 03:11 Swansea sack Michael Duff 10:22 Tony Mowbray leaves Sunderland (featuring an interview with A Love Supreme fanzine editor Paul Dobson) 21:35 Lee Bell and Crewe Alexandra 30:29 Lyle Taylor on getting back into football


McNeil Magic & Spurs Hammered

Steve Crossman presents reaction to Everton’s huge win over Newcastle at Goodison Park and West Ham’s win over Tottenham. Jonathan Pearce and Michael Brown break down a fifth consecutive game without a win for Spurs and we get reaction from Ange Postecoglou and David Moyes. Alistair Bruce-Ball reflects on a huge win for Everton at Goodison Park as we hear from Sean Dyche and Dwight McNeil. Eddie Howe reflects on yet another away defeat for Newcastle who are winless in their last four away from St James’ Park. TOPICS: 00:40 – Tottenham 1-2 West Ham Reaction 09:11 – Sean Dyche Interview + Everton 3-0 Newcastle Reaction 12:30 – Dwight McNeil Interview 17:13 – Eddie Howe Interview 21:00 – David Moyes Interview 23:59 – Ange Postecoglou Interview


Euro Leagues: Problem puffer jackets, Boszing it and trouble at Dortmund

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Kristof Terreur. They explain why leek soup, puffer jackets and taking care of cats played their role in the dismissal of Glen de Boeck at Belgian side KV Kortrijk. They also provide a European perspective on the Euro 2024 draw – and hear from Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman. They debate whether PSV Eindhoven can continue their great form under Peter Bosz and discuss how Real Madrid are doing so well despite their injury worries. Plus, Rafa explains why there is trouble brewing at Borussia Dortmund. TOPICS 1 mins – The remarkable backstory behind the sacking of Glen de Boeck at KV Kortrijk. 7 mins – The Euro 2024 draw discussed from a European perspective. Tough for Spain – but kind for Germany and Belgium? 16 mins – Ronald Koeman discusses the Netherlands chances at Euro 2024. 23 mins – Armbands, captaincy and the role of goalkeepers. 25 mins – Peter Bosz and the superb job he is doing at PSV Eindhoven. 31 mins – Real Madrid and how they are top despite their injury problems. 37 mins – The off-field issues at Borussia Dortmund and how they will play out.


Victorious Villa stun Man City as champions lose ground on league leaders

Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis is at Old Trafford to react to Wednesday evening's Premier League games. Football Correspondent John Murray and former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin reflect on what they saw at Villa Park where Aston Villa dramatically beat Manchester City 1-0 to leapfrog Pep Guardiola's side and move into third in the Premier League table. Expert analysis is also provided by former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson and Statman Dave, while Tom Gayle and former Premier League defender Alex Bruce report from Bramall Lane, where Liverpool won 2-0 against Sheffield United. That is followed by discussion on Manchester United's 2-1 win over Chelsea, before the podcast covers Fulham's extraordinary 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest and hears from Forest manager Steve Cooper with John Southall at Craven Cottage. TOPICS 00:35 - Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City 03:15 - Unai Emery 10:25 - Pep Guardiola 12:10 - Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool 14:40 - Jurgen Klopp 16:20 - Chris Wilder 18:45 - Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea 21:35 - Erik Ten Hag 24:05 - Fulham 5-0 Nottingham Forest


Rice sends Arsenal five clear & Lionesses left devastated

What a dramatic Tuesday night of football. In the Premier League, a 97th minute winner from Declan Rice gave Arsenal all three points against Luton, and extended their Premier League lead to five points. Former Arsenal defender Matt Upson and forward Theo Walcott join Kelly Cates with reaction from Kenilworth Road. Hear from winning manager Mikel Arteta and a very deflated Rob Edwards. Elsewhere, Conor McNamara and Leon Osman reflect on a win for Wolves. They beat Burnley 1-0 to go up to 12th in the table. Gary O'Neil and Vincent Kompany give their post-match thoughts. And it was heartbreak for the Lionesses - who despite thumping Scotland by six goals in their final Nations League group game, were denied top spot in the group thanks to an injury-time goal from the Netherlands. It means that Team GB's hopes of playing in the Paris Olympics next year are over. Hear from former Man City goalkeeper and Lioness Karen Bardsley, as well as England manager Sarina Wiegman and goalscorer Beth Mead. TOPICS 00'50 Luton 3-4 Arsenal 08'26 Mikel Arteta interview 10'06 Rob Edwards interview 11'40 Wolves 1-0 Burnley with Conor McNamara and Leon Osman 14'28 Gary O'Neil interview 16'04 Vincent Kompany interview 18'16 England miss out on the Nations League semi-finals 20'00 Beth Mead interview 23'34 Sarina Wiegman interview


Monday Night Club: Inside Newcastle & Heckingbottom out?

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club and is joined by Newcastle defender Dan Burn, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith who talk Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom’s future with BBC Radio Sheffield presenter and commentator Rob Staton. Dan gives an insight into life at Newcastle, plus the team chat defending, and how relevant are stats? TOPICS: 0:10 Intro 01:55 Paul Heckingbottom 09:50 Rob Staton 15:45 Chris Wilder? 22:22 Newcastle 23:31 Joining Newcastle 27:00 Eddie Howe style 31:11 Anthony Gordon 33:28 Defending 39:11 Stats chat


Tremendous Trent and Spurs peg back Manchester City

Ben Haines, former Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing, ex-Man City defender Nedum Onuoha and former Tottenham fullback Stephen Kelly look back on a thrilling day in the Premier League. They analyse Manchester City’s 3-3 draw with Tottenham, asking whether Pep Guardiola’s side are starting to show vulnerability and assess Ange Postecoglou’s faith in his style of play. There’s a discussion on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form after he scored twice in Liverpool’s dramatic comeback win over Fulham. And they also look at Chelsea’s eventful victory over Brighton, as well as picking out the highlights from the FA Cup 3rd Round draw. TIMECODES 01:40 Nedum’s Picks of the Week 03:50 Manchester 3-3 Tottenham 18:08 Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Fulham and Stewart Downing on Trent Alexander-Arnold 28:10 Chelsea beat Brighton 4-3 35:05 Bournemouth v Aston Villa and West Ham v Crystal Palace 38:10 FA Cup 3rd round draw 40:24 Question Time


An Anthony Gordon goal & the Toffees triumph

John Bennett is at St James’ Park alongside former Northern Ireland international Stephen Craigan and the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, to discuss Saturday’s Premier League matches. Anthony Gordon is a talking point after he scored the only goal as Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0. We’ll hear from Eddie Howe after the injury to Nick Pope, and a disappointed Erik Ten Hag. Hear from Sean Dyche after Everton got their first win since the 10-point deduction, and Mikel Arteta after Arsenal opened a four-point gap at the top of the Premier League table. The pressure is on for Paul Heckingbottom after Sheffield United were beaten 5-0 by Burnley in a battle at the bottom. Plus, the panel discuss Brentford’s 3-1 win over Luton Town. TOPICS 05.40 – Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe 12.21 – Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag 17.27 – Everton manager Sean Dyche 22.25 – Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta 24.28 – Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom 28.26 – Burnley manager Vincent Kompany 30.07 – Brentford 3-1 Luton Town


Euro 2024 draw

John Murray is joined by Chief Football Writer at the Daily Mirror John Cross, to discuss the outcome of the Euro 2024 draw. Hear from England manager Gareth Southgate after England drew Denmark, Serbia and Slovenia. John also chats to Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand who talks about his preparations to face England. Scotland manager Steve Clarke speaks to Jane Lewis after his side face a group containing the host nation Germany. Wales manager Rob Page discusses the prospects of facing a tough group if his side make it through the next stage of qualifying. TOPICS 01.59 - Scotland manager Steve Clarke 07.11 - England manager Gareth Southgate 10.01 - Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand 13.53 - Wales manager Rob Page


England keep Team GB's Olympic hopes alive

Katie Smith is joined by former England Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Arsenal and former Scotland defender Jen Beattie at Wembley as England come from 2 goals down against the Netherlands to win 3-2 in the Women’s nations league to keep Team GB’s hopes of qualifying for the Olympics alive. Georgia Stanway and Sarina Wiegman give their thoughts on England’s win and we hear from Beth Mead after she made an impact on her international return. TOPICS: 00:45 – Analysis of England 3-2 Netherlands 04:15 – Georgia Stanway interview 06:50 – Beth Mead Interview 11:05 – Sarina Wiegman interview 15:00 – Scotland v England preview 17:30 – Women’s football calendar discussion


Jacob Murphy on Paris heartache, Eddie Howe, and his San Siro smile

Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy joins Darren Fletcher and Don Hutchinson to talk about life at St James’ Park. Murphy reflects on this week’s draw for Newcastle United away to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League and what it was like to line up to the competition’s theme at the San Siro in their first group match. He talks about the impact Eddie Howe has had, what’s changed since the new owners took charge and his young teammate Lewis Miley. And we look ahead to Newcastle’s match against Manchester United and analyse what Ange Postecoglu’s Tottenham players should expect when they face Manchester City on Sunday. 01:00 How Jacob became a Newcastle fan 02:20 Newcastle’s Champions League campaign 09:15 Injuries and Rehab 18:00 What’s changed at Newcastle since the new owners took over 24:35 Eddie Howe 30:30 Jacob on his twin brother Josh 34:53 Newcastle against Manchester United 38:20 Lewis Miley 42:30 Jacob on facing Manchester City


72+: To Pakistan, via Grimsby

Aaron Paul is joined by Danny Cowley and Phil Brown to discuss Cardiff's start to the season and whether they could be this season's surprise package in the Championship. Grimsby Town midfielder Otis Khan drops by to discuss captaining Pakistan during the international break and Grimsby's new manager David Artell. They also look at Mark Bonner's departure from Cambridge United and where the shocks will be in the FA Cup 2nd round. TIMECODES 03:06 Cardiff City's positive start to the season 14:36 Otis Khan on captaining Pakistan and Grimsby's new manager 27:50 Mark Bonner's departure from Cambridge United 34:29 Preview of FA Cup Round Two


Euro Leagues: Manchester United's 'open crazy football' and PSG's 'dominant' draw

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balagué, Julien Laurens and Mina Rzouki to reflect on the week’s action in the Champions League. They reflect on Manchester United’s disappointing draw against Galatasaray. Danish football commentator Zak Egholm joins us with FC Copenhagen on the brink of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League for just the second time in their history. And should we analyse games based on performances, or results? The reaction to Newcastle’s draw with Paris Saint Germain gets heated. TOPICS: 01:55 – Reaction to Manchester United against Galatasaray 13:30 – Zak Egholm on FC Copenhagen 21:45 – Review of PSG against Newcastle 34:00 – Barcelona make the last-16 36:50 – Rodrigo Riquelme’s man of the match award 37:30 – João Mário’s frustrated hattrick


Manchester United slip & Arsenal top group

Mark Chapman presents Champions League reaction as Manchester United suffered another setback as Galatasaray came from behind to earn a 3-3 draw on a thrilling night in Istanbul. Alistair Bruce-Ball, Stephen Warnock and Andy Mitten dissect how Manchester United let their lead go twice and hear from Erik ten Hag on goalkeeper Andre Onana, whose errors allowed Galatasaray to get back into the game. Ian Dennis and Chris Sutton also join Mark to reflect on Arsenal’s 6-0 hammering of Lens with six different goalscorers which sees them finish top of the group. TOPICS: 0:10 Intro 0:35 Manchester Utd Galatasaray 06:55 Game management 12:31 Erik ten Hag on Onana 13:30 Arsenal Lens 20:05 Mikel Arteta


Newcastle draw at PSG after VAR drama

Kelly Cates presents Champions League reaction as Newcastle were denied a win at PSG after a controversial penalty was awarded to PSG in added time. Chris Waddle and John Murray dissect what would have been an impressive win for Eddie Howe’s injury-riddled squad. Elsewhere Conor McNamara watched Manchester City come from two goals down to win 3-2 at home to RB Leipzig and finish top of their group, while John Bennett drops by to chat Celtic going out after a frustrating 2-0 loss to Lazio. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Stephen Warnock are in Istanbul ahead of Galatasaray against Manchester United in Group A with Erik ten Hag confident his side can deal with the hostile atmosphere. Kelly is also joined by Maz Farookhi as we hear from the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year, goalkeeper Mary Earps, as well as Beth Mead who returns to the England squad after a year out with injury. TOPICS: 0:10 Intro 0:35 Newcastle PSG story of the match 05:45 Julien Laurens on PSG 08:30 Penalty debate 10:20 Eddie Howe 16:10 AC Milan at St James’ Park 20:45 Pep Guardiola 23:50 Celtic with John Bennett 26:25 Galatasaray Manchester United preview 31:00 Mary Earps & Beth Mead


Monday Night Club: Jacob Brown, swapping shirts and cup celebrations

Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Conor Coady and Rory Smith discuss the weekend’s biggest football stories. They’re joined by Luton Town striker Jacob Brown after he scored his first Premier League goal in Luton’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. He talks about the influence of manager Rob Edwards, positivity around the club and how he’s growing in confidence thanks to a recent run of good results. Arsenal’s defensive record is a topic of conversation, and which footballer has Chris Sutton’s shirt in their house? Plus, Buckie Thistle defender Darryl McHardy joins the pod after they drew Celtic away in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. TOPICS 0.37 – Luton Town’s Jacob Brown on scoring 3.30 – Jacob Brown on Rob Edwards 4.05 – Luton Town atmosphere and environment 10.42 – Jacob Brown on his career 15.25 – Swapping shirts 19.43 – Arsenal’s defensive record 25.47 – Declan Rice’s influence 29.38 – Saliba and Gabriel’s partnership 30.56 – Buckie Thistle and the Scottish Cup


Villa Victorious and Garnacho’s Goal

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha are joined by QPR goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and ESPN’s Mark Ogden to reflect on the weekend’s Premier League action. They reflect on Aston Villa’s win away to Tottenham Hotspur and examine the title race after Arsenal capitalised on Manchester City and Liverpool dropping points on Saturday. They discuss Alejandro Garnacho’s sensational goal for Manchester United in their win against Everton, and what goals for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will do for confidence at Old Trafford. And Fantasy 606’s Alistair Bruce-Ball gives us a run down on this week’s big performers in Fantasy Premier League. 00:50 – Memories of Terry Venables 05:07 – Nedum’s moments of the weekend 07:50 – Reaction to Spurs v Villa 20:50 – Title race discussion 25:15 – Fantasy 606’s Ali Bruce Ball on this week’s fantasy PL winners and losers 31:40 – Manchester United’s win against Everton and Garnacho’s goal