1 Ronald Koeman Southampton crashed out of the Europa League before the competition reached the group stages after a desperately disappointing 1-0 second leg – and 2-1 aggregate – defeat to FC Midtjylland in their play-off tie.Saints, looking to return to Europe for the first time in over a decade, began brightly but will ultimately rue a series of spurned early opportunities.Morten Rasmussen struck the game’s only goal after 26 minutes to clinch victory for the Danish side, and Ronald Koeman’s charges failed to muster a clear-cut chance to equalise in an insipid second half.The result means Tottenham and Liverpool are the Premier League’s only representatives in Europe’s secondary club competition after Saints’ and West Ham’s failures in qualifying.Evenly poised at 1-1 from the first leg at St Mary’s, early signs suggested Southampton were in the mood to progress – particularly after captain Jose Fonte had a header cleared off the line.James Ward-Prowse then had an effort blocked by the dogged Midtjylland defenders, before Steve Davis shot straight at the home keeper when well placed.The hosts then struck the ultimate sucker punch halfway through the first half as Rasmussen turned Maya Yoshida and fired past Maarten Stekelenburg.The second half was a non-entity in terms of chances, but the visitors will feel aggrieved after Rasmussen appeared to handle Ward-Prowse’s free kick in the penalty area.
1 Manchester City have been dealt mixed injury news after Sergio Aguero was passed fit but captain Vincent Kompany was ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League match with West Ham.Aguero has recovered from a knee problem that meant he couldn’t start the Champions League defeat to Juventus on Tuesday, but Kompany’s calf injury suffered in that game means he will also miss next week’s Capital One Cup tie with Sunderland.Playmaker Samir Nasri will rest after suffering a knock while full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy, and midfielder Fabian Delph remain on the sidelines.Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be looking for a tenth consecutive home league win over the Hammers and hope to maintain their 100 per cent record so far this campaign.Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Demichelis, Kolarov, Maffeo, Silva, Navas, Sterling, De Bruyne, Toure, Fernandinho, Fernando, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho, Roberts.You can listen to Manchester City v West Ham exclusively live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 5.30pm BST. Vincent Kompany
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is releasing a movie this year, and the brand new trailer for his film is already proving a hit with fans around the world.So, not to be outdone, Wolfsburg and former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has also got in on the act, and released his own film to rival the Portuguese megastar.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!*DISCLAIMER: Like the chances of Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or, this trailer isn’t to be taken seriously.
Sebastien Haller 1 Manager Alex Neil rejected suggestions Norwich were closing in on a deal for Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, but confirmed advanced negotiations over the transfer of teenage defender Ben Godrey from York.The agent of highly-rated 21-year-old French striker Haller said there had been a visit to the club’s Norfolk training base earlier this week, with reports of an £6.5million fee having been agreed.However, there are other interested parties across Europe, while Neil also has other targets on his radar, including Steven Naismith from Everton.“You said his name, I am not saying his name,” Neil replied when asked directly about interest in Haller at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Bournemouth.“But yes, obviously we are trying to reinvest the money (from the sale of Lewis Grabban) and have a whole host of targets we are trying to attract to the club.“We have already done a bit of business, (Ivo) Pinto has come in, Matt Jarvis (on a permanent deal after a loan spell) as well, and Ben Godfrey is another we are trying to get across the line.”Everton boss Roberto Martinez has suggested it is now up to Naismith where he will move, with Swansea also reported to be an option.Norwich tried to sign the Scotland international in the summer.Neil said: “There was contact made through the clubs, but there is nothing to report at the moment.”The deal for Godfrey is expected to be in the region of £1million, and Neil confirmed the teenager was very much “a project” for the future.“We have made an approach and it is an advanced stages at the moment, hopefully we can get that across the line soon,” said Neil.“He is only 17, 18, but he has played first-team football for York and that in itself suggests his development is progressing really quickly.“He is a man already. His dad has history in rugby league so he is built like a man. He is a good athlete and we are hoping in the future he can blossom, introduce him into the development squad and gradually work him into the first team.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has undergone a successful operation to remove his appendix, it is understood.The German was taken ill last night and club doctor Andy Massey diagnosed appendix problems on Saturday, after which he was driven to hospital and had surgery about 1.30pm.Klopp was informed of his side’s result – a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland having squandered a two-goal lead with nine minutes remaining – after his operation at Aintree Hospital.First-team duties were undertaken by the remaining members of his backroom team, including assistant coaches Zelkjo Buvac and Peter Krawietz, first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg.Liverpool have an FA Cup fourth round replay at West Ham on Tuesday but it is not yet known how long Klopp will be unavailable for. Jurgen Klopp 1
11 You can stream West Ham United v Liverpool live in the FA Cup fourth round on talkSPORT.com, as the Hammers and Reds replay for the right to face Blackburn Rovers away in the fifth round.Take a look at our predicted Reds line up, above.Here are some stats, ahead of the game tonight.West Ham are yet to beat Liverpool in seven FA Cup meetings (drawn three, lost four), with the most recent encounter prior to the 0-0 draw at Anfield coming in the 2006 final, which the Reds won on penalties after a 3-3 draw.The Hammers have won three of their last five meetings with Liverpool, including two league victories this season – a 3-0 win at Anfield back in August and a 2-0 victory at home in January.Liverpool are yet to score in three matches in all competitions against West Ham this season (270 minutes), while the Hammers are looking to keep a fourth clean sheet against the Reds for the first time in a single campaign.West Ham have lost just one of their last 10 FA Cup games at home (won five, drawn four) – a 1-2 defeat to Arsenal in January 2010.The Reds are unbeaten in five away FA Cup games (won four, drawn one), but the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last year ended a run of three defeats away to Premier League sides in the competition.West Ham United mustered just one shot on target in the original match in this tie at Anfield. 4. Kolo Toure – see the full possible line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 53. Joao Teixeira 33. Jordon Ibe 35. Kevin Stewart 22. Simon Mignolet 11 19. Steven Caulker 11 54. Sheyi Ojo 38. Jonathan Flanagan 11 11 11 11 11 11 44. Brad Smith 11 9. Christian Benteke 11 21. Lucas Leiva
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Chelsea are now 3/1 favourites to win the FA Cup after beating Manchester City 5-1 in the fifth round on Sunday.Manchester United will bid to join the Blues in the quarter-finals on Monday night when they travel to Shrewsbury Town, and the League One side are 10/1 to pull off a shock win at New Meadow.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfasttalkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Shrewsbury v Manchester United on Monday night, kick-off 19:45
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Preliminary information indicated she died from “complications of surgery,” Lt. Fred Corral told The Associated Press. An autopsy was expected to be conducted by Wednesday, Corral said. The Kanye West Foundation referred calls to a publicist who did not immediately respond to messages for comment. Patricia Green, a consultant who has worked as a publicist for West in the past, had previously told news agencies that West died after cosmetic surgery. She backed away from those comments in later interviews with the AP, saying she was not sure of the cause because she had received conflicting information. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An autopsy was scheduled for the mother of Kanye West after preliminary information suggested she died of surgical complications, a coroner’s investigator said Monday. What kind of surgery Donda West had was not immediately clear. West had approached a plastic surgeon months ago about a procedure, but he never performed it because she did not return with a medical clearance for a pre-existing condition that concerned him, the surgeon’s publicist said Monday. West died Saturday night at age 58 at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center in Marina del Rey, where paramedics took her after she stopped breathing at her home, according to Deborah Ettinger, a hospital vice president. “We tried to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful,” Ettinger said, adding that she did not have surgery at the hospital.