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Matthew Henry and Alan Jewell

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  1. Goodbye

    That's all folks.

    Thanks for joining us for another edition of Sportsday.

    Wales are celebrating the return of their Olympic and Paralympic heroes tonight and you'll be able follow the homecoming on our website from 18:00.

    Also, don't forget to stay up to date with tonight's Europa League matches with Southampton and Manchester United in action.

    Our live page will start at 17:30.


  2. Everton v Crystal Palace preview

    Everton v Crystal Palace (Friday, 20:00 BST)

    Ian Kennedy

    Sports editor BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Ronald Koeman

    Something of a test for Ronald Koeman’s Everton tomorrow night – that great start to the season dented by two successive defeats.

    That said, the Blues can still go second in the table ahead of the weekend games, and psychologically that can give everyone quite a lift. 

    Palace have put some good results together in recent weeks AND they haven't lost on their last three visits to Goodison Park, so it’ll be a good contest.

    Fascinating to see how well Christian Benteke has settled into life at Selhurst Park – and that late, late comeback at Sunderland last week speaks volumes for their character and confidence.

    Romelu Lukaku is set to start – and his recent hat-trick against the same opposition will be fresh in his memory - so maybe a tale of two strikers?

  3. Spurs youngster signs new contract


    Carmeron Carter Vickers

    Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract with the club.

    The highly rated 18-year-old made his Spurs debut earlier this season in the EFL Cup against Gillingham.

  4. Get Involved


    Tom: Saints 2 down v NUFC. Madison got one back. Fans pouring out. LeTiss screamer, right footed, edge of area, top corner. 2-2

    John Harding: Leaving early: Charlton-Huddersfield 1957. Man next to me left in disgust when Charlton losing 5-1. Finished up winning 7-6.

    After a Newcastle fan left before his side's thrilling comeback last night (see 14:25), we asked if you had every missed the action after leaving early.

    I'm not sure anyone can beat this from John.

  5. The Liverpool accent: From Rooney to Carragher

    Want to hear impressionist Darren Farley's take on how to sounds like three of Liverpool's most famous footballing sons?

    He was on 5 live Breakfast this morning taking listeners on a journey through the various types of Liverpool accent, if you missed it take a listen below.

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    Video caption: Impressionist shows various types of accent using famous footballers.
  6. Gibson in line for England call-up?

    Latest gossip

    Ben Gibson

    Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson's hopes of an England call up have been boosted by Gareth Southgate's appointment as interim England manager, according to the Northern Echo.

    They say that Southgate, a former manager and player at Gibson's current club, is a long standing admirer of the 23-year-old.

    Southgate awarded Gibson his Under-21 debut in 2015 and is due to pick his England squad on Sunday for the World Cup qualifier against Malta. 

  7. Saints in Europa League action

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    Claude Puel

    Southampton are in Israel tonight as they face Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League.

    The Saints are looking to extend their impressive four-game winning run but they have won only one of their last six European away matches.

    Hapoel on the other hand have won all five of their matches at home this season and beat Inter Milan in Italy in their opening Group K game.

    Jose Fonte, Ryan Bertrand, Steven Davis and Charlie Austin have not travelled with Claude Puel's side for the match.   

    We'll have live text commentary from 17:30.

  8. Coleman not interested in England job


    Chris Coleman

    Here is more from Wales manager Chris Coleman who was speaking earlier and was asked about the vacant England job.

    "I'm really disappointed for Sam. I was with him last week at a coaches' conference in Paris and I know he will be absolutely devastated," Coleman said.

    "I've known Sam for a long time and I know how much he wanted the job and how proud he was to get it. So I'm gutted for him that he has lost it through events off the pitch rather than on it.

    "He has made a mistake and admitted that. It's a shame that someone of his experience let their guard down for five minutes and lost their job over it."

    However, Coleman made clear he has no desires to succeed Allardyce, answering unequivocally when asked if he would be interested in the position.

    "My answer would a big fat no," he said.

  9. 'No issue with third-party ownership'


    BBC Radio 5 live

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    Video caption: Simon Jordan talks about why he has no issue with third-party ownership.

    Former chairman and owner of Crystal Palace Simon Jordan has told BBC 5 live he doesn't see an issue with third party ownership of players.

    The practice of a player giving up some of their economic rights to a third party was compared to modern-day slavery when it was banned by FIFA in 2015.

    But speaking on 5 live Daily, Jordan, who was owner at Selhurst Park till 2010, said: "If a player wants to sign away an element of his economic rights to a third party, I really don't see the issue with it."

  10. Yacob signs new deal at West Brom


    Claudio Yacob has signed a contract extension at West Brom.

    The midfielder's contract was due to run out at the end of this season but the new deal will keep him at the Hawthorns until at least the summer of 2018.

    "It wasn't a difficult decision because everyone working at the Club, the fans and the players have all made me feel very comfortable since I've been here," he said.

  11. Post update

    Mertesacker is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

  12. Happy birthday to you...

    Gareth Davies (rugby union). The former Wales captain and fly-half, turns 61.

    Lord Sebastian Coe (athletics). The Olympic 1,500 metres champion in 1980 and 1984, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee and currently president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, is 60.

    Andriy Shevchenko (football). The former Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea, AC Milan and Ukraine striker, turns 40 today.

    Amy Williams (skeleton). The gold medallist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver is celebrating her 34th birthday.

    Per Mertesacker (football). The Germany and Arsenal defender, is 32 today.

    Sebastian Coe
  13. Send in your questions to our Ryder Cup team

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    Our BBC Radio 5 live sport team, including golf coach David Leadbetter, are live at the range at the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine. 

    Send in your questions. 

  14. Get Involved - when sporting insults backfired


    Tom Dodd: Before playing Tiger Woods in 2006 Stephen Ames claimed 'anything could happen based on where he's hitting it'. Woods won 9&8.

    Richard Mark Bradley: Brentford keeper David Button called Boro "a bitty side, only score from set-pieces." Beat them 3-0, all goals from open play.

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  15. Post update

    Man United v Zorya Luhansk (20:05 BST)

  16. Man United team news

    Man United v Zorya Luhansk (20:05 BST)

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zorya Luhansk manager Yuriy Vernydub said yesterday facing Manchester United in the Europa League will be "frightening," so who knows how he is feeling just over four hours before kick off.

    Jose Mourinho confirmed Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start the match against the side currently second in the Ukrainian Premier League.

    Wayne Rooney was set to start but the United boss revealed the forward missed training with a back injury earlier this week and is undecided whether to play his captain.

    Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out, while Luke Shaw is doubtful after being sent home from training on Wednesday because of illness.

    You'll be able follow our live text commentary on the website later.

  17. Whitlock wants your Unsung Heroes


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    Video caption: Max Whitlock won two gold medals and a bronze at the Rio Olympics

    Make sure you get your nominations in for your local Unsung Hero before the deadline of 23 October!

    Find out how to here.

  18. Origi Liverpool's only doubt



    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says forward Divock Origi is his only injury concern heading into Saturday's game clash with Swansea City, though he could yet be fit for the trip to the Liberty Stadium.

    Origi, 21, sustained a kick to his foot during training this week.

    "He got a little knock on his foot and we had to do a few more assessments, but in the end it is nothing major," said Klopp.

  19. Macheda on trial at Watford



    Premier League side Watford have taken former Manchester United and Cardiff City striker Federico Macheda on trial.

    The 25-year-old scored a penalty in the Hornets' Under-23 game against Hull on Wednesday.

  20. Stoke sign teenage defender


    This one has reportedly been held up by Uefa red tape but 17-year-old defender Harry Souttar has joined Stoke City from Dundee United.

    The centre-back joins on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be £200,000.

    He has made three first-team appearances in Scotland.