Harry Redknapp's decision to keep faith with Peter Crouch paid off as the striker scored twice to give Tottenham their first victory in almost two months as Stoke were beaten 3-2 at White Hart Lane.
Rangers defiant in face of ban threat, Johnston certain of Ibrox exit and Old Firm could face weakened opposition next week.
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Wigan will not be calling for action after captain Gary Caldwell required emergency dental work following a clash with Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Wigan striker Conor Sammon believes the Latics can drag themselves from the foot of the Barclays Premier League table and win their fight for survival.
CHELSEA last night revealed they are taking "appropriate action" following reports that Ashley Cole accidentally shot a work placement student at the club's training ground. The News of the World claimed Cole did not know a .22 air rifle was loaded when he fired it at 21-year-old Tom Cowan.
Javier Hernandez made it a lucky 13 goals for the season as Manchester United charged four points clear of Arsenal with a clinical victory at Wigan but Latics boss Roberto Martinez claimed afterwards that Wayne Rooney should have been sent off.
Bolton booked a last-16 trip to Fulham in the FA Cup after Ivan Klasnic's strike secured victory in their fourth-round replay at DW Stadium last night.
JAMES McCarthy's future as a Republic of Ireland international has been thrown into fresh doubt by Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez, giving hope to Craig Levein that the Glasgow-born midfielder could yet play for Scotland.
Niko Kranjcar produced another spectacular strike to fire Tottenham back into the Premier League's top four with victory at Sunderland.
JAMES McCarthy faces "a very, very deep" decision over whether to switch loyalty from to Scotland, according to his manager at Wigan.
In today's Rumour Mill: Fletcher tweets his frustration with Scotland flare-up; Stewart left high and dry by Adam stalemate; Celtic blamed for Rasmussen limbo; plus the rest of the day's deadline day fall-out.
New signing Fernando Torres was not needed as Nicolas Anelka reminded Chelsea of his potency in a 4-2 win at Sunderland.
CONOR Sammon last clinched a move from Kilmarnock to Wigan Athletic on a three-and-a-half-year-contract. Kilmarnock had earlier turned down a bid of £425,000 from Derby Country for their top goalscorer, and appear to have secured a fee well in excess of £500,000 from the English Premier League club.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa ahead of tonight's relegation showdown at the DW Stadium.
STAYING with Twitter and Roberto Martinez insists he has no problem with players using the social networking site - as long as the views they express on it are not disrespectful.
Wigan 0 Newcastle 1 Ameobi 19
Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by ten-man Wigan Athletic last night as Arsene Wenger's side missed out on the chance to join the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League.
Bolton 2 Taylor (40), Elmander (86) West Brom 0
In today's Rumour Mill: Miller attracts Wigan interest; Lennon continues goalkeeper search; Charlton check out Diamond; plus the rest of the day's football news and gossip.
CAPTAIN Charlie Adam helped inspire Blackpool to an impressive win over Stoke City as the newly-promoted Premier League club continue to show form in England's top flight.