The FA is to inform WSL clubs on Wednesday as to whether their applications for a licence for 2018-19 were successful.
Anthony Kay scores the ‘goal of his life’ for Port Vale in their 3-2 FA Cup defeat by Yeovil.
Today’s rumours have a spreadsheet
Chelsea are, according to Antonio Conte, very tired and need some help. They did not show it at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night but perhaps Conte just meant they required something to set tongues wagging on the long schlep home. In which case, the chatter at the back of the bus would have been thus: the champions-for-not-much-longer have entered the race for our old friend from the summer, Thomas Lemar. It appears Monaco will have to part with one of their few remaining stars of last season sooner rather than later; the question is whether they can fend off the longer-term interests of Arsenal and Liverpool, who will almost certainly be back in.
It being almost January, though, there are irons smouldering away in roaring fires. Chelsea’s pursuit of a wide man has also taken in the Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, with an opening bid apparently being rejected. Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona are others keeping their eyes on the situation.
Chelsea eye Monaco forward, West Ham target Arsenal midfielder, Juventus defender may favour Chelsea over Red Devils, plus more.
Borussia Dortmund secure their first Bundesliga victory since September with a 2-0 win at Mainz.
Kris Boyd equalises just after avoiding a second yellow card as Kilmarnock come from two down to draw with Ross County.
Pep Guardiola says he apologises if Man City’s celebrations offended Man United as a whole, but not if only Jose Mourinho was upset.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho criticises the media for not asking enough questions about Bournemouth in the pre-match news conference.
Hearts return to the top six following a second home win of the season as Isma Goncalves and Christophe Berra score to defeat Dundee.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche says “it’s important the fans have dreams” following their 1-0 victory over Stoke which sees the Clarets move into fourth place in the Premier League.