Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates and quirkiest stories throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to Lionel Messi's record seventh Ballon d'Or win as Robert Lewandowski missed out again. Plus the Premier League midweek action kicks off tonight on Prime Video and we will have you covered for those matches this evening. Not to mention that England Women take on Latvia in a World Cup qualifier this evening as well.
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Newcastle 1-1 Norwich
Leeds 1-0 Crystal Palace
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Steven Gerrard has no doubt Jack Grealish will get a warm reception from the Villa fans
The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Ray's family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace Ray, 1951-2021
We've never seen anything quite like this before but if you're doing this run up you HAVE to score!
Do you think Fernandes was hard done by in this years Ballon d'Or rankings?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly chasing Swansea City attacker Jamie Paterson who has been in fine form in the Championship this season.
Manchester City's £100million signing Jack Grealish has opened up on his move to the Premier League champions and his difficult exit from boyhood club Aston Villa.
21-year-old Hannah Hampton could make her Lionesses debut against Latvia tonight. Read below the barriers she has overcome to get to this moment in her career. A true role model and inspiration to all.
Ralf Rangnick will reportedly look to make Amadou Haidara his first signing at the club. Haidara has a release clause of just £33m.
What more could Frank Ribery have done?
Toni Kroos took to his podcast to react to last night's Ballon d'Or results, he stated that he believes that Lionel Messi was not the rightful winner.
It's early days and most the reports are speculation but Juventus could receive a penalty relegation if found guilty of breaking financial rules following the announcement that they are under investigation.
Year on year the Ballon d'Or demonstrates that its merely a competition for the most popular player that season. Cruyff was right.
France football are an absolute disgrace. At least 3 out of these 4 should have been to Munich
Five years ago today, Gareth Southgate was appointed as England's permanent manager.
Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi was awarded his seventh Ballon d'Or award last night as many people were left outraged at Robert Lewandowski missing out again.