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Messi misses penalty as Barcelona lose cup derby

Oscar Melendo scored the only goal of the game with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie



Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona suffered a first defeat since August in their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Espanyol.

Messi was denied by goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 62nd minute after a foul on Sergi Roberto.

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Theo Walcott: Everton sign forward from Arsenal

Theo Walcott averages a goal roughly every four games during his time at Arsenal



Everton have completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth more than £20m on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Walcott, 28, becomes Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window following the £27m paid for striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

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Chelsea VAR controversy: Referee should have been told to watch video, says Antonio Conte



Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believed the video assistant referee (VAR) system let down his team after Willian's penalty appeal was rejected during the FA Cup win over Norwich.

The system was being trialled for the FA Cup third-round replay.

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FA Cup Report: Chelsea 1 Norwich City 1 (aet, 5-3 pens) - Hazard and Caballero seal Blues progression


Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday



Substitute Eden Hazard spared Chelsea's blushes by scoring the winning penalty in a shootout, after their FA Cup replay against Norwich City had ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Belgium forward Hazard coolly slotted home Chelsea's final penalty to earn an unassailable 5-3 lead after Willy Caballero had saved from Canaries striker Nelson Oliveira to finally end the Championship side's resistance.

Read more: FA Cup Report: Chelsea 1 Norwich City 1 (aet, 5-3 pens) - Hazard and Caballero seal Blues...

Ryan Giggs: New Wales boss says questions about commitment 'unfair'



New Wales boss Ryan Giggs says he has been unfairly criticised by fans, and a desire to reach a major tournament with the country "burns" inside him.

Giggs, 44, played 64 times for Wales between 1991 and 2007 but, despite a trophy-laden club career, did not appear at a major international finals.

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