Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez plays for 87 minutes for Newcastle in an Under-21s cup game after overcoming cancer.
England's friendly with France is postponed after they were drawn in the same group for the Fifa Women's World Cup.
Striker Darren Bent says he would be happy to stay at Brighton if there is no prospect of starting for parent club Aston Villa.
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.
Steven Taylor says Newcastle only have themselves to blame for Adam Johnson’s 90th-minute winner for Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday.
Hull City recall winger Tom Ince and defender Maynor Figueroa from their loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Wigan respectively.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.
Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.
A Yeovil fan waits a "mad" 17 hours overnight to ensure he got tickets to their FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United.