Wolves manager Mark McGhee faces a major injury crisis ahead of Saturday's play-off semi-final first leg showdown with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Richard Gough is off to join the Wizards on Thursday fervently hoping Rangers can maintain their spell over Scottish soccer.

Stuart Pearce is set to quit as Nottingham Forest manager on Thursday and hand over the reins to Dave Bassett.

Celtic 0 Kilmarnock 0
Sad Celtic's hopes of achieving an almost impossible turn-around at the top of the premier division ended in sorry failure.

Leicester 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Matt Elliott secured Leicester City's Premiership survival with a late goal to clinch victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

Dundee United 0 Rangers 1
Danish star Brian Laudrup scored a rare header at Tannadice to elevate Rangers to cloud nine at last.

Alex Ferguson toasted Manchester United's Premiership triumph - then looked forward to his next championship bid.

After months of speculation West Ham's Croat star Slaven Bilic is finally set to tell the club he is leaving.

Liverpool: Liverpool boss Roy Evans saw his title hopes ripped asunder at Selhurst Park but promised to keep his eyes on the big European prize.

Spurs: Tottenham's Darren Anderton and Ian Walker have been ruled out of the final game of the season against Coventry and also England's plans for the summer.

Manchester United: Rival bosses Roy Evans and Kenny Dalglish joined forces to concede that Manchester United were worthy winners of the FA Carling Premiership title.

Newcastle: Newcastle United are still in with a shout of finishing runners-up to Manchester United and claiming the second spot in the Champions League next season after last night's goalless draw with West Ham at Upton Park.

Chelsea: Bryan Robson is hopeful Fabrizio Ravanelli will be fit for Middlesbrough's FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea on Saturday week.

08 May - De Bilde scores twice as PSV go top again

Belgian striker Gille de Bilde scored twice to help PSV Eindhoven regain top spot in the Dutch first division when they beat Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 on Wednesday. The Eindhoven side lost first place on Sunday when Feyenoord took the lead after beating NAC Breda 2-0.

08 May - Armenia hold Ukraine in World Cup qualifier

Ukraine dropped two precious World Cup points when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Armenia in their European group nine qualifier on Wednesday. Artur Petrosyan earned the Armenians their fifth draw in six games by firing a powerful shot past goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovsky from the edge of the penalty box in the 75th minute.

08 May - Capello aims to coach for three more years

Fabio Capello, the former AC Milan manager who has said he will leave Spanish league leaders Real Madrid at the end of the season, plans to coach for three more years. "I want to do it for another three years, and then a commentator or in any other post of some club," said Capello in an interview in the Spanish daily "El Mundo" on Wednesday.

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Thursday May 08, 1997 09:48:35 GMT Daylight Time

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