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The latest FA Cup fifth round results and goal updates as Spurs battle on the Championship side

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham LIVE: FA Cup Fifth Round final scores and goal updates as Spurs battle on the Championship side - Follow live action from the FA Cup Fifth Round as Antonio Conte's side head to the Riverside Stadium (Author: Gardener)

ChampionshipPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Middlesbrough vs Tottenham LIVE: FA Cup Fifth Round results and goal updates as Spurs battle champions Middlesbrough to progress to the FA Cup Fifth Round tonight after beating Manchester United on penalties in the previous round have defeated and will look to add another Premier League scalp when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Riverside Stadium. Spurs have fluctuated wildly in recent performances after they followed an amazing 3-2 injury-time win over Manchester City with a 1-0 defeat by Burnley in the Premier League before putting Leeds aside 4-0 away swept However, Antonio Conte's men will feel confident leaving Championship Club Middlesbrough behind as they have never lost to them in this competition. However, Spurs have not reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since 2018 and are hoping for a good run in the cup this year as they have been chasing a first trophy since 2008. Boro, meanwhile, may not have the world's oldest cup competition as a priority as they are in a playoff clash and currently sit just two points adrift of the championship top six. That doesn't mean manager Chris Wilder won't assess his chances of causing another upset in the FA Cup and with home field advantage on their side they are well-equipped to give Spurs a run for their money. Follow all Middlesbrough vs Tottenham live action, team news and analysis below: 21:03, Michael Jones 51 mins: Harry Kane stands over the free kick, which is slightly to the left of the 'D' in the prime range. He tries to curve one around the wall and stick it in the far top corner but slips just as he is about to shoot and drags the ball straight into the Middlesbrough wall to the delight of Boro fans. 21:01, Michael Jones 48 minutes: Dejan Kulusevski gets the ball right in the Middlesbrough half. Jonny Howson goes with him and the two come shoulder to shoulder before Kulusevski goes down just outside the penalty area, giving Tottenham a free-kick. 20:57, Michael Jones kicks off: The home team resumes play at the Riverside. A reminder that if the game ends in a tie after 90 minutes, tonight's tie will be decided by extra time and penalties rather than a replay. 20:50 , Michael Jones Nothing to separate the teams at half time. Tottenham's Matt Doherty had the best chance of the half but failed to convert from outside the box after taking the ball around goalkeeper Joe Lumley. 20:47, Michael Jones 58 mins: Five minutes after Palace took the lead at Selhurst Park, Josh Tymon equalized for Stoke! Romaine Sawyers drives the ball into the box from the right and drills a low pass across the six yard box where Tymon taps in at the far post. 20:44 , Michael Jones 45+1 minutes: With those goals coming elsewhere, the game reached halftime at Riverside. No shots on goal here from either team. Good first half for Middlesbrough who kept Tottenham very calm. 20:43, Michael Jones 67 mins: Jack Grealish gives the visitors a second goal against Peterborough. 20:41 , Michael Jones Palace take the lead against Stoke courtesy of Cheikhou Kouyate! 20:38, Michael Jones 60 mins: Riyad Mahrez scores the first goal of the night on the hour as Manchester City take the lead over Peterborough. It's a classic Mahrez goal, cutting in from the right and rolling a left-footed shot into the bottom corner. 20:36, Michael Jones 39 min: Chance! Harry Kane gets the ball in his own half and lets the runners bomb forward on the counterattack. Joe Lumley comes flying out of the box but Doherty takes control of the ball and smashes it around the keeper. 20:33 , Michael Jones 36 min: Almost 10 minutes until half time and there was only one shot in the entire first half. 20:30, Michael Jones 33 min: Almost! Paddy McNair shoots a long ball over the top and feeds Isiah Jones behind Ben Davies on the right. He sprints towards the penalty area, but the rebound takes the ball away from him. 20:25 , Michael Jones 30 min: Every now and then the game opens up and Middlesbrough gets a chance to fly up the pitch. 20:23, Michael Jones 27 min: Almost! Dejan Kulusevski is shoved into the right side of the Middlesbrough box and weaves his way around Paddy McNair. He rolls the ball onto his left foot and appears poised to shoot, only for McNair to slide in with a perfectly timed challenge, knocking the ball away from Kulusevski without fouling the Tottenham striker. 20:21 , Michael Jones 24 min: Crystal Palace vs Stoke went into half-time without a goal. Pep Guardiola made some changes to his team at the break against Peterborough, with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte coming on for the second half. He shoots, but his attempt is blocked in the box and Tottenham work the ball away. 20:18, Michael Jones 21 mins: Eric Dier hovers a long diagonal ball down the field as Ryan Sessegnon runs in early from behind Middlesbrough right-back. He tries to bring the ball down in the penalty area but the offside flag goes up. Bear in mind there is no VAR tonight as the game is not being played at a Premier League ground. 20:15, Michael Jones 18 mins: Paddy McNair brings the ball forward from deep in the Middlesbrough half and wins a free-kick after an enthusiastic tackle from Kulusevski. Joe Lumley pumps the set piece to the other end of the field and Tottenham recapture the ball. Isiah Jones presses downfield on the right and tries to knock the ball off Ben Davies, forcing him back into the last third before conceding a free-kick. 20:12, Michael Jones 15 mins: Dael Fry, Harry Kane and Anfernee Dijksteel all jump on the same air ball as it falls in the Middlesbrough half. 20:09, Michael Jones 12 mins: Tottenham are slowly taking control of the game as they maintain possession and try to play Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski into small gaps. A ball of air comes down the left for Son but it's equalized step by step by Dijksteel and the Middlesbrough defender holds it back long enough for Joe Lumley to fly into his area and kick the ball back onto the pitch. 20:05 , Michael Jones 9 mins: Peterborough v Manchester City has reached half time with the game scoreless and there was also no goal in the game between Crystal Palace and Stoke. Back at the Riverside, Ryan Sessegnon cruises up the inner left channel. Heading into the area, he shrugs off Anfernee Dijksteel before throwing a pass at Harry Kane. However, Dael Fry squeezes in front of the Tottenham striker and works the ball clear. 20:02, Michael Jones 6 mins: Middlesbrough sends the ball to Marcus Tavernier down the left wing and he whips a teasing cross into the Tottenham box but fails to pick a team-mate and Spurs nod the ball clear. The home team started confidently, they pass the ball well and aren't afraid to get stuck in midfield. 19:58, Michael Jones 3 mins: Tottenham wins an early corner that Son Heung-min pins just before Harry Winks. He rolls a cross into the box from a more favorable angle and tries to pick out Harry Kane but Middlesbrough managed to work it off the near post. 19:56 , Michael Jones Kick-off: Dejan Kulusevski opens the game at Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough pushes the pitch up, forcing the ball down the right wing before regaining possession in midfield. 19:52 , Michael Jones As a coach, Antonio Conte has lost just one of his 11 domestic cup appearances against lower-tier opponents, winning eight and drawing two. 19:47 , Michael Jones Tottenham have not made it past the fifth round of the FA Cup since the 2017/18 season but they have reached the last four in each of the last four seasons. 19:43 Michael Jones Antonio Conte shared his thoughts with BBC Sport ahead of kick-off, saying his team was ready for tonight's game and aiming to win the competition this year. He said: We're in a good moment despite losing to Burnley, but we put in a good performance - to win against Manchester City and Leeds you have to give us the right confidence. Tonight is another competition, an important competition and an important trophy. “We are ready to play a good game. For every team it has the same meaning, it's a trophy and the difficulty at this moment to win a trophy in England, there are maybe the best teams in the world and to lift the trophy you have to beat them. "We have to become a stable team and that's why we have to approach every game in the same way, to try to get three points, to get the best result. We don't play alone, there are opponents who have the same idea.” 19:40 , Michael Jones Replays included Tottenham have never lost to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. They have won four and drawn two of the six games played between the teams. Those two ties for Spurs came from home in February 1905 and January 2020. 19:37 , Michael Jones Antonio Conte says his team will need to rely on their recent performances in tonight's FA Cup game and bring a winning mentality into play if they want to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition. He said: Our performance (at Leeds) was good but don't forget that it was the same against [Man] City and going into the Burnley game we arrived with a lot of confidence and you know very well what happened. "That's what we have to learn about this kind of situation. Yes, we have to be confident because we're in a good moment of form, but at the same time we have to fight to get to the next round. “We have to prepare seriously for this game because we want to go through. Of course we have to show great will, great will to win our tackles, win second balls and play attractive football, but at the same time play with great character, great personality, great passion.” 19:33 , Michael Jones Middlesbrough has only one thing in all competitions of their last 13 meetings with Tottenham, drawing four and losing eight. That win was a 2-1 win on the opening day of the 2008/09 Premier League season. The teams last met in the third round of the 2019-20 FA Cup, where Tottenham advanced after a replay. 19:25 , Michael Jones Each of the FA Cup fifth round matches will be played during the week to ease the congestion in matches caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As in the previous rounds, there are no replays, the games go straight to overtime and penalties if necessary. Peterborough versus Manchester City is already underway and Jack Grealish is close to scoring after storming down a keeper clearance and seeing his block bounce just wide. Crystal Palace vs Stoke starts in just under 10 minutes. Middlesbrough v Tottenham: Wilder hopes 'old clichés' will work for Boro 19:19 , Michael Jones Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is hoping some of football's oldest clichés will work in his team's favor tonight as they look to create another cause upset in the FA Cup by beating Tottenham Hotspur. All we can do is control what we're doing and I expect a fabulous performance from the team, incredibly supported by a huge, passionate support that will be right behind the players.” 19:14, Michael Jones In 24 previous FA Cup games, Tottenham's Harry Kane has netted 16 times, surpassed only by Sergio Aguero (20) since his debut in the competition in 2012. 19:07 , Michael Jones Tottenham boss Antonio Conte spoke about the difficulty of winning games in England, regardless of which tier of the football pyramid the opponent comes from. At his pre-match press conference, Conte spoke of not underestimating the Championship side tonight and judging by the looks of Tottenham's starting XI he is not. You know very well that every game in England is difficult, especially in this competition when you're away against Middlesbrough, who are having a good season in the league. "Middlesbrough are a good team. If you can win against Manchester United - not to mention Middlesbrough eliminated United from this competition and they are one of the best sides in this league - it means they have important value. Because of that it will be very important not to underestimate our opponents and the difficulty of this game.” 19:02 , Michael Jones Chris Wilder makes just one change to the Middlesbrough team who lost to Barnsley in the Championship at the weekend . Matt Crooks replaces James Lea Siliki. Antonio Conte names an unchanged Tottenham starting XI from the side that beat Leeds United 4-0 last Saturday. It's a strong line-up and Conte will want to take his side as competitively as possible this season. 18:56 , Michael Jones Your team meets @Boro tonight! 👇 pic.twitter.com/EJ1AJ3DMHm - Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 1st, 2022 Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham: Roads to fifth round 18:49 , Michael Jones Middlesbrough has already been involved in two exciting duels in the FA Cup this season. They almost squandered a two-goal advantage against Tier Two's Mansfield Town in the third round after Oliver Hawkins and Rhys Oates leveled the home side five minutes from time, but Boro was beaten by an injury-time winner before one of his own Elliott Hewitt saved goal. Chris Wilder's men dug in at Old Trafford in the fourth round. Manchester United fired 30 shots at them but managed to score just once, which wasn't enough to win the game after Matt Crooks equalized in the second half. The tie went into a shootout with Anthony Elanga missing Man Utd's eighth penalty to send Middlesbrough through. Tottenham's two FA Cup games this season both ended 3-1. They came from behind against Morecambe of League One in the third round and scored three goals in the final 15 minutes at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium after Anthony O'Connor's put the visitors ahead in the first half. Brighton gave Spurs a more even game, however. Two goals within the first 30 minutes meant Antonio Conte's men were always in control of the game and although Yves Bissouma threatened a Seagulls comeback just after the hour mark, Harry Kane only ended the game three minutes later. Elsewhere in the FA Cup 18:43 , Michael Jones While we await team news, let's take a look at what's happening elsewhere in the FA Cup. As well as Middlesbrough's game against Tottenham, there are two more games tonight. Peterborough hosts Manchester City at 19:15 before Crystal Palace play Stoke. This game starts in just under an hour at 7:30 p.m. Boro vs. Spurs is the last game to start tonight and the game at Riverside Stadium kicks off at 19:55. 18:37 , Michael Jones Middlesbrough has been in an indifferent form since knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the last round. They have played five league games with two wins, two losses and one draw. Last time out, Boro lost three goals in the space of an hour against Barnsley and failed to salvage a result despite two second-half goals from Andraz Sporar and Liam Kitching. Tottenham come into the game with a 4-0 win over Leeds in which Harry Kane once again stole the show. Spurs have lost three and won two of their five Premier League games since beating Brighton in the last round of the FA Cup and are poised for a run for Champions League spots. 18:33 , Michael Jones Matt Crooks has served a two-game suspension and should return to Middlesbrough's starting XI but Marc Bola is definitely out with a knee injury. Riley McGree missed Middlesbrough's game against Barnsley at the weekend with a tight calf and is doubtful for tonight's game but Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun is pushing for a starting spot. For Tottenham, Rodrigo Bentancur misses the game with an ankle problem, while Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga will be doubtful. Perhaps I can explain to you that behind every press conference there is a strategy, not an emotional moment. "I understood that this was the right moment, after four defeats in five games and three games won against Manchester City, to send the right message, a clear message to myself, the club and also the players."

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Middlesbrough aim to shock Tottenham while Peterborough welcomes Manchester City

Follow round five of the FA Cup weekend via our dedicated live blogs; Champion side Peterborough host Manchester City while Tottenham visit Middlesbrough; Everton welcome Boreham Wood from the National League, the lowest-ranked team in the competition (Author: Gardener)

Manchester CityMiddlesbrough manager Chris Wilder said it would be an "incredible achievement" if his side could reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Boro's reward for losing Manchester United in the fourth round is a home game against Tottenham on Tuesday, with a place in the last eight on offer. It would be another big scalp if Boro, who lost 3-2 at Barnsley on Saturday, could get past Spurs and Wilder says it will be a big question. I'm a club man, a team man and a team player," he said in his pre-match press conference, reported by the Gazette. “What would it mean for the club to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup? ? I think it would be an incredible achievement but of course, like we did when we went to Old Trafford, we understand that there are a lot of things that have to come our way and that we have to do our best to give our best possible opportunity. Having already beaten United in a televised tie at Old Trafford, their run in the competition could be a handy moneymaker for the club. "This run will definitely help us financially and I will ask the question at the end of the season like all managers do," added Wilder. "Some fans will always want their club to give their all but I think our fans are realistic about what Steve [Gibson] has done for the football club and what he will continue to do." Team News: Peterborough- Manager Grant McCann has hinted he will make changes to his squad for the home FA Cup fifth round fixture against Manchester City. McCann returned for a second term in charge of Posh last week but couldn't prevent them losing 3-0 at home to Hull on Saturday. Though he has no new injury worries after the loss, the quick turnaround means he's likely to reshuffle his pack. Second goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who regularly plays in cup games, is out with a shoulder problem. * Peterborough United and Manchester City have met just once in all competitions, a meeting that also happened in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 1981 and ended in a 1-0 win for the Citizens away. * Manchester City have won each of their last 11 FA Cup games against teams from a lower division, scoring 40 goals (and at least three times in 10 of them) and conceding just eight. * Three of Peterborough's last four FA Cup fifth round games went into a replay – 1964–65, 1974–75 and 1985–86 – with the only one not coming to a replay, a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City was in 1981. The Posh's only quarter-final appearance was in 1965. * Only Manchester United (5) have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals more times than Manchester City (4) since Pep Guardiola joined the club in 2016 -17, with round five being the earliest they have suffered under the Spaniard – losing at Wigan in 2017-18. * Ricky-Jade Jones has scored in three of his four FA Cup games for Peterborough. All of these apps were substitutes, which means that on average he scores a goal every 26 minutes in the competition (79 minutes played). * Kevin De Bruyne has assisted three FA Cup goals in his two appearances this season, with only Nathanael Ogebta (4 - all for Shrewsbury) scoring more. Since making his debut in competition for Manchester City in 2015/16, Anthony Martial (10) and Son Heung-min (11) are the only Premier League players with more FA Cup assists than the Belgian (8). Team news: Middlesbrough will welcome FA Cup hero Matt Crooks for Matchday 5 against Tottenham. Crooks scored the goal against Manchester United, who sent the fourth-round tie into extra time, with Boro winning on penalties but being suspended for two games in the league. Riley McGree missed Saturday's 3-2 loss at Barnsley by knockout and will be assessed before kick-off. None of Tottenham's injured players are fit for the long journey north. Spurs benched four academy players in Saturday's 4-0 win at Leeds. One of them was 17-year-old Dane Scarlett, who came on as a substitute in the last five minutes. "I don't give gifts to my players, even if they are 17 years old," said Conte. "I think Dane is working hard, he's a really good candidate from the academy." It was a signal for him because he deserved this opportunity to play a few minutes. * Middlesbrough have won just one of their last 13 meetings with Spurs in all competitions (D4 L8), a 2-1 win on the opening day of the 2008/09 Premier League season. That string of results includes a tie in the third round of the FA Cup in 2019–20, which ultimately ended with Spurs winning in a replay. * Including replays, Tottenham have never lost to Middlesbrough (W4 D2) in the FA Cup, despite those two draws in February 1905 and January 2020 coming away. * As a side outside the English top flight, Middlesbrough have eliminated multiple top-flight opponents in the same FA Cup campaign for the first time since 1991/92 (Man City and Sheffield Wednesday) when they eventually lost to Portsmouth after a round five replay. * Spurs have not reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since 2017/18, but have reached the last four of the competition in each of the last four seasons. However, last season they were eliminated in their last two campaigns against Norwich (2019-20) and Everton at this point. * A top-flight manager, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has lost just one of his 11 domestic cup games against sides from a lower division (W8 D2) and lost just his first such game when he was in charge of Atalanta in November 2009 - a 1-0 defeat -Loss to Lumezzane in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia. * In 24 previous FA Cup games, Tottenham's Harry Kane has netted 16 times, surpassed only by Sergio Aguero (20) since his Millwall debut in January 2012. In fact, the England captain has scored 13 goals in his last 12 appearances in the competition. Team news: Crystal Palace are once again without Nathan Ferguson with a hamstring problem while Joel Ward is struggling with a groin problem. Palace boss Patrick Vieira is expected to make changes from the side that started against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, with Cheikhou Kouyate, Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard all pushing for a place in the XI. Stoke manager Michael O'Neill could make changes to his team after Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Bournemouth in the Championship. Abdallah Sima, Mario Vrancic and Harry Souttar will miss the game through injury. * Crystal Palace have won eight of their last ten games with Stoke in all competitions (D1 N1), including seven of their last eight. * Stoke last played in the 2015/16 FA Cup fourth round against Crystal Palace, a 1-0 loss away. * Crystal Palace last reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 2018/19 and have actually come out of each of their last two fifth-round ties (also 2015/16). * Stoke have not appeared in the last eight of the FA Cup since 2011/12 when they lost to Liverpool at Anfield. They have won just two of their last 10 away games in the competition (U2 N6). * Michael Olise has both scored and assisted in his last two FA Cup games, with no player in the competition having scored more straight goals than the Crystal Palace winger (4). * Stoke's Tyrese Campbell has been involved in five goals (3 goals, 2 assists) in his five FA Cup appearances, averaging a goal or assist every 54 minutes. Reece James returned from Chelsea's Carabao Cup final penalty shoot-out defeat by Liverpool, but Thomas Tuchel will assess how the full-back has recovered after playing more minutes than he was advised due to Cesar Azpilicueta's retirement at Wembley. "He was in brilliant form but now he has a huge overload on his shoulders," said the Chelsea manager. "The recommendation was 20 minutes before the game and he ended up playing at least 70. Before the game we only had Ben Chilwell out but now we have a lot of players with physical overload. We had practice today [Tuesday] but the physios We're working with the players and we'll make the final decision tomorrow morning before we leave for Luton. We've suffered, it's the third time we've played overtime [in the Carabao Cup] so here we are. "For that Raising the team after Sunday shouldn't be too difficult as we played a strong match with our identity, commitment and a lot of quality. * Luton and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup for the second straight season, with the Blues winning 3-1 in the fourth round at Stamford Bridge last season. The sides last met this far in the competition in 1993/94 when a brace from Gavin Peacock secured a 2-0 semi-final win for Chelsea at Wembley. * Luton have won four of their last five home games against Chelsea (L1) – all in the top flight – and kept a clean sheet in every win between 1987 and most recently 1991. The Blues have won just one of their last 13 away games against the Hatters (D5 L7). * Luton, who has lost eight of his last 11 FA Cup games to top-flight sides (S1 U2), is aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since he lost to Chelsea in the semi-final stage. * Since beating Norwich on penalties in round three of 2017/18, Chelsea have won 19 of their 22 FA Cup (L3) games, more than any other side. The Blues were last eliminated so far in the competition by lower division opponents in 2007/08, a 1–0 defeat by Championship Barnsley at Oakwell in the quarter-finals. * Luton and Chelsea combined have scored 14 goals in the FA Cup this season, with each side finding seven different players for them in the competition exactly once. However, none of those 14 players were on the scoring charts in that game last season, when Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick for the Blues and Jordan Clark retired one for the Hatters. * Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored his first FA Cup goal in March 2014 in a 4-1 defeat by Arsenal while playing at Everton. Since (and including) that game, only Kelechi Iheanacho (15) has scored more goals than the Belgian (14) in the actual competition. Team news: Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup fifth round home game against West Ham. Nathan Redmond could make a return against the Hammers after missing out on Hasenhuttl's last four squads. The winger suffered a fractured ankle in training just before the 3-2 Premier League win at Tottenham in early February. It remains to be seen if West Ham's Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko, who was released after Russia invaded the country, is in any way involved. Hammers boss David Moyes said Yarmolenko, who was absent in Sunday's 1-0 win over Wolves, had been in training ahead of Wednesday's tie but stressed the club would 'not rush' the winger. * This is the third meeting of the season between Southampton and West Ham, with the Saints unbeaten in the two Premier League games between the sides (W1 U1). Before the 3-2 away win on Boxing Day, Southampton were without a win against the Hammers in eight games (D2 D6). * West Ham have never lost to Southampton in the FA Cup, winning three and drawing three of their six matches. The Hammers passed Southampton in 1919-20 (round one), 1922-23 (quarterfinals) and 1974-75 (round three). * Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven FA Cup games at St Mary's (W5, W2) but were eliminated on penalties in one of those ties. The Saints are aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1904-05 and 1905-06 in back-to-back campaigns. * West Ham are winless in nine FA Cup away games against other Premier League sides (D3 L6) but have improved twice through replays. * Nathan Redmond has been involved in more FA Cup goals than any other player at the club since joining Southampton in 2016/17 (6 goals, 2 assists). Those eight engagements have come in his last nine appearances in the competition. * Jarrod Bowen has scored in the third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup for West Ham this season - the last player to score in the first three (available) rounds of the competition for the Hammers in a season was Frank McAvennie in 1986 -87 . Team news: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will rotate against Norwich in the fifth round of the FA Cup after a grueling 120 minutes and a penalty shoot-out win at Wembley on Sunday. Six players - Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah - were on the pitch from start to finish of the Carabao Cup final and it is unlikely that most will be there while Thiago Alcantara's hamstring problems will stick with him until next week. Norwich will be without the suspended Grant Hanley on their second trip to Anfield in less than two weeks after receiving yellow cards in the last two rounds of the competition. Manager Dean Smith could also be without full-backs Brandon Williams and Max Aarons as neither has trained since the weekend after being injured. Ozan Kabak continues to struggle with shoulder problems and is likely to be out, while Andrew Omobamidele and Adam Idah are still on the long-term injury list. * Liverpool have already beaten Norwich three times in all competitions this season, twice in the Premier League and once in the League Cup - they have never beaten a side four times in a single season in the League, FA Cup and League Cup. * Liverpool and Norwich last met in the FA Cup in 1989/90 when defending champions Liverpool defeated the Canaries after a round four replay - goals from Steve Nicol, John Barnes and Peter Beardsley secured a 3-1 win. * This is only the second time under Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, also in 2019-20 - a loss to Chelsea. The Reds last reached the quarter-finals in 2014/15 before losing to Aston Villa in the semi-finals. * Norwich City have been eliminated in the fifth round of the FA Cup in four of the last five seasons they have reached that stage, but last beat Spurs in 2019-20. * Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has been involved in three goals (1 goal, 2 assists) in his last three FA Cup games, more than in his first eight in the competition (1 goal, 1 assist). * The only current Norwich player to have scored for the Canaries against Liverpool is Teemu Pukki, who scored a consolation goal on the opening day of the 2019-20 Premier League season; However, the Finnish striker is yet to score in six previous FA Cup games. * This will be Boreham Wood's first-ever competitive encounter with a top-flight side, while only one of the previous seven non-league sides have been able to meet top-flight opponents in the fifth round (since 1925-26) The FA Cup has progressed - Lincoln City beat Burnley 2016-17. * Since losing 2-1 to Swindon in the 1911/12 quarter-finals, Everton have developed in each of their last 10 FA Cup games against non-league opponents, although two of those have been replays. * Everton have advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on 11 of the last 13 occasions where they have reached the fifth round, including each of the last five. They were last eliminated at this stage of the 2010/11 competition (0-1 v Reading). * Since the formation of the Football League in 1888-89, Boreham Wood have become the 10th team in FA Cup history to play in each of the first four rounds of the competition and win every game without conceding, while becoming the first-ever non-team - League club to achieve this feat (with no byes or unfulfilled games). * Everton boss Frank Lampard has improved from 10 of his 12 FA Cup games as manager, only failing to do so with Derby in the fifth round in 2018-19 (vs Brighton) and losing with Chelsea to Arsenal in the final of the 2019-20 competition. * Of the teams remaining in the competition, only Luton and Chelsea (7 each) had more different goalscorers in this year's FA Cup than Boreham Wood (6).

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Aaron Ramsey with no 'clear' timeline for Rangers return while Gio van Bronckhorst sweats from injury

The Juventus loanee will again miss out on the trip to Perth against St Johnstone in the Premiership title race. (Author: Gardener)

Aaron RamseyBut so far, the only thing Aaron Ramsey is stoking around Ibrox is the flames of frustration. Braving the torrential rain as they crowded their Edmiston Drive doorstep late on a Dreekit deadline day, the cheering crowds of Gers supporters thought they had secured a crucial advantage over Celtic when they took the ace of Wales and Juventus landed loans on a six-month win. But frowns are everywhere now as Ramsey is now sidelined again for today's Perth trip against St Johnstone. In his first month in Scotland, the former Arsenal star has recorded just 94 minutes of action in a period that has seen Rangers complete eight games that have been crucial to their hopes both domestically and in Europe. Those were the glamorous clashes Ramsey was to influence but so far the Welshman will have sat in the stands long enough for him to qualify for MyGers points. That might come as no shock considering he has only started and finished one game since last summer's European Championships due to his well-documented muscle problems. But if Rangers support is irked by Ramsey's continued absence, then boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst reckons they should be concerned about the player himself. The Dutchman confirmed Ramsey will sit out the Saints showdown alongside Ryan Jack, Filip Helander, Steven Davis and fellow loanee Amad Diallo, saying: "I don't have a clear timeline. Hopefully he can join the team very soon. “He's already back on the pitch so hopefully we can welcome him back to the squad in the near future. “Obviously we wanted Aaron to be more involved than he is now, but what's most disappointing is Aaron himself. But that's football. “As a coach, you almost never get the ideal scenario. “You always have things that happen every week because of the circumstances. "You just have to make sure that you deal well with the situations for the players and for us as a team in general and just go forward. Hopefully Aaron and any other players who can't be there tomorrow can be on the team soon.” Helander and Jack were set to return for Aberdeen's visit on Saturday but another string of injuries is the last thing van Bronckhorst needs if he's trying to find a balanced keel for a team that has veered wildly from the sublime to the ridiculous. Seven straight league wins before the New Year were followed by some ridiculously inconsistent performances at the start of 2022. After throwing away a two-goal advantage in Sunday's draw with Motherwell, Gers are now down to three wins, four draws and so on Celtic Park have been pounding in league service since the bells rang. Were it not for his side's overwhelming triumph over Borussia Dortmund, van Bronckhorst would likely be raising serious questions about his management after allowing a six-point lead to become a three-point deficit in six weeks. Rangers parted ways with Motherwell after throwing away a two-goal lead. He said: "It's pretty clear. We're coming to the end of the season with the last 10 games and they're all important. We have to get the three points in every game. "We were very disappointed with the draw at the weekend but it's a new game, a new challenge and we need to have the three points tomorrow. "I know the club. I know the feeling of becoming manager of a big club. "Well, for me, that's what I expected. The most important thing is to be clear about which way we want to go, how we want to play. "I know I'm responsible for tactics, for choosing the starting line-up. "But I just have to be clear in my head and go the way I want to go with my team and with the club. For me that is the most important thing. That's the beauty of football too. But in the end I have to make my decisions the way I want to make them and only with my own thinking in mind." He said: "In the last few games in the league we created a lot of chances but not as many converted as we did we wanted. That's why we had the ties. This is obviously a point where we need to improve. We examine images of games. “We need to improve that area, so we're working on that. Hopefully we'll see a difference tomorrow. “We just have to keep going and after 38 games whoever is on top is the champion. “But we have 10 games left and we are here for the fight.

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Patrick Vieira will be hoping to lead Crystal Palace to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Stoke at Selhurst Park on Tuesday (Author: Gardener)

Patrick VieiraPatrick Vieira will be hoping to lead Crystal Palace to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Stoke on Tuesday at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace welcome Stoke City to Selhurst Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday They are looking to keep their Wembley dreams alive with a win over their Championship opponents. The Eagles are in a comfortable mid-table position in the Premier League and are looking to complement that with a good cup run in which they have beaten Millwall and Hartlepool United earlier this season. Their opponents are also mid-table in the Championship and with no risk of relegation and unlikely to reach the play-offs, they will be eager to continue their FA Cup run. Michael O'Neill's side have edged out lower-tier opponents in the last two rounds, easily beating Leyton Orient and Wigan Athletic to reach this stage, but now they face a much more difficult task here. Palace are coming off a 1-1 draw with Premier League contenders Burnley on Saturday, while the Potters have lost their second straight game in a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Will Crystal Palace avoid a slip here and beat Stoke to reach the Quarters? Crystal Palace are looking to secure a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Stoke. When does Crystal Palace play Stoke? Crystal Palace vs Stoke kicks off at 19:30 at Selhurst Park on Tuesday 1 March. The last time these teams met was in May 2018, when the Eagles beat their hosts 2-1 in a Premier League game. The game has not been selected to be broadcast live on TV but is available to stream via the BBC Red Button. Get £30 in FREE BETS when you bet £10 on Crystal Palace vs with Grosvenor Sport Grosvenor Sport is offering new customers £30 in FREE BETS when you bet just £10 on any football match! Join Grosvenor Sport, place a £10 bet on any football match and your account will be credited with £30 in free bets! Patrick Vieira may decide to make some changes when his side take on lower-league opponents on Tuesday night, but expect a strong squad as the Eagles look to progress. And Vieira only has two injury concerns to contend with ahead of this game as Nathan Ferguson is out with a hamstring injury and Joel Ward is recovering from a groin strain, although he could be in line for a potential return to the squad. In the 2021/22 Premier League season, 200 live games will be spread over three channels. Sky Sports retains the rights to most of these games with 128 live matches. They also own the rights to the Carabao Cup and several international games. Check out the latest Sky deals here. BT Sport holds the rights to 52 live Premier League games. Amazon's 20 live Premier League games will return in the 2022/23 season. A handful of games from the 21/22 season, which are due to take place before the New Year, will also still be broadcast. As for Stoke, they are likely to remain in this clash with a strong side too and they are bolstered by the fact that they escaped unscathed from Saturday's league defeat by Bournemouth.

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Kimberley Walsh says it's been 'tough' since Sarah Harding's death

In an interview with Sky News' Kay Burley on Wednesday, Kimberley, 40, revealed things were "really really tough" following the tragic death of her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding. (Author: Gardener)

Kimberley WalshKimberley Walsh has revealed things were "really, really tough" following the tragic death of her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding. Sadly, Sarah passed away last September aged just 39 after a battle with breast cancer. In an interview with Sky News' Kay Burley on Wednesday, Kimberley, 40, opened up about dealing with the sad loss, explaining: "Everyone has to deal with grief in their own way." After looking back at archive footage from Girls Aloud's heyday Kay, 61, asked Kimberley how she remembers Sarah these days. Kimberley then replied: "Obviously it's been a really, really tough year, tough for all of us. I think everyone has to deal with grief in their own way, it was really really hard. Her poignant words come just a month after she admitted grieving for her late friend has been a "daily challenge". Kimberley said she still deals with her grief every day and frequently checks in with Sarah's mother, Marie Hardman. She said her bandmate's death was "very hard" but added that she was grateful Sarah had the chance to meet her three young sons - Bobby, seven, Cole, five, and eight-month-old Nate. The singer told Psychology magazine: "I can't lie, [Sarah's death] has devastated us all and the grief is a daily challenge. "It's something I deal with every day and for me it's about checking in with everyone, especially Sarah's mum, and making sure they're okay too. It's going to take time and it's very, very hard.' She said her two oldest sons understand that Sarah is "with the angels" and said it was "heartbreaking" when Sarah held her youngest son Nate just months before her death in September. Sarah spent a weekend with her bandmates Kimberley, Cheryl, 38, Nadine Coyle, 36, and Nicola Roberts, 36, at Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds over the summer. Kimberley said she was grateful for the time they spent together reminiscing about and watching a documentary they made in 2006, but said it doesn't make it "easier." The previous month, Kimberley paid tribute to Sarah for the late star's 40th birthday. The singer took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message and some private throwbacks from their time together during their Girls Aloud heyday. Kimberley wrote: "Today is a very strange day. We've celebrated so many birthdays together over the years that it feels very surreal. Sarah died just 13 months after her terminal cancer diagnosis was confirmed. Her mother Marie confirmed Sarah's death and wrote on Instagram: "It is with deep sadness that I share the news today that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. "Many of you will know about Sarah's battle with cancer and that she fought so hard from her diagnosis to her last day. I would like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. If you are affected by this story, call Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus in the Super Bowl commercial

BMW delivered a star-studded Game Day ad. (Author: Gardener)

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger made an impressive return to the Super Bowl. Five years after starring in a Mobile Strike commercial during Super Bowl LI, the 74-year-old "Terminator" star was "back," but in an even bigger way. As the Greek god Zeus, Schwarzenegger sported a full beard and helped plug in BMW's upcoming electric car during the big game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. Alongside Schwarzenegger, Oscar-nominated star Salma Hayek Pinault played Hera, also known as the wife of Zeus, in the BMW commercial. Use the BMX ix to help the retired god "get his spark back." Zeus and Hera even jam to Eddy Grant's 1982 song "Electric Avenue" as they take off in their new craft. Before the release of the BMW ad, Schwarzenegger posted a teaser on his Instagram. In the photo, shared on his social media page, the former California governor was dressed up as a Zeus character for a movie poster. "Coming full circle from Hercules to Zeus," wrote one follower in the comments section. According to IMDb, Schwarzenegger's first big screen role was in the 1970 fantasy comedy Hercules in New York. Hercules is the son of Zeus, so the new character does indeed come full circle for the actor. In a teaser posted 10 days before matchday, BMW teased that "something electric is brewing" - and that the power came from a Greek god. A teaser shared on social media showed Schwarzenegger dressed as Zeus waiting in a coffee shop to be served his macchiato. Or do the "Zoice," as the barista (played by "Stranger Things" actor Matty Cardarople) mistakenly called him in the clip. When an electrified Schwarzenegger corrected him to tell him it's pronounced "Zeus," the enlightened barista said, "A bit like the Greek god of lightning?" glanced at. Hayek Pinault also teased the ad ahead of the Super Bowl. In a post on her Instagram page, the star gave fans a first glimpse of her Hera character when she confirmed she won't be starring in a Zeus and Hera movie starring Schwarzenegger, but in a Gameday promotion instead. “I am delighted that my first @BMWUSA ad is for their first-ever electric iX. Check it out 2/13/22,” Hayek Pinault captioned the photo. Like Schwarzenegger, Hayek Pinault has experience playing a character from Greek mythology. Screenrant noted that she played Ajak, a character based on the Greek hero named Ajax, in the 2021 film Eternals. READ MORE: WATCH: The Wayne's World Uber Eats Super Bowl Commercial for 2021

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Taj Mahal snow sculpture in Gulmarg enchants internet users

In dim light, the replica of one of the wonders of the world stands out. (Author: Gardener)

Taj MahalMeanwhile, a snow sculpture recreating the Taj Mahal has emerged as the talk of the town in Gulmarg. The photos were shared by Grand Mumtaz Hotels and Resorts. "Experience the Snow Palace at Grand Mumtaz Gulmarg," reads the tweet's caption. General Manager Satyajeet Gopal said this snow sculpture was made in about 100 hours (17 days). A snow sculpture of the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world) is the latest attraction for tourists in #Jammu and #Kashmir's #Gulmarg after the Igloo Cafe opened here, which also attracted a lot of attention. #tuesdayvibe pic.twitter.com/Oyw4KkZcFb #WahTaj: Tourists and locals alike enjoy the Taj Mahal's snow sculpture created by a private hotel in Gulmarg. pic.twitter.com/p2WQNhC9MS A snow sculpture of the Taj Mahal created by Grand Mumtaz Resorts in the resort town of Gulmarg has become the main attraction for hundreds of tourists visiting #Gulmarg. pic.twitter.com/y7JoiC816O A video shared by Reuters on Twitter showed the sculpture amid the snow-covered region. A snow sculpture of Taj Mahal attracts tourists to Jammu and Kashmir region pic.twitter.com/z2ypy4GY5n People like it very much," Satyajeet Gopal, general manager of Grand Mumtaz Hotel, was quoted as saying by ANI news agency in a tweet J&K: A Snow Sculpture of the Taj Mahal has become an attraction for tourists visiting Gulmarg “It took us 17 days to build it. People like it a lot,” said Satyajeet Gopal, GM, Grand Mumtaz Hotel pic.twitter.com/divqtR4fgC Gulmarg, known for its skiing, has attracted more tourists after the snow sculpture was built. “We felt very good afterwards to see this snow sculpture of the Taj Mahal here. It's very different and it's nice to see that they built a Taj Mahal in Gulmarg," Rashmi, a tourist who first traveled to Gulmarg just to see the sculpture, was quoted by Reuters as saying the highest railway bridge in the world World being built across a deep gorge of the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir had impressed netizens. The progress of the arch bridge, which was started in 2002, was shared by Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw to become the world's tallest Chenab arch bridge across the clouds,” Vaishnaw tweeted about the structure, which can withstand winds in excess of 160 mph.

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Ukrainians want to stay close to their home country, claims Raab amid British visa criticism

Deputy PM says those leaving 'want to be as close to their home country as possible' (Author: Gardener)

UkrainiansThe UK's deputy prime minister has suggested Ukrainians would prefer to flee to countries closer to home amid criticism that UK support for refugees is "heartless" and pressure to seek more aid from to offer to conservative MPs. According to plans unveiled on Sunday evening, Ukrainian nationals who have settled in the UK will be able to bring their "immediate family members" to join them, which only applies to spouses, unmarried partners of at least two years of age, parents or their children, if any, under 18 years or adult relatives caring at the same time. In contrast, the European Union is preparing to grant all Ukrainians fleeing the war the right to stay and work in the 27-nation bloc for up to three years, senior officials said on Monday. Asked why the UK is not going along with the EU's offer, Raab told Sky News: "In terms of Europeans, they are of course closer to Ukraine and as Ukraine's ambassador to the UK said over the weekend, that will often be the case … most Ukrainians will want to stay in Ukraine, but when they leave they want to be as close as possible to their homeland so that they can return in the future.” Raab said the British program would allow up to 100,000 Ukrainians to come, adding: "I think that's the right approach." Speaking in Poland on Tuesday morning, Boris Johnson told his Polish counterpart he would work with the country to take in refugees, but gave no further details on whether he would ready to offer a more comprehensive resettlement programme. "We are clearly ready to host Ukrainian refugees in our own country and are cooperating with you in significant numbers, as we always have and always will," the prime minister said. On Monday, the Prime Minister received a letter from members of the conservatives group One Nation, led by former Home Office Secretary Damian Green, criticizing the UK's response, and also from former ministers Jeremy Hunt, Caroline Nokes and Sir Robert Buckland was signed. “We need sincere and immediate support for the Ukrainian people. The UK must not laze or fail, our message must be clear: Ukrainian war victims seeking refuge are welcome,” the letter reads. Labour's shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper also said the Government must do more to help Ukrainians flee the war and return to Britain to join friends and family. They're trying to carry on with a version of business as usual, with a version where people are encouraged to apply for traditional work visas or traditional visitor visas or traditional family visas, which are still tightly drawn. "We have to be quick and flexible -- other countries have done that in different ways, and so can we, which we've always done in the past, and I think that's what people across the country want." Cooper added that Despite weeks of warnings of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis, the Interior Ministry “simply made no preparations”. He told Sky News: "We know that Putin will respond to this, or we fear that he will respond with even more barbaric tactics, so we must be prepared that this could go a long way." The former foreign minister added He added: “This is becoming a far, far more dangerous mishap for Putin than I think he realised, and it is having a demoralizing effect on the Russian armed forces and having the effect of steeling the will of the Ukrainian people.

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Stunned TV presenter in Ukraine confronts Dominic Raab with refugees amid sirens

Mark Austin asked the Deputy Prime Minister: 'Why aren't we doing more?' while an air raid siren blared behind him in Kyiv - but Dominic Raab said: 'I can't comment on every potential hypothetical case' (Author: Gardener)

Dominic RaabMark Austin asked the deputy prime minister: "Why aren't we doing more?" while an air raid siren blared behind him in Kyiv - but Dominic Raab said: "I can't comment on every possible hypothetical case." him. Sky News' Mark Austin told Dominic Raab: "Why aren't we doing more?" when he asked if a 75-year-old woman in a Kiev basement could get to the UK. As the warning of a Russian strike in the capital sounded in the background, Mr Raab replied: “I cannot comment on every potential hypothetical case. “Of course we understand the difficulties of the practical situation on site. "We will work with all our international partners and the United Nations to try to resolve this and ensure we continue this tradition of providing a safe haven for those fleeing persecution." Mr Raab, his family fleeing the Holocaust insisted he understands the urgency of the situation as "himself the son of a refugee". Sky News' Mark Austin told Dominic Raab: "Why aren't we doing more?" Boris Johnson will travel to Poland and Estonia for crisis talks today as calls mount for him to do more to open Britain's borders to more refugees . He is upset after so far only waiving visas for the closest Ukrainian family members of people already living in the UK. Home Secretary Priti Patel said last night she would announce "further changes" "in the coming days". Around 100,000 are eligible for the UK's current bid - but the EU plans to give fleeing Ukrainians the right to stay and work for up to three years. And the total of 100,000 is believed to be the total number of potentially eligible close family members in Ukraine - no estimate of how many will actually come. Ms Patel told ITV: "We're absolutely working on it because we just don't know what tomorrow will bring. "You know, this is a very difficult time in Ukraine, we see harrowing scenes, there are people who are leaving. "But clearly beside the point, I have to stress that we are working with the Ukrainian government because, first and foremost, you know that people want to stay in the region." But shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper told the BBC: "Trying at the moment the Home Office is just trying to tweak the existing system.” They are trying to carry on with a version of business as usual, with a version of asking people to apply for traditional work visas or traditional visitor visas or traditional family visas, which are still tight . It comes after reports that a vacuum bomb was used in Ukraine after concerns grew among Western officials that the weapons could be used. People fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine look out from a bus at a makeshift camp in Przemysl, Poland this morning. Britain's UN Ambassador Dame Barbara Woodward has warned Ukraine is on the brink of a "humanitarian catastrophe". Shortly before noon, Secretary of State Liz Truss will say in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Putin has "blood on his hands". Putin indiscriminately murders Ukrainians. Secretary of State Liz Truss will say in an address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Putin has "blood on his hands". The TV presenter told the Deputy Prime Minister: "A 75-year-old woman who now lives in a basement in the capital here and whose son lives in London. "Can she go with him?" Current rules suggest that a pensioner cannot join their adult child living in the UK unless the child is caring for them or a similar situation. Mr Raab replied: "The Home Secretary has set out the plans for a bespoke humanitarian program for Ukraine that will allow up to 100,000 people to come here, the relatives of British nationals in the UK, the relatives of Ukrainians living in that country. As the air raid siren wailed, Mr. Austin said, "The siren is going off right here. A woman fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine hugs a child at a makeshift camp in Przemysl, Poland "How does the 75-year-old woman, living with sirens screaming and living in a basement, get to her son who died in... London lives? "I don't see how she can get to her son in London under the current system." Mr Austin pointed out that the EU will say that any Ukrainian can be admitted for up to three years, adding: "Why don't we anymore? "My point about the 75-year-old woman is genuine." Mr Raab replied: "Yes, but I cannot comment on every potential hypothetical case. Mark Austin asked: "How does the 75-year-old woman who lives in a basement with loud sirens come to terms with her son who lives in London?" practical situation on the ground." "That is common to most conflict zones... we will work with all our international partners and the UN to try to resolve this and make sure we continue this tradition of giving those fleeing persecution to provide a safe haven.” In Poland, Boris Johnson will meet Prime Minister Morawiecki before meeting NATO Secretary General and British troops in Estonia. Dominic Raab warned Vladimir Putin he could respond with "even more barbaric tactics" and "we must be prepared that this could go a long way". He didn't rule out supplying Ukraine with fighter jets to defend against Russia, telling LBC: "We made it clear that we did training, we provided anti-tank weapons and all I would say is But he continued to rule out Britain enforcing a no-fly zone to help Ukraine's resistance to the Russian invasion. He told BBC Radio 4's Today program: "I agree with the analysis to when I put British forces in the position where they would have to shoot down Russian planes directly...both in terms of feeding (Vladimir) Putin's narrative, and in terms of the perspective of distinguishing between what we are for a NATO ally, and we want to support Ukraine, which is a close partner, but we will not engage directly in military operations participate against Russian forces.

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Boris Johnson says Britain could take in 200,000 Ukrainian refugees

Latest updates: The British Prime Minister also says he is "more convinced than ever" that Putin will fail at the meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw (Author: Gardener)

Boris JohnsonPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. British politics live: Boris Johnson says Britain could take in 200,000 Ukrainian refugees Latest updates: The British PM also says he is "more convinced than ever" Putin will fail at meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw. Q: You say Putin must fail. How much financial damage will the people of Britain face? Johnson says Putin is a father too. He says no one can understand why he unleashed this conflict. But he fears that Putin will "double the violence," he says. Johnson ignores the first two questions. According to Sky's Kate McCann, Boris Johnson's suggestion that the UK will admit 200,000 Ukrainians (after Priti Patel put the figure at 100,000 yesterday) means the eligibility criteria will be widened. Understand that PM's reference to increasing the number of Ukrainians who are allowed to join relatives in the UK means that the eligibility criteria will be relaxed from spouses/children under 18 to grandparents, siblings and adult children. Means another 100,000 people are now eligible - Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) March 1, 2022 Johnson defends no-fly zone exclusion as Ukrainian journalist slams him over West's failure to do more Q: Ukrainians are taking shelter underground . How to protect them without a no-fly zone? You don't come to Ukraine because you are at risk there. But the people of Ukraine are at risk. It's more of a speech than a question, and it's also a very moving one. Towards the end, the journalist sounded close to tears. Johnson thanks the journalist for her question. He says if Britain imposed a no-fly zone it would lead to a direct battle with Russia. The consequences would be very difficult to control, he says. He defends the UK's record, saying it was the first European country to offer military support to Ukraine. He says Putin is doomed. He says it would be wrong to think Britain can fix this by military means. He says this will lead to a reassessment of the way Europe is kept safe. The attack on Ukraine has "major security implications," he says. He says Ukraine is gaining sympathy and international support around the world. He says this will result in Putin losing, but he accepts it may take time. Finally, he thanks the questioner again for sharing her experience. Johnson says sanctions could go further. Johnson says Britain could take 200,000 Ukrainians Boris Johnson has just finished his speech in Poland (I'll post the highlights shortly). Now he's asking himself questions. Q: Should the Russian attacks on civilians be labeled a war crime? Johnson says Putin is already using barbaric weapons. He says he's seen reports of cluster bombs and thermobaric bombs. They need to be checked, he says. But he says Russians need to understand that people collect evidence. He says people using illegal weapons against civilians could be "put before the bar of history and/or rather before the International Criminal Court." Q: Shouldn't the UK go much further in taking in refugees? Johnson says Britain has always had a tradition of taking people out of war zones. He says the rules have changed. That could lead to Britain absorbing 200,000 people, maybe more. And the UK is providing humanitarian aid, he says. He recalls how Britain took in large numbers of people leaving Hong Kong during his tenure as Prime Minister. Johnson says Britain is ready to take in refugees from Ukraine "in significant numbers". And here are the key points from Boris Johnson's press conference in Poland. He and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki approached reporters but did not answer questions. Johnson said Britain is ready to take in refugees from Ukraine "in significant numbers". After praising the Poles for "taking in people who are fleeing Ukraine in fear for their lives," Johnson said: "We in Britain stand ready to help you. As you know, humanitarian supplies are already arriving. And we are clearly ready to host Ukrainian refugees in our own country, working with you in significant numbers, as we always have and always will. It was not clear whether Johnson was referring to a government plan to further ease current restrictions on Ukrainians wishing to come to the UK, or whether he was merely referring to the relatively minor policy changes that were announced (amid some confusion) positively rated Sunday night. Yesterday Priti Patel, the home secretary, claimed that these changes would allow 100,000 additional Ukrainians to come to the UK. Johnson said Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, used "barbaric and indiscriminate tactics against innocent civilians" in Ukraine. He said: "It is clear that Vladimir Putin is ready to use barbaric and indiscriminate tactics against innocent civilians, bombing high-rise buildings, sending rockets into high-rise buildings, killing children, as we are seeing in increasing numbers. Johnson said Putin underestimated the opposition he would face, both within Ukraine and internationally. He said: In this fierce war, now in its sixth day, [Putin] has fatally underestimated two things. The first is the passionate desire of the Ukrainian people to defend and protect their own country, their belief in their sovereign right to defend themselves. I think he not only inspired and mobilized his own people, he inspires and mobilizes the world in outrage about what is happening in Ukraine. And I think that Vladimir Putin also underestimated the unity and determination of the West and the rest of the world. * Johnson said he was "more convinced than ever" that Putin would fail. He said: In one way or another, I am more convinced than ever that Putin will fail – and I believe Putin must fail – in the course of this heinous conflict and that we will succeed in protecting a sovereign, independent and democratic Ukraine and to preserve . Boris Johnson addresses the press with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw. Raab warns Russian commanders they risk jail if they commit war crimes in Ukraine Good morning. The Defense Ministry has released its latest update on the fighting in Ukraine and says the Russian advance on Kyiv has made little progress. Latest intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/1Ynzlps2dY – Ministry of Defense 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) March 1, 2022 But as we report in our live blog on the Ukraine crisis, a huge Russian convoy is on its way to the capital. Dominic Raab, the justice minister and deputy prime minister, was on interview duty for the government this morning and (fittingly for a former human rights lawyer) warned Russian military commanders that if they were responsible for war crimes (as has been claimed), they would face the after the war ended International Criminal Court would be indicted. He told Times Radio: The prosecutor at the ICC in The Hague has already said he is looking into it. Therefore, the seed of doubt must be planted, not only in Putin's mind, but in anyone who follows these reckless orders and engages in these reckless attacks on civilians, that he could end up in the dock of a court and spend the rest of his life in theirs days behind bars. I will be posting more of his interviews shortly. 2:00 p.m.: Michael Gove, the ascending secretary, gives a testimony on constitutional affairs before the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. 2.30pm: George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, gives a testimony on post-Brexit food controls before the Environment Committee of the House of Commons. Boris Johnson is also visiting Poland today, where he will deliver a speech and hold a meeting with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki this morning. He will then fly to Estonia, where he will meet Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and President Alar Karis and, together with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, visit British troops. If you have a direct question, add "Andrew" somewhere and I'll be more likely to find it. I try to answer questions, and if they're of general interest I'll post the question and answer above the line (ATL), although I can't promise to do this for everyone. If you want to get my attention quickly, it's probably better to use Twitter. Putinism breeds at the heart of the Republican Party

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