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Villa's Bailey signs new contract
Arsenal thumped West Ham 6-0 on Sunday
Man Utd struck late to win 2-1 at Aston Villa
Hibs v Rangers in one of three all-Premiership Scottish Cup quarter-finals
Man City beat Arsenal in Women's FA Cup
Build-up to Crystal Palace v Chelsea in Premier League (20:00 GMT)
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Thanks for sending us your football humiliations – some great tales of woe in there. Here's some football stories for your reading pleasure:

That's just about it from today's football news live. We'll have live text commentary of Crystal Palace against Chelsea from Selhurst Park (kick off 20:00 GMT) this evening.
You will be able to follow that game live here from 19:00…
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)
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The Football News Show: Can Crystal Palace break their Chelsea hoodoo?
Aston Villa have just confirmed that winger Leon Bailey has signed a new contract.
Jamaica international Bailey joined the Premier League side in the summer of 2021 and has scored 16 goals in 87 appearances.
The 26-year-old has chipped in with 10 goals in all competitions this campaign, registering nine assists, to help Villa to fifth in the Premier League, while they are through to the last 16 of the Europa Conference League.
Bailey started his journey in football with KRC Genk in Belgium before joining Bayer Leverkusen.
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A 26-2 defeat in a university 4th XI game against a local colliery team. Half our players had been poached by the 2nd and 3rd XIs on the Saturday (happened every weekend), so we started with nine, most of whom had hangovers. Diabolical weather and pitch. We were 18-0 down when we scored, and their keeper completely lost it. Yes, I was in goal…
Vaughan in Surrey
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)
Chris Sutton
Former Blackburn striker

Chelsea are back on form after their FA Cup win over Aston Villa – so this is a nailed-on Crystal Palace win. Being serious, though, I'm worried about Palace, especially with Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze's ongoing injury issues, and I am making this prediction on the basis that they will both be missing.
Although Chelsea remain a very odd side, and we don't know what kind of performance we will get from them, I can see them keeping a clean sheet and they have got enough firepower to nick a goal from somewhere.
Sutton's prediction: Palace 0-1 Chelsea
Read accurately Sutton's predictions were for weekend's games here…
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)
Crystal Palace take on Chelsea this evening.
Palace midfielder Jefferson Lerma has done an interview with BBC Sport about how he is settling into life during his first season at Selhurst Park.
He talks about life in South London, how his team-mates "need to overcome the obstacles" as Roy Hodgson's side are hit with injuries.
And…Only Fools And Horses.
West Ham 0-6 Arsenal
Dion Dublin
Former England striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

It's really tough to call which way the Premier League title race will go. Manchester City are favourites even with Liverpool top at the moment. For Arsenal to get the result they did yesterday – and so emphatically – was so important for them. Arsenal also got some goals back in terms of the goal difference could be important. I think City had six goals on them and they've drawn that back. I don't think Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will want to go out on a whimper, either. It's definitely a three-horse race which is good.
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have confirmed that striker Alvaro Morata is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in Sunday's 1-0 loss at Sevilla.
Atleti said in a statement: "On Monday morning he underwent an MRI scan to determine the extent of the injury and the medical services report indicates that he suffers a bone contusion and sprain of the internal lateral ligament of his right knee.
"He is awaiting further treatment."
Morata is Atletico's leading scorer this season with 19 goals across all competitions.
He looks set to miss Atleti's trip to Inter Milan for the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on 20 February.
The Champions League last 16 begins on Tuesday with holders Manchester City away to Danish champions FC Copenhagen.
Arsenal are the only other British club in action, hoping to reach the quarter-finals of Europe's premier competition after a 14-year absence.
Elsewhere, two Englishmen are charging in the golden boot race and Harry Kane is hoping to finally break his trophy duck by firing Bayern Munich to European glory.
BBC Sport has the lowdown on all the things you need to know here…
West Ham 0-6 Arsenal
Dion Dublin
Former England striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

I have left football grounds early as a fan! I think there are legitimate reasons to leave early. If I'm a local person to the ground, it might be different. I would be happy to stay until the end then. But if you have a four or five journey, or a train to catch at a certain, then you should go with it. If you're local and it's your local team then its different.
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West Ham fan here. After yesterday's drubbing, and following on from far too many really terrible performances David Moyes should do the decent thing and announce he will not take a new contract but rather leave at the season's end. His use of subs, his lack of a tactical Plan B and this thin and old squad he has built are all nails in his West Ham coffin. If he leaves now his legacy will be secure if he stays he risks ending his career.
Kieran
Stars from all over the world have come to play in the Women's Super League – but there has been a recent influx of players from Asia who are starting to steal the show.
Investment in scouting, more women's football broadcast globally on television and greater competition in the transfer market, mean clubs have started to look further afield for talent.
The Asian market has become increasingly more attractive with several January signings adding to the WSL's quality.
South Korea's Ji So-yun, who won six league titles with Chelsea, was one of the first Asian players to make her mark in the WSL and she has since been joined by the likes of Japan's Yui Hasegawa, now at Manchester City.
And a flurry of new additions from Asia have caught the eye.
Read more here.
British record signing Mayra Ramirez scored her first goal for Chelsea as they beat second-tier Crystal Palace 1-0 to reach the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.
Ramirez, 24, flicked past Demi Lambourne to provide the game's only goal in the 81st minute.
Chelsea will find out their quarter-final opponents in Monday's draw, which takes place during The One Show on BBC One (19:00 GMT).
It is the first time since 2016-17 that no teams below the Women's Super League – England's top flight – have reached the last eight.
Manchester City knocked out Arsenal in Sunday's early kick off with Tottenham and Leicester both booking their spot in the last-eight on Saturday.
Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton are also in the hat for the next round.
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Our primary school football team playing its first game of the season in 1981, I was playing left back and being the champions of the previous year fancied ourselves again. We lost 15-1, was 12-0 at HT and this to the team who finished second bottom in the previous season.
Anon
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
Manchester City booked their place in the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals at the expense of league rivals Arsenal in a damaging week for the Gunners.
Three-time winners City remain one of the favourites to lift the trophy again thanks to Laia Aleixandri's winner – see highlights above – at Meadow Park.
City proved more ruthless in the end despite a late flurry of chances from Arsenal – including a touch from Kim Little on a corner which they believed had crossed the line but was not given as a goal.
Read the full report from the match here…
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I moved to a small village called Twyford in 1977 and went to watch the local U14 team play, the looked okay when I arrived and when i asked one of the locals the score he said they were down 36-1 but had scored a good goal!
Jason in Milton Keynes
Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Bayern Munich
It's fair to say Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane was not a happy bunny during their 3-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.
Leverkusen scored their third in injury time after Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer went up for a corner.
Sane was unable to prevent Jeremie Frimpong curling the ball into the vacant net and punched the TV camera in the net in fury immediately afterwards in anger.
You can watch that incident, and the the goals from the game, in the highlights video above.
Read the match report as Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen went five points at the top of the Bundelisga here…
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Playing for the Newport Dynamos B team, were away at Cottenham, vividly remember their striker calling out at a set piece 'come on lads, I need to get my 9th' he wasn't the only scorer, can't remember the full time score…probably for the best.
Jack from Walthamstow
My biggest football humiliation is not a scoreline but it's our pitch. I support Wealdstone FC in the National League and it's humiliating the amount of matches we have had postponed or played elsewhere. Horrible feeling.
William in Wembley
Daily mystery footballer quiz
Think you know your Premier League players? Here's a teaser this Monday lunchtime.
See if you can name this current or former footballer from the clues we give you.
Here's an additional, albeit very left-field, hint on us. The player in question had a grandfather from Malta.
Take the quiz here…
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Coming on as a sub and scoring in the semi-final of a summer football tournament, only to be benched the entire final for the manager's son still haunts me to this day. We lost 1-0 and I couldn't believe I wasn't even given a cameo.
Cam from Northumberland
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