Leyton Orient and Port Vale have been charged by the Football Association after an on-pitch melee on Saturday.
The 64th-minute incident was sparked when Vale defender James Gibbons reacted after Orient striker Conor Wilkinson went down in the box.
Both clubs have been charged with failing to ensure players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.
They have until 18:00 BST on 4 October 2019 to respond.
Three players were booked after around a dozen players came together, and the match ended in a 3-3 draw after Josh Wright’s stoppage-time goal for Orient.
|Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day two):|
|Surrey 248-2: Borthwick 109*, Pope 79*; Coughlin 2-39|
|Nottinghamshire: Yet to bat|
|Surrey 1 pt, Notts 0 pts|
Just 12 balls were possible on day two of Surrey’s County Championship match against Nottinghamshire as rain affected proceedings.
After rain for most of the morning and an early tea, play began at 15:45 BST with 36 overs scheduled in the day.
Surrey took a leg bye off the first over of the day from Jake Ball, then Ollie Pope scored a single off Matthew Carter to take the hosts to 248-2.
Rain then returned, forcing the sides off after less than 15 minutes’ play.
Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell earned West Ham their second successive home win against Manchester United, who lost striker Marcus Rashford through injury in the second half.
Yarmolenko opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, sending a low finish past David de Gea following patient build-up play involving Mark Noble and Felipe Anderson.
Cresswell sealed all three points for the Hammers in the second half with a superb free-kick into the top right-hand corner.
Chances were at a premium in a cagey first half at London Stadium, with Noble’s deflected effort from Pablo Fornals’ free-kick the closest either team came to a breakthrough before Yarmolenko’s strike.
Juan Mata should have levelled for the visitors two minutes into the second half but failed to hit the target after connecting well with Andreas Pereira’s low cross.
The result lifts West Ham above the Red Devils in the Premier League table, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain three points off the top four and without an away league win since February.
Rashford injury compounds Red Devils’ woes
After making nine changes for the midweek Europa League victory over Astana, Solskjaer fielded the same team that beat Leicester at Old Trafford in their last league game.
Nemanja Matic and Rashford were the sole survivors from Thursday’s win, with teenage striker Mason Greenwood – United’s match-winner against the Kazakh side – unavailable due to tonsillitis.
Rashford, who had gone five matches without a goal in open play before today, looked short on confidence throughout, failing to register a single shot before going off injured just after the hour mark.
The injury capped a deeply frustrating afternoon for Solskjaer, whose side looked lacklustre, lethargic and short of ideas in the final third.
Matic’s long-range drive, which was easily held by Lukas Fabianski, was the closest they came to a goal in a forgettable first half.
The visitors improved marginally in the second and should have restored parity when Mata got on the end of Pereira’s delivery, but the veteran midfielder somehow managed to steer the ball wide from point-blank range.
Harry Maguire also went close to bringing the visitors level before West Ham’s second goal, firing straight at Fabianski after the Hammers had failed to clear a corner.
The defeat extends Manchester United’s poor away form – their last league victory on their travels came at Crystal Palace on 27 February.
Yarmolenko stars for Hammers
Manuel Pellegrini’s side were bottom of the table after four matches this season, but Sunday’s result lifts them three points above Solskjaer’s side in the standings – a mark of their progress under the Chilean’s stewardship.
The Hammers have now kept four successive clean sheets in all competitions, while summer signing Sebastien Haller and fit-again Yarmolenko have shown considerable promise up front in recent weeks.
Yarmolenko was a constant menace, breaking the deadlock with a composed finish and registering more shots than anyone else on the pitch.
The Ukrainian nearly set up West Ham’s second midway through the second half, but Felipe Anderson – who endured a disappointing afternoon – fired straight at De Gea.
The game remained on a knife edge until the 84th minute, when Cresswell’s sublime free-kick – his first goal since April 2018 – sealed the points for the home side.
Pellegrini’s team could end the day in the top four, provided Arsenal and Chelsea drop points against Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively.
Man of the match – Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham)
Man Utd vulnerable on their travels – the stats
- After winning each of his first nine away games in all competitions as Man Utd boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to win in the following nine (D3 L6).
- West Ham have won three of their last five Premier League home games against Man Utd (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 23 home games against them in the top flight (W3 D11 L9).
- Manuel Pellegrini is the first manager to win a Premier League game against four different Manchester United managers (David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer).
- Man Utd have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away matches in all competitions, their worst run since conceding in 14 consecutive matches between April and December 2002.
- Man Utd have lost seven of their last 15 Premier League games (W4 D4 L7), as many defeats as they had recorded in their previous 40 matches in the competition (W25 D8 L7).
- Since the start of the 2011-12 season, David de Gea has conceded more Premier League goals from direct free-kicks than any other goalkeeper (12).
- Felipe Anderson has been directly involved in 15 Premier League goals for West Ham since the beginning of last season (9 goals, 6 assists) – more than any other Hammer in that period.
‘We’re just all very flat’ – what the managers said
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to BBC Sport: “It’s good to win, especially against Manchester United here at home and to keep a clean sheet. We tried to win from the beginning.
“Maybe we played too fast in the first 45 minutes, which is why we lost so many balls, but we didn’t allow them to create chances and Andriy’s goal was the key factor to open the game. It was a good goal.
“I told the players at half-time that if we defend the way we did in the first half, we were not going to concede too many opportunities.”
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking to BBC Sport: “I’m very disappointed. You’re always disappointed when you lose games. This was a game that we could have won. Going home tonight we’ll go through the game again. At the moment we’re just all very flat.
“Key moments went against us. They had some great finishes. We just didn’t have the quality when we had those big moments. In the Premier League if you don’t take them you won’t get any points. It tipped in their favour and we just have to accept that.
“I’m disappointed we didn’t win today, but apart from that I’m being very positive. I’ve said many times that there will be highs and lows. We’ve had some highs along the way, today we just have to accept we got no points and look forward to next week.”
West Ham travel to Oxford United in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, 25 September (19:45 BST) before visiting Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, 28 September (15:00 BST).
After hosting Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday (20:00 BST), Man Utd welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford in their next league game on Monday 30 September (20:00 BST).
Labour MP Harriet Harman says she will “not back down” in the race to replace John Bercow as Commons Speaker, despite objections from her local party.
Members in Camberwell and Peckham, London, voted to urge her to pull out, and hinted they could run a candidate against her at the next election.
But the ex-Labour deputy leader said her devotion to her constituency would be “unshakeable” if she became Speaker.
Mr Bercow has said he will stand down from the role by 31 October.
The House of Commons Speaker is in charge of keeping order during debates and ensuring the rules are observed.
Once an MP is elected Speaker they are expected to be impartial and can no longer take part in debates or put questions to ministers, although they can still do constituency work and hold surgery appointments.
Camberwell and Peckham Labour Party secretary Dave Lewis said: “As a party we lose a political voice in the House of Commons [if Ms Harman becomes Speaker] and as an electorate the people of Camberwell and Peckham lose a voice in the House of Commons.”
The vote urging Ms Harman to reconsider her candidacy was initially tied at 21 to 21 but a recount saw the motion passed by 26 to 22.
Responding to the vote, Ms Harman – who has been MP for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982 – said: “A confident and respected House of Commons representing every constituency in this country and holding the government to account is vital to our parliamentary democracy.
“The Speaker is at the heart of this – that’s why I’m going for it.”
She added the “overwhelming majority” of local members understood “the importance of a strong and fair Speaker and support me in this bid”.
Members also hinted they could run a candidate against Ms Harman in the next election, although Mr Lewis said he didn’t think that would be “a good idea”.
There is a tradition that parties do not stand against the Speaker. However, in September Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the Conservatives would break the convention by running against Mr Bercow in his Buckingham constituency, accusing him of ignoring “the government’s right to govern”.
As Mr Bercow announced on 9 September that he would be stepping down as an MP as well as a Speaker, the Conservatives will not now have to run against him.
And in the 2010 election, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage ran as a UKIP candidate against Mr Bercow.
Mr Bercow, who became Speaker in 2009, has faced criticism for failing to tackle allegations of bullying in the House of Commons, and from Brexiteers who questioned his impartiality on the EU.
He has also been accused of mistreating his own staff – allegations he denies.
However, he has received praise for strengthening the role of Parliament and making it easier for backbench MPs to hold the government to account.
Mr Bercow’s announcement that he would step down triggered the race to become the new Speaker.
So far eight MPs have announced their candidacy for the job: Sir Henry Bellingham, Chris Bryant, Ms Harman, Meg Hillier, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Eleanor Laing, Sir Edward Leigh and Shailesh Vara.
A new Speaker is elected through a secret ballot of all MPs.
A man accused of murdering a teenage girl who was stabbed in a park claimed to be “deeply saddened” to hear of her death but refused to help police, a court has heard.
Manuel Petrovic, 20, is one of four people jointly accused of murdering Jodie Chesney.
The 17-year-old was stabbed in the back as she sat with friends in a park in Harold Hill, east London, on 1 March.
The Old Bailey has heard she was caught up in a dispute between drug dealers.
Mr Petrovic, a second man Svenson Ong-a-kwie, 19, and two youths aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from Barking and Romford, all deny murdering Jodie.
The court heard Mr Petrovic was arrested within days of her death after his Vauxhall Corsa was linked to the scene around the time of the stabbing.
Initially, he denied involvement in Jodie’s murder and said his car had been stolen in a knifepoint robbery.
Jurors were told he later admitted to owning the Vauxhall and having a mobile phone he used for selling cannabis.
He said: “I would like to say that I have no involvement in the murder of Jodie Chesney. I am deeply saddened by her death and feel for her friends and family.”
Mr Petrovic refused to name anyone he had been with that night “due to my own safety and the safety of my family”, saying people had already gone to his house looking for him.
The court heard Mr Petrovic said he had been with a friend on 1 March who received a call from a man, who was not named, asking for a lift.
They picked up that man, who was with another person, and drove to Harold Hill so the men could “collect some weed and some money”.
In his police statement, Mr Petrovic said the two unnamed men got out at Harold Hill, leaving him and his friend in the car.
He said the men were gone for up to five minutes and “seemed calm” when they returned.
“Nothing about them made me suspicious. I did not see either of them carrying anything,” he added.
After dropping the two men off, Mr Petrovic claimed a black male had pulled a knife to his throat and snatched his car keys.
He said he heard the next day that a girl had been stabbed in Harold Hill and added he “hoped it had nothing to do with why I was in the area” with the two unnamed men.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told jurors: “You may recall Petrovic’s claim to have been ‘deeply saddened’ by Jodie’s death.
“Nonetheless, Petrovic was not willing to help the police. He continued to make no comment until the police gave up asking questions.”
Mr Aylett told jurors that police went to arrest Mr Ong-a-Kwie at a hostel where he was living and found a knife on top of a fridge in his room.
The prosecutor suggested the murder weapon itself may have been disposed of but the presence of another blade was “not without significance”.
The court heard officers continued their search for Mr Ong-a-Kwie and he was arrested at another address in Dagenham where the defendant allegedly told police: “Murder? I ain’t done a murder.”
The 17-year-old defendant was also arrested in the back garden of the house.
The trial continues.
Body scanners used to screen passengers for hidden explosives and weapons are being used for the first time at a London railway station.
A Home Office sponsored five-day trial has started at Stratford station, east London.
Portable scanners are being used to screen passengers from up to 30ft away without them having to pass through a security checkpoint.
The Home Office said the scheme was part of a “battle against knife crime”.
Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said: “No-one should feel they can walk the streets with a knife and expect to get away with it.
“We are pulling out all the stops in a battle against knife crime in London and across the country.”
The scanners, built by British firm Thruvision, reveal objects hidden inside clothing that block body heat.
Sensitive cameras capable of screening 2,000 passengers an hour will enable officers to see the size, shape and location of any blade or gun.
It does not show any intimate body parts, the Home Office said.
The station, which connects several Transport for London lines with Overground services, has an average of 110,000 passengers a day.
The trial will also look at how officers can use technology to reduce reliance on controversial stop-and-search powers.
Thruvision is already used on the Los Angeles Metro, which last year became the first mass transport system in the US to adopt it.
Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith, from British Transport Police, said: “Fortunately, knife crime on the rail network is very low.
“In support of the Home Office and other police forces, we are keen to explore how technology can assist us in tackling violent crime head on.”
Derrick Williams and Bradley Dack scored the goals as Blackburn secured victory over Millwall at Ewood Park.
Williams drove the ball home from 20 yards after there had been little to choose between the sides in the opening exchanges.
The Lions struggled to carve out chances and most of their first-half efforts were from outside the box.
Adam Armstrong almost made it two after the break, only to be denied by Bartosz Bialkowski’s reaction save, but the Millwall keeper could do nothing as Dack slid home Darragh Lenihan’s square ball to seal the points.
Both managers made two changes for their first game after the international break, with Tosin Adarabioyo and John Buckley in for Rovers, and Jayson Molumby and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson making their first Championship starts for Millwall.
Bodvarsson provided the pass for an early shot by Jed Wallace, but it was off target and the visitors fell behind when Williams found the bottom corner after receiving the ball from Greg Cunningham.
Lions boss Neil Harris sent on Matt Smith in the second half to provide a more physical presence up front and Ryan Leonard was only just too high from Bodvarsson’s lay-off.
Millwall’s hopes were ended when Dack found the net for the third time this season and, although Ben Thompson tested home keeper Christian Walton after beating two tackles, they could not find a consolation goal and are now without a win in four league games.
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day three):|
|Durham 147& 191: A Robson 64; Harris 3-43 Finn 3-49|
|Middlesex 143 & 151: S Robson 765; Carse 6-26|
|Durham (19 opts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by 44 runs|
Durham boosted their promotion chances and dented Middlesex’s hopes of a place in Division Two’s top three with a 44-run victory at Lord’s.
Pace bowler Brydon Carse took a career-best 6-26 as the home side were bowled out for 151, having been set a target of 196.
Resuming on 21-0, they lost three wickets in the first nine overs of play, including skipper Dawid Malan.
Sam Robson made 65, but Carse cleaned up the tail to seal Durham’s win.
The north-east county picked up 19 points to move into the third and final promotion place, although results in other games will decide whether they stay there, and put them 27 clear of Middlesex, who only earned three.
And they may need to win their last two games against unbeaten leaders Lancashire and Derbyshire to have a chance of returning to Division One in 2020.
Durham were soon among the wickets at start of play with Nick Gubbins and Stevie Eskinazi quickly back in the pavilion, followed by Malan, who was lbw to Ben Raine.
Robson put on 51 with Max Holden, and reached his half-century off 87 balls, only to edge Rushworth to the keeper to leave Middlesex on 107-5.
And after Carse had George Scott caught behind for 14 and bowled James Harris second ball, Durham had the match in their hands.
John Simpson made 15 before chopping a ball from the paceman into his stumps and Carse ended the game by comprehensively bowling Tim Murtagh.
Durham Coach James Franklin told BBC Newcastle:
“It’s been a huge occasion for a number of guys in our team, playing their first game at Lord’s and they have really embraced it. Ultimately they have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
“We have two big games to go now, with Northampton away on Monday first. I think the majority of the division has exciting cricket left.
We have eight big days coming but it’s what you want. You want to be in contention and it’s about who can hold their nerve and take their opportunities.”
A police officer who bought pornography at the family home of a dead child while he waited for an undertaker to arrive has been dismissed by the Met.
PC Avi Maharaj downloaded four pornographic films as he guarded the house on 11 February 2018 while the family was “being consoled elsewhere”.
Last week, the 44-year-old, of Hayes, was jailed for a year after admitting fraud by false representation.
He was dismissed without notice after being found guilty of gross misconduct.
Guessed account password
“We expect the highest standards of professional behaviour from all of our officers and staff and the actions of PC Maharaj fell far below that level,” Det Ch Supt Peter Holdcroft said.
The PC was waiting for an undertaker to take away the body of the family’s 14-year-old son, who had taken his own life, when he guessed the password to the household’s Virgin Media account and downloaded pornography worth £25.96.
He then falsified his attendance logs, claiming he had left the house in Littleton Street, Earlsfield, almost two hours earlier, to try to cover his actions, and later denied the allegations when questioned by fellow officers.
During his sentencing, Southwark Crown Court was told the family had initially thought their son had downloaded the clips before realising Maharaj was responsible.
Edmund Gritt, who represented Maharaj in court, said the defendant “expressed his wholly ashamed apologies to the family”.
Beth England’s excellent 25-yard goal to give Chelsea victory over Tottenham in their first Women’s Super League match at Stamford Bridge.
England, who made her international debut for Phil Neville’s team against Belgium last week, fired into the top left corner within four minutes.
Chelsea could have extended their lead when Guro Reiten and Drew Spence both hit the woodwork in the second half.
The hosts dominated the game in large parts in front of 24,564 fans at the men’s stadium but they were tested by the newly-promoted side.
Spurs were a threat going forward – Rachel Furness and Gemma Davison both had opportunities to equalise either side of half-time.
But it was always going to be a difficult afternoon for Tottenham and they were up against it from the off when Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson poked inches wide from an unmarked position.
There was a carnival feel throughout the match, set in place before kick-off with a DJ set from former JLS singer Marvin Humes and countless popcorn stands around Stamford Bridge.
The attendance was just over 6,000 short of the record WSL figure set at the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.