International News - Issue 183

Wayne Rooney has admitted he was at fault following a bad tackle on Jordon Mutch in Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Cardiff City. The striker received a yellow card from referee Neil Swarbrick after kicking out at midfielder Mutch in the early stages of Sunday's game at the Cardiff City Stadium. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Former Manchester United stalwart Bill Foulkes has died at the age of 81. The central defender, who survived the 1958 Munich disaster, collected four League Championship medals, while also enjoying victories in two Wembley finals - the FA Cup of 1963 and the European Cup five years later. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Jose Mourinho is keen for Chelsea to book their spot in the knock-out stages of the Champions League by beating Basel in Switzerland on Tuesday. The Blues boss is aware of his club's hectic fixture list during December and would like to have Group E all wrapped up before they entertain Steaua Bucharest next month. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere reckons striker Olivier Giroud has been the team's key player since the start of the season. The France international took his tally for the season to double figures with a brace in the 2-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday to consolidate Arsenal's position at the top of the Premier League. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Kevin Mirallas has admitted he feared he would be sent off following his mistimed challenge on Luis Suarez and believes he may have been spared because it was a derby match. Everton and Liverpool played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Goodison Park but one of the major post-match talking points was a high Mirallas tackle on Suarez which left the Uruguayan with a cut knee. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Werder Bremen have confirmed that they are waiting to hear if Kevin de Bruyne will be made available for loan in January. De Bruyne is being strongly linked with a move in the New Year, having recently struggled to get into the first team at Chelsea. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Sunderland defender John O'Shea hopes sense prevails and Wes Brown's red card from the defeat at Stoke gets overturned. Brown was controversially dismissed in the first half of Sunderland's 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium for a sliding challenge on Charlie Adam. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Cameron Jerome has backed his former Stoke boss Tony Pulis to keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Pulis, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park, saw his new charges boost their survival hopes with a battling 1-0 win over Hull City to move within three points of safety. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said his side should feel ashamed after they were thrashed 6-0 at Manchester City on Sunday. Spurs went into Sunday's game at the Etihad Stadium with the best defensive record in the Premier League, but Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero both scored twice for City. - Full story via Sky Sports

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he understands why he and the team were jeered off on Saturday. The Hammers were beaten 3-0 at home to London rivals Chelsea, and were booed off at half-time and full-time by the home support. - Full story via Sky Sports