Liverpool  midfielder Joe Allen has his shot blocked by West Ham  goalkeeper Darren Randolph during the  FA Cup fourth-round  match  at Anfield. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

FA Cup 4th round-up: Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham, adding yet another fixture to their packed schedule. A replay in eas(...)

 Stoke City manager Mark Hughes directs his players during the Capital One Cup third round match against Tranmere Rovers.   Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes Stephen Ireland’s match-winning performance against Tranmere was just a tantalising glimpse of what he is capable of.(...)