• New contract increases basic salary to £110,000 a week
• Goalkeeper is delighted with new deal
• Sergio Agüero on Hart and Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2019, with the goalkeeper promising to carry on developing as a player.

The 27-year-old’s terms will increase from £80,000 a week to a basic of around £110,000 and will be heavily performance-based, meaning his salary could rise to close to £150,000, in line with a host of the team’s top players, who agreed fresh terms along similar lines at the start of the season.

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Manager at time of disaster says fans were ‘highly respected and revered’, after questions raised about misbehaviour

Kenny Dalglish, the manager of Liverpool football club when 96 supporters were killed at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, has defended the reputation of the club’s fans at the inquests into the deaths.

Dalglish said that apart from the Heysel disaster, where a wall collapsed during the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus, following violent skirmishes between some fans four years before Hillsborough, Liverpool supporters had been “highly respected and revered”.

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A mum feared her Christmas would be spoiled after a Manchester United shirt she ordered for her son was printed with the wrong name.

Sarah Carr, 29, wanted the replica top to be personalised with the surname of three-month-old Logan Connor.

When the item arrived on Wednesday she found "Coonor" written on the back - but when the Mirror contacted the club a spokesman said they would give Sarah a full refund AND deliver a replacement in time for Christmas.

Sarah had planned to give Logan and his dad John Connor, 28, matching tops on Christmas Day.

The full-time mum-of-two said: "I wanted to dress them both up for a father and son photo.

Looking forward to Christmas: Sarah Carr bought her son and partner matching shirts from Man Utd Direct

"I'm annoyed and surprised that such a big global brand won't fulfil a simple order.

"They shouldn't treat fans like this."

Sarah paid £70 for the Manchester United shirt and sleep suit for John and Logan.

She placed her order on December 12 before receiving the parcel in the post on Wednesday.

Sarah explained: "At first I thought I had made the spelling mistake but I checked and it was definitely their fault."

• Manager fined £10,000 and given one-match touchline ban
• Pearson also warned as to his future conduct

Leicester City’s manager, Nigel Pearson, has received a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a supporter last month.

The 51-year-old had a personal hearing in front of an independent regulatory commission on Friday after accepting the Football Association’s charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” during a 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool. Pearson had refused to apologise despite calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry.

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Andy Carroll has hailed Teddy Sheringham's impact on West Ham's strikers, six months into the former players' role as an attacking coach at the club.

Sheringham embarked on his first off-pitch job in football in May 2014 and has been widely credited for the change in playing style, which has seen the Hammers rocket up the Premier League table.

New signing Diafra Sakho has already claimed a Player of the Month award, as West Ham sit in the Champions League places at the middle of December.

And now the impact of Sheringham has also been celebrated by Carroll, who scored twice in the recent Premier League win over Swansea City.

In an interview with Sport magazine, he admitted that Sheringham's impact has been crucial to their success.

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Fist pump: Andy Carroll celebrates his first goal of the season against Swansea

The former-England man, who actually started his career at rivals Millwall, scored a total of 355 goals for nine teams, eight of which being in England, and a further 11 for the country.

Carroll said: “Teddy Sheringham has come in and he has us working on our movement around the box. That’s clearly had an impact on our runs to get on the end of crosses, and so on. He’s just sharpening everyone up.

"That’s just the way he used to play, being quick to react. That’s what we were doing, quick movement around the box and working on finishing. Obviously it’s got us moving a lot more and offering a lot more options, and it’s making a big difference.”

Teddy Sheringham in numbers


Career goals for club and country


Age at final Premier League game


Poker winnings since retirement

Carroll also joked about the long-ball style of play, which West Ham were widely criticised for in time gone by.

He admits that the team do pump the ball up towards the strikers, but only because they like to play to the team's strengths. He describes the aerial threat as "another weapon".

Recap - Sunderland 1-1 West Ham last weekend:


"Yeah, you get a bit of stick for putting the ball in the air and heading it,” Carroll laughs. “But it’s just another weapon, you know? Obviously we can pass it and open teams up, because we have been doing that this season. But we have a lot of players who are good in the air as well, so we’re going to use that."

West Ham host Leicester on Saturday afternoon, boosted by the news that the Upton Park club are looking to sign midfielder Alex Song on a permanent deal.

He admitted to a French newspaper earlier this week that he wants to stay at the club.

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