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Sky Sports Today - 13th January

  • [recommend]Hello and welcome to Sky Sports Today. We've got another busy day to get through, what with the fall-out from the weekend's football and yet another England defeat Down Under. Let's start, though, with the chat from the morning papers...
    1/13/2014 9:00:00 AM
  • [football]PAPER TALK
    Some of the main lines from this morning's newspapers...
    • DAILY MIRRORArsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to move for Nottingham Forest's young centre-half Jamaal Lascelles.
    • DAILY MAIL: Galatasaray are hoping to complete an ambitious double swoop for Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic and Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna.
    • THE SUN: United boss David Moyes has joined the battle for Atletico Madrid teenager Saul Niguez.
    For more football news and gossip, check out our full Paper Talk feature.
    1/13/2014 9:05:55 AM
  • [newcastle]PARDEW APOLOGETIC
    Let's get stuck into the fall-out from yesterday's Premier League action, specifically the game at St James' Park, where there was a little bit of controversy. Alan Pardew has apologised to Manchester City opposite number Manuel Pellegrini for launching some less than polite language in his direction following the disallowing of Cheick Tiote's goal. No problem, says Pellegrini.
    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is not amused 
    1/13/2014 9:16:26 AM
  • [newcastle]CHEICK ROBBED?
    "The goal should have been given 100 per cent - there was no reason for the officials not to give it." Not our words, but the words of former Newcastle and Manchester City midfielder Dietmarr Hamann, who clearly feels Tiote's goal should have stood.
    Tiote confronts the referee at St James' Park 
    1/13/2014 9:24:34 AM
  • [newcastle]TALKING POINT
    Did Newcastle get a raw deal from the officials? Have a look and make your own mind up...
    1/13/2014 9:26:21 AM
  • [tennis] ALL OVER DOWN UNDER
    British hopes in the women's singles at the Australian Open have been wiped out at the very first hurdle after defeats for Laura Robson and Heather Watson. Here's the story of Robson's loss:
    1/13/2014 9:33:55 AM
  • [tennis] CRASHING OUT
    Here's the video of those defeats for Laura Robson and Heather Watson. Guess it's over to you now Andy Murray.
    1/13/2014 9:35:53 AM
  • ASHES GLORY FOR WOMEN [cricket]
    But.... it's not all doom and gloom Down Under as England's women cricketers have done what the men failed miserably to do and beaten Australia in their only Ashes Test. Here's the report of the 61-run victory at the WACA in Perth.
    1/13/2014 9:39:31 AM
  • [liverpool]PENALTY?
    There was also controversy at the Britannia Stadium yesterday, where Liverpool beat Stoke 5-3. One moment in particular has sparked debate: was Marc Wilson's challenge on Raheem Sterling worthy of a penalty? Officially, it was given and Steven Gerrard scored, but Stoke boss Mark Hughes has bemoaned the decision.
    Sterling tumbles in the box 
    1/13/2014 9:40:44 AM
  • [liverpool]THE PENALTY SWING
    Was it a spot-kick? Judge for yourself...
    1/13/2014 9:42:52 AM
  • [stoke]POTTERS IN THE MARKET?
    While we're talking Stoke-related matters, here is what Danny Higginbotham had to say to Sky Sports Radio about potential transfers at the Britannia this month...
    1/13/2014 9:56:52 AM
  • STOKE THRILLER [liverpool]
    There were numerous discussion points to emerge from Liverpool's thrilling 5-3 win over Stoke City on Super Sunday. Adam Bate looks at new roles for Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva, Stoke's crossing and the return of Daniel Sturridge...
    1/13/2014 9:59:25 AM
  • [newcastle]MONDAY VIEW
    Former referee Dermot Gallagher on Sky Sports News, talking about the disallowed goal at St James' Park: "The officials have two questions: firstly, did he (Gouffan) touch it and, secondly, where is he in relation to the goalkeeper? Well, he didn't touch it and according to the laws of the game he is not interfering with the keeper. For me it should be a goal."
    Tiote's shot heads toward the goal 
    1/13/2014 10:09:05 AM
  • [liverpool]MONDAY VIEW
    Former referee Dermot Gallagher on Sky Sports News, talking about the penalty awarded to Liverpool at Stoke: "I think it is a clumsy tackle and I can see why the referee has given it. There is a more of a case to answer for for the handball."
    Gerrard tucks away the penalty in question 
    1/13/2014 10:21:33 AM
  • [football]PAPER TALK
    Have a gander at what the papers are throwing our way this morning...
    1/13/2014 10:22:29 AM
  • [arsenal]GIROUD RETURN
    Let's switch focus to tonight's football, in which Arsenal face Aston Villa. There has been much talk of the Gunners buying a striker in January but manager Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud can show why that is not a necessity when he returns this evening after two games out injured.
    Giroud is expected to return against Aston Villa 
    1/13/2014 10:33:22 AM
  • [football]AC AXE ALLEGRI
    News from Italy - the axe has fallen on Massimiliano Allegri as AC Milan decide that 11th in the Serie A table and 30 points behind leaders Juventus is simply not good enough.
    Allegri's AC Milan reign comes to an end 

    1/13/2014 10:47:57 AM
  • [arsenal]GUNNER BUY?
    Former Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch discusses Arsenal's options in the transfer marker this January with Sky Sports Radio:
    1/13/2014 10:51:20 AM
  • [football]MONDAY VIEW
    Luis Suarez stats, you say? Go on then: the Liverpool striker has scored 34 goals in 33 Premier League games with a conversion rate of 29.3 per cent this season. As an indication of his improvement, in February 2012 he was taking only 6.6 per cent of the opportunities that came his way. 
    Liverpool's Suarez: Great striker, terrible kit 
    1/13/2014 10:57:03 AM
  • [tennis]NOVAK UP AND RUNNING
    It was all very easy for defending champ Novak Djokovic in the first round of the Australian Open. With new coach Boris Becker watching on, Lukas Lacko was brushed aside 6-3 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 by the Serb, who will meet Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in the second round.
    Djokovic in action on day one of the Australian Open 
    1/13/2014 11:04:07 AM
  • [newcastle]TOON TRANSFERS
    Who should Newcastle buy this January? Former defender Steve Howey has offered his opinions on the club's transfer policy for the transfer window to Sky Sports Radio...
    1/13/2014 11:20:17 AM
  • [tennis]OVER TO YOU, ANDY
    Both Laura Robson and Heather Watson crashed out of the Australian Open on day one, leaving Andy Murray to fly the British flag. Tim Clement picks through the wreckage of a bad day at the office for our tennis stars.

    Robson fell at the first hurdle Down Under 
    1/13/2014 11:26:36 AM
  • OFF TO THE DESERT [golf]
    After the early-season events in South Africa, the European Tour now heads to the desert for the Middle East Swing where we'll get a first chance of the year to see Rory McIlroy (this week in Abu Dhabi) and Tiger Woods (Dubai Desert Classic, starting January 30th).
    1/13/2014 11:38:41 AM
  • [norwich]JONAS FOR CANARIES
    Sky sources understand that Norwich are close to completing a deal with Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez. The winger has only played twice for Newcastle this season.
    Gutierrez: Carrow Road-bound 
    1/13/2014 11:43:07 AM
  • [fulham]RUIZ TO PSV
    More transfer news: Sky sources understand that Fulham attacker Bryan Ruiz is close to sealing a return to Holland with PSV EindhovenThe 28-year-old is no longer considered a regular in the Fulham line-up and has not featured for the west London club since the club's 6-0 defeat to Hull on December 28.
    Ruiz - on his way to PSV 
    1/13/2014 11:49:05 AM
  • [chelsea]MATIC RETURN?
    Sky sources are reporting that Chelsea have made a £20m bid to bring Benfica's Nemanja Matic back to Stamford Bridge. The midfielder first joined Chelsea in 2009 but made just two appearances before leaving for Portugal in 2011 as part of the deal that brought David Luiz to the club.
    Matic - left Chelsea in 2011 
    1/13/2014 11:58:29 AM
  • STAT ATTACK [mnf]
    Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight knowing a victory will take them back to the summit of the Premier League table. Here's some stats ahead of the match which you can see live on Sky Sports 1 HD.
    • Arsenal are unbeaten in 14 Barclays Premier League trips to Villa Park, winning seven and drawing seven.
    • No team has scored the first goal in more Premier League games this season than Arsenal (15). Conversely, no side has scored the first goal on fewer occasions this season than Aston Villa (5).
    • The Villains have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 home league matches.
    • Arsene Wenger’s side have won just two of their last nine Premier League matches in January (D2 L5).
    1/13/2014 12:14:51 PM
  • [manchestercity]LESCOTT'S QUANDARY
    Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is reportedly a target for a number of clubs this January. Former City centre-back Steve Howey discusses the options open to Lescott with Sky Sports Radio...
    1/13/2014 12:20:14 PM
  • MOYES PRAISES JANUZAJ [manchesterunited]
    After another another eye-catching display against Swansea City, Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj has been compared to a young Wayne Rooney by his boss David Moyes.
    1/13/2014 12:23:09 PM
  • LUNCHTIME QUIZ [added-minutes]
    1. Raheem Sterling joined Liverpool from the academy of which club?
    2. What is the nickname of new BDO World darts champion Stephen Bunting?
    3. Which county has Joe Gatting, nephew of former England batsman Mike, signed for this off-season?
    4. Which manager signed Jonas Gutierrez for Newcastle?
    5. Which two NBA teams will face each other in London this week?
    Answers at 13:30
    1/13/2014 12:27:45 PM
  • [cricket]WHITEWASH: PART TWO?
    Can things get worse for the England men's cricket team in Australia? If Glenn Maxwell has his way then yes. The Aussie all-rounder says the home side are aiming for another clean sweep of wins in the limited overs series to match their Test domination of the tourists.
    Maxwell helped Australia win the first ODI on Sunday 
    1/13/2014 12:46:38 PM
  • 5-0 REPEAT [cricket]
    If you've lost all faith in the England cricket team and want to back the whitewash, Sky Bet offer just 7/4 for a 5-0 win to the Aussies. Eternal optimists who think England can win the next four games can get 40/1! Game two (Sky Sports 2 HD) is in the early hours of Friday morning.
    1/13/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • [boxing]JOSHUA EYEING BIG 2014
    Anthony Joshua has just been on Sky Sports News. Here is a snippet of what he had to say: "This is a major year where I get to gauge my progress from January to December. I'm going to be competing eight or nine times this year. I have to put the work in now. I am hungry and ambitious and ready to take on the challenge. I'd love to go for the big time and fight for a British title."
    Joshua beat Hrvoije Kisicek in his last fight
    1/13/2014 1:00:37 PM
  • NO WAY JOSE [chelsea]
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he has no intention of signing a striker during the transfer window and also repeated his desire to keep Juan Mata at the club.
    1/13/2014 1:04:38 PM
  • BEST OF THREE? [football]
    Tonight, the Ballon d'Or ceremony take place in Zurich with Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi looking to take home football's greatest individual prize. Here we weigh up the evidence and make the case for each of the nominees to be crowned the winner.
    1/13/2014 1:19:39 PM
  • [football]MONDAY VIEW
    Earlier on Sky Sports News, former referee Dermot Gallagher stated that Cheick Tiote's disallowed goal for Newcastle at the weekend should have stood. Here is the video...
    1/13/2014 1:28:11 PM
  • QUIZ ANSWERS [added-minutes]
    1. Raheem Sterling joined Liverpool from the academy of which club? QPR
    2. What is the nickname of new BDO World darts champion Stephen Bunting? The Bullet
    3. Which county has Joe Gatting, nephew of former England batsman Mike, signed for this off-season? Hampshire
    4. Which manager signed Jonas Gutierrez for Newcastle? Kevin Keegan
    5. Which two NBA teams will face each other in London this week? The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets
    Anyone get all 5?
    Raheem Sterling: In fine form for Liverpool 
    1/13/2014 1:37:29 PM
  • [rugby-union]HEINEKEN CUP MAGIC
    The Heineken Cup again showcased some stunning rugby on Saturday and Sunday. Here is the try of the weekend, courtesy of Northampton's Welsh winger George North against Ospreys...
    1/13/2014 1:45:21 PM
  • LEARN THE RULES! [chriskamara]
    Some officials don't understand the offside law and need to go back to school, says Chris Kamara in his latest column.
    Furious: Tiote protests after his stunner against City was ruled out 
    1/13/2014 1:50:24 PM
  • OFFSIDE CONFUSION [arsenal]
    But it isn't just officials who are flummoxed!....

    1/13/2014 1:51:08 PM
  • [norwich]HUGHTON ON GUTIERREZ
    Norwich boss Chris Hughton has been speaking to the press about the rumours linking him with a move for Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez. This is what he had to say: "Jonas is someone I know very well from my time at Newcastle. He has been in the Premier League now for five years and has a great work ethic. There is an interest but at the moment there is nothing new to report."
    Hughton and Gutierrez worked together at Newcastle 
    1/13/2014 1:57:45 PM
  • [paulmerson] GUNNERS NEED SPEED
    Paul Merson says Arsenal have got to buy pace in January - but don't need it to beat Aston Villa in tonight's live Sky game.
    1/13/2014 2:02:35 PM
  • [tonygale]ENGLAND WORLD CUP CONTENDERS
    If you were Roy Hodgson, who would you take to the World Cup? Tony Gale has given his thoughts on the way the squad is shaping up to Sky Sports...
    Jermain Defoe: Would he be in your squad?


    1/13/2014 2:19:09 PM
  • PICK THAT OUT! [football]
    If you're playing 5-a-side tonight, see if you can bag a better goal than this. It's scored by Flygsfors Gadderas player Jonathan Alexandersson in a Swedish amateur tournament.
    1/13/2014 2:25:43 PM
  • [football]REGIONAL PAPER TALK
    Some of the main lines from this evening's newspapers...
    • LONDON EVENING STANDARD:Carlton Cole could have played his last game for West Ham as they weigh up whether to offer him a new deal after his contract ran out on Monday.
    • MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Manchester United boss David Moyes and his management team were out on a European scouting mission on Sunday - and 10 Reds players' futures are in doubt.
    • NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE: Borussia Monchengladbach's Luuk de Jong has admitted that he is open to joining Newcastle United and has issued a 'come and get me' plea.
    For more football news and gossip, check out our full Paper Talk feature.
    1/13/2014 2:38:41 PM
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