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Sky Sports Today - 13th January

  • [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
  • [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
  • BACK WITH A BANG [darts]
    The first nine weeks of 2014 Premier League Darts fixtures have been confirmed, with the opening night in Liverpool on February 6 featuring a rematch of last year's final between Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen. As usual, we'll have it all exclusively live on Sky Sports.
    1/13/2014 3:00:52 PM
  • [manchestercity]NASRI INJURY
    Samir Nasri will be out injured for up to eight weeks. Here are the games he would miss if he serves that period of time on the sidelines...
    Games Nasri could miss through injury 

    1/13/2014 3:08:19 PM
  • I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE [chelsea]
    Meanwhile, over at City's title rivals..... Jose Mourinho hopes he finishes his management career at Chelsea, claiming he does not want to go anywhere else.
    1/13/2014 3:17:23 PM
  • [rugbyleague]SALFORD OWNER ON WARPATH
    Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has expressed his disappointment at a lack of response from fans to match his ambition. He has also slammed the RFL over how they run the game. Have a watch...
    1/13/2014 3:22:17 PM
  • TIME TO GO ANDY [tennis]
    All eyes will be on Andy Murray on Tuesday when he gets his bid for Australian Open glory underway against Go Soeda.
    1/13/2014 3:33:09 PM
  • [football]BALLON D'OR
    Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic casts his vote for the Ballon D'Or...

    1/13/2014 3:42:34 PM
  • WHAT'S MY NAME? [cricket]
    England cricketer Chris Jordan was born in Barbados before moving to the UK as a teenager. So which very famous singer did he share a classroom with?
    1/13/2014 3:45:14 PM
  • TOO TIMID [davidlloyd]
    England's meek powerplay tactics are proving self-defeating, says David Lloyd in his latest column. Their inability to take advantage of the fielding restrictions in the first 10 overs and also the second powerplay was certainly a big contributory factor in the tame defeat in the first ODI against Australia.
    Joe Root: Got bogged when acceleration was needed 


    1/13/2014 3:53:02 PM
  • DEFOE UNVEILED
    Jermain Defoe is being officially unveiled as a Toronto FC player at the moment, having rocked up in this London bus. We'll bring you all the best bits here...
    [twitter]
    1/13/2014 4:10:30 PM
  • DEFOE'S DELIGHT [football]
    Jermain Defoe is speaking in Toronto in front of a crowd of whooping fans. Here's what he's had to say:
    To leave your hometown, to leave the club you've spent nine years at and to get such a great reception, I feel at home already. I've always said at some point in my career I'd like to play in the MLS. I still feel sharp and strong, I'm here not for the wrong reasons but to give something, to win trophies and to do my best for the team. I'm delighted to be here and go on this fantastic journey. I'll give it 100 per cent.

    1/13/2014 4:16:02 PM
  • PARDEW WARNED [bn]
    Alan Pardew apologised to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini for a rather rude touchline rant on Sunday and now the Newcastle manager has been "reminded of his responsibilities" by the Football Association. He's escaped any disciplinary action, though.
    1/13/2014 4:19:25 PM
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