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  • [stoke] Goalkeeper Jack Butland could make his first Premier League start for Stoke against Liverpool on Sunday, though Thomas Sorensen is back in training. With Asmir Begovic having broken a finger, Butland came off the bench to replace Sorensen (Achilles) against Everton and started the FA Cup third-round win over Leicester. Robert Huth (knee) also trained with the first team this week but may not be ready, and Andy Wilkinson (heel) remains sidelined.
    Jack Butland: In contention for a Premier League start 

    1/10/2014 2:38:50 PM
  • [tottenham] Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has a lot of respect for Crystal Palace and Tony Pulis ahead of tomorrow's meeting between the two sides, but is in good spirits after being boosted by some welcome fitness news.

    1/10/2014 2:42:46 PM
  • [jeffstelling]Have you entered this week’s Super 6 yet? Here’s Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling’s predictions for Round 26, get your entry in now.

    1/10/2014 2:46:06 PM
  • [westham] West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has insisted he won’t apologise to the fans for their two cup defeats this week, and has called on everyone at the club to stay strong during a difficult period.
    1/10/2014 2:53:18 PM
  • [manchestercity] Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is fit for Sunday's Premier League trip to Newcastle after overcoming a minor ankle knock suffered in midweek. Top scorer Sergio Aguero (calf) remains on the sidelines but could be close to a return while fellow forward Stevan Jovetic and midfielder Jack Rodwell (both hamstring) are also still out. Winger Jesus Navas returns after resting a knee problem while defender Dedryck Boyata is available again after suspension. Defenders Micah Richards and Martin Demichelis are available after injury. 
    Yaya Toure: Fit after overcoming minor ankle knock 

    1/10/2014 3:00:07 PM
  • [manchestercity] Elaborating on the state of Sergio Aguero’s fitness, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that the Argentine striker could be back in action for the game against Cardiff a week tomorrow.
    Aguero continues working and maybe next week he can be fit.

    1/10/2014 3:04:07 PM
  • [supersunday] Manchester City’s game against Newcastle is live on Sky Sports 1HD at 2.05pm on Sunday and, ahead of what promises to be a thrilling encounter, we have delved into the Sky Sports Vault again, to look back at a seven-goal thriller from October 2004 and catch up with Toon hero Robbie Elliott.
    1/10/2014 3:09:36 PM
  • [manchesterunited] The FA has acted following David Moyes' remarks after Manchester United's loss to Sunderland in midweek, when he criticised the match officials and said: "It looks as if we're having to play them as well as the opposition at the moment." 

    1/10/2014 3:14:15 PM
  • [manchesterunited] Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will again be missing when Manchester United entertain Swansea at Old Trafford. Rooney has been sent for some warm weather training as he tries to overcome a groin problem that has kept him out of United's last two games, whilst Van Persie has not recovered from a thigh strain which has sidelined him for a month. In addition, Rio Ferdinand (knee), Phil Jones (knee), Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Nani (hamstring) and Ashley Young (shoulder) are injured, whilst Fabio is suspended.
    Robin van Persie: Still not ready to return for Manchester United 

    1/10/2014 3:24:01 PM
  • [tottenham] Toronto FC-bound striker Jermain Defoe has overcome a hamstring injury and is available for Tottenham's home game against Crystal Palace. Midfielder Lewis Holtby (knee), winger Andros Townsend (hamstring) and forward Gylfi Sigurdsson (calf) have overcome their respective injuries and could feature. Erik Lamela (thigh) is a doubt, but Younes Kaboul (thigh), Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Sandro (calf) and Paulinho (ankle) are definitely out. 
    Jermain Defoe: Off to Toronto in February but available for Tottenham this weekend

    1/10/2014 3:34:17 PM
  • [newcastle] Newcastle United will be without Mathieu Debuchy when they host in-form Manchester City on Sunday following his red card at West Brom. Despite that moment of madness, Adam Bate believes the Frenchman has emerged as a key figure in the Magpies' revival this season.
    Mathieu Debuchy (26) performed well against Crystal Palace 

    1/10/2014 3:40:32 PM
  • [substitution] All the managers addressing the media today have been asked for the latest news on any signings and there have been some fascinating lines coming out, with Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood insisting that Erik Lamela will be going nowhere, Alan Pardew hopeful that Yohan Cabaye will stay at Newcastle and Jose Mourinho staying quiet on Chelsea's interest in Wayne Rooney. There is more on all these stories in our Transfer Live Blog.
    1/10/2014 3:48:12 PM
  • [manchesterunited] David Moyes has revealed that Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's game against Swansea after being sent to America for warm weather recuperation.
    1/10/2014 3:53:32 PM
  • [chelsea] Chelsea have no fresh fitness concerns for tomorrow’s clash at Hull City. Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to be included after negotiations for the Belgium forward's Chelsea exit gathered pace. Midfielder Frank Lampard (calf) and right-back Branislav Ivanovic (knee) are out until the end of the month, while Marco van Ginkel (knee) is continuing his rehabilitation.
    1/10/2014 3:58:29 PM
  • [southampton] Adam Lallana was hurt by the widespread criticism aimed at him after Southampton's complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg, says Saints club captain Kelvin Davis. The official was accused of telling Lallana: "You are very different now, since you've played for England - you never used to be like this”.
    I think for the first day he was a bit like 'why is everyone coming for me?' He made a remark after the game, conversations happen and the end result was the end result.

    1/10/2014 4:06:17 PM
  • [manchestercity] Manchester City have been in blistering form to move to within a point of Premier League leaders Arsenal, but Manuel Pellegrini believes the race remains wide open and will only get closer as the season goes on.
    We have very important games coming up in the next few days and it will be a very close fight until the end of the season with another four or five clubs involved.

    1/10/2014 4:11:01 PM
  • [manchestercity] Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says there is a long way to go until the end of the season and is not getting carried away by their good form.

    1/10/2014 4:13:03 PM
  • [liverpool] Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he has no regrets over his comments about referee Lee Mason, but does not want the incident to distract his side. Rodgers was fined £8,000 after accepting an FA charge for questioning the integrity of Mason following the Boxing Day defeat to Manchester City.
    It is gone. The only reason I never challenged it was because I didn't want anything getting in the way of what we are trying to do here.

    1/10/2014 4:24:57 PM
  • [liverpool] As Liverpool unveiled a host of signings in the summer of 2011 there were high hopes that the club could mount a challenge to get back in the Champions League and rub shoulders with Europe's elite once more. Sam Drury has been taking a closer look at the contrasting fortunes of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson in his feature, Making the grade.

    Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson alongside Kenny Dalglish after their 2011 moves to Liverpool

    1/10/2014 4:31:06 PM
  • [liverpool] Striker Daniel Sturridge is set to return to the Liverpool squad against Stoke after seven weeks on the sidelines with an ankle sprain. The England international returned to full training this week having not featured in a matchday squad since the Merseyside derby on November 23. Centre-back Daniel Agger has been ruled out for three to four weeks with a calf strain, but Mamadou Sakho is back after a hamstring injury.
    1/10/2014 4:37:09 PM
  • [newcastle] Goalkeeper Tim Krul (shoulder) and midfielder Yohan Cabaye (Achilles) could both return to the Newcastle squad after both missed the FA Cup third round defeat by Cardiff last weekend. However, full-back Davide Santon is a doubt with a thigh problem and is set to join fellow defenders Fabricio Coloccini (knee) and the suspended Mathieu Debuchy on the sidelines.
    Tim Krul: May return for Newcastle after a shoulder injury 

    1/10/2014 4:44:35 PM
  • [swansea] Swansea boss Michael Laudrup believes Manchester United will turn around their poor start to the season. The Red Devils are on a run of three straight defeats in all competitions, the second of which came at the hand of Laudrup's Swansea in the FA Cup last weekend. The teams meet again in Saturday Night Football and Laudrup is braced for a backlash.
    They will come back. It will take more than one result, you have to come back and win regularly.

    1/10/2014 4:56:02 PM
  • JAMIE'S PREVIEW
    We spoke to Jamie Redknapp, ahead of the Swans' trip to Old Trafford. Is more misery for Moyes on the cards? Here's what he reckons...
    1/10/2014 5:12:20 PM
  • [skysportsnews] WEEKEND WARM-UP
    There's a stellar line-up on Weekend Warm-Up tonight. Messrs Carrick, Gerrard and Nasri talk title races and rivalries on Sky Sports News from 6pm. We'll bring you the best chat right here if you're out and about.
    1/10/2014 5:18:16 PM
  • Here’s Sky Bet’s Price Boosts on tonight’s huge game in the Championship, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Leicester are currently evens for the win with Derby 11/4, while the draw is available at 12/5. The division’s Manager of the Month and Player of the month go head-to-head, with Danny Drinkwater a special price at 20/1 to score first.

    1/10/2014 5:22:44 PM
  • MIDLANDS MATCH-UP
    Let's not forget that there's a tasty Championship tussle to get you in the weekend mood. Leicester take on East Midlands rivals Derby looking to get one over on their neighbours for the third time this season (they won 1-0 in the league back in August, and 2-1 at home in the Capital One Cup in September). The hosts are on a pretty good run of form, too...

    1/10/2014 5:28:57 PM
  • SMALLING STORM [manchesterunited]
    Hot-footing it up to Manchester and after Chris Smalling apologised for an ill-advised fancy dress costume earlier this week, manager David Moyes has also attempted to draw a line under the incident.
    I think Chris understands it was the wrong thing to do. We have told him that and we have moved on.
    1/10/2014 5:35:49 PM
  • [westbrom] ANELKA PROBE
    There's a brief line from the FA this evening regarding Nicolas Anelka, whose goal celebration against West Ham caused quite a stir. A statement on the FA website says an investigation - aided by an "appointed expert" - into his 'quenelle' gesture is ongoing. There'll be no further update until Monday, 20 January at the earliest, they also tell us.
    1/10/2014 5:53:41 PM
  • LEICESTER v DERBY
    Our man's thankfully found his way to the King Power Stadium for tonight's Championship clash, where a win would take the Foxes seven points clear at the top. Team news as soon as we have it...
    [leicester]
    1/10/2014 6:00:39 PM
  • Michael Carrick is first up on the Weekend Warm-Up and he's told us the players are as hurt by Manchester United's poor run of form as much as the fans.

    1/10/2014 6:06:33 PM
  • CARRICK'S RALLYING CRY [manchesterunited]
    Carrick has targeted Manchester United's Saturday Night Football clash with Swansea to kickstart a surge up the table...
    It’s not easy, it’s been a difficult time, to cope with the results but that’s part of the job, we need to get on with it, pick ourselves up. We still believe we can go on a good game of runs, starting tomorrow, it’s a huge game and one we’re looking forward to. We have to relish this challenge and when things aren’t going well that’s when you really find what you’re really about so it’s a good test for us.

    1/10/2014 6:24:44 PM
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    1/10/2014 6:31:52 PM
  • CROUCH WANTS ASSAIDI STAY [stoke]
    Next up on Weekend Warm-Up was Stoke striker Peter Crouch. He showered praise on Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi insisting the midfielder is a real box of tricks in training and on a matchday. 
    He’s up there, he’s a fantastic player, when he gets the ball you see some fantastic tricks. On the training ground you see some things where he gets you up out of your chair, the fans love him, some of the goals he’s scored have been spectacular. He’s always a danger so it’s good to have someone like that with a box of tricks who can surprise the opposition

    1/10/2014 6:33:43 PM
  • [leeds] YORKSHIRE DERBY
    There's a big Yorkshire derby to kick off Saturday's schedule, with struggling Sheffield Wednesday hosting play-off chasers Leeds at Hillsborough from midday on Sky Sports 1. Brian McDermott and his team are holed up in a Sheffield hotel ready for an early night but the Whites boss put his cocoa on hold to give us a few pre-match thoughts.
    We didn't have a good result against Rochdale in the FA Cup and we'll use that as a driver, starting tomorrow. We've brought two players into the squad - Jimmy Kebe and Cameron Stewart - who we think can make a big difference. We really needed that width to stretch teams. We have to start right tomorrow. It will be a great atmosphere and I for one can't wait to get going.
    1/10/2014 6:48:12 PM
  • LEICESTER V DERBY TEAM NEWS [derby]
    1/10/2014 6:49:34 PM
  • [bn] HUDDERSFIELD SIGN WELLS
    Breaking transfer news to bring you - we expected it but now it's a done deal - that Huddersfield have clinched the signature of Bradford hotshot Nahki Wells for a club-record fee...
    1/10/2014 6:55:47 PM
  • LEICESTER V DERBY TEAM NEWS [leicester]

    1/10/2014 6:58:42 PM
  • Huddersfield fans, here's your new signing....

    1/10/2014 7:02:43 PM
  • 'RIGHT MOVE' FOR WELLS [huddersfield]
    Our man Bryn Law has made a quick dash to west Yorkshire to find out why Nahki Wells - tipped for a move to the Premier League - has opted for the Terriers.
    It might surprise a few people but I thought it was the right move for my football career, to learn my trade in the Championship. I see Huddersfield moving in the right direction. It can be a great platform to get to the Premier League.

    1/10/2014 7:08:06 PM
  • GERRARD WOULD TAKE 4TH [liverpool]
    Geoff Shreeves spoke to the Liverpool & England captain. Despite being mentioned as title contenders Gerrard said he would take 4th right now if he was offered it.

    I’ll tell you the reason why..because we’ve been out of the Champions League for so long. To have that chance to play a couple of qualifiers against sides you know you should beat, the chance to get Champions League football back here at Anfield, I’d bite your hand off for it. But I am confident we can finish higher than fourth.


    Gerrard: I'll take 4th right now 

    1/10/2014 7:24:10 PM
  • NASRI EYES RECORD [manchestercity]
    A rather dapper-looking Samir Nasri - dressed in a hip leather jacket -  discussed Manchester City's prospects this season on Weekend Warm-Up. City have scored 57 goals so far and Nasri is confident they can beat the Premier League record tally of 103 goals set by Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea in the 2009/2010 campaign.
     I think we are going to score way more and beat the record 


    Nasri insists Chelsea's 103 goal haul in 2010 is within reach for Manchester City this season 

    1/10/2014 7:40:46 PM
  • Here's how Nigel Pearson's Leicester line up tonight...

    1/10/2014 7:45:45 PM
  • Derby, meanwhile, plump for an attacking 4-4-3...

    1/10/2014 7:45:53 PM
  • LEICESTER V DERBY [derby]
    We're almost ready to kick-off in the east Midlands derby. A Derby win would take them to 2nd in the Sky Bet Championship

    1/10/2014 7:45:54 PM
  • LEICESTER 0-0 DERBY [leicester]
    [kick-off] And we're underway in this eagerly anticipated east Midlands derby
    1/10/2014 7:48:07 PM
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