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Weekend Live! (21 -23 March)

Weekend Live! (21 -23 March)

  • 3/21/2014 8:06:40 PM
  • TOP STORY [manchesterunited]
    No further reaction from Old Trafford tonight following this evening's news that Robin van Persie has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a sprained knee. Here are the games he could miss - the standout fixtures being those Champions League quarter-final legs that, without his goals against Olympiakos, Manchester United may well not have had in their diary.
    3/21/2014 8:08:32 PM
  • FERGIE'S TRIBUTE [arsenal]
    Let's end on a brighter note because tomorrow Arsene Wenger will celebrate 1,000 games in charge of Arsenal and old foe Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the Frenchman:
    3/21/2014 8:11:58 PM
  • 153 managers!

    3/21/2014 8:12:57 PM
  • TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE [tv]
    • Soccer AM (10am, Sky Sports 1)
    • FL72 Live: Derby v Nottm Forest (12pm, Sky Sports 1)
    • Soccer Saturday (12pm, Sky Sports News; 3pm, Sky Sports 1)
    • Saturday Team Talk (2.30pm, Sky Sports 1)
    • SNF Live: West Ham v Man Utd (5pm, Sky Sports 1)
    • La Liga: Valladolid v Rayo Vallecano (7.30pm, Sky Sports 2)
    • Game Of The Day (8pm, Sky Sports 1)
    • Athletic Bilbao v Getafe (9pm, Sky Sports 2)
    • SNF: Match Choice (10pm, Sky Sports 1)
    3/21/2014 8:22:24 PM
  • THAT'S ALL FOR NOW [recommend]
    We're off to shuffle into our slippers and get some shut-eye ahead of another cracking weekend's action at the top and bottom of the Premier League. We'll be back in the morning with all the gossip from the back pages and take you right through your Saturday of football, from team news and pre-match interviews to live updates from grounds across the country and the best manager and player reaction. See you then.
    3/21/2014 8:25:33 PM
  • ... AND WE'RE BACK [soccersaturday]
    Slippers off. Coffee drunk. Game faces on. It's Saturday and Sky Studios is buzzing with anticipation. We've a full programme of football fixtures to get our teeth stuck into and we can't wait to share it with you.
    3/22/2014 11:01:26 AM
  • EIGHT PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES [saturdaynightfootball]
    This is one of the most thrilling Premier League seasons in years and pretty much every game has got something riding on it today, be it at the bottom or the top of the Premier League. First up Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal takes him to Chelsea at 12.45pm before fellow title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool play at 3pm. We're then really looking forward to live coverage of West ham v Manchester United from 5pm on Sky Sports 1.
    3/22/2014 11:04:11 AM
  • PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
    15.00 kick-off unless stated
    • Chelsea v Arsenal (12.45)
    • Cardiff City v Liverpool
    • Everton v Swansea City
    • Hull City v West Brom
    • Manchester City v Fulham
    • Newcastle v Crystal Palace
    • Norwich City v Sunderland
    • West Ham v Man Utd (17.30)
    3/22/2014 11:05:23 AM
  • PAPER TALK [newspaper]
    Here's what the newspapers are saying this morning about Arsene Wenger's 1000th game, Robin van Persie's injury blow and more.

    Read all of today's newspaper headlines here
    3/22/2014 11:14:04 AM
  • DERBY v FOREST [fl72]
    We'll return to the Premier League shortly, but we have an extremely tasty live game on Sky Sports 1 at midday to kick-start your Saturday of football. There's no love lost between Derby and Forest and with both sides currently occupying play-off spots this is one that shouldn't be missed. Team news is on the way...
    3/22/2014 11:16:59 AM
  • DERBY TEAM NEWS [derby]
    Team to play Nottingham Forest live on Sky Sports 1: Grant (GK); Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Thorne, Hendrick, Bryson; Bamford, Ward, Martin
    SubsLegzdins (GK), Naylor, Sammon, Hughes, Russell, Whitbread, Bailey
    3/22/2014 11:17:38 AM
  • FOREST TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Derby live on Sky Sports 1: 
    Darlow, Collins (c), Moussi, Mackie, Fox, Greening, Lascelles, Jara, Paterson, Majewski, Cox [nottinghamforest]
    Subs: De Vries, Harding, Henderson, Halford, Derbyshire, Gomis, Osborn
    3/22/2014 11:19:51 AM
  • DERBY v FOREST [derby]
    So Will Hughes, who was named Football League Young Player of the Year last weekend, is only named on the bench for Derby today after limping off against Reading with a slight groin strain so Jeff Hendrick starts. John Eustace is suspended for two games after picking up 10 yellow cards this season and so George Thorne, on loan from West Brom, makes his debut. Derby make four changes in total with Patrick Bamford replacing Simon Dawkins and Michael Keane replacing Richard Keogh.

    3/22/2014 11:23:40 AM
  • DERBY v FOREST [nottinghamforest]
    Andy Reid misses out for Nottingham Forest after limping out of the Reds' goalless home draw with Doncaster last weekend and that has paved the way for Jamie Mackie to be named in the starting XI with Darius Henderson on the bench. Guy Moussi replaces Greg Halford in the only other change. Our coverage from the iPro Stadium starts on Sky Sports 1 at noon - and we'll have full updates here on the blog.
    3/22/2014 11:25:29 AM
  • CONFIDENT COLLINS [radio]
    Ahead of this lunchtime's East Midlands derby, Forest defender Danny Collins has told Sky Sports News Radio that Billy Davies can take the club up this season.
    3/22/2014 11:26:23 AM
  • [betting] Check out our Price Boosts for the early kick off between Derby and Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship. See all our markets now.

    3/22/2014 11:28:00 AM
  • DERBY v FOREST [twitter]

    3/22/2014 11:32:45 AM
  • SOCCER AM [socceram]
    Don't forget Max and Helen are currently live on Sky Sports 1 for Soccer AM - with Dean Ashton and the Klaxons among their guests. Here's a look at a very funny edition of Hairy Strikers.
    3/22/2014 11:36:13 AM
  • ANDY CARROLL LIKES IT... [twitter]

    3/22/2014 11:36:59 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL
    We'll have team news for you from Stamford Bridge very shortly where first plays third in a big Premier League London derby. Much of the build-up to this game has been dominated by talk of Arsene Wenger taking charge of Arsenal for the 1,000th time. You've got to wonder if another Premier League manager will ever reach that milestone with one club?
    3/22/2014 11:41:21 AM
  • AARON RAMSEY ON TWITTER [twitter]

    3/22/2014 11:41:54 AM
  • CHELSEA HAVE ARRIVED [chelsea]

    3/22/2014 11:48:13 AM
  • SKY SPORTS FANTASY FOOTBALL
    Advice is available for Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses, with tipster Tim Clement looking at who deserves the captain's armband with 10 Premier League sides involved in a double gameweek. Read the preview here.
    3/22/2014 11:50:23 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL[jamieredknapp]
    Who is Sky Sports expert Jamie Redknapp tipping to win the lunchtime game? Click below to find out.
    3/22/2014 11:51:21 AM
  • ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
    Team to play ChelseaSzczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud [arsenal]
    Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Flamini, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry 
    3/22/2014 11:51:56 AM
  • CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Arsenal: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, David Luiz; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o [chelsea]
    SubsSchwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Lampard, Salah, Ba and Torres
    3/22/2014 11:53:06 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL [arsenal]
    Arsene Wenger makes no changes to the team that won at Tottenham as he selects an Arsenal line-up for the 1,000th time. Tomas Rosicky faced a late fitness test, but has come through that and does start again after scoring the winner last Sunday.
    3/22/2014 11:54:57 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL [chelsea]
    Jose Mourinho makes three changes to the team that lost to Aston Villa last Saturday. Andre Schurrle, David Luiz and Samuel Eto'o all come into the side, but two of those changes were enforced as Willian and Ramires are suspended after being sent off last week. Fernando Torres drops to the bench.
    3/22/2014 11:57:07 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL [radio]
    David Dein tells Sky Sports News Radio why Arsene Wenger's eye for talent has been the backbone of his success as he marks 1,000 games in charge of Arsenal.
    3/22/2014 11:59:08 AM
  • Jeff and the gang are in position. That means Saturday can OFFICIALLY start. Jump over to Sky Sports News to hear them preview Saturday's action.

    3/22/2014 11:59:55 AM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL
    No surprise to hear the Soccer Saturday boys start the show with a bit of chat about the lunchtime Premier League game. Matt Le Tiss underlines what's so important about this game.
    [mattletissier]If Arsenal go there and lose I think they are probably out of it [title race]. I think that would be too big a hill to climb. BUT if they go there and get a draw they are still bang in it.

    3/22/2014 12:08:48 PM
  • [jamieredknapp] Jamie Redknapp is backing Chelsea to continue their winning run against Arsenal but he expects it to be close. Bet on the London derby

    3/22/2014 12:11:22 PM
  • Here's how Derby line up for the derby with Forest. They make four changes to their side with starlet Will Hughes on the bench.

    3/22/2014 12:13:58 PM
  • There's two changes to the Forest team with talisman Andy Reid unavailable due to injury.

    3/22/2014 12:14:07 PM
  • Looking for some tips ahead of today's Premier League games? Why not listen to our Trading Views podcast?

    3/22/2014 12:16:00 PM
  • [kick-off]DERBY 0-0 FOREST
    Under way at Pride Park - we'll keep you up to speed with all the significant incidents in the early Championship game
    3/22/2014 12:16:16 PM
  • [goal]GOAL! DERBY 1-0 FOREST (Bryson)
    What a start for Derby in the east midlands grudge match. Forest twice fail to clear their lines as crosses come in from left, then right. Bryson is loitering on the 18-yard line and bludgeons his way through a limp Moussi challenge to beat Darlow via a deflection off Collins
    3/22/2014 12:21:20 PM
  • Well that didn't take long... Bryson follows up his own effort to put Derby ahead.

    3/22/2014 12:23:30 PM
  • Derby hadn't scored in their previous four matches - but ended that drought after just six minutes. This celebration took place in front of the Forest fans too...

    3/22/2014 12:23:55 PM
  • DERBY 1-0 FOREST
    [jeffstelling]Nottingham Forest have not won in their last seven games and have scored just once in their previous three. The worst possible start as far as they are concerned.

    3/22/2014 12:26:57 PM
  • DERBY 1-0 FOREST
    That Bryson goal is is 13th this season - and Derby's first in March. Forest trying to respond, Mackie riding a couple of challenges on the right and firing across goal
    3/22/2014 12:27:46 PM
  • CHELSEA v ARSENAL
    Paul Merson is prediciting a 3-1 win for the home side in the early Premier League game.[paulmerson]
    Chelsea can't afford to have the mind-set that they'd take a draw. They have to win every game to keep the others at bay. But Arsenal can't keep falling over the line because when you play against top teams like Chelsea, as Tottenham found out not long ago, they'll rip you apart. If Arsenal don't pick their game up, I can see Chelsea winning this game by two goals.
    Read all of the Magic Man's predictions here
    3/22/2014 12:29:37 PM
  • [betting] No surprise to see hosts Chelsea favourites in the betting for the lunchtime kick off against Arsenal but if you are looking for extra value check out our Sky Bet Price Boosts for the early kick off at Stamford Bridge. Bet now

    3/22/2014 12:30:24 PM
  • DERBY 1-0 FOREST
    Mackie in the thick of things again as he goes down off the ball after colliding with Buxton. He's not happy as he holds his head, but replays suggest Buxton stands his ground and nothing more. Mackie ahs a legitimate grievance soon afterwards, though, as Thorne hacks him down to earn a booking
    3/22/2014 12:33:14 PM
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