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  • [audio]If you support a Football League club, you'll want to check out Sky Sports News Radio's Football League Hour - our Thursday show that discusses all the big stories affecting the FL72. Last night, new Scunthorpe midfielder Dave Syers joined Mikey Burrows in the studio for plenty of transfer debate and discussion. New Bristol City goalkeeper Simon Moore was also on the show, plus Preston striker Kevin Davies, Brighton's Craig Mackail-Smith, Torquay's Kevin Nicholson and Plymouth Argyle's Guy Branston. Listen again here...

    1/31/2014 10:54:50 AM
  • [hull]Steve Harper will start in goal for Hull as Tottenham head to the KC Stadium on Saturday, with regular stopper Allan McGregor ruled out through suspension after his red card at Crystal Palace. Manager Steve Bruce can also count on Robbie Brady (groin) if needs be, with Maynor Figueroa (muscle problem) also available to play if required. Strike duo Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long are poised for home debuts. Midfielder Stephen Quinn is in line to start in midfield as Jake Livermore, on loan from Spurs, is unable to face his parent club. Sone Aluko (Achilles) is expected to feature in a reserve game next week as he continues his comeback.
    Steve Harper: Set for Hull duties against Spurs 
    1/31/2014 10:57:56 AM
  • [liverpool]He's had a few hiccups in his Liverpool career (to say the least) but that £22.7million that the Reds paid to Ajax for Luis Suarez in 2011 was money well spent...
    On this day three years ago... Luis Suarez became an #LFC player. 74 goals in 117 games have followed for #elpistolero #theKOP
    by Liverpool Football Club via Instagram
    1/31/2014 11:12:00 AM
  • [qpr]Our Saturday game in the Sky Bet Championship comes from Loftus Road, where Harry Redknapp's QPR take on Sean Dyche's Burnley - it's second against third, with only three points separating the two clubs. Tune in to Sky Sports 1HD from 12pm for live coverage.

    1/31/2014 11:20:06 AM
  • [arsenal] With Arsenal looking to regain top spot when they face Crystal Palace on Super Sunday, Gary Neville fears a lack of signings could cost the Gunners in the title race.
    1/31/2014 12:39:13 PM
  • [manchesterunited]David Moyes has been speaking to the media as Manchester United prepare to face Stoke City on Saturday.

    1/31/2014 12:42:55 PM
  • [manchesterunited]Juan Mata can expect to start again for Manchester United against Stoke after impressing on his debut in the win over Cardiff.

    1/31/2014 12:43:58 PM
  • [edchamberlin]Sky Sports presenter Ed Chamberlin looks ahead to the latest round of Premier League action and thinks the title could be Manchester City's if they can conquer rivals Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Monday Night Football.
    'Do not lose to your rivals'. That seems to be Jose Mourinho's mantra. He's forced stalemates at Old Trafford and the Emirates this season and Chelsea are the only unbeaten team this season in meetings between current top four teams - but how does he stop the free flowing, goalscoring machine that is Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City?

    1/31/2014 12:52:20 PM
  • [chelsea] One man who won't be involved for Chelsea against Manchester City is striker Fernando Torres, as he continues his comeback from injury, but new signing Mohamed Salah could feature.

    1/31/2014 12:53:51 PM
  • [supersunday] Jamie Redknapp previews the Premier League showdown between West Brom and Liverpool on Super Sunday.
    1/31/2014 3:07:16 PM
  • [crystalpalace]Our Sky Sports Vault video feature this weekend focuses on Crystal Palace as they prepare to make the trip to Arsenal for a Super Sunday showdown. We've rewound to October 1994, and a memorable day out at Highbury for John Salako and his team-mates. Click here to watch highlights of Palace's 2-1 win and read John's memories of that Eagles era.
    John Salako: Scored twice for Palace at Arsenal in October 1994 
    1/31/2014 3:16:03 PM
  • [supersunday]Here's a few key stats from our friends at Opta looking ahead to the clash between West Brom and Liverpool at the Hawthorns this weekend.
    • West Brom have won just three of their last 15 Premier League games at the Hawthorns (D6 L6)
    • Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 13 Premier League away games and have netted 33 in that run.
    • The Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 trips on the road and conceded 20 times in those matches.
    • After losing the first nine Premier League meetings with Liverpool, West Brom have won four of the last six (two defeats).
    • Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have played a combined 33 Premier League games this season and scored 36 goals.
    • Suarez has matched his league goal total from last season in just 18 appearances (compared to 33 in 2012/13).
    1/31/2014 3:17:01 PM
  • [supersunday]The pre-match stats from Opta do not make good reading for Crystal Palace ahead of their Super Sunday trip to Arsenal.
    • Arsenal have won 14 and lost just one of their last 20 Premier League games at the Emirates.
    • Crystal Palace have scored just five goals away from home in the Premier League, fewer than any other team and never more than once in a single match.
    • The Gunners have kept six clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games on home soil.
    • Arsenal have won five and lost none of the last eight meetings with Palace in all competitions.
    • Arsenal have won 12 and drawn two of their last 14 Premier League games in February.
    1/31/2014 3:33:12 PM
  • [fulham]Fulham are waiting to hear whether they can give Lewis Holtby his debut in their game against Southampton on Saturday. The Cottagers are unsure whether their application to register the Tottenham loanee with the Premier League was processed by the deadline of noon on Friday. Defenders John Arne Riise (hamstring) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee) are doubts while striker Kostas Mitroglou signed after the registration deadline.
    Lewis Holtby: Tottenham midfielder has joined Fulham on loan 

    1/31/2014 4:41:46 PM
  • [stoke]Stoke will be without midfielder Steven Nzonzi for the visit of Manchester United on Saturday. Nzonzi was sent off for two bookable offences at Sunderland in midweek and serves a one-game suspension. Home debuts are possible for forwards Peter Odemwingie and John Guidetti, with the latter used sparingly since arriving from Manchester City on loan.
    Steven Nzonzi: Stoke midfielder suspended for clash with Manchester United 

    1/31/2014 4:53:12 PM
  • [mondaynightfootball] You may have to wait for Monday for the highlight of the latest round of matches, as Manchester City face a showdown with Chelsea, but here's Jamie Redknapp's preview of the big game.
    1/31/2014 4:55:49 PM
  • [whistle]It's a slightly earlier than usual end to our build-up to the weekend action, but team news on all 20 Premier League teams has been posted in the blog, plus the best manager interviews and expert analysis. The focus now shifts firmly to Transfer Deadline Day, with our live blog keeping you up to date on all the deals, bids and speculation up to the 11pm deadline and beyond. We'll be back on Saturday morning with team news and goal updates on the Premier League action.
    1/31/2014 5:07:21 PM
  • [tea]Good morning and welcome to the other side. The window is firmly shut, the clubs have done all their business and from now until May it's all about what happens on the pitch. Today's action starts live on Sky Sports 1 from midday as QPR take on fellow Championship high-flyers Burnley. Then, at 12.25pm we have two Premier League kick-offs as Newcastle host Sunderland in what is sure to be a fiery Tyne-Wear derby, while West Ham take on Swansea with both sides desperate for three points. Let's get going...
    2/1/2014 10:07:38 AM
  • [rain]We start in League One, where Coventry's clash with Walsall has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at Sixfields.
    2/1/2014 10:13:29 AM

  • 2/1/2014 10:14:27 AM
  • How about some deadline day highlights before we get to the action?
    2/1/2014 10:17:52 AM

  • 2/1/2014 10:22:23 AM
  • [qpr]Tom Carroll signs autographs as he makes his way into Loftus Road ahead of the lunchtime Sky Live game between QPR and Burnley.
    2/1/2014 10:23:56 AM
  • QPR 1-0 BURNLEY [qpr]
    Hoilett spears a shot wide from distance. This time it's Dunne who needs a spot of treatment after a cut close to his right eye. The old Terry Butcher bandage and new shirt will see him right though.
    2/1/2014 12:26:33 PM
  • QPR 1-0 BURNLEY [qpr]
    Doyle pinches the ball in midfield, advances as Burnley back off, and then drills a left-foot shot just wide. What a start to his Rangers career.
    2/1/2014 12:27:47 PM
  • [jamieredknapp] Sunderland have won the last two Tyne Wear derby clashes and are unbeaten in the last four so Jamie's backing another win for the Black Cats today. Bet now

    2/1/2014 12:29:45 PM
  • QPR 1-0 BURNLEY [yellow-card]
    Mee's long-range shot is sailing miles wide but clips a QPR leg to win the visitors their first corner of the game, but Hill is strong and clears. Knightly is promptly booked for pulling back Hoilett as he tries to counter.
    2/1/2014 12:30:57 PM
  • NEWCASTLE v SUNDERLAND [newcastle]
    What would a win away at Newcastle mean to Gus Poyet? Let's find out...
    2/1/2014 12:33:10 PM
    Dunne heads behind for a corner to Burnley, but it's a wasted effort, sailing over those assembled in the box.
    2/1/2014 12:37:40 PM
  • QPR 1-1 BURNLEY [goal] (Ings 24)
    Gorgeous volley from Ings, steering the ball past Green at his near post from 12 yards from Trippier's first-time cross
    2/1/2014 12:40:18 PM
  • Danny Ings celebrates a vital leveller

    2/1/2014 12:42:08 PM
  • Danny Ings had gone a whole two games without a goal before today. That was his worst goalscoring run of the season... [jeffstelling]

    2/1/2014 12:43:32 PM
  • QPR 1-1 BURNLEY [ouch]
    Barton on a final warning before being carded after a hip-check stops Ings firmly in his tracks 
    2/1/2014 12:45:50 PM
  • [kick-off]OFF AND RUNNING
    Whistles blow in east London and on Tyneside - we're under way in today's two early Premier League games...
    2/1/2014 12:46:08 PM
    Huge noise from the home crowd, and Newcastle take the hint early. Debuchy immediately makes his way forward from right-back and drags a shot past Mannone's far post
    2/1/2014 12:48:59 PM
  • NEWCASTLE 0-0 SUNDERLAND [newcastle]
    Here are Alan Pardew's pre-game thoughts
    2/1/2014 12:49:31 PM
  • QPR 2-1 BURNLEY [goal] (Dunne 34)
    Anything Ings can do, Dunne can do better, it seems. He may have a Butcher bandage, but he swings his left leg at a dropping ball eight yards out and rifles it into the roof of the net. Superb effort.
    2/1/2014 12:49:55 PM
    Early corner for West Ham. Could be the first of many set-pieces Swansea have to deal with, and they start well, denying Carroll and co. a header
    2/1/2014 12:51:10 PM
  • It's a lovely hooked finish from the bandaged big man!

    2/1/2014 12:51:40 PM
  • The boy Dunne good!

    2/1/2014 12:51:49 PM
    Sunderland really should be ahead. Johnson's free-kick from the right is into a good spot, but that's no excuse for Newcastle's dereliction of duty as Alonso is left in yards of space to head over from six yards
    2/1/2014 12:52:26 PM
    More threat from the visitors, although it's only a half-chance this time as Borini fails to get more than a toe on Johnson's lovely pass. Nonetheless, Newcastle's defence needs to shape up sharpish here
    2/1/2014 12:53:59 PM
  • QPR 2-1 BURNLEY [yellow-card]
    Doyle is carded for a lazy challenge on Shakell, leaving his foot in as the Burnley defender clears the ball
    2/1/2014 12:57:26 PM
    First test for Tremmel as West Ham's big men pile into the box onto a Downing free-kick. The keeper gets a good fist on the ball
    2/1/2014 12:58:14 PM
    Sunderland skipper O'Shea goes in the book for handball on the edge of his own box. Free-kick to Newcastle...Santon's strike is straight at Mannone, and the home fans sigh a little deeper for Yohan Cabaye
    2/1/2014 12:58:57 PM
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