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  • [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
  • [football] With 10 Premier League games taking place over the next three days, we've put together a comprehensive look at all the action, with individual match previews, stats and team news, plus score predictions from Soccer Saturday expert Paul Merson.
    Gus Poyet and Alan Pardew go head-to-head in the Tyne-Wear derby on Saturday 

    1/31/2014 3:39:04 PM
  • [chelsea]New Chelsea signing Mohamed Salah (in the orange bib) gets to know his new Stamford Bridge team-mates ahead of Monday's testing trip to Manchester City.

    1/31/2014 3:40:23 PM
  • [westbrom]West Brom will be without striker Nicolas Anelka when they face his former club Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1HD. The French veteran has had around seven stitches in a knee injury suffered in Wednesday's derby defeat by Aston Villa and will consequently miss the visit of the Reds. Fellow forward Stephane Sessegnon (groin) is head coach Pepe Mel's only other absentee.
    Nicolas Anelka: West Brom striker suffered knee injury against Aston Villa. 

    1/31/2014 3:45:03 PM
  • [mondaynightfootball]Here's a few stats for you to chew over ahead of the Monday Night Football showdown between Manchester City and Chelsea.
    • Manchester City have won 19 and lost just one of their last 21 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, including winning the last 11 in a row.
    • Chelsea have kept three clean sheets in a row away from home in the Premier League.
    • Chelsea have lost their last four Premier League visits to the Etihad, but no team has won more games away at Man City in Premier League history than the west Londoners (10).
    • Five of Chelsea’s last eight Premier League games on a Monday have ended in a draw, with three of these ending goalless.
    • Chelsea had 39 shots against West Ham in midweek (incl. blocked shots); the most by any team who failed to score in the PL since 2003/04.
    • Man City have won their last eight Premier League games in a row, longer than any run secured in the title winning season of 2011-12.
    • Alvaro Negredo has scored 16 goals in his last 13 competitive appearances at the Etihad Stadium.
    1/31/2014 3:54:56 PM
  • [cardiff] New signing Wilfried Zaha is keen to make an impact for Cardiff and could make his debut against Norwich tomorrow.
    1/31/2014 4:10:33 PM
  • [tottenham] Some good news for Tottenham, with full-back Danny Rose now available for their trip to Hull City tomorrow after the FA overturned his red card in the 5-1 defeat by Manchester City.

    1/31/2014 4:13:03 PM
  • [manchestercity]Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (hamstring) will miss Monday's Premier League showdown with title rivals Chelsea as he begins an anticipated month-long spell out. The Argentina international joins playmaker Samir Nasri (knee) on the sidelines while midfielder Javi Garcia is also out with a knock. Midfielder James Milner could be back in contention after a groin problem.

    Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker facing a month out with a hamstring problem 

    1/31/2014 4:19:59 PM
  • [liverpool]Joe Allen is set to return to Liverpool's squad for their Premier League clash with West Brom at The Hawthorns on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1HD. Allen has missed the last two games because of a hamstring problem, but manager Brendan Rodgers has said the midfielder will be back this weekend. The Reds still have Daniel Agger, Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Lucas Leiva all unavailable due to injury.
    Joe Allen: Liverpool midfielder will return to squad to face West Brom. 

    1/31/2014 4:24:06 PM
  • [tottenham]Long-term absentees Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Paulinho are all available for Tottenham's game at Hull City on Saturday. Midfielders Erik Lamela (thigh), Sandro (calf) and Andros Townsend are out. Left-back Danny Rose is available after the red card he received against Manchester City was overturned on appeal.
    Danny Rose: Tottenham defender available to face Hull City. 
    1/31/2014 4:27:37 PM
  • [crystalpalace]Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey will go straight into the Crystal Palace squad for Sunday's trip to Arsenal, live on Sky Sports 1HD, after joining on transfer deadline day from Wolves. Defender Jonny Parr will be assessed again after suffering concussion in the FA Cup loss at Wigan. Midfielders Jerome Thomas and Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf) are still recovering, while forward Glenn Murray (knee) remains out.
    Wayne Hennessey: New Crystal Palace goalkeeper in squad to face Arsenal 

    1/31/2014 4:31:30 PM
  • [sunderland]Sunderland new boy Liam Bridcutt could be handed a debut at Newcastle on Saturday just a day after arriving on Wearside. The former Brighton midfielder goes straight into the squad, as does Argentinian striker Ignacio Scocco provided his international clearance arrives in time. Former skipper Lee Cattermole, who was the subject of a deadline-day bid from Stoke, would not have played anyway because of a calf injury, while striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt with a niggling Achilles problem.
    Liam Bridcutt: Deadline day signing goes straight into Sunderland's squad to face Newcastle 

    1/31/2014 4:34:45 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

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

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  • [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
  • Liverpool's bid to push through a £15m deal for Ukraine forward Yevhen Konoplyanka fell apart in the final minutes of deadline day, but elsewhere others were more successful in adding to their squads as Premier League teams spent close to £130m in January. Chelsea led the spending through January, helped by the £21m capture of Nemanja Matic.
    2/1/2014 10:31:39 AM
  • Burnley arrive at Loftus Road...
    2/1/2014 10:42:42 AM
  • Former Spain coach Luis Aragones has died at the age of 75. Aragones was a prominent figure within the national game and led Spain to victory at Euro 2008, beating Germany in the final before ending a four-year spell at the helm.
    2/1/2014 11:00:09 AM
    Lots of football to look forward to TV today...
    • 12.00: FL72 live - QPR v Burnley (Sky Sports 1)
    • 12.00: Soccer Saturday (Sky Sports News)
    • 18.00: Barcelona v Valencia (Sky Sports 1)
    • 18.00: Goals Express (Sky Sports News)
    • 20.00: SNF - Game of the Day (Sky Sports 2)
    • 20.00: Today's Goals Now (Sky Sports News)
    • 22.00: SNF - Match Choice (Sky Sports 2)
    • Midnight: Saturday Reloaded (Sky Sports News)
    From the Super Bowl to the Showdown on MNF, it’s a great weekend on Sky Sports. Click here to
    2/1/2014 11:14:36 AM
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    2/1/2014 11:17:42 AM
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    2/1/2014 11:18:48 AM
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    2/1/2014 11:24:27 AM
  • [betting] We’ve suspended betting on the next Leeds manager betting with speculation growing that that Gianluca Festa will be in charge of today’s game against Huddersfield Town. New to Sky Bet and fancy a punt on today's action? Claim your free £30 matched bet here.
    2/1/2014 11:25:50 AM
  • NEWCASTLE v SUNDERLAND [newcastle]
    It's not long until the teams will be with us for the Tyne-Wear derby. In the meantime, let's Cheick in with Tiote at St James' Park
    2/1/2014 11:29:55 AM
  • FANTASY FOOTBALL You've still got time to make any last minute changes to your Fantasy Football teams. The deadline to make any changes is 12.45pm ahead of the early kick offs. Play now

    2/1/2014 11:37:51 AM
  • SUPER 6
    Don't forget that you could finish the day £250,000 richer if you can correctly predict the outcomes of six of today's matches. Today's selected games are:
    • Cardiff v Norwich
    • Everton v Aston Villa
    • Fulham v Southampton
    • Hull v Tottenham
    • Stoke v Man Utd
    • Leeds v Huddersfield
    2/1/2014 11:38:57 AM
  • Alan Pardew has arrived at a sunny St James' Park. The team news for today's Tyne-Wear derby will be with us imminently.

    2/1/2014 11:43:30 AM
  • NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS [newcastle]
    Team to play Sunderland (12.45pm): Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Santon; Tiote (c), Sissoko, Anita; Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi.
    Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Marveaux, Armstrong, De Jong. 
    2/1/2014 11:48:01 AM
    Team to play West Ham (12.45pm): Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams (c), Davies, Amat, de Guzman, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Bony [swansea]
    Subs: Cornell, Rangel, Britton, Pozuelo, Lamah, Hernandez, Ngog
    2/1/2014 11:49:24 AM
    Team to play Newcastle (12.45pm)Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea (c), Bridcutt, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Altidore [sunderland]
    Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Wickham, Giaccherini, Vergini, Scocco, Ustari.
    2/1/2014 11:50:04 AM
    Team to play Swansea (12.45pm): Adrian, McCartney, Nolan (c), Tomkins, Jarvis, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Collins, Demel, Downing [westham]
    Subs: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Morrison, C.Cole, Johnson, Borriello, Nocerino
    2/1/2014 11:51:04 AM
  • It's chaos at Leeds United, who go into Saturday's game with Huddersfield with fans unsure who owns the club, or who is running the team. Brian McDermott was sacked as manager on Friday night, after just nine months in charge. His dismissal came with the club on the brink of a takeover by the Italian Massimo Cellino, who was at Elland Road on Friday night.
    2/1/2014 11:51:25 AM
  • NEWCASTLE v SUNDERLAND [newcastle]
    Less than an hour until the Tyne-Wear derby and the teams are in. Newcastle have made one change to the team that drew with Norwich in midweek as Shola Ameobi replaces the suspended Loic Remy. Loan signing Luuk de Jong is names on the bench
    2/1/2014 11:54:24 AM
    Marcos Alonso has been named in Sunderland's starting XI for the lunchtime kick-off. We just caught up with him at St James' Park [sunderland]
    2/1/2014 11:56:12 AM
  • NEWCASTLE v SUNDERLAND [sunderland]
    Gus Poyet has handed an immediate debut to new signing Liam Bridcutt, with fellow new boy Nacho Scocco available to figure off the bench. Sunderland will be hoping to follow up the midweek win over Stoke with a huge result at their bitter rivals.
    2/1/2014 11:58:26 AM
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    2/1/2014 11:59:22 AM
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