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Ferdinand to face Hull

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed defender Rio Ferdinand will make his Manchester United comeback against Hull at Old Trafford on Saturday.The 30-year-old has not featured since the defeat at Liverpool on October 25, since when he has been absent with a long-standing back complaint. But his condition has improved markedly over the last three weeks and Ferguson believes it is time the former West H...Full Story »

Stoke City v Liverpool: play a header

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Sidibe rises high to flick the ball on as Stoke pursue an equaliserFull Story »

Kilgallon happy with Sunderland move

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Sunderland new boy Matt Kilgallon is relishing the chance to test himself in the Barclays Premier League.The 26-year-old central defender completed a whirlwind switch to the Stadium of Light from Sheffield United on Thursday night and immediately set his sights on establishing himself in the top flight.Kilgallon told the club's official website, www.safc.com: "The Premier League is definitely th...Full Story »

Mendes happy in Glasgow

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Pedro Mendes has rubbished reports he wants out of Rangers, insisting: "I don't need to go back to Portugal."Ibrox midfielder Mendes has repeatedly been linked this month with a move to Sporting Lisbon and has been quoted on more than one occasion as being willing to return to his homeland.But the 30-year-old told BBC Scotland: "I've been reading some incredible stories. The only thing I know is...Full Story »

Ivanovic sets sights on century

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Branislav Ivanovic has set his sights firmly on becoming a permanent fixture in the Chelsea defence. Serbia international Ivanovic has impressed after initially filling in for injured Jose Bosingwa at right-back, and chalked up his 50th appearance in the win over Sunderland. The 25-year-old intends to make the most of his opportunity. He told the club's official website, www.chelseafc.com: "For ...Full Story »

Wenger to call on squad players

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels he has little option but to make the best use of his battle-weary squad for the FA Cup trip to Stoke on Sunday. Midfielder Abou Diaby is set for a spell on the sidelines with a calf injury sustained against Bolton on Wednesday while full-back Bacary Sagna is another who needs to be rested because of a shoulder problem as Wenger looks to protect some of his key...Full Story »

Van der Sar return pleases Evans

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is pleased to see Edwin van der Sar back between the posts.The veteran Dutch goalkeeper was sidelined first through injury and then after his wife suffered a serious illness. But he played in the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg defeat by Manchester City in midweek after making his comeback in the victory against Burnley last weekend. Evans said: "Edwin mak...Full Story »

Stoke City v Liverpool: crowded out

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Mamady Sidibe is crowded out by Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Javier Mascherano as the three players go up for a headerFull Story »

Stoke City v Liverpool

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Lucas Leiva flies over a lunging tackle from Matthew EtheringtonFull Story »

Exciting!

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

In the 53rd minute, Villa's manager Martin O'Neill jumps for joys as Richard Dunne bundles the ball into the net, via the helpless Nzonzi, to give his side the lead for the first time in the game Full Story »

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