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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Invitations . . . Richard
Crash
tycoon
?ready
to wed?
By DAN SALES
A MILLIONAIRE Brit
businessman
killed
with his family in a
seaplane crash was
due to marry in July.
Invitations sent by
catering
firm
boss
Richard Cousins, 58,
and
fianc閑
Emma
Bowden,
48,
were
received
by
guests
just four days ago.
The couple, their
three children and the
pilot died near Sydney
on New Year?s Eve.
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By SHAUN WOOLLER
KIDS will be banned from eating
chocolate bars under tough new
Government guidelines.
Parents are being told to limit
treats to a maximum of two
100-calorie snacks a day, ruling
out Mars bars which have 230.
Public Health England aims to
halt the obesity crisis. Its chief
nutritionist said it wanted to
encourage ?healthier snacking?.
Full Story ? Page Five
Kids banned from eating treats
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1GM
BREXIT VOTE DEMANDS
Ratings . . . Mrs May
Twit?s a
blow for
Premier
By CHLOE MAYER
PUBLIC confidence in
Theresa May?s handling
of Brexit has plummeted
over
the
past
six
months, according to an
analysis of social media.
The PM?s popularity
fell by a half while anger
towards her doubled.
The study of emotional reactions on Twitter
was conducted by data
scientists Adoreboard.
They used algorithms
to translate different
emotions
into
an
indexed rating system.
Mrs May?s rating was
42 last June, but fell to
20 by Christmas.
Adoreboard chief exec
Chris Johnston said: ?If
the Government can tap
into these feelings, they
could have the advantage of understanding
the public mood.?
8m Xmas
cash woe
AROUND eight million
Brits have entered 2018
with a festive spending
hangover, a poll suggests.
Some 16 per cent of
people say they are likely
to fall behind in January
as a result of Christmas
outlay, up from 11 per
cent last year, according
to the National Debtline.
Benefits
& starts
ABOUT 300,000 people
who are unemployed or
on
low
income
are
missing out on benefits.
Hand-outs
worth
at
least � a week are not
being claimed, especially
by women aged 55 to 64,
said think-tank the Resolution Foundation.
PRITI
TOUGH
PRITI Patel has called
on the election watchdog to probe claims of
overspending by the
Remain campaign in
the Referendum.
The leading Brexiteer
said Britain Stronger In
Europe ?blatantly flouted
the rules?, in her letter to
the Electoral Commission.
The ex-aid minister?s com-
By HARRY COLE
Westminster Correspondent
plaint follows similar charges
against the Leave campaign.
Ms Patel pointed to claims
that more than �illion
was channelled to groups
opposing Brexit by big-money
donors who were secretly
working together.
Under spending rules, the
official campaign teams in
the 2016 poll should have
declared any work done with
smaller groups and deducted
DAVID Davis will use a
New Year ?relaunch? to
kickstart his Brexit plans
after being hit by sniping
from critics in Europe and
Whitehall.
The
Brexit
Secretary,
right, will attempt to get on
the front foot with a set-
piece speech after claims
he has been sidelined and
could face the chop in the
planned reshuffle.
The
dramatic
move
comes ahead of a similar
speech from Theresa May
pencilled in for the end
of this month, with pals
7
DUBLIN
New roles? . . Hunt and Milton
11
PLYMOUTH 11
8
BRISTOL
Gender gap
alarm bells
THE boss of Booking.com
has warned that political
action could harm gender
equality in business.
Gillian Tans, chief exec
of the travel website, said
quotas
could
lead
to
fewer women executives
at the top.
By HARRY COLE
helm of the NHS. A friend
said: ?Jeremy has been on the
frontline for so long he feels
he?s ready for something new.?
The PM needs to shuffle her
team after Deputy PM Damian
Green was axed last month
over
porn
allegations.
An
insider said last night: ?The
reshuffle is going to be more
than one in, one out.?
Education Secretary Justine
Greening, Commons Leader
Andrea Leadsom, Transport
Secretary Chris Grayling and
chairman Patrick McLoughlin
are in the firing line.
THE union behind rail
walkouts at New Year
is under fire over its
tax affairs.
The
RMT
made
a
�1million
profit
from
shares last year. But its
accounts show it paid
zero corporation tax.
Its portfolio includes
�0,000 in British American Tobacco and �4,000
in energy firm Centrica.
RMT boss Sean Hoyle
has said its ?rule No 1? is
?to strive to replace the
capitalist system with a
socialist order?.
Tory David Morris said:
?This reeks of hypocrisy.?
RMT
documents
say
the profit was written off
against benefits. Its strike
hit South Western Railway and CrossCountry.
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COMMUTERS have been
hit by a �0 hike in rail
fares under the Tories,
Labour claim today.
Rail
travellers
are
spending up to five times
as much of their salary
on season tickets as those
on the continent, a study
has revealed.
Rail bosses are in line
for huge pay packets as
passengers are hit with
the biggest fare hike in
five years, 3.4 per cent.
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dence of coordination between
these campaigns, it would
appear Britain Stronger In
Europe exceeded its spending
limit by up to �496,806.?
Remain chiefs hit back to
brand the letter ?mischiefmaking? to distract from the
probe into Leave?s spending.
Britain Stronger In Europe
said it ?complied fully with
rules on working together?.
The Electoral Commission
said it would review the letter
then decide whether to act.
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
HEALTHY GOVT SHAKE-UP
1
6
Big call . . . former
Cabinet minister
Priti Patel
blaming a raft of negative
stories about Mr Davis on
?Remainer spite?.
However, MPs will not
return to the Commons
until next week, meaning
any
manoeuvring
is
unlikely to take place
in the coming days.
THERESA May is weighing up
promoting Anne Milton to
become Health Secretary in a
shake-up of her top team.
Junior
education
minister
Milton, previously a public
health minister, would replace
Jeremy Hunt.
He is said to be keen to
move on after five years at the
1
EXCLUSIVE by
HARRY COLE
it from their �illion cap.
Ms Patel says Remain strategist Sir Craig Oliver ? David
Cameron?s ex-spin doctor ?
admitted to working closely
with supposedly independent
groups in his book on Brexit.
He would host a daily conference call with the official
team and others from Labour,
the Tories and Lib Dems.
In Ms Patel?s letter, seen by
The Sun, she says �,496,806
was spent by the four groups
during the Referendum.
She adds: ?Given the evi-
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Today?s
birthdays
Superman Returns? Lois
Lane KATE BOSWORTH,
35, left, Academy Award
winner CUBA GOODING
JR, 50, right, England
scrum-half DANNY
CARE, 31, photographer
DAVID BAILEY, 80,
Rugby World Cup winner
FRANCOIS PIENAAR, 51,
and Spurs goalie PAULO
GAZZANIGA, 26.
2GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
RITA?S HAPPY NUDE YEAR
By ROD McPHEE
LOOKS like 2018 is shaping up as a
snappy nude rear for Rita Ora.
The 27-year-old singer gave fans a
New Year?s Eve treat by posting
revealing pics from her holiday in the
US ski resort of Aspen.
First she pouted in a plunging pink
dress, right. Then she sprawled out
in just jewellery and heels.
Maybe for the rest of the year you
ought to wear a bit more-a, Miss Ora?
MEANWHILE, WHITEHALL IS...
Meghan
starkers
role row
EXCLUSIVE
by DANIEL SPERLING
A DIRECTOR who worked
with Meghan Markle has
revealed film bosses confronted him for not writing
her a nude scene.
Reg Traviss chose not to
have Prince Harry?s fiancee
strip off for 2015 Brit gangster flick Anti-Social, below.
Movie execs wanted her
to but Reg, 40, who dated
Amy Winehouse, said: ?It
wasn?t needed for
the story. Often
they look out
for things like
that because
they feel that
it sells.?
Air to the
throne ? P6
JACKING
IN THE
NUDITY
Star?s curb on TV strips
ALOUD CHEER FOR CHERYL AND THE GIRLS
EXCLUSIVE by LUCY JONES
COMIC Jack Whitehall
has put a nudity curb
clause in his contracts
as he is fed up stripping on screen.
Jack, 29, has gone bare
in BBC1 drama Decline
And Fall, E4 comedy Fresh
Meat and Sky One quiz A
League Of Their Own.
The star groaned: ?Especially
on A League Of Their Own,
I?m always naked. There?s a lot
of my a***.
?I said, this series gone, ?If
you show my a***, I want you
to send official approval?.
?So I?ve been giving approval
now whether they can use my
bottom. It feels like you should
always have approval.
?From day one, that should
have been in my contract.?
Jack told of his dismay at
reading last year?s Decline And
Fall script, in which he bared
his bum in the first episode.
He said: ?My heart sank. I
thought, ?Comedy drama. Finally I might keep my clothes
on.? First scene, they?re down.?
A US episode of A League
Of Their Own in 2016 saw him
share a nude mudbath with
Jamie Redknapp and Freddie
Flintoff.
lucy.jones@the-sun.co.uk
bi
Too bared . . . in Fresh Meat
arre
See Pages
20 & 21
3
4 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
IRAN?S IRON FIST
12 dead, 400 seized as regime targets rioters
Call time on
a foul regime
Analysis by DOUGLAS MURRAY
SINCE 1979 the Iranian people
have not had the most basic
rights ? the Mullahs dictate
everything they can say and wear.
But they cannot dictate forever.
In recent days the anti-regime
protests in Iran have dwarfed
even the ?Green Revolution?
events of 2009.
This country and all allies of
free people should back the protesters and wish the end of a
foul regime. The people deserve
to have a say in their own future.
By JAKE RYAN
AT least 12 people have
now been killed during
anti-government
protests
sweeping Iran.
Ten protesters died on New
Year?s Eve after security forces
moved to quell riots.
Up to 400 have been arrested in
recent days with 200 taken in the
capital Tehran alone on Saturday.
The protests are the biggest show
of dissent since the Green Movement rallies in 2009 were crushed.
Iran?s Revolutionary Guards have
warned demonstrators will face an
?iron fist? if unrest continues.
Footage of protesters reportedly
marching in the city of Isfahan on
Sunday showed cars and buildings
burning while shots rang out.
Two people are said to have been
shot dead in the town of Izeh while
another two died in Dorud after
Riot . . . protest on Tehran streets
being hit by a stolen fire truck.
State TV said six people were killed
? three in ?suspicious shootings? ?
in Toyserkan.
Other reports say three protesters
died in Isfahan province after security forces opened fire, potentially
raising the official death toll of 12.
Demonstrations began in Mashhad
on Thursday over economic conditions but quickly spread across the
country
with
attacks
against
the regime and chants of ?Death to
the dictator?.
Police have used tear gas and
water cannon to disperse campaigners in Tehran.
The use of social media was
restricted for many Iranians to stop
protesters communicating.
State TV last night said armed
groups had tried to take over some
police stations and military bases
but faced serious resistance from
security forces.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani
yesterday warned that violence will
not be tolerated and vowed to halt
it. But US President Donald Trump
tweeted: ?The great Iranian people
have been repressed for many years.
They are hungry for food & for
freedom. Time for change.?
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
said he was watching events in Iran
with ?concern?, adding: ?Vital that
citizens should have the right to
demonstrate peacefully.?
jake.ryan@the-sun.co.uk
?LEENE BACK
IN JUNGLE
By JACK LING
FORMER
jungle
queen
Myleene Klass kicks off the
year by turning back the
clock ? and recreating her
famous TV shower scene.
Myleene, 39, stripped down
to the white bikini she
famously wore on I?m A
Celebrity in 2006.
She posted a snap on
Instagram yesterday with
the caption: ?Jungle is
massive? next to a palm
tree emoji.
The mother of two also
posed for another photograph by a waterfall ?
and wrote: ?Don?t go
chasing.?
The TV presenter was
seeing in the New Year
at an unknown location.
But it sure looked a
first-Klass destination.
Kim . . . yesterday
Kim?s US
N-button
warning
By JAKE RYAN
NORTH Korean tyrant
Kim Jong-un has warned
Donald Trump a nuclear
weapons button sits on
his desk.
He also claims America
is within range of his
missiles.
The roly-poly despot
said the US could not
start a war against his
country with the launch
button at his fingertips.
When asked about the
claim, the US President
said from his Florida
New Year?s Eve party:
?We?ll see, we?ll see.?
In his annual address,
Kim called for improved
relations
with
South
Korea. He said he wanted
to discuss sending a delegation to the Winter
Olympics in the South?s
host city of Pyeongchang.
Fines for
late kids
PARENTS will face fines
and risk court if their
kid is often late to school.
Fixed penalty notices
will be dished out if a
child is late ten times in
a 12-week period.
If not paid within 21
days then it will double
to �0 per parent, per
child. Court action could
follow.
Staffordshire
County
Council is bringing in the
rules from the start of
the new term to promote
good school attendance.
But some parents have
labelled it as a ?scam?.
The council took 184
parents to court in the
past two years and collected a total of �2,080
in fines. Penalties for
unauthorised leave from
January 1 will be given.
A-listers?
sex fight
MORE than 300 women
in
Hollywood
have
launched an initiative to
fight sexual harassment.
Stars including Meryl
Streep
and
Emma
Thompson urged change
to make the industry a
?safe and equitable place
for everyone?.
Equal attention should
be paid to harassment in
?less glamorised? areas,
such as farming and
catering, they said in a
letter to a US paper.
The
initiative,
called
Time?s Up, has raised
nearly �million to provide legal aid for victims.
Women are also urged
to wear black at Sunday?s
Golden Globes as a statement against inequality.
The move comes after
the Harvey Weinstein sex
misconduct scandal.
2006
ELF-CONSCIOUS
Gemma
Romsey,
28,
shed 7st after she saw a
photo of herself as an
?enormous elf? at Xmas
2016 in Bournemouth.
1GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
BAN ON TREATS FOR KIDS
HOW MUCH OF YOUR FAVOURITE
CHOC TREAT HAS BEEN BARRED?
TOTAL
248
Calories
100
CALORIES OF BAR
KIDS CAN EAT
TOTAL
100
240
Calories
CALORIES OF BAR
KIDS CAN EAT
100
TOTAL
278
CALORIES OF BAR
Calories
KIDS CAN EAT
Sweet tooth . . but
officials want choc
bars replaced with
low-calorie treats
TOTAL
209
Calories
100
KIDS CAN EAT
100
230
CALORIES
ORIES OF BAR
Calories
?Eat rice cakes instead?
KIDS will be urged to swap
choc bars for snacks like
plain rice cakes, sugar-free
jelly and fromage frais
under new guidelines.
Public
Health
England
wants mums and dads to
help tackle the obesity crisis by rationing children
to healthy treats with no
more than 100 calories.
CALORIES OF BAR
TOTAL
A REAL
SNACK
IN THE
MOUTH
KIDS
DS CAN EAT
They say youngsters should
be limited to two of these
between meals per day.
That rules out Mars bars
which have 230 calories, KitKats, with 209 and Dairy
Milk bars on 240. Even half
a bar would be too much.
Instead, officials suggest
27-calorie rice cakes, fromage frais with 41, or a pot
of jelly with only five.
PHE?s Change4Life healthy eating campaign says:
?Look
for
100-calorie
snacks, two a day max.?
The guidance comes as
their research shows kids
consume three times more
sugar than recommended
? with half coming from
snacks and drinks.
The recommended daily
intake for those aged four
to ten is equal to five
cubes. The average intake is
By SHAUN WOOLLER
15. Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at PHE, said: ?Children are
having unhealthy snacks throughout
the day and parents are concerned.
?To make it easier for busy families, we?ve developed a simple rule
of thumb to help them move towards healthier snacking ? ?Look for
100-calorie snacks, two a day max?.?
Justine Roberts, of website Mumsnet, said: ?The volume of sugar kids
get from snacks and sugary drinks
alone is mind-blowing.?
Caroline Cerny, from the Obesity
Health Alliance, said: ?When it
comes to sugar, it?s all too easy to
eat more than is good for us.
?We need all sectors of the food
industry to reduce sugar and overall
calories in their products to help us
all make healthier choices.?
But Chris Snowdon, from the
Institute of Economic Affairs, said:
?Telling parents what they can and
can?t allow their children to snack
on is just another addition to the
long list of unnecessary interferences from Public Health England.
?Introducing such extreme limits
is an insult to people?s intelligence.?
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen called
the guidelines ?excessively prescriptive?. He said: ?I tend to think that
most things are fine in moderation.
?We also need to focus on getting
kids moving, not just eating less.?
shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
DON?T MAKE IT BIG ISSUE GOOD NEWS FOR YOUNG
I BELIEVE in the saying that a little
of what you fancy does you good.
I have an occasional sweet treat
and think it?s only fair my children,
Zak, 11, and Lexi, four, do as well.
Before I eat a biscuit with my tea,
the last thing I?d do is check the calorie content. And I?m not going to
start doing it for my children either.
Of course we all know too much
Natasha . . with kids sugar isn?t good, but I think you have
By
NATASHA HARDING
Sun writer and mum of two
to be really careful about forever
monitoring every calorie children eat.
I don?t want mine obsessed with
food and I think if you make things
an issue then they can become one.
CHOCS are full of sugar, which is highcalorie but has no nutritional benefit.
Makers pump it in to excite kids
and make food taste better. This can
lead to addiction and eating still more.
The excess calories in the sugar
lead to weight gain and it also clings
to children?s teeth ? causing decay.
This PHE initiative is a very good
idea as the alternative snacks have
By
TAM FRY
National Obesity Forum
less sugar and are more nutritious.
Most manufacturers are not geared up
to produce chocolate bars with fewer
than 100 calories. Sugar-free chocolate would be the ideal solution.
5
6 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Ordeal . . expat Adrian
?Engines
failed on
my flight?
THE NEAR-MISS
EXCLUSIVE
by DAN SALES
A BRIT expat told last
night how his flight with
the same seaplane firm
nearly
crashed
with
engine failure.
Adrian
Wakelin,
43,
who was with his wife
Louise, said the propellers stopped and it fell
1,600ft in bad weather.
The Sydney sales rep,
originally of Nottingham,
said: ?The engine cut out.
?The pilot tried buttons
and levers, going crazy.
?Somehow, he restarted
it. I wish I?d said something. This was an accident waiting to happen.?
He claimed the pilot
said engines were known
to fail in rough weather.
Sydney Seaplanes said
it would probe his claims
over last February?s trip.
Another British family
died in the same De
Havilland model of plane
in 2015.
Richard
and
Fiona
Hewitt, of Milton Keynes,
were killed with their
teenage kids Harry and
Felicity when their plane
stalled on a sightseeing
trip in Canada.
2GM
PLANE CRASH FAMILY
LIFE WAS
By DAN SALES, BEN PERRIN
and MATT WILKINSON
A MILLIONAIRE who died
with his family when their
seaplane crashed in Sydney
had everything to live for,
friends said last night.
Richard Cousins, 58, hailed as
one of the greatest businessmen
of his generation, was due to
retire
in
March
and
wed
fianc閑 Emma Bowden in July.
They were killed on the sightseeing flight with his two sons,
William, 25, and Edward, 23, and
Emma?s daughter Heather, 11.
OK! magazine art editor Emma,
48, was known as ?Grace Kelly? for
her serene and smiling attitude.
William
was
respected
across
Westminster for his work with
Remain in the Brexit referendum.
His brother studied at the University of St Andrews and dreamed of
joining the police, while Heather was
loving life at a new school.
Richard, boss of the world?s biggest
catering firm Compass, lost wife
Caroline, 55, to cancer in 2015, just
six weeks after she was diagnosed.
He found love again with Emma
and wedding guests received their
invitations just four days ago.
But the family?s idyllic life was
cruelly snuffed out in the New Year?s
Eve crash that also killed pilot
Gareth Morgan, 44.
Cricket fan Richard had taken the
family to Australia to watch England
in The Ashes.
He had looked after his late wife?s
brother Ian Thorpe, buying him a
�5,000 house in 2014.
Ian said last night: ?Edward and
William had grown into such fantastic young men.
?Richard was smitten with Emma.
I still can?t believe they are gone.?
lWed invites sent as
tycoon got set to retire
HIS SONS
?They were such
happy-go-lucky people?
Gareth . . mum?s snap
Skipper?s
?final pic?
THE PILOT
A BRIT who flew in the
Sydney
seaplane
just
hours before it crashed
took what is believed to
be the last snap of pilot
Gareth Morgan.
Gareth, 44, below, took
the 47-year-old mum on
an aerial tour of Sydney
Harbour with her husband and two kids at
11am on New Year?s Eve.
The trip went without a
hitch but tragedy
struck just four
hours later.
The mum, who
did not want to
be named, said:
?I sat at the front
next
to
Gareth
and chatted to
him.?
Neighbour
Lata
Maisuria,
of
Tooting, South West London, said:
?They were happy-go-lucky people.?
Asked if the family had everything
to live for, Lata said: ?Yes. You plan
things in your life then all of a sudden you?re not going to achieve that.
?Heather went to school happily
and you think of her coming back
telling friends about her holiday.?
The Sun told yesterday, below, how
the family paid �0 each to fly from
Rose Bay, Sydney, 20 miles north to
a posh meal at Cottage Point Inn.
They were returning with sightseeing firm Sydney Seaplanes when
their craft nosedived into Jerusalem
Bay at 3.10pm local time on Sunday.
Aussie Todd Sellars, staying on a
houseboat 50 yards away, swam to
the plane and tried to release the
door as it sank in 30ft of water.
He said: ?I just thought the plane
was coming in
low
doing
a
flyby, but when
we looked out on
the corner it just
nosedived.
?The
plane
was pretty long
so it was probably
three
to
four
metres
under the water
by the time we
got down to it.
I ran my hands
through
the
WILLIAM AND
EDWARD COUSINS
WILLIAM, left, a graduate of
King?s College, London, worked
for the Labour Party.
The 25-year-old was also
head of press for Open Britain
in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Edward, 23, went travelling
after studying at the University
of St Andrews. The mixed
martial arts fan was training to
be a police officer.
windows but I couldn?t open the
door. It was sinking too fast.?
Authorities are still trying to work
out what went wrong, given the
pilot?s huge experience and no
known faults on the plane.
Celebrities
including
Leonardo
DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman and Ed
Sheeran have flown with the firm.
Pippa Middleton and husband
James Matthews took a trip on the
plane on their honeymoon in May.
Mr Cousins took over at contract
caterers Compass in 2006 during the
controversy
over
its
unhealthy
Turkey Twizzlers in schools.
The firm?s finances were also in
bad shape but it is now the world?s
largest caterer by sales.
PR man Roland Rudd, who represents Compass, said: ?He was one of
the greatest businessmen of his generation; had little interest in selfpromotion and a healthy disregard
for
pomposity
and
red
tape.?
Dominic Blakemore, Mr Cousins?
successor as CEO, said: ?For the past
six years Richard has been a friend
and mentor. He combined Yorkshire
grit with a wonderful sense of humour. We will miss him terribly.?
Neil Doody, 76, president of Finchampstead cricket club in Berkshire
where the millionaire once played,
said: ?Everyone is numb. Richard and
his two brothers grew up here and
2GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
??HAD IT ALL TO
O LIVE FOR?
O ?
PERFECT
lBright futures of 3
kids aged 11, 23 & 25
FIANCEE AND HER DAUGHTER
HEATHER AND
EMMA BOWDEN
Top boss . . . Mr Cousins
was considered a genius
for reviving Compass
their late dad Phil was vicepresident.? Mr Cousins was a
member of all 18 first-class cricket
counties and a regular at Surrey.
A former neighbour in the
Chilterns, where the businessman
kept a �7million home, said
tragic Caroline had wanted him
to find happiness again.
The neighbour added: ?Richard
was the happiest he?d been since
his wife?s death. They were a
lovely family. He was so looking
forward to the wedding.
?The invite came the day before
yesterday. The engagement party
was set for March with the wedding on July 20. Heather was
going to be a bridesmaid and the
boys the best men.?
OK! editor Kirsty Tyler said:
?Emma was a popular and longstanding member of staff who
will be greatly missed by all.?
EMMA joined OK! magazine in
2003 and was its Art Editor.
She met Richard in a London
pub several months after his
wife Caroline died of cancer.
Heather, 11, her daughter with
ex-partner Alex Page, loved
travel and recently posted pictures from Capri, Italy.
She had just started at Graveney School, South London.
MPs paid tribute to Labour Party
worker William, previously head
of press for pro-EU campaign
group Open Britain.
Former
shadow
chancellor
Chris Leslie said: ?Will Cousins
was an exceptionally talented
head of press for Open Britain.?
Tory Anna Soubry tweeted:
?Will was a lovely young man (so
calm & patient). He came from a
remarkable family.?
dan.sales@the-sun.co.uk
Tragic . . . police with one of the bodies
Distraught . . . Ian
?The lads
had the
world at
their feet?
THE UNCLE
By DAN SALES
and BEN PERRIN
EDWARD and William
Cousins? uncle yesterday
paid tribute to the ?wonderful people?? who died
in the tragedy.
Distraught Ian Thorpe
? brother of Richard?s
wife Caroline who died
in 2015 ? said nearly his
whole family had been
wiped out.
He said: ?Richard was
very loving. He made my
sister very happy until
the day she died.?
His
nephews
were
?fabulous
and
wellmannered? and had ?the
world at their feet?.
Ian went on: ?Edward
had hopes of becoming a
police officer.
?William was working
for the Labour Party and
settled down and I miss
them terribly because it?s
wiped out nearly all my
family.
?I?ve only got a 14-yearold daughter left. And
that?s it. That?s it.
?But I look back and
I?m very proud of all of
them. They?ve been very
kind and I feel thrilled
to have known them.
?They?ve been wonderful. Wonderful people.
?I still can?t believe
they are gone. Now I?m
going to have to bury
three more members of
my family.?
Ian, 56, from Leicester,
said he saw less of them
after Caroline died of
cancer but they always
kept in touch.
He went on: ?Richard
had sent me a Christmas
card around December
10, saying that he would
be going off to Australia
for Christmas to watch
the cricket.
?He was hoping to
retire around Easter.?
He added: ?He was so
happy and smitten with
Emma but unfortunately
I?ll never get to meet her.
?I wasn?t aware that
the boys were with him.
I thought it was just the
three of them.?
Tragic . . . sis Caroline
7
8 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
8m NHS
no-show
PATIENTS failed to turn
up for eight million hospital
appointments
in
England last year, costing
the NHS almost �illion.
The money would have
paid
for
257,000
hip
replacements or 990,000
cataract ops and does not
include consultations cancelled in advance.
The waste of taxpayers?
cash takes in the number
of hours paid to staff to
treat patients who did
not turn up.
A further nine million
people were sent home
from A&E with just guidance or advice.
NHS
England
says
many could have got the
information from a pharmacist or the 111 helpline.
Fire crew
?medics?
FIRE crews with a week?s
first-aid
training
are
being sent to deal with
medical emergencies as
ambulance crews struggle
to cope with demand.
They had 44,000 calls
to patients such as heart
attack victims last year.
It has raised concerns
they are being used to
make it seem ambulance
response targets are met.
A
whistleblower
at
Kent fire service told the
Daily Mail they receive
six days of basic first aid
followed by a three-day
refresher
course
every
three years.
But a Home Office
spokesman
hailed
the
?collaboration across our
emergency services?.
2GM
MEG AIR THRONE
TO
THE
Harry and fiancee?s economy hol flight... next to loos
By CHLOE MAYER
PRINCE Harry and
Meghan Markle have Riviera for a romantic
flown on holiday trip to celebrate the New
in economy seats Year, witnesses said.
The couple were said to
next to the loos. have boarded the 9.55am
Romantic . . Riviera
Harry, 33, and his
fiancee, 36, jetted
to the French
Coleen back in
Roo?s fan club
COLEEN Rooney was cheering for hubby Wayne again
yesterday
despite
their
bust-up over his drink-driving.
Pregnant
mum-of-three
Coleen, 31, was snapped with
youngest boy Kit, two this month,
watching the Everton ace against
former club Man United, left.
But Wayne, 32, was substituted
as his beloved Blues lost 2-0.
The couple had crunch talks
after he was caught at the wheel
on a boozy night out with party
girl Laura Simpson, 29, while
Coleen was away.
New Year?s Eve BA flight to
Nice earlier than the other
flyers in a bid to remain
unrecognised and sat at the
back near the rear toilets.
They took up three rows
of economy seats with just
three ?edgy and nervous?
bodyguards with them.
Harry reportedly sat next
to a window in jeans and a
jacket, with a baseball cap
pulled low over his face,
while Meghan wore a black
Support . . .
Coleen and
Kit yesterday
beanie hat and minimal
make-up.
They were met by two
heavily-armed officers from
the French border police
and whisked away. Sources
told the Daily Mail that
France?s elite Service de la
Protection will guard the
couple during their stay.
chloe.mayer@the-sun.co.uk
2GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
Not ringing in 2018, Louise?
By STUART PINK
LOUISE Redknapp launched her pop comeback on New Year?s Eve ? minus her
wedding ring.
The former Eternal singer, 43, finalised
her divorce from husband Jamie, 44, last
week. She belted out a
number of her hits
at London?s G-A-Y club,
with Strictly pal Kevin
Clifton, 35, inset with
her and dancers, choreographing routines.
A friend said she took
off the ring ?to signify
a new era?.
Steven . . & son Archie
Parking
firm ?gave
my car to
stranger?
EXCLUSIVE
by SARAH RIDLEY
RECORD BILL
A DAD who left his car
with an airport parking
firm says the motor was
handed to a stranger.
Steven
Duncan,
41,
went with his wife Julie,
39, and four kids to get
the �000 VW Transporter Shuttle after an
11-day Tenerife holiday.
They say Car Park
Manchester told them the
keys were handed over
seven days earlier to
someone who claimed to
be Steven.
Steven, who paid the
firm �, said: ?It makes
me sick they think they
can get away with this.?
Insurers provided the
family with a two-night
hotel stay while they
arranged a vehicle to get
home to Fife, Scotland.
Police are investigating.
Car Park Manchester
did
not
respond
to
requests for a comment.
�M TOLL
OF BIRTH
TOURISM
Brain bug
tot hope
THE family of a baby
struck down with severe
meningitis are hoping to
bring their ?little fighter?
home in 2018.
Kia Gott, one, had all
four limbs removed in
what doctors called the
worst case for 25 years.
She will now undergo
several skin grafts at the
high dependency unit in
Leeds General Infirmary.
Doctors are preparing a
plan for parents Paul
Gott, 35, and Vikki Mitchell, 30, to take her home
in Wyke, West Yorks.
The family, including
Kia?s brother and sister,
may have to move house
as she faces months of
rehabilitation.
Foreign mums rip off NHS
EXCLUSIVE by NICK McDERMOTT
Health Editor
RECORD numbers of health
tourists are flying into Britain to
have their babies delivered for
free on the NHS, a Sun investigation has found.
At least 2,631 ineligible women
gave birth on English maternity
wards last year then failed to pay,
leaving a bill of �million.
�0k for
rare coin
BODY RIDDLE
A
man?s
body
was
found at the side of a
road yesterday in an
unexplained
death
in
Woolpit, Suffolk.
Picture: BACKGRID
A RARE coin made for
King Charles II 358 years
ago is tipped to sell for
more than �0,000.
Charles ordered new
coinage after the monarchy?s restoration in 1660
and two rival engravers
pitched for the job.
A Frenchman who had
helped him in exile was
chosen but a few produced by losing candidate
Thomas Simon still exist.
The crown ? equal to
five shillings ? is said to
be among the best three
surviving examples.
It is tipped to break
the world record price
for a British silver coin
at an auction on January
9 in New York.
Cases are up more than a fifth in the
past 12 months, from 2,167.
Only 84 trusts that provide maternity
services responded to our Freedom of
Information request ? around two in
three. It means the real figure may be
closer to 4,500 and NHS losses �million.
Rules came into force in October
requiring hospitals to charge overseas visitors upfront for non-urgent care. Staff
must routinely ask patients where they
have lived the past six months to identify
who is entitled to free NHS treatment.
Ministers claim stricter checks are helping to detect more ineligible patients.
Health Minister James O?Shaughnessy
told The Sun: ?The NHS is a national, not
an international, health service. Hospitals
must make sure they charge people if they
IT'S A BOUNCING... CHEQUE
Year
Ineligible patients Unpaid bills
2016/17
2,631
�m
2015/16
2,167
�4m
2014/15
1,466
�
2013/14
1,078
�2m
*Based on responses from two in three NHS Trusts with maternity services
aren?t eligible for free care. They are getting better at identifying those people.?
Ineligible patients cost the service up to
�illion a year, say Government estimates.
The NHS has quadrupled the cash it has
recovered from health tourists since 2012/
13, from �million to �8million last year.
We found the biggest single unpaid
maternity bill in 2016/17 was at the Royal
Berkshire NHS Trust, where a mum from
Pakistan owes �,000. In total, managers
there are trying to find 329 women for
care costs totalling �7,000.
Barts in London is seeking 438 mothers
for �75million of unpaid maternity care.
Trusts admitted most would be written
off. Patient Concern said: ?These figures
prove the NHS is seen as a soft touch.?
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
ELLO, ELLO, ECHO
VICTIMS could soon report crimes
from home via Amazon Echo gadgets.
Cops want to use the voice-driven
units to publicise anti-crime drives.
They also hope the public will use
them by the year?s end to report
offences ? slashing calls they receive.
Lancashire police?s Rob Flanagan,
who devised the idea, said: ?I?d like to
By GUY PATRICK
use this for crime reporting. We?ll definitely be there by the end of 2018.?
Millions use the Echo?s digital voice
assistant Alexa to play music, check
weather or even order takeaways.
But the force hopes to use it to
relay news about crime issues.
9
10 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
Born free
THOUSANDS of foreigners are using our
National Health Service to give birth.
A Sun investigation today reveals that
British hospitals were left �million
out of pocket from pregnancy care in a
single year, with the number of cases up
more than a fifth in the past 12 months.
Brits facing long delays for operations
will question why these millions are not
being spent on them and their families.
Yes, there will be real emergencies
that require treatment. But the NHS
was never meant to care for the world?s
patients. It is not the International
Health Service, after all.
In October, the Government introduced new checks for hospital staff to
clamp down on health tourism, which
costs us �illion a year.
On their own, such checks cannot
solve the problem entirely but Health
Minister Jeremy Hunt should make sure
hospitals at least do what they can.
We simply cannot afford for the NHS to
treat the rest of the world.
Less for more
EVERY year millions of rail passengers are
disgracefully stung by fare price hikes.
Yet the service they receive is undermined by delays, cancellations, strikes
and overcrowding.
How can it be right that millions of
commuters now face, on average, a
3.4 per cent rise in travel costs?
Passengers will rightly feel sore, with
the largest fare rise since 2013 coming
as rail chiefs get bumper pay packages.
Serco?s
chief
executive
Rupert
Soames, for instance, has a �4million
package if he hits his targets.
Some argue for renationalisation. But
this would make it worse. The operators
already act as regional monopolies.
Exposing them to competition would
drive down prices.
The sooner other firms can operate on
the same lines, the quicker standards
will improve for millions of passengers.
The Government has ambitious green
transport initiatives. Fixing this broken
industry would be a good start.
Best bar none
WITH one in five youngsters leaving
primary school obese, it is clear our
weight is an issue which needs tackling.
But rationing treats so our kids can?t
even eat half a Mars bar is just not
practical.
Youngsters are glued to screens rather
than running around burning flab. If we
get them exercising, it will save the
NHS lots of money in the long run.
Over the next three days, The Sun has
health fitness star Joe Wicks advising
how to burn calories and stay healthy.
His ideas could help parents keep
their youngsters healthy without
completely shunning the odd treat.
After all, as the old slogan goes, a Mars
a day helps you work, rest AND play.
1GM
FARES UP, FAT CAT PAY UP, BRITS FED-UP
RAIL fares have increased
TWICE as fast as wages in
the past ten years,
according to research by
the TUC. The figures show
that ticket prices have risen
by 53 per cent since 2007,
while weekly earnings have
only grown by 22 per cent.
And British commuters now
JOURNEY
spend more than five times
as much of their salary on
rail fares as other European
travellers. UK rail users fork
out 13 per cent of theirs on
DISTANCE
a season ticket, compared
with the French who spend
just 2.54 per cent of their
pay on tickets. Below, one
commentator gives her view.
COST OF
SEASON TICKET
% MONTHLY
EARNINGS
FRANCE
30 miles
�.31
2.45%
ITALY
27 miles
�.81
3.03%
GERMANY
28 miles
�8.15
4.20%
BELGIUM
31 miles
�3.73
4.54%
SPAIN
27 miles
�7.57
5.29%
UK
31 miles
�2.60 10.64%
蒚AMPES TO PARIS
CIVITA CASTELLANA TO ROME
EBERSWALDE TO BERLIN
GHENT TO BRUSSELS
ARENYS DE MAR TO BARCELONA
MANCHESTER TO LIVERPOOL
This bad service
terminates here
RECENTLY I witnessed
a distressing scene.
It was the kind of thing
you imagine when the
masses are fleeing a wartorn
country:
People
crammed
into
train
carriages, struggling for
fresh air, wailing infants
piled into the suitcase
rack, towers of baggage
teetering
over
frail
pensioners
slumped,
broken, against the walls.
But this was no escape
from Syria ? it was the Great
Western Railway service from
Paddington to Plymouth.
Ding ding! All aboard the
Hell Express! On board you
will find toilets that don?t
flush, tickets that don?t get
you a seat, arrival times that
don?t mean anything ? all for
a modest �0 return!
It?s the same story for
passengers all over Britain.
The ones staring up at
DELAYED,
boards
saying
CANCELLED, DELAYED. The
ones waiting on freezing
platforms. The ones nuzzling
strangers?
armpits
on
ANOTHER standing-room-only
service. The ones paying
thousands a year to be
transported in conditions not
legally allowed for cattle.
If there was any justice, the
poor,
weary,
ripped-off
British rail passenger would
be getting compensation for
what they have to endure.
But no. Today, a full three
months before April Fool?s
By
CLARE FOGES
Day, we hear the cruel joke
that rail fares are up by
3.4 per cent ? the biggest rise
in five years.
And for what? A rail
service which would shame
any advanced nation. This
week we have learned just
how shoddy and badly run
Britain?s trains have become.
First of all, the trains
themselves are knackered ?
with figures revealing that
the average train is more
than 20 years old. Some
services are running carriages
built in the 1970s and 1980s.
Then there are the delays.
In the weeks running up to
Christmas, nearly HALF of all
trains were late or cancelled.
At some stations more than
70 per cent of trains are late.
You want more evidence on
how depressingly bad our
train service has become?
Next time you?re in a
station, look up at one of
those digital announcement
boards on the platform. There
you will see two times: The
official train time and the
?time expected?.
Just think what this means.
Delay is so inevitable that
they have built it into the
station itself!
Why does it have to be this
way, when around the world
they get their trains to run
on time?
Cross the Channel and
you?ll find railways running
as smoothly as hot knives
through butter. The French
and German services are
prompt, clean and reasonably
priced (UK commuters spend
more than five times as much
on their salary on rail fares
as other Europeans).
The Japanese system is so
efficient that last year one of
their rail companies apologised
when a train left 20 seconds
EARLY.
Wake-up call
Britain?s railways are quite
simply
a
national
embarrassment.
And yet the greater the
failures, the more the fat cats
who run them seem to get
paid.
Yesterday we learned of the
multi-million-pound
salaries
handed out to rail company
executives. The chief of Great
Western is earning up to
�illion.
The
boss
of
Stagecoach is raking in up to
�5million.
Meanwhile, the suckers who
pay their wages have no
choice but to fork out for
rubbish services. And that?s
the most maddening thing
about it: No choice. If you?re
flying somewhere there?s a
range of airlines to choose
from.
Competition
means
prices are pushed down and
standards up. The constant
fight
to
win
passengers
makes air travel a consumers?
dream.
In
rail
travel
it?s
the
opposite
?
a
consumers?
nightmare. No choice, no
competition, nowhere to go if
you?re fed up with the service.
So with soaring prices,
lousy services and the fat
cats creaming off massive
salaries, is it any wonder the
British public is flirting with
the idea of re-nationalising
the railways?
Jeremy Corbyn may be an
extreme Leftie, but on this
policy he has his fingers on
the nation?s pulse.
Last year a poll found that
60 per cent of us would like
to see the railways taken into
state ownership.
The current Government
should
take
this
massive
support for re-nationalisation
as a wake-up call.
Passengers are sick of all
the excuses for over-priced,
over-crowded trains: Blame
the unions, blame the old
Victorian tracks, blame the
weather. No more excuses.
As a country that?s meant
to be forging a bold new
future outside Europe, we
need a railway system to
match. If that needs more
state intervention to sort out
our railways, so be it.
As the fifth largest economy
in the world, we?ve got to do
better than this.
2GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
FOOTIE HOST?S HEART OP
P
Victim . . . Iuliana Tudos
Barmaid
murder
suspect
arrested
By JAMES MILLS
A MAN was arrested
yesterday on suspicion of
murdering a pub worker
who was killed in a park
on Christmas Eve.
The
31-year-old
was
taken into custody from
an address in Dalston,
East London, over the
death of Iuliana Tudos.
Her body was found in
Finsbury Park, near her
North London home, on
December 27.
Ms Tudos, 22, was last
seen alive by friends in
Camden at around 8pm
on Christmas Eve as she
headed for a bus.
She was on her way to
a
friend?s
home
in
Enfield but never arrived.
CCTV showed her on the
edge of the park just
after 8.20pm.
A post-mortem gave
her cause of death as an
abdomen stab wound and
a head injury.
4
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
10yr woe
of homes
MORE than 11,000 homes
have stood empty for at
least ten years despite a
spike in homelessness,
according to new data.
Some 60,000 have been
empty for two years, and
23,000 for five, revealed
Freedom of Information
requests to 275 councils.
Just one in 13 uses new
powers allowing them to
take over homes empty
for at least six months,
Lib Dem research found.
Party
leader
Vince
Cable told The Guardian:
?It is a national scandal.?
A Government spokesman said: ?We?re investing over �illion to 2020
to tackle homelessness
and rough sleeping.?
WAITROSY CHEEKS
Supermarket make-up
sales rose by �million
to �6million in 2017,
analysts say, with Rimmel
top brand at �8million.
11
WIFE: I SAVED LIFE
OF ?LOVE-RAT? KEYS
Richard Keys
@richardajkeys - 31 Dec 2017
. Not a
Emotional now & I?ll regret this tomorrow
?t.
wasn
this
but
fault
my
tly
great year, mos
saving
Thank you to everybody @RBandH for
have a
my life & letting me see 2018. Let?s all
happy & healthy New Year
Death?s door . . . hospital pic tweeted by Keys
Spurned Julia pestered hubby to see doc
EXCLUSIVE by JAMES MILLS
and NICK PISA
SHAMED
football
host
Richard Keys had a lifesaving heart operation after
his estranged wife forced
him to see a doctor about
high blood pressure.
Julia Keys said she kept pestering him even though the
former Sky Sports presenter,
60, is alleged to have cheated
on her with a young lawyer.
Heartbroken Julia, 57, a nurse,
says surgeons said he would have
been dead within a month.
Richard had the op to treat a
clogged artery in June at London's
Royal Brompton Hospital.
But he kept it secret until New
Year?s Eve when he tweeted a photo
of himself in a hospital bed wearing
an oxygen mask.
He wrote: ?Emotional now & I?ll
regret this tomorrow. Not a great
year, mostly my fault ? but this
wasn?t. Thank you to everybody
for saving my life & letting me see
WIFE AND ?LOVER?
Ex-Sky host Keys with Julia and, right, Lucie Rose, inset
2018. Let?s all have a happy &
healthy New Year.?
Richard, who now works for beIN
SPORTS in Qatar after resigning
from his Sky Sports role in 2011
over a sexism storm, denied the
cheating claims.
But he split from Julia in May
2016 amid the allegations he had an
affair with Lucie Rose, 28, a former
friend of their ex-Hollyoaks
star
daughter
Jemma, 32.
Julia first spotted a
problem with Richard?s health a
couple of months before the split.
The mum of two said: ?If it
wasn't for me, he?d be dead by now.
?When I was living out in Doha
with him I took his blood pressure
one day and I noticed it was really
high. I took him to see a GP in
Doha. He was diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. As a result of
that, he was put on medication.?
Richard returned to the UK to see
a consultant last summer and Julia
went with him.
She said: ?The consultant said he
could have an operation but he
didn?t have to have it right away.
?Richard was saying he?d rather
wait but I said, ?Absolutely
not. You?re going to get this
done now because I don?t
think it should be left?.
?When they opened him
up, they said he would
have dropped down dead
within a month.
?I
forced
the
issue
because he is my children?s
father and we have been
together a long time.
?I
wanted
the
best
for
him
despite
what
had happened.?
Daughter Jemma appeared in
court last month and denied bombarding Lucie with abusive texts.
She will stand trial in March.
james.mills@the-sun.co.uk
12 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
EXCLUSIVE: THE BODY COACH?S
Grow . . . zippy crops
Speedy
breeding
may feed
the world
By JONATHAN REILLY
SCIENTISTS believe they
have found a way to
speed-breed crops which
may help feed the world.
They used greenhouses
and LED lights to force
wheat to grow at three
times the standard rate.
It means they can turn
over six generations of
wheat a year.
The intense 22hr-a-day
regime, which speeds up
photosynthesis,
also
worked on barley, peas
and chickpeas.
Study chief Dr Brande
Wulff, of the John Innes
Centre,
Norwich,
said:
?The technology creates
plants that are healthier
than those using standard conditions.
?Being able to cycle
through more generations
in less time will allow us
to rapidly create and test
genetic
combinations,
looking for the best for
different environments.?
4
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Mother?s
child ban
A
MUM
who
falsely
claimed her ex abused
their four-year-old daughter has been barred from
seeing the girl.
The woman took care
of the child after splitting
from her partner.
But a High Court judge
said the girl was ?repeatedly subjected to intimate
examinations
at
her
mum?s behest?.
Ms Justice Russell also
said the child was prevented from having an
?uninhibited relationship?
with her dad.
Following
a
hearing
last year, the judge said
the
woman?s
irrational
behaviour caused significant harm to the girl.
FISH KILLS DOG
A dog was reported to
have died after eating a
contaminated fish among
several washing up on
Cley beach in Norfolk.
THE FOOD
1 Breakfa
(Reduced-carb, serves 1)
YOU NEED: 100g Greekstyle yoghurt; 1 clove
garlic, crushed; 1 tsp finely
grated lemon zest; 1 tsp
lemon juice; salt and
pepper; 100g baby spinach;
1 tbsp olive oil; 2 jarred red
peppers, chopped; 2 eggs;
1 tbsp unsalted butter; tsp dried aleppo or dried
red chilli flakes; tsp
sweet smoked paprika;
1 tbsp mint leaves.
METHOD: Mix yoghurt,
garlic, lemon zest and
juice in a small bowl,
season and set aside.
Wilt the spinach in
boiling water for 1 min
then drain and season.
Warm oil in a non-stick
pan over a medium heat.
Add spinach and peppers,
2 Lunch
(Post-workout, serves 1)
YOU NEED: tbsp
coconut oil; 225g extralean beef steak mince; 5
shiitake mushrooms,
sliced; red pepper, deseeded and finely diced;
2 cloves garlic, crushed;
1 tsp finely grated ginger;
4 spring onions, finely
sliced; 100ml boiling hot
beef or chicken stock;
250g pre-cooked basmati
rice; 2 tbsp light soy
sauce; 1 tsp sesame oil;
large handful coriander,
finely chopped; salt and
pepper; 1 tsp finely diced
red chilli, garnish.
METHOD: Melt the oil in a
wide non-stick frying pan
over a high heat.
Add the beef and stir
and cook for 4-5 min, or
until browned. Add the
3 Dinner
Turkish-style eggs
with roasted peppers
and yoghurt
HE has transformed the bodies
of more than 200,000 people
and this New Year he is here to
help YOU lose weight ? and
keep it off for life.
Over the next three days, Joe Wicks ?
aka The Body Coach ? will share
exclusive new recipes and exercise
plans so you can kick-start a healthy
lifestyle for 2018.
spreading evenly. Make
two wells in the mixture
and crack an egg in each.
Cook for 5-6 min, cover
with lid for the last 2 min.
In another pan, heat the
butter. Swirl in the aleppo
or chilli, paprika and salt.
Cook for a few seconds.
Drizzle the yoghurt mix
over the eggs, then top
with the chilli butter. Serve
scattered with the mint.
Beef, shiitake and
spring onion risotto
mushrooms, red pepper,
garlic, ginger and spring
onions, and cook for 3-4
min ? or until the
mushrooms are tender ?
stirring throughout.
Stir in the stock and rice
and cook for 3-4 min, or
until piping hot.
Add the soy sauce and
sesame oil, remove from
the heat and mix in the
coriander.
Season and serve
topped with the chilli.
Tarragon chicken,
ham and leek pie
(Reduced-carb, serves 4)
YOU NEED: 1 tbsp
coconut oil; 4 skinless
chicken breast fillets,
2cm diced; 2 leeks,
trimmed and thinly sliced;
200g lean, thick-cut ham,
1cm diced; 1 x 300ml tub
fresh chicken gravy;
1 tbsp cornflour mixed
with 1 tbsp water; 1 tbsp
tarragon leaves, finely
chopped; 1 tbsp
wholegrain mustard;
100ml double cream;
4 sheets of filo pastry, a
little olive oil, for brushing;
steamed greens.
METHOD: Preheat oven
to 200C / fan 180C/gas 6).
Melt the oil in a saucepan
over a medium heat.
Slide the chicken
pieces into the pan. Fry
gently for 2 min, add the
leeks and stir-fry for
another 5 min until
chicken is cooked.
Stir the ham and gravy
into the pan and bring to
the boil. Stir in the
cornflour mixture and
chuck in the tarragon,
mustard and cream. Bring
the whole lot to the boil,
then turn down the heat
and simmer for 5 min, or
until thickened.
Spoon the chicken
filling into a medium
ovenproof pie dish or four
individual pie dishes. Cut
the pastry into strips and
scrunch up slightly, then
place on top of the filling
to cover it. Lightly brush
the top of the pastry with
olive oil, if using.
Bake in the oven for
10-12 min, until the sauce
is bubbling and the filo
pastry is crisp and golden
brown.
Serve with steamed
greens of your choice.
4 Snacks
75g portion
of blueberries
JOE recommends eating
two snacks a day, whether
you have done a workout
or not.
He suggests turning to
an apple, 75g of
blueberries, a boiled egg
or 30g of nuts ? bite-size
portions that will quell your
appetite while keeping
your plan on track.
By JENNY FRANCIS
With his super-quick meals and workouts,
Joe promises his plan is fad-free.
He says: ?I believe it?s never too late to get
lean and now is the time to start.
?If you?re fed up with counting calories or
restrictive dieting, or you feel like you?ve
tried everything before but failed, then this
plan is for you.
?This is different. This will work.?
Under Joe?s plan you eat three good meals
and two snacks every day.
You combine eating well with high intensity interval training (HIIT). The aim is to
work out four or five times a week for 20
minutes, with two rest days.
On workout days you eat one post-workout
meal and two regular, reduced-carb meals,
with snacks. On rest days you eat three
regular, reduced-carb meals.
Joe says: ?My recipes are fast, my workouts
are short and my philosophy is simple:
Stop dieting, stop counting calories, stay
off the sad step, exercise regularly and cook
real food.
?You really don?t need to go hungry, live a
life without carbs or fats and spend hours on
a treadmill to lose fat.
?That?s the old way of doing things and it?s
not fun or sustainable. My way is much more
enjoyable and a lot more fun.?
If you do not already know Joe Wicks,
then where have you been?
The 31-year-old went from struggling
personal trainer in Richmond, Surrey, to
building his own �million fitness empire
in just two years, thanks to social media.
?You will see your
body fat melt away?
He says: ?Those freezing cold days on
the common when no one showed up
made me realise I wasn?t going to help
people get healthy just staying in my
home town.
?Social media was such a godsend. It
meant I could reach hundreds, then
thousands, now millions of people
with my recipes and workouts.
?It has been a hell of a journey
watching so many people change
their lives with my advice.?
Now, with 500 people a day
subscribing to his �7 weightloss plans and being the only
non-fiction author to simultaneously hold the No1, No2 and
No3 spots in the charts, he is
certainly not the average Joe.
He says: ?I can?t believe
what has happened. I have
to pinch myself.?
Joe hopes to change
more lives with his new
book The Fat Loss Plan,
serialised exclusively for
Sun readers, which he
says makes getting
in shape easy.
He
says:
?I?m
going to help you
overcome
the
barrier of ?I don?t
have enough time?
or ?I can?t do it,
I?ll never be lean?
once and for all.
?I?m going to
inspire you to
get
in
the
kitchen
to
cook healthy
food
and
to get up
and
start
moving
more.
?It?s going
to
take
some commitment and
effort on your
part, but if
you do commit
to this plan, you
will see your body
fat melt away and you?ll be
more motivated than ever to
keep going.?
1GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
PLAN FOR A HEALTHIER, FITTER YEAR
I?ll help
you get
lean in
2018
Says
THE WORKOUT
JOE?S brilliant HIIT workouts
involve you performing each
exercise for 30 seconds, then
having a 30-second break
before moving on to the next.
Repeat each of the circuits
1
2
3
ROPE CLIMB: While running on the spot
as fast as you can, lifting your knees as
high as you can, punch the sky with
alternating hands as if you are reaching
to pull a rope down towards your body.
Do this as fast as possible.
JOE WICKS
Another super
1
simple HIIT workout,
plus more recipes
DAILY
Visit thesun.co.uk for
more meal ideas, workout
moves and exclusive
videos from
Joe
㎎oe Wicks. Extracted from The
Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick And
Easy Recipes With Workouts,
published by Bluebird, �.99
1
HOW JOE?S
PLAN WORKS
IN one week you will work out four or
five times for 20 minutes, with two or
three rest days. You will eat either:
Workout day meals ? two reducedcarb meals, one post-workout meal,
two snacks, or
Rrest day meals ? three reducedcarb meals, plus two snacks.
2
Reduced-carb meals ? these recipes
are full of protein, high in fat, low in
carbohydrate, without added sugar.
Perfect for keeping you fuller for longer
when you are not working out.
3
Post-workout meals ? these are low in
fat but high in protein and carbohydrate, just what the body loves to refuel
so eat these meals after exercise.
TOE TOUCHES: Aim to lift your body off the
ground and keep your bum off the floor, and
alternate between kicking your foot up to
touch your toes. Left hand meets right foot
and vice versa.
POWER
SQUATS: Drop
down fast,
taking your feet
wide into a low
squat and then
drive up,
bringing your
feet together
and arms
above your
head. Repeat.
The Body Coach
COMING
TOMORROW
five times and ALWAYS warm up
before exercising.
Below are the first four for you
to try.
Always consult a doctor before
undertaking new exercise.
SINGLE LEG HOPS: Step back into a
reverse lunge, lowering your knee
towards the ground. When your hand
touches the floor drive up with the
front leg into an explosive hop.
Alternate between legs.
2
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14 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
2GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
STARS? LAST MOVING ACT
15
Reunited . . actors?
graves side-by-side
Sickie . . . phoning in
Brits are
already
sick of
new year
BILL OWEN
ALIAS COMPO
By JAKE RYAN
UP to one in ten of us
will throw an impromptu
sickie today rather than
return to work after the
festivities, a study claims.
Ten per cent more have
booked the whole week
off to extend their break.
The figures emerged as
research found 57 per
cent feel totally overwhelmed by the prospect
of an entire new year of
work, household chores
and life admin.
Outside their jobs, average Brits face 197 supermarket trips, 239 loads of
washing, 353 lots of washing up, 166 school runs
and 150 piles of ironing.
A fifth of 2,000 adults
polled admitted fears over
their 2018 cashflow and a
tenth ?anxiety? at the
thought of a year of work.
Ali Burford, of Currys
PC World which commissioned the study, said:
?It?s understandable so
many feel apprehensive.
Heading back to work is
like starting from scratch.?
PETER SALLIS
ALIAS CLEGG
Sun
A WALKER stuck
3,000ft up a mountain on New Year?s
Eve was air rescued
after being spotted
by his torch light
from a road below
Tryfan, Snowdonia.
SPOT
Gym lags
?too tired?
PRISONERS are complaining
that
a
jail?s
three-hour gym sessions
are too tiring.
Inmates at HMP Bronzefield, a 530-capacity category A women?s prison,
told
the
Independent
Monitoring
Board
the
workouts should be cut.
A report into the jail
said lags should be able
to attend the gym for
shorter periods.
Inmates include Mairead Philpott, jailed for 17
years for the 2013 manslaughter of her six kids,
and Roshonara Choudhry,
given life for the 2010
attempted killing of Labour MP Stephen Timms.
Show pals buried side-by-side
LAST Of The Summer
Wine pals Compo and
Clegg have been reunited in death after the
stars who played them
were buried side-by-side.
Actors Bill Owen and
Peter Sallis became best
friends during 26 years
filming the sitcom before
Bill died aged 85 in 1999.
TONIGHT?S THE MITE
Today is National BabyMaking Day as statistics
show
that
the
most
common birthday in the
UK is September 26.
Church . . . where the sitcom stars are buried
OP SWAP VOYAGE
A WOMAN who has undergone
multiple transplants after being
born with a hole in the heart is
to set sail on a dream trip.
Ambulance
manager
Tineke
Dixon, 46, got a new heart and
lungs in 1988 and a kidney from
her mum ten years later. The
amateur
sailor,
of
Exmouth,
Devon, leaves New Zealand next
week for a 46-day tall ship
expedition over 5,200 miles.
Tineke said: ?With the 30-year
anniversary since my first transplant on the horizon I felt a bit
of wanderlust setting in.?
His
family
followed
his
request that he be laid to rest
in a graveyard overlooking the
4
DAYS
TO
GO
SEE PAGE 24
EXCLUSIVE by ROBIN PERRIE
town made famous by the
show. And after his funeral
Peter, also the voice of Wallace
in Wallace And Gromit, said he
wanted the neighbouring plot.
He lived for 18 more years,
but was buried beside Bill
when he died at 96 last June.
The two mates now lie next
to each other in St John?s
Church graveyard in the Yorkshire Dales town of Holmfirth.
Local greengrocer Alan Bray
was a lifelong pal of Bill and
arranged his funeral. He said:
?Peter wanted to be by the side
of his friend even though they
were both Londoners.
?It is a very nice end and a
touching tribute to Last Of The
Summer Wine that they?re
together again in the beautiful
countryside they loved.?
Peter starred in all 295 episodes of the world?s longestrunning TV comedy from 1973
to 2010. He said Bill, real name
William
John
Owen
Rowbotham, chose his burial spot
during a 1970s break in filming.
A permanent headstone has
yet to be placed on Peter?s
grave. robin.perrie@the-sun.co.uk
DUNK DRIVING 3
THREE motorcyclists crashed into
a river after trying to escape
from the police.
Cops had been called to reports
of a roundabout being used for
illegal stunts by a group on more
than 20 scrambler bikes.
They
scattered
in
different
directions as police arrived and
three who went into parkland
ended up in the water in Hodge
Hill, Birmingham.
Three men aged 19, 20 and 24
were arrested on suspicion of
causing a public nuisance on the
afternoon of New Year?s Eve.
16 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
1GM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
HORROR ON PARTY NIGHT
Model . . . Lady Astor
Profumo
scandal
hostess
dies at 87
By JAKE RYAN
A MODEL and ex-BBC
presenter whose stately
home was embroiled in
the 1963 Profumo sex
scandal has died aged 87.
Bronwen, Lady Astor
married Tory MP Viscount Bill Astor in 1960.
They lived at the Cliveden estate near Maidenhead, Berks, where model
Christine Keeler hooked
up with married War
Minister John Profumo.
He quit amid security
fears after it emerged
Keeler was also seeing a
Russian naval officer.
High society shunned
Lady Astor after the
scandal. She qualified as
a psychotherapist in 1986
and ran a practice for 20
years, as well as working
as a spiritual adviser.
She died on December
28 and is survived by two
daughters. Viscount Astor
died aged 58 in 1966. Ms
Keeler died last month.
NEW YEAR?S EVIL
By NEIL SYSON and MIKE SULLIVAN
SIX people were killed as
violence marred New Year?s
Eve and the early hours of
New Year?s Day.
Four young men and a middleaged woman were knifed in
separate attacks while another
man died of head injuries.
Six people die as wave
of violence sees in 2018
The first victim, 17, was murdered ? 49 yesterday ? was held in pyjama
in Enfield, North London, at 11.30am trousers at the scene. Locals told of
on New Year?s Eve.
hearing a blast earlier. A gas canister
A man of 20, in West Ham, East was spotted next to the front door.
London, and a third, 17, in Tulse Hill,
In the sixth fatality, a man was
South London, were knifed that night. found with head injuries outside a
The fourth, 20, was killed in ShoreNewcastle hostel yesterday.
ditch, East London, early
London
Mayor
Sadiq
yesterday. That attack left
Khan said of the attacks in
another man critical.
the capital: ?It?s horrific
Melanie Clark, 44, was
that knife crime claims
found dying of stab wounds
another four young lives.?
at her semi in Bromsgrove,
Richard Taylor, whose son
Worcs, minutes before the
Damilola, ten, was killed in
start of the New Year.
2000,
added:
?London?s
A man, thought to be
under siege from people
businessman husband David Stabbed . . . Melanie with blades.? Met Cmdr
Neil Jerome vowed: ?We?ll work tirelessly to bring those responsible to
justice.? But retired Met Det Chief
Insp Mick Neville blasted cash cuts
and fewer stop-and-search checks.
He said: ?The Mayor says anyone
carrying a knife will be prosecuted.
?Gang members know it?s empty
words. Officers are taken from highcrime areas to police the celebrations.
?Those in Trafalgar Square are safe.
Those in Tulse Hill aren?t.? Five men
were held over the Enfield murder.
Meanwhile two were fighting for
life after five in their 20s were knifed
at a Sheffield bash early yesterday.
neil.syson@the-sun.co.uk
Death . . . police at Tulse Hill
Probe . . . Bromsgrove officers
WHO SAID BOTTOMS UP?
By ANDY JEHRING
4
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Cop ?soft
on youth?
GETTING CARRIED AWAY
A woman is helped by officers in Manchester city centre
A
POLICE
chief
has
come
under
fire
for
saying officers will soften
their approach to young
offenders in an attempt
to help them go straight.
West
Mercia
Supt
Kevin Purcell said putting child suspects in
cells was counter-productive
and
they
would
interview them at home.
He
added:
?It
may
seem soft but children
who are dealt with sensitively are more likely to
engage with police.?
Social
media
users
branded it ?soft justice?.
Writing
on
Twitter,
Joe45 said: ?Be kind to
young crims? Whatever
next? Hug a thug day??
HORRIBLE BOSSES
One in five workers is
looking for a new job,
with many blaming poor
management for wanting
to move on, a poll found.
KNEESY
DOES IT
Drinker worse for
wear in Blackpool
REVELLERS lost their senses
? and sometimes their balance ? as they welcomed in
the New Year.
The mega-binge saw the
London Ambulance Service
treat 295 patients.
Across the country, many
fell foul of having a drink too
many, with one woman going
bottoms up in Blackpool.
But there were also outbreaks of violence, with two
men getting into a fight on
Birmingham?s Broad Street.
Another
suspected
of
being drunk and disorderly
was seen being loaded into
a
mobile
?prison
van?
deployed especially for the
night in the city.
In Manchester, 15 saw in
the New Year in police cells,
many for being drunk and
disorderly or on suspicion of
assault.
Pauline Cranmer of the
London Ambulance Service
said: ?It has been a busy
night for us. We?ve been
taking up to 400 calls an
hour, when we normally get
around 250.?
Things were calmer north
of the border, with just four
arrests in Edinburgh among
150,000 out celebrating
Hogmanay.
NICKED
BRUM FIGHT IN BIRMINGHAM
Two revellers come to blows on the city?s Broad Street
Man led away
in Birmingham
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18 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Overturned . . on M2
Driver is
arrested
as 4 die
on roads
By ANDY CRICK
TWO people were killed
when their car hit a tree
? one of three road tragedies around New Year.
Their Mercedes veered
off the road at 10.40pm
on Sunday.
Nobody
else
was
injured in the crash near
Tonbridge, Kent.
Meanwhile a driver was
arrested after a pedestrian was killed just after
1am yesterday.
The victim, in his 50s,
was hit as he crossed a
road in Chatham, Kent.
A 21-year-old man was
being held on suspicion
of causing death by dangerous driving.
A man, 23, also died
after his car hit a lamppost in Newcastle four
hours into the New Year.
Police
said
another
driver failed a roadside
breath test after rolling
his car on the M2 near
Faversham, Kent.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
ANDY & SON?S
FOOTIE STRIP
By JONATHAN REILLY
ENGLAND ace Andy Carroll does the Full
Monty ? along with his two-year-old son.
The West Ham striker, 28, right, flexed
his muscles beside cheeky Arlo before
both dropped their towels for a nude pic.
Andy?s fiancee, ex-Towie star Billi Mucklow, posted the photos on Instagram as
they stayed in London?s Corinthia Hotel.
Billi, 29, captioned them: ?Like Father,
Like Son!? One follower said: ?Omg this
is so cute! The last one is hilarious! Definitely one to embarrass him on his 18th.?
4
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Hope for
royal gold
THE
mine
which
produced gold for three
generations of royal wedding rings is to reopen
after 20 years.
Welsh gold has been
used since the late Queen
Mother married the Duke
of York in 1923, with
most of it coming from
Clogau St David?s in
Bontddu, North Wales.
The mine shut in 1998
because less gold was
being found.
But it now has ?expansion potential?, The Daily
Telegraph reports.
Alba Mineral Resources
says it will reopen the
mine later this year.
PRICK UP A BARGAIN
A sleeping hedgehog
found in a bag of clothes
donated to an Oxfam
shop in Devizes, Wilts,
has been named Oxo.
DAD?S MY BOY
EXCLUSIVE: ENGLA
ENGLAND BLOW
3 LIONS BAND
IS BANNED
World Cup axe over terror fears
By STEPHEN MOYES
ENGLAND?S
fan
band will not be
allowed to strike up
at the World Cup.
Tight security will be
in place in Russia after
IS threats to target this
summer?s tournament.
England
play
their first game in
Volgograd, close to
the border with
Chechnya, a hotbed of fanatics.
Fans will have to
pass metal detectors and all instruments are banned.
Supporter Michael
Johns,
53,
from
Preston, said: ?It?s a
kick in the teeth.?
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A HAIRY
NEW YEAR
LOURDES LEON didn?t get a
razor in her Christmas stocking.
MADONNA shared this
picture, left, with her daughter
on New Year?s Eve, revealing the
extent of her unshaved armpits.
The aspiring actress has
followed in the footsteps of her
famous mum, below, after
Madge was spotted on the
beach last year bearing pit hair.
Lourdes? proud snap, that
showed her glammed-up ready
for the night ahead, left fans
divided online, with some urging
her to ?please shave? while
others praised her for entering
the New Year ?natural and free?.
She?ll be able to braid
them soon.
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from my top artists and the best new
talent. Here are four from this week?s list.
Take Me As I Am:
After a string of great
singles in 2017, Japanese singer RINA
SAWAYAMA is one
to watch this year.
This Nineties-style
tune could have
been on BRITNEY
SPEARS? first album.
Never Be The Same:
Ahead of the release
of her debut album
on Friday, CAMILA
CABELLO has given
this taster. The exFIFTH HARMONY
singer also uploaded
the video for it as a
thank you to her fans.
Let You Down: This
song by US rapper
NF, aka Nathan
Feuerstein, is riding
high in the charts
and still sounds
great. On the track
he raps about letting
down
a
parent.
We?ve all been there.
Marry Me: Country
singer
THOMAS
RHETT has carved
out a huge career in
the US and it?s easy
to see why with this
beautiful ballad. The
video
has
had
almost ten million
views in a fortnight.
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GIRLS ALOUD ?WILL REFORM?
LOUIS WALSH has predicted a
GIRLS ALOUD reunion will
follow hot on the heels of the
WESTLIFE comeback.
The girlband?s former manager,
who helped discover them on
ITV show Popstars: The
Rivals in 2002, believes the
chart
favourites
are
primed for a return.
In
an
exclusive
interview, Louis, right,
said: ?There would be a
huge market for a Girls
Aloud reunion.
?They need to delay it for
a while but they had great
songs,
brilliant,
brilliant songs ?
some of the best
songs
for
a
long time. And
they all look
good.? SARAH HARDING, NADINE
COYLE, NICOLA ROBERTS, CHERYL
and KIMBERLEY WALSH, right in
2012, said the final gig of their
ten-year anniversary tour in 2013
would be their ?last ever?.
It was later revealed that Nadine
? considered the main voice of
the band ? was against the
break-up and claimed she
wasn?t even told the gig
would be their last.
She made the bombshell
revelation on my Bizarre
Life
Podcast,
which
is
available on Apple Podcasts.
Nadine said: ?I thought we
were going to continue. I
thought we were going
to do loads and loads
of stuff. We had
songs, we had a
three-album
deal
and it seemed like
a great time. Obviously the girls
had different plans.?
Since the show, at Liverpool?s
Echo Arena, the division within in
the band has become even more
evident, with Cheryl, Kimberley
and Nicola a close trio and Nadine
and Sarah each going it alone.
But Louis insisted if they wanted
to repeat their past success, they?d
need to be a close-knit unit again.
He said: ?It needs to be the five
of them. They?d do really, really
well. If BANANARAMA could do it,
why can?t Girls Aloud do it??
One thing he has ruled out is
managing them again.
He added: ?No, no, no ? that
would be too tough.
?It?s different with Westlife, as
we understand each other and I?ve
never had a row with any of them.
Girls are too much trouble.?
He?s brave.
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera pregnant with first child Global
at friends? wedding in Ugg boots Star Wars creator George Lucas
...............
BRIT?S SIZZLING
SIN CITY FINALE
BRITNEY SPEARS made the last night
of her Las Vegas residency one to
remember.
The
superstar
entertained
thousands of New Year?s partygoers before and after midnight,
wowing them in this red-hot outfit
complete with sparkly mask, left,
and skimpy black number, inset.
Britney has hardly any down time
planned following
her four-year sold-out
Piece Of Me residency
? it?s rumoured she?ll
soon hit the road again
for a world tour.
In a tweet before the
final night, she told
fans: ?It?s almost show
time.
?I just want to say
thank you to the
#PieceOfMe cast and
crew, the city of Las
Vegas and all the fans
who came out to sing,
dance and party.?
CELINE DION and
the FOO FIGHTERS
also performed in the
city to mark the big
party night.
It won?t be long
until LADY GAGA
follows Britney?s lead
by taking to the
stage at Sin City.
It will be a hard act
to follow.
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SINITTA memorably told SIMON COWELL
MARIAH
he could ?kiss my black ass? after being
CAREY?s New Year?s
axed for CHERYL on last year?s X Factor.
Eve gig was a storm in a teacup
And it appears the Eighties singer still isn?t
? after she complained about not
happy about the snub ? as she has had a
being given a brew.
dig at her Judges? Houses
The diva, who took the stage in a huge white
replacement.
fur coat, above, had a pop at the show while
Speaking about the show?s
moaning that she had missed out on a cuppa.
falling ratings during the last
Ranting to fans at the New Year?s Rockin? Eve gig in
New York?s Times Square ? which also saw a performance
series, she cheekily pointed out:
from CAMILA CABELLO, right ? she said: ?They told me
?Even Cheryl?s week didn?t stop it
there would be tea. Oh, this is a disaster.?
losing one million viewers.?
But thankfully this incident was tame compared to last
But Sinitta doesn? think her pal
year?s epic fail during her performance at the same concert.
Simon is to blame for the lack of
Then she had an on-stage meltdown after technical issues
viewers tuning into the ITV show, and
played havoc with her performance. At one point Mariah
revealed X Factor bosses are
stopped singing and a pre-recorded track could be heard in
struggling to work out why figures are
the background.
on the slide.
A dispute followed between her manager and concert
He said: ?They don?t understand the
producers over who was to blame for the on-stage
ratings. Simon is so forward-looking that
mishap,
but she won?t be holding a grudge this time
he?s zooming into the future.
around. Early yesterday she shared a Twitter snap,
?It?s unfortunate, because a show like that
inset
top, of herself sipping from a cup and
always needs new ideas.?
wrote: ?Found my tea!?
If anyone can pull back the punters in 2018,
Still might not be enough to save
it?s Sinitta and a new leaf-themed outfit.
the job of the poor soul who
forgot her cuppa.
movie box office takings for 2017 hit record �.5billion Actress Anna Faris officiates
admits he ?may have gone too far? with his ?disjointed? final edit on The Phantom Menace
............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Rains . . . East Sussex
Alerts as
gales of
80mph
sweep in
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MYSTIC MEG ON 2018 OUTLOOK
FAMILY FOCUS: Jupiter inspires selfsearching in 2018, where you examine
your role in a family. Also expect surprises
in inheritance and support levels. In May,
talking is crucial. Two family full moons, on January 2
and December 22, are times for relatives? revelations.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: The truth isn?t always
easy to speak or hear, but it forms a firm foundation for
Aries friendships in 2018. When you meet new people,
especially from March 22 until April 15, be your true self
and resist temptation to put on a show.
CLOSE TO HOME: There?s a slow build-up to thoughts
of moving or remodelling your home. March 29 is
crucial and you suddenly see how to create more
space. By the end of June you can be well on your way,
with a vision that wows everyone.
FAMILY FOCUS: The key to successful
family life is co-operation. Working
together on a home-based project is a
great way to grow closer. From mid-May,
Uranus enters your sign and you can make unusual
ideas fly ? especially with a plan lasting several years.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: The full moon on
March 2 is a cue to end perfectionism in relationships.
New pals are likely to appear in physically-challenging
situations, especially around May 13. Work colleagues
seem too good to be true? They may be just that.
CLOSE TO HOME: There?s no place like home for
Taureans, and it is your year to make it even better ? by
tackling jobs you keep putting off. If you?d like to move,
digging in your heels is not the answer; try to stay as
flexible as you can and widen your search criteria.
FAMILY FOCUS: Shared values such
as honesty and hard work are up for
discussion this year and when you lead
these talks, positive energy emerges. Just
one small tweak to a family timetable or expenses can
leave so many people with so much more.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Your friendship sector
urges you to be more direct and ask for what you need.
The eclipse on February 15 could accelerate an old
conflict, but with a surprise outcome. New faces you
meet at a networking event can all last for life.
CLOSE TO HOME: If you?ve longed to live in two
places, this can start happening in 2018 as plans firm
up. And you find time and cash easier to split. March 2
is the date you spot an address that starts as unlikely
but soon shapes into something very special.
By JAMES MILLS
BRITAIN faces a wet and
windy start to the year
as gales lash the country
this week.
Forecasters
say
the
bright
weather
most
experienced
yesterday
will give way today to
gales bringing gusts of 60
to 70mph ? with 80mph
and flooding possible in
coastal areas.
A
yellow
weather
warning has been issued
across the UK for strong
winds from this evening
and through tomorrow.
They are expected to
hit northern areas from
around 6pm and spread
to the rest of the country
from midnight.
The Met Office?s Andy
Page said: ?It is expected
to be very windy.
?The gales, combined
with
locally
thundery
downpours, may make
driving
difficult
and
cause some disruption.?
4
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Sufferer?s
voice joy
A MOTOR neurone sufferer who is losing his
voice has recorded 1,200
sentences so his grandchildren can hear how he
sounds as they grow up.
Tony
Plant?s
banked
words
will
let
him
respond in a computergenerated voice that is
similar to his own.
He hopes the process ?
which breaks his sentences down into single
letters and rejoins them
? will benefit Charlotte,
two, and Chloe, three.
Wheelchair-bound Tony,
62, of Bolton-by-Bowland,
Lancs, said: ?When my
voice goes they will still
hear it ? rather than a
robotic voice.?
LET?S GET WASTED
A council has launched
a team of ?Night Riders?
to clear fly-tipped rubbish from streets in Harrow, North West London.
FAMILY FOCUS: There?s a freedom to
your family chart building to a leap,
towards the end of 2018, into a
lifestyle that works better for all. Closeness
that doesn?t suffocate is your way forward, as you show
loved ones how to have fun and build strong bonds.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Saturn is in your
co-operation zone all 2018 and beyond, promising
plenty of time to get yourself noticed, and accepted, in
exciting new groups. May 19 is a day to repair trust. In
July avoid all-or-nothing ultimatums with colleagues.
CLOSE TO HOME: Unconventional Uranus steers
your chart towards experiments and this can mean
some unlikely ways of living, but you also have the
determination to make them work. So whatever your
ideas, success can lie in your own hands.
FAMILY FOCUS: Jupiter is in your
family zone until November, promising
a golden time for you and those closest
to you. Favours will be repaid, trust will be
rewarded and destabilising doubts dispersed. April 30
and November 7 are great dates to put a shared dream
you?ve never given up on back on the table.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Your special gift is an
ability to break established patterns and see other
people?s pure potential. So old friendships are
refreshed and new contacts that start small can grow
to enrich your world on every level.
CLOSE TO HOME: Jupiter and Pluto bond in your
property sector in mid-January. This can bring close a
home that you sense is your forever address. Stone
gateposts and a ceramic number are clues.
FAMILY FOCUS: Your family lines of
communication are flung wide open all
year, right until November ? when your
domestic happiness zone is switched on.
Events in February, when Mars shakes up your domestic sector, can mark the start of something special.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Neptune reverses
from June 18 to November 24 in your one-to-one zone,
and you are ready to revolutionise bonds with people
who you work or socialise with. A new workmate with
links to America is the one to watch.
CLOSE TO HOME: An address you?ve visited
several times and always loved may suddenly come up
for sale or rent around March/April, so have all your
paperwork in order. Instead of focussing on practical
factors, go with your inner instincts.
FAMILY FOCUS: You have the
influence of Pluto, and from April 22 to
September 30, big changes surprise
and please you. The family pecking order
reverses and a name from the past is in your future.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Your year starts with a
lunar eclipse in your community zone on January 31,
sparking an overhaul of names and faces you know
have not been good for you. With Uranus also revving
up your independence, you?re ready to have more time
solo, but also choose company more carefully.
CLOSE TO HOME: A casual comment at a group
event can gather speed, so by spring you?re on the
move. January 17?s moon is lucky for your property
plans and around the end of June you?ll step through a
door you sense is part of your future.
FAMILY FOCUS: You can be the
captain of a family team and set the
agenda that gets results. But still make
sure everyone enjoys the game. You?ll start
in mid-February with some tough love that transforms
a bond between generations.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Saturn gives you
magnetic presence. But let new friends approach and
don?t dive in until you?re really sure. Quiet, slower
bonds fit better than party animals. Old mates feature
from July onwards. Your first instinct is the right one.
CLOSE TO HOME: You can cut through so many
excuses and obstacles to change your decor or
address from mid-January to mid-February. Through
the summer you can seal a brilliant deal and have the
courage to keep going at just the right time.
FAMILY FOCUS: The person in your
circle who brings up the past (perhaps
yourself) is ready to move on. The first
part of the year is geared towards individual
wants, but by May a shared goal will be centre stage.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: On April 30 you?ll
know who should be on the new Team Capricorn ? and
who you need a bit of distance from. Jupiter adds
glitter to your relationships chart and fame and fortune
are key factors in new friendships. If an old friend tries
to push you away, the closer you should stay.
CLOSE TO HOME: March and April are your sunkissed months to start a search for a new address. ?S?
locations, unpainted front doors, arched windows and
a garden office can be crucial. A home that a friend
mentions in January can be yours by December.
All-star
family
fortunes
HOW will your fortunes fare this
year? The answers are in the stars.
Discover if you are living in the
right home, how your family
relationships will unfold and
which friendships really matter
with Mystic Meg?s guide to
what?s in store for you in the next
12 months.
FAMILY FOCUS: You are supersensitive all year, but especially from
mid-June to the end of November. Talk
through those difficult family subjects and
lift restrictions on your time and finances. Listen to
others and family life will be transformed.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: Your sociability chart
is brilliant until mid-May, so follow up on contacts you
wish you had made more of. New friendship may start
with rivalry, even a disliking ? but don?t give up. Old mates
do need you, so listen to your heart and get in touch.
CLOSE TO HOME: A seaside-linked address, gardens
with water and a home that includes a quiet space can
all rejig your future. February brings a surprise, keyshaped question, July extends a family twice, and at
Halloween you set your sights on a whole new life.
FAMILY FOCUS: You?re soppier in
2018 but more prepared to show it.
This can transform your role in a family.
You realise that giving in sometimes
doesn?t make you a pushover ? and also that the heart
can (and should) sometimes rule your head. Stick with
discussions from January to May.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: An intense time for
close bonds at the end of January and sparks may fly.
Contacts you?ve established by November can
blossom. In August, follow up on an old friend?s name
you can?t shake from your mind.
CLOSE TO HOME: April and May are great months for
planning a refurb ? from a new address to a new look.
In June, a short trip, perhaps music-related, leads to a
moving decision.
FAMILY FOCUS: You?re ready to be
daring in the summer and let your
usual rigid rules relax. But first, spend
early 2018 trying on a tougher face. You?ll be
firm but fair. Detangle confused family roles in March
and get back an over-crowded home in June.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: You have a drive to
help others ? but check they want to be helped. And try
not to confuse friendship with control. Be careful over
a face from your past that reappears in May.
CLOSE TO HOME: New colours and layouts in the
home can give you a change of scene. But you want
more inspiration and excitement from where and how
you live ? an epic change for you. A house with a history,
white stone steps, No6, and locations linked to battles
can all feature in your home-making programme.
You can find today?s stars on Page 41
Meat ?for
more sex?
CARNIVORES have up to
three times more sex
than veggies, a survey by
a meat firm claims.
It found 42 per cent of
people who ate meat
daily
bonked
once
a
week or more.
But just 16 per cent of
vegetarians or those who
had meat once a fortnight had sex at the
same rate.
The Welsh topped the
charts, with 49 per cent
who
ate
meat
daily
reporting
they
had
sex one or more times
every week.
They were followed by
the English on 46 per
cent and the Scots on 40
per cent in the GourmetMeatClub.co.uk study of
2,000 Brits.
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McMAFIA
MURDER
Nan foils
titch thief
A
TITCHY
masked
mugger fled with only a
keyring after his brave
victim belted him with
her handbag.
The
5ft
4in
man
pounced on the 59-yearold gran as she sat in
her car outside an Asda
on Saturday.
Police said he grabbed
her arm and hair and
pushed her against the
seat
of
her
Peugeot,
before trying to steal her
purse, mobile phone and
car keys.
But she started whacking him with her bag in
Fleetwood, Lancs.
The
robber
was
described as slim and in
his
early
20s.
Police
appealed for information.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
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RECORD
999 JAIL
CALLOUT
Knife and gun toll
AMBULANCES are being called out to
prisons 30 times a day on average,
figures reveal ? with even shootings
occurring behind bars.
Paramedics treated
wounds last year.
By ROD McPHEE
BIG-budget drama McMafia got off to a cut-throat
start last night with one of the most gruesome
murder scenes in TV history.
Gangsters slit a man?s wrists and throat, above,
in front of his horrified nephew Alex Godman, right
? played by James Norton.
The eight-part BBC1 series sees London banker
Alex sucked into the underworld of his Russian
mafia family. The second episode is tonight at
9pm and it continues weekly on Sundays.
101
gunshot
and
stab
There were also 516 call-outs for drug overdoses
and 106 for assaults, according to figures unearthed
by the Lib Dems. Ambulances were also called
EXCLUSIVE
for 96 lacerations.
by MATT DATHAN
Each
call-out
costs
equivalent to 20 a day.
more than �0.
The number has risen Lib Dem health spokesby a quarter in the past man Norman Lamb said:
two years to 10,000 in ?The violence and drug
2016-2017,
leaving
tax- abuse in our jails is
more
pressure
payers with a �5million piling
on to our overbill last year.
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from
hospital
by
taxi
on
Christmas
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and
dumped on her doorstep
in the rain with no keys.
Florence
Myerscough,
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from
her
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neighbour to say, ?I have
got your mum here?.?
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Snap of exploding Range Rover by Sue Wright
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Flames shoot from car park on New Year?s Eve
INFERNO
Car is gutted as several floors go up in flames
Carmageddon
Love is
in Airbnb
A BLOKE who spent
years on dating apps
met the woman of his
dreams after becoming an
Airbnb host.
Physiotherapist
Simon
Card, 58, fell in love with
Dutch cop Neeltje Vanhofweden, 35, when she
rented his cabin in Garnant, near Swansea.
The pair spent every
evening
drinking
and
chatting in 2016 before
taking a road trip across
Wales.
Seven
months
later Neeltje left her job
to move to the UK.
Simon said: ?We both
tried dating websites and
they were rubbish. My
advice would be to open
an Airbnb.?
Kayaker
hunt halt
Aftermath . . . gutted
car park and vehicles
By SARAH RIDLEY
A CAR park inferno on New
Year?s Eve destroyed 1,400
vehicles worth �million
and left the building in
need of demolition.
A TWO-day hunt for an
expert
kayaker
feared
drowned in a river has
been called off.
Andrew Latcham, 70,
was last seen on CCTV
leaving
his
supported
housing at 3.30am on
December 30.
A huge hunt took place
using a helicopter, dogs
and hundreds of searchers in and around the
River Stour at Blandford
Forum, Dorset.
But Insp Darren Stanton
said: ?With the rainfall
and passage of time, it?s
unlikely we?d find him.
?We must consider the
risk of searching in dangerous
conditions.?
He
appealed for witnesses.
Insurers face massive payouts after the blaze, started by
a Range Rover exploding on
the multi-storey?s third floor.
IT?S A GASTROPUB
Amateur beer maker
Stuart Slesser, 38, quit as
a gas engineer to set up
a
1,800
pint-a-week
brewery in Anstey, Leics.
Thanks . . dog owner hugs firefighter
Hundreds of people left stranded
were put up locally and residents
of nearby flats had to be evacuated.
Eighty horses on the first floor ?
due to take part in an international
show at the Liverpool Echo Arena
next door ? were led to safety.
Twelve fire engines and two
aerial appliances tackled the blaze.
Crews were still there yesterday.
Sue Wright, wife of ex-England
and Liverpool footballer Mark, saw
the Range Rover explode at 4.40pm.
She said: ?Our car was next to it.
My handbag was in it, our cards,
EVACUATION
Horses are led away from danger
cash, everything.? Mark, 54, ran
down the fire escape with six
children ? the couple?s 12-year-old
daughter, three foster kids and two
friends ? while Sue called 999 and
helped evacuate the horses.
Firefighters saved four dogs from
the top floor of the 1,600-capacity
King?s Dock car park. The pets?
owner hugged crews yesterday and
she told them: ?We love you all. I
feared I?d lost them.?
Kevin Booth, 44, of Manchester,
was taking wife Julie and daughter
Holly, 16, to see the horse show at
the arena when he heard the bangs
of cars exploding, knowing his Fiat
500 X was inside.
He said: ?The flames and smoke
were unbelievable. People were
saying they?d just wait and get
their cars back. I thought, ?Have
you seen the fire? Are you joking??.
?Kids were crying because of the
bangs of car windows exploding.?
Mr Booth?s six-month-old car is
fully insured, so he will need to
pay only the excess. He added:
?There was a Porsche next to us so
it could always be worse.?
Fire chiefs yesterday said the
blaze would not have been so
severe had sprinklers been fitted.
The four-day Liverpool International Horse Show had been due to
end on Sunday evening. The final
show was cancelled.
sarah.ridley@the-sun.co.uk
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SUPERFAST
SUPERMAN
SQUALID . . .
puppy farm where
Dennis was found.
Right, new life
H&M fashion chain owner Stefan Persson
was quoted a �0,000 fee by BT Openreach.
So his manor employees
his 10,000-acre Ramsbury
Estate in Wiltshire and
also
connected
nearby
residents in Axford.
The work, which took
two
weeks,
knocked
�,000 off the bill.
Estate manager Alistair
Ewing said: ?We have
appalling
broadband
speed
so
we
approached BT with a
couple
of
villagers
and asked what it
would cost to put a
system in.
?They
quoted
�0,000.
We
Dig in . . . Stefan
dug and laid cables across
By JAMES MILLS
decided
it
was
not
acceptable so we did all
the trenching and laying.?
They hope BT will
complete the link from
neighbouring Aldbourne,
which already has faster
internet, in the spring.
Parish
councillor
Diann Barnett said:
?We will now have
broadband and it is
all down to him ? 77
houses will get
it at a cost
of about �0
each.?
STILL TO
COME IN
Sun
THE
DAILY
We turned
epic failures
into success
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get cheeky
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OFFICIALS?
�K POSH
ISLE JOLLY
Dennis - Agility star
COCKAPOO Dennis was one
of 75 dogs living in squalid
cages and dark sheds at an
Essex puppy farm until they
were rescued by the RSPCA
three years ago.
Owner Rosie Russon, who
adopted him after his ordeal,
recalled of his early days with
her: ?He was absolutely terrified of going through doors
when he first came home.
?He obviously associated
doorways and going into different rooms or spaces with
negative and scary memories so it took a lot of time
and work to get him over
that fear.?
But Dennis has blossomed
and is now an award-winning
agility star, leaping hurdles
and tackling other obstacles
with Rosie?s niece Katy, 15, as
his handler.
Rosie said: ?He loves going
to agility training and they?ve
just won the agility club?s best
junior handler award for 2017.?
She and partner Becky
Kenny, of Kent, both work in
animal rescue and often bring
home foster kittens. Dennis,
who is now three, lends a paw
to welcome them.
Rosie revealed: ?Dennis will
help us wash them and clean
them. We?re so proud of how
far he?s come.?
Teddy
- Lifesaver
TEDDY went to live with his new family after
his first owners were unable to keep him,
and he repaid their kindness in a most
extraordinary way.
The schnauzer-poodle cross, now five,
was given special permission to visit master
Andy Szasz, 63, when he was in a medically
induced coma in intensive care suffering
pneumonia in December 2016.
Doctors at Southampton General Hospital
expected Andy to be unconscious for a
week ? but when Teddy arrived and
barked, Andy woke up three
days early.
Andy?s wife Estelle, of
Southampton, said: ?All
he could talk about was
seeing Teddy.?
Civil engineer Andy said:
?Ted is such a remarkable
little dog in many ways. I
always tell people I rescued
Ted and Ted rescued me.?
For his dedication, Teddy
won an RSPCA Animal
Award in June last year, at a
ceremony which he attended
wearing a bow tie.
HERO . . . Cuddly Teddy
and his visit to owner
Andy in intensive care
Flo - RSPCA
ambassador
TAXPAYERS footed an �,000 bill for
three government officials to stay at a
luxury hotel on a Caribbean island.
Border Force staff spent 64 nights between
them at the Sugar Ridge resort on Antigua.
The �million resort boasts an infinity pool, a
gourmet restaurant and stunning views. The team
made the trip in early
By ALEX WEST
2016 to advise authorities
on drug trafficking.
Documents show the Bird, a Caribbean transbill for accommodation port hub. The Home
came to �,126 while Office said the officials
�144 went on subsis- could have been at risk
tence, �310 on car hire from gangs.
and �4 on flights.
In response to a FoI
Antiguan cusrequest,
they
toms
authorities
admitted the stay
asked the Border
?might raise conForce
team
to
cerns? but said it
?help them build
was
the
most
the capacity and
suitable option in
capability? at the
terms
of
cost
main airport, VC
and security.
alex.west@
Luxury . . . resort
the-sun.co.uk
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MMY BUSH
ELL
A BILLIONAIRE got his staff to dig a
two-mile trench to bring superfast
broadband to his village.
SAVED FROM STREET. . .
Flo?s broken leg on the
mend. Right, with Sam
WITH this face it is hard to believe, but Flo
was left abandoned on the streets of London in July 2015 with a badly broken leg.
Two months later, with her leg healed, she
began a new life with Sam Gaines and her
family in Horsham, West Sussex.
After lots of TLC the four-year-old has
flourished, and is now an RSPCA ambassador, attending fundraisers and events.
Animal welfare expert
Sam said of Flo?s early
days with her: ?She was
extremely nervous and
had severe separationrelated behaviour.
?When I left her with
my husband she would
wet herself and she
couldn?t cope with being
home alone at all.
?Two years later and
after lots of time and
effort, Flo is a different
dog. She?s now a
happy,
confident
member of our family ?
we can?t imagine life
without her!?
Rescc
becaa
By KATE JACKSON
HERE are five top dogs all
given a second chance in life
? which they seized with
both paws.
They were rescued by the
RSPCA from often horrific
situations, then rehomed ?
repaying their new families in
amazing ways.
Sadly, this time of year
can be grim for pets. Last
January the charity took
in 508 dogs across just 17
of its centres, TWICE as
many as during the
summer months.
The RSPCA wants anyone
thinking of getting a dog to
consider a rescue pet. Here
are stories to inspire you ?
and some of the dogs
currently looking for love.
lTo help the RSPCA donate at
rspca.org.uk/winterappeal.
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PETS
P WITH UNEXPECTED HAPPY ENDINGS
Bridie - RSPCA poster dog
BRIDIE was one of 14 adult
Irish setters found crammed
into crates in Bradford in
January 2014.
They had no food, water
or bedding and Bridie was
frail, covered in faeces and
with multiple injuries under
her matted fur.
Now six years old,
and unrecognisable
with her gorgeous,
shining red coat, she
lives with dog trainer
Julia Wrathall in Horsham, West Sussex,
and has become a
media star.
She appeared in
last year?s RSPCA Christmas advert, which went
viral, and several photoshoots.
Julia said: ?When Bridie
was first rescued she was
terrified of the world but she
has blossomed into a fantastic, affectionate and
confident dog. Despite the
horrors of her former life,
her positive nature now
shines through in everything she does.
?She is so inspiring and it
is almost impossible to feel
down in her presence. I
really feel privileged to have
her in my life.?
LOOKING FOR
PUPPY LOVE?
HONEY: Smiley twoyear-old Staffie whose
previous owner had to
give her up after being
made homeless.
As sweet as her
name, she wants a new
family who can keep
up with her and take
her for long walks.
Contact RSPCA
Southridge in Potters
Bar, Herts, by calling
0300 123 0704.
SCOTTY: When this
sociable springer
spaniel was signed
over to the RSPCA he
was severely obese
and could not walk far
or play. He is now
steadily shedding
pounds and wants a
new owner who will
keep him on his diet.
Call RSPCA South
Godstone, Surrey, on
0300 123 0741.
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THERE are hundreds of loyal, big-hearted dogs still
looking for loving new families this new year.
Here are just six, in all shapes and sizes, whose loves
range from obsessing about tennis balls to lounging
around on the sofa. One is even nicknamed Einstein
because he is so smart.
If you think you can offer any one of them a home,
contact the RSPCA centre using the details provided.
Rolo - Therapist for hospital patients
TODAY marks exactly four years since
Claire Dean and her family brought home
a tiny bundle of fur weighing just 5lb.
Springer spaniel cross Rolo had been
rescued by the RSPCA from ?appalling
conditions? at a puppy farm weeks
before, and in such poor condition it was
feared he would not survive.
But after round-the-clock care, tiny
Rolo was well enough to be adopted by
Claire Dean and her family in Southendon-Sea, Essex ? who immediately
noticed his caring ways.
He loved everyone he met and was
extraordinarily gentle, so Claire thought
that after everything he had been
through, he would love to help others.
Rolo is now a Pets As Therapy dog,
regularly visiting patients at Southend
University Hospital as well as bringing
cheer to care home residents.
Claire said: ?We?re the first and only
dog partnership allowed into the
children?s ward ? I feel very flattered.
Rolo is thriving, a bundle of fluffy joy.?
HARVEY: Young boxer
nicknamed Einstein by
RSPCA staff as he
loves learning tricks.
When taken in he
was emaciated, with
almost every rib
showing. This lively
boy, two, needs a
home experienced
with dogs.
Call RSPCA South
Godstone, Surrey, on
0300 123 0741.
SUSAN: Pomeranian is
a real homebody who
loves sitting with her
favourite people and
being made a fuss of.
Susan, three, needs
new owners who will
give her confidence.
She is shy around
other dogs but fine
with cats.
Call RSPCA Altham
in Accrington, Lancs,
on 01254 231 118.
BLUE: Energetic
lurcher whose tail
never stops wagging
in human company.
The four-year-old
needs somebody who
can give him the time
he needs to improve
his socialisation with
other dogs.
Contact RSPCA
Martlesham near
Woodbridge, Suffolk,
on 0300 999 7321.
BLING: Handsome
labrador cross who
loves tennis balls.
Now seven, he takes
a little while to get to
know people. He is
after a new home that
can help him with his
training and stay with
him while he settles in.
Contact RSPCA
West Hatch in Taunton,
Somerset, on 0300
123 0747.
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11.00 Naked Attraction
McGuinness remake Hollywood
passionate relationship ended
Anna Richardson invites
when she heard rumours he had
movies. In this edition they cast
contenders Judy and Craig to
been unfaithful. (S,HD)
Jessica Hynes, Larry Lamb, John
each select their dates from a
Barrowman and Kimberly Wyatt in
11.35 Celebrity Big Brother?s
Bit On The Side
line-up of potential partners
Dirty Dancing. (R,S,HD)
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the live
revealing themselves one naked
11.10 Clueless
spin-off show, inviting the
body part at a time. (R,S,HD)
A rich high-school student uses
audience and guests to comment
12.05 What Britain Bought In 2017
all her charm and financial clout
on the new housemates and
Mary Portas surveys Britain?s
to boost an awkward new pupil?s
speculate on how they might get
spending habits over the past 12
image, but soon finds she has
on together. (S)
months. (R,S,HD) 1.05 The
created a monster ? while her
12.30 Celebrity Big Brother: Live
World?s Best Christmas Lights:
own popularity suffers in the
From The House The new
From Liverpool To Bethlehem
process. Comedy inspired by
Jane Austen?s Emma, starring
housemates get to know one
(R,S) 2.00 The Secret Life Of The
Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash,
another. (S,HD) 1.15
Zoo (R,S,HD) 2.55 Ramsay?s
Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.
SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10 GPs:
Kitchen Nightmares USA (R,S)
(1995) ???? (S,HD)
Behind Closed Doors (R,S) 4.00
3.45 Extreme Cake Makers
12.50 Jackpot247 3.00 Loose Women
My Mum?s Hotter Than Me!
(R,S,HD) 4.10 Location, Location,
(R,HD) 3.45 Nightscreen (HD)
(R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 Wildlife SOS
Location (R,S,HD) 5.05 Come
5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle Show.
(R,S,SL) 5.35-6am Chinese Food
Dine With Me (R,S,HD) 5.35Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD)
In Minutes (R,S,SL,HD)
6.20am Countdown (R,S,HD)
FILMS ????? Brilliant ???? Very Good ??? Good ?? Not Bad ? Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High De?nition
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Futurama (R,S)
7.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
8.00 Moonfleet Double bill. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Modern Family Four back-toback episodes. Phil sends Jay on
an unusual fishing trip. Next, Phil
and Claire embarrass Haley while
dropping her off at college. Then,
Phil goes under the knife. Later,
Jay cannot sleep thanks to
Gloria?s loud snoring. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Football?s Funniest Moments
Comical incidents from the
football world. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
McGarrett captures Wo Fat. Then,
Vince Fryer is shot. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A naval
officer is killed during an LAPD
shootout. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Modern Family Two episodes.
Phil takes it hard when Luke
gives him the cold shoulder.
Then, the Dunphys dust off their
Valentine alter-egos Clive and
Juliana. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Simpsons Marge gets
breast implants. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Fry?s nose
is stolen. Then, Bender competes
in the 3004 Olympics. (R,S)
6am Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00
Transfer Centre 11.30 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports
News 3.00 Transfer Centre 3.30 Sky Sports News 5.00 Sky
Sports News At 5 6.00 Sky Sports News At 6
7.00 Transfer Centre The latest transfer developments.
7.30 LIVE Premier League Swansea City v Tottenham
Hotspur. Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage of the top-flight match,
which takes place at the Liberty Stadium.
10.00 Transfer Centre The latest transfer developments.
10.30 PL Highlights The latest news and results.
12.30 Harry Kane?s 2017 1.00-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Highlights 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Transfer
Centre 11.30 PL Highlights 2.00 PL Best Goals 04/05
3.00 PL Highlights 5.30 Premier League 100 Club
6.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6.30 PL Review
7.30 LIVE Premier League Swansea City v Tottenham
Hotspur. Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage from Liberty Stadium.
10.00 Harry Kane?s 2017 The striker?s year.
10.30 PL Highlights The latest news and results.
12.30 Harry Kane?s 2017 1.00 PL Highlights
5.00-6am PL Best Goals 15/16. Memorable strikes.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT?S PICKS
Inside No.9
BBC2, 10pm
The Greatest TV Moments
Of All Time, ITV, 8pm
PREPARE for more
surreal mayhem from
the dark minds of
Steve Pemberton and
Reece Shearsmith as
the hit anthology
series returns.
The Real T-Rex With Chris
Packham, BBC2, 9pm
IN this two-hour
extravaganza, hosted
by Paddy McGuinness,
viewers vote for their
favourite clip from
each of the last five
decades.
Celebrity Big Brother
C5, 9pm
PRESENTER Chris
Packham reveals the
relationship between
the T-Rex and animals
today, and claims we?ve
been getting the
dinosaur all wrong.
THE new series kicks
off with an all-female
house to mark the
100th anniversary of
women winning the
right to vote. Emma
Willis hosts.
FREE
with
un
Severy
THE
Saturday
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games
7.00 Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00
Football?s Greatest Players 8.30 Football?s Greatest Teams
9.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest
Games 10.00 EFL 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 SPFL RoundUp 2.15 SPFL Greatest Games 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best
Bits 3.00 Football?s Greatest Players 3.30 Football?s
Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games
4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30
Football Countdowns 6.00 SPFL Round-Up 6.15 SPFL
Greatest Games 6.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
7.00 Championship Season Reviews
8.00 SPFL Round-Up A review of the latest fixtures.
8.15 SPFL Greatest Games
8.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits Highlights.
9.00 Championship Season Reviews
10.00 La Liga World A round-up of recent action.
10.30 La Liga Icons
12.00 La Liga World 12.30 La Liga Icons 1.00 One2Eleven:
Ryan Giggs 1.15 One2Eleven: James Collins 1.30 SPFL
Greatest Games 2.00 La Liga World 2.30 La Liga Icons
3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL
Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football?s
Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football?s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
10pm Gavin is not happy with a big
announcement about the store in Trollied
6.30 The Simpsons
(19, 20, 21 & 22/22) Four
episodes. Santa?s Little Helper
becomes the Duff Beer mascot.
Next, Homer is banned from
driving. Then, Bart gets into
trouble for vandalism. Later,
Maggie becomes obsessed
with Moe. (R,S,HD)
8.30 Harry Hill?s Tea-Time
(1/10) The return of the show
in which Harry Hill casts his
comedic eye over the world
of cookery with broadcaster
Trevor McDonald joining him on
the first edition. (HD)
9.00 The Blacklist
(1/22) Having been destroyed
by Mr Kaplan, Red is penniless
and the criminal empire he has
spent years building is in tatters.
Return of the thriller starring
James Spader. (S,HD)
10.00 Trollied
(1/8) A big announcement means
a shake-up at the store and Gavin
is not happy about the situation.
The return of the comedy set in
a budget supermarket in northwest England. (HD)
10.30 The Simpsons
(5, 6 & 7/22) Triple bill. The family
takes part in a reality TV show.
Next, Homer becomes the target
of a murderer. Then, Bart takes
pity on Mrs Krabappel. (R,S,HD)
12.00 The Force: North East
Documentary. (R,S,HD) 1.00
Air Ambulance ER (R,S,HD)
2.00 Brit Cops: Frontline Crime
UK (R,S) 4.00 Stop, Search,
Seize (R,S,HD) 5.00-6am
Highway Patrol (R,S)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 12.05
Dudley: O?r Gat I?r Plat 12.30 Cyngerdd Gwyn Hughes Jones
2.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00
Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 3.05 Pen Llyn Harri Parri 3.30
Canu?r Cymoedd 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05
Dreigiau: Marchogion Berc 5.30 Gogs 5.35 Uchafbwyntiau?r
Gemau Gwyllt 6.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal
6.30 Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm
6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00
Sporting Records 9.00 Great Sporting Moments 10.00
Racing News 10.30 NFL Highlights 4.30 Sporting Greats
5.00 WWE Smackdown. Wrestling action.
7.00 NFL Highlights Houston Texans v Pittsburgh Steelers.
8.00 Rugby Union The Bermuda World Rugby Classic.
9.00 WWE Late Night Raw Wrestlin action.
12.00 NFL: A Football Life 1.00 LIVE WWE Late
Night Smackdown. Spectacular wrestling action.
3.00 Sporting Greats 5.00-6am Sporting Records
SKY SPORTS DARTS
6am Legends Of Darts 7.00 World Darts Championship
10.00 Darts Gold 10.30 Legends Of Darts 11.00 World
Darts Championship 2.00 Darts Gold 2.30 Legends Of
Darts 3.00 World Darts Championship 6.00 In Conversation
PDC World Champions. Several PDC world champions
discuss their experiences of the World Championships
7.00 Phil Taylor: The Greatest Documentary.
8.00 World Darts Championship The Final.
11.00 Darts Gold Highlights.
1.00 World Darts Championship 4.00 Darts Gold 4.30
Darts Legends Top 5 Moments 5.30-6am Darts Gold
BT SPORT 1
7am ESPN Soccer Stories 7.30 Premier League Tonight
8.00 Premier League Review 9.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day
three of the Brisbane International, a key tournament in the
lead-up to the Australian Open. 11.00 FA Cup Final Classics
6.00 Cricket: Big Bash League 7.00 The Emirates FA Cup
9.00 Cricket: Big Bash League 10.00 30 For 30 11.30 BDO
World Championships 12.30 Serie A Review 1.00-7am
LIVE WTA Tennis. Day four of the Brisbane International, a
key tournament in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
BT SPORT 2
6am Cricket: Big Bash League 8.00 LIVE Cricket:
Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat.
Coverage of the Australian Twenty20 fixture at Melbourne
Cricket Ground. 11.30 The Ashes 2.30 NBA Inside Stuff
3.00 Serie A Review 3.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby
Highlights 6.00 WRC Classic 7.00 WRC Classic
8.00 30 For 30 9.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights
9.30 WTA Tennis 11.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day three of
the Auckland International. 5.30-6am Inside Sailing
BT SPORT 3
9am Serie A Review 9.30 Hyundai A-League 11.00
Hyundai A-League 12.15 Hyundai A-League 2.45
Vanarama National League 4.15 No Filter Ashes 4.30
Premier League Tonight 5.00 WTA Tennis 7.00 BDO World
Championships 8.00 Serie A Review 8.30 NBA Inside Stuff
9.00 Aviva Premiership Ru by Highlights 11.30 Ladbrokes
SPFL Highlights 12.00 LIVE NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers v
Portland Trail Blazers. Tip-off at 12.00. 2.30 BT Sport
Reload 3.00 The Clare Balding Show 4.00-10am LIVE
WTA Tennis. Day four of the Shenzhen Open in China, one
of the key tournaments in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
8.00 Priodas Pum Mil 9.00 Newyddion 9 A?r Tywydd 9.30 Ar
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tvguide Tuesday
FREEVIEW
8.20 Coronation Street 8.50 You?ve Been Framed!
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.10 Who?s Doing
The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.10
Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 1.15 You?ve
Been Framed! Gold 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2.40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 6.00 Take Me Out 7.00
You?ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half
Men 8.30 Superstore 9.00 FILM White House Down
(2013) 11.40 Family Guy 12.40 American Dad! 1.35
Two And A Half Men 2.05-2.30am Superstore
1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey
3.00 Baby Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00
The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00
Hollyoaks 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Tattoo
Fixers 10.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats: New Year Special
10.50 The Big Bang Theory 11.55 Gogglebox
12.40 Tattoo Fixers 1.55 8 Out Of 10 Cats: New Year
Special 2.35 Body Fixers 3.30 Gogglebox 4.15
Rude(ish) Tube 4.35-6am Charmed
11.00 Access 11.05 Funniest Ever Puppy Party
12.05 Funniest Cutest Kittens Ever 1.05 Fresh Off
The Boat 2.00 Police Interceptors 4.00 FILM Annie
(2014) 6.25 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 7.00 The
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 8.00 FILM Journey 2: The
Mysterious Island (2012) 10.00 FILM Safe (2012)
11.50 FILM Cruel Intentions 3 (2004) 1.35
Wentworth Prison 2.40 Aftermath 3.30 Fresh Off The
Boat 3.55 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am George And Mildred 6.25 Wycliffe 7.55
Goodnight Mister Tom 10.00 Judge Judy 10.55
FILM Carry On Dick. Comedy starring Sid James.
(1974) 12.40 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.50 Marple 5.55 Heartbeat
6.55 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer Murders
10.00 Foyle?s War 12.05 Inspector Morse 2.10
Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 9.55 Food
Unwrapped 10.30 How To Lose Weight Well 11.30
A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 1.40 Come Dine With
Me 4.20 Four In A Bed. Five episodes. 6.55 The
Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Penelope Keith?s
Coastal Villages 10.00 The Billion Pound Hotel
11.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.05
Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.10 Penelope
Keith?s Coastal Villages 2.10 The Billion Pound Hotel
3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Border Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Canada?s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Nothing To Declare 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00
Without A Trace 3.00 Stop, Search, Seize 4.00
Nothing To Declare UK 5.00 Monkey Life 6.00
A Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 Zoo. Jackson and Jamie search for a
chemist who could have answers. 10.00 Evil
Encounters 11.00 The Force: Manchester 12.00
Police Force: Australia 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Brit
Cops: Frontline Crime UK 3.00 Road Wars 4.00
Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
ITV3 freeview 10
PENELOPE KEITH?S
COASTAL VILLAGES,
MORE4, 9pm
The actress discovers the idyllic coastal
villages of East Anglia, where she is plunged
into tales of bravery, scandal and intrigue.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Great
Continental Railway Journeys 8.00 Andrew Marr?s
The Making Of Modern Britain 9.00 Victoria: A Royal
Love Story 10.00 The World?s Most Photographed
10.30 2017: A Year In The Life Of A Year 11.00
Tales Of Winter: The Art Of Snow And Ice 12.30
Great Barrier Reef 1.30 Andrew Marr?s The Making
Of Modern Britain 2.30-3.30am Tales From The
Royal Wardrobe With Lucy Worsley
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.55
Who?s Doing The Dishes? 7.45 Emmerdale
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Chase 7.35 Ironside 8.35 Quincy ME 9.40
Minder 10.40 The Sweeney 11.50 The Professionals
12.50 Ironside 1.55 Quincy ME 2.55 Minder 4.00
The Sweeney 5.05 The Professionals 6.05 Storage
Wars: Texas 7.05 Pawn Stars 8.00 Bear?s Mission
With Rob Brydon 9.00 FILM The Book Of Eli. Action
adventure starring Denzel Washington. (2010) 11.20
FILM Wanted (2008) 1.30 The Americans 2.30 The
Protectors 2.55 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Charmed 9.00 FILM A Monster
In Paris (2011) 10.50 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts 11.00
The Goldbergs 11.30 How I Met Your Mother
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
FILM Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011) 11.05
FILM Jesse Stone: Benefit Of The Doubt. Detective
thriller. (2012) 12.55 Access 1.00 Remington Steele
2.00 Person Of Interest 4.00 Rookie Blue 5.00 Law
& Order 7.00 NCIS: New Orleans. Double bill. 9.00
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 The
Mysteries Of Laura 12.50 Cedar Cove 2.55
Chicago PD 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.05 My Wife And
Kids 8.25 Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake!
PICK freeview 11
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Deadly 60 On A Mission
7.35 Scrapheap Challenge 8.30 Storage Hunters
9.25 American Pickers 12.20 Top Gear Patagonia
Special 3.00 Deadly 60 On A Mission 4.00 Ice Road
Truckers 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam
Squad 8.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish
9.00 Live At The Apollo. With Michael McIntyre.
10.00 Taskmaster 11.00 QI 12.20 Mock The Week
1.00 QI 2.20 Mock The Week 2.50 Parks And
Recreation 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Pound Shop Wars 6.25 Medical Emergency
7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Antiques Road Trip 9.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00
Ghost Adventures 12.00 The Dead Files 1.00 Escape
To The Country 2.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun
3.00 Wanted Down Under 4.00 The Dead Files 5.00
Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00
Escape To The Country 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Wanted
In Paradise 10.00 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil 11.00
Murder Made Me Famous 12.00 Crime Stories 1.00
I Survived Evil 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Murder Made
Me Famous 4.50-6am Crime Stories
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Machines Of War 11.00 Abandoned
Engineering 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Human Planet
2.00 Alaska: Earth?s Frozen Kingdom 3.00 Coast
4.00 Locomotion: Dan Snow?s History Of Railways
5.00 The Nazis: A Warning From History 6.00
Battleplan 7.00 Machines Of War 8.00 Abandoned
Engineering 9.00 Porridge. Three episodes. 11.00
Open All Hours 1.00 Diamond Decades 2.00
Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Stolen Innocence
(2007) 11.05 FILM 12 Hours To Live (2006) 1.15
FILM A Walk In The Clouds (1995) 3.30 FILM
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) 6.10 FILM Godzilla (1998)
9.00 FILM Kiss The Girls (1997) 11.25 FILM Knock
Off (1998) 1.35 FILM SWAT: Firefight (2011) 3.25
Sony Movie News Extra 3.35 FILM Mermaids (1990)
5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Richard
E Grant?s Hotel Secrets 11.00 FILM Elstree 1976.
Documentary examining the making of the first Star
Wars movie. (2015) 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00
Arctic Peril 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A body is found at a
Cirque Du Soleil performance. 8.00 Blue Bloods.
Frank fears a terrorist attack on New York City. 9.00
Game Of Thrones 12.05 FILM Warning: This Drug
May Kill You. Documentary focusing on the
devastating effects of addiction. (2017) 1.20 Dexter
3.25 Banshee 4.30 Micro Monsters With David
Attenborough 5.00-6am Urban Secrets
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life 8.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.00
Criminal Minds 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia
12.00 UK Border Force 1.00 Stop, Search, Seize
2.30 Nothing To Declare 4.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 5.00 Criminal Minds 7.00 Children?s
Hospital 8.00 Elementary. Holmes and Watson
hunt for a killer who leaves wads of cash on his
victims. 9.00 Chicago Fire. Dawson becomes
trapped in a collapsed car park. 10.00 Britain?s
Most Evil Killers. The crimes of Peter Sutcliffe,
the Yorkshire Ripper. 11.00 Criminal Minds. The
team hunts a crazed couple who are murdering
women in Pittsburgh. 12.00 Elementary
3.00 Bones 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 The Closer 11.00 Bones 1.00
NCIS 3.00 The Closer 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS
9.00 The Orville. Opinions are divided as Bortus
and Klyden consider controversial surgery for their
baby. 10.00 American Dad! 11.00 Family Guy
12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.35am Yes, Prime Minister 8.05 To The Manor
Born 8.45 Only Fools And Horses 9.25 Goodnight
Sweetheart 10.05 Last Of The Summer Wine 12.05
My Family 12.45 The Green Green Grass 1.25
Keeping Up Appearances 2.05 Only Fools And
Horses 3.20 The Green Green Grass 4.00 Last Of
The Summer Wine 6.00 Keeping Up Appearances
6.40 Still Open All Hours 8.00 Porridge. Double bill.
The inmates face a day of hard labour. Then, Fletch
tries to shirk his duties. 9.20 Murder On The
Blackpool Express. Comedy with Griff Rhys Jones.
11.20 Peep Show 12.30 Shooting Stars 1.10 Yes,
Prime Minister 3.00 Harry Hill?s The Best Of TV Burp
3.25 Harry Hill?s TV Burp 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am The Middle 9.55 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 1.55 Friends 3.55 Bob?s Burgers
4.50 Friends. Seven back-to-back episodes.
9.00 FILM The Tuxedo. A bumbling chauffeur dons
a secret agent?s hi-tech suit and sets out with a rookie
spy to thwart a plot to take over the world. Comedy
adventure with Jackie Chan and Jason Isaacs. (2002)
11.00 FILM Harold & Kumar Get The Munchies.
Comedy adventure, starring John Cho and Kal Penn.
(2004) 12.55 Impractical Jokers 1.55 South Park
4.10 Bob?s Burgers 5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.10am Junior MasterChef 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point
1.00 Supernanny US 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 One Born Every
Minute 8.00 The Davina Hour 9.00 Educating Essex.
The daily lives of pupils and staff at Passmores
School in Harlow, Essex. 10.00 John Bishop: In
Conversation With James Corden 11.00 EastEnders
11.40 My Dream Home 12.40 Wanted Down Under
2.20 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit. Five back-to-back episodes. 2.00 Law & Order
3.00 Private Eyes 4.00-6am Numb3rs
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Yukon Men 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast
N? Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last
Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush. The new
season opens. 5.00 Blowing Up History. The
construction of iconic megastructures created by
ancient civilisations. 6.00 Wheeler Dealers. Double
bill. Mike Brewer searches for a rust-free Pontiac
GTO. Then, Mike Brewer finds an unfinished 1950s
Ford F-1. 8.00 Gold Rush. Three episodes. 11.00
Wheeler Dealers. Mike Brewer works on a 1995 Ford
Escort .12.10 Gold Rush 1.10 How It?s Made
3.00 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It?s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am The Ottoman Lieutenant (12, 2017)
Drama starring Michiel Huisman. ????
8.00 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ???
9.40 Rules Don?t Apply (12, 2016) ???
11.50 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) ????
1.50 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ?????
4.05 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ???
5.50 Rules Don?t Apply (12, 2016) ???
8.00 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) ????
10.00 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. ????
12.15 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
1.45 The Zookeeper?s Wife (12, 2017) Fact-based
drama starring Jessica Chastain. ????
3.55 The Hunter?s Prayer (15, 2017) ???
5.30-6am Olaf?s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017)
Animated short with the voice of Josh Gad. ???
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6am Fred Claus (PG, 2007) Comedy. ??
8.00 The Hitchhiker?s Guide To The Galaxy (PG,
2005) Comedy starring Dolly Parton. ???
10.00 The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear
(15, 1991) Slapstick comedy sequel. ???
11.40 Ride Along 2 (12, 2016) Comedy. ??
1.30 Pitch Perfect 3 Special
2.00 Nine To Five (15, 1980) Comedy. ???
4.00 Couples Retreat (15, 2009) Comedy. ??
6.00 How To Be A Latin Lover (12, 2017)
Comedy starring Eugenio Derbez. ???
8.00 Nine To Five (15, 1980) Comedy. ???
10.00 Ride Along 2 (12, 2016) Comedy. ??
11.50 Police Academy (15, 1984) Comedy. ???
1.35 Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For
Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
(15, 2006) Comedy. ????
3.05 Revenge Of The Nerds (15, 1984) Comedy
starring Anthony Edwards. ??
4.45-6.15am Police Academy 6: City Under
Siege (PG, 1989) Comedy. ?
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Scott And Chris 10.00
Jordan North 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Katie Thistleton 4.00
Dev 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Dev 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Annie
Nightingale 3.00 BBC & 1Xtra?s Stories: Extreme Festivals
? Gathering Of The Juggalos 4.00-6.33am Early Breakfast
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Sara Cox 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum
8.00 Ana Matronic 10.00 Barry Humphries: Barry?s
Forgotten Musical Masterpieces 11.00 Nigel Ogden: The
Organist Entertains 11.30 Listen To The Band 12.00
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6.25am Tora! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ???
8.50 Terminal Velocity (15, 1994) Adventure. ??
10.40 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them: Special A behind-the-scenes look.
11.10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ?????
1.30 Assassin?s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
3.30 Rocky (PG, 1976) Drama. ????
5.35 True Lies (15, 1994) Comedy. ????
8.00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ?????
10.15 Assassin?s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
12.15 Walking Tall (15, 2004) Adventure. ???
1.45 Hanna (12, 2011) Thriller. ????
3.50-6am Rocky (PG, 1976) Drama. ????
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.35am Hop (U, 2011) Comedy. ??
8.15 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) ??
9.50 Monster Trucks (PG, 2016) Fantasy. ??
11.35 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017) ???
1.10 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ????
3.00 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) ??
4.35 Monster Trucks (PG, 2016) Fantasy. ??
6.25 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017) ???
8.00 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ????
9.50 Footloose (PG, 2011) Musical. ???
11.45 Willow (PG, 1988) Fantasy. ??
1.55 Footloose (PG, 2011) Musical. ???
3.50 Hop (U, 2011) Comedy. ??
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At The House Of Mouse (U, 2001) ???
8.20 This Christmas (12, 2007) Drama. ???
10.30 It?s A Wonderful Life (U, 1946) ?????
12.45 The Polar Express (U, 2004) ???
2.30 Almost Christmas (12, 2016) ????
4.30 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
6.15 The Polar Express (U, 2004) ???
8.00 Almost Christmas (12, 2016) ????
Sounds Of The 80s (R) 2.00 Folk Playlist 3.00 90s Hits
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Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R)
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6am Today 9.00 Her Story Made History 9.30 One To
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10.00 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
11.45 It?s A Wonderful Life (U, 1946) ?????
2.05 White Christmas (U, 1954) ?????
4.20-6am Winter Wedding (PG, 2017) ????
SKY CINEMA HITS
6.10am Secret In Their Eyes (15, 2015) ???
8.10 The Greatest Showman: Special
8.40 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ???
10.45 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ???
12.45 Money Monster (15, 2016) ???
2.40 The Infiltrator (15, 2016) ????
4.55 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016)
Action horror starring Frank Grillo. ????
6.55 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ???
9.00 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ???
10.50 The Shallows (15, 2016) ????
12.25 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (15,
2016) Comedy starring Andy Samberg. ????
2.00 Truth (15, 2015) Drama. ???
4.15-6.15am Michael Jackson?s This Is It
(PG, 2009) Documentary. ???
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9.00 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) ?????
11.00 William Shakespeare?s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Romantic drama starring Leonardo
DiCaprio and Claire Danes. ?????
1.15 Meet The Parents (12, 2000) ????
3.15 Jerry Maguire (15, 1996) ?????
5.45 Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ???
8.00 William Shakespeare?s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Drama. ?????
10.00 Road House (18, 1989) Thriller. ???
12.00 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) ?????
2.00 Meet The Parents (12, 2000) ????
4.00-6am The Seven Year Itch (PG, 1955)
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2.45 The Good Dinosaur (PG, 2015) ????
4.25 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ????
6.00 Zootropolis (PG, 2016) Animation. ????
8.00 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013)
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2.45 Hello, Dolly! (U, 1969) Musical. ????
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5.45 The News Boys (PG, 1992) Musical. ??
8.00 Dreamgirls (12, 2006) Drama. ???
10.15 The Blues Brothers (15, 1980) ?????
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???? 9.00 Passengers (12, 2016) ????
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Mullone?s Disappointing World (R) 11.30 Why The Moon,
Luke? 12.00 News And Weather 12.30 Book Of The
Week: The Vital Spark ? Appointment In Arezzo (R) 12.48
Shipping Forecast 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day
5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5 Live Daily With Adrian
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5 Live Sport 7.45 5 Live Sport: Premier League Football
2017-18 10.00 5 Live Sport: 5 Live Football Social
10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
6.00 Passengers (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
8.00 Transformers (12, 2007) ????
10.30 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
12.30 Moon (15, 2009) Sci-fi drama. ????
2.15 Babylon AD (12, 2008) Sci-fi adventure. ??
4.00-6am Arachnophobia (PG, 1990) ????
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6am Collateral Damage (15, 2002) Thriller. ??
8.00 Hijacked (15, 2017) Thriller. ???
9.35 US Marshals (15, 1998) Thriller. ??
11.50 Kidulthood (15, 2005) Drama. ???
1.25 Body Of Lies (15, 2008) Spy thriller. ????
3.35 Extortion (15, 2017) Adventure. ????
5.30 Southern Fury (18, 2017) ??
7.10 Psycho (15, 1960) Thriller. ?????
9.00 Kidulthood (15, 2005) Drama. ???
10.40 Cape Fear (18, 1991) Thriller. ????
12.50 Dog Eat Dog (18, 2016) Thriller. ??
2.35 The French Connection (18, 1971) Crime
thriller starring Gene Hackman. ?????
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Thriller starring Richard Crenna. ??
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1.05 Stuart Little (U, 1999) Comedy. ????
2.45 Antz (PG, 1998) Animation. ?????
4.20 Tooth Fairy (PG, 2010) Comedy. ???
6.25 Battleship (12, 2012) Sci-fi adventure. ??
9.00 Die Hard 2 (18, 1990) Action thriller sequel
starring Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia. ???
11.25 Solomon Kane (15, 2010) Fantasy. ???
1.30-3.45am The Grandmaster (15, 2013) ???
TCM
4.30pm The Glenn Miller Story (U, 1954) Musical
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9.00 Blade (18, 1998) Fantasy. ????
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1.25 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
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MY wife and I stayed the
night at a posh hotel and
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It was great and we have done it
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worried about what my wife is
getting up to behind my back.
We are part of a longstanding
group of friends who have all
known each other since secondary
school. I am 29 and my wife is 28.
We have been together for ten
years and married for three.
My mate is 29 and single. I have
known for ages that he fancied my
wife and he talked to me about a
threesome. We said it would be
just for a bit of fun.
I asked my wife and at first she
wasn?t sure about it. I told her it
would liven up our sex life and in
the end she agreed.
We arranged for all of us to stay
at a big hotel in London. We went
to the cinema and afterwards had
a couple of drinks in the hotel
bar. My mate came back to our
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We have done it a few times
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didn?t want to any more.
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I SUPPOSE I?D BETTER GIVE
ROSIE A BATH AND PUT HER
TO BED. HONESTLY, IT FEELS
LIKE IT?S NEVER-ENDING
do it again with him. He asked
her if she would have sex with
him on their own, without anyone
else knowing and never to tell
anyone else.
She replied that she would. Then
she said she was unsure because
she would feel guilty afterwards ?
but that she would really like to.
I am devastated. What do I do?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: There are so often
complications after a threesome but it
sounds like it is not too late for you to
put things right.
Don?t risk causing further damage
by having another threesome. Tell your
mate you have decided it?s not such a
good idea after all and it?s not going to
happen any more.
Then talk to your wife. Tell her you
love her and ask her how she feels
about your sex life.
Say you want her to be happy and
you are sorry now that you suggested
a threesome, as you realise it has not
helped your relationship.
If she agrees that your sex life needs
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MY wife and I are working
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We are both 58.
Four months ago, he was
made redundant. He has no
money but won?t look for
another job or even claim Jobseeker?s allowance.
He insists he can make
money trading online and
says he is too proud to apply
for benefits. His phone will
Dear Deidre
MY partner takes ages to
climax and I worry I am doing
something wrong.
We love each other to bits
but we struggled to get my
parents to accept we are a
couple. I?m 22 and he is 42.
This is my first serious relationship. My partner divorced
his wife five years ago after
she told him he was useless in
bed and cheated on him with
his best friend. We got
together two years after that.
He keeps apologising and
soon be cut off and he has
asked us for a loan but he
resents us saying anything to
him about his situation.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Sadly, you
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My e-leaflet Help For
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including on retraining.
saying he is hopeless at sex,
though I try to reassure him.
Am I getting it wrong or is he
overthinking?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: He
can
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him a long time, so it is an
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physical one.
His ex-wife cheated on
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may be worried about losing
you too. That worry keeps
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Dear Deidre
I SPENT ages chasing a man
and finally succeeded ? but
he pressures me into sex
when I don?t want it.
He seemed perfect at first.
We are both 24 and got
together last year. He has
bought me a phone and lots
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grates on me.
He doesn?t make me laugh.
I don?t want him to touch me.
He keeps trying to have
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says, ?I know you want to?
and carries on.
My father was abusive and
so was my ex, my two-yearold son?s father. I have never
been treated well but I don?t
know how to end it. What?s
more, my son loves him.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your
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YES, SHE?S UPSTAIRS
BATHING ROSIE.
SHE?S GOING TO STAY
FOR A FEW DAYS AND
HELP ME OUT
Dear Deidre
. . . SO HE SAYS,
?THAT?S NOT A PIG,
IT?S A DUCK?, AND
SHE SAYS, ?NO, I?M
TALKING TO THE
DUCK!? LOL!
. . . CHERRY IS SUCH FUN
TO BE WITH. WHAT A
SHAME I CAN?T SAY THE
SAME FOR MARIA . . .
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BY MY
PARTNER
Continues tomorrow
MY brother?s personal
hygiene is terrible and I don?t
know how to tell him.
I am a man of 40 and
happily married. My brother
is 46 and has lived alone
since our parents died.
He rarely washes his hair
and his clothes are smelly
and dirty. The house reeks.
His microwave was so
disgusting that I made him
throw it out and get a new
one. His dryer is broken and
he brought some washing
round to ours but it was so
smelly I had to wash it twice.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your
brother?s smelly home and
person are facets of more
far-ranging problems. Does
he work or have a social
life? I guess not.
Tell him you are worried
for him and the direction his
life is taking. Be honest that
the way he, his clothes and
home smell is off-putting
and you would like to help
him make changes.
He should see his GP but
he may be very resistant to
change. You can get advice
on how to help him further
through the mental health
charity Mind (mind.org.uk,
0300 123 3393).
l
I?M answering your
problem calls live
on ITV?s This Morning
today from 10.30. Call
08000 304 044.
DAILY
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BEAUTY
BUYS FOR
UNDER �BLOWN your budget before the
year even began?
Don?t panic, we have found the
best essential beauty buys for
less than a fiver.
Even if you are skint, look your
best with SOPHIE BRONSTEIN?s
pick of cheap thrills.
My Hair Matters
Smooth and Shine
Shampoo (�50,
sainsburys.co.uk): Hair
in need of some postparty season oomph?
Don?t reach for
pricey picks. Scrub
your hair with this
vitamin and proteinpacked shampoo and it
will bring your locks back to life
in no time.
Lacura Q10
Anti-wrinkle
Day Cream (�69,
aldi.co.uk): If a
month of
overindulgence
has zapped the
glow out of your skin, slather it in
this genius cream.
It is brimming with the
hyaluronic acid and coenzyme
Q10 ingredients you will find in
more expensive creams to give
dull skin a serious dose of
radiance.
MUA Pixel
Perfect Multi
Bronze in
Sunseeker
Sheen, (�
superdrug.com):
You have
overused your goto (but expensive) bronzer over
Christmas and it has left you
longing for complexion
perfection. Sound familiar?
Grab one of these blurring,
bronzing beauties. You will
barely notice the difference.
Essence Lash
Princess False
Lash Effect
Mascara (�30,
wilko.com): Toning
down on make-up
can be daunting
after a month of
glitter-inducing
festivities. But at
least applying
lashings of this will
leave your peepers
looking striking.
Collection
Colour Match
Foundation, (�99,
boots.com): This
formula rivals your
trusted Estee
Lauder Double
Wear foundation.
Pick it up for less
than a fiver and get
that stay-in-place,
high coverage and
skin-quenching
base you have
been craving.
E.L.F Matte Lip
Colour in
Natural (�50,
superdrug.com):
Does it feel like you
have been wearing
red lippy for as
long as you can
remember? Strip it
back and bare all
with E.L.F?s matte
but moisturising
nude lip formula.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
Edited by
JOELY
CHILCOTT
PARTY DRESS AWAY FOR SOBER START TO 2018
IT?S time to slip back into normal life
after the excess of party season.
So make sure choosing your outfit
doesn?t give you another headache.
You need easy, roomy pieces to see
you through the week.
Pack away the festive sequins and
!
frills and opt for oversized, comfortable
pieces in muted colours you can cosy up
in for winter.
Here, GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS shows
how to ease into 2018.
lHair and make up by Bella Jones using
Kiehl?s haircare and Nars.
Red knit
jumper, �,
Primark; blue
joggers, �,
Topshop
Pin stripe
jumpsuit,
�.99, Zara;
earrings,
�50, M&S;
fluffy mules,
�.99,
Mango
$
Beige coat,
�, M&S;
navy
sweatshirt,
� and
patent
boots, �,
Topshop;
check
culottes,
�, River
Island
%
A dash of
colour will add
zing to your step,
making you feel
more awake and
ready to face 2018
&
Cosy gear for
the new year
Cream
jumper,
�.99, Zara;
maroon
trousers, �,
River Island;
leopard print
shoes, �,
Office
(
)
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A camel
coat will
bring an
expensive feel to
your look ? perfect
for adding a
luxe touch to a
sweatshirt
Stripe dress,
�, ASOS
White; bag,
�.99, Zara;
Fila trainers,
�, Schuh
Finally, a onesie
you can leave the
house in. Team this
roomy jumpsuit with
statement earrings
and heels to add a
flash of style
Hide in an
oversized knit,
while leopard print
shoes will give your
outfit a of bite ? even
if you don?t feel
particularly fierce
yourself
You can
throw on
this dress and
go. Add a bag
in a bright and
distracting
colour
Be
24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with
magazine every Sunday AND
D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous
36 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
COUSCOUS
WITH PRAWNS
(Serves 2)
YOU NEED:
1 tsp vegetable oil
150g wholemeal couscous
250ml chicken or vegetable
stock, warm
� red bell pepper and
� yellow bell pepper,
de-seeded and diced
2 spring onions finely chopped
1 small carrot, diced
200g fresh, raw peeled prawns
4 drops Garam Masala Spice
Drops�
3 drops Chilli Spice Drops�
2 drops Garlic Spice Drops�
2 drops Ginger Spice Drops�
Juice of � lemon
Freshly ground black
pepper
METHOD: Put the couscous in a mixing
bowl and pour over the stock. Cover with a
tea towel and leave for two minutes.
Keep a non-stick frying pan on medium
flame. Add the oil, bell peppers and then
the raw prawns. Cook them until the
prawns change colour to pink. Finally add
FOR THE BRIDE TO BE ?
First Edition Wedding
Planner (�, Hobbycraft):
Tying the knot but feeling
overwhelmed? This pretty
organiser will put your mind
at ease. Cleverly divided into
budget, wardrobe, guest list,
wedding day and
honeymoon sections, this spiral-bound
planner also has a durable hard cover and
fun stickers to bring your pages to life.
FOR THE STYLISH LADY ?
Hello Day Chic Planner
(�, hellodayplanner.
com): There are organisers
and then there are
organisers.This beautifully
put together number has
been fashioned by
Manchester-based interior
designer Kirsten Wilson. At
first glance it looks like a handbag. But
inside the woven fabric cover you will find a
high-quality A5 planner complete with
monthly goal-setting sections to ensure
you stay on track. Dated and undated
options are available.
FOR THE DREAM CHASER
? Goals Journal:
Inspiration (�, Kikkik.com): If you have a major
plan brewing for 2018, this
jazzy organiser will provide
an endless source of
inspiration for you to bring
all those ideas together. It is
packed with motivational
quotes. The journal also contains practical
advice on reaching your goals, as well as
endless tips and suggestions on how to
achieve a dream life.
SUCCESS rarely comes
easily ? and most people
who achieve it have
overcome setbacks along
the way.
The trick is not to allow
failures to consume you,
but instead use them as
inspiration to try harder.
Here, four women tell
GEORGETTE CULLEY how
they wrestled success
from the jaws of adversity.
Additional reporting:
PUNTEHA VAN TERHEYDEN
SINGLE mum Charlotte lives with her
four-year-old daughter Lilia in Leeds.
She filed for bankruptcy in 2012 when
her chain of hairdressing salons failed.
Now she is managing director of the
Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television
Acting. Charlotte says:
I had finished my Masters degree
when I met a successful, older
businessman and in 2010 he and I
bought four local hairdressing
salons. Our romance and the
business both grew rapidly and
we employed 30 staff.
Then we set up the fifth
salon from scratch and
everything began to unravel.
The others weren?t making
enough money to support the startup salon and it became clear the chain
was going under.
By that time, I was pregnant and my
relationship broke down. I?d had to
personally guarantee the business loan
and was about to lose everything.
Debt collectors were turning up
demanding cash and I couldn?t cope with
all the stress. I suffered anxiety, panic
attacks and high blood pressure.
A month after Lilia was born, I was
forced to file for bankruptcy. I lost my
home, my income and everything I?d
worked so hard for. I was devastated. But I
had to keep trying, for my baby?s sake.
I moved into a small supported home
and straight away I picked up the phone,
trying to turn my hobby of acting into a
moneymaker.
My parents cared for Lilia while I went to
London for auditions and classes. I got
small roles in Coronation Street and Happy
Valley. I worked every minute I could.
Then I realised that my place in the
industry wasn?t acting but helping others
get into it. In April 2013, I recruited
teachers who had trained at drama
school and had good qualifications. I
chose people I would want to learn from
myself and my acting academy took off.
Now I have ten staff teaching 200
pupils evening classes and diploma
programmes. Our offices are across the
road from the Emmerdale set in Yorkshire
and it?s really inspiring for our students to
see that famous sign every day.
I?ve bought my dream home and things
are on the up. Being a single mum and
dealing with everything I did has taken its
toll on me physically and emotionally.
I suffered depression, still have anxiety
and take medication for high blood
pressure.
But my determination to provide the
best life for Lilia meant I turned my
failure into a success.
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ARE you
hoping 2018 will be
your best year yet? Set
those goals and smash
them with a real organiser.
Filled with tips and tricks,
specially designed pages
and advice, HELEN
GILBERT finds a planner
to help everyone.
FOR RETRO FANS ?
Filofax Notebook (�.99,
filofax.com): Forget the
Filofax of yesteryear ? the
A5 Notebook version is fun.
It comes in a variety of
colours and patterns, from
pretty pastels to leopard
print and floral designs.
Extras including dotted journal pages or
monthly planners are easy to add in. Each
bit of paper has been designed to slide and
fix easily around the spiral binder. No need
for clipping and unclipping.
FOR THE HOME OFFICE
DWELLER ? Woodland
Trust Fox Weekly Planner
Pad (�50,
millbryhill.co.uk): Get your
week in order with this foxy
planner. Slightly bigger than
A5 but not so cumbersome
it takes over your desk. This
pad lists the days of the
week so you can see what you need to
achieve at a quick glance. A donation is
made to the Woodland Trust charity from
the sale of each organiser.
FOR THE WELLNESS
WARRIOR ? Results With
Lucy Happiness and
Health Journal (�.99,
resultswithlucy.com): This
offering from ex-Towie star
Lucy Mecklenburgh aims to
keep you motivated. Track
your meal and exercise
plans, as well as learn about
what makes you happy. There is also a 12week self-confidence course, exercises on
how to build self-esteem as well as
nutrition and fitness tips.
We hit
before
Charlotte
Armitage, 34
in all the Spice Drops�. Fluff the couscous
with a fork and mix the chopped veg and
the prepared prawn and bell pepper
mixture along with the lemon juice. Mix well
and season with freshly ground pepper.
l To see the full range and find more
recipes, see holylama.co.uk.
YOUR PLANNER
ACTION IN 2018
BUSINESS SUCCESSES
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Maxine
Clancy, 49
LIFE coach Maxine turned
heartbreak into a business after her
husband left. She lives in Mortlake,
South West London, with her two
children, Daniel, 15, and Amber, 13.
She says:
My world went into meltdown
when I found out my ex-husband
was having an affair. She was ten
6
years younger than me and he had
met her through work.
He was my soulmate and the father
of my kids. I couldn?t believe it. Not
only was my marriage over but
financially I was in ruins.
Our family home was repossessed
shortly after he left.
I was a single mum with two young
children and I felt like I had no hope
for the future.
One afternoon I went for a run in
the woods and thought, ?I have to
fight back. This is not the end.? I took
up a sales job at a telecoms company
to put food on the table. But I knew I
wanted to start my own business as a
divorce therapist to help other people
in difficulty.
For years I planned and wrote
down how I was feeling and learning
to cope.
Last year, six years after my
husband left, I decided to turn my
dream into a reality.
I did training courses to become a
life coach and have now set up my
own company, Maxine Clancy
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
AFTER TURNING THEIR LIVES AROUND
rock bottom...
rising to the top
Lisa
Suswain, 37
FORMER ballet dancer Lisa suffered a
back injury that ended her career. She
now runs Wagging Tails, a dog-sitting
company, with her husband Jim, 37.
They live in Fordingbridge, Hants,
with their daughter Eliza-Grace,
six. Lisa says:
I had always wanted to be
a ballet dancer and had
trained hard for most of
my life.
At 16, I joined the Royal
Ballet School, but just
five years into my career,
my life changed for ever.
I was performing in a
theatre in the West Midlands
and was dancing with an
inexperienced partner. He did a lift
which went horribly wrong.
The audience gasped because of the
very loud cracking noise in my back.
I went to A&E and the doctor told me I?d
ripped, torn and snapped multiple
ligaments in my lower back and pelvis.
I was in bed for six weeks wearing a
special brace. I had to quit and was left
feeling lost.
I trained to be a ballet teacher but it was
too close to home. I couldn?t teach
people?s kids when dancing was all I
wanted to do myself.
I had to get as far away as possible from
the industry.
It got me thinking about my love for
dogs. I knew all the dogs in the village and
always stopped to chat to owners. Wasn?t
there something I could do to combine
this with a business?
I looked into companies that offered
boarding for dogs, but they had
registration fees, wouldn?t let the owner
see the home the dog would be staying in
or meet the carer.
I was shocked. Having a dog is like
having a baby. I knew I could do better
than that and that?s how my business
came about.
I took just one dog at a time, on a day
rate of � for a small one or � for
bigger dogs.
I sent each dog home with a video of
their stay and pictures of their time ?on
holiday? with us. Owners were thrilled and
word quickly spread.
I was inundated with bookings and
within six weeks I had to find other people
like myself and take on trusted dog carers.
In 2012, Jim quit his job in marketing to
work full-time with me and we now have
20 UK franchises. When I think back on
my ballet career, it?s like a movie and
somebody else?s life.
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Coaching, to help couples who go
through divorce. I charge �0 an
hour and teach people how to let go,
how to learn to love themselves again
and to discover how to have a civil
relationship with their ex.
These techniques helped me
transform my life and thrive through
my divorce.
It helps that I can talk from
experience, as I am now on good
terms with my ex-husband.
I have even found a new partner
and I?m very happy.
Sally
Bunkham, 36
MUM-of-two Sally suffered postnatal
depression but the experience
inspired her to start a business
providing gifts to cheer up new mums.
Sally, who lives in Brighton with
husband Paul, 41, and their daughters,
Daisy, three, and Ruby, two, says:
I was working at the University of
Sussex and loved my job but in 2014,
7 6
a year after I got married to Paul, we
decided to have Daisy.
Soon after her birth I discovered I was
pregnant again, and Ruby was born 12
days after Daisy?s first birthday. She
developed an undiagnosed condition
which meant she was incredibly upset
and in pain much of the time.
We hardly slept and it was stressful
trying to manage her and a one-year-old.
As the days rolled into weeks, I sank into
depression and began to self-harm.
In February 2016 my GP diagnosed
postnatal depression brought on by
stress. From then I got stronger and
7
pursued a business idea that I had come
up with during my pregnancies.
I carried both girls over Christmas and
I?d really missed wine and pat�. But every
gift that came my way was for my girls.
I wanted to change that. Mums need
attention too, so in March 2017 I set up
my online business, mumsback.com,
selling luxury hampers for new mums.
We donate �from every sale to
PANDAS Foundation, which supports
families coping with pre and postnatal
mental illness. It?s amazing to have made
something so positive out of such a
dark time.
7
37
NEARLY three billion disposable
coffee cups are thrown away every
year in the UK, creating 25,000
tonnes of waste.
The problem is the polyethylene
coating that makes them waterproof
? because it means the cups can
only be recycled at a tiny number of
specialist plans.
By using a reusable cup, you can
do your bit for the environment.
Here, LYNSEY HOPE rounds up the
best on offer.
DON?T BE
A COFFEE
CUP MUG
KeepCup Original in
blueberry, �,
amazon.co.uk (340ml):
Lightweight and durable,
this KeepCup is
designed for drinking
your favourite beverage
on the go.
A hard, splash-proof
lid stops spillages. The
cup is made from nontoxic plastic free of the
chemicals bisphenol A
and B often used in
plastic bottles.
Jogo glass reusable
coffee cup in cool mint,
�.50, trouva.com
(340ml): Made from
high-quality, superstrong glass, this cup is
a stylish and smart way
to enjoy a brew without
compromising your taste
buds.
Great if you don?t like
the plasticky taste of
most reusable cups, but
one of the most
expensive we tried out.
Happy Jackson Wakey
Wakey travel mug,
�59, flamingo
gifts.co.uk (400ml):
Made from silicone, the
Wakey Wakey is another
option that is perfect for
people on the go.
We love the
contrasting yellow lid
and the cute sun
detailing. Sure to
brighten up your day on
a dreary morning.
Ecoffee cup, �
amazon.co.uk (400ml):
This reusuable cup is
made from organic,
biodegradable bamboo
fibre.
It feels like you are
drinking from a paper
cup but is much better
for the environment.
Retains heat well and it
is good value. Available
in a variety of colours.
Vintage apple bamboo
travel mug, �95,
dotcomgiftshop.com
(400ml): Printed with a
cheerful apple design,
this cup has a matching
red silicone lid and
sleeve.
It is made from
bamboo fibre so, like the
Ecoffee cup above, it
gives the feeling of
paper when you drink
from it. Attractive and
environmentally friendly.
KeepCup brew cork
edition glass coffee
cup, �, urban
outfitters.com (236ml):
An attractive cup made
with durable soda lime
glass, complete with a
cork band and plastic lid.
The band is made
using waste product from
wine cork manufacturing.
But you will have to
handwash this one
because it can?t go in the
dishwasher. Available in
yellow, pink and white.
38 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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puzzles
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HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There?s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing
our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge.
Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical
instructions to your running total. Don?t reach for your calculator ? that would be cheating! Write your ?nal answer in the
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WHAT a joke England cricket is.
Ben Stokes, pictured, is banned
from playing after his arrest on
suspicion of causing actual bodily
harm.
But he is allowed by the
England and Wales Cricket Board
to play in India, where he earned
�7million. The only ones punished are the supporters who
paid thousands to watch us
get thrashed in the Ashes.
BOB PANTER
Ledbury, Herefordshire
LEWIS Hamilton should be
made a Sir. The driver is the
only
Briton
to
win
four
World Championships in
Formula One. The last F1 Sir was hood it?s the Who star, pictured.
Jackie Stewart, who won three.
JOE RICHARDSON,
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Northampton
Durham
JEFF BEZOS, Bill Gates and
I SPENT more than 50 years as a Mark Zuckerberg are obviously
long-distance truck driver.
very successful business people ?
I left behind a multitude of sat- and good luck to them.
isfied customers, from Land?s End
Maybe we can give them a
to John O?Groats. So where is timely reminder that there are
still millions of children
my knighthood?
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clean
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ARTHUR HAMLIN
water and kids still living
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They have certainly run out of
excuses.
What the Remainers forget is
the majority of people in this
country voted for Brexit and it is
going to happen, whether they
like it or not.
As soon as we are free from
the EU?s shackles, the better.
Other EU countries will follow in
our footsteps ? they have just
been too scared to stand up and
say so.
It may be a long, hard battle
for us but it will be easier for
others in the future and is one
reason why the EU has probably
made it so difficult for us to
leave.
GERI BURTON
Corwen, Clwyd
WELL said, Daniel Hannan. His
column in Saturday?s Sun was a
superb example of optimism for
Britain?s future, so lacking in the
whingeing Remoaners.
Daniel ticked off the many reasons we have to be positive,
despite the negativity of the antiBrexit brigade.
The possibilities we can benefit
from when we are free from the
suffocating grip of the EU are
endless.
Thank you for displaying such
pride in Britain and what we can
achieve ? and for sticking it to
the anti-Brexit crowd in the
process.
MARK PATTEN
West Denton, Tyne and Wear
LORD Adonis has branded the
Prime Minister extremist.
What planet is he on? The PM
voted to remain but has accepted
the will of the 17million, of which
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I wonder if the great former
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who cut crime rates in the Big
Apple, would consider coming
across the Pond to sort out the
mess in our country? We need
someone like him ASAP.
GARY K, Banbury, Oxon
JUSTICE Secretary David
Lidington is believed to back
releasing OAP prisoners into
cushy care homes because ?they
are unlikely to commit another
offence?. Another namby-pamby
idea from those in ivory towers.
WILLY, Benfleet, Essex
I am one, who voted to leave.
She is doing a brilliant job of
navigating the UK ship through
the choppy Brexit waters with
heavy flak from all sides.
But there are clear signs that
we are moving into calmer
waters. Adonis and his ilk should
support the will of the people or
move to their beloved mainland
Europe and leave us in peace.
HARRY HODGE
Preston
LAST year?s doomsday predictions
of the Remoaners have been
revealed as utter rubbish fuelled
by desperation.
It?s time they made their own
New Year?s resolution and got
behind Brexit as whatever they
say or do, they cannot reverse the
will of the people.
They are like survivors desper-
ately clinging on to a sinking
ship, the only difference being
that despite all their agitating
propaganda it?s their ship that?s
sinking. The sooner they get used
to that, the better.
CAROL DAVIES
Stannington, Northumberland
HERE we see another Remoaner
trying his damnedest to overturn
the democratic referendum result
of the majority of British people
who have voted to leave Europe.
Why can?t they get it into their
heads that we are leaving Europe
and no amount of ducking and
diving will change that?
I suggest Adonis does the
decent thing by resigning from
the House of Lords, emigrates to
Europe and takes along other
baggage in the form of Blair,
Heseltine, Mandelson, Clegg and
Osborne. Good riddance.
MATT ADAMS
Worcester
WHAT a cheek to be compelled
to pay for a TV licence.
The BBC should fund its own
wages paid to over-rated, highprofile staff.
The holiday programmes have
been a disgrace. Same old rubbish, nothing worth watching.
We should have a choice if we
want to watch BBC or not and I
could save myself �7 a year.
RAY BURNSIDE
Manchester
PRINCE Philip, who jokingly
asked if a man with a long beard
was terrorist, is a breath of fresh
air.
He always has been ? and even
more so in the PC world that
seems to prevail at this time.
I suspect there are millions of
people who do identify with his
sense of humour, so why not
compile all of his so-called slipups and quips and show them on
television?
It would be interesting to see
the viewing figures.
ROY DAVIES
Northwich, Cheshire
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discussed. You can see the difference between properties
with real substance and those that are just styled to look
good. In your love life, you see who you can really depend on ?
and it could be quite a surprise.
Words are your winners, from devising a book or game that
enthrals people to applying for a job in a concise way that
appeals to bosses. Love-wise, promises made in the simple
language of truth deepen a relationship. Single? What begins
as a friendly chat in a queue can start something special.
Mars boosts your confidence and it is time to let that show.
You can be a high achiever at work or secure a place in a
sports team or group of musicians. But a generous full moon
tempts you to be too extravagant with money. As for love, a
partner may be more committed than he or she shows.
The full moon is in your star sign to demolish doubts and end
delays. So yes, those changes you long for can now start to
happen. People who have been hard to reach are ready to
listen and will support your plans. Single? This time you are
attracted to a Capricorn who will be good for you.
Surprising opportunities line up and could include a smart
new job title. With imaginative Neptune dedicated to finding
your soulmate, there could be some fascinating candidates to
try out. Already with a partner? Dare to reveal your most
precious hopes and you might find your partner shares them.
Your leadership qualities are highlighted by the full moon. You
are ready to take charge of a group of relatives who are keen
to work on a home project but need your organisation skills
and tact. Single? The person with the most dreadful chat-up
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Taking a realistic look at love instead of expecting perfection
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You learn from the past without letting it hold you back, while
the ideas and ambitions that fill your mind are bold but
achievable. The full moon focuses on passion and can rescue
a relationship that has got lazy about love. Single? Someone
boasting about money wants to impress you ? they?re smitten.
Independent Uranus is back in action and instead of waiting
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the lead on big decisions, especially about a new address. If
you are single, what starts as a conversation about setting up
a business of your own sparks a mutual attraction.
The full moon shines on your job chart and you are going to
surprise people, yourself included, with your determination
to succeed. Saying yes to a challenge that means getting
fitter than ever can also bring a new love into your life. Settled
partners set new goals for their relationship.
Deep down, you know you have more talent than you let the
world see. A full moon inspires you to be creative, while music
and comedy can be part of your personal success story. On
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TEMPLEGATE
3.35 .................Paddyplex (nb)
4.10 ................................Waarif
4.40................Heaven?s Guest
5.10..DOCTOR SARDONICUS (nap)
5.40 ....................First Contact
6.10.........................Fast Track
6.40 ......................Magic Mark
TOM PEPPER
3.35.........Crowned Eagle (nb)
4.10 ...........................Ice Royal
4.40 ...HEAVEN?S GUEST (nap)
5.10 ................Caspian Prince
5.40...............................Daltrey
6.10.........................Rich Again
6.40.................Shades Of Mist
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course. nDRAW: High have a slight advantage over 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS (20132018): R Fahey 56-428, D O?Meara 35-297, M Dods 28-224, B Ellison 25-295. nTOP
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3.35
BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP (Class 2); value to the
winner �,752; 1m 4f.
(8 runners)
FORM
stayed on final furlong, 4th of 34
NOT SO SLEEPY (9-3) 9-1 led, headed
(11l) to Withhold (8-8) (Newmarket
final furlong, no extra, last of 8 (btn
21/4m hcap (2) �5,625 good).
31/2l) to Petite Jack (9-3) (Lingfield
PADDYPLEX (9-4) 12-1 led 1f out, dri11/4m Listed (1) �,983 AW).
ven final furlong, just held on, bt
SIR CHAUVELIN (9-10) 4-1 led 1f out,
Andok (8-11) hd (12 ran) (Newcastle
quickened away final furlong, bt
11/4m hcap (4) �852 AW).
Rainbow Rebel (9-2) 1l BURCAN (96) 3-1 not pace of winner final fur- MUSTAAQEEM (9-8) 8-1 kept on, 6th
of 9 (31/4l) to Gallifrey (9-0) (Newcalong, 3rd (11/4l) (7 ran) (Newcastle
stle 11/2m hcap (4) �852 AW).
11/2m hcap (2) �,172 AW).
CROWNED EAGLE (8-13) 9-2 led 1f LAWLESS SECRET (8-12) 18-1 in
touch, outpaced 2f out, weakened,
out, headed final furlong, 3rd of 8
9th of 12 (btn 18l) to Bebe D?amour
(btn 1l) to Castlelyons (8-11) (W?ha(8-12) (Saint-Cloud 11/2m Listed (1)
mpton 11/2m hcap (2) �,828 AW).
�,222 good to soft).
DUBAWI FIFTY (8-11) 14-1 rear,
4.10
SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (4); value to the winner
�081; 1m.
(10 runners)
1 (2) 05153- ICE ROYAL 13 (D) J Osborne 5-9-12.................................... D Costello 96
2 (1) 39082- CHESTNUT FIRE 13 (D) D Loughnane 6-9-7 ....................... B A Curtis 97
3 (8) 44502- INAAM 20 (CD) R Fahey 5-9-7............................................ S Woods (7) 95
4 (5) 53200- ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI 17 (B;CD) A Whillans 8-9-5 .. R Scott (3) l99
5 (10) 36479- MEDICI BANCHIERE 42 K Burke 4-9-5 .................................. C Lee (3) 85
6 (4) 53574- WAARIF 6 (T,VH;D) D O?Meara 5-9-3 ................................. D Tudhope 96
7 (7) 56261- THELLO 27 (CD) J Goldie 6-9-2......................................... P Dennis (3) 95
8 (3) 62311- DELLAGUISTA 12 (D) T Easterby 4-9-0 .................................. A Mullen 95
9 (6) 54540- ROCKWOOD 27 (V;D) K McLintock 7-8-11 .............................. T Eaves 94
10 (9) 24134- NEWMARKET WARRIOR 27 (P;BF,CD) I Jardine 7-8-10 ... O Murphy 98
BETTING: 5-2 Dellaguista, 5 Inaam, Thello, 7 Waarif, 8 Chestnut Fire, Newmarket Warrior
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2
2017: Testa Rossa 7-8-10 N Evans 11-2 (J Goldie) drawn 5, 7 ran.
FORM
Gorgeous Noora (9-5) (Lingfield 6f
CHESTNUT FIRE (9-4) 10-1 mid-divihcap (4) �690 AW).
sion, ran on but not reach winner,
btn 1l by Dance Teacher (8-13) ICE WAARIF (9-3) 11-4 in touch, stayed on
one pace final furlong, 4th of 7 (btn
ROYAL (9-9) 15-2 went 3rd close
21/2l) to Maratha (9-1) (W?hampton
home, 3rd (btn 1 1 / 4 l) (13 ran)
1m 1f hcap (4) �852 AW).
(Kempton 1m hcap (4) �690 AW).
INAAM (9-0) 8-1 led over 1f out, head- THELLO (8-11) 9-2 led final furlong,
ran on, bt Enigmatic (9-4) 3l NEWed well inside final furlong, ran on,
MARKET WARRIOR (9-5) 4-1 jt fav
btn hd by Rouge Nuage (9-2) (10
ran on, 4th (btn 5l) ROCKWOOD (9ran) (W?hampton 7f (4) �499 AW).
7) 9-1 rear, 10th (btn 14l) (12 ran)
ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI (8-5) 33-1
(Newcastle 1m hcap (5) �911 AW).
weakened final furlong, 10th of 11
1
DELLAGUISTA
(9-3) 2-1 led final fur(btn 4 / 2l) to Charles Molson (9-5)
long, held on finish, bt Titan
(Newcastle 7f hcap (2) �,752 AW).
Goddess (9-1) nk (7 ran) (ChelmsMEDICI BANCHIERE (9-5) 5-1 well
1
ford 1m hcap (5) �175 AW).
beaten final 2f, 9th of 10 (btn 5 /2l) to
4.40
SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (2); value to the winner
�,752; 7f.
(7 runners)
1 (7) 40038- CERTIFICATE 19 (D) C Dore 7-9-7 ............................ Nicola Currie (5) 85
2 (5) 57390- DRAGON MALL 171 (H) D M Simcock 5-9-3 ..................... S Donohoe 86
3 (3) 30290- VON BLUCHER 52 (P) Rebecca Menzies 5-9-1 ............ P J McDonald 87
4 (1) 00029- SWIFT APPROVAL 17 (B;D) S C Williams 6-8-10............. O Murphy l99
5 (4) 88521- TWIN APPEAL 17 (B;D) T D Barron 7-8-5 ............................ B A Curtis 97
6 (6) 34802- HEAVEN?S GUEST 17 (D) R Fahey 8-8-4 ............................. P Mathers 98
7 (2) 83348- BERTIEWHITTLE 17 (D) T D Barron 10-8-4 .................... G Malune (7) 97
BETTING: 2 Heaven?s Guest, 11-4 Twin Appeal, 5 Dragon Mall, 6 Swift Approval,
9 Bertiewhittle, 10 Von Blucher, 16 Certificate
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
ble leaders, 11th (5l) (19 ran) (DonCERTIFICATE (9-10) 25-1 weakened
caster 7f hcap (2) �,450 soft).
inside final furlong, 8th of 9 (btn 13l)
to Mutawathea (9-5) (Chelmsford 1m HEAVEN?S GUEST (8-8) 8-1 close up,
ran on towards finish, btn 1 / 2l by
hcap (2) �,938 AW).
Charles Molson (9-5) BERTIEWHITDRAGON MALL (9-2) 25-1 rear, ridden
TLE (8-3) 16-1 never a factor, 8th
1f out, never a factor, 18th of 20 (btn
(btn 31/4l) SWIFT APPROVAL (8-12)
10l) to Ballet Concerto (9-3) (York
11-2 weakened, 9th (31/4l) (11 ran)
11/4m hcap (2) �4,500 good).
(Newcastle 7f hcap (2) �,752 AW).
BERTIEWHITTLE (8-4) 14-1 not reach
leaders, 3rd of 19 (11/2l) to Specu- TWIN APPEAL (9-5) 5-2 fav ran on
final furlong, led towards finish, bt
lative Bid (9-10) HEAVEN?S GUEST
Shepherd?s Purse (9-0) 3/4l (12 ran)
(8-7) 14-1 never a factor, 10th (33/4l)
(W?hampton 7f hcap (4) �175 AW).
VON BLUCHER (9-4) 33-1 not trou-
BETWAY CONDITIONS STAKES (QUALIFIER) (2);
value to the winner �,903; 5f.
(7 runners)
1 (4) 41405- CASPIAN PRINCE 45 (H,T;D) T Coyle 9-9-7........................ B A Curtis 88
2 (6) 27724- FINAL VENTURE 111 (H;BF,D) P Midgley 6-9-3............. P Mulrennan 91
3 (5) 08671- ATLETICO 40 (CD) R Varian 6-9-0 ......................................... J Mitchell 86
4 (1)
2362- BLUE DE VEGA 83 R Cowell 5-9-0 ........................................ O Murphy 87
5 (2) 71014- DOCTOR SARDONICUS 11 (D) D M Simcock 7-9-0............... T Eaves 92
6 (7) 51511- GRACIOUS JOHN 11 (D) P Evans 5-9-0................................. F Berry l99
7 (3) 64421- INTISAAB 7 (P) D O?Meara 7-9-0 ......................................... D Tudhope 95
BETTING: 2 Gracious John, 11-4 Intisaab, 13-2 Atletico, Doctor Sardonicus, 7 Final
Venture, 9 Caspian Prince, 12 Blue De Vega
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
INTISAAB (9-3) 9-1 rear, ridden 2f out, BLUE DE VEGA (9-2) 4-1 chance final
furlong, held close home, btn nk by
nearest finish, 4th of 10 (btn 2l) to
Solomon?s Bay (9-8) (8 ran)
Gifted Master (9-6) CASPIAN
(Kempton 6f (3) �649 AW).
PRINCE (9-10) 33-1 led, headed
final furlong, 5th (btn 21/4l) (10 ran) GRACIOUS JOHN (9-9) 3-1 fav 1/2 led
4f out, ran on gamely, all out, bt
(Lingfield 6f Listed (1) �,983 AW).
Tomily (8-10) sh hd DOCTOR SARFINAL VENTURE (10-0) 6-4 fav rear,
DONICUS (9-7) 4-1 stayed on final
kept on same pace, 4th of 6 (21/4l) to
furlong, 4th (11/4l) (8 ran) (W?hampEncore d?Or (9-11) (Doncaster 5f
Listed (1) �,684 soft).
ton 5f hcap (2) �,972 AW).
ATLETICO (9-2) 11-4 fav led inside INTISAAB (9-3) 7-2 in touch, ridden to
final furlong, readily, bt Bowson
lead inside final furlong, ran on, bt
Fred (9-4) 11/4l (13 ran) (Newcastle
Gulliver (9-3) 1l (8 ran) (W?hampton
6f (2) �,450 AW).
5f hcap (3) �191 AW).
5.40
32RED.COM NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; value to the
winner �140; 7f.
(10 runners)
1 (6)
ASSIMILE K Burke 9-2 ............................................................... C Lee (3) ?
2 (2)
COMPLETION W Haggas 9-2 ................................................ D Tudhope ?
3 (9)
06- DALTREY 41 J Gosden 9-2 ....................................................... R Havlin 94
4 (1)
FIRST CONTACT C Appleby 9-2......................................... T Marquand ?
5 (3)
GORGEOUS GENERAL L Mullaney 9-2.................................... C Hardie ?
6 (10)
HARRY CRUMB B Ellison 9-2 ................................................. B A Curtis ?
7 (8)
74- NAVAL OFFICER 40 N Tinkler 9-2 ........................................... S Gray l99
8 (4)
9- LADY GRIGIO 27 I Jardine 8-11............................................. O Murphy 72
9 (5)
MEERPAT J Ward 8-11 ................................................................ T Eaves ?
10 (7)
8- TEAM SHOWME 22 M Dods 8-11 ........................................... A Mullen 75
BETTING: 10-11 First Contact, 5-2 Daltrey, 3 Completion, 10 Naval Officer, 8 Assimile
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
6.10
BETWAY HANDICAP (4); value to the winner �081;
5f.
(9 runners)
1 (2) 96348- SHAMSHON 11 (T;D) S C Williams 7-9-7 ................................. S Levey 97
2 (3) 10881- ROSINA 19 (P;D) Mrs A Duffield 5-9-5 .................................. J Fanning 97
3 (9) 70024- FAST TRACK 17 (H;D) T D Barron 7-9-5........................... B A Curtis l99
4 (6) 70969- RICH AGAIN 28 (B;CD) J Bethell 9-9-2 ............................... D Tudhope 95
5 (1) 64602- BROTHER TIGER 4 (D) D C Griffiths 9-8-13.............................. F Berry 97
6 (5) /2139- MEHDI 124 (C) P Morris 9-8-12 ................................................. T Eaves 85
7 (4) 52688- JOHNNY CAVAGIN 18 (PH,T) R Thompson 9-8-10. Nicola Currie (5) 98
8 (7) 20785- TOMMY G 27 J Goldie 5-8-10 ............................................ P Dennis (3) 94
9 (8) 12123- ECONOMIC CRISIS 53 (D) A Berry 9-8-9 ............................... A Mullen 97
BETTING: 5-2 Fast Track, 7-2 Shamshon, 9-2 Brother Tiger, 5 Rosina, 10 Economic
Crisis, Rich Again, Tommy G, 16 Johnny Cavagin, 20 Mehdi
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
SHAMSHON (8-2) 7-1 towards rear,
never on terms, last of 8 (btn 4l) to
Gracious John (9-9) (W?hampton 5f
hcap (2) �,972 AW).
ROSINA (9-5) 12-1 led final furlong, kept
on, bt Mr Pocket (8-11) 11/2l (7 ran)
(Chelmsford 5f hcap (4) �469 AW).
FAST TRACK (8-9) 7-2 held finish, 4th
of 9 (btn 1 3 / 4 l) to Tropics (8-11)
(W?hampton 6f hcap (3) �452 AW).
FAST TRACK (9-4) 10-3 held up,
stayed on towards finish, btn nk by
Union Rose (9-3) RICH AGAIN (9-5)
10-1 always in rear, last (btn 10l)
(W?hampton 5f hcap (4) �852 AW).
BROTHER TIGER (9-7) 8-1 chance
over 1f out, stayed on one pace, btn
6.40
FORM
1 3 / 4 l by Foolaad (9-12) (8 ran)
(Southwell 5f hcap (4) �690 AW).
MEHDI (9-5) 28-1 weakened, 9th of 12
(btn 7l) to Rouge Nuage (9-3)
(W?hampton 7f hcap (4) �852 AW).
JOHNNY CAVAGIN (8-13) 25-1 no
impression 1f out, 8th of 10 (btn 7l)
to Human Nature (9-0) (Chelmsford
6f hcap (4) �469 AW).
TOMMY G (9-1) 14-1 held up, kept on
one pace, 5th of 14 (btn 4l) to
Equiano Springs (9-7) (Newcastle 7f
hcap (5) �911 AW).
ECONOMIC CRISIS (9-0) 40-1 rear,
kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8 (btn
1l) to Tilly Trotter (9-6) (Newcastle 6f
hcap (4) �852 AW).
32RED.COM HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; to the winner
�140; 5f.
(4 runners)
1 (2) 33663- MAGIC MARK 15 (VH;BF) K Burke 9-7 ................................. C Lee (3) 98
2 (4) 72232- MOTHER OF DRAGONS 21 (BF) P McEntee 9-3 . Nicola Currie (5) l99
3 (1)
9461- SHADES OF MIST 14 T Coyle 9-2 ........................................ D Costello 85
4 (3) 06212- LORD OF THE GLEN 27 (V;CD) J Goldie 9-0..................... D Tudhope 97
BETTING: 11-8 Lord Of The Glen, 2 Magic Mark, 3 Shades Of Mist, 7 Mother of Dragons
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Erissimus Maximus 9-6 J Fanning 6-4 Fav (C Dwyer) drawn 3, 6 ran.
FORM
MAGIC MARK (9-0) 2-1 fav stayed on SHADES OF MIST (9-7) 16-1 led 1f
out, pressed towards finish, held on,
inside final furlong, 3rd of 6 (btn 3/4l)
bt Good Impression (9-5) 1/2l (14 ran)
to Tiger Lyon (8-9) (W?hampton 5f
hcap (5) �558 AW).
(Southwell 6f hcap (6) �264 AW).
MOTHER OF DRAGONS (8-9) 4-6 fav LORD OF THE GLEN (8-1) 11-2 led
handy, outpaced 1f out, kept on
final furlong, headed finish, btn hd
towards finish, btn 1l by Inuk (8-6) (5
by Armed Response (9-7) (8 ran)
ran) (Lingfield 6f sell (6) �458 AW).
(Newcastle 6f hcap (4) �205 AW).
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
the Doctor for the 5.10 at Newcastle. DOCTOR
H CALL
SARDONICUS (nap) has done well since dropping to
five furlongs. He made a promising return from four months
off at Wolverhampton and that should have him spot on.
PADDYPLEX (3.35 Newcastle, nb) battled well to strike
over 1m2f at this track in November. The step up in
trip should help keep him in front of the handicapper.
LOCHNELL (2.10 Ayr, treble) has won five times at this
track and she loves deep ground. She has gone up
6lbs for her latest win but is still fairly treated.
H
H
Acdc 2.10A
Achill Road Boy 2.10A
Alexandrakollontai 4.10N
Anseanachai Cliste 2.10A
Ardean Lass 12.30A
Assimile 5.40N
Atletico 5.10N
Berkshire Downs 12.30A
Bertiewhittle 4.40N
Better Getalong 1.35A
Biennial 3.45A
Blue De Vega 5.10N
Bluefortytwo 3.45A
Blunder Buss 12.30A
Brother Tiger 6.10N
Bruichladdich 1.00A
Burcan 3.35N
Calivigny 2.10A
Carrickcross Boye 12.30A
Caspian Prince 5.10N
Caventara 12.30A
Certificate 4.40N
Charlie Snow Angel 3.10A
Chestnut Fire 4.10N
Chicoria 1.00A
Ciarabella 3.45A
Completion 5.40N
Crowned Eagle 3.35N
Daltrey 5.40N
Dedigout 2.40A
Dellaguista 4.10N
Doctor Sardonicus 5.10N
Dragon Mall 4.40N
Drenek 3.45A
Dubawi Fifty 3.35N
Economic Crisis 6.10N
Elusive Theatre 2.40A
Fast Track 6.10N
Finaghy Ayr 2.10A
Final Venture 5.10N
First Contact 5.40N
Gorgeous General 5.40N
Gracious John 5.10N
Graystown 1.35A
Hangard 3.45A
Harry Crumb 5.40N
Hartforth 1.00A
Heaven?s Guest 4.40N
Ice Royal 4.10N
Idee De Garde 3.45A
Imperial Prince 1.00A
In Our Blood 12.30A
Inaam 4.10N
Intisaab 5.10N
Johnny Cavagin 6.10N
Lady Grigio 5.40N
Las Tunas 3.10A
Lastin? Memories 1.00A
Lawless Secret 3.35N
Le Frank 1.35A
Le Gavroche 1.35A
Letemgo 1.00A
Lochnell 2.10A
Lord Of The Glen 6.40N
Lowanbehold 2.10A
Maggio 2.40A
Magic Mark 6.40N
Master Ruffit 2.40A
Medici Banchiere 4.10N
Meerpat 5.40N
Mehdi 6.10N
Mother Of Dragons 6.40N
Mustaaqeem 3.35N
Naval Officer 5.40N
Newmarket Warrior 4.10N
Niceandeasy 1.00A
Not So Sleepy 3.35N
Off The Hook 1.35A
Okey Dokey 12.30A
One For Harry 2.40A
Only Orsenfoolsies 2.40A
Paddyplex 3.35N
Plus Jamais 2.40A
Presented 2.10A
Read?em And Weep 1.35A
Rhymers Stone 2.40A
Rich Again 6.10N
Rivabodiva 1.00A
Rockwood 4.10N
Rosina 6.10N
Roxyfet 3.10A
Royal Salute 1.00A
Seldom Inn 2.40A
Shades Of Mist 6.40N
Shamshon 6.10N
Sir Chauvelin 3.35N
Ska Ridge 3.45A
Skipthescales 1.00A
Sky Full Of Stars 3.10A
Stans Black Five 3.45A
Sultana Belle 3.10A
Sunny Destination 12.30A
Swift Approval 4.40N
Team Showme 5.40N
Thello 4.10N
Thepensionfund 3.45A
Titian Boy 3.10A
Tommy G 6.10N
Too Many Chiefs 1.00A
Twin Appeal 4.40N
Un Noble 2.10A
Up Helly Aa King 1.35A
Valzan 2.10A
Von Blucher 4.40N
Waarif 4.10N
Why But Why 3.10A
Younoyounoyouno 3.45A
DOGS
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Whats Mable Upto
(nap) (4-3-5) 11.16 Rahyvira Pearl (nb) (5-23) 11.31 Call Him On (3-5-4) 11.46 Princely
Pennie (2-3-4) 12.01 Rogue Rascal (5-1-2)
12.16 Newlawn Jimbob (6-3-4) 12.31 Pure
Peaceful (6-3-5) 12.46 Snowdon Ruth (5-12) 1.01 Anfield Caroline (6-2-1) 1.16
Lowlands Lily (3-1-6) 1.31 Ballymac Magda
(4-6-3) 1.49 Trumpers Gemma (1-4-5)
nCENTRAL PARK: 11.09 Hollyoak Sonny
(1-2-3) 11.24 King I Am (2-4-6) 11.39
Kashas Lady (4-6-2) 11.54 Lovers Path (4-65) 12.09 Black On Track (1-6-4) 12.24
Masabo Comet (4-6-1) 12.39 Lissycasey
Moore (nap) (5-6-2) 12.54 Boozed Flash
(nb) (1-6-5) 1.08 Jacqem (4-2-6) 1.22
Woodcocks Alisha (1-6-4) 1.39 Silverviewlister (5-6-2) 1.57 Hollyoak Ava (1-5-2)
nMONMORE: 2.06 Gaffers Jet (1-4-6) 2.22
Wishbone Wizzard (2-5-1) 2.42 Darling Boy
(2-1-3) 3.02 Tuttles Tucana (nap) (1-4-5)
3.19 Ask Ned (nb) (4-1-3) 3.39 Elderberry
Softy (3-4-1) 3.59 Fozzie Freebee (3-4-6)
4.19 Supreme Prague (5-4-2) 4.39 Skyfall
Bomber (1-6-2) 4.58 Timingtoatee (6-5-2)
5.18 Skoor Blaster (4-6-3) 5.37 Avas Dream
(1-2-5) 5.54 Minglers Palm (6-4-2) 6.09
Dance Leyla (6-1-2)
nHOVE: 2.12 Ballantine Blaze (nap) (2-4-1)
2.32 Dinner Bella (4-6-1) 2.52 Headway
Charley (3-4-2) 3.11 Oxted Flyer (nb) (4-3-5)
3.29 Westberry Madame (3-5-1) 3.49 Swift
Holly (1-3-2) 4.09 Headfortheline (4-1-6) 4.29
Stellars Avenger (2-4-3) 4.48 Liosgarbh All (23-6) 5.08 Aegean Razl (3-5-1) 5.28 Steeple Rd
Oisin (1-4-3) 5.44 Ashby Pastures (6-4-3) 6.02
Comenzo Skyline (2-1-4) 6.19 Merc
Challenger (2-1-6)
RESULTS
nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Clonleigh Hondo 9-2 (53-6 BAGS F �.25 TC �3.03). 11.19
Onthewonkyside 9-2 (5-6-4 �.94 TC �.82).
11.34 Ursuline Roxy 3-1 (5-4-1 �.26 TC
�.43). 11.48 All About What 2-1f (1-2-6
�.11 TC �.59). 12.04 Leathems Bolt 5-1 (24-6 �.51 TC �8.13). 12.18 Farmer George
4-1 (3-5-6 �.26 TC �.32). 12.32 Shanias
Flight 7-2 (6-2-4 �.09 TC �.58). 12.47
Suirview Eric 5-2f (5-2-6 �.21 TC �.29).
1.04 Swift Harley 7-2 (5-3-4 �.91). 1.19
Harwell Blue 7-2 (4-1-6 �.01 TC �.29).
1.33 Ooaar Hes Elvis 5-1 (3-6-1 �.33 TC
�.97). 1.51 Baby Blue Eyes 5-2 (3-6-1 �53
TC �.22). Placer (1-6) �28, (7-12) �3.
nSWINDON: 11.11 Finnery Ace 8-1 (1-4-2
BAGS F �.68 TC �8.65). 11.28 Polly
Doodle 10-1 (6-3-5 �.07 TC �4.79). 11.42
Act of God 9-2 (5-3-6 �.41 TC �.18). 11.57
Cronas Owen 8-1 (1-4-5 �.75 TC �6.63).
12.12 Suirview Len 7-2 (5-4-3 �.73 TC
�.19). 12.27 Fennis Conor 5-4f (4-3-6 �12
TC �.59). 12.42 Law School 6-1 (6-1-4
�.49 TC �1.24). 12.58 Pauls Ace 5-2 (3-54 �.96 TC �.80). 1.12 Pats Penny 9-4f (41-2 �.19 TC �.68). 1.27 Lithuanianbuster
6-1 (3-5-2 �.99 TC �3.28). 1.44 Duchess
Trend 3-1 (6-3-2 �.54 TC �.32). 1.58
Fridays Wispa 5-1 (3-1-4 �.91 TC �.74).
Placer (1-6) �0, (7-12) �6.
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Cill Dubh Shane 6-1 (1-6-3
BAGS F �.16 TC �.14). 2.27 Coney De
Campes 9-4f (6-4-3 �.36 TC �.75). 2.47
Skidroes Promise 11-10f (3-4-5 �78 TC
�.27). 3.07 Geelo Murphy 3-1 (1-2-3 �.98
TC �.80). 3.28 Moanteen Louise 3-1 (6-4-5
�.55 TC �.09). 3.48 Hi I Amber 6-1 (2-4-5
�.29 TC �1.85). 4.08 Broomwell Sniper
4-1 (1-3-5 �.85 TC �.97). 4.27 Soviet Lady
4-1 (5-2-3 �.71 TC �.81). 4.47 Katies
General 4-1 (4-6-5 �.26 TC �9.53). 5.07
Coney Sabella 4-1 (6-3-4 �.38 TC �2.58).
5.22 Peekaboo Barney 3-1 (2-6-1 �.32 TC
�.27). Placer (1-6) �.30, (6-11) �6.
WHOLE
By STEVE JONES
at CHELTENHAM
WHOLESTONE rocked
his rivals with an
impressive win in the
Relkeel Hurdle.
Stone is
have one more run then be
back for the Stayers?.?
Having flopped at
Twiston-Davies, notching
Newbury, trainer Nigel a double after Ballyhill?s
Twiston-Davies? ace got win in the big handicap
right back on course for chase, revealed his Gold
the Sun Bets Stayers?
Cup hope Bristol De
Hurdle.
Mai was being
And he will
treated for stomrelish a return
ach ulcers after
to the track in
disappointing
March.
in the King
HDL
STAYERS?
BETS
SUN
His CheltenGeorge.
ham record
Yanworth was
stands at four
another horse to
wins from six
regain the win18+ T&Cs apply
visits after his
ning thread when
cosy defeat of
taking the Dipper
Agrapart.
Novices? Chase.
Wholestone, owned by
After watching the eightSimon Munir and Isaac year-old give him a 1,500th
Souede, was cut to 16-1 winner, trainer Alan King
admitted: ?He?s going to be
for the Stayers? Hurdle.
Twiston-Davies said: the death of me.?
Yanworth had made a
?I?m chuffed to bits.
?He was a bit sick and winning start over fences
sorry for himself after before falling at Exeter in
Newbury but he had run November and making missuperbly before. We?ll takes at Newbury last
WHOLESTONE
16/1
&Cs apply
18+ T
1 (8)
8158- NOT SO SLEEPY 10 (H,T) H Morrison 6-9-12 ..................... D Costello 95
2 (5) 27001- SIR CHAUVELIN J1 (CD) J Goldie 6-9-10........................ D Tudhope l99
3 (2) 07343- CROWNED EAGLE 31 (HH) M Botti 4-9-4........................ T Marquand 97
4 (4)
1723- BURCAN 40 (D) M Botti 6-9-3 .................................................. Doubtful 95
5 (6) 4/114- DUBAWI FIFTY 80 (PH;C) K McLintock 5-9-2................. P Mulrennan 85
6 (7)
11- PADDYPLEX 40 (C) K Dalgleish 5-8-12................................. O Murphy 98
7 (3) 24/76- MUSTAAQEEM 27 R Fahey 6-8-10 ............................................ F Berry 97
8 (1) 12329- LAWLESS SECRET 46 (H) S Crisford 4-8-9 ............................ R Havlin 85
BETTING: 9-4 Dubawi Fifty, 3 Crowned Eagle, 9-2 Sir Chauvelin, 5 Lawless Secret,
Paddyplex, 10 Not So Sleepy, 14 Mustaaqeem
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.10
AYR RUNNERS ?N
12.30
RACING UK MAIDEN HURDLE (Class 5); value to the
winner �119; 2m 4f 100yds.
(8 runners)
1
06223 BLUNDER BUSS 30 C Grant 5-11-6 ......................................... B Hughes 94
2
5FP3P-3 CARRICKCROSS BOYE 234 I Jardine 8-11-6.................... Mr B Lynn (7) ?
3
6P-3 CAVENTARA 80 A M Thomson 6-11-6 ......................................... D Cook 79
4
00030 IN OUR BLOOD 7 (PH) Neil McKnight (Ire) 8-11-6 .......... A W Short (7) 85
5
FUP3P6 OKEY DOKEY 10 P Griffin (Ire) 7-11-6 ................................... C O?Farrell 84
6
2-65 SUNNY DESTINATION 11 G Bewley 6-11-6 ......................... J Bewley (3) ?
7
23135-4 ARDEAN LASS 11 (HH,T) S Crawford (Ire) 7-10-13...... J J Slevin (3) l99
8
2822P4- BERKSHIRE DOWNS 267 (P,T) A Thomson 8-10-13 Rachel McDonald (7) 95
BETTING: 6-4 Blunder Buss, 4 Ardean Lass, Berkshire Downs, 9 Sunny Destination, 12 Caventara, 16 Okey Dokey, 25 In Our Blood, 33 Carrickcross Boye
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: PU 1
2017: King Of Fashion 7-11-6 B Harding 11-8 Fav (I Duncan), 13 ran.
1.00
RACINGUK.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the
winner �484; 3m.
(11 runners)
1
1-11 NICEANDEASY 53 K Dalgleish 5-12-0 ................................. Craig Nichol 85
2
3113F-F ROYAL SALUTE 48 G Bewley 8-11-13 .................................. J Bewley (3) ?
3
87541- BRUICHLADDICH 280 I Jardine 6-11-12............................... H Brooke l99
4
/1666-7 HARTFORTH 30 (CD) D Whillans 10-11-12 ...................... C Whillans (3) 92
5
89311/P IMPERIAL PRINCE 59 I Duncan 9-11-10........................... Steven Fox (5) ?
6
/537-27 CHICORIA 27 Tristan Davidson 9-11-7 ................................... H Reed (7) 97
7
23-6314 SKIPTHESCALES 24 (P;D) P Kirby 6-11-7 ........................ T Dowson (3) 96
8
10-8214 TOO MANY CHIEFS 30 (BF,CD) Mrs S Watt 7-11-6.......... F O?Toole (5) 97
9
33-0312 RIVABODIVA 53 (T;CD) Miss L Russell 8-11-1............... T Willmott (10) 97
10 6560353 LETEMGO 27 (H;D) A B Hamilton 10-10-7 ............... Ross Chapman (5) 98
11
539-97 LASTIN? MEMORIES 41 (PH) Miss S Forster 6-10-5 ...... J Hamilton (3) 91
BETTING: 7-4 Niceandeasy, 11-2 Rivabodiva, 6 Too Many Chiefs, 7 Skipthescales,
8 Bruichladdich, Royal Salute, 10 Letemgo, 14 Chicoria, 20 Imperial Prince
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2-3 FE 3
2017: Rowdy Rocher 11-11-5 Rachel McDonald 5-1 (A M Thomson), 9 ran.
1.35
JUMP TO IT AND JOIN RACINGUK NOVICES? HURDLE
(4); value to the winner �484; 2m.
(7 runners)
1
/110-13 BETTER GETALONG 44 (CD) N Richards 7-11-11............... R Day (3) l99
2
4PP-324 GRAYSTOWN 27 W Coltherd 6-11-5 ........................... Sam Coltherd (5) 80
3
3-4 LE FRANK 41 (T) Miss L Russell 6-11-5 ............................ T Scudamore 76
4
6 LE GAVROCHE 64 Mrs R Dobbin 5-11-5 .............................. Craig Nichol ?
5
/F-4P88 READ?EM AND WEEP 48 R M Smith 8-11-5........................... D Irving (3) ?
6
3P- UP HELLY AA KING 280 N Alexander 7-11-5 ................. G Cockburn (3) ?
7
7064- OFF THE HOOK 322 N Alexander 6-10-12 .................... Lucy Alexander 79
BETTING: 1-5 Better Getalong, 11-2 Graystown, 12 Le Frank, 25 Le Gavroche, Off
The Hook, 100 Up Helly Aa King, Read?em And Weep
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an ew double at Newcastle. NEWMARKET WARRIOR
(4.10) has won twice over course and distance and has been
dropped 2lb since his last run. RICH AGAIN (6.10) is 4lb lower
than when winning here over this minimum trip last January.
1GM
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RACING RESULTS FROM EIGHT MEETINGS
nADAM WEDGE copped a
21-day ban for taking the
wrong course after missing
out a fence at Exeter aboard
easy winner Report To
Base. The horse, the 4-7
favourite, was disqualified.
CHELTENHAM
12.15: 1 TIKKANBAR N Fehily (3-1
fav); 2 Ainchea (4-1); 3 Springtown
Lake (7-2). 8 ran. 1 1 / 4 l; 3 1 / 2 l. N
Mulholland. T: �60; �50, �60,
�60. Ex: �.20. Trifecta: �. CF:
�.83.
12.50: 1 VYTA DU ROC D Jacob (158 fav); 2 Lamb Or Cod (12-1); 3
Ballymalin (5-2). 5 ran. 22l; 6l. N
Henderson. T: �60; �40, � Ex:
�.20. Trifecta: �.90. CF: �.05.
1.25: 1 YANWORTH B J Geraghty
(15-8 jtfav); 2 Sizing Tennessee (12-1);
3 Willoughby Court (15-8 jtfav). 5 ran.
nk; 8l. A King. T: �50; �40, �30.
Ex: �.30. Trifecta: �. CF: �.86.
2.00: 1 BALLYHILL J Bargary (9-1); 2
Shantou Flyer (8-1); 3 Sametegal (51). 9 ran (Top Gamble 7-2 jtfav,
Burtons Well 7-2 jtfav). 1 3 / 4 l; 6l. N
Twiston-Davies. T: �; �70, �90,
�80. Ex: �.80. Tricast: �3.84.
Trifecta: �8.30. CF: �.24.
2.35: 1 BOYHOOD P Brennan (11-2);
2 Red Rising (11-4 fav); 3 Buckle
Street (10-1). 8 ran. 7l; 2 1 / 4 l. T R
George. T: �50; � �40, �70. Ex:
�. Tricast: �4.64. Trifecta: �5.
CF: �.74.
3.10: 1 WHOLESTONE D Jacob (9-4
jtfav); 2 Agrapart (4-1); 3 Colin?s Sister
(9-4 jtfav). 8 ran. 31/4l; 31/4l. N TwistonDavies. T: � �20, �70, �10. Ex:
�.50. Trifecta: �.10. CF: �.82.
3.45: 1 ACEY MILAN A Coleman (31); 2 Malinas Jack (25-1); 3 Romeo
Brown (14-1). 13 ran (Volcano 5-2 fav).
33/4l; 8l. A Honeyball. T: �90; �50,
�90, �80. Ex: �.10. Trifecta:
�6.80. CF: �.32.
JACKPOT: �,000, �275.66 c/o
PLACEPOT: �.40
QUADPOT: �.50
back on Stayers? track
month but his jumping was
key to his neck defeat of
Sizing Tennessee.
King added: ?His jumping was good. He?s gone
and winged the last and I
thought he was going to go
and win by two or three
lengths and then he?s suddenly pricked his ears.
?Luckily, when the other
horse came to him he went
again. That was a big step
in the right direction.?
Jockey Tom Bellamy
missed out on his three
Cheltenham
rides.
The
jockey failed
the breathalyser
after clearly having enjoyed New
Year?s Eve a little
too much.
Shoe beauty
VYTA DU ROC put his best foot forward to win at Cheltenham ? despite
losing a couple of shoes on the way.
Horseshoes traditionally bring luck,
but the 22-length winner clearly didn?t
need any good fortune.
Trainer Nicky Henderson said: ?He
thoroughly enjoyed it and jumped
beautifully. If they throw him up the
weights he might go to the National.?
The 15-8 favourite might have
walked it against four rivals yesterday, but April?s Aintree cavalry charge
would be anything but a ?shoe?-in.
RIDERS
2.10
2.40
BIGGEST EVER JUMPS SEASON ON RACINGUK HCAP
CHASE (4); winner �614; 3m.
(10 runners)
RACING UK JUMP TO IT HANDICAP HURDLE (3);
value to the winner �357; 2m 5f.
(9 runners)
1
554P-PP DEDIGOUT 7 (T;D) M Hammond 12-11-12 ............................ Joe Colliver ?
2
1224-51 ONE FOR HARRY 27 (D) N Richards 10-11-10 ........................ R Day (3) 98
3
2F12P-5 SELDOM INN 38 (P) A M Thomson 10-11-5.............................. B Hughes ?
4
1/4504- MAGGIO 320 (T) P Griffin (Ire) 13-11-2............................... A W Short (7) ?
5
524-731 ONLY ORSENFOOLSIES 7 (D) M Hammond 9-10-13(7ex)... H Thompson Brown (10) 93
6
33211-1 PLUS JAMAIS 31 (P;C) I Jardine 11-10-9 .................. Ross Chapman (5) ?
7
14212-1 RHYMERS STONE 50 (P;D) Mrs H Graham 10-10-6........ T Dowson (3) 97
8
3-1F575 ELUSIVE THEATRE 17 (C) S Crawford (Ire) 7-10-6 ....... J J Slevin (3) l99
9
123-000 MASTER RUFFIT 24 (C) Neil McKnight (Ire) 10-10-0............ Derek Fox 85
BETTING: 5-2 One For Harry, 7-2 Only Orsenfoolsies, 5 Plus Jamais, Rhymers
Stone, 7 Elusive Theatre, 8 Seldom Inn, 16 Maggio, 25 Dedigout, 33 Master Ruffit
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4
2017: Desert Cry 11-11-12 W Kennedy 10-3 (D McCain), 6 ran.
DEDIGOUT pulled up latest, earlier
(11-0) 2-1 went remote 4th 5 out, no
impression, 4th of 5 (well btn) to Roi
Des Francs (11-3) (Down Royal
31/4m ch ?12,320 yielding).
ONE FOR HARRY (11-9) 5-1 led 3 out,
not fluent last, stayed on, bt Tawseef
(11-4) 11/4l (7 ran) (Haydock 2m 3f
hcap hdle (3) �122 heavy).
SELDOM INN (11-8) 20-1 lost touch
8th, 5th of 6 (well btn) to Clan Des
Obeaux (11-8) (Haydock 23/4m ch (2)
�,490 heavy).
MAGGIO (11-5) 16-1 faded, last of 4
(btn 39l) to Saphir Du Rheu (10-13)
(Kelso 2m 7f ch (2) �,245 heavy).
ONLY ORSENFOOLSIES (10-7) 13-2 led
2 out, driven out, bt Bright Tomorrow
CATTERICK
GOING: HEAVY (8.30am inspection)
1
/UPP4-8 UN NOBLE 230 (T;C) N Richards 8-11-12........................... Craig Nichol 85
2
615-214 ACDC 31 (H,TH;BF,CD) C Grant 8-11-10 ................................ B Hughes 90
3
11-6537 ANSEANACHAI CLISTE 30 (P) R McNally (Ire) 10-11-10 .. J England 90
4
247-272 CALIVIGNY 30 (V) N Alexander 9-11-9........................... Lucy Alexander 97
5
28-4421 LOCHNELL 11 (CD) I Duncan 9-11-3 ........................................ H Brooke 86
6
76-2597 VALZAN 11 (P) Rebecca Menzies 6-11-0...................................... T Kelly 90
7
7-72355 ACHILL ROAD BOY 11 (BF,C) W Coltherd 9-10-11... Sam Coltherd (5) 98
8
4434-31 LOWANBEHOLD 41 Miss S Forster 11-10-11 ................... T Willmott (7) 85
9
12FP-51 FINAGHY AYR 30 (P;D) I Duncan 10-10-10 ............................ Derek Fox 90
10 2P23334 PRESENTED 11 (CD) Miss L Harrison 11-10-10... Ross Chapman (5) l99
BETTING: 7-2 Calivigny, 9-2 Lochnell, 5 Acdc, 6 Anseanachai Cliste, 15-2 Achill
Road Boy, 8 Finaghy Ayr, 9 Lowanbehold, 12 Presented, 14 Un Noble
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Nortonthorpelegend 7-11-6 B Hughes 6-4 Fav (Rebecca Menzies), 5 ran.
FORM
(10-2) 11/4l (10 ran) (Wetherby 2m 5f
hcap hdle (3) �523 soft).
PLUS JAMAIS (11-4) 15-2 led 4 out,
driven out, bt Ronn The Conn (11-3)
13/4l (11 ran) (Newcastle 21/2m hcap
ch (4) �899 soft).
RHYMERS STONE (11-5) 12-1 ridden
to lead run-in, bt Meadowcroft Boy
(11-3) nk (14 ran) (Carlisle 2m 1f
hcap hdle (4) �899 soft).
ELUSIVE THEATRE (10-6) 33-1 one
pace, 5th of 13 (btn 11l) to Momella
(11-7) (Cheltenham 21/2m hcap hdle
(2) �,768 soft).
MASTER RUFFIT (11-7) 50-1 never a
factor, 18th of 23 (well btn) to
Glenabo Bridge (10-2) (Navan 23/4m
hcap hdle ?7,700 soft).
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
12.30..................Blunder Buss 12.30..................Blunder Buss
1.00..................Skipthescales 1.00................Imperial Prince
1.35 ...............Better Getalong 1.35 ........................Graystown
2.10 ............................Lochnell 2.10 ...................................Acdc
2.40 ...................One For Harry 2.40......................Plus Jamais
3.10..........................Titian Boy 3.10 ........Charlie Snow Angel
3.45...............................Drenek 3.45...............................Drenek
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Doctor Sardonicus and Paddyplex (double,
both Newcastle) with Lochnell (Ayr).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Heaven?s Guest and Crowned Eagle (both
Newcastle). SUNRATINGS? NAP: SWIFT APPROVAL (4.40 Newcastle).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: ROXYFET (3.10 Ayr).
nTIC-TAC: LH flat track, 1m 4f, 9 fences, 210yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS: L Russell
39-308, N Richards 32-149, N Alexander 27-207, S Crawford 17-134. THIS SEASON: L
Russell 5. nTOP JOCKEYS: B Hughes 44-223, H Brooke 18-122, Craig Nichol 12-129, L
Alexander 11-119. THIS SEASON: B Hughes 6, H Brooke 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Blunder Buss (12.30) & Acdc (2.10); 354 miles. nTRICAST: 1.00, 2.10, 2.40 nLIVE ON RUK
3.10
WINTER WEDDINGS AT WESTERN HOUSE HANDICAP
CHASE (5); �924; 2m 110yds.
(7 runners)
1
/1132-8 TITIAN BOY 59 (T;C) N Alexander 9-11-12........................... B Hughes l99
2
413P2-8 LAS TUNAS 14 (C) R M Smith 6-11-11................................... C O?Farrell 98
3
221-2P2 CHARLIE SNOW ANGEL 41 (T) Miss S Forster 9-11-8 .... T Dowson (3) 94
4
-690231 ROXYFET 7 (D) M Hammond 8-11-8(7ex) .......................... F O?Toole (5) 92
5
U40-U36 SKY FULL OF STARS 7 (B;D) J Ewart 8-11-5........................... H Brooke 97
6
9-P5P08 WHY BUT WHY 11 (D) William Young Jnr 10-10-7............. T Willmott (7) ?
7
P-7PP43 SULTANA BELLE 25 (P) Ronan McNally (Ire) 10-10-6 .......... J England 85
BETTING: 11-4 Roxyfet, 7-2 Titian Boy, 4 Charlie Snow Angel, Sultana Belle
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Casual Cavalier 9-12-6 B Hughes Evens Fav (G Bewley), 5 ran.
3.45
47
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM AYR STANDARD OPEN NH
FLAT RACE (5); �274; 2m.
(10 runners)
1
1 HANGARD 64 (CD) P Kirby 6-11-12 ................................... T Dowson (3) 86
2
76-0 BIENNIAL 230 I Duncan 6-11-5 ............................................. Derek Fox l99
3
BLUEFORTYTWO D Whillans 5-11-5..................................... C Bewley (3) ?
4
DRENEK (HH) J Ewart 5-11-5 ..................................................... B Hughes ?
5
IDEE DE GARDE N Richards 5-11-5............................................ R Day (3) ?
6
SKA RIDGE Rebecca Menzies 6-11-5 ............................................. T Kelly ?
7
STANS BLACK FIVE F Murtagh 5-11-5 ............................... L Murtagh (5) ?
8
THEPENSIONFUND Miss L Russell 6-11-5 ...................... B Campbell (5) ?
9
YOUNOYOUNOYOUNO I Jardine 5-11-5.................................... H Brooke ?
10
9 CIARABELLA 59 R M Smith 5-10-12 ....................................... D Irving (3) ?
BETTING: 15-8 Idee De Garde, 3 Hangard, 7-2 Drenek, 8 Younoyounoyouno
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4-8 1 1 3 1
2017: Donna?s Delight 6-11-5 B Hughes 6-5 Fav (A M Thomson), 9 ran.
12.25: 1 DIEG MAN N P Madden (2-5
fav); 2 Blottos (11-4); 3 Big Thunder
(16-1). 7 ran. 3l; 21l. N Mulholland. T:
�20; �10, �10. Ex: �90. Trifecta:
� CF: �88. NR: Teals Lad.
1.00: 1 SNOWED IN Sean Quinlan (71); 2 Nautical Twilight (10-1); 3
Hartside (10-3 fav). 12 ran. 3l; 1 3 / 4l.
Mrs B Butterworth. T: �10; �10,
�20, �40. Ex: �. Tricast: �4.73.
Trifecta: �4.50. CF: �.99.
1.35: 1 THREE WAYS G Sheehan (54); 2 Impulsive Star (6-5 fav); 3 Just
Minded (11-2). 4 ran. hd; 18l. J
Snowden. T: �30; Ex: �10. Trifecta:
�10. CF: �16.
2.10: 1 RAISED ON GRAZEON D
Cook (9-4); 2 Kalahari Queen (9-4); 3
Banrion Scairp (20-1). 7 ran (Paper
Roses 6-4 fav). 2l; 9l. J J Quinn. T:
�10; �30, �20. Ex: �30. Trifecta:
�. CF: �22.
2.45: 1 RAMONEX D Cook (7-2); 2
Nefyn Bay (11-4 fav); 3 Weyburn (8-1).
5 ran. 3 1 / 2l; 16l. Richard Hobson. T:
�60; �70, �70. Ex: �.40.
Trifecta: �.90. CF: �.52.
3.20: 1 RED DANAHER D Cook (1011 fav); 2 Emma Beag (8-1); 3 Rory?s
Valentine (11-1). 7 ran. 29l; 8l. Mrs S
Smith. T: �70; �10, �90. Ex:
�50. Tricast: �.66. Trifecta: �.90.
CF: �46. NR: Bocasien Desbois.
PLACEPOT: �.40
QUADPOT: �
EXETER
12.40: 1 SHOW ON THE ROAD M G
Nolan (6-5 fav); 2 Friday Night Light
(11-8); 3 Get Wishing (33-1). 9 ran. 13l;
12l. P Hobbs. T: �90; �10, �10,
�80. Ex: �60. Trifecta: �. CF:
�49. 6 fences, 2 omitted.
1.15: 1 YALLTARI C Deutsch (13-8
fav); 2 Billy Hicks (7-1); 3 Dusky Lark
(12-1). 5 ran. 19l; shd. Miss V Williams.
T: �10; �10, �70. Ex: �70.
Trifecta: �.50. CF: �.51.
1.50: 1 RUN TO MILAN N Scholfield
(13-8 fav); 2 Coningsby (10-1); 3
Storm Control (2-1). 10 ran. 11/4l; 9l. V
Dartnall. T: �30; �20, �40, �10.
Ex: �.80. Trifecta: �.40. CF:
�.73. 7 fences, 3 omitted.
2.25: 1 WESTERN CLIMATE Sean
Bowen (6-1); 2 Solomn Grundy (5-1); 3
Lower Hope Dandy (17-2). 9 ran (You
Say What 9-4 fav). 28l; 2 1 / 4 l. T H
Weston. T: �60; �10, �70, �40.
Ex: �.80. Tricast: �3.64. Trifecta:
�9. CF: �.64. NR: Resolution Bay.
9 fences, 9 omitted.
3.00: 1 VALHALLA T Scudamore (94); 2 Phobiaphiliac (13-2); 3 Report
To Base (4-7 fav). 3 ran. 40l; 40l. C
Tizzard. T: �40; Ex: �80. Trifecta:
�50. CF: �.41.
Following a stewards? inquiry, Report
To Base who finished 1st was disqualified and placed 3rd.
3.35: 1 MAJOR HINDRANCE D
Crosse (4-1); 2 Le Boizelo (6-1); 3
Allee Bleue (17-2). 7 ran (Lord Bryan 95 fav). 13/4l; 14l. Henry Oliver. T: �20;
�50, �50. Ex: �.80. Trifecta:
�9.40. CF: �.07.
4.05: 1 SUMMIT LIKE HERBIE J
Savage (6-4 fav); 2 Springcombe Joe
(5-1); 3 Mrs Miggins (9-5). 7 ran. 7l;
31/4l. N Twiston-Davies. T: �40; �50,
�70. Ex: �70. Trifecta: �.40. CF:
�.26.
PLACEPOT: �.90
QUADPOT: �.20
FAIRYHOUSE
12.20: 1 DORTMUND PARK D N
Russell (11-4); 2 Catwalk King (20-1);
3 Thermistocles (11-2). 15 ran (Bang
Bang Rosie 11-8 fav). 3 / 4 l; 2 1 / 2 l. G
Elliott. T: ?3.30; ?1.30, ?5.20, ?1.80.
Ex: ?43.30. Trifecta: ?209.30. CF:
?57.02.
12.55: 1 MARTELLO PARK D E
Mullins (13-8 fav); 2 Sassy Diva (11-4);
3 Redhotfillypeppers (4-1). 14 ran.
21/4l; 3l. Ms Margaret Mullins. T: ?2.50;
?1.10, ?1.20, ?1.40. Ex: ?6.90.
Trifecta: ?14.20. CF: ?6.06.
1.30: 1 LUCKYINMILAN Mr J W Reilly
(10-1); 2 Corri Lindo (9-2); 3 Definite
Earl (4-1). 8 ran (Oscars Den 3-1 fav).
3
/ 4 l; 14l. O McKiernan. T: ?14.40;
?3.20, ?1.50, ?1.60. Ex: ?99.90.
Tricast: ?212.68. Trifecta: ?597.40.
CF: ?55.41.
2.05: 1 MYSTIC EMBARR D E Mullins
(12-1); 2 Flemenstorm (20-1); 3 Wee
Small Hours (10-1). 14 ran (Patricks
Park 11-8 fav). 3/4l; 81/2l. D Broad. T:
?17.10; ?5.30, ?2.40, ?4. Ex: ?435.
Tricast: ?2509.96. Trifecta: Not won.
CF: ?235.77.
2.40: 1 SUTTON PLACE M P Walsh
(4-6 fav); 2 Kemboy (9-4); 3 An
Caisteal Nuadh (10-1). 8 ran. 31/4l; 13l.
G Elliott. T: ?1.60; ?1.02, ?1.02,
?2.90. Ex: ?2.70. Trifecta: ?12.70. CF:
?3.10.
3.15: 1 CAPTURE THE DRAMA B
Browne (9-1); 2 Toubaloo (8-1); 3
Swingbridge (8-1). 12 ran (Clontarf 4-1
fav). 11/2l; 10l. Aengus King. T: ?11;
?2.90, ?2.40, ?2.70. Ex: ?84.60.
Tricast: ?606.87. Trifecta: ?1144.30.
CF: ?81.52. NR: A Hardy Nailer.
3.45: 1 DUNVEGAN Mr C Fahy (2-1);
2 Clinton Hill (11-4); 3 Bugsy Siegel
(8-1). 6 ran (Fullasthesea 15-8 fav). 6l;
2l. P A Fahy. T: ?2.30; ?1.40, ?1.50.
Ex: ?7.20. Trifecta: ?25.50. CF: ?7.70.
JACKPOT: Not won, pool of
?5,198.87 carried over.
PLACEPOT: ?595.30
FAKENHAM
12.45: 1 ASCENDANT Patrick Cowley
(15-8); 2 Ulysses (7-2); 3 Changing
The Guard (50-1). 6 ran (Vive Le Roi
11-8 fav). 21/4l; 68l. J Farrelly. T: �50;
�50, �50. Ex: �60. Trifecta:
�.90. CF: �46.
1.20: 1 LITTLE WINDMILL Mr Jack
Andrews (8-1); 2 Wish In A Well (11-4);
3 Money For Nothing (7-1). 6 ran
(Oakidoaki 7-4 fav). 21/2l; 5l. N King. T:
�90; �30, �80. Ex: �.20.
Trifecta: �7.90. CF: �.10.
1.55: 1 ARTIFICE SIVOLA Maxime
Tissier (5-2 jtfav); 2 Fixed Rate (9-2); 3
Mamoo (5-2 jtfav). 6 ran. 37l; 13l. Mrs L
Wadham. T: �90; �60, �50. Ex:
�.60. Trifecta: �. CF: �.07.
2.30: 1 MORE THAN LUCK D
England (11-4); 2 Minella Gathering (74 fav); 3 Phoeniciana (10-1). 6 ran. nk;
5l. Olly Murphy. T: �10; �10, �60.
Ex: �60. Trifecta: �. CF: �08.
3.05: 1 MULLAGHBOY C Poste (7-4);
2 Norse Light (1-2 fav); 2 ran. 41/2l. Olly
Murphy. T: �40;
3.40: 1 THE LINKSMAN J England
(15-8); 2 Fresh New Dawn (13-8 fav); 3
Isis Blue (9-2). 7 ran. 26l; 25l. Sam
England. T: �80; �40, �50. Ex:
�70. Trifecta: �. CF: �31.
PLACEPOT: �.10
QUADPOT: �.40
MUSSELBURGH
12.30: 1 UPTOWN FUNK C Bewley
(8-1); 2 Je Suis Charlie (8-15 fav); 3
Jamacho (12-1). 6 ran. 1 1 / 2 l; 8l. K
Dalgleish. T: �30; � �10. Ex:
�.20. Trifecta: �4.30. CF: �.99.
1.05: 1 CRESSWELL LEGEND D
Bass (9-4 fav); 2 Stamp Your Feet (41); 3 Volcanic (4-1). 9 ran. 3/4l; 3l. K
Bailey. T: � �80, �20, �60. Ex:
�.30. Tricast: �.21. Trifecta:
�.60. CF: �.91.
1.40: 1 KNOCKGRAFFON B Hughes
(7-2); 2 Upsilon Bleu (4-1); 3 Indian
Temple (10-3). 6 ran (Max Ward 5-2
fav). 11/4l; 33/4l. Olly Murphy. T: �60;
� �10. Ex: �.80. Trifecta: �.70.
CF: �.16.
2.15: 1 SIR CHAUVELIN C Bewley (52); 2 Silver Concorde (2-1 fav); 3
Meadowcroft Boy (20-1). 7 ran. 11/4l;
14l. J Goldie. T: �40; �50, �50.
Ex: �30. Trifecta: �9.40. CF: �31.
2.50: 1 THORPE B Campbell (14-1); 2
Craig Star (4-1 jtfav); 3 Castletown (41 jtfav). 9 ran. 8l; 11/4l. Miss L Russell.
T: �.30; �70, �30, �90. Ex:
�.60. Tricast: �9.70. Trifecta:
�9. CF: �.13.
3.25: 1 SMILING JESSICA G
Cockburn (9-2); 2 Misfits (9-2); 3
Dutch Canyon (4-1). 6 ran (Eager To
Know 3-1 fav). 3 / 4 l; 13l. Rebecca
Menzies. T: �40; � �30. Ex:
�.50. Trifecta: �5.30. CF: �.94.
PLACEPOT: �.10
QUADPOT: �.80
SOUTHWELL
12.05: 1 GIFT IN TIME B McHugh
(15-8); 2 Axe Cap (5-4 fav); 3 Sir
Hector (14-1). 6 ran. 1/2l; 31/2l. J Given.
T: �30; �10, �10. Ex: �90.
Trifecta: �.40. CF: �26.
12.35: 1 BY ROYAL APPROVAL L
Morris (11-4 fav); 2 Samovar (7-1); 3
Helen Sherbet (6-1). 7 ran. shd; nk. M
Appleby. T: �90; �40, �80. Ex:
�.10. Trifecta: �3.60. CF: �.29.
1.10: 1 GABRIAL?S STAR T Hamilton
(11-4 fav); 2 Maifalki (10-1); 3 Restive
(9-2). 8 ran. 5l; 2l. R Fahey. T: �10;
�40, �10, �30. Ex: �.30.
Trifecta: �9.50. CF: �.33.
1.45: 1 MIDNIGHT MALIBU Rachel
Richardson (15-2); 2 Razin? Hell (5-1);
3 Aleef (5-2 fav). 7 ran. nk; 1 / 2 l. T
Easterby. T: �10; �70, � Ex:
�.50. Tricast: �9.75. Trifecta:
�4.80. CF: �.28. NR: Penny
Dreadful.
2.20: 1 CUSTARD THE DRAGON J
Fanning (4-1 co fav); 2 Holiday Magic
(10-1); 3 Florencio (9-1). 9 ran (Pearl
Spectre 4-1 co fav, Hammer Gun 4-1
co fav). 1 / 2l; ns. J Mackie. T: �40;
�10, �60, �10. Ex: �.90.
Tricast: �0.54. Trifecta: �8.60. CF:
�.03.
2.55: 1 KELLY?S DINO B A Curtis (81); 2 Majestic Moon (5-1); 3 Alpha
Tauri (16-1). 8 ran (Mama Africa 9-4
fav). nk; 1 1 / 4 l. K Burke. T: �.60;
�90, �20, �80. Ex: �.30.
Tricast: �2.50. Trifecta: �4.60. CF:
�.70.
3.30: 1 MR COCO BEAN B A Curtis
(6-4 fav); 2 Swot (7-1); 3 Mimic?s
Memory (8-1). 12 ran. 1 3 / 4l; 2l. T D
Barron. T: �10; �20, �40, �80.
Ex: �. Tricast: �.33. Trifecta:
�.80. CF: �.71. NR: Best
Tamayuz, Star Links.
PLACEPOT: �9.60
QUADPOT: �0.20
TRAMORE
12.00: 1 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAP
Rachael Blackmore (3-1); 2 Lareena
(10-1); 3 Rough Night (66-1). 15 ran
(Schmidt 11-4 fav). 1l; 1l. Ellmarie
Holden. T: ?3.30; ?1.20, ?2.70,
?17.60. Ex: ?28.50. Trifecta: ?224.80.
CF: ?32.69. NR: Oscar Madness.
12.30: 1 CUBOMANIA Jack Kennedy
(2-1 fav); 2 Three Kings (7-1); 3 Seskin
Flyer (5-1). 9 ran. 23/4l; 51/2l. G Elliott. T:
?2.50; ?1.40, ?2.40, ?1.40. Ex:
?16.50. Tricast: ?62.71. Trifecta:
?81.70. CF: ?17.16. NR: La Regle.
1.05: 1 DEAL D?ESTRUVAL P
Townend (4-7 fav); 2 Eamon High (41); 3 Kingsteel (100-1). 7 ran. 3/4l; 21l.
W P Mullins. T: ?1.60; ?1.10, ?1.60.
Ex: ?3. Trifecta: ?169.80. CF: ?3.59.
NR: Captain Stowaway.
1.40: 1 PUMP ROAD A Ring (8-1); 2
Mlily (18-1); 3 Terrible Beauty (10-1).
10 ran (Ardera Cross 13-8 fav). 21/4l;
hd. John Lonergan. T: ?15.10; ?4,
?2.60, ?1.40. Ex: ?239.30. Tricast:
?1465.63. Trifecta: Not won. CF:
?137.77. NR: Balinaboola Steel.
2.15: 1 BACHASSON P Townend
(evens fav); 2 A Toi Phil (11-4); 3
Champagne West (11-4). 4 ran. 13l;
41l. W P Mullins. T: ?1.80; Ex: ?3.40.
Trifecta: ?3.40. CF: ?4.34.
2.50: 1 PECULIAR GENIUS Dylan
Robinson (4-1); 2 Blue Empyrean (8-1);
3 Artic Pearl (3-1 fav). 7 ran. 1 / 2l; 7l.
Paul Nolan. T: ?4.80; ?3.40, ?2.20. Ex:
?35.60. Trifecta: ?222.20. CF: ?34.66.
3.25: 1 CERCA TROVA A E Lynch
(12-1); 2 Benarty Hill (7-1); 3 Shanklys
Dawn (9-2). 9 ran (Whats In It For Me 72 fav). 71/2l; 2l. J Dreaper. T: ?13.50;
?3.60, ?3.30, ?1.90. Ex: ?133.
Tricast: ?444.41. Trifecta: ?399.60.
CF: ?95.68.
JACKPOT: ?801.20
PLACEPOT: ?190.90
48 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2GM
ORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WORLD
DARTSS W
Ruthless
Rob shuts
off Power
PHIL?S DOUBLE CROSSED
NOT since Sir Don Bradman
was dismissed for a duck
in his final Test innings
has a relentless sporting
great
bade
such
an
underwhelming farewell.
Phil
Taylor,
the
16-time
champion of the world, was
annihilated in his last competitive match by a rookie in the
PDC final at Ally Pally.
And that is the beauty of sport, it
so rarely provides us with a neat
?happily ever after? finale.
Bradman failing to score the four
runs he needed for a career
average of 100; Zinedine Zidane
red-carded in disgrace for a headbutt in the World Cup final; Usain
By DAVE
KIDD
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
Bolt pulling up with a hammy
twang going for his last gold.
And now Taylor dismembered 7-2
by Rob Cross ? a former electrician
from Hastings ? where accurate
arrow-work has been dethroning
kings since 1066.
Taylor, at 57 and with five years
having elapsed since he last ruled
at Alexandra Palace, was never
supposed to have reached this final.
But once he was faced with
Cross, who gave up work as a
sparky only 16 months ago, Taylor
was a strong favourite.
Yet the 27-year-old was responsible
for the ultimate Power cut with a
nerveless performance to trounce
the man he grew up idolising and
pick up a �0,000 cheque.
It is 28 years since a slimmer,
moustachioed,
unknown
Taylor
destroyed his mentor Eric Bristow
in his first world final in 1990 ? a
few months before Cross was born.
Taylor admitted: ?Rob reminded
me of myself 30 years ago ? and I
couldn?t compete with him.
?It was like me against Bristow
? the old against the new, the
relentlessness of his energy levels
and his aggression.
?He didn?t go on holiday with his
family so he could practise. That
used to be me but I don?t have the
same energy or dedication any more.
?People kept telling me I?d have a
tear in my eye but there are only
ruins
FairyTayl
MATCH
STATS
Cross
Taylor
7
Sets
2
107.67 Ave (3 darts) 102.26
27
100+ thrown
33
27
140+ thrown
20
11
180 thrown
12
60% Checkout percentage 45%
167 Highest checkout 151
tears of joy because I?m ready to go.
The schedule is fantastic, it earns
the modern players a fortune but I
can?t do it. I am nearly 58, I have
already outlived my dad.?
When Taylor defeated Bristow he
was not long out of a ceramics
factory where he manufactured
toilet handles for � per week.
Since then he has flushed countless rivals round the U-bend on his
way to career earnings of �illion
and more than 100 titles.
He insists his retirement is
genuine but it has been fuelled by
a sense that he is undervalued by
the PDC. Had he wanted to reach
for the pipe and slippers, Taylor
would not now be embarking on a
gruelling worldwide exhibition tour.
He said: ?I?m going to Australia
to work for five weeks and I have
170 nights of personal appearances
this year.
?But when I?m in Australia, I can
watch professional cricket for the
first time ever, I?ll see the tennis,
swim in the sea and go fishing.
?And I?ve never had a break in
December before so I want to
spend next Christmas with my
family. Maybe I?ll commentate here
next year or maybe I?ll come in
fancy dress . . . as a reporter.?
Taylor?s walk-on routine, with its
lightning bolts, Amazonian escorts
and the thumping beat of The
Power seems overblown given that
it signals a tubby grandfather from
Stoke shuffling on to a stage.
But if you were Cross last night,
on his first-ever meeting with his
idol, you could be forgiven for
being intimidated. Not a bit of it.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
NAME IN FRAME
. . . Aitor Karanka is
favourite for Forest
TAYL
From Back Page
that good. He was
relentless. That is the
way I used to be.
?The sport has an
animal on its hands. I
like him, he has grit.
?The players next
year have a big problem. Rob is dedicated
and wants to win.
?It?s all about the
winning, like I was.
?I was at the end of
my career, he?s at the
beginning. It was a
mismatch.?
Cross only quit as a
full-time
sparky
in
September 2016 and
was 125/1 last January
to win the PDC title.
He said: ?This is a
life-changer, a fairytale
for me and my family.
?I feel great. This is
Phil?s last year and it
was a dream to play
him on that stage.
?I was born in 1990.
He won his first world
title the same year I
took my first breath.
?I hope he has a
happy
retirement.
There won?t be another
sportsman like him.?
YOU MAKE ME CROSS
. . . Taylor wags a finger
at new champ Rob Cross
but the beaten darts
legend (right) was all
smiles as the trophy was
handed out and a new
era was heralded
Cross seized on a Taylor error to
claim the first set, then took out
167 to clinch the second and 153 to
take the third.
For the first time, a befuddled
Taylor began to look his age.
Taylor did get on the board in
the fourth set and at the start of
the fifth he was millimetres away
from a nine-dart checkout, only for
Cross to snatch the leg.
Missing that double 12 for his
first
nine-darter
at
a
World
Championship was the moment
when all hope seemed lost.
Cross accumulated remorselessly
and finished with a dead-eyed
checkout of 140.
Taylor added: ?I just didn?t want
to go out losing 7-0 ? that would
have crippled me. But this kid is
going to be special.?
Lewis tops
Prem chop
DARTS chiefs last night axed five
superstars in the biggest shake-up of
the Unibet Premier League.
Two-time world champ Adrian Lewis
is the highest-profile casualty as the
PDC and Sky Sports culled established players for a hungrier breed of
youngsters ? like new world king
Rob Cross ? on the ten-man roster.
James Wade, Dave Chisnall, Jelle
Klaasen and Belgian Kim Huybrechts
have also been axed.
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
RUGBY UNION
GUINNESS PRO14 - Leinster 21 Connacht
18; Ulster 24 Munster 17.
CRICKET
SECOND T20 INTERNATIONAL (Mount
Maunganui) - New Zealand 102-4 (Munro 66)
v West Indies. Match abandoned due to rain.
No result.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL (Australia): 1st Rd: Men R Harrison (US) bt L Mayer (Arg) 6-4 3-6 6-2;
M Ebden (Aus) bt F Tiafoe (US) 6-3 6-2;
H Zeballos (Arg) bt E Escobedo (US) 6-3
6-4; M Zverev (Ger) bt J-P Smith (Aus) 6-4 7-5;
J Donaldson (US) bt J Thompson (Aus) 6-2
6-4. Women - J Konta bt M Keys (US) 4-6
6-4 6-3; A Kontaveit (Est) bt H Watson 6-0
6-3; K Kanepi (Est) bt D Kasatkina (Rus) 6-2
6-2; E Svitolina (Ukr) bt C Suarez Navarro
(Spa) 6-2 6-4; S Cirstea (Rom) bt J Brady (US)
7-6 6-1; A Sasnovich (Blr) bt K Mladenovic
(Fra) 1-6 6-3 7-5; C Cartan Bellis (US) bt
K Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-2 7-5; L Tsurenko (Ukr)
bt A Barty (Aus) 6-3 6-2.
ATP TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA
(Pune, India): 1st Rd - M Fucsovics (Hun) bt
N Kicker (Arg) 6-0 6-3; M Kukushkin (Kaz) bt R
Albot (Mol) 6-2 7-6; N Jarry (Chi) bt P Andujar
(Spa) 6-7 6-4 7-5; R Ojeda Lara (Spa) bt J
Vesely (Cze) 6-3 7-6; P-H Herbert (Fra) bt M
Cecchinato (Ita) 7-6 6-7 6-2, G Simon (Fra) bt
T Sandgren (US) 6-4 6-1; R Ramanathan (Ind)
bt R Carballes Baena (Spa) 7-6 6-2.
ATP QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN
(Doha): 1st Rd - A Rublev (Rus) bt C-M
Stebe (Ger) 6-1 0-0 ret; F Verdasco (Spa) bt D
Sela (Isr) 4-6 6-4 6-0; D Thiem (Aut) bt E Donskoy (Rus) 7-6 6-3; N Basilashvili (Geo) bt T
Fabbiano (Ita) 6-4 6-3; S Tsitsipas (Gre) bt F
Mayer (Ger) 4-6 7-5 6-4
HOPMAN CUP (Perth, Australia): Group
A: Germany bt Belgium 2-1. Men D Goffin (Bel) bt A Zverev (Ger) 6-3 6-3.
Women - A Kerber (Ger) bt E Mertens (Bel)
7-6 7-6. Mixed Doubles - A Kerber (Ger) &
A Zverev (Ger) bt E Mertens (Bel) & D Goffin
(Bel) 4-2 4-3.
WTA SHENZHEN OPEN (China): 1st Rd Y Wang (Chn) bt J Paolini (Ita) 6-0 6-4; Z Diyas
(Kaz) bt P Parmentier (Fra) 6-3 6-4; S Zhang
(Chn) bt A Blinkova (Rus) 6-3 6-4; E Alexandrova (Rus) bt S Voegele (Swi) 6-2 6-3; S Halep
(Rom) bt N Gibbs (US) 6-4 6-1; D Kovinic (Mne)
bt M Sakkari (Gre) 4-6 6-2 6-3; M Sharapova
(Rus) bt M Buzarnescu (Rom) 6-3 6-0; T Babos
(Hun) bt X Wang (Chn) 6-1 6-1.
WTA ASB CLASSIC (Auckland, New Zealand):
1st Rd - S-W Hsieh (Tpe) bt N Hibino (Jpn)
6-0 6-3; P Martic (Cro) bt M Vondrousova (Cze)
7-6 6-3; K Flipkens (Bel) bt D Vekic (Cro) 7-6
3-6 6-4; J Goerges (Ger) bt M Puig (Pur) 6-4
4-6 6-2.
DARTS
WILLIAM HILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Alexandra Palace, London): Final R Cross bt P Taylor 7-2.
BASKETBALL
BBL CH?SHIP - Surrey 82 London 80.
ICE HOCKEY
ELITE LEAGUE - Coventry 1 Nottingham 2;
Manchester 5 Sheffield 6 (OT); Milton Keynes
0 Cardiff 5.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NFL - Atlanta Falcons 22 Carolina Panthers
10; Baltimore Ravens 27 Cincinnati Bengals
31; Denver Broncos 24 Kansas City Chiefs 27;
LA Rams 13 San Francisco 49ers 34; Miami
Dolphins 16 Buffalo Bills 22; LA Chargers 30
Oakland Raiders 10; Seattle Seahawks 24
Arizona Cardinals 26; Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31 New Orleans Saints 24; Tennessee Titans
15 Jacksonville Jaguars 10.
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
PREMIER LEAGUE
Man City v Watford................. 8.0
Southampton v Crystal Palace ....
Swansea v Tottenham ..................
West Ham v West Brom ................
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulham v Ipswich ...........................
Reading v Birmingham ........... 8.0
Wolves v Brentford .......................
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee
Utd v Brechin, Dunfermline v Falkirk, Inverness CT v Livingston, Morton v St Mirren,
Queen of South v Dumbarton.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion v
Airdrieonians, Alloa v Queen?s Park, East Fife
v Raith, Forfar v Arbroath, Stranraer v Ayr.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Clyde v
Annan Athletic, Edinburgh City v Berwick,
Montrose v Cowdenbeath, Peterhead v Elgin,
Stenhousemuir v Stirling.
JD WELSH PREMIER - Bala Town v The
New Saints FC.
ICE HOCKEY (7.30): Elite League Dundee v Braehead, Guildford v Edinburgh.
POOLS PREDICTIONS ? SEE GOALS P11
49
Owls get
top Kat
SHEFFIELD
WEDNESDAY
have appointed Katrien
Meire as their new chief.
The Belgian official, 33,
quit Charlton on Thursday
after a controversial four
years as their CEO.
Meire was unpopular
with many Addicks fans
and arrives at the Owls
after they fired boss
Carlos Carvalhal.
She said: ?This is a massive challenge at a massive
club and the fan base is
renowned in the football
world. This was key in my
decision to join.?
KARANKING UP
FOREST INTEREST No Muni
By GRAHAM HILL
AITOR KARANKA wants a ?good project?
in England as he leads the chase for the
Nottingham Forest job.
Ex-Middlesbrough boss Karanka is favourite
to take over from axed Mark Warburton.
He left Boro last March and is thought to
have been on West Brom and Swansea?s
wishlist when they sought new managers.
The Spaniard, 44, said: ?I?d like to stay
in England ? I want a good project. My
family is really comfortable here.
?One of the proudest things is how Boro
was when I arrived and then when I left.
?When I arrived, the people were a bit
sad. Crowds were poor ? and then 33,000 by
the time I left.?
Ex-Hull and Norwich boss Mike Phelan is
also keen on the City Ground job.
man Leo
ARSENAL and Liverpool
have received a boost
over target Leon Goretzka
? after his agent DENIED
he is ready to move to
Bayern Munich.
The Schalke midfielder,
22, is out of contract in
the summer.
He was expected to join
German giants Munich but
he is still available for a
switch to the Prem.
His agent Jorg Neubauer
said: ?When the decision
has been made, Leon and
I will inform Schalke first
of all.?
50 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
WBA 7.45pm
7 45pm
m
PREM WEST HAM v WBA,
MOYES . . . survival first
Cup run
is worth
sweet FA
By ROSS GREGORY
DAVID MOYES will risk
the anger of West Ham
fans by sacrificing the
FA Cup.
The Hammers head to
League One Shrewsbury
in round three on Sunday for what will be a
third match in SIX days.
Ex-boss Sam Allardyce
enraged fans in 2014 by
fielding youngsters in a
third-round
tie
at
Nottingham Forest ?
which they lost 5-0 ? to
keep his side fresh for a
relegation scrap plus a
League Cup semi-final.
Moyes said: ?Do I
want to win the FA
Cup? One hundred
per cent. But I
don?t think it can
be where we can
damage
our
league season.
?If we get to
the next round,
our two games
after that are
Crystal Palace
on the Tuesday,
Brighton
on
the Saturday.
?So
in
a
way, to play
the Cup and
then have a
Prem game on
the
Tuesday
and
following
Saturday, you are
saying, ?Wait a
minute here, it?s
nearly becoming
impossible to find
the players?.?
Captain Mark Noble
may return from injury
for
tonight?s
crunch
clash with bottom club
West Brom.
But Michail Antonio
(groin) is a big doubt.
IT?S PARD
GOING
Al: Festive fixture
list so dangerous
ALAN PARDEW has accused the Premier League of
gambling with his players? safety ? by forcing
them to play again two days after facing Arsenal.
Pards insists his weary West Brom stars will risk injury
tonight by putting their battered bodies on the line against
a fully-charged West Ham side.
While Baggies battled their way to a dramatic last-gasp
1-1 draw with Arsenal on New Year?s Eve, the Hammers
have been able to relax and recharge their batteries
since their 3-3 Boxing Day draw at Bournemouth. SunSport can reveal Albion
By GRAEME BRYCE
chiefs were so incensed
by the huge advantage
offer
of
a
handed to David Moyes? compromise
men they sent a stinging reduced attendance of 40,000
and
Prem
bosses
agreed
to
letter to the Premier
League
saying
the move the match to Thursday.
Albion immediately called
match
should
be
for their game against West
CALLED OFF.
Pardew moaned: ?It?ll Ham to be postponed to
be a tough game ? they preserve the integrity of the
competition.
have had six days? rest.
When their pleas fell on
?The bigger issue is
how we have two games deaf ears, chairman John
Williams
called the Premier
in two days, putting
players at risk of injury. League?s executive chairman
Richard
Scudamore
to air
It?s not right, that.
?We all know there?s his grievances ? to no avail.
The Premier League have
pressure on TV companies for ratings, I defended their decision. A
understand that. But the statement said: ?The schedleague?s got to be stronger.? uling of fixtures is complex.
?Over recent years, Fifa
The anomaly arose when
West Ham?s original trip to and Uefa have taken more
face Spurs at Wembley was dates from the calendar,
selected as a live TV game restricting the opportunities
in which to schedule 38 Preand switched to Sunday.
London Transport admitted mier League match rounds.
?With
the
World
Cup
they could not cope with the
restrictions
are
strain of a Wembley sell-out . . . these
plus New Year?s Eve revellers tightened further this season
with an early conclusion to
in the capital.
Tottenham objected to a domestic competition.?
Bach to
Oxford
By NEIL ASHTON
GERMANS
Borussia
Monchengladbach have
made a �million bid
for West Ham defender
Reece Oxford.
The Bundesliga outfit
want Oxford, 19, on a
permanent deal after
the
Hammers
cut
short his loan spell
at Christmas.
Oxford would prefer to spend the
season on loan at
Monchengladbach
as Irons boss David
Moyes has told him
his first-team chances are limited with
the
club
in
a
relegation scrap.
BLACK MOOD . . . West
Brom boss Alan Pardew
is unhappy at his festive
fixture congestion
GAP BETWEEN PREM GAMES
YESTERDAY?S FIXTURES
TODAY
Brighton (1 day 19絟rs) v
Bournemouth (1 day 19絟rs)
Burnley (1 day 22 hrs) v
Liverpool (1 day 22 hrs)
Leicester (1 day 22 hrs) v
Hudders?eld (1 day 22 hrs)
Stoke (1 day 22 hrs) v
Newcastle (1 day 22 hrs)
Everton (2 days and � hr) v
Man Utd (1 day 22 hrs)
Southampton (3 days and � hour) v
C Palace (2 days 5� hrs)
Swansea (3 days 2� hrs) v
Tottenham (7 days 5� hrs)
West Ham (7 days 2� hrs) v
West Brom (2 days 1� hrs)
Man City (2 days 6 hrs) v
Watford (3 days 3 hrs)
TOMORROW
THURSDAY
Chelsea (4 days 2� hrs) v
Arsenal (3 days 1� hrs)
Tottenham (1 day 22� hrs) v
West Ham (1 day 22� hrs)
SON . . . Korean Becks
Son the
Daddy
for Poch
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO
POCHETTINO
has hailed his forgotten
Son ahead of Tottenham?s
trip to the Land of My
Fathers.
The Spurs boss takes
his side to Swansea
tonight and looks likely to
rest star striker Harry
Kane, who was ill at the
weekend.
But Poch is not worried
as he knows he has ninegoal South Korean HeungMin Son to fill the void.
He said: ?I think he is
so important for us.
?He?s scoring a lot of
goals and he is very consistent in training and in
his performances.
?He is a very good
player for us. It is true
that maybe he doesn?t get
the headlines of Harry and
other players but it is
good to recognise him.?
With 24 goals in 49 topflight starts, Son is the
highest-scoring Asian star
in Premier League history.
Poch added: ?It is normal that the focus is more
on Kane or on Messi or
Ronaldo than Son.
?But the players appreciate Son. All the team
love him.
?Not only because of his
performances but because
of how he is as a man.
?We hear that in Asia
he is like Beckham but he
is so humble.?
Swansea
v Spurs
7.45pm, Sky Sports Prem
Ayew a
believer
By VIC HOLLY
JORDAN AYEW is hoping
that Swansea?s new-found
confidence can help them
end their Spurs hoodoo.
Tottenham are the only
side rock-bottom Swans
have never beaten in their
seven top-flight seasons.
On Saturday, Ayew and
Luciano Narsingh?s goals
conjured a dramatic win at
Watford in new boss Carlos Carvalhal?s first game.
And Ayew said: ?The win
at Watford was a step
forward. Now we have to
keep going, keep fighting.
?Football is all about
confidence. We showed
that at Watford.
?When you have confidence you can do better
things. We worked very
hard and were rewarded.?
And striker Ayew hailed
Carvalhal?s impact.
He said: ?We only had
two days? training under
Carlos but he told us we
had to run more and be
more aggressive.
?Spurs is a big game
and we have nothing to
lose. We need to keep on
running ? and keep
playing the Swansea way.?
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
OUR EXPERT?S SCATHING VERDICT
Ref ?n tumble
HALSEY?S HALF
TERM REF REPORT
HERE?S Mark Halsey?s halfterm report on Prem refs.
TOP CLASS
MICHAEL OLIVER: Excellent season.
MARTIN ATKINSON: Very
good campaign.
ANTHONY TAYLOR: Getting
better and better.
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
STANDARDS ARE ON THE SLIDE
I WOULD not disagree with
Arsene
Wenger?s
scathing
comments about the standard
of Premier League referees.
Having spoken to other topflight managers, I know they feel
like Arsene ? the current crop are
not consistently good enough.
In fact, they are the poorest set
of officials since Keith Hackett left
as the head of referees in 2010.
Premier League referees are
making the same basic errors week
in, week out. It is no surprise to
me most managers are so angry
due to the lack of quality and
consistency of decision-making.
I also agree with Arsene when
he says referees are untouchable.
The majority of referees have
become complacent because there
is no challenge to their positions.
There isn?t any fear they will be
removed because of the lack of
depth across the country at all levels.
The major issue is there is no
quality coaching to help and until
that changes we will continue to
have the same problems.
Pep Guardiola is correct when
he says referees have a duty of
care to protect skilful players. The
ARSENE WENGER finds an unlikely
ally in SunSport?s refereeing pundit
following his blast at the standard
of Premier League officials.
recognition of challenges has been
a big issue this season and it is an
area they are not good enough at.
To clarify, there are three different types of challenge under Law
12 Fouls and Misconduct: Careless,
reckless and reckless using excessive force.
CARELESS: When a player shows
a lack of attention or consideration
when making a challenge or acts
without precaution. That should
just be a free-kick and no caution.
RECKLESS: When a player acts
with disregard to the danger to, or
consequences for, an opponent. It
should be a free-kick and a caution.
RECKLESS
USING
EXCESSIVE
FORCE: When a player exceeds the
necessary use of force and/or
endangers the safety of an opponent. That should be a free-kick
and a red card.
The latter also comes under the
serious foul play category, a tackle/
challenge that endangers an opponent?s safety or uses excessive force
or brutality must be a red card.
Serious foul play involves any
player who lunges at an opponent
when challenging for the ball from
the front, side or behind using one
or both legs with excessive force or
endangers the safety of an opponent.
An example of this was Spurs
duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli at
Manchester City on December 16.
Kane?s challenge on Raheem
Sterling met the criterion of
reckless using excessive force or
brutality so came under the banner of serious foul play. He should
have been dismissed by Craig
Pawson but was only booked.
Dele?s lunge on Kevin De Bruyne
also met the same criterion and he
also escaped with a caution which
was poor recognition of a challenge.
As I stated yesterday, Jason
Puncheon?s dangerous challenge on
De Bruyne came into this category
? and he was only cautioned, too.
HARSH . . . Mike Dean?s
penalty call over
Chambers? handball
(below) angered Arsenal
ANDRE MARRINER: Steady
performer.
STUART
ATTWELL:
Doing well back on the
elite list.
MIKE DEAN: Experienced, but makes the
odd silly mistake.
KEVIN FRIEND: Reliable but not trusted
for big games.
MIKE JONES: An
average referee.
CHRIS KAVANAGH:
Impressed in first
season.
JON MOSS: One
of most improved.
CRAIG
PAWSON:
Must
improve
decision-making.
LEE
PROBERT:
Done OK on return
from injury.
NEIL SWARBRICK:
Solid
ref
who
knows the game.
PAUL
TIERNEY:
Still learning trade.
POOR
BOBBY
MADLEY:
Lacklustre
since
injury return.
ROGER EAST: Not good
enough.
LEE MASON: Hasn?t the
natural ability for top level.
GRAHAM SCOTT: Reprieve
last season, but will he be
as fortunate this time?
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52 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2GM
KDB IN
CLEAR
Manchester City v Watford
Watson?s
warning
8pm
By DARREN WITCOOP
PREM
WATSON . . . humiliated
MANCHESTER CITY?S title hopes have been BEN WATSON is praying
boosted by news that Kevin De Bruyne is not Watford can avoid another
humiliating showing against
seriously injured.
The Belgian playmaker was carried off on a
stretcher at Selhurst Park on Sunday after a horror
tackle from Crystal Palace sub Jason Puncheon.
But the �million midfielder, 26, told pals yesterday he was fine and had nothing to worry about.
Etihad boss Pep Guardiola will decide this morning
whether KDB can play any part in the home clash
with
Watford
tonight,
especially as David Silva By MARTIN BLACKBURN
returned to training yesterday and declared him- winning streak in the 0-0
self available to face the draw at Palace, Pep continues to shake his head
Hornets.
The Spain midfielder, at the English tradition of
31, has missed games and flogging footballers over
spent time back in his Christmas and New Year.
He said: ?Ask the FA.
homeland due to family
It?s a tradition, so I have
issues.
But there was some to adapt.
?If you tell me that
bad news for Pep?s league
leaders last night as it technically, physically, it?s
was confirmed Gabriel good for the players, no,
Jesus will be out for pos- it?s a disaster.
?But the league is the
sibly two months with a
knee
ligament
injury league. They decide at
Christmas time to do this.
picked up at Palace.
?Sometimes you have
Guardiola has criticised
days?
recovery,
the
congested
festive three
fixture
programme, sometimes four, someclaiming it is a ?disaster?. times two, everybody is
Watford?s trip to the the same.
?I can give my opinion
Etihad is City?s fourth
but do you believe I am
game in ten days.
going
to
get
the
And while he does not
to
change
blame burn-out for the authorities
something?
No
way.?
ending of City?s 18-match
Manchester City.
Runaway leaders City hit
Watford for six in September ? four months after
beating them 5-0.
Watford have not beaten
City since 1989 and Hornets midfielder Watson
said: ?We have to be better than we were against
them earlier this season.
?They were incredible.
The team are probably the
best in Europe but we will
give it our best shot.
?We?ll go to the Etihad
under no pressure.
?They have to lose one
day ? hopefully that will
be against us.?
Watford have lost five of
their last six games and
collapsed late to bottom
club Swansea on Saturday.
Watson,
32,
insists
Watford will got out to
frustrate injury-hit City.
He said: ?You can go
out and get punished but
if you are really defensive
they can open you up.
?It?s about getting your
balance right.?
HOW
WHERE EAGLES
DARED
set
CRYSTAL PALACE tactically
perfectly
out
side
their
a
with
?
City
Man
st
again
striker (Christian Benteke)
with
to
up
play
they could
the pace to get in behind.
But Palace dropped deep,
and allowed City on to them
sacrificing possession.
2GM
No1 is up
For grabs
England goalkeeper Fraser
Forster to get used to
being on bench duty.
The 28-year-old made
his Prem debut for Southampton in the 0-0 draw at
Manchester United ? 18
months after signing from
Crystal Palace.
McCarthy, set to take
on his old side at St
Mary?s today, said: ?I want
to keep improving.
?We?ve got a good
group of goalkeepers here
and we?re always pushing
each other every day.
?I?ve had a tough couple
of years with injury, but
the main thing is to stay
fit and keep pushing.?
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino axed Forster after
76
consecutive
league
games. He said: ?Alex has
to show his quality.?
That is the view of Crystal Palace keeper Wayne
Hennessey, who kept a clean sheet against the runaway leaders as City?s record 18-match English topflight winning streak ground to a halt on Sunday.
While Newcastle were widely criticised for parking
the bus at St James? Park
in City?s previous match,
Palace
showed
more
endeavour ? and would
have won if Luka Milivojevic had converted an
7.45pm
injury-time penalty.
and
not
many
Hennessey said: ?We them
definitely didn?t want to teams have this year.?
Palace visit Southampbe that sort of team just
to get everyone behind ton tonight and Henthe ball, stay in our own nessey believes his side
half and just defend for should be buoyed by
Sunday?s result.
our lives.
He added: ?Everyone
?We definitely weren?t
will go into the game on
all about that.
?We wanted to attack a high and hopefully we
as well and offer a threat can cause them a problem as well.?
? and we did that.
Wilfried Zaha is avail?Our front three are on
fire and I would like to able after the FA decided
think we caused them not to give him a ?dive?
problems. We were hurt- ban for winning a late
ing them. We?ve stopped penalty against City.
TO STOP CITY
Roy?s
top
Pep
prep
SIT BACK, THEN HIT ?EM FAST
The
ANALYST
DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM TALKS TACTICS
MANCHESTER CITY are
an outstanding team.
For me, the only reason
they?re not already being
hailed as one of the greatest
in Premier League history is
because they?ve only been
together for six months.
If they get that longevity, stay
together for two or three years,
they will get those accolades.
Pep Guardiola?s side are phenomenal. They have few, if any,
weaknesses and they also have
Fernandinho who shores things
up to stop the counter.
There has been a lot of talk
about City scoring goals but what
they do off the ball is brilliant.
When they lose the ball, they
hunt it down and get it right
back, so you rarely get more than
two touches before you are closed
down.
In an ideal world you would
look to be brave and play out
from the back against City but
then you can lose the ball to
Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva or
Leroy Sane.
So if you can?t play through the
press, you have to play over it.
Crystal
Palace
boss
Roy
Hodgson got it spot-on when his
side ended City?s 18-game winning
run on Sunday with that 0-0
draw at Selhurst Park.
Hodgson had a gameplan and
also the sort of physical players
you need when you play that way.
I?ve felt all season that if any
side is going to beat City, they
will be from outside the top six
because they do not have to time for Wilfried Zaha and
Andros Townsend to support him.
change the way they play.
Of course, that means you have
The top six teams will try to
alter their game to counter City. to drop deep and allow them on
Arsenal, Chelsea and United, for to you, sacrifice possession.
Last week Newcastle did the
example, surrendered possession
dropping deep but didn?t have
but that?s not what they do for
any pace to support the ball
the other 36 games in the seawhen it was played up.
son. Their players were aware
Palace did and that is the
they were trying to adapt to
way to go, by turning it into a
City ? and all of them lost
scrap.
comfortably.
They also found a way to
But look at the sides that
at least diminish the
have actually run City
influence of De Bruyne.
close this season ?
Jairo Riedewald has
Huddersfield,
Southbarely played but he
ampton, West Ham,
was able to keep tight
West Brom and now
to KDB.
Crystal Palace. They
Even when the Belare used to NOT
gian got away from him,
having possession
Palace were still comof
the
pact and able to prevent
ball.
him hurting them.
If you
Palace are set up to be a
try to go
toe
to
counter-attacking team and
toe with City, like Spurs
played it as an away game.
did, they will destroy
Roy got his side to sit and
you.
play on the counter and use
Yes, you need a bit of
that pace and Benteke's
luck to hold out against
presence.
them. But if Palace had
If you drop ridiculously
scored that late pendeep they will eventually
alty, then they would
pick a pass.
have won.
But if you drop a little
The way they went
and allow the City fullabout
things
was
backs to advance, then
exactly what you need
that leaves space in
to do against this City
behind that you can
side.
You
need
a
exploit if you have
striker you can play up
pace.
to and ally that with
GUARDIOLA
That
is
exactly
pace to get in behind.
. . . 18-match
what Palace did.
Palace had Christian
winning run
Tweet
Benteke, who was the
@Higginbotham05
target, while that created
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McCARTHY . . . debut
By DAVE KIDD
MAGNIFICENT Manchester City can only be
ALEX McCARTHY has told stopped if their opponents fight fire with fire.
Soton v
C Palace
54 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GM
PREMIER LEAGUEE
OUT
PROTEST . . . Stoke fan
From Back Page
the
group
and
the
progress in my time.?
Hughes lashed out at
criticism of his decision
to play a weakened side in
Saturday?s 5-0 thrashing
at Chelsea.
The
prickly
chief
claimed his calls were
based on players being
unavailable before taking
no more questions and
storming out.
He said: ?Everyone?s
saying that I gambled but
I used the players that I
had, what was I going to
do? Risk players that had
a big part to play today?
?Everybody keeps going
on about this. Rafael Benitez today makes five
changes, so what?s the
difference?
?I did it for the right
reasons, I did it to maximise our chances of
getting a result today, it
hasn?t panned out.?
Asked about chants for
him to be axed, Hughes
answered: ?It?s to be
expected. The noise only
goes away if you win.?
MATCH REPORT
GOALS: PAGES 4 & 5
Cout KO
no worry
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
JURGEN
KLOPP
says
Philippe
Coutinho
was
absent at Burnley due to
injury, despite the latest
links with Barcelona.
Talk of a Nou Camp
move re-emerged after the
Spanish club?s sponsors,
Nike, advertised Barca
shirts with his name on.
There was no sign of him
as Liverpool nicked a lastgasp 2-1 win at Burnley ?
but the official word was
he has a groin problem.
Asked about Coutinho?s
absence, Klopp said: ?Him
and Mo Salah are injured.
?They are a doubt for
Everton.?
Klopp was aware of
Nike?s mistake but said: ?I
couldn?t be less interested
in anything in the world.
?But somebody told me
and I thought ?wow?.?
Salah and Sadio Mane
will fly to Ghana for the
African Football Awards on
Thursday, 24 hours before
the Everton FA Cup tie.
MATCH REPORT
GOALS: PAGES 1, 2&3
EVERTON
IT?S FLAIR
MARTIAL
Emergency
frontman
Ant chews
up Toffees
ANTHONY MARTIAL answered
Jose Mourinho?s striker SOS
with another sizzling strike
against Everton.
The Frenchman played as an
emergency hitman in the absence
of crocked Romelu Lukaku.
And he sparked Manchester United
into life with a brilliant 57th-minute
curler, his fourth goal in six matches
against the Toffees.
Jesse Lingard?s seventh goal in nine
games ? an unstoppable piledriver
into the top corner ? hammered
home United?s second-half dominance.
After three drab draws and a shock
Carabao Cup defeat against Bristol
City, United are back up to second
place and again look the best of
the
rest
behind
champions-elect
Manchester City.
Martial?s opener was a kick in the
guts for Wayne Rooney, whose blunder
allowed United to launch the counterattack that led to the breakthrough.
Rooney, United?s record goalscorer
after finding the net 253 times for
them in between his two spells with
the Toffees, failed to get off a shot in
)
a belter after Martial?s stunner (right
JESS MAN . . . Lingard comes up with
By DAVID
FACEY
a rare Everton raid and gifted his
former team-mates possession with a
loose pass.
He was left trailing as United
streamed forward and, when Paul
Pogba found Martial with a slide-rule
pass, Everton fans must have known
what was coming next.
United were a different team in the
second half, after an opening 45 minutes that was only marginally better
than their dire effort against Southampton 48 hours earlier.
They stepped up several gears after
the restart, with Juan Mata setting
the tone by hitting the post with a
swerving effort before many supporters had reclaimed their seats.
Pogba also turned in the sort of performance that United were entitled to
expect after paying almost �million
for
him,
and
an
under-strength
Everton
side
were
blown
away.
Everton boss Sam Allardyce must have
thought he had dodged a bullet when
�m striker Lukaku was denied a
return to Goodison Park after his head
injury against Saints.
Amazingly, this was Everton?s first
New Year?s Day fixture at home for
15 years. But their chances of celebrating did not look too bright as
Allardyce made SEVEN changes to the
team beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth.
The Toffees boss said that was
down to tired legs and admitted it
was a ?calculated risk?.
But there was early encouragement
for the home team as Yannick Bolasie
? back in the starting line-up after a
knee injury ? turned on the afterburners and easily skinned Victor
Lindelof from his first touch.
United also had a disjointed look,
despite making only three changes
following the dour 0-0 stalemate with
Southampton.
Martial was given the job of leading
the line but it was the in-form Lingard
who drifted infield and almost got on
the end of Pogba?s through ball.
Everton were not afraid to pull the
trigger, with Rooney and Tom Davies
earning corners with deflected shots.
But the first real piece of quality
came from the visitors.
Ander Herrera opened up the Everton defence with a superb pass only
for Martial?s first touch to let him
down and the chance went begging.
At the other end, Oumar Niasse
looked in on goal after a penalty-box
scramble but Marcos Rojo denied him
with a brilliantly-timed challenge.
United threatened again with Luke
Shaw releasing Martial but Jordan
Pickford clawed away his effort.
Bolasie again showed he had far
too much pace for Lindelof, before
also beating Mata and Rojo with
another lightning burst.
Rooney and Davies were enjoying
themselves in midfield but a poor
piece of control from the former
United man allowed Herrera a shooting chance, which he ballooned over.
Lingard was proving just as lively
as Bolasie but his shot lacked venom
after he ghosted past two defenders.
Martial also looked like threatening
Pickford?s goal before he was chopped
down by Rooney. He picked up a
yellow card but probably felt he had
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
55
MARTIAL 57; LINGARD 81
EVERTON
v MAN UTD
ATTENDANCE: 39,188
REFEREE: Andre Marriner
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Pickford
Holgate
Martina
6
6
Keane
Williams
7
6
Davies
Schneiderlin
6
BOLASIE
WATCH
6
Rooney
Vlasic
5
6
Niasse
8
7
7
Mata
P
21
22
21
22
21
20
22
22
22
21
22
22
22
22
21
22
21
W
19
14
14
12
11
11
9
8
7
7
6
5
6
5
4
5
4
D
2
5
3
8
5
4
7
6
6
4
6
8
4
6
8
5
7
L
0
3
4
2
5
5
6
8
9
10
10
9
12
11
9
12
10
F
61
45
39
50
38
39
19
34
25
30
18
17
20
22
20
23
18
A
12
16
14
25
26
20
19
32
34
37
35
27
30
34
30
47
32
Pts
59
47
45
44
38
37
34
30
27
25
24
23
22
21
20
20
19
West Ham 20 4 6 10 22 38 18
West Brom 21 2 10 9 15 28 16
Swansea
21 4 4 13 13 32 16
435
UNITED?S
Paul Pogba
was
last
on the losing side in
a Prem game 435 days and
34 games ago (Oct 23, 2016
v Chelsea).
taken one for the team. Unfortunately,
he then gave one to his former team
as Martial finished with aplomb ?
and Roo (right) looked disconsolate as
he was subbed just after the hour.
Everton managed a brief flurry,
with substitute James McCarthy
driving them forward and a Niasse
header flashed just inches wide.
But the most damning part of this
defeat was that they did not manage
a single effort on target.
Lingard showed them how it was
done by scorching past Michael Keane
and unleashing his thunderbolt.
It was his tenth goal of the season
and he is looking more and more
like a player Gareth Southgate cannot
afford to leave behind when England
head to Russia this summer.
Martial has now scored nine, which
is one better than he managed in the
whole of last season.
With Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured, that is just the
sort of return United need.
But for Everton, they are a
team who look like they do not
know where their next goal is
coming from.
8
6
Jones
decides
to
become
a
manager I wish he can be
25 per cent as successful
as myself.
?Twenty-five per cent of
25 trophies is six, which
is phenomenal.?
United had slipped 15
points behind Manchester
City
and
suffered
an
embarrassing Carabao Cup
defeat to Bristol City.
But Mourinho insisted:
?The boys deserved this ?
the players were fantastic.
?Their pride and effort,
everything was top class. We
were always in control.?
United played without a
recognised
striker
with
6
6
Lindelof
De Gea
SUBS ? EVERTON: McCarthy (Rooney 62) 6,
Lennon (Bolasie 62) 5, Calvert-Lewin (Niasse
81) 6. Not used: Robles, Kenny, Jagielka,
Sigurdsson. Booked: Rooney, Holgate.
MAN UNITED: Rashford (Martial 77) 6, Blind
(Lingard 87) 6, Tuanzebe (Mata 90) 6. Not
used: Romero, Smalling, Mkhitaryan, Darmian.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
40%
60%
DELIVERY
AFTER
getting
in
great
positions down the left, his
final ball let him down too
often. Suffered from having
few options in the box to
pick out as the home side
played with just one striker
in Oumar Niasse.
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
FITNESS
FULL of energy early on and
had Lindelof trailing in his
wake when he got going.
Barely touched the ball in the
second half though, and was
taken off after an hour as he
tired and Everton looked to
get back into the game.
VERDICT
BOLASIE was Everton?s best
attacking outlet in the first
half, showing the pace and
skills which saw him seal a
�m move from Palace.
Despite some poor crossing
after half-time, he looks
close to full fitness and form.
Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan
Ibrahimovic
injured
and
Mourinho was impressed.
He added: ?We had to win
in a different way so I?m
really pleased. Even without
points I would be proud.?
Everton
boss
Sam
Allardyce is waiting to see if
Besiktas accept a �million
offer for striker Cenk Tosun.
He said: ?We?ve done all
we can, so I would presume
we?ll know in the next 24
hours if it?s been successful.
?We need a bigger goalscoring threat.
?I can?t guarantee whoever
we get will score goals, but I
hope he does.?
2nd
HALF
44% 56% 35% 65%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
6
8
0
6
BLOCKED SHOTS
7
6
CORNERS
SCHOLES ?JEALOUS?
From Back Page
accused United of looking
?tired? and warned they
were not certain to finish in
the top four.
But, after goals from
Anthony Martial and Jesse
Lingard fired United back up
to second, Mourinho hit
back: ?It didn?t look like the
performance of tired boys!
?The only thing Paul
Scholes does is criticise.
?I don?t think he comments, he criticises, which is
a different thing.
?Scholes will go down in
history as a phenomenal
player, not as a pundit.
?If
one
day
Paul
Herrera
Rojo
Shaw
PREM TABLE
7
6
Matic
7
Man City
Man Utd
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
Tottenham
Burnley
Leicester
Everton
Watford
Huddersf?d
Brighton
Newcastle
Bournem?th
S?thampton
Stoke
C Palace
6
Martial
7
Pogba
THREAT
Bolasie
6
Lingard
USED his speed and trickery
to good effect in the first half
and had the beating of rightback Victor Lindelof every
time they squared up. One
eye-catching run saw him beat
both Nemanja Matic and the
Swede all ends up.
6
OFFSIDES
6
6
1 1
TOTAL PASSES
584
366
COMPLETED PASSES
496
281
PASSING ACCURACY
85%
77%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
2
0
0
0
FOULS CONCEDED
10
11
TACKLES
12
12
56 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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thesun.co.uk/sport
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PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Rob ruins
fairyTayl
By ROB MAUL
Stoke...................0 Newcastle.............1
By GRAEME BRYCE
MARK HUGHES stormed out of his post-match
press conference after claiming he is still
the best man to lead Stoke.
No1
FEELING THE HEAT
. . . boss Mark Hughes
Fans called for the Welshman?s head
as defeat to relegation rivals Newcastle
United left them two points above the
drop zone.
But boss Sparky insisted: ?Who
else is going to do the job?
?I?m the best person to do it ?
in terms of the knowledge of
Turn to Page 54
GLORY . . . Cross
beat Taylor (right)
PHIL
TAYLOR
hailed new darts
world
champ
Rob Cross and
said: He could
dominate like me.
Former
electrician
Cross, 27, beat
The Power 7-2
at Ally Pally to
win �0,000.
Taylor,
57,
said:
?Rob
was like me 25
years ago. He was
Turn to Page 49
EVERTON 0 MAN UNITED 2
JEALOUS
Jose?s amazing rant
at United legend
Scholes
GOOD DAY . . . Paul
Pogba celebrates with
Jesse Lingard and
(inset) Jose Mourinho
By DAVID FACEY
JOSE MOURINHO launched a
scathing attack on Manchester
United legend Paul Scholes
after his side?s New Year?s Day
victory at Goodison Park.
Scholes has infuriated Old Trafford
manager Mourinho with his repeated
attacks on �million record signing
Paul Pogba.
But the Special One said Scholes
was fuelled by jealousy.
He claimed: ?It?s not Paul?s fault he
made much more money than Paul
Scholes. It?s just the way football is.?
Scholes said United looked ?dead?
and gave their supporters ?absolutely
nothing? in Saturday?s drab 0?0 home
draw with Southampton. He also
SCHOLES . . .
criticised Pogba
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DRONE STOPS PLAY
SEE
PAGE
15
No1
Tuesday,
January 2, 2018
FANTASY GAME
...CHECK YOUR
PLAYERS? SCORES
BURNLEY...................1
LIVERPOOL ..............2
KLAV IT!
Rag keeps Kop on
course for top four
LOVIN? IT . . . Lovren and
Can lead celebrations after
Klavan?s late winner as boss
Klopp looks relieved (below)
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
RAGNAR KLAVAN was the stoppage-time hero as
Liverpool kept up their top-four charge.
The centre-back is the first Estonian to score in the Prem ?
but had to check afterwards that he was being given the goal.
He nodded in Dejan Lovren?s goalbound header to earn Jurgen
Klopp a vital win. And Klavan asked: ?Is it true that it is my goal?
?It was on the line so I wasn?t sure! That?s a massive performance
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REACTION
FROM EVERY
NEW YEAR?S
DAY MATCH
in association with
2 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2GG
GOALS Premier League 16
BURNLEY v
LIVERPOOL
Burnley..............1
Liverpool..........2
Gudmundsson 87
ATTENDANCE: 21,756
REFEREE: Roger East
Mane 61; Klavan 90
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
WHO needs Virgil van Dijk?
Pope
Bardsley
The �million man will have
his move from Southampton
rubber-stamped today.
Taylor
6
7
6
Tarkowski
Mee
6
7
Gudmundsson
Defour
Arfield
Cork
7
7
7
6
Hendrick
5
Barnes
6
6
7
7
Solanke
O-Chamberlain
Mane
7
Lallana
6
7
Wijnaldum
Can
8
7
Klavan
Lovren
6
6
Gomez
Mignolet
5
A-Arnold
SUBS ? BURNLEY: Vokes (Hendrick 71) 6,
Wells (Arfield 86) 5. Not used: Lindegaard,
Lowton, Long, Westwood, Walters.
LIVERPOOL: Firmino (Mane 72) 5, Milner
(Lallana 86) 5, Matip (Ox-Chamberlain 90) 6.
Not used: Karius, Robertson, Ings, Woodburn.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
42%
But the two men who stand to
lose their place to the world's most
expensive defender came to the
rescue here.
Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan
have rightly had their fair share of
criticism for their performances this
season.
But deep into stoppage time they
linked up to give Liverpool what
could be two vital points in the
race for the top four.
Klavan, 32, became the first-ever
Estonian to score in the Premier
League
when
he
nodded
in
a header across goal from his
defensive partner.
And it will have given Van Dijk
something to think about as he
prepares to train with his new Kop
team-mates for the first time this
week.
The winner earned Klavan and
Lovren a glowing tribute from boss
Jurgen Klopp, who said: ?I was
never in doubt about the character
of my boys.
?I never thought we had a
defence problem or thought we
need an extra player ? although
Virgil will help us a lot.?
The former Celtic man is joining
a club who are well placed to
LIVERPOOL are now 16 games
unbeaten in all competitions
(W11 D5) ? their outright longest run under boss Jurgen Klopp.
FRIGHT
Kop stoppers show
SWEET 17 . . . Reds
defender Ragnar
Klavan stoops to head
in injury-time winner
58%
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
37% 63% 47% 53%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
5
7
4
5
BLOCKED SHOTS
6
3
CORNERS
3 9
OFFSIDES
1 2
TOTAL PASSES
512
377
COMPLETED PASSES
414
268
PASSING ACCURACY
81%
71%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
0
0
0
0
FOULS CONCEDED
12
4
TACKLES
13
13
MANE MAN . . . Sadio lets fly
claim a top-four spot once again
after an excellent Christmas period
which has seen them claim four
wins and a draw from their last
five Premier League fixtures.
And it came just when Klopp?s
decision to make SEVEN changes for
this short trip to East Lancashire
looked to have backfired.
Johann
Berg
Gudmundsson?s
equaliser three minutes from time
seemed to have given Burnley a
point their efforts deserved.
At that point, Klopp may have
been regretting going in without
three of his ?Fab Four?, with Mo
Salah
and
Phil
Coutinho
out
injured and Roberto Firmino left on
the bench.
At least the other member, Sadio
Mane, made up for what had been
a dismal opening hour for him by
opening the scoring in stunning
fashion.
Such drama had looked unlikely
during what was a poor start to the
game when the home side had the
better chances.
Trent Alexander-Arnold lost track
of Ashley Barnes but the forward
blasted his shot over the angle
early on.
A rare attack from the visitors
saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain find
space but his low shot was pushed
away by Nick Pope.
At the other end, Adam Lallana ?
starting his first game since May ?
produced a tackle Van Dijk would
have been proud of to deny Gudmundsson. The Iceland international
would have been clean through so
Lallana knew he had no margin for
error ? and the England winger got
it spot on.
Scott Arfield had the best chance
of the half when Barnes nodded
down to him but he guided his
left-foot shot inches past Simon
Mignolet?s post.
And playmaker Steven Defour cut
in and fired a low shot that was
gathered well by stand-in skipper
Mignolet.
Liverpool woke up after the break
and looked much more of a threat
? making the breakthrough just
after the hour.
A low cross from the right by
Alexander-Arnold was controlled by
Mane with his back to goal.
In an instant he turned and rifled
a rising shot past the outstretched
arm of Pope and into the roof of
the net.
The Fab Four may have been
disbanded for this one ? but the
Mane man had stepped up when it
mattered.
The Reds looked to make the
points safe but the brilliant Pope
made a spectacular save to keep
out Alexander-Arnold?s curling 25
yarder.
But Burnley produced a late rally
with Barnes? left-footed snapshot
going wide of the post by a
whisker, then a downward header
by Sam Vokes forced Mignolet into
a smart save.
You got the feeling an equaliser
was coming ? and when it arrived
it was no more than the Clarets
merited.
Summer signing Charlie Taylor
dug out a superb cross from the
left which was nodded on by Vokes
and there was Gudmundsson to
nod in at the back post.
It should have been enough for a
third successive Christmas draw for
Sean Dyche?s team.
But, just as they had at Old
Trafford on Boxing Day, they let
points slip through their fingers in
2GG
5
BURNLEY have conceded more goals
in their last two games at Turf Moor
in the Prem (5) than they did in
their first nine of the season (3).
5
SADIO MANE has had a hand in five
goals in his last four Prem games away
from Anfield (two goals, three assists),
as many as his previous 15 combined.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
5
in association with
SEAN DYCHE?S Burnley side
have failed to win any of
their
last
five
Premier
League games (D3 L2).
VAN MAN
Virgil they?re up for it
GRINNERS . . . Klopp and Lovren
KLAV IT
From Page 1
and it was a crazy game. It is
always hard to come to Burnley.?
Kop boss Klopp gave most of
his ?Fab Four? the day off ? but
was glad he kept the Mane man
in his team.
Barcelona
target
Philippe
Coutinho and Mo Salah both
missed the win at Turf Moor due
to injury ? apparently ? while
Roberto Firmino was a sub.
But the other member of the
Kop?s awesome foursome, Sadio
Mane, did play and got a stunner.
He swivelled on the edge of the
box before rifling beyond Nick
Pope and into the roof of the net.
It earned him a standing ovation
from his Reds team-mates and a
pat on the back from his manager.
Klopp said: ?It is obvious, Sadio
is unbelievably important for us.
He?s strong, quick, so many things.
?He scores a goal like this and
it is like, ?Wow?. He comes into the
dressing room and the whole team
gives him a hand.
?We need him, we need him so
much, I am happy because I had
a lot of players with moments
where it wasn?t clicking.?
Klopp was delighted his team
had made it two wins in 48 hours
? and coped with the dismal
conditions in East Lancashire.
He said: ?It was the most
difficult circumstances for both
teams, playing a few days ago.
?An opponent motivated at the
highest level, ready for the wind,
rain. It was cold and you
need first of all concentration,
organisation, discipline and a little
bit of luck.
?I am really happy about
our attitude and character. You
need to win your average games
? win with attitude when you
are not 100 per cent.?
Dijk tag?s
no worry
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
stoppage time. A free-kick was
floated into the box by OxladeChamberlain and Lovren found
space to head it goalwards.
It needed a touch to get over the
line and that was applied by
Klavan, who dived in to nod his
first goal for the Reds.
Klopp was convinced his team
deserved it ? Burnley fans would
no doubt say differently.
Next up for the Reds is the huge
FA Cup clash with Mersey rivals
Everton on Friday night.
Van Dijk is tipped to make his
debut and Reds will hope he does
nothing to make the neighbours
noisy ? crowing about his price tag.
RAGS TO
RICHES
MOST PREM GOALS
BY NATIONLITY
IN PREM
England 10,826
France
1,477
Rep of Ire
946
Scotland
942
Holland
904
97
LIVERPOOL?S Ragnar Klavan became the ?rst Estonian
to score in England?s top ?ight ? and the 97th different
nationality to net in Premier League history.
ONE PREM
GOAL ONLY BY
NATIONALITY
Burundi
Estonia
Gambia
Sierra Leone
St Kitts and Nevis
NATIONALITIES TO PLAY BUT NEVER
SCORE IN PREM
(appearances in brackets)
Oman (111), Albania (31), Zambia (23),
Pakistan (21), Bolivia (19), Cyprus (9), Malta (5),
Cape Verde Islands (4), Equatorial Guinea (4),
Lithuania (3), Faroe Islands (1), Guadeloupe (1),
Guinea-Bissau (1), Kosovo (1), Seychelles (1)
VIRGIL VAN DIJK will not allow his
record �million price tag to
weigh him down.
The Dutch defender?s move to
Liverpool from Southampton will
be officially rubber-stamped today.
And that should allow him to
make his debut in Friday?s FA Cup
derby against Everton.
Van Dijk said: ?Obviously there
is a lot of money being paid. But I
cannot do anything about that, I
cannot do anything about the
price ? nobody can.
?It?s only the market. The only
thing I can do is do the good things
and be 100 per cent every day.
?With the history of the club
and everything around it, it is just
a perfect, perfect match for me
and for my family.?
3
4 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS Premier League 3
STOKE v
NEWCASTLE
ATTENDANCE: 28,471
REFEREE: Chris Kavanagh
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Butland
Edwards
Pieters
7
7
7
Zouma
Wimmer
7
6
Cameron
Adam
7
6
Allen
5
Shaqiri
6
Choupo-M
6
Crouch
7
7
6
Perez
Atsu
7
7
Ritchie
Murphy
7
7
Shelvey
Diame
8
6
Clark
7
8
Manquillo
Lascelles
6
Yedlin
Darlow
SUBS ? STOKE: Diouf (Shaqiri 57) 6, Berahino
(Pieters 71) 6. Not used: Grant, Sobhi, Ireland,
Fletcher, Souttar. Booked: Wimmer, Allen,
Choupo-Moting.
NEWCASTLE: Gayle (Atsu 64) 6, Dummett (Murphy
82) 6, Hayden (Perez 90) 6. Not used: Woodman,
Merino, Haidara, Joselu. Booked: Manquillo.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
41%
59%
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
56% 44% 61% 39%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
3
Gambler
Sparky
has had
his chips
HUGHES ON THE
BRINK AFTER
TOON TORTURE
4
4
6
BLOCKED SHOTS
3
4
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
10 5
2 0
By GRAEME BRYCE
MARK
HUGHES
knew
there was every chance he
would live or die by his
controversial decision to
rest players at Chelsea
on Saturday.
TOTAL PASSES
338
462
COMPLETED PASSES
But Stoke chairman
Peter Coates now has
another major decision
to make after that
gamble blew up in
Hughes? face.
227
352
PASSING ACCURACY
67%
76%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
3
1
0
IT?S HELL . . . Stoke
boss Mark Hughes
shows his frustration
0
FOULS CONCEDED
11
10
TACKLES
13
16
NEWCASTLE have won consecutive PL
away games for the first time in over
three years ? when they won at
Spurs and West Brom (in Nov 2014).
the
The Potters boss
reckoned leaving out
Joe Allen, Xherdan
Shaqiri, Peter
Crouch and
Eric-Maxim
Choupo-Moting
for
the
5-0
massacre
at
Stamford Bridge would give
him
more
chance of hitting
jackpot with three points
Stoke.................0
Newcastle........1
Perez 73
against Newcastle yesterday. But
like so many other punters do, he
discovered
gambling
is
a
mug?s game.
Ayoze Perez?s second-half winner
for the Magpies left Hughes? future
hanging by a thread.
At full-time he faced a furious
backlash from fed-up fans who
called for his head and chanted
?Hughes Out? in front of a grimfaced Coates.
The
Welshman
has
broad
shoulders and put up a defiant
defence of his team-selection policy,
pointing out virtually every other
Premier League boss ? including
Newcastle?s Rafa Benitez ? made
similar choices without the same
scrutiny and level of criticism.
Sparky banked on three points at
home to Newcastle justifying the
risk and went all-in. The difference
between him and Benitez yesterday
was the Newcastle boss collected
the three-point jackpot ? and
everyone loves a winner.
By
contrast,
the
rain-soaked
Stoke boss had to face the gauntlet
of his own fans demanding his
head at full-time as he trudged
towards the dressing room.
The visiting Toon Army taunted
him with chants of, ?You?re getting
sacked in the morning?.
At that moment, Hughes looked
every inch the gambler who had
staked everything on red and
watched in horror as his world
turned black.
The Potters boss is in a very
dark place right now.
You would not bet dodgy money
on him surviving the month, let
alone the rest of the season. The
smart money suggests he has
already had his chips.
But Hughes was a fighter as a
player and remains a fighter as a
manager. Good job, really.
It is a pity that after four years
in charge of the Potters he is still
leaning on Peter Crouch to try to
1GG
1988
STOKE suffered their
first home league
defeat on New Year?s
Day since 1988.
1
RAFA BENITEZ has lost only one of
his 13 managerial head-to-heads
against Mark Hughes in the Premier
League (W6 D6 L1).
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
11
in association with
STOKE?S total of 20 points after
22 games is their worst haul at
this stage of a top-flight
campaign since 1984-85 (11 pts).
PREMIER LEAGUE
Knockaert 5
Murray 48
BENITEZ . . . thumbs up
BENITEZ:
WE HAVE
BOTTLE
By GRAEME BRYCE
AY, AY . . . Ayoze Perez
beats Jack Butland to
score the only goal of
the game for Newcastle
conjure up increasingly rare wins
up front, while the �million spent
on Saido Berahino remains a
millstone around his neck.
To really rub salt in his wounds,
Newcastle?s winner came moments
after Hughes sent for his flop
forward to save the day.
With
the
game
apparently destined to
end
in
a
goalless
stalemate, Sparky was
forced to reshuffle his
pack
following
an
injury to Dutch leftback Erik Pieters.
Kevin
Wimmer
was
moved
from
centre-back to leftback
and
Geoff
Cameron swapped the
midfield for a role in
the heart of Stoke?s defence
as Berahino came on.
But within two minutes, Newcastle cashed in as the Potters?
patched-up defence was shown up
for all of its frailties.
Jacob Murphy?s pace saw him
effortlessly expose Charlie Adam
and makeshift full-back Wimmer
down the right. And when the
22-year-old?s
cross
arrowed
in,
Perez stole in front of Cameron to
steer the ball beyond Jack Butland
with the outside of his right boot.
It was no more than Newcastle
deserved in front of 3,000 travelling
fans,
who
never
stopped
encouraging their honest
battlers.
At half-time they did
not
barrack
their
players for a string of
wasted opportunities ?
instead they roared
their
approval
for
what
had
been
a
decent effort.
By
contrast,
Stoke
fans
grumbled
their
way through the game
and launched into a
tirade against so-called star
man Shaqiri when he appeared to
give up on a Choupo-Moting
through ball just after half-time.
To be fair to the Swiss playmaker, he appeared to be injured
and had to be replaced two
minutes later.
It just summed up the general
RAFA BENITEZ reckons
his players proved they
have the bottle to stay in
the Premier League.
Ayoze Perez?s 73rdminute winner means the
Magpies have now picked
up seven points from
their last four matches.
After nine games without a win, fears were
growing
the
Geordies
faced a swift return to
the Championship.
But having secured a
dream start to 2018,
boss Benitez said: ?That
is the kind of spirit that
you expect from a team
desperate to stay up.
?We have a lot of players who came in from
the Championship or who
did not have much Premier League experience.
?It is a young team,
so showing that spirit is
what you have to do.
?We
were
playing
against a Stoke team
with Peter Crouch that
were giving everything.
?And if offered it
before
Christmas,
we
would have taken seven
points from four games.?
Toon missed a string of
first-half chances ? yet
still earned an ovation
from their 3,000 travelling fans at the break.
Benitez said: ?The fans
are fantastic. When they
travel so far, it?s perfect
when you win. They will
all go home with smiles
on their faces.?
dissatisfaction
and
negativity
surrounding Stoke right now.
Toon fans pounced on the sight
of so many vacant seats with
chants of ?They?re here, they?re
there, they?re every f*****? where,
empty seats, empty seats?.
Benitez walked a fine line too
with his team selection, as his
decision to leave striker Dwight
Gayle on the bench appeared
suspect
during
what
was
a
frustrating first half.
Ghanaian forward Christian Atsu
was the main culprit, missing a
hat-trick of excellent chances.
They were all surpassed by one
spectacular howler from defender
Ciaran Clark though, which almost
defied logic.
Matt Ritchie?s inswinging corner
was flicked on at the near post by
Perez and the ball landed invitingly
at Clark?s left foot, just two yards
in front of a gaping goal.
But,
somehow,
the
hapless
Republic
of
Ireland
defender
scooped the ball high and wide.
If Clark had managed the feat in
front of his own goal he would
have been lauded for a miraculous
S Cook 33
Wilson 79
Att: 30,152
BRIGHTON: Ryan 7, Schelotto 7 (Bruno 6), Duffy 7,
Dunk 7, Suttner 7, Knockaert 7, Stephens 7,
Propper 6, Izquierdo 8, Gross 6 (Brown 5), Murray 8.
Subs not used: Kayal, Hemed, Goldson, March,
Krul. Booked: Propper, Murray.
BOURNEMOUTH: Begovic 7, A Smith 7, Francis 6,
S Cook 8, Daniels 6, Ibe 8, L Cook 7, Arter 6
(Gosling 6), Pugh 5 (Ake 6), Afobe 6 (Mousset 6),
Wilson 7. Subs not used: Boruc, Surman, Butcher,
Simpson. Booked: Francis.
Gudmundsson 87
Att: 21,756
Mane 61
Klavan 90
BURNLEY: Pope 6, Bardsley 6, Tarkowski 6, Mee 7,
Taylor 7, Gudmundsson 7, Cork 6, Defour 7, Arfield 7
(Wells 5), Hendrick 5 (Vokes 6), Barnes 6. Subs not
used: Lowton, Westwood, Walters, Lindegaard, Long.
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 6, Alexander-Arnold 5,
Lovren 8, Klavan 7, Gomez 6, Can 7, Wijnaldum 6,
Mane 7 (Firmino 5), Lallana 7 (Milner 5), OxladeChamberlain 7 (Matip 6), Solanke 6. Subs not used:
Karius, Robertson, Ings, Woodburn.
Att: 39,188
Martial 57
Lingard 81
EVERTON: Pickford 6, Holgate 6, Keane 7, Williams 6,
Martina 6, Davies 6, Schneiderlin 6, Vlasic 6, Rooney
5 (McCarthy 6), Bolasie 6 (Lennon 5), Niasse 6
(Calvert-Lewin 6). Subs not used: Jagielka,
Sigurdsson, Robles, Kenny. Booked: Rooney, Holgate.
MAN UTD: De Gea 6, Lindelof 6, Jones 6, Rojo 8, Shaw
7, Herrera 7, Matic 6, Pogba 7, Mata 7 (Tuanzebe 6),
Martial 7 (Rashford 6), Lingard 8 (Blind 6). Subs
not used: Smalling, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Darmian.
Mahrez 53
Slimani 60
Albrighton 90
Att: 31,748
LEICESTER: Schmeichel 6, Amartey 7, Morgan 6
(Dragovic 6), Maguire 7, Fuchs 7, Mahrez 8 (Gray
6), Ndidi 7, James 6 (Silva 6), Albrighton 8, Okazaki
7, Slimani 8. Subs not used: Iheanacho, Hamer,
Iborra, Ulloa. Booked: Morgan.
HUDDERSFIELD: Lossl 6, Smith 6 (Depoitre 5),
Jorgensen 6, Schindler 7, Lowe 6 (Malone 6),
Williams 6, Mooy 6, Van La Parra 6, Ince 6, Lolley 5
(Quaner 6), Mounie 6. Subs not used: Hogg,
Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj. Booked: Malone.
Att: 28,471
Perez 73
STOKE: Butland 7, Edwards 7, Zouma 7, Wimmer 6,
Pieters 7 (Berahino 6), Allen 5, Cameron 7, Adam 6,
Shaqiri 6 (Diouf 6), Crouch 7, Choupo-Moting 6.
Subs not used: Ireland, Fletcher, Sobhi, Grant,
Soutar. Booked: Allen, Choupo-Moting, Wimmer.
NEWCASTLE: Darlow 8, Yedlin 6, Lascelles 8,
Clark 6, Manquillo 7, Shelvey 7, Diame 7, Murphy
7 (Dummett 6), Atsu 6 (Gayle 6), Ritchie 7,
Perez 7 (Hayden 6). Subs not used: Joselu, Merino,
Haidara, Woodman. Booked: Manquillo.
defensive clearance. Instead he
hung his head in despair.
It is early days, but it is
already debatable whether we
will witness a bigger sitter
missed
during
the
remaining
364
days
of
this year.
Stoke responded after the
break and Karl Darlow in
the Newcastle goal produced
heroics to defy sub Mame
Biram Diouf twice with
a pair of outstanding
reflex saves.
However, few neutrals
would deny Newcastle
deserved their win as they
secured successive Premier
League away victories for
the
first
time
since
November 2014.
It sent the Toon up to
the lofty heights of 13th in
the Premier League table.
Hughes
now
faces
a
potentially perilous FA Cup
trip on Saturday to a Coventry
side going well in League Two.
Whether he will still be
around remains to be seen.
P
Man City...........21
Man Utd........... 22
Chelsea.............21
Liverpool..........22
Arsenal.............21
Tottenham......20
Burnley............ 22
Leicester..........22
Everton............22
Watford...........21
Huddersfield...22
Brighton..........22
Newcastle ....... 22
Bournemouth.22
Southampton.21
Stoke................22
Crystal Palace.21
West Ham........20
West Brom.......21
Swansea .......... 21
W D L F A Pts
19 2 0 61 12 59
14 5 3 45 16 47
14 3 4 39 14 45
12 8 2 50 25 44
11 5 5 38 26 38
11 4 5 39 20 37
9 7 6 19 19 34
8 6 8 34 32 30
7 6 9 25 34 27
7 4 10 30 37 25
6 6 10 18 35 24
5 8 9 17 27 23
6 4 12 20 30 22
5 6 11 22 34 21
4 8 9 20 30 20
5 5 12 23 47 20
4 7 10 18 32 19
4 6 10 22 38
2 10 9 15 28
4 4 13 13 32
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WILLIAM HILL?S LATEST TITLE ODDS:
1-50 Man City; 40-1 Chelsea.
TO BE RELEGATED - 2-7 Swansea;
Evens West Brom; 9-4 Stoke; 5-2
Brighton; 11-4 Bournemouth; 7-2
Newcastle; 4-1 C Palace, West Ham.
TEAM OF THE DAY
DARLOW
(Newcastle)
LASCELLES
(Newcastle)
S COOK
(Bournemouth)
LOVREN
(Liverpool)
IBE
(Bournemouth)
CAN
(Liverpool)
ALBRIGHTON
(Leicester)
LINGARD
(Man Utd)
MAHREZ
(Leicester)
IZQUIERDO
(Brighton)
SLIMANI
(Leicester)
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Kane (Tottenham) .......................... 18
Salah (Liverpool) ............................. 17
Sterling (Man City)..........................13
Aguero (Man City)...........................12
Lukaku (Man Utd) ........................... 10
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
De Bruyne (Man City)........................9
Sane (Man City) ................................. 8
D Silva (Man City) .............................. 8
Mahrez (Leicester)............................7
Pogba (Man Utd) ............................... 7
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5
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
7
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FASTEST GOAL
Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) ? 4m 32s
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BRIGHTON v
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ATTENDANCE: 30,152
REFEREE: Michael Oliver
WILSON EQUALISER
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Time of goal
78m 28s
Ryan
Distance scored
7.68yards
7
PINBALL WIZARDS . . .
Cherries make most of
the mayhem to level
BLOCK!
Shot speed
Schelotto Duffy
18mph
Wilson
10 Brighton
7 Bournemouth
OOT!
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16 touches / 1 goal
BLOCK!
SHOOT!
Dunk
Suttner
7
7
7
7
Stephens
Propper
7
6
Knockaert
Gross
Izquierdo
7
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8
Murray
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6
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Afobe
Wilson
8
5
6
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Arter
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Pugh
6
Daniels
Ibe
7
8
6
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Francis
A Smith
7
Begovic
SUBSTITUTES ? BRIGHTON: Bruno (Schelotto 77)
6, Brown (Gross 88) 5. Not used: Kayal, Hemed,
Goldson, March, Krul. Booked: Propper, Murray.
BOURNEMOUTH: Ake (Pugh 60) 6, Mousset (Afobe
66) 6, Gosling (Arter 71) 6. Not used: Boruc,
Surman, Butcher, Simpson. Booked: Francis.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
49%
51%
CALLUMITY . . .
Wilson can hardly
believe his scrappy
goal (left) went in
FARCICALL
Wilson?s joke goal no fun for Albion
By BEN HUNT
STOP the competition. The
WORST goal of 2018 has
already been scored.
Perhaps even the worst goal in
the Premier League?s history.
Step forward Callum Wilson,
who even had the audacity to
celebrate his vital 79th-minute
equaliser against Brighton.
It was a goal that would be
more at home on the Twitter
account Crap 90s Football, which
features defensive howlers.
Brighton had only themselves to
blame as they failed to clear Jordon
Ibe?s corner in SEVEN attempts.
A laughable combination of
scuffs and mis-hits before the ball
trickled through 19 players in the
box and found its way to Wilson,
who got the final touch.
The
striker?s
toe-poke
past
Mathew Ryan was the only bit of
class about the equaliser that finished off this South Coast thriller.
Wilson said: ?At the minute, you
take any goal. I had a few
chances, I probably should have
Brighton...........2
Bournemouth.2
Knockaert 5; Murray 48
S Cook 33; C Wilson 79
scored earlier, but thankfully I got
one in the box at the end.
?It was a bit of pinball in there.
I?m waiting for it to fall into a gap
and a bit of instinct really.
?The goalie was moving to his
right so I decided to try and get a bit
of my toe on it into the other side.?
Brighton boss Chris Hughton
saw his side squander all three
points thanks to their defensive
meltdown but said he was more
upset with Steve Cook?s earlier
goal for the visitors.
He added: ?You can?t apportion
any blame. You?ve got players who
have attempted to clear the ball
and there are a lot of bodies
there and a lot of blocks.
?It is one of those that every
now and again it happens. The
timing wasn?t the best but I
would have been more disappointed with the first goal.?
Wilson?s goal aside, this was a
great game and produced 42 shots
? the most this season. The Cherries also had two penalty appeals
turned down by ref Michael
Oliver while Ibe struck a post.
The Seagulls had taken a fifthminute lead when the impressive
Pascal Gross and Jose Izquierdo
combined and Anthony Knockaert
fired in from a tight angle.
Izquierdo too had a chance
before Wilson scuffed a great
opportunity wide of Ryan?s goal.
The visitors then had their first
shout for a penalty turned down
when Harry Arter?s shot struck
Knockaert?s arm.
It was almost a carbon copy of
the controversial spot-kick Mike
Dean gave West Brom against
Arsenal on New Year?s Eve ? only
this time the official ignored the
shouts of handball.
Steve Cook soon came agonisingly
close
to
levelling
for
Bournemouth when his header
from a corner deflected wide.
But the former Seagulls centre-
back was on target from the
resulting
corner,
when
he
steered Ibe?s cross in off the bar.
That was sloppy defending but
three minutes after the break it
was
Bournemouth?s
turn
to
embarrass themselves.
Simon Francis was woefully
caught in possession by Gross,
who fed Izquierdo.
He raced down the left and
unselfishly crossed for Glenn
Murray to slot home.
The
Cherries
were
denied
another penalty when Ezequiel
Schelotto appeared to shove Wilson yet ref Oliver waved play on.
Eddie Howe?s side cranked up
the pressure as Ibe struck a post
before Brighton?s defence put on
their own horror show, gifting
their relegation rivals that leveller.
Howe said: ?It wasn?t a goal for
the purists, was it? But we?ll take
that. Two goals from set-plays.
?A great header from Steve
Cook for the first one. The second
one? I can?t remember too much.
?But as all great strikers do,
Callum was in the right place at
the right time.?
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
50% 50% 48% 52%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
3
6
6
9
BLOCKED SHOTS
12
6
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
5 12
1 0
TOTAL PASSES
403
396
COMPLETED PASSES
331
302
PASSING ACCURACY
82%
76%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
2
1
0
0
FOULS CONCEDED
9
13
TACKLES
24
6
8 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship
CHAMPIONSHIP
Hogan 23
Snodgrass 34, 60
Bjarnason 72
Hourihane 85
Att: 32,604
ASTON VILLA: Johnstone 6, Elmohamady 6, Elphick 7, Chester 7,
Hutton 8, Jedinak 7, Snodgrass 8, Hourihane 7, Grealish 8
(O?Hare 6), Adomah 8 (Bjarnason 6), Hogan 6 (Hepburn-Murphy
6). Subs not used: N Taylor, Steer, Bree, Davis.
BRISTOL CITY: Steele 5, Wright 5, Flint 6, Baker 6, Magnusson 5
(Kelly 5), Brownhill 5, Smith 6, Pack 5 (Taylor 5), Bryan 7,
Paterson 6 (Woodrow 5), Reid 7. Subs not used: Eliasson,
O?Leary, Vyner, Leko. Booked: Baker.
Madine 20
Att: 14,216
BOLTON: Alnwick 6, Little 6, Burke 6, Beevers 7, Robinson 7,
Pratley 6 (Morais 7), Henry 5 (Cullen 7), Ameobi 7, Vela 7, Buckley
6 (Le Fondre 5), Madine 8. Subs not used: Wilbraham,
Wheater, Howard, Armstrong. Booked: Vela, Alnwick, Le Fondre.
HULL: McGregor 6, Tomori 6, Dawson 7, Hector 5, Aina 5,
Henriksen 6 (Evandro 5), Stewart 5 (Larsson 5), Toral 5, Irvine 6,
Bowen 6, Dicko 5 (Campbell 5). Subs not used: Marshall,
Diomande, Clark, Clackstone. Booked: Henriksen, Dawson,
Campbell.
Vydra 24 (pen)
D
4
7
L F A Pts
3 47 20 58
5 41 23 49
Cardiff.................26
Bristol City..........26
Aston Villa...........26
Leeds....................26
14
13
12
13
5
8
8
4
7
5
6
9
25
31
24
28
47
47
44
43
Sheff Utd.............26
Middlesbrough...26
Preston................26
Brentford............25
Ipswich................25
Fulham.................25
Norwich...............26
Nottm Forest ..... 26
Millwall................26
Sheff Wed...........26
QPR.......................26
Reading...............25
Barnsley.............. 26
Bolton..................26
Hull.......................26
13 3 10 40 31
12 5 9 35 26
10 10 6 30 26
9 10 6 39 32
11 3 11 38 35
9 9 7 35 33
9 7 10 26 31
10 2 14 33 42
7 9 10 28 29
7 9 10 30 34
7 9 10 28 36
7 7 11 30 33
6 8 12 27 37
6 7 13 25 43
5 9 12 39 44
42
41
40
37
36
36
34
32
30
30
30
28
26
25
24
Burton Albion.....26
Sunderland.........26
Birmingham........25
6 6 14 20 43
4 10 12 29 43
5 5 15 13 35
24
22
20
36
40
38
37
TEAM OF THE DAY
SMITHIES
(QPR)
Clarke 57
Att: 30,003
BAIRD
(Derby)
DERBY: Carson 7, Baird 7, Keogh 7, Davies 6, Forsyth 7,
Huddlestone 6, Johnson 6 (Winnall 6), Russell 7, Vydra 7
(Thorne 6), Weimann 6, Nugent 6 (Martin 5). Subs not used:
Wisdom, Pearce, Bennett, Mitchell. Booked: Thorne.
SHEFF UTD: Moore 6, Basham 6, Stearman 6, O?Connell 6,
Baldock 6, Lundstram 7 (Lafferty 5), Duffy 6 (Carruthers 6),
Fleck 7, Stevens 6, Clarke 7, Donaldson 7. Subs not used:
Sharp, Wright, Carter-Vickers, Lavery, Blackman. Booked: Duffy,
Stevens, Fleck.
P W
Wolves.................25 18
Derby...................26 14
BUXTON
(Burton)
AYALA
(Middlesbrough)
SMYTH
(QPR)
SNODGRASS
(Aston Villa)
WORRALL
(Nottm Forest)
POTTS
(Barnsley)
GREALISH
(Aston Villa)
MADDISON
(Norwich)
FASTEST GOAL
Daniel Ayala (Middlesbro) ? 12m 1s
PULIS A
New boss on
the attack as
Dan steps up
Att: 32,426
LEEDS: Wiedwald 6, Ayling 6 (Anita 6), Jansson 6, Cooper 6,
Berardi 6, Phillips 7, O?Kane 7, Alioski 6 (Lasogga 6), Saiz 7,
Hernandez 7, Roofe 6 (Sacko 5). Subs not used: Lonergan,
Shaughnessy, Klich, Cibicki. Booked: Jansson, Saiz.
NOTTM FOREST: Smith 7, Lichaj 6, Worrall 8, Mancienne 7,
Traore 7, Bridcutt 6, Osborn 6, Cash 6, Dowell 6, McKay 6
(Carayol 5), Brereton 6 (Walker 6). Subs not used: Fox, Clough,
Vaughan, Henderson, Bouchalakis. Booked: Lichaj, Carayol.
Trybull 52
Maddison 77
Morison 44
Att: 25,774
NORWICH: Gunn 6, Pinto 5, Hanley 6, Klose 6, Lewis 7, Tettey 6,
Trybull 7, Pritchard 7 (Zimmermann 5), Maddison 8,
Murphy 7 (Watkins 5), Oliveira 6. Subs not used: Husband,
Vrancic, Jerome, Wildschut, McGovern.
MILLWALL: Archer 6, Romeo 6, Hutchinson 7, Cooper 6, Meredith
7, Onyedinma 6 (Wallace 5), Williams 6, Saville 6 (Twardek 5),
Tunnicliffe 5, Morison 7, Gregory 5 (O?Brien 5). Subs not used:
McLaughlin, Craig, Thompson, Martin. Booked: Wallace.
Robinson 14
Hugill 40
Ayala 13, 73
Howson 65
Att: 15,101
PRESTON: Maxwell 6, Clarke 6, Huntington 6, Davies 6, Woods 6,
Johnson 7 (Gallagher 5), Pearson 6, Barkhuizen 7 (Horgan 5),
Harrop 7, Robinson 8, Hugill 8. Subs not used: Rudd,
Cunningham, Browne, Welsh, O?Connor. Booked: Johnson,
Harrop.
MIDDLESBROUGH: Randolph 6, Christie 5 (Shotton 5), Ayala 9,
Gibson 6, Friend 6, Howson 8, Leadbitter 6, Guedioura 4
(Bamford 5), Downing 7, Assombalonga 4 (Gestede 6),
Traore 5. Subs not used: Konstantopoulos, Fletcher, Johnson,
Baker. Booked: Christie, Friend, Gestede, Randolph.
Smith 62
Smyth 72
MADINE
(Bolton)
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Clarke (Sheff Utd)...............................15
Vydra (Derby) ...................................... 14
Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) .......12
Bonatini (Wolves)................................12
Grabban (Sunderland) ........................12
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
Douglas (Wolves)...................................8
Duffy (Sheffield Utd)............................8
Freeman (QPR).......................................8
McKay (Nottm Forest)..........................7
Paterson (Bristol City)..........................7
5 (Pudil 5), Fox 6, Wallace 5, Butterfield 5 (Nuhiu 6), Jones 6,
Reach 6, Rhodes 5, Joao 5. Subs not used: Matias, Baker,
Dawson, Abdi. Booked: Butterfield, Wallace.
BURTON ALBION: Bywater 6, Brayford 6, McFadzean 6, Turner 6,
Buxton 7, Flanagan 6, Miller 6 (Allen 5), Naylor 6, Murphy 6
(Scannell 4), Dyer 6 (Sbarra 4), Akins 6. Subs not used:
Warnock, Ripley, Sordell, Akpan. Booked: Flanagan.
Att: 28,311
SUNDERLAND: Ruiter 7, Browning 5, O?Shea 6, Matthews 6, Love
6, Honeyman 5, Gibson 6 (McNair 4), Oviedo 6 (Maja 5),
McManaman 5 (Asoro 5), McGeady 5, Vaughan 3. Subs not used:
Steele, Jones, Beadling, Embleton. Booked: Love.
BARNSLEY: Davies 6, Cavare 7, Pinnock 7, Lindsay 6, Fryers 6,
Williams 7, Hammill 7 (McCarthy 6), Potts 7, Gardner 6
(Moncur 6), Isgrove 7, Thiam 6 (Bradshaw 6). Subs not used:
McGeehan, Townsend, Mallan, Ugbo. Booked: Potts, Lindsay,
Davies, Bradshaw, Fryers.
Ralls 54 (pen)
Att: 13,801
QPR: Smithies 7, Baptiste 7, Onuoha 6, Robinson 7, Cousins
6, Scowen 7, Luongo 7, Freeman 7, Bidwell 7 (Lynch 6),
Smyth 8 (Oteh 6), Smith 7. Subs not used: Wszolek,
Lumley, Chair, Samuel, Sylla. Booked: Smyth, Freeman.
CARDIFF: Murphy 7, Manga 6, Bamba 6, Connolly 6, Paterson 6,
Peltier 7 (Damour 6), Ralls 7, Bennett 6, Healey 6 (Mendez-Laing
6), Hoilett 7, Zohore 6. Subs not used: Richards, Tomlin,
Pilkington, Halford, Etheridge. Booked: Connolly, Peltier.
Att: 25,506
Pinnock 47
Flanagan 37
Dyer 50
Naylor 89
SHEFF WED: Wildsmith 6, Hunt 6 (Palmer 5), Venancio 5, Loovens
!
RED ZONE . . . hero
Ayala takes plaudits
By KEN LAWRENCE
TONY PULIS inspired a gungho comeback that left almost
2,500 Boro fans wondering if
had they got him all wrong.
Supporters travelled down from
Teesside more in hope than expectation after the pain of Pulis? debut
defeat at home to Aston Villa.
By half-time there were few grounds
for optimism, with Alex Neil?s side
walking all over Boro ? and the 2-1
lead no reflection of their superiority.
What is more, Preston were on a roll,
unbeaten in nine, with four wins and
two draws in their previous six.
Yet to the surprise of just about
Preston....................................2
Middlesbrough.....................3
everybody at Deepdale, especially the
doubting Boro fans, Pulis did something
that blew their minds.
He went hell for leather, threw
caution to the wind ? and Preston were
simply blown away.
Pulis made three substitutions and
suddenly the visitors were on fire.
Jonny Howson crashed them level
before defender Daniel Ayala?s second
goal won it 17 minutes from time.
Those travelling fans seemed almost
as astonished as the home side.
Having shown he has more strings to
his bow than merely those used for
strangulation, Pulis said: ?I will do my
damndest to get this club back into the
Premier League.
?We?re in a world where everybody is
an expert.
?Where everybody is better than you
and you have to accept that and get on
with what you want to do.
?I?ve always accepted it but what I
also want is to change things at this
club ? just like I knew I had to change
things in this game.?
His side led after 14 minutes as Ayala
climbed to power home a header from
Stewart Downing?s free-kick.
It was the kind of set?piece goal Pulis
has built so much of his reputation on.
Another
part
of
his
managerial
NO DROUGHT ABOUT LEON
By JOHN CURTIS
Derby..............................1
Sheffield Utd................1
LEON CLARKE ended his mini
goal drought ? and left Rams
boss Gary Rowett admitting his
side were lucky to get a point. top-two spot after their win at
The Sheffield United star?s 15th
goal of the campaign cancelled out
Matej Vydra?s first-half penalty.
Clarke, who signed a new deal
last week, had hit nine goals in
four matches during November.
But this was the 32-year-old?s
first in five games ? and secured
a richly deserved share of the
spoils for Chris Wilder?s side.
Derby had been looking to
strengthen their grip on a
Ipswich, their fifth in six games.
But
they
can
have
no
complaints about the outcome.
Rowett said: ?We didn?t deserve
a point ? we weren?t at the races.
?I made changes in the hope it
would add energy but the players didn?t show enough quality.
?They were better than us and
should have got more out of the
game. But we have extended our
unbeaten run, without playing
well and would have lost a similar game earlier in the season.?
Blades? results have dipped in
recent weeks but boss Wilder
says his play-off chasers have
deserved a greater reward.
He said: ?When you come
to one of the best sides in the
division and play like that, you
feel immense pride.
?The penalty was a sucker
punch but we were full value for
the result. We have not been
getting the results to match our
performances.?
Clarke had the first sniff of
a chance, only to see his shot
blocked
by
Rams
skipper
Richard Keogh before Vydra
struck from the penalty spot on
23 minutes.
George Baldock tried to run
a ball out for a corner under
pressure from Johnny Russell
but ended up bringing down the
winger.
Vydra duly smashed the spotkick past Simon Moore ? his
14th league goal of 2017-18.
But United dominated after the
interval and John Fleck grazed
the outside of a post.
The
visitors
levelled
on
57 minutes as Clayton Donaldson
crossed for Clarke, the division?s
top scorer, to head home.
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FLYING AGAIN . . . Clarke savours Blades leveller
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
LATEST GOAL
Tom Naylor (Burton) ? 88m 59s
9
9
in association with
AFTER nine games without a win at
Deepdale (D3 L6), Tony Pulis picked up
his first win there since January 1998
when he was Gillingham manager.
AIMS
A
AY
Time: 19m 41s
Distance: 27.3 yards
WHO
KNEW? . . . Gary
Madine curls in the
game?s only goal
Freesy does it
for hero Gary
By ALAN NIXON
Bolton...........................1
GARY MADINE revealed his
secret free-kick skills to Hull...............................0
send Bolton out of the
home keeper Ben Alnwick did
bottom three.
The striker, 27, had never have to make several key saves.
scored a set-piece for Wanderers, but volunteered this time.
And he superbly beat keeper
Allan McGregor all ends up
from 25 yards to win the game
in the 20th minute.
Madine has now scored three
goals in four festive games.
Boss Phil Parkinson said: ?He
came to us one day and said
he wanted to take free-kicks. I
wish he?d let us know sooner.
?I didn?t realise how good he
was. He has been practising
and hitting them all sorts of
ways. I think there is a lot
more to come from him.?
Bolton saw off the toothless
Tigers, despite losing midfielders
Karl Henry and Darren Pratley
to injury in the first half.
Hull failed to take advantage in midfield, although
MATCH STATSESBRO
PRESTON
MIDDL
63%..............Possession..............37%
7/8........Shots on/off target ........4/3
5................Blocked shots ................0
7.....................Corners .....................4
12..............Fouls conceded..............9
2/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 4/0
The visitors should have been
level when Jarrod Bowen was
left on his own in the box but
he hit the post from close in.
Bolton still had the edge
though, Sammy Ameobi firing
wildly over, Marc Little having
a shot blocked and Josh Vela
lobbing on to the roof of the net.
Hull boss Nigel Adkins rang
the changes and Bowen was
blocked by Mark Beevers in a
late siege.
But his team lack punch up
front and are in danger of going
down if they do not sort it out.
Adkins said: ?I have got total
belief we will pick up victories.
?We
need
to
get
some
talented players back.
?I have got the resilience and
we have to make sure we
impose that on the players.?
NORTH END . . . defender
Ayala heads Boro?s winner
blueprint has always been producing
sides who can defend.
But you never would have guessed that
as the Whites spent the first half tearing
apart Pulis? defence.
Most alarmingly for Pulis (right)
was that his defenders were wiped
out in the air.
Just over 60 seconds after
Ayala?s opener, Callum Robinson
accepted the gift of a free header
to level for Preston.
Teessider and Boro fan
Jordan Hugill then grabbed
his tenth of the season with
a 40th-minute header that
deflected off Ayala to
put North End in front.
But
with
Patrick
Bamford and Rudy Gestede on up front
and Ryan Shotton reinforcing the
defence, Pulis? rebooted Boro turned the
game on its head.
First, Howson buried a brilliant
right-footer into the top corner
after 65 minutes.
Then Ayala forced home a
header from close range as he
dived into a ruck of players.
Pulis admitted: ?Their quick
equaliser knocked us scatty and I
was really pleased to go in only
2?1 down because our keeper
made two brilliant saves.
?I didn?t give the players a
rollicking
at
half-time
because I don?t know them
well enough to do that yet.
What I can say is they responded with
real character.
?Look, I?m not a magician or a genius
but in this league you have to show
character and desire ? and we did that
in the second half.?
Too often Boro?s high?end, highly paid
players appeared not to have enough
fire in their bellies and Pulis still has a
lot of work to do.
He added: ?We owe it to the chairman
to give it everything. And today, in the
second half, we made a start.?
North End boss Neil said: ?I don?t
even think a draw would have been a
fair result for us.
?We were up against a team that has
been assembled for about �million
and for so long we ran the game.?
WE NEEDED THAT LIFT . . . Canaries hail Maddison after his winner
Farke is Madd
about the boy
By TONY RUSHMER
JAMES MADDISON smashed in
Norwich?s clincher to cap a top
display
and
underline
his
reputation.
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N
STAYS SILENT
By IAN GORDON
EL
E CLOUGH refused to be
w on the vacancy at his
wn
c
club
Nottingham Forest.
e Burton boss held talks
them last January before
k Warburton got the job.
w,
w after Warburton?s exit
a third win in five for his
mpionship
minnows, Clough
m
himself back in the frame.
t he said: ?I?ve no thoughts
h Forest situation whatsohe
I?m going home to have a
k and enjoy the victory.?
s side shrugged off Lucas
s spot-kick miss to rout
s?
Sheffield Wed...........0
Burton.........................3
injury-hit Owls, whose display
was slammed as ?embarrassing?
by caretaker-boss Lee Bullen.
After just six minutes, Akins?
tame
penalty
was
easily
palmed away by Joe Wildsmith
after Will Miller had been
upended by Jacob Butterfield.
But on 37 minutes, Northern
Ireland left-back Tom Flanagan
got the freedom of Hillsborough
to smash home.
Jordan Rhodes should have
levelled before half-time but
his point-blank header went
straight at Stephen Bywater.
And on 50 minutes, Akins
sent Lloyd Dyer racing through
a huge gap to calmly slot No 2.
With many Owls fans having
already left, unmarked Tom
Naylor sealed it at the back
post a minute from time.
Furious Bullen said: ?I?ve
told the players a performance
like that was embarrassing and
not acceptable for this club.
?The first goal was a nightmare. You wouldn?t see it in a
playground. The sooner the club
appoint a new coach the better.?
NAYLED ON . . . Tom Naylor hails No 3
Maddison?s ascent has been
the one major positive in a difficult season for the Canaries.
And the ex-Coventry ace
came to their rescue after they
had fallen behind to Steve
Morison?s first-half blast.
Maddison, 21, set up Norwich?s
52nd-minute equaliser with a
fizzing free-kick that German
Tom Trybull headed in for his
first goal in England.
Then, with 13 minutes left, he
notched his seventh goal of the
term after great link-up play
with Alex Pritchard.
Boss
Daniel
Farke
said:
?James was brilliant. He is a
key player with his ability and
also with his attitude.
?Although he?s young, he?s
really a leader in his behaviour
and his performances.?
Both Maddison and Pritchard
Norwich......................2
Millwall.........................1
are sure to feature on the
window wishlists of several
top-flight clubs this month.
But Farke added: ?I?m not
concerned, especially because
the board made it clear a few
weeks ago there?s no financial
pressure to sell any player.
?I?m happy that I?m able to
work with players like James
and Alex.?
Opposite number Neil Harris
could not contain his fury at
Millwall?s second-half shocker.
The Lions looked in control
after weathering the hosts?
initial pressure and then going
ahead on 44 minutes through
ex-Canary Morison?s 30-yarder.
Harris said: ?I?m fuming with
my players. The second-half
performance was a disgrace.
?The first goal was abysmal
by us. To concede a free
header from a free-kick in that
position is not acceptable.?
10 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS Championship
5
ASTON VILLA?S last New Year?s Day
match outside the top flight
came in 1988, a 5-0 home win
over Hull under Graham Taylor.
MATCH STATS
ASTON VILLA
PINNOCK . . . winner
BRISTOL CITY
50%..............Possession..............50%
6/3........Shots on/off target ........1/3
4................Blocked shots ................1
5.....................Corners.....................3
13 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 11
0/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........1/0
BRAZIL . . . pleased
Pinnock
makes
Cookie
crumble
Brazil is
not nuts
enough
for job
Sunderland......0
Barnsley..............1
Leeds..................0
Nottm Forest....0
By COLIN YOUNG
By MICHAEL MORGAN
SUNDERLAND could hit
rock bottom by the end
of today.
And unless boss Chris
Coleman can strengthen
his squad quickly, they
could stay there until the
end of the season.
This damaging defeat
against
Barnsley
?
thanks to Ethan Pinnock?s
47th-minute header ?
ruined a fine weekend win
at Nottingham Forest.
If Birmingham win at
Reading tonight, the
Black Cats will be
propping up the
Championship.
Injuries
have
caught up with Sunderland,
who
lost
Darron Gibson before
half-time. Cookie was
without TEN senior players yesterday and forced
to turn to youth again.
He said: ?It is a tough
one to swallow but Barnsley deserved it from the
first minute.
?We
looked
nervous
again at home and it is
disappointing after the
weekend. We got zero and
deserved zero.
?Even worse, it now
looks like Darron is out
for a while. He said his
groin popped and that
does not sound good.
?We have to fatten the
squad in numbers and add
quality. But we cannot
spend money unless we
sell players so it will be
loans we?re looking at.?
It was a satisfying
return for Barnsley chief
Paul Heckingbottom, a
former Sunderland junior,
who turned down the
Mackem hotseat before
Coleman took over.
His side edged four
points clear of Sunderland
with their first win since
November 4 thanks to
Pinnock?s simple header
from Zeki Fryers? corner.
Heckingbottom
said:
?We were dominant but
had to rely on a set-piece
to win the game. We had
chances to bury the game.
?It was nice to catch up
with a few familiar faces
but once the game starts,
you are in the zone.?
Barnsley
were
good
value for their first win in
11 games and under their
new owners.
Black Cats keeper Robbin
Ruiter made a good save at
Brad Potts? feet and
substitute Tom Bradshaw
squirmed an effort wide.
GARY BRAZIL has ruled
himself out of the running
to become Forest boss.
But he insists whoever
replaces the sacked Mark
Warburton will be inheriting a squad far better
than their current lowly
league position suggests.
Academy chief Brazil
has been put in caretaker
charge after Warburton?s
axeing and he presided
over a Forest performance
that was full of character
and determination.
Brazil declared: ?You
have just seen how much
ability there is in this
team, along with their
commitment to the club.
?They are all so keen to
do well. There is a good
foundation for the new
manager to come in and
work with.
?But that won?t be me
? I?m not throwing my
hat into the ring.?
Former
Middlesbrough
chief Aitor Karanka is
favourite to become the
East
Midlands
outfit?s
TENTH manager in six
years.
Forest sit 14th in the
Championship and went
into this game seeking
only a second clean sheet
in 20 away matches.
And they should have
conceded after 14 minutes. The ball fell to
Kemar Roofe inside the
six-yard box but Leeds?
ten-goal
top
scorer
hooked his effort high
over the bar.
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips
fired
a
vicious
25-yard drive inches over
as Leeds pressed.
Then on 55 minutes
Eunan O?Kane teed up
Roofe and the striker?s
16-yard strike rebounded
to safety off the bar.
At the other end, Ben
Osborn?s fierce drive from
range forced home keeper
Felix Wiedwald into an
acrobatic tip-over on 66
minutes.
The draw meant Leeds
slipped down to sixth.
Boss Thomas Christiansen said: ?It was disappointing not to win, we did
enough to take three
points. But the performance was very good.
?Forest didn?t create
anything, but they were
very strong in defence and
they showed a positive
response to losing their
manager.?
ROB A JOB . . . Villa star
Robert Snodgrass wheels
away after making it 2-0
SNOD?S GIFT
Rob double ends claims of crisis
By PETER LANSLEY
Aston Villa...............................5
CRISIS? What crisis? Aston Villa
chalked up their biggest win in Bristol City...............................0
almost five years ? with Robert
Snodgrass again providing the the pain of that blow as Villa grabbed
their biggest win since beating Sundergoal-den touch.
land 6-1 in the Premier League in 2013.
This second victory in just over 48
hours puts Villa within five points of the
Championship?s automatic promotion spots.
And boss Steve Bruce hopes it will
reassure fans who have been talking of a
crisis at Villa after going five games
without a win before the weekend.
He said: ?I hope I can put that to bed
now. We?ve put in two excellent performances in adversity, with injuries to a
few and illness to a few.
?Only three games ago, some were
saying, ?Off with my head? but that?s
football. Now we need a bit of luck with
injuries. And if we get that, we?ve given
ourselves a chance of promotion.?
Villa are now only three points behind
Bristol City who themselves lost for the
second time in the same period.
Snodgrass scored twice yesterday and
also claimed Villa?s winner at Middlesbrough on Saturday ? just before City
had lost their top-two tussle with Wolves.
The Robins were clearly still feeling
Scott Hogan, Birkir Bjarnason and
Conor Hourihane were also on target.
Even with half a dozen players injured
or ill, Villa looked far fresher than City.
With Frankie Fielding banned after
the red card that led to Wolves? equaliser on Saturday evening, Luke Steele
deputised between the City posts but
was soon picking the ball out the net.
Hogan had not scored a league goal
all season but finally hit the jackpot.
First he got on the end of Albert
Adomah?s excellent left-wing cross to
glance home a fine 23rd-minute header.
Then the same duo combined in the
build-up to the second goal 11 minutes
before the interval.
James
Chester?s
backheel
enabled
Adomah to cross from the left again. In
almost identical fashion to his goal,
Hogan headed on towards the back post.
This time Steele parried, but only as
far as Snodgrass, who scooped the ball
over the line. Villa could have put the
game to bed before the interval, with
Jack Grealish shooting left-footed against
the foot of a post from 20 yards.
To City?s credit, they went for broke
after the break. Boss Lee Johnson introduced Matty Taylor up front and threw
centre-half Aden Flint up alongside him
in a 3-1-4-2 formation.
This adventurous policy almost paid
off within four minutes. But when the
cross came in from the right, Taylor got
in the way of Flint?s header from pointblank range as a goal looked certain.
But City were caught on the counter
attack by Villa in the 60th minute.
Grealish carried the ball half the
length of the field before slipping it out
to Snodgrass, who took one touch to
come inside and compose himself before
slotting in the decisive goal.
Bruce brought on sub Bjarnason in
the 70th minute and he made it 4-0 two
minutes later, slotting home after being
sent clear by Alan Hutton.
And Hourihane crashed in a fifth from
a deflected cross by sub Rushian Hepburn-Murphy five minutes from time.
Boss Johnson said: ?It was interesting
to hear the Villa fans mocking us, Bruce
flicking the ball all over the gaffe ?
we?re still three points above them.
?Let?s see where we are at the end.
We?ve got to use that as ammunition.?
1GG
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
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CARDIFF have lost their last four
league games in a row after
losing only one of their previous
ten games in the Championship.
Alas Smyth
and moans LET?S KEEP CALM
COMEBACK KINGS . . .
Douglas celebrates his vital
equaliser at Ashton Gate
PAUL STARS, NEIL FUMES
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MATCH STATCAR
DIFF
BUNDLE . . . Rangers
players mob hero Smyth
QPR
.............46%
54%..............Possession. et ........4/5
5/4........ Shots on/off targ ................4
3................Blocked shots ............. 5
4.....................Corners.................... 11
10 ............ Fouls concededs ..........2/0
2/0 ..........Yellow/red card
AND BARRY ON
By BRENDAN McLOUGHLIN
BARRY DOUGLAS says there is NO
chance of Wolves taking their foot
off the gas in their quest to go up.
The leaders again demonstrated their
title credentials after coming from
behind with ten men to beat promotion
rivals Bristol City on Saturday.
They are unbeaten in their last
ELEVEN games heading into tonight?s
home clash against Brentford.
Left-back Douglas, 28, said: ?We?re
really not getting excited because that?s
when we?ll start to be complacent.
?It?s one game at a time, that?s the
way it?s going to go right until the end.
?We won?t get carried away and the
staff won?t let us. I think that?s why
we?re doing so well because it?s important to be grounded.?
Douglas branded the win at Ashton
Gate ?a big statement? because skipper
Danny Batth was sent off early on.
He said: ?It?s the belief and the
winning mentality we?ve got. It was a
really big statement because it showed
we can mix it, deal with it and then
get our foot in the game.
?It?s nice to make more of a gap but
it?s just another game and another
Fulham v Ipswich
By JOHN DILLON
QPR..............................2
PAUL SMYTH scored a
dream debut winner for Cardiff..........................1
Rangers to complete a
dismal holiday whitewash ett's 80th-minute effort was
ruled out. He said: ?I?ve never
for tumbling Cardiff.
known it be so poor with
But City boss Neil Warnock
was furious after Junior Hoilett?s late strike was ruled out
for offside ? and launched a
stinging attack on referee Tim
Robinson and his officials.
Striker Smyth (below), 20, was
called up by Ian Holloway after
the QPR boss complained about
his team?s lack of firepower in
Friday?s loss at Millwall.
And he delivered the goods
with a superb solo breakaway
goal in the 72nd minute as the
hosts staged a stirring comeback
after
falling
behind to Joe Ralls?
54th-minute penalty.
Cardiff have lost
all four festive games
and
slipped
from
second to fourth ?
with
Warnock
(right)
left
fuming
after
Hoil-
officials as it as the moment.
They are not good enough.
?For the past couple of years
in the Premier League and the
Championship it has been very
poor. The ball was clearly
played into Hoilett?s path by
Rangers? Josh Scowen so it
can?t be offside. The ref thinks
it was deflected.
?He asked the assistant who
played the ball. But I don?t
think he knew.
?It?s hard enough to score
goals without having officials
chalk them off wrongly.
?We?ve had three or four
crucial decisions go against
us lately. It?s scandalous.?
Holloway
said
his
decision to start Smyth
was ?one of the biggest risks I have
ever taken?.
The
youngster
had played in
the Champi-
ons League for Linfield against
Celtic this season but not made
an appearance since his late
summer move to the capital.
Holloway said: ?Someone new
deserved a chance to have a go
and Paul was a breath of fresh
air. We haven't been creating
chances whoever has played.
?So this was a manager's
decision to give someone a
chance.
?He handled it brilliantly,
caused them problems and I?m
delighted for him.
?There
was
energy
and
bravery about the way he took
the goal.?
Cardiff led when Ralls drove
home from the spot on 54
minutes after Jake Bidwell
bundled over Callum Paterson.
Matt Smith ? who hit a post
in the first half ? headed
Rangers level in the 62nd
minute from Jack Robinson's long throw-in.
Smyth then latched
on to Smith?s header
and surged down the
right before jinking
into the box and
scoring the winner
with
a
smart,
chipped shot.
Wolves v
Brentford
7.45pm, live on talkSPORT
three points. We?re focused on the next
game. We?ll try to keep getting wins
and doing our job.?
Nuno Espirito Santo?s side have only
lost once at home in the Championship
this season ? and that was back on
August 19 against Cardiff.
But that has not stopped Bees midfielder Ryan Woods warning the leaders: We can go to your place to win.
In-form Brentford have lost just
twice in their last 17 matches.
Woods, 24, said: ?Of course it?s going
to be tough at Molineux. Wolves have
been playing brilliantly this season.
They have done it week in, week out.
?But we are going there full of confidence after winning three big games in
a row over Christmas. Why can?t we go
there and win again?
?Wolves have spent an absolute fortune for this league. But the way we?re
playing is getting us results ? hopefully
that can carry on against Wolves and
get us another big scalp.?
Reading v Birmingham
7.45pm
8pm
SLAVISA
JOKANOVIC
wants
backing from the Fulham board to
kick-start their promotion push.
The Cottagers are on the rise
following just two defeats from
the last nine games.
Their resurgence has left Jokanovic dreaming of a repeat of last
season?s march to the play-offs.
Now the Serbian will lean on
owner Shahid Khan.
Fulham host Ipswich tonight
and Jokanovic said: ?I need three
players in three positions.
?That will make a big difference. But if we can continue
playing like we are then everything can happen. We have gradually been playing better and are
now finding the results.?
Fulham are chasing a new
defender, left-back and a striker.
But they want to keep teenage
wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon, who
is wanted in the Premier League.
JAAP STAM has warned Reading
fans that a repeat run to the playoffs is an unrealistic target.
The Royals missed out on promotion last season only on penalties
to Huddersfield at Wembley.
But Reading entertain bottom
club Birmingham today, only eight
points above them after just two
wins in the last ten games.
Stam, 45, said: ?Top six is
unrealistic. You cannot say that if
you do well one season you need
to be up there the next.
?We haven?t got that one player
who can make the difference.?
Birmingham have just nine wins
in FIFTY games since sacking Gary
Rowett, now at high-flying Derby.
Defender Marc Roberts said: ?It
hurts us just as much as the fans.
?But we?ve got to stick together.
We will get out of this.?
GLEN BEVIS? POOLS PREDICTIONS
(Games playing Saturday & Sunday)
EMIRATES FA CUP
Third Round
1 Aston Villa v Peterborough ............. 1
2 Birmingham v Burton Albion...........1
3 Bolton v Huddersfield .....................2
4 Bournemouth v Wigan.....................1
5 Brentford v Notts County................1
6 Cardiff v Mansfield .........................1
7 Carlisle v Sheff Wed........................2
8 Coventry v Stoke ............................. 2
9 Blackburn v Hull..............................X
10 Doncaster v Rochdale .................... 1
11 Exeter v West Brom .......................2
12 Fulham v Southampton ................. 2
13 Ipswich v Sheff Utd.......................X
14 Man City v Burnley........................1
15 Man Utd v Derby ...................... VOID
(Rearranged, playing Friday 8pm)
16 Middlesbrough v Sunderland ......... X
17 Millwall v Barnsley........................1
18 Newcastle v Luton.........................1
19 Newport County v Leeds................2
20 Norwich v Chelsea.........................2
21 Nottm Forest v Arsenal ................. 2
22 QPR v MK Dons..............................1
23 Shrewsbury v West Ham ................2
24 Stevenage v Reading ..................... 2
25 Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon.........1
26 Watford v Bristol City ................... 1
27 Wolves v Swansea..........................X
28 Wycombe v Preston ....................... 2
29 Yeovil v Bradford City....................2
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
30 Charlton v Oldham ........................ X
31 Oxford Utd v Blackpool..................X
32 Plymouth v Bury............................1
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
33 Accrington v Chesterfield..............1
34 Colchester v Cheltenham ...............1
VANARAMA
NATIONAL LEAGUE
35 Barrow v Tranmere........................2
36 Bromley v AFC Fylde ...................... X
37 Dag & Red v Hartlepool.................1
38 Dover v Aldershot..........................X
39 Eastleigh v Guiseley.......................X
40 Ebbsfleet Utd v Chester.................1
41 Gateshead v Sutton Utd ................ X
42 Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood ..... 1
43 Macclesfield v Solihull Moors........1
44 Maidenhead v FC Halifax...............1
45 Wrexham v Torquay .......................1
LADBROKES
CHAMPIONSHIP
46 Brechin v Morton .......................... 2
47 Dumbarton v Dunfermline.............X
48 Falkirk v Dundee Utd.....................2
49 Livingston v Queen of South.........1
12 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS League One
WHALLEY . . . winner
Wonder
Whalley
Shrewsbury.......1
Oldham..............0
SHAUN WHALLEY?S ninth
goal of the season sealed
another Shrewsbury success
as they continue to fly
high in second spot.
The winger followed up
to put away the rebound
after
Oldham
keeper
Johny Placide was unable
to hold Arthur Gnahoua?s
16th-minute shot.
Boss Paul Hurst said:
?It?s amazing how many
times you will get your
rewards if you follow
things in, particularly at
that back-post area.
?It?s always difficult to
play two games in quick
succession and it was a
massive effort.?
Jack Byrne went closest
for the Latics when his
low drive was well kept
out by Dean Henderson.
Boss Richie Wellens said:
?They?re the fittest team in
the league by a mile.
?But we were pushing
for the equaliser and
there was only one team
looking like they?d score.?
AFC Wim?don..2
Southend..........0
SOUTHEND manager Phil
Brown admits he fears for
his job.
The Shrimpers sunk to a
fifth defeat in six league
games after Liam Trotter
and Tom Soares scored
for the Dons.
Brown, 58, gave his
players a rollicking in the
dressing room and said:
?They didn?t like it but, at
the end of the day, it
doesn?t matter.
?This is people?s livelihoods. It?s about me and
my backroom staff keeping their jobs.?
Dons boss Neal Ardley
said: ?It?s a great start to
the year for us, I?m
delighted with that win.?
Peterborough...1
Doncaster..........1
DARREN FERGUSON hailed
his Doncaster side after
an unbeaten festive period.
Ben Whiteman slotted in
a 94th-minute equaliser to
earn a draw for Rovers.
Fergie said: ?We?ve had
a really good Christmas
with ten points out of 12
from some tough games.?
Danny Lloyd put Ferguson?s old side Peterborough ahead when he sidefooted in after 14 minutes.
Posh manager Grant
McCann said: ?We are
gutted to concede so late
in the game.
?But if I am honest, I
didn?t think we did enough
to warrant the three
points.?
FASTEST GOAL
Nick Powell (Wigan) ? 4m 57s
New
Year?s
Eaves
Charlton..............................1
Gillingham........................2
By ROB MATTHEWS
TOM EAVES? controversial goal
and a resolute defence earned
Gillingham maximum points.
EAVES HO HO HO . . .
Tom Eaves looks delighted
to score Gills? second goal
An 11th-minute goal from Josh
Parker and Eaves? effort, which looked
offside, moved the Gills to 15th.
Charlton sub Joe Aribo halved the
deficit with seven minutes left but
the in-form visitors hung on.
Gillingham boss Steve Lovell said:
?The whole team gave everything ?
they were out on their feet at
full-time. At times, I had my heart
in my mouth.?
Addicks
chief
Karl
Robinson,
whose team are now winless in four
home matches, admitted The Valley
faithful were right to boo his team.
He said: ?We started slowly. Tom
Eaves made us look very weak and
we didn?t take our chances.
?We deserved to get booed in the
first half. We got stuck into them at
half-time but they shouldn?t need the
staff and I to give them that boost.
?Their second goal was offside but
we missed five clear opportunities in
the second half.?
Miller time
WARNE?S BOYS SO CLOSE AT END
By CHRIS HUGHES
Rotherham.............................1
ROTHERHAM boss Paul Warne said
Blackburn...............................1
it would have been like Escape To
Victory had his side managed to
own way all the time so character in the
nick a win.
The Millers looked set for defeat as
Bradley Dack fired Rovers in front
midway through the second half.
But hotshot David Ball scored his sixth
goal in eight games to pull the hosts level.
Rotherham then threw everything at
their visitors for the five minutes of time
added on and almost found a winner ?
something Warne claimed would have
been like a storyline from the classic film.
He said: ?As soon as the substitutes
went on the pitch, the lads had a real go
at the game.
?If we had lost that 1-0 I would still
have been really proud to be the manager.
?To get the equaliser, I thought was just
rewards for their efforts.
?I thought we might have nicked a
winner at the end and that would have
been Escape To Victory stuff.
?Against the most in-form team in the
league to get a 1-1, that makes me really
pleased.
?You are not going to get it all your
dressing room will help you get an extra
ten points a season. They have done really
well.?
Ball?s run of scoring form has
fired the Millers to a six-game
unbeaten run, but that is nothing compared to Blackburn's,
which now stands at 18 in
all competitions and 14 in
League One.
This looked like being
another win when Dack
raced clear in the 66th
minute and slotted past
Marek Rodak, who had kept
Rotherham in the game during the first half with an
astonishing triple save.
Rotherham fought hard, though,
and claimed a point when Ball (above)
poked home at the far post from a corner.
It might have been all three but Jonson
Clarke-Harris could not get his shot away
when through on goal. Blackburn boss
Tony Mowbray, who saw his side lose
ground on the top two, said: ?I thought
we deserved to win.
?I thought we had the chances, it was
really frustrating not to be in front at
half-time but credit to them, they do what
they do, they put it in the box, they ask
questions at set-plays.
?We have got to take it on the chin, we
dropped points but never mind, we
move on to the next one.
?It?s not a place to come and
score loads of goals. It?s a
place to be competitive and
we were.
?Other than a set-play, I
couldn?t see us losing a
goal.
?The team are disappointed, we sat too deep at
the end. They kept going and
got a point and we have to
move on to the next one.
?We have gone a long time
without losing a football match but
ultimately draws aren?t what you need.
?We?ll just keep going, but there?s 20
games to go and if we?re going to be good
enough to get there we will, if we?re not
we won?t.?
THOMAS . . . opener
Gino on
a beano
Oxford Utd........3
MK Dons............1
By BOB HAYES
GINO VAN KESSEL showed
the way as Oxford erased
memories of their 7-0 preChristmas home walloping
by Wigan.
The Curacao international was making his first
home start for three
months after suffering
hamstring problems.
And Van Kessel created
the
opener
for
Wes
Thomas and fired the second just before half-time.
Alex Gilbey had levelled
for the Dons but Jon
Obika made it 3-1 on 58
minutes to leave MK two
places off the drop zone.
Oxford had full-back
Ricardinho sent off for a
late lunge on Conor
McGrandles.
But boss Pep Clotet
said: ?The team played
with a lot of joy and that
was contagious.?
Dons boss Robbie Neilson said: ?We gave them
three silly goals.?
Plymouth............1
Walsall................0
RYAN TAYLOR gave the
Pilgrims a perfect start to
2018 ? then admitted:
?We?ve come a long way.?
Striker Taylor?s stunning
67th-minute effort moved
Plymouth up four places to
16th in the table.
And he said: ?Four wins
and two draws from the
last six is a great return.
?We have come a long
way since hitting rock
bottom and are looking
upwards now.?
Walsall are five without
a win and boss Jon Whitney
said: ?We were punished
for not taking our chances.
?I?d
like
to
bring
a couple of players in and
the sooner the better.?
Scunthorpe.......1
Bury.....................0
CHARLIE GOODE?S late
goal left a sour taste in
the mouth of former Iron
assistant Chris Lucketti.
Defender Goode struck
four minutes from time
following
a
goalmouth
scramble after a free-kick
was not cleared.
Bury
chief
Lucketti
moaned: ?It was two yards
offside before our keeper
had to make a save.
?I can?t believe the
linesman on our side of
the field hasn?t given it.?
Scunthorpe boss Graham
Alexander said: ?We had
to believe it might take 93
or 94 minutes to win 1-0
? and that was more or
less how it turned out.?
1GG
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
6
LATEST GOAL
Ben Whiteman (Doncaster) ? 92m 56s
WIGAN have won six of their last
eight league away games played
on New Year?s Day (D1 L1) ?
winning each of the last three.
LEAGUE ONE
MATCH STATS
WIGAN
BEST POWELL?S . . . striker?s
winner is hailed by teammate Reece James (right)
NORTHAMPTON
49%..............Possession..............51%
2/6........Shots on/off target ........4/3
2................Blocked shots ................2
3.....................Corners .....................5
16 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 18
2/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 1/0
Trotter 27
Att: 4,392
Soares 48
AFC WIMBLEDON: Long 6, Francomb 6, Oshilaja 6, Nightingale 6,
Kennedy 7, Abdou 8, Trotter 7, Soares 7, Kaja 6, Taylor 8
(McDonald 5), Forrester 7 (Barcham 5). Subs not used: Robinson,
McDonnell, Hartigan, Egan, Charles.
SOUTHEND: Oxley 5, Demetriou 5, Kyprianou 5, White 4, Coker 5,
Yearwood 5 (McGlashan 5), Leonard 6, Wordsworth 6, Kightly 5
(McLaughlin 5), Cox 7, Fortune 5 (Ranger 5). Subs not used: Ba,
Bishop, Bwomono, Phillips.
Sinclair 84
Hawkins 64
Sercombe 90
Att: 10,014
BRISTOL ROVERS: A Smith 6, Partington 6, Broadbent 7 (Sweeney
5), Lockyer 7, Brown 6, O Clarke 6 (Sercombe 5), Lines 6,
Sinclair 8, Bodin 6, Gaffney 6 (Harrison 5), Nichols . Subs not
used: Slocombe, Telford, Moore, Bola. Booked: Partington.
PORTSMOUTH: McGee 6, Thompson 6, M Clarke 7, Burgess 6,
Donohue 6, May 6, Close 6, Lowe 6 (Bennett 5), Pitman 6 (Main
5), Kennedy 6, Hawkins 7. Subs not used: Chaplin, Casey, Smith,
Bass, Widdrington.
LATICS IN
GOOD NICK
Powell ?n Co are heading up
By RED WILLIAMS
Northampton...................0
Wigan..................................1
NICK
POWELL
crashed
an
unstoppable early header to
power pace-setters Wigan to
defend well at times. But we?ve
their sixth win in eight.
The ex-Manchester United striker
cracked home Nathan Byrne?s superb
cross on six minutes as the Latics
stayed two points clear at the top.
But the high-fliers were pushed all
the way by the gutsy Cobblers.
Northampton battled as they tried
to bounce back from two crushing
Christmas defeats on the road.
Wigan assistant boss Leam Richardson said: ?It was tough and we?re
very happy with the win.
?Nick?s goal was the one real touch
of quality ? and that?s got us all
three points.
?Keeper Christian Walton made a
great save just before we scored and
Northampton really made us work.
?They dug in and we had to
started the new year with a win and
you can?t do better than that.
?The lads deserve this and we
have a lot of trust in our squad.?
Cobblers? teenage schemer Shaun
McWilliams stormed into the box but
his low shot was smothered by
Latics keeper Walton.
Wigan charged ahead after catching
the hosts cold with a devastatingly
fast counter-attack.
The ball was swept out to Byrne
on the wing and the right-back?s
wicked cross was nodded home by
Powell on six minutes.
Will Grigg went close before lucky
Town had an amazing double let-off
midway through the first half.
Wigan centre-back Chey Dunkley
rattled the post and Powell?s pointblank header was saved by Matt
Ingram following Lee Evans? corner.
Northampton
went
within
a
whisker of hitting back as Reece
James brilliantly hooked McWilliams?
drilled cross off the line.
Long rifled an angled 20-yard
bullet inches wide of Walton?s far
post moments after the break as the
hosts fought back.
Grigg nodded Michael Jacobs? ball
just off target at the other end.
Powell blew a clear chance to
double Wigan?s lead as he glanced
Byrne?s back-post cross wide.
Brendan Moloney blasted a rocket
over after he was teed up by Sam
Foley with Northampton continuing
to give as good as they got.
Cobblers
chief
Jimmy
Floyd
Hasselbaink said: ?It didn?t help that
we conceded a goal so early.
?But the lads did well, gave their
all and, on another day, we?d have
come away with a draw.?
13
in association with
Aribo 83
Parker 11
Att: 11,979
Eaves 32
CHARLTON: Amos 7, Konsa 6, Sarr 4, Lennon 6, Dasilva 5, Kashi
6, Forster-Caskey 6 (Aribo 7), Marshall 6, Reeves 5 (Best 7,
Ahearne-Grant 5), Holmes 6, Magennis 7. Subs not used:
Jackson, Bauer, Phillips, Dijksteel. Booked: Forster-Caskey,
Lennon, Kashi.
GILLINGHAM: Holy 8, O?Neill 8, Ehmer 8, Zakuani 8, Garmston 7
(Ogilvie 6), Byrne 8, Clare 8, Hessenthaler 7, Martin 6 (Oldaker 7),
Eaves 8, Parker 8 (Wilkinson 5). Subs not used: Nelson, Lacey,
Cundle, Nash. Booked: O?Neill, Parker, Clare.
Sowerby 21
Gilliead 56
Att: 3,089
McCartan 63
FLEETWOOD TOWN: Neal 6, Coyle 7, Eastham 7, Bolger 6, Bell 6,
Sowerby 7, Dempsey 6, Glendon 7, Hiwula 6 (Burns 6), Hunter 6
(McAleny 6), Cole 6. Subs not used: Pond, Maguire, Rodgers,
Cairns, Schwabl. Booked: Hunter, Bell, Neal.
BRADFORD: Sattelmaier 6, McMahon 7, Vincelot 7, KnightPercival 7, Hendrie 7, Gilliead 8, Dieng 7, Law 7, Taylor 7, Wyke
7, McCartan 7 (Field 5). Subs not used: Thompson, Hanson,
Raeder, Devine, Gibson, Patrick. Booked: McCartan.
Att: 5,328
Powell 5
NORTHAMPTON: Ingram 6, Moloney 6, Taylor 6, Poole 6, Smith 6,
Foley 6, S McWilliams 7 (Hoskins 6), Grimes 5, Powell 6 (Richards
6), Crooks 6 (O?Toole 6), Long 6. Subs not used: Cornell,
Buchanan, Waters, McGugan. Booked: Crooks, Grimes.
WIGAN: Walton 6, Byrne 7, Dunkley 6, Burn 6, James 6, Morsy 6,
L Evans 6, Massey 6 (Power 6), Powell 7 (Toney 6), Jacobs 6,
Grigg 6 (Perkins 6). Subs not used: Bruce, G Roberts, Hunt, Sarkic.
Booked: Jacobs.
Thomas 15
Gilbey 25
Van Kessel 45
Att: 7,628
Obika 59
OXFORD UTD: Eastwood 7, Carroll 6, Mousinho 6, Martin 6,
Ricardinho 7, Payne 7, Ledson 7, Ruffels 8, Van Kessel 8
(Napa 6), Thomas 7 (Mehmeti 6), Obika 7 (Tiendalli 6). Subs not
used: Williamson, Shearer, Henry, Mowatt. Sent Off: Ricardinho
(82). Booked: Ledson.
MK DONS: Nicholls 6, B Williams 7, Ebanks-Landell 6, Cisse 7,
Golbourne 7, Upson 5 (Thomas-Asante 6), Pawlett 6, Gilbey 8,
McGrandles 7, Muirhead 6 (Aneke 6), Agard 6 (Nombe 6). Subs
not used: Wootton, Ariyibi, Sietsma, Seager. Booked: B Williams,
Muirhead.
Lloyd 14
Whiteman 90
Att: 5,173
PETERBOROUGH: Bond 7, Penny 6, Tafazolli 7, Taylor 7, Hughes
6, Grant 8, Doughty 6 (Lopes 6), Forrester 7, Maddison 6
(Morias 5), Lloyd 6, Marriott 6. Subs not used: Shephard, Kanu,
Anderson, O?Malley, Freestone. Booked: Maddison, Penny.
DONCASTER: Lawlor 6, Butler 6, Mason 6, Wright 6, Blair 6,
Whiteman 7, Mandeville 6 (Beestin 6), Houghton 6 (Kongolo 5),
Rowe 7, Marquis 6, May 6. Subs not used: Alcock, Baudry, Marosi,
Garrett, Ben Khemis. Booked: Wright, Mason.
Taylor 68
Att: 10,432
PLYMOUTH: Matthews 7, Threlkeld 7, Edwards 7, Bradley 7,
Sawyer 7, Sarcevic 7, Fox 7, Diagouraga 7, Carey 7, Taylor 8,
Lameiras 8. Subs not used: Miller, Songo?o, Ainsworth, Jervis,
Grant, Wylde, Cooper.
WALSALL: Gillespie 6, Kinsella 6, Wilson 6, Guthrie 6, Leahy 6,
Ismail 6, Chambers 6, Edwards 5 (Jackson 6), Flanagan 5,
Oztumer 6 (Kouhyar 5), Bakayoko 6 (Agyei 6). Subs not used:
Devlin, Morris, L Roberts, K Roberts. Booked: Flanagan,
Bakayoko.
Kitching 90
Delfouneso 54
Att: 3,165
Mellor 67
ROCHDALE: Lillis 6, McGahey 5 (Thompson 5), Daniels 5, Ntlhe 6,
Done 6, Camps 6, Andrew 5 (J Williams 5), Cannon 6, Rathbone
6 (Inman 5), Kitching 5, Henderson 5. Subs not used: McNulty,
Keane, Moore, Adshead.
P W
Wigan...................25 17
Shrewsbury........25 16
D
5
6
Blackburn............25
Scunthorpe.........26
Bradford..............26
Portsmouth........26
14
14
15
13
7 4
7 5
3 8
2 11
23
22
34
30
49
49
48
41
Rotherham......... 26
Peterborough....26
Charlton..............25
Oxford Utd..........26
Doncaster........... 26
Fleetwood...........26
Blackpool............26
Bristol Rovers.....26
Gillingham...........26
Plymouth............26
Southend............26
Walsall................. 25
MK Dons...............26
Oldham................26
12 4 10 44 35
11 6 9 43 37
10 7 8 32 32
9 8 9 41 39
9 7 10 29 28
9 6 11 36 40
8 8 10 34 37
10 2 14 36 43
7 10 9 27 29
8 7 11 26 34
8 7 11 30 42
7 9 9 31 34
7 8 11 28 38
7 7 12 39 48
40
39
37
35
34
33
32
32
31
31
31
30
29
28
AFC Wimbledon..25
Northampton.....26
Rochdale............. 25
Bury......................25
L F A Pts
3 50 12 56
3 33 15 54
7 6 12
6 5 15
4 10 11
4 5 16
45
37
42
33
22
20
25
19
31
46
35
38
27
23
22
17
TEAM OF THE DAY
HOLY
(Gillingham)
THRELKELD
(Plymouth)
SADLER
(Shrewsbury)
GRANT
(Peterborough)
O?NEILL
(Gillingham)
ZAKUANI
(Gillingham)
ABDOU
(AFC Wimbledon)
SINCLAIR
(Bristol Rovers)
EAVES
(Gillingham)
TAYLOR
(Plymouth)
POWELL
(Wigan)
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Marriott (Peterborough) ................... 17
Doyle (Oldham)....................................13
Moore (Rotherham) ............................13
Pitman (Portsmouth).........................13
Dack (Blackburn).................................11
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
Maddison (Peterborough) ................. 13
Adelakun (Scunthorpe)........................9
Payne (Oxford Utd)...............................9
Carey (Plymouth)..................................8
McLaughlin (Southend) ........................ 8
BLACKPOOL: Mafoumbi 7, Mellor 6, Tilt 7, Robertson 6,
Turton 6 (Anderton 6), Cooke 6 (Philliskirk 6), Ryan 6 (Spearing
6), Longstaff 6, Solomon-Otabor 6, Delfouneso 7, Daniel 7.
Subs not used: Aimson, Allsop, Quigley, Roache. Booked: Ryan,
Mafoumbi.
Ball 89
Dack 66
Att: 9,347
ROTHERHAM: Rodak 6, Emmanuel 7, Ajayi 7, Wood 6 (Ihiekwe 6),
Mattock 6, Forde 6, Vaulks 6, Towell 7, Williams 6 (Newell 6),
Yates 6 (Clarke-Harris 7), Ball 6. Subs not used: O?Donnell,
Purrington, Cummings, Wiles. Booked: Ajayi.
BLACKBURN: Raya 6, Caddis 7 (Nyambe 6), Downing 7, Mulgrew
7, Williams 6, Smallwood 7, Evans 7, Bennett 6, Dack 8,
Conway 6 (Samuel 6), Graham 6 (Ward 5). Subs not used:
Whittingham, Leutwiler, Tomlinson, Butterworth. Booked:
Mulgrew.
Goode 86
Att: 4,270
SCUNTHORPE: Gilks 6, Goode 6, Burgess 7, Wallace 7 (Bishop 6),
Sutton 5, Ojo 6, Morris 5, Townsend 6, Holmes 8 (Adelakun
6), Van Veen 5 (Hopper 6), Novak 6. Subs not used: Madden,
Lewis, Church, Watson. Booked: Ojo, Sutton.
BURY: Fasan 6, Edwards 7, Aldred 6, O?Connell 6, Leigh 7, Jones
5 (Maguire 5), Reilly 7, Danns 7 (Dawson 6), Laurent 6, Bunn 5,
Smith 6. Subs not used: Tutte, Skarz, Dai, O?Shea, Maloney.
Booked: Reilly, Bunn.
Whalley 16
Att: 6,382
SHREWSBURY: Henderson 7, Bolton 7, Sadler 8, Nsiala 7, Beckles
7, Ogogo 7, Whalley 7, Nolan 6, B Morris 6 (Godfrey 6), Gnahoua
6 (John-Lewis 5), Payne 7 (C Morris 5). Subs not used: Riley,
MacGillivray, Adams, Rodman.
OLDHAM: Placide 7, Dummigan 7, Gerrard 7, Bryan 7, Hunt 7,
Gardner 6, Fane 6 (Green 5), Flynn 6 (Holloway 6), J Byrne 8,
Obadeyi 6 (Menig 5), Davies 6. Subs not used: Ben Wilson, Brian
Wilson, Nepomuceno, Maouche. Booked: Gardner, J Byrne.
They?ll do for Stu HILL DEFIANT Ser has answer
STUART McCALL hailed his
men for battling back to grab
a vital victory.
It was the first time they had
come from behind to win all
season as second-half goals
from Alex Gillead and Shay
McCartan
overturned
Jack
Sowerby?s 21st-minute opener.
McCall
said:
?There
were
some really big performances in
difficult conditions and it was a
great turnaround.
?That?s something we?d not
done this season, so it?s another
box ticked and a great three
points.?
Defeat saw Fleetwood slip to
12th but manager Uwe Rosler
said: ?It was a very good
Fleetwood..................1
Bradford.....................2
performance ? the best we?ve
had in a long, long time,
especially in the first half.
?Bradford put pressure on us
but had only two real shots
which brought two goals. That
was a bit harsh because the
goals were self-inflicted.
?We lost that game ? the
opposition did not win it.
?For the first we had a corner,
either the ball goes in the box
or you make a tactical foul and
take a yellow card.
?The second was a set-piece
where people lost their men.?
Rochdale............1 Blackpool...........2
KEITH HILL believes struggling Rochdale will bounce
back after defeat left them six points adrift of safety.
Second-half goals from Nathan Delfouneso and
Kelvin Mellor gave the Seasiders a welcome boost.
Mark Kitching?s 93rd-minute strike offered scant
consolation for Dale and boss Hill said: ?I?ve said to
the players we are looking for good people now.
?When you reach rock bottom, everybody wants to
kick you and you have got to bounce. I?m expecting
this good changing room to bounce.?
Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer was thrilled to see
Delfouneso on the scoresheet.
He said: ?Nathan showed composure and, while it?s
been a long time coming, he will kick on because
that had been a burden on him.?
LIAM SERCOMBE?S last-gasp Bristol Rovers...........2
strike
punished
play-off
hopefuls Pompey as Rovers Portsmouth...............1
came from behind to steal
Adam May for his third goal in
the points.
Defender Lee Brown fed Sercombe 20 yards out in the 90th
minute and the substitute scored
his ninth of the season with a
low shot that flew through a
crowded box.
Gas boss Darrell Clarke said:
?It?s not the first time we?ve
come from behind this season.
?I knew Sercs would get goals
for us when I signed him.?
Portsmouth took the lead in
the 64th minute when striker
Oliver Hawkins nodded in a
deep
cross
from
midfielder
two games.
But Rovers were looking for
their first win in five matches
to
ease
growing
relegation
concerns and Stuart Sinclair
levelled in the 84th minute.
Sub Ellis Harrison fed Billy
Bodin and his shot from the
edge of the box came back off
keeper Luke McGee?s chest to
give Sinclair a tap-in.
Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett said: ?They were difficult to
handle. After our goal it was
wave after wave from them.?
14 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS League Two
FASTEST GOAL
Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham) ? 1m 24s
LEAGUE TWO
Kee 27
(Abandoned at half-time due to
waterlogged pitch)
ACCRINGTON STANLEY: Chapman, Johnson, Richards-Everton,
Hughes, Donacien, Clark, Brown, Nolan, McConville, Kee,
Jackson. Subs not used: Leacock-McLeod, Sykes, Stryjek, Wilks,
Ogle, Hmami, Watson. Booked: Clark, Kee.
MORECAMBE: Roche, Lavelle, Muller, Old, McGowan, Kenyon,
Rose, Conlan, Lang, Oliver, Ellison. Subs not used: Thompson,
Campbell, Nizic, Wildig, Lund, Osborne, McGurk. Booked: Lang,
Conlan, Lavelle.
Akinde 20
Att: 2,038
Iandolo 17
Preston 45
BARNET: Ross 6, Brindley 5, Santos 6, Nelson 6, Blackman 6
(Tutonda 5), Fonguck 5 (Akinola 5), Vilhete 5, Coulthirst 5,
J Taylor 5, Campbell-Ryce 6, Akinde 6. Subs not used: Clough,
Watson, Nicholls, Sweeney, R McKenzie-Lyle. Booked: Nelson,
Tutonda, Campbell-Ryce.
SWINDON: Charles-Cook 6, Knoyle 6 (Purkiss 5), Robertson 7,
Lancashire 7, Preston 7, Iandolo 7, Linganzi 6 (Gordon 6),
Dunne 7, Anderson 6, Norris 7, Woolery 6 (Mullin 6). Subs not
used: Henry, McDermott, Twine, Taylor. Booked: Gordon.
CREWE: Garratt 7, Ng 6, Walker 8, Raynes 7, Bakayogo 7,
Ainley 7, Lowery 7, Grant 7, Cooper 8, Dagnall 7, Porter 7
(Bowery 5). Subs not used: Richards, Pickering, Kirk, Finney,
Reilly, Stubbs. Booked: Ng.
GRIMSBY: Killip 6, B Davies 6, Osborne 7, Clarke 7, Dixon 6,
Jaiyesimi 6 (Matt 7), Berrett 5, Summerfield 5, Dembele 6
(Hooper 5), Woolford 4, Vernon 5 (Cardwell 5). Subs not used:
Collins, M Rose, Kelly, Clifton. Booked: Woolford, Berrett.
Fitzwater 70
Att: 2,727
Bloomfield 26
Mackail-Smith 42
FOREST GREEN: B Collins 6, L Collins 5, Monthe 5, Laird 6
(Fitzwater 7), Evans 5 (Marsh-Brown 6), Stevens 5 (Bugiel
6), C Cooper 4, Osbourne 5, Wishart 5, Brown 7, Doidge 6.
Subs not used: Simpson, Iacovitti, Pickering, James. Sent Off:
C Cooper (39). Booked: Osbourne.
WYCOMBE: Brown 7, Gape 6 (Bean 6), De Havilland 7, Scarr
6, Jacobson 6, O?Nien 6, Bloomfield 7 (Tyson 6), Saunders
7, Mackail-Smith 8 (Eze 6), Akinfenwa 7, Freeman 8.
Subs not used: Southwell, Makabu-Makalamby, Williams.
Booked: Saunders, De Havilland, O?Nien.
Collins 32
Justin 43
Hylton 72
Cornick 82
Bostwick 6
Green 34
Att: 9,659
LUTON: Stech 6, Stacey 6, Mullins 6, Sheehan 4, Justin 7, O Lee
6, Rea 6, Berry 7, Shinnie 7 (Cornick 7), Collins 7, Hylton 8.
Subs not used: Cook, Ruddock, Gambin, Shea, E Lee, Famewo.
Sent Off: Sheehan (4). Booked: Berry.
LINCOLN CITY: Vickers 5, Long 6 (Knott 5), Waterfall 6, Raggett
6, Habergham 5, Anderson 4, Woodyard 5, Bostwick 7,
Whitehouse 5, Rhead 5 (Ginnelly 7), Green 7 (Dickie 5).
Subs not used: Farman, Palmer, Arnold, Stewart. Sent Off:
Anderson (36). Booked: Rhead, Whitehouse, Anderson.
Hemmings 9, 75
Bennett 31
Devitt 67 (pen)
Att: 3,632
MANSFIELD: Logan 6, Anderson 6, Pearce 8, Bennett 7, Benning
7, Potter 7 (White 6), Mellis 7 (Atkinson 6), MacDonald 7,
Hamilton 8, Hemmings 8, Angol 7 (Thomas 6). Subs not
used: Digby, Olejnik, Sterling-James, Butcher. Booked: Angol,
White.
CARLISLE: Bonham 7, Liddle 7, Hill 7, Parkes 7, T Miller 7, Devitt
7, Jones 6, Lambe 7 (O?Sullivan 6), Grainger 6 (Hope 6), Cosgrove
6, S Miller 6 (Bennett 7). Subs not used: Nabi, Ellis, Brown, Bacon.
Booked: O?Sullivan, Bennett.
Colchester...........26
Swindon..............25
Accrington..........24
Newport County 26
Cambridge Utd...26
Carlisle.................26
Grimsby...............26
Stevenage...........26
Crawley Town....26
Cheltenham........26
Port Vale............. 26
Crewe...................26
Yeovil...................26
Morecambe.........25
Chesterfield........26
11
13
12
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
7
6
5
Barnet..................26
Forest Green.......25
5
5
Amond 6
Stockley 52
Willmott 66
Att: 3,318
NEWPORT COUNTY: Day 6, White 6, Bennett 6, Demetriou 6, Pipe
5, Dolan 6 (Owen-Evans 6), Labadie 6, Willmott 9, Butler 6,
7
7
5
9
46
35
38
35
35
24
29
32
43
43
43
42
7
10
8
7
9
10
10
11
11
11
13
15
13
12
15
35
38
38
35
25
37
26
36
25
33
29
29
36
24
26
27
34
30
30
31
37
34
39
31
38
34
41
47
36
47
41
41
40
39
37
34
34
33
33
31
31
29
27
25
21
5 16 26 39
5 15 25 47
20
20
8
2
4
9
7
7
7
6
6
7
4
2
6
7
6
JUSTIN
(Luton)
PEARCE
(Mansfield)
PETT
(Stevenage)
FREEMAN
(Wycombe)
HYLTON
(Luton)
WILLMOTT
(Newport)
HEMMINGS
(Mansfield)
Att: 3,292
12 7
12 7
11 10
13 3
L F A Pts
4 62 25 54
4 44 26 50
8 28 18 44
COOPER
(Crewe)
Att: 7,402
Porter 12
Walker 34
D
6
8
5
MARK McGHEE blasted his
players ? calling Swindon?s
goals ?ludicrous?.
Ellis Iandolo scored for
Robins in the 17th minute
then Matt Preston sealed
it with the last kick of the
first half.
John Akinde had levelled
for Bees after 20 minutes.
Boss McGhee raged:
?We?ve lost two goals that
were absolutely ridiculous.
?I?ve got my ideas about
who we need in the January window to stop us losing these ludicrous goals.?
Swindon chief David Flitcroft axed Lawrence Vigouroux and James Brophy
for boozing on Saturday.
He said: ?You can?t have
that lack of respect. Not
on my watch.?
COR BLIMEY
. . . Cornick
slams home
Luton?s fourth
GARRATT
(Crewe)
COVENTRY: Burge 6, Grimmer 7, Willis 7, Davies 7, Stokes 7,
Devon Kelly-Evans 6, Bayliss 7, Doyle 6, Shipley 5 (Haynes 5),
Biamou 5 (Ponticelli 6), McNulty 7. Subs not used: O?Brien,
Hyam, Dion Kelly-Evans, Maycock, Stevenson Booked: Bayliss.
CHESTERFIELD: Eastwood 7, Weir 6, Hird 6 (Maguire 6), Wiseman
4, Binnom-Williams 6, Reed 6, McCourt 6, Rowley 6, Dimaio 5
(O?Grady 6), Kellett 7, Dennis 5 (De Girolamo 5). Subs not used:
Mitchell, German, Parkin, Ofoegbu. Sent Off: Wiseman (80).
Booked: Dennis, Wiseman.
Wycombe............26
Lincoln City.........26
Mansfield............26
Exeter..................25
GRIMMER
(Coventry)
WALKER
(Crewe)
McNulty 14
W
16
14
13
TEAM OF THE DAY
Att: 4,789
COLCHESTER: Walker 7, Eastman 7, Kent 6, Kpekawa 6, Jackson
6, Lapslie 6, Murray 6 (Comley 5), Vincent-Young 6, Drey Wright
6 (Guthrie 6), Szmodics 6, Mandron 5 (Hanlan 5). Subs not used:
Reid, Slater, Gilmartin, James.
CAMBRIDGE UTD: Forde 7, Halliday 7, Legge 7, Taft 6 (Azeez 6),
Carroll 6 (Dunk 5), Deegan 7, Taylor 6, Maris 7, J Brown 7,
Amoo 6 (Elito 6), Ikpeazu 7. Subs not used: Mitov, Osadebe,
O?Neil, Davies. Booked: Carroll.
P
Luton....................26
Notts County......26
Coventry.............26
Barnet..................1
Swindon.............2
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Hylton (Luton) .....................................15
Grant (Notts County)..........................13
Kee (Accrington).................................13
Akinfenwa (Wycombe) ...................... 12
Dennis (Chesterfield) ......................... 12
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
Cooper (Crewe)......................................9
Taylor (Swindon)...................................7
Drey Wright (Colchester).....................7
Akinfenwa (Wycombe).........................6
Campbell-Ryce (Barnet)........................6
Amond 7, Nouble 7 (McCoulsky 6). Subs not used: Reynolds,
Tozer, Foulston, Touray, Bittner. Booked: Pipe, Dolan.
EXETER: Pym 6, Sweeney 6, Seaborne 5 (Reid 6), ArchibaldHenville 6, Woodman 5, Taylor 6, Tillson 6, James 5 (Holmes 6),
Moxey 6, Stockley 7 (McAlinden 6), Harley 6. Subs not used:
Hamon, Wilson, Edwards, Boateng. Booked: James, Tillson.
Hatters in
full swing
Stead 86 (pen)
Att: 7,241
NOTTS COUNTY: Fitzsimons 6, Tootle 6, Duffy 6, Brisley 6, Jones
7, Alessandra 7, Yates 6, Hewitt 7, Grant 7, Stead 8 (Smith 4),
Forte 5 (Saunders 5). Subs not used: Dickinson, Hawkridge,
Pindroch, Hunt, Walker. Booked: Duffy, Hewitt.
PORT VALE: Boot 5, Davis 5, Smith 5, Anderson 5 (Gibbons 5),
Pugh 5, Harness 4, Tonge 5, Kay 5, Whitfield 6 (Worrall 5),
Montano 4 (Barnett 5), Pope 6. Subs not used: Lainton, Denton,
Forrester, Turner. Booked: Pope, Davis.
Godden 23
Eisa 2
Pett 35, 88
Att: 1,989
Newton 69
STEVENAGE: Fryer 6, Henry 6, Franks 6, King 6, Martin 6,
Pett 9, J Smith 6, McKee 6 (Gorman 5), Kennedy 5, Newton 7
(Samuel 5), Godden 7 (Gray 5). Subs not used: Wilkinson,
Whelpdale, Day, Wilmot. Booked: Henry.
CHELTENHAM: Flinders 6, Moore 6, Grimes 6, Boyle 6 (Bower 5),
Winchester 6, Dawson 5, Atangana 7, Storer 6 (Lloyd 5), Morrell
6, Eisa 7, Graham 5 (Wright 6). Subs not used: Lovett, Hinds.
Surridge 19
Randall 44
Att: 2,635
Verheijdt 90
YEOVIL: Krysiak 7, James 7, Sowunmi 5, N Smith 7, Dickson 7,
Gray 7, Worthington 7, C Smith 4, Khan 5 (Mugabi 6),
Surridge 8 (Zoko 2), Olomola 7 (Green 5). Subs not
used: Davies, Maddison, Nelson, Santos. Sent Off: C Smith
(37), Sowunmi (45). Booked: C Smith, Zoko.
CRAWLEY TOWN: Morris 7, Lelan 5 (Meite 6), Yorwerth 6
(Verheijdt 5), Connolly 7, Evina 6 (Sanoh (5), Smith 7, Randall 7,
Young 6, Bulman 7, Boldewijn 6, Roberts 7. Subs not used:
Doherty, McNerney, Mersin, Clifford. Booked: Roberts, Morris,
Young, Yorwerth, Randall.
JONES BOYS A SIXTIES HIT
By GARETH DAVIES
LUTON have hit the
swinging sixties ? and
they remain a smashhit No 1 after this with a display that delighted
manager Nathan Jones. He
dramatic victory.
The Hatters are now on
62 league goals for the season despite having skipper
Alan Sheehan sent off after
just four minutes for an
elbow on Matt Rhead.
Michael Bostwick gave
Lincoln the lead within
seconds from the free-kick
and it looked like a long
afternoon for the leaders.
But on 36 minutes the
Imps? Harry Anderson was
next to see red from ref
Nicholas Kinseley.
Luton were 2-1 down at
that stage but they went on
to win a breathtaking battle
WE?LL KANE ?EM
STEVE EVANS says his soaring
Stags have got their promotion
rivals running scared.
Mansfield leapt into the playoff places thanks to a Kane
Hemmings double.
Boss Evans said: ?You wouldn?t
want to play against Mansfield at
the minute as we are a decent
side that, no doubt, is improving.
?We have got ourselves a point
away from the automatics and
not far away from second.
?Luton should get promoted but
the other two automatic places
are there to fight for.?
Hemmings pounced on Danny
Grainger?s short backpass after
nine minutes to coolly net from a
said: ?I?m going home to
watch that again with the
dog and a glass of wine.?
Luton equalised in the
32nd minute when Danny
Hylton shrugged off rough
treatment by two Lincoln
defenders
and
passed
across the box for James
Collins to fire home.
Two minutes later, the
Imps regained the lead.
Sean Long?s lengthy pass
was helped across the box
by Sean Raggett and Rhead
before striker Matt Green
stretched to score.
Anderson went on his
way for a second yellow
after felling Andrew Shinnie, then Luton levelled
again with James Justin?s
goal of the match.
Justin, 19, pounced on a
poor clearance to crack in
a spectacular 25-yarder.
Lincoln nearly stole it 20
minutes from time when
Green hit the post.
But from the next attack,
Luton led for the first time
as Hylton headed home.
Sub
Harry
Cornick
lashed in the final goal
with a shot from wide.
Jones added: ?We showed
what a quality side we are.
The second half was a
wonderful show from us.?
Imps boss Danny Cowley
said: ?Harry?s dismissal was
never a sending-off. The
ref got caught up in the
emotions of the match.?
CHRIS PORTER and Brad
Walker returned to the
Crewe side and scored the
goals that sank Grimsby.
The Railwaymen?s second
win in three games took
them nine points clear of
the drop zone.
Porter turned in Zoumana Bakayogo?s cross
for a 12th-minute opener.
Walker doubled the lead
with a stunning volley.
Crewe boss Dave Artell
said: ?We were terrific. It
was a great strike from
Brad. He?s had to be
patient to get in the side.?
Grimsby are now without
a win in five matches.
But boss Russell Slade
said: ?There were two key
decisions in the goals
which have cost us.?
Stevenage.........4
Cheltenham......1
UPSTARTS Matt Godden
and Danny Newton made
it 24 goals between them
this season and extended
Stevenage?s
unbeaten
home run to eight games.
Godden took his tally to
34 since leaving Ebbsfleet
and Newton to 11 since a
summer switch from fellow
non-leaguers Tamworth.
Tom Pett netted two as
Boro
hit
back
after
Mohamed Eisa?s 85-second
opener for Cheltenham.
Stevenage boss Darren
Sarll said: ?I?ve always
said our lads respond and
they?ve done terrifically.?
Robins boss Gary Johnson said: ?It was a good
start, then we just got
progressively worse.?
ROBINS FIT CLUB
Mansfield......................3
Carlisle...........................1
tight angle. Rhys Bennett made it
2-0 on 31 minutes as he turned
in from close range after Lee
Angol?s shot was saved.
Jamie Devitt pulled one back
from the penalty spot following
keeper Conrad Logan?s disputed
foul on Richie Bennett.
Sam Cosgrove and Bennett
both hit the home woodwork
before Hemmings? 75th-minute
clincher from Alfie Potter?s cross.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle said:
?It?s nothing personal but we
need to change the personnel.?
Luton.......................4
Lincoln...................2
Crewe.................2
Grimsby.............0
HEMMINGS . . . double
MARK ROBINS praised Coventry?s
energy levels after they won their
second game inside three days.
Marc McNulty hit a 14th-minute
winner as the Sky Blues beat lowly
Chesterfield to climb into the
automatic promotion places.
Boss Robins said: ?It?s tough
physically but they played really
well and got the three points.
?The heavy fixture list is the
same for everyone and it is difficult to get the energy levels back.
?Fatigue levels were there for
both teams and mistakes were
made but you just have to get on
with it.?
Spireites chief Jack Lester will
Coventry........................1
Chesterfield.................0
bring in fresh blood as his side
seek to pull clear of relegation.
He said: ?We are going to be
altering things in January and get
some players in to compete.
?It is just about getting the
winning mentality into the club.?
McNulty bagged the only goal
when he curled a beauty past
keeper Jake Eastwood.
Chesterfield had defender Scott
Wiseman sent off for a second
yellow card with ten minutes left.
McNULTY . . . on target
1GG
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
15
in association with
30
LATEST GOAL
Thomas Verheydt (Crawley) ? 97m 50s
NEWPORT played their first Football
League game on New Year?s Day for 30
years, since they drew 1-1 in 1988 v
Exeter, the team they beat yesterday.
TAKE A BREAK . . . referee
Huxtable leads the players off
NON-LEAGUE
Hancox half-hour
WILLMOTT . . . rocket
Robbie
dazzler
DRONE GOAL
HARRY KEWELL was left
stunned as a drone stopped
play before his side snatched
a last-gasp winner.
The Crawley boss was tearing
his hair out with NINE-MAN
Yeovil holding the Red Devils
at 1-1 with ten minutes left.
Then
ref
Brett
Huxtable
shocked everyone by taking the
players off because of a drone
hovering above the pitch. After
Yeovil............................1
Crawley......................2
a ten-minute delay, the play
resumed and Thomas Verheydt
finally headed the winner EIGHT
MINUTES into added time.
Kewell said: ?I?ve never seen
anything like that ? the delay
helped us. People say it?s easy
to play against nine men but
it?s not.?
Sam Surridge put Yeovil
ahead on 19 minutes before
Connor Smith was sent packing for a second booking.
Mark Randall hit a 44thminute
leveller
and
Omar
Sowunmi saw red for a foul
on Jordan Roberts just before
the break. Yeovil boss Darren
Way said: ?I can?t use the
drone as an excuse.?
Steady on
KEV MOAN AFTER JON WINNER
By NOEL RICHARD
Notts County..............1
KEVIN NOLAN slammed the
festive
fixture
schedule Port Vale......................0
after County ended the
hectic period with a win.
with a small squad. These lads
Jon
Stead?s
86th-minute
penalty was enough to end Port
Vale?s five-match unbeaten run
in the league.
Notts
County
have
played four games in
nine
days
and
taken
seven points.
The Magpies lost 1-0 at
Swindon on Saturday and
boss Nolan fumed: ?It?s
ridiculous, I?m not a fan
of it at all.
?When you?ve got Roy
Hodgson,
a
Premier
League manager, complaining
about a 48-hour turnaround, this
is what we?ve got to deal with
have probably had to play a
third more games than the
Premier League sides already, so
it?s ridiculous.
?They?ve got to look at
it and sort it out. I know
it?s great for the fans but
there?s better ways of
doing it so they see better
football.
?These guys are athletes
and if you want them at
the top of their game then
you can?t expect them to
go 48 hours after a game.?
Second-placed Notts are keeping up the pressure on league
leaders Luton, with just four
points separating the two. And
Nolan was delighted with how
his charges bounced back from
Saturday?s defeat.
He added: ?I think the positive
nature to how we responded to
a poor display was brilliant.
?The reaction I?ve got from the
lads was magnificent.
?We
dominated
throughout
and got what we deserved.?
Notts got their breakthrough
when
Marcus
Myers-Harness
hauled down Stead (left) and the
striker stepped up to blast the
spot-kick into the top corner.
Fuming Vale boss Neil Aspin
said: ?I?ve watched it back and
there?s minimal contact. It?s a
really bad decision because he?s
already on his way down.
?I don?t think we deserved
that and I don?t think the players deserved their unbeaten run
to end like that.?
Trailing 1-0 to Matt Bloomfield?s
26th-minute opener, midfielder
Charlie was shown red after a
touchline clash with Wycombe?s
Luke O?Nien.
Incensed by referee Antony
Coggins? decision, manager Mark
made his feelings clear and got
sent to the stands for his troubles.
Craig Mackail-Smith doubled
the advantage shortly after and,
while sub Jack Fitzwater halved
the deficit with 20 minutes
remaining, bottom side Rovers
fell to their 15th defeat of the
Colchester........0
Cambridge U...0
COLCHESTER keeper Sam
Walker and Cambridge
No 1 David Forde ensured
a goalless draw between
these two in-form sides.
Ex-Chelsea
youngster
Walker, 26, produced a
flying save from Jevani
Brown?s left-foot curler.
And Forde made a fulllength stop near the end
to deny Ryan Jackson a
dramatic winner.
Cambridge chief Shaun
Derry was given the festive period to save his job.
He said: ?My players
have given me everything.?
Colchester boss John
McGreal said: ?It was a
tight game that we could
have lost.?
(Match abandoned ? waterlogged pitch)
Forest Green................1
Wycombe.....................2
season. Assistant manager Scott
Lindsey said: ?Charlie gets dog?s
abuse but he did let us down.
?It didn?t help with Mark
getting sent off, he is the most
important person at the club ?
we need everyone on side.?
Wycombe kept in touch with
the automatic promotion places
in fourth but were grateful for a
late miss from Fitzwater.
Boss Gareth Ainsworth said:
?I?m proud of the way the boys
dug in but they were disappointed
with their second-half display.?
ROBBIE WILLMOTT came
up with a stunning strike
to seal Newport?s win.
The winger fired home a
65th-minute winner from
more than 25 yards.
A header from Padraig
Amond had put County
ahead in the sixth minute
from a Willmott cross.
Jayden Stockley nodded
an equaliser on 52 minutes after being set up by
Jake Taylor.
Home keeper Joe Day
pulled off a superb save
to deny Taylor at the end.
Exiles
boss
Michael
Flynn said: ?Robbie?s goal
was a great strike.
?When you?re shooting
from distance, the most
important thing is making
sure you hit the target.
?He?s a very clever footballer and his workrate is
unbelievable.?
Exeter boss Paul Tisdale
said: ?It was a good performance and we didn?t
deserve to lose.?
Accrington.......A
Morecambe.....A
REDS KO ROVERS
MARK COOPER and his son
Charlie were BOTH sent off on
another disastrous day for
Forest Green.
Newport.............2
Exeter..................1
FLASHPOINT . . . Cooper Jr saw red
ACCRINGTON boss John
Coleman was gutted this
clash was called off with
his side leading.
Billy Kee had given
promotion-chasing Stanley
a 27th-minute lead in the
Lancashire derby after
scrambling home Kayden
Jackson?s cross.
But heavy rain saw ref
Graham Salisbury abandon
the match at half-time.
And Coleman said: ?We
should have started the
second
half.
Neither
manager was consulted
which I found strange.?
Morecambe chief Jim
Bentley said: ?I thought it
was a quick decision.?
MACCLESFIELD maintained their six-point lead
at the top of the National League with a 4-1
hammering of HALIFAX at The Shay.
Mitch Hancox hit a second-half hat-trick in
half an hour, including a penalty, to keep the
Silkmen dreaming of a promotion party in 2018.
Second-placed ALDERSHOT kept up the pace
thanks to Scott Rendell?s 90th-minute winner at
WOKING, his second goal in a 2-1 victory.
WREXHAM conceded a 94th-minute equaliser
in a 3-3 draw at home to lowly BARROW.
RESULTS & TABLES
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
AFC Fylde 5 Tranmere 2; Bromley 4 Ebbsfleet
Utd 2; Dag & Red 0 Leyton Orient 0; FC Halifax
1 Macclesfield 4; Guiseley 1 Chester FC 1;
Hartlepool 2 Gateshead 2; Maidstone Utd 2
Dover 2; Solihull Moors 3 Maidenhead Utd 1;
Sutton Utd 1 Boreham Wood 1; Woking 1
Aldershot 2; Wrexham 3 Barrow 3. Off Torquay v Eastleigh (waterlogged pitch).
P W D L F A Pts
Macclesfield...28 16 6 6 38 26 54
Aldershot........28 13 9 6 44 29 48
Sutton Utd......28 13 7 8 40 34 46
Dover...............28
Wrexham........27
Bromley...........28
Tranmere........27
11
12
12
12
12
9
8
7
5
6
8
8
37
27
46
41
21
22
36
25
45
45
44
43
Boreham Wd .. 27
Dag & Red........27
Ebbsfleet........27
Maidenhead...28
Maidstone.......26
AFC Fylde........25
Woking............26
Hartlepool...... 27
FC Halifax........28
Gateshead...... 25
Eastleigh.........27
L Orient ........... 28
Barrow............28
11
11
9
9
9
9
10
8
8
7
6
8
7
10
9
12
10
10
8
4
9
9
11
13
7
9
6
7
6
9
7
8
12
10
11
7
8
13
12
37
40
39
37
30
41
34
29
31
32
36
35
35
27
30
31
40
34
36
39
34
38
26
40
42
39
43
42
39
37
37
35
34
33
33
32
31
31
30
Solihull Moors.28
Chester FC.......26
Guiseley...........26
Torquay...........27
6
4
4
4
5
10
10
8
17
12
12
15
26
23
23
23
45
43
46
41
23
22
22
20
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH
Alfreton Tn 1 Stockport Co 3; Brackley 1
Leamington 1; Curzon Ashton 1 Bradford PA
1; Gainsboro 1 Boston Utd 1; Harrogate Tn 3
Darlington 0; Kidderminster 2 AFC Telford 0;
Salford City 2 FC United of Manchester 2;
Southport 3 Chorley 0; Spennymoor Tn 3
Blyth Spartans 1; Tamworth 2 Nuneaton 0;
York 2 North Ferriby Utd 0.
P W D L F A Pts
Salford City.... 23 16 3 4 40 22 51
Harrogate Tn . 23 14 5 4 57 29 47
Brackley..........24 12 9 3 43 22 45
Spennymoor..23
Bradford PA....24
Blyth Sp?tans..23
Kidd?minster..23
12
11
13
10
5
6
0
8
6
7
10
5
47
41
52
41
37
29
42
28
41
39
39
38
Stockport Co..24
York.................23
Chorley............22
Tamworth......24
Curzon A?ton..24
FC United.........24
Boston Utd..... 24
Leamington....23
AFC Telford.....22
Southport.......24
Darlington......23
Gainsboro........22
10
10
9
10
7
8
8
7
8
6
6
7
6
5
7
4
9
5
5
6
3
8
7
4
8
8
6
10
8
11
11
10
11
10
10
11
46
42
26
38
30
41
35
32
29
32
29
29
34
33
21
42
37
48
42
36
36
49
36
40
36
35
34
34
30
29
29
27
27
26
25
25
Alfreton Tn.....23 7 2 14 35 42 23
Nuneaton........23 6 5 12 31 41 23
North Ferriby.24 1 4 19 10 60 7
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH
Bognor Regis Tn 0 Havant & W 3; Chelmsford
2 Braintree Tn 2; Chippenham 1 Hungerford
Tn 2; Dartford 4 Welling 1; East Thurrock 2
Concord R 3; Eastbourne Boro 1 Whitehawk 4;
Hemel Hempstead 2 St Albans 0; Oxford City
0 Gloucester 3; Truro City 3 Poole Tn 1;
Wealdstone 0 Hampton & R 3. Off - WestonS-Mare v Bath City (waterlogged pitch).
P W D L F A Pts
Dartford..........24 13 6 5 51 27 45
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER
B Stortford 0 Royston Tn 3; Chesham 1 Slough
1; Dorchester 3 Tiverton 0; Dunstable 0
Biggleswade Tn 2; Farnboro 4 Basingstoke 3;
Frome Tn 1 Merthyr Tn 2; Gosport Boro 0
Weymouth 4; Hereford FC 5 Redditch 2; Kettering 1 King?s Lynn 0; Stratford Tn 2 Banbury 3.
Off - St Ives v St Neots (waterlogged pitch).
P W D L F A Pts
Kettering........26 17 6 3 60 26 57
King?s Lynn.....26
Weymouth ..... 26
Hereford FC....22
Tiverton..........26
17
17
16
15
4
3
4
2
5
6
2
9
53
58
58
37
25
33
18
37
55
54
52
47
Hitchin.............26
Slough.............20
Royston Tn.....23
Banbury..........26
St Neots Tn.....26
Biggleswade...27
Frome Tn.........25
Stratford Tn...26
Chesham.........25
Redditch.........25
Merthyr Tn.....28
Basingstoke...26
Farnborough..27
B Stortford.....27
Dorchester.....27
13
13
12
11
10
10
11
10
9
9
8
9
9
8
8
5
4
4
6
9
7
4
7
8
6
9
5
4
6
6
8
3
7
9
7
10
10
9
8
10
11
12
14
13
13
46
57
37
54
47
32
51
42
47
40
45
53
50
41
45
37
24
32
39
44
30
50
43
34
38
58
39
63
44
56
44
43
40
39
39
37
37
37
35
33
33
32
31
30
30
Kings Langley.27
St Ives Town...26
Dunstable.......27
Gosport Boro..24
4
4
2
2
8
5
3
1
15
17
22
21
36
29
15
14
62 20
60 17
83 9
72 7
BOSTIK PREMIER
Dulwich 4 Kingstonian 0; Enfield Tn 3 Harrow
Boro 0; Hendon 0 Wingate & F 1; Leatherhead
2 Tooting & M 0; Lowestoft Tn 1 Brightlingsea
Regent 2; Margate 1 Folkestone 3; Merstham
0 Worthing 4; Needham Mkt 2 Leiston 5;
Staines Tn 1 Met Police 5; Thurrock 1 Harlow 0.
Off - Burgess Hill v Dorking Wdrs, Tonbridge A
v Billericay (waterlogged pitches).
P W D L F A Pts
Dulwich...........26 18 5 3 56 23 59
Billericay.........21
Folkestone.....25
Hendon............25
Leiston............ 26
18
15
15
13
2
3
2
6
1
7
8
7
56
53
57
46
16
35
29
33
56
48
47
45
Staines Tn.......26
Met Police.......27
Wingate & F....23
Margate..........23
Tonbridge A... 25
Leatherhead.. 22
Enfield Tn.......24
Brightlingsea.26
Dorking Wdrs.24
Thurrock.........26
Lowestoft Tn.25
Merstham.......26
Harrow Boro...28
Needham Mkt 26
Kingstonian....23
12
12
12
10
11
11
9
9
9
9
9
7
8
6
8
7
6
3
7
4
2
7
4
3
3
2
7
4
8
2
7
9
8
6
10
9
8
13
12
14
14
12
16
12
13
55
50
33
38
35
29
40
44
40
36
33
39
37
38
28
39
46
32
28
34
27
38
52
45
49
43
48
55
45
45
43
42
39
37
37
35
34
31
30
30
29
28
28
26
26
Tooting & M....26
Worthing........26
Harlow.............26
Burgess Hill.....23
7
6
7
5
4
6
3
6
15
14
16
12
37
38
30
33
63
50
55
51
25
24
24
21
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER
Altrincham 3 Witton Alb 4; Barwell 0 Nantwich
Tn 2; Farsley C 4 Shaw Lane 2; Grantham 2
Matlock Tn 1; Hednesford 2 Stafford R 1;
Mickleover 2 Coalville Tn 2; Stalybridge 5
Lancaster C 2; Stourbridge 5 Rushall 0; Sutton
C?field 0 Halesowen 1; Warrington Tn 0 Marine
0; Workington 1 Whitby 3. Abandoned Buxton v Ashton Utd (after 18 mins, score 0-1,
floodlight concerns).
P W D L F A Pts
Altrincham.....25 16 5 4 59 21 53
Workington....27
Grantham.......25
Shaw Lane...... 22
Warrington.....24
13
14
14
13
7
3
3
5
7
8
5
6
49
52
45
40
33
28
24
30
46
45
45
44
Farsley Celtic..26
Ashton Utd.....23
Hednesford....27
Witton Albion 28
Stourbridge....24
Buxton............ 25
Mickleover......29
Lancaster City 24
Coalville Tn.....28
Barwell............26
Matlock Tn ..... 26
Stafford R.......25
Nantwich Tn...23
Whitby............ 28
Rushall Oly?pic 27
12
12
12
11
11
11
10
9
10
8
9
9
8
7
8
7
6
5
7
5
5
6
7
4
8
5
5
5
8
5
7
5
10
10
8
9
13
8
14
10
12
11
10
13
14
48
44
35
48
39
41
40
40
45
35
38
29
31
35
35
43
32
41
42
26
35
38
37
56
36
45
38
34
46
54
43
42
41
40
38
38
36
34
34
32
32
32
29
29
29
Marine.............26
Halesowen......27
Stalybridge.....23
Sutton C?field.28
7
7
7
5
6
6
2
5
13
14
14
18
34
29
30
25
44
48
44
71
27
27
23
20
1) d, 2) c, 3) c, 4) a, 5) d, 6) b, 7) c, 8) d, 9)
10) b, 11) b, 12) b, 13) a, 14) a, 15) a, 16) d, 17)
18) a, 19) b, 20) c, 21) c, 22) c, 23) b, 24) c, 25)
26) a, 27) d, 28) d, 29) c, 30) c, 31) b, 32) d, 33)
34) c, 35) a, 36) a, 37) d, 38) a.
b,
b,
d,
b,
Havant & W.....23 12 7 4 40 19 43
Hampton & R..24 11 10 3 35 20 43
Truro City........24
Chelmsford.....23
Braintree Tn...24
Hemel H?stead.23
12
11
11
11
6
8
8
7
6
4
5
5
44
37
47
39
30
21
34
26
42
41
41
40
St Albans.........24
E Thurrock......23
Weston-S-M.....23
Bath City.........23
Welling............24
Wealdstone....24
Hungerford....24
Eastbourne.....24
Concord R ....... 23
Gloucester......24
Chippenham...24
Oxford City.....23
10
9
9
9
8
8
8
8
6
7
7
6
7
7
6
6
8
8
5
5
9
5
5
7
7
7
8
8
8
8
11
11
8
12
12
10
37
45
41
31
38
34
27
36
30
29
36
32
31
42
37
30
39
37
32
50
34
39
47
41
37
34
33
33
32
32
29
29
27
26
26
25
Poole Town.....24 5 6 13 28 43 21
Bognor Regis..24 3 10 11 27 42 19
Whitehawk.....24 1 4 19 21 64 7
QUIZ ANSWERS
16 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
SunSport QUIZ OF 2017
JUST CHAMPION . . . 2017 was a
great year for Anthony Joshua and
(clockwise) Antonio Conte, Jo
Konta, Sergio Garcia and Eddie Jones
1) England rugby boss Eddie Jones
said in January he wanted to be
reincarnated as . . . ?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Maro Itoje
Kylie Minogue
Gareth Southgate
An otter
2) How did tennis player Eugenie
Bouchard make news during the
Super Bowl?
a) She posted a video online of
her chugging a keg of beer
b) She appeared as a backing
dancer to Lady Gaga
c) She lost a bet with a New
England Patriots fan and had to
go on a date with him
d) She was interviewed beforehand and called Donald Trump
?an orange man-baby?
3) Which English manager won his
first four Premier League games in
charge?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Alan Pardew
Roy Hodgson
Craig Shakespeare
Sam Allardyce
4) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice
as Manchester United won the EFL
Cup final. Who scored twice in
defeat?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shane Long
Fernando Llorente
Diego Costa
5)
Who, in March, described
themselves as a ?specialist in
masochism??
a)
b)
c)
d)
David Haye
Michael Bisping
Adam Peaty
Arsene Wenger
6) Lincoln City reached the FA Cup
quarter-finals before losing to
Arsenal. Which other non-league
side reached the last 16 before
they, too, were knocked out by
the Gunners?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Dagenham & Redbridge
Sutton United
Enfield Town
Billingham Synthonia
7) Leicester reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Who knocked them out?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sevilla
Juventus
Atletico Madrid
Porto
8) Anthony Joshua earned �million
beating Wladimir Klitschko. But who
claimed he was still owed �0 by
the heavyweight champ?
a)
b)
c)
d)
His coach
His mum
Dereck Chisora
His local launderette owner
9) Who did England beat in the
Under-20 World Cup final?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Ukraine
Venezuela
Democratic Republic of Congo
Honduras
10) Who scored the only goal in
the final?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Dominic Solanke
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Ademola Lookman
Josh Onomah
11) Sergio Aguero became the
Premier League?s top-scoring nonEuropean. Whose record did he beat?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Yakubu
Dwight Yorke
Didier Drogba
Mark Viduka
12) Which English golfer did Sergio
Garcia beat in a play-off to win
The Masters?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Lee Westwood
Justin Rose
Ian Poulter
Danny Willett
13) In May, Nailsworth in Gloucestershire took what sporting record,
previously held by Irthlingborough in Northants?
a) Smallest town to be
home
to
a
Football
League club
b)
Longest
bogsnorkelling course
c) Most tries in an
English rugby union
match at any level
d)
Most
people
hospitalised
in
a
cheese-rolling run
14) David Wagner led Huddersfield
to the Premier League via the playoffs. For which country did he win
eight international caps as a player?
a)
b)
c)
d)
a)
b)
c)
d)
USA
Germany
Canada
Austria
15) Antonio Conte became the
fourth Italian manager to lift the
Premier League trophy. Which of
the following HASN?T won it?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Mancini
Carlo Ancelotti
Claudio Ranieri
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Spain
17) What is the first name of
batsman Brathwaite, who scored
134 and 95 to help the West Indies
win the Second Test at Headingley?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Karll
Kraigg
Darrenn
Leee
18) Jo Konta received a good luck
message on Twitter from which of
her favourite musical acts as she
reached the Wimbledon semi-finals?
a)
b)
c)
d)
U2
Coldplay
Justin Bieber
Insane Clown Posse
19) What did United Arab Emirates
football authorities declare was
?unethical? about former Sunderland
striker Asamoah Gyan?
a)
b)
c)
d)
His
His
His
His
goal celebrations
hair
womanising
pet python
Portugal
Tunisia
Iran
Serbia
21) Which owner of a private jet
revealed he had gone vegan
because of the pollution caused by
cows? gas emissions?
a)
b)
c)
d)
16) Thomas Christiansen took over
at Leeds in June. For which
international team did he make
three senior appearances?
a)
b)
c)
d)
20) Former Manchester United
assistant manager Carlos Queiroz
has led which country to this
summer?s World Cup finals?
Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather
Lewis Hamilton
Neymar
22) What was the score in the third
Lions Test against the All Blacks?
a)
b)
c)
d)
34-3
12-9
15-15
23-23
23) England?s women?s cricket team
won the World Cup. Who was the
captain?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sarah Taylor
Heather Knight
Anya Shrubsole
Tammy Beaumont
24) What did Botswana?s Isaac
Makwala do after qualifying for the
200 metres final at the World
Athletics Championships?
a) Collided with a cameraman,
injuring himself and ruling himself
out of the final
b) Put his finger to his lips to
silence the booing crowd
c) Press-ups, to prove he was
fighting fit after a sickness bug
d) Kicked mascot Hero the
Hedgehog up the bum
25) Where did Usain Bolt finish in
his last ever race?
a) First
b) Second
c) Third
d) Did not finish
37) Bayern Munich KO?d Arsene Wenger?s Arsenal in
the Champions League. What was the aggregate score?
a) 6-0, b) 6-5, c) 8-4, d) 10-2
26) Which footballing minnows
stunned France in September with
a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier
in Toulouse?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Luxembourg
Malta
Faroes
Scotland
27) England qualified unbeaten for
the World Cup. Who came on as a
substitute the last time they lost a
World Cup qualifier?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Tom Cleverley
Jay Bothroyd
Joey Barton
Carlton Cole
28) Which of the following was not
true of England?s 1-0 World Cup
qualifying win over Lithuania in
October?
a) It was the first time since
World War II that England fielded
three players called Harry
b) With an average age of 23.7, it
was England?s youngest starting XI
in 15 years
c) Harry Kane became the first
England captain to score in his
first four games with the armband
d) The starting XI had fewer
caps between them than Wayne
Rooney,
who
had
retired
beforehand
29) Tyson Fury blamed his failed
drugs test on consuming what?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Too many energy drinks
Roast hedgehogs
Uncastrated wild boar
Gay wedding cake
30) Who described himself as a
170lb gorilla who would rip the
head off his rival and play football
with it?
a) David Haye about Tony Bellew
b) Tony Bellew about David Haye
c) Conor McGregor about Floyd
Mayweather
d) Cristiano Ronaldo about the
sculptor who made his bust
31) Which Premier League player?s
hat-trick knocked the Republic of
Ireland out of the World Cup?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Romelu Lukaku
Christian Eriksen
Leroy Sane
Kevin De Bruyne
32) Who said of West Ham?s
decision to hire David Moyes: ?It?s a
good gamble and if I was a West
Ham chairman I would certainly
consider David Moyes for manager,
that?s for sure.?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sir Alex Ferguson
Sam Allardyce
Bill Kenwright
David Moyes
33) Cristiano Ronaldo won the
Ballon d?Or for a fifth time. Who
was the last player to win the award
apart from Ronnie or Lionel Messi?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Fabio Cannavaro
Kaka
Pavel Nedved
Alan Hutton
34) Who won the end-of-season ATP
World Tour Finals in London?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Roger Federer
Rafa Nadal
Grigor Dimitrov
Novak Djokovic
35) Which sports personality asked
this year whether Britain had ever
had a female Prime Minister?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Amir Khan
Dennis Wise
Mo Farah
Sebastian Coe
36) Which was the only
team to take points off
Manchester City in the
first half of the 2017-18
Premier League season?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Everton
Southampton
Tottenham
Burnley
Compiled by
DAVE BROMAGE
38) What was the score in the Rugby League World
Cup final between Australia and England?
a) 6-0, b) 6-5, c) 8-4, d) 10-2
ANSWERS - SEE PAGE 15
ior Hoilett?s late strike was ruled out
for offside ? and launched a
stinging attack on referee Tim
Robinson and his officials.
Striker Smyth (below), 20, was
called up by Ian Holloway after
the QPR boss complained about
his team?s lack of firepower in
Friday?s loss at Millwall.
And he delivered the goods
with a superb solo breakaway
goal in the 72nd minute as the
hosts staged a stirring comeback
after
falling
behind to Joe Ralls?
54th-minute penalty.
Cardiff have lost
all four festive games
and
slipped
from
second to fourth ?
with
Warnock
(right)
left
fuming
after
Hoil-
officials as it as the moment.
They are not good enough.
?For the past couple of years
in the Premier League and the
Championship it has been very
poor. The ball was clearly
played into Hoilett?s path by
Rangers? Josh Scowen so it
can?t be offside. The ref thinks
it was deflected.
?He asked the assistant who
played the ball. But I don?t
think he knew.
?It?s hard enough to score
goals without having officials
chalk them off wrongly.
?We?ve had three or four
crucial decisions go against
us lately. It?s scandalous.?
Holloway
said
his
decision to start Smyth
was ?one of the biggest risks I have
ever taken?.
The
youngster
had played in
the Champi-
ons League for Linfield against
Celtic this season but not made
an appearance since his late
summer move to the capital.
Holloway said: ?Someone new
deserved a chance to have a go
and Paul was a breath of fresh
air. We haven't been creating
chances whoever has played.
?So this was a manager's
decision to give someone a
chance.
?He handled it brilliantly,
caused them problems and I?m
delighted for him.
?There
was
energy
and
bravery about the way he took
the goal.?
Cardiff led when Ralls drove
home from the spot on 54
minutes after Jake Bidwell
bundled over Callum Paterson.
Matt Smith ? who hit a post
in the first half ? headed
Rangers level in the 62nd
minute from Jack Robinson's long throw-in.
Smyth then latched
on to Smith?s header
and surged down the
right before jinking
into the box and
scoring the winner
with
a
smart,
chipped shot.
Wolves v
Brentford
7.45pm, live on talkSPORT
three points. We?re focused on the next
game. We?ll try to keep getting wins
and doing our job.?
Nuno Espirito Santo?s side have only
lost once at home in the Championship
this season ? and that was back on
August 19 against Cardiff.
But that has not stopped Bees midfielder Ryan Woods warning the leaders: We can go to your place to win.
In-form Brentford have lost just
twice in their last 17 matches.
Woods, 24, said: ?Of course it?s going
to be tough at Molineux. Wolves have
been playing brilliantly this season.
They have done it week in, week out.
?But we are going there full of confidence after winning three big games in
a row over Christmas. Why can?t we go
there and win again?
?Wolves have spent an absolute fortune for this league. But the way we?re
playing is getting us results ? hopefully
that can carry on against Wolves and
get us another big scalp.?
Reading v Birmingham
7.45pm
8pm
SLAVISA
JOKANOVIC
wants
backing from the Fulham board to
kick-start their promotion push.
The Cottagers are on the rise
following just two defeats from
the last nine games.
Their resurgence has left Jokanovic dreaming of a repeat of last
season?s march to the play-offs.
Now the Serbian will lean on
owner Shahid Khan.
Fulham host Ipswich tonight
and Jokanovic said: ?I need three
players in three positions.
?That will make a big difference. But if we can continue
playing like we are then everything can happen. We have gradually been playing better and are
now finding the results.?
Fulham are chasing a new
defender, left-back and a striker.
But they want to keep teenage
wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon, who
is wanted in the Premier League.
JAAP STAM has warned Reading
fans that a repeat run to the playoffs is an unrealistic target.
The Royals missed out on promotion last season only on penalties
to Huddersfield at Wembley.
But Reading entertain bottom
club Birmingham today, only eight
points above them after just two
wins in the last ten games.
Stam, 45, said: ?Top six is
unrealistic. You cannot say that if
you do well one season you need
to be up there the next.
?We haven?t got that one player
who can make the difference.?
Birmingham have just nine wins
in FIFTY games since sacking Gary
Rowett, now at high-flying Derby.
Defender Marc Roberts said: ?It
hurts us just as much as the fans.
?But we?ve got to stick together.
We will get out of this.?
GLEN BEVIS? POOLS PREDICTIONS
(Games playing Saturday & Sunday)
EMIRATES FA CUP
Third Round
1 Aston Villa v Peterborough ............. 1
2 Birmingham v Burton Albion...........1
3 Bolton v Huddersfield .....................2
4 Bournemouth v Wigan.....................1
5 Brentford v Notts County................1
6 Cardiff v Mansfield .........................1
7 Carlisle v Sheff Wed........................2
8 Coventry v Stoke ............................. 2
9 Blackburn v Hull..............................X
10 Doncaster v Rochdale .................... 1
11 Exeter v West Brom .......................2
12 Fulham v Southampton ................. 2
13 Ipswich v Sheff Utd.......................X
14 Man City v Burnley........................1
15 Man Utd v Derby ...................... VOID
(Rearranged, playing Friday 8pm)
16 Middlesbrough v Sunderland ......... X
17 Millwall v Barnsley........................1
18 Newcastle v Luton.........................1
19 Newport County v Leeds................2
20 Norwich v Chelsea.........................2
21 Nottm Forest v Arsenal ................. 2
22 QPR v MK Dons..............................1
23 Shrewsbury v West Ham ................2
24 Stevenage v Reading ..................... 2
25 Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon.........1
26 Watford v Bristol City ................... 1
27 Wolves v Swansea..........................X
28 Wycombe v Preston ....................... 2
29 Yeovil v Bradford City....................2
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
30 Charlton v Oldham ........................ X
31 Oxford Utd v Blackpool..................X
32 Plymouth v Bury............................1
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
33 Accrington v Chesterfield..............1
34 Colchester v Cheltenham ...............1
VANARAMA
NATIONAL LEAGUE
35 Barrow v Tranmere........................2
36 Bromley v AFC Fylde ...................... X
37 Dag & Red v Hartlepool.................1
38 Dover v Aldershot..........................X
39 Eastleigh v Guiseley.......................X
40 Ebbsfleet Utd v Chester.................1
41 Gateshead v Sutton Utd ................ X
42 Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood ..... 1
43 Macclesfield v Solihull Moors........1
44 Maidenhead v FC Halifax...............1
45 Wrexham v Torquay .......................1
LADBROKES
CHAMPIONSHIP
46 Brechin v Morton .......................... 2
47 Dumbarton v Dunfermline.............X
48 Falkirk v Dundee Utd.....................2
49 Livingston v Queen of South.........1
12 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS League One
WHALLEY . . . winner
Wonder
Whalley
Shrewsbury.......1
Oldham..............0
SHAUN WHALLEY?S ninth
goal of the season sealed
another Shrewsbury success
as they continue to fly
high in second spot.
The winger followed up
to put away the rebound
after
Oldham
keeper
Johny Placide was unable
to hold Arthur Gnahoua?s
16th-minute shot.
Boss Paul Hurst said:
?It?s amazing how many
times you will get your
rewards if you follow
things in, particularly at
that back-post area.
?It?s always difficult to
play two games in quick
succession and it was a
massive effort.?
Jack Byrne went closest
for the Latics when his
low drive was well kept
out by Dean Henderson.
Boss Richie Wellens said:
?They?re the fittest team in
the league by a mile.
?But we were pushing
for the equaliser and
there was only one team
looking like they?d score.?
AFC Wim?don..2
Southend..........0
SOUTHEND manager Phil
Brown admits he fears for
his job.
The Shrimpers sunk to a
fifth defeat in six league
games after Liam Trotter
and Tom Soares scored
for the Dons.
Brown, 58, gave his
players a rollicking in the
dressing room and said:
?They didn?t like it but, at
the end of the day, it
doesn?t matter.
?This is people?s livelihoods. It?s about me and
my backroom staff keeping their jobs.?
Dons boss Neal Ardley
said: ?It?s a great start to
the year for us, I?m
delighted with that win.?
Peterborough...1
Doncaster..........1
DARREN FERGUSON hailed
his Doncaster side after
an unbeaten festive period.
Ben Whiteman slotted in
a 94th-minute equaliser to
earn a draw for Rovers.
Fergie said: ?We?ve had
a really good Christmas
with ten points out of 12
from some tough games.?
Danny Lloyd put Ferguson?s old side Peterborough ahead when he sidefooted in after 14 minutes.
Posh manager Grant
McCann said: ?We are
gutted to concede so late
in the game.
?But if I am honest, I
didn?t think we did enough
to warrant the three
points.?
FASTEST GOAL
Nick Powell (Wigan) ? 4m 57s
New
Year?s
Eaves
Charlton..............................1
Gillingham........................2
By ROB MATTHEWS
TOM EAVES? controversial goal
and a resolute defence earned
Gillingham maximum points.
EAVES HO HO HO . . .
Tom Eaves looks delighted
to score Gills? second goal
An 11th-minute goal from Josh
Parker and Eaves? effort, which looked
offside, moved the Gills to 15th.
Charlton sub Joe Aribo halved the
deficit with seven minutes left but
the in-form visitors hung on.
Gillingham boss Steve Lovell said:
?The whole team gave everything ?
they were out on their feet at
full-time. At times, I had my heart
in my mouth.?
Addicks
chief
Karl
Robinson,
whose team are now winless in four
home matches, admitted The Valley
faithful were right to boo his team.
He said: ?We started slowly. Tom
Eaves made us look very weak and
we didn?t take our chances.
?We deserved to get booed in the
first half. We got stuck into them at
half-time but they shouldn?t need the
staff and I to give them that boost.
?Their second goal was offside but
we missed five clear opportunities in
the second half.?
Miller time
WARNE?S BOYS SO CLOSE AT END
By CHRIS HUGHES
Rotherham.............................1
ROTHERHAM boss Paul Warne said
Blackburn...............................1
it would have been like Escape To
Victory had his side managed to
own way all the time so character in the
nick a win.
The Millers looked set for defeat as
Bradley Dack fired Rovers in front
midway through the second half.
But hotshot David Ball scored his sixth
goal in eight games to pull the hosts level.
Rotherham then threw everything at
their visitors for the five minutes of time
added on and almost found a winner ?
something Warne claimed would have
been like a storyline from the classic film.
He said: ?As soon as the substitutes
went on the pitch, the lads had a real go
at the game.
?If we had lost that 1-0 I would still
have been really proud to be the manager.
?To get the equaliser, I thought was just
rewards for their efforts.
?I thought we might have nicked a
winner at the end and that would have
been Escape To Victory stuff.
?Against the most in-form team in the
league to get a 1-1, that makes me really
pleased.
?You are not going to get it all your
dressing room will help you get an extra
ten points a season. They have done really
well.?
Ball?s run of scoring form has
fired the Millers to a six-game
unbeaten run, but that is nothing compared to Blackburn's,
which now stands at 18 in
all competitions and 14 in
League One.
This looked like being
another win when Dack
raced clear in the 66th
minute and slotted past
Marek Rodak, who had kept
Rotherham in the game during the first half with an
astonishing triple save.
Rotherham fought hard, though,
and claimed a point when Ball (above)
poked home at the far post from a corner.
It might have been all three but Jonson
Clarke-Harris could not get his shot away
when through on goal. Blackburn boss
Tony Mowbray, who saw his side lose
ground on the top two, said: ?I thought
we deserved to win.
?I thought we had the chances, it was
really frustrating not to be in front at
half-time but credit to them, they do what
they do, they put it in the box, they ask
questions at set-plays.
?We have got to take it on the chin, we
dropped points but never mind, we
move on to the next one.
?It?s not a place to come and
score loads of goals. It?s a
place to be competitive and
we were.
?Other than a set-play, I
couldn?t see us losing a
goal.
?The team are disappointed, we sat too deep at
the end. They kept going and
got a point and we have to
move on to the next one.
?We have gone a long time
without losing a football match but
ultimately draws aren?t what you need.
?We?ll just keep going, but there?s 20
games to go and if we?re going to be good
enough to get there we will, if we?re not
we won?t.?
THOMAS . . . opener
Gino on
a beano
Oxford Utd........3
MK Dons............1
By BOB HAYES
GINO VAN KESSEL showed
the way as Oxford erased
memories of their 7-0 preChristmas home walloping
by Wigan.
The Curacao international was making his first
home start for three
months after suffering
hamstring problems.
And Van Kessel created
the
opener
for
Wes
Thomas and fired the second just before half-time.
Alex Gilbey had levelled
for the Dons but Jon
Obika made it 3-1 on 58
minutes to leave MK two
places off the drop zone.
Oxford had full-back
Ricardinho sent off for a
late lunge on Conor
McGrandles.
But boss Pep Clotet
said: ?The team played
with a lot of joy and that
was contagious.?
Dons boss Robbie Neilson said: ?We gave them
three silly goals.?
Plymouth............1
Walsall................0
RYAN TAYLOR gave the
Pilgrims a perfect start to
2018 ? then admitted:
?We?ve come a long way.?
Striker Taylor?s stunning
67th-minute effort moved
Plymouth up four places to
16th in the table.
And he said: ?Four wins
and two draws from the
last six is a great return.
?We have come a long
way since hitting rock
bottom and are looking
upwards now.?
Walsall are five without
a win and boss Jon Whitney
said: ?We were punished
for not taking our chances.
?I?d
like
to
bring
a couple of players in and
the sooner the better.?
Scunthorpe.......1
Bury.....................0
CHARLIE GOODE?S late
goal left a sour taste in
the mouth of former Iron
assistant Chris Lucketti.
Defender Goode struck
four minutes from time
following
a
goalmouth
scramble after a free-kick
was not cleared.
Bury
chief
Lucketti
moaned: ?It was two yards
offside before our keeper
had to make a save.
?I can?t believe the
linesman on our side of
the field hasn?t given it.?
Scunthorpe boss Graham
Alexander said: ?We had
to believe it might take 93
or 94 minutes to win 1-0
? and that was more or
less how it turned out.?
1GG
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 ...............
6
LATEST GOAL
Ben Whiteman (Doncaster) ? 92m 56s
WIGAN have won six of their last
eight league away games played
on New Year?s Day (D1 L1) ?
winning each of the last three.
LEAGUE ONE
MATCH STATS
WIGAN
BEST POWELL?S . . . striker?s
winner is hailed by teammate Reece James (right)
NORTHAMPTON
49%..............Possession..............51%
2/6........Shots on/off target ........4/3
2................Blocked shots ................2
3.....................Corners .....................5
16 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 18
2/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 1/0
Trotter 27
Att: 4,392
Soares 48
AFC WIMBLEDON: Long 6, Francomb 6, Oshilaja 6, Nightingale 6,
Kennedy 7, Abdou 8, Trotter 7, Soares 7, Kaja 6, Taylor 8
(McDonald 5), Forrester 7 (Barcham 5). Subs not used: Robinson,
McDonnell, Hartigan, Egan, Charles.
SOUTHEND: Oxley 5, Demetriou 5, Kyprianou 5, White 4, Coker 5,
Yearwood 5 (McGlashan 5), Leonard 6, Wordsworth 6, Kightly 5
(McLaughlin 5), Cox 7, Fortune 5 (Ranger 5). Subs not used: Ba,
Bishop, Bwomono, Phillips.
Sinclair 84
Hawkins 64
Sercombe 90
Att: 10,014
BRISTOL ROVERS: A Smith 6, Partington 6, Broadbent 7 (Sweeney
5), Lockyer 7, Brown 6, O Clarke 6 (Sercombe 5), Lines 6,
Sinclair 8, Bodin 6, Gaffney 6 (Harrison 5), Nichols . Subs not
used: Slocombe, Telford, Moore, Bola. Booked: Partington.
PORTSMOUTH: McGee 6, Thompson 6, M Clarke 7, Burgess 6,
Donohue 6, May 6, Close 6, Lowe 6 (Bennett 5), Pitman 6 (Main
5), Kennedy 6, Hawkins 7. Subs not used: Chaplin, Casey, Smith,
Bass, Widdrington.
LATICS IN
GOOD NICK
Powell ?n Co are heading up
By RED WILLIAMS
Northampton...................0
Wigan..................................1
NICK
POWELL
crashed
an
unstoppable early header to
power pace-setters Wigan to
defend well at times. But we?ve
their sixth win in eight.
The ex-Manchester United striker
cracked home Nathan Byrne?s superb
cross on six minutes as the Latics
stayed two points clear at the top.
But the high-fliers were pushed all
the way by the gutsy Cobblers.
Northampton battled as they tried
to bounce back from two crushing
Christmas defeats on the road.
Wigan assistant boss Leam Richardson said: ?It was tough and we?re
very happy with the win.
?Nick?s goal was the one real touch
of quality ? and that?s got us all
three points.
?Keeper Christian Walton made a
great save just before we scored and
Northampton really made us work.
?They dug in and we had to
started the new year with a win and
you can?t do better than that.
?The lads deserve this and we
have a lot of trust in our squad.?
Cobblers? teenage schemer Shaun
McWilliams stormed into the box but
his low shot was smothered by
Latics keeper Walton.
Wigan charged ahead after catching
the hosts cold with a devastatingly
fast counter-attack.
The ball was swept out to Byrne
on the wing and the right-back?s
wicked cross was nodded home by
Powell on six minutes.
Will Grigg went close before lucky
Town had an amazing double let-off
midway through the first half.
Wigan centre-back Chey Dunkley
rattled the post and Powell?s pointblank header was saved by Matt
Ingram following Lee Evans? corner.
Northampton
went
within
a
whisker of hitting back as Reece
James brilliantly hooked McWilliams?
drilled cross off the line.
Long rifled an angled 20-yard
bullet inches wide of Walton?s far
post moments after the break as the
hosts fought back.
Grigg nodded Michael Jacobs? ball
just off target at the other end.
Powell blew a clear chance to
double Wigan?s lead as he glanced
Byrne?s back-post cross wide.
Brendan Moloney blasted a rocket
over after he was teed up by Sam
Foley with Northampton continuing
to give as good as they got.
Cobblers
chief
Jimmy
Floyd
Hasselbaink said: ?It didn?t help that
we conceded a goal so early.
?But the lads did well, gave their
all and, on another day, we?d have
come away with a draw.?
13
in association with
Aribo 83
Parker 11
Att: 11,979
Eaves 32
CHARLTON: Amos 7, Konsa 6, Sarr 4, Lennon 6, Dasilva 5, Kashi
6, Forster-Caskey 6 (Aribo 7), Marshall 6, Reeves 5 (Best 7,
Ahearne-Grant 5), Holmes 6, Magennis 7. Subs not used:
Jackson, Bauer, Phillips, Dijksteel. Booked: Forster-Caskey,
Lennon, Kashi.
GILLINGHAM: Holy 8, O?Neill 8, Ehmer 8, Zakuani 8, Garmston 7
(Ogilvie 6), Byrne 8, Clare 8, Hessenthaler 7, Martin 6 (Oldaker 7),
Eaves 8, Parker 8 (Wilkinson 5). Subs not used: Nelson, Lacey,
Cundle, Nash. Booked: O?Neill, Parker, Clare.
Sowerby 21
Gilliead 56
Att: 3,089
McCartan 63
FLEETWOOD TOWN: Neal 6, Coyle 7, Eastham 7, Bolger 6, Bell 6,
Sowerby 7, Dempsey 6, Glendon 7, Hiwula 6 (Burns 6), Hunter 6
(McAleny 6), Cole 6. Subs not used: Pond, Maguire, Rodgers,
Cairns, Schwabl. Booked: Hunter, Bell, Neal.
BRADFORD: Sattelmaier 6, McMahon 7, Vincelot 7, KnightPercival 7, Hendrie 7, Gilliead 8, Dieng 7, Law 7, Taylor 7, Wyke
7, McCartan 7 (Field 5). Subs not used: Thompson, Hanson,
Raeder, Devine, Gibson, Patrick. Booked: McCartan.
Att: 5,328
Powell 5
NORTHAMPTON: Ingram 6, Moloney 6, Taylor 6, Poole 6, Smith 6,
Foley 6, S McWilliams 7 (Hoskins 6), Grimes 5, Powell 6 (Richards
6), Crooks 6 (O?Toole 6), Long 6. Subs not used: Cornell,
Buchanan, Waters, McGugan. Booked: Crooks, Grimes.
WIGAN: Walton 6, Byrne 7, Dunkley 6, Burn 6, James 6, Morsy 6,
L Evans 6, Massey 6 (Power 6), Powell 7 (Toney 6), Jacobs 6,
Grigg 6 (Perkins 6). Subs not used: Bruce, G Roberts, Hunt, Sarkic.
Booked: Jacobs.
Thomas 15
Gilbey 25
Van Kessel 45
Att: 7,628
Obika 59
OXFORD UTD: Eastwood 7, Carroll 6, Mousinho 6, Martin 6,
Ricardinho 7, Payne 7, Ledson 7, Ruffels 8, Van Kessel 8
(Napa 6), Thomas 7 (Mehmeti 6), Obika 7 (Tiendalli 6). Subs not
used: Williamson, Shearer, Henry, Mowatt. Sent Off: Ricardinho
(82). Booked: Ledson.
MK DONS: Nicholls 6, B Williams 7, Ebanks-Landell 6, Cisse 7,
Golbourne 7, Upson 5 (Thomas-Asante 6), Pawlett 6, Gilbey 8,
McGrandles 7, Muirhead 6 (Aneke 6), Agard 6 (Nombe 6). Subs
not used: Wootton, Ariyibi, Sietsma, Seager. Booked: B Williams,
Muirhead.
Lloyd 14
Whiteman 90
Att: 5,173
PETERBOROUGH: Bond 7, Penny 6, Tafazolli 7, Taylor 7, Hughes
6, Grant 8, Doughty 6 (Lopes 6), Forrester 7, Maddison 6
(Morias 5), Lloyd 6, Marriott 6. Subs not used: Shephard, Kanu,
Anderson, O?Malley, Freestone. Booked: Maddison, Penny.
DONCASTER: Lawlor 6, Butler 6, Mason 6, Wright 6, Blair 6,
Whiteman 7, Mandeville 6 (Beestin 6), Houghton 6 (Kongolo 5),
Rowe 7, Marquis 6, May 6. Subs not used: Alcock, Baudry, Marosi,
Garrett, Ben Khemis. Booked: Wright, Mason.
Taylor 68
Att: 10,432
PLYMOUTH: Matthews 7, Threlkeld 7, Edwards 7, Bradley 7,
Sawyer 7, Sarcevic 7, Fox 7, Diagouraga 7, Carey 7, Taylor 8,
Lameiras 8. Subs not used: Miller, Songo?o, Ainsworth, Jervis,
Grant, Wylde, Cooper.
WALSALL: Gillespie 6, Kinsella 6, Wilson 6, Guthrie 6, Leahy 6,
Ismail 6, Chambers 6, Edwards 5 (Jackson 6), Flanagan 5,
Oztumer 6 (Kouhyar 5), Bakayoko 6 (Agyei 6). Subs not used:
Devlin, Morris, L Roberts, K Roberts. Booked: Flanagan,
Bakayoko.
Kitching 90
Delfouneso 54
Att: 3,165
Mellor 67
ROCHDALE: Lillis 6, McGahey 5 (Thompson 5), Daniels 5, Ntlhe 6,
Done 6, Camps 6, Andrew 5 (J Williams 5), Cannon 6, Rathbone
6 (Inman 5), Kitching 5, Henderson 5. Subs not used: McNulty,
Keane, Moore, Adshead.
P W
Wigan...................25 17
Shrewsbury........25 16
D
5
6
Blackburn............25
Scunthorpe.........26
Bradford..............26
Portsmouth........26
14
14
15
13
7 4
7 5
3 8
2 11
23
22
34
30
49
49
48
41
Rotherham......... 26
Peterborough....26
Charlton..............25
Oxford Utd..........26
Doncaster........... 26
Fleetwood...........26
Blackpool............26
Bristol Rovers.....26
Gillingham...........26
Plymouth............26
Southend............26
Walsall................. 25
MK Dons...............26
Oldham................26
12 4 10 44 35
11 6 9 43 37
10 7 8 32 32
9 8 9 41 39
9 7 10 29 28
9 6 11 36 40
8 8 10 34 37
10 2 14 36 43
7 10 9 27 29
8 7 11 26 34
8 7 11 30 42
7 9 9 31 34
7 8 11 28 38
7 7 12 39 48
40
39
37
35
34
33
32
32
31
31
31
30
29
28
AFC Wimbledon..25
Northampton.....26
Rochdale............. 25
Bury......................25
L F A Pts
3 50 12 56
3 33 15 54
7 6 12
6 5 15
4 10 11
4 5 16
45
37
42
33
22
20
25
19
31
46
35
38
27
23
22
17
TEAM OF THE DAY
HOLY
(Gillingham)
THRELKELD
(Plymouth)
SADLER
(Shrewsbury)
GRANT
(Peterborough)
O?NEILL
(Gillingham)
ZAKUANI
(Gillingham)
ABDOU
(AFC Wimbledon)
SINCLAIR
(Bristol Rovers)
EAVES
(Gillingham)
TAYLOR
(Plymouth)
POWELL
(Wigan)
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Marriott (Peterborough) ................... 17
Doyle (Oldham)....................................13
Moore (Rotherham) ............................13
Pitman (Portsmouth).........................13
Dack (Blackburn).................................11
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
Maddison (Peterborough) ................. 13
Adelakun (Scunthorpe)........................9
Payne (Oxford Utd)...............................9
Carey (Plymouth)..................................8
McLaughlin (Southend) ........................ 8
BLACKPOOL: Mafoumbi 7, Mellor 6, Tilt 7, Robertson 6,
Turton 6 (Anderton 6), Cooke 6 (Philliskirk 6), Ryan 6 (Spearing
6), Longstaff 6, Solomon-Otabor 6, Delfouneso 7, Daniel 7.
Subs not used: Aimson, Allsop, Quigley, Roache. Booked: Ryan,
Mafoumbi.
Ball 89
Dack 66
Att: 9,347
ROTHERHAM: Rodak 6, Emmanuel 7, Ajayi 7, Wood 6 (Ihiekwe 6),
Mattock 6, Forde 6, Vaulks 6, Towell 7, Williams 6 (Newell 6),
Yates 6 (Clarke-Harris 7), Ball 6. Subs not used: O?Donnell,
Purrington, Cummings, Wiles. Booked: Ajayi.
BLACKBURN: Raya 6, Caddis 7 (Nyambe 6), Downing 7, Mulgrew
7, Williams 6, Smallwood 7, Evans 7, Bennett 6, Dack 8,
Conway 6 (Samuel 6), Graham 6 (Ward 5). Subs not used:
Whittingham, Leutwiler, Tomlinson, Butterworth. Booked:
Mulgrew.
Goode 86
Att: 4,270
SCUNTHORPE: Gilks 6, Goode 6, Burgess 7, Wallace 7 (Bishop 6),
Sutton 5, Ojo 6, Morris 5, Townsend 6, Holmes 8 (Adelakun
6), Van Veen 5 (Hopper 6), Novak 6. Subs not used: Madden,
Lewis, Church, Watson. Booked: Ojo, Sutton.
BURY: Fasan 6, Edwards 7, Aldred 6, O?Connell 6, Leigh 7, Jones
5 (Maguire 5), Reilly 7, Danns 7 (Dawson 6), Laurent 6, Bunn 5,
Smith 6. Subs not used: Tutte, Skarz, Dai, O?Shea, Maloney.
Booked: Reilly, Bunn.
Whalley 16
Att: 6,382
SHREWSBURY: Henderson 7, Bolton 7, Sadler 8, Nsiala 7, Beckles
7, Ogogo 7, Whalley 7, Nolan 6, B Morris 6 (Godfrey 6), Gnahoua
6 (John-Lewis 5), Payne 7 (C Morris 5). Subs not used: Riley,
MacGillivray, Adams, Rodman.
OLDHAM: Placide 7, Dummigan 7, Gerrard 7, Bryan 7, Hunt 7,
Gardner 6, Fane 6 (Green 5), Flynn 6 (Holloway 6), J Byrne 8,
Obadeyi 6 (Menig 5), Davies 6. Subs not used: Ben Wilson, Brian
Wilson, Nepomuceno, Maouche. Booked: Gardner, J Byrne.
They?ll do for Stu HILL DEFIANT Ser has answer
STUART McCALL hailed his
men for battling back to grab
a vital victory.
It was the first time they had
come from behind to win all
season as second-half goals
from Alex Gillead and Shay
McCartan
overturned
Jack
Sowerby?s 21st-minute opener.
McCall
said:
?There
were
some really big performances in
difficult conditions and it was a
great turnaround.
?That?s something we?d not
done this season, so it?s another
box ticked and a great three
points.?
Defeat saw Fleetwood slip to
12th but manager Uwe Rosler
said: ?It was a very good
Fleetwood..................1
Bradford.....................2
performance ? the best we?ve
had in a long, long time,
especially in the first half.
?Bradford put pressure on us
but had only two real shots
which brought two goals. That
was a bit harsh because the
goals were self-inflicted.
?We lost that game ? the
opposition did not win it.
?For the first we had a corner,
either the ball goes in the box
or you make a tactical foul and
take a yellow card.
?The second was a set-piece
where people lost their men.?
Rochdale............1 Blackpool...........2
KEITH HILL believes struggling Rochdale will bounce
back after defeat left them six points adrift of safety.
Second-half goals from Nathan Delfouneso and
Kelvin Mellor gave the Seasiders a welcome boost.
Mark Kitching?s 93rd-minute strike offered scant
consolation for Dale and boss Hill said: ?I?ve said to
the players we are looking for good people now.
?When you reach rock bottom, everybody wants to
kick you and you have got to bounce. I?m expecting
this good changing room to bounce.?
Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer was thrilled to see
Delfouneso on the scoresheet.
He said: ?Nathan showed composure and, while it?s
been a long time coming, he will kick on because
that had been a burden on him.?
LIAM SERCOMBE?S last-gasp Bristol Rovers...........2
strike
punished
play-off
hopefuls Pompey as Rovers Portsmouth...............1
came from behind to steal
Adam May for his third goal in
the points.
Defender Lee Brown fed Sercombe 20 yards out in the 90th
minute and the substitute scored
his ninth of the season with a
low shot that flew through a
crowded box.
Gas boss Darrell Clarke said:
?It?s not the first time we?ve
come from behind this season.
?I knew Sercs would get goals
for us when I signed him.?
Portsmouth took the lead in
the 64th minute when striker
Oliver Hawkins nodded in a
deep
cross
from
midfielder
two games.
But Rovers were looking for
their first win in five matches
to
ease
growing
relegation
concerns and Stuart Sinclair
levelled in the 84th minute.
Sub Ellis Harrison fed Billy
Bodin and his shot from the
edge of the box came back off
keeper Luke McGee?s chest to
give Sinclair a tap-in.
Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett said: ?They were difficult to
handle. After our goal it was
wave after wave from them.?
14 ............... Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1GG
GOALS League Two
FASTEST GOAL
Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham) ? 1m 24s
LEAGUE TWO
Kee 27
(Abandoned at half-time due to
waterlogged pitch)
ACCRINGTON STANLEY: Chapman, Johnson, Richards-Everton,
Hughes, Donacien, Clark, Brown, Nolan, McConville, Kee,
Jackson. Subs not used: Leacock-McLeod, Sykes, Stryjek, Wilks,
Ogle, Hmami, Watson. Booked: Clark, Kee.
MORECAMBE: Roche, Lavelle, Muller, Old, McGowan, Kenyon,
Rose, Conlan, Lang, Oliver, Ellison. Subs not used: Thompson,
Campbell, Nizic, Wildig, Lund, Osborne, McGurk. Booked: Lang,
Conlan, Lavelle.
Akinde 20
Att: 2,038
Iandolo 17
Preston 45
BARNET: Ross 6, Brindley 5, Santos 6, Nelson 6, Blackman 6
(Tutonda 5), Fonguck 5 (Akinola 5), Vilhete 5, Coulthirst 5,
J Taylor 5, Campbell-Ryce 6, Akinde 6. Subs not used: Clough,
Watson, Nicholls, Sweeney, R McKenzie-Lyle. Booked: Nelson,
Tutonda, Campbell-Ryce.
SWINDON: Charles-Cook 6, Knoyle 6 (Purkiss 5), Robertson 7,
Lancashire 7, Preston 7, Iandolo 7, Linganzi 6 (Gordon 6),
Dunne 7, Anderson 6, Norris 7, Woolery 6 (Mullin 6). Subs not
used: Henry, McDermott, Twine, Taylor. Booked: Gordon.
CREWE: Garratt 7, Ng 6, Walker 8, Raynes 7, Bakayogo 7,
Ainley 7, Lowery 7, Grant 7, Cooper 8, Dagnall 7, Porter 7
(Bowery 5). Subs not used: Richards, Pickering, Kirk, Finney,
Reilly, Stubbs. Booked: Ng.
GRIMSBY: Killip 6, B Davies 6, Osborne 7, Clarke 7, Dixon 6,
Jaiyesimi 6 (Matt 7), Berrett 5, Summerfield 5, Dembele 6
(Hooper 5), Woolford 4, Vernon 5 (Cardwell 5). Subs not used:
Collins, M Rose, Kelly, Clifton. Booked: Woolford, Berrett.
Fitzwater 70
Att: 2,727
Bloomfield 26
Mackail-Smith 42
FOREST GREEN: B Collins 6, L Collins 5, Monthe 5, Laird 6
(Fitzwater 7), Evans 5 (Marsh-Brown 6), Stevens 5 (Bugiel
6), C Cooper 4, Osbourne 5, Wishart 5, Brown 7, Doidge 6.
Subs not used: Simpson, Iacovitti, Pickering, James. Sent Off:
C Cooper (39). Booked: Osbourne.
WYCOMBE: Brown 7, Gape 6 (Bean 6), De Havilland 7, Scarr
6, Jacobson 6, O?Nien 6, Bloomfield 7 (Tyson 6), Saunders
7, Mackail-Smith 8 (Eze 6), Akinfenwa 7, Freeman 8.
Subs not used: Southwell, Makabu-Makalamby, Williams.
Booked: Saunders, De Havilland, O?Nien.
Collins 32
Justin 43
Hylton 72
Cornick 82
Bostwick 6
Green 34
Att: 9,659
LUTON: Stech 6, Stacey 6, Mullins 6, Sheehan 4, Justin 7, O Lee
6, Rea 6, Berry 7, Shinnie 7 (Cornick 7), Collins 7, Hylton 8.
Subs not used: Cook, Ruddock, Gambin, Shea, E Lee, Famewo.
Sent Off: Sheehan (4). Booked: Berry.
LINCOLN CITY: Vickers 5, Long 6 (Knott 5), Waterfall 6, Raggett
6, Habergham 5, Anderson 4, Woodyard 5, Bostwick 7,
Whitehouse 5, Rhead 5 (Ginnelly 7), Green 7 (Dickie 5).
Subs not used: Farman, Palmer, Arnold, Stewart. Sent Off:
Anderson (36). Booked: Rhead, Whitehouse, Anderson.
Hemmings 9, 75
Bennett 31
Devitt 67 (pen)
Att: 3,632
MANSFIELD: Logan 6, Anderson 6, Pearce 8, Bennett 7, Benning
7, Potter 7 (White 6), Mellis 7 (Atkinson 6), MacDonald 7,
Hamilton 8, Hemmings 8, Angol 7 (Thomas 6). Subs not
used: Digby, Olejnik, Sterling-James, Butcher. Booked: Angol,
White.
CARLISLE: Bonham 7, Liddle 7, Hill 7, Parkes 7, T Miller 7, Devitt
7, Jones 6, Lambe 7 (O?Sullivan 6), Grainger 6 (Hope 6), Cosgrove
6, S Miller 6 (Bennett 7). Subs not used: Nabi, Ellis, Brown, Bacon.
Booked: O?Sullivan, Bennett.
Colchester...........26
Swindon..............25
Accrington..........24
Newport County 26
Cambridge Utd...26
Carlisle.................26
Grimsby...............26
Stevenage...........26
Crawley Town....26
Cheltenham........26
Port Vale............. 26
Crewe...................26
Yeovil...................26
Morecambe.........25
Chesterfield........26
11
13
12
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
7
6
5
Barnet..................26
Forest Green.......25
5
5
Amond 6
Stockley 52
Willmott 66
Att: 3,318
NEWPORT COUNTY: Day 6, White 6, Bennett 6, Demetriou 6, Pipe
5, Dolan 6 (Owen-Evans 6), Labadie 6, Willmott 9, Butler 6,
7
7
5
9
46
35
38
35
35
24
29
32
43
43
43
42
7
10
8
7
9
10
10
11
11
11
13
15
13
12
15
35
38
38
35
25
37
26
36
25
33
29
29
36
24
26
27
34
30
30
31
37
34
39
31
38
34
41
47
36
47
41
41
40
39
37
34
34
33
33
31
31
29
27
25
21
5 16 26 39
5 15 25 47
20
20
8
2
4
9
7
7
7
6
6
7
4
2
6
7
6
JUSTIN
(Luton)
PEARCE
(Mansfield)
PETT
(Stevenage)
FREEMAN
(Wycombe)
HYLTON
(Luton)
WILLMOTT
(Newport)
HEMMINGS
(Mansfield)
Att: 3,292
12 7
12 7
11 10
13 3
L F A Pts
4 62 25 54
4 44 26 50
8 28 18 44
COOPER
(Crewe)
Att: 7,402
Porter 12
Walker 34
D
6
8
5
MARK McGHEE blasted his
players ? calling Swindon?s
goals ?ludicrous?.
Ellis Iandolo scored for
Robins in the 17th minute
then Matt Preston sealed
it with the last kick of the
first half.
John Akinde had levelled
for Bees after 20 minutes.
Boss McGhee raged:
?We?ve lost two goals that
were absolutely ridiculous.
?I?ve got my ideas about
who we need in the January window to stop us losing these ludicrous goals.?
Swindon chief David Flitcroft axed Lawrence Vigouroux and James Brophy
for boozing on Saturday.
He said: ?You can?t have
that lack of respect. Not
on my watch.?
COR BLIMEY
. . . Cornick
slams home
Luton?s fourth
GARRATT
(Crewe)
COVENTRY: Burge 6, Grimmer 7, Willis 7, Davies 7, Stokes 7,
Devon Kelly-Evans 6, Bayliss 7, Doyle 6, Shipley 5 (Haynes 5),
Biamou 5 (Ponticelli 6), McNulty 7. Subs not used: O?Brien,
Hyam, Dion Kelly-Evans, Maycock, Stevenson Booked: Bayliss.
CHESTERFIELD: Eastwood 7, Weir 6, Hird 6 (Maguire 6), Wiseman
4, Binnom-Williams 6, Reed 6, McCourt 6, Rowley 6, Dimaio 5
(O?Grady 6), Kellett 7, Dennis 5 (De Girolamo 5). Subs not used:
Mitchell, German, Parkin, Ofoegbu. Sent Off: Wiseman (80).
Booked: Dennis, Wiseman.
Wycombe............26
Lincoln City.........26
Mansfield............26
Exeter..................25
GRIMMER
(Coventry)
WALKER
(Crewe)
McNulty 14
W
16
14
13
TEAM OF THE DAY
Att: 4,789
COLCHESTER: Walker 7, Eastman 7, Kent 6, Kpekawa 6, Jackson
6, Lapslie 6, Murray 6 (Comley 5), Vincent-Young 6, Drey Wright
6 (Guthrie 6), Szmodics 6, Mandron 5 (Hanlan 5). Subs not used:
Reid, Slater, Gilmartin, James.
CAMBRIDGE UTD: Forde 7, Halliday 7, Legge 7, Taft 6 (Azeez 6),
Carroll 6 (Dunk 5), Deegan 7, Taylor 6, Maris 7, J Brown 7,
Amoo 6 (Elito 6), Ikpeazu 7. Subs not used: Mitov, Osadebe,
O?Neil, Davies. Booked: Carroll.
P
Luton....................26
Notts County......26
Coventry.............26
Barnet..................1
Swindon.............2
LEADING SCORERS
League goals
Hylton (Luton) .....................................15
Grant (Notts County)..........................13
Kee (Accrington).................................13
Akinfenwa (Wycombe) ...................... 12
Dennis (Chesterfield) ......................... 12
LEADING ASSISTS
League assists
Cooper (Crewe)......................................9
Taylor (Swindon)...................................7
Drey Wright (Colchester).....................7
Akinfenwa (Wycombe).........................6
Campbell-Ryce (Barnet)........................6
Amond 7, Nouble 7 (McCoulsky 6). Subs not used: Reynolds,
Tozer, Foulston, Touray, Bittner. Booked: Pipe, Dolan.
EXETER: Pym 6, Sweeney 6, Seaborne 5 (Reid 6), ArchibaldHenville 6, Woodman 5, Taylor 6, Tillson 6, James 5 (Holmes 6),
Moxey 6, Stockley 7 (McAlinden 6), Harley 6. Subs not used:
Hamon, Wilson, Edwards, Boateng. Booked: James, Tillson.
Hatters in
full swing
Stead 86 (pen)
Att: 7,241
NOTTS COUNTY: Fitzsimons 6, Tootle 6, Duffy 6, Brisley 6, Jones
7, Alessandra 7, Yates 6, Hewitt 7, Grant 7, Stead 8 (Smith 4),
Forte 5 (Saunders 5). Subs not used: Dickinson, Hawkridge,
Pindroch, Hunt, Walker. Booked: Duffy, Hewitt.
PORT VALE: Boot 5, Davis 5, Smith 5, Anderson 5 (Gibbons 5),
Pugh 5, Harness 4, Tonge 5, Kay 5, Whitfield 6 (Worrall 5),
Montano 4 (Barnett 5), Pope 6. Subs not used: Lainton, Denton,
Forrester, Turner. Booked: Pope, Davis.
Godden 23
Eisa 2
Pett 35, 88
Att: 1,989
Newton 69
STEVENAGE: Fryer 6, Henry 6, Franks 6, King 6, Martin 6,
Pett 9, J Smith 6, McKee 6 (Gorman 5), Kennedy 5, Newton 7
(Samuel 5), Godden 7 (Gray 5). Subs not used: Wilkinson,
Whelpdale, Day, Wilmot. Booked: Henry.
CHELTENHAM: Flinders 6, Moore 6, Grimes 6, Boyle 6 (Bower 5),
Winchester 6, Dawson 5, Atangana 7, Storer 6 (Lloyd 5), Morrell
6, Eisa 7, Graham 5 (Wright 6). Subs not used: Lovett, Hinds.
Surridge 19
Randall 44
Att: 2,635
Verheijdt 90
YEOVIL: Krysiak 7, James 7, Sowunmi 5, N Smith 7, Dickson 7,
Gray 7, Worthington 7, C Smith 4, Khan 5 (Mugabi 6),
Surridge 8 (Zoko 2), Olomola 7 (Green 5). Subs not
used: Davies, Maddison, Nelson, Santos. Sent Off: C Smith
(37), Sowunmi (45). Booked: C Smith, Zoko.
CRAWLEY TOWN: Morris 7, Lelan 5 (Meite 6), Yorwerth 6
(Verheijdt 5), Connolly 7, Evina 6 (Sanoh (5), Smith 7, Randall 7,
Young 6, Bulman 7, Boldewijn 6, Roberts 7. Subs not used:
Doherty, McNerney, Mersin, Clifford. Booked: Roberts, Morris,
Young, Yorwerth, Randall.
JONES BOYS A SIXTIES HIT
By GARETH DAVIES
LUTON have hit the
swinging sixties ? and
they remain a smashhit No 1 after this with a display that delighted
manager Nathan Jones. He
dramatic victory.
The Hatters are now on
62 league goals for the season despite having skipper
Alan Sheehan sent off after
just four minutes for an
elbow on Matt Rhead.
Michael Bostwick gave
Lincoln the lead within
seconds from the free-kick
and it looked like a long
afternoon for the leaders.
But on 36 minutes the
Imps? Harry Anderson was
next to see red from ref
Nicholas Kinseley.
Luton were 2-1 down at
that stage but they went on
to win a breathtaking battle
WE?LL KANE ?EM
STEVE EVANS says his soaring
Stags have got their promotion
rivals running scared.
Mansfield leapt into the playoff places thanks to a Kane
Hemmings double.
Boss Evans said: ?You wouldn?t
want to play against Mansfield at
the minute as we are a decent
side that, no doubt, is improving.
?We have got ourselves a point
away from the automatics and
not far away from 
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