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STORY OF SOCCER SATURDAY
There were some hilarious moments on Soccer Saturday this afternoon. Take a look for yourself...
Looking even further ahead, we've got a tasty double bill coming your way on Sky Sports 1 from 12.30pm tomorrow as Newcastle host Sunderland before Liverpool play Arsenal at Anfield. Christmas really has come early if you're a football fan.
From 8pm on Sky Sports News HQ, it's Today's Goals Now with the best of the action from the Football League and Scotland, while from midnight you can catch all of the Premier League goals as well. Not a bad deal...
MORE LIVE FOOTBALL
On Sky Sports 4 right now you can see PSV v Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredevisie and the La Liga clash between Eibar and Valencia is on Sky Sports 5.
GAME OF THE DAY
Plenty more footy on the telly tonight. From 8pm you can see our Game of the Day - QPR v West Brom - in full on Sky Sports 1 followed by a Match Choice of all of today's 3pm kick-offs from 10pm on the same channel.
FT: NOTTM FOREST 1-1 LEEDS
That's it - Forest will feel hard done by with two goals by Fryatt disallowed when there looked to be very little wrong with them, good battling point for Leeds on the road
NOTTM FOREST 1-1 LEEDS
MISS! Antonio floats over a cross on to the head of Assombalonga but the big striker nuts the ball the wrong side of the post - we are into the last added minute here
MISS! Half a chance for Lansbury to win it for Forest but he can't get his left foot volley on target and drills the ball wide from the edge of the box
Everton boss Roberto Martinez was frustrated with his team's poor display int he defeat to Southampton
There will be four added minutes here
SAVE! First effort from Doukara is a wicked hit that Darlow is at full stretch to beat away - great save from the keeper
HULL TO RECALL LOANESS
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed he is likely to recall Tom Ince and Maynor Figueroa from loan spells at Cardiff and Wigan respectively.
Speaking after the 1-0 home defeat to Swansea City this afternoon, Bruce said: "We'll probably recall Incey and probably Figueroa too. We are down to 15 or 16 players who are available."
SUB! Antenucci is of and on comes Doukara as Leeds make their final sub with 6mins to go on the clock
YELLOW! Lichaj is in the ref's book for a block on Morison who was away there
SAVE! Burke is denied by Silvestri at the back post after Warnock slipped in the 6yd box and could not get it clear - Leeds keeper is keeping his team in this
MONK SALUTES SWANS
Garry Monk hailed the defensive display from his Swansea side against Hull.
Fierce pressure from Forest who are pressing hard for a goal - Leeds down to ten men with Sharp off the pitch injured. Tonge is finallly on for Sharp so Leeds are back to full strength
SAVE! Good stop from Silvestri to keep out a hit from Teshe - Lansbury then tests the keeper with a right-foot effort that Silvestri is at full stretch to palm away
YELLOW! Antonio floors Byram right on the edge of the box - Forest man is booked - free-kick is easily gathered by Darlow in the 6yd box
HARTLEPOOL WANT EVANS
Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign Ched Evans, the former Sheffield United striker who was released from prison earlier this year.
"It's a possibility. If it could happen, I would want it to happen. He is a proven scorer; he's served his time and the boy wants to play football. If there is a chance he might come here, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't."
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino watches on from the stands.
SUB! Hunt is hooked off for Burke as Pearce rings the changes
SAVE! Brilliant stuff from Cook who skips past a challenge at pace and plays in Sharp but his volley is well saved by Darlow - fantastic counter attack from Leeds
NO GOAL! FOREST 1-1 LEEDS
Another goal scratched off for Fryatt who is offside according to the linesman - replay shows he wasn't. That's the second time the Forest man has wrongly had a goal disallowed - he should be on a hat-trick!
POOR! Antonio skins the Leeds defence down the wing - Lansbury makes a real hash of his shot but the ball drops to Hunt at the back post and the Forest defender has a perfect chance to score but his shot is a really weak effort that it hit straight at the keeper
Billy Sharp celebrates after scoring against his former club
GOAL! FOREST 1-1 LEEDS (Sharp 54)
Sharp steps up and drills the ball home from the penalty spot to score against his old team - Leeds are right back in this
PENALTY NOTTM FOREST 1-0 LEEDS
Penalty to Leeds as Fox floors Byram in the box
NOTTM FOREST 1-0 LEEDS
Off we go for second half here...
HARRY HAILS CHARLIE
Harry Redknapp praised the work ethic of Charlie Austin after his hat-trick heroics this afternoon.
"He’s been out on a building site working all day in the
freezing cold, so he knows what it’s like to work. He enjoys every minute of
being a footballer. I think a lot of young kids come into football today and
get everything given to them. They don’t put a shift in and don’t appreciate
what they’ve got. Charlie is a great example for anyone who wants to get
BRUCE - NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Hull remain in the relegation zone and their manager Steve bruce says their performance in the 1-0 loss to Swansea was below the standards he expects.
"There’s no excuses, at the end of the day there was nothing
in it in the first half. If anything, they might have edged it. They get a
deflected goal that sends us backwards, but second half, we weren’t good enough
in all area of the pitch. And we can’t make any excuses. In the second half in
particular, we were really missing out big players, today we’ve had too many of
our big players unavailable."
BIG SAM'S CHRISTMAS CHEER
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is guaranteed a top-four spot for Christmas.
Erik Lamela earned the plaudits of his manager Mauricio Pochettino after his stunning winner against Burnley today
"It was an amazing goal, his first goal in
the Premier League in his second season, I’m happy for him, it was a special
first goal, and I’m also happy for our supporters. I think after six days, with
three games and three wins, it was a big effort from the players so
congratulations to them and we look forward."
Forest are 1/4 to see out a home win over Leeds, who are now 12/1 underdogs having gone in at the break behind at the City Ground. Bet here.
KOEMAN PLEASED TO END RUN
Watch Ronald Koeman react to Southampton's fine return to form
HT: NOTTM FOREST 1-0 LEEDS
Forest lead at the break thanks to Fryatt's late goal - he had an earlier one disalllowed that shouldn't have been
NOTTM FOREST 1-0 LEEDS
Fryatt celebrates giving the home team the advantage
GOAL! NOTTM FOREST 1-0 LEEDS (Fryatt 45)
Awful defending from Leeds who allow Mancienne a free header from a corner and Fryatt sticks out a boot to divert the ball in from close range - Forest are finally in front
DYCHE PROUD DESPITE LOSS
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was happy with his players despite their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham today
"I felt we gave a very good account of ourselves, to come
down to a club like this, who have had a couple of good results, and play in
the manner we did shows our growth. We feel the players are improving, not just
technically and tactically but coping with being in the Premier League and
coming to these stadiums and still performing."
NICHOLAS PRAISES SAINTS
Charlie Nicholas was highly impressed with Southampton as they returned to winning ways
back to their old selves today. I’d say 3-0 maybe flatters them a little touch
because Everton were in the game for long periods without really troubling
Fraser Forster too often. It was down to really good defending today. The shape
was much better. Fonte was a different class and was a proper leader today;
strong and decisive in his decision making."
NOTTM FOREST 0-0 LEEDS
SUB! That's it for Blackstock who limps off the park and on comes Assombalonga
LAMBERT - NEVER A RED
Paul Lambert says Gabriel Agbonlahor should not have been sent off, but was proud of his players for holding on for a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
"Where I was standing it wasn’t a red card, no way.
Especially when [Phil] Jones went up to [Brad] Guzan and said he’d made the
foul on Gabby. They’ve done it in years gone by but it could have been us
who won it at the end. Charlie was inches away. I’m proud of the team and how
they played and how we are playing. With seven lads out it’s an achievement."
Blackstock is back on for now at least, magic sponge has worked it's magic. Assombalonga thinks this could be his chance to get on and is warming up on the touchline
OUCH! bad news for Forest as Blackstock calls to the bench before falling to the floor - looks like he might be coming off
Great header from Cooper to clear the danger at the back for Leeds - Blackstock is limping looks like he has picked up a knock
MERSON BACKS BRUCE
Paul Merson says Hull shouldn't panic after the 1-0 home loss to Swansea, but he feels Hull are in a spot of trouble.
"I think Steve Bruce
is a good manager and I don’t think there’s a need to panic. I am worried about
Hull. They had 11 attempts and three on target – but I can’t remember any of
them. I never once got out my seat excited and that was the worrying thing for
me. Playing at home they didn’t get the fans off their seats, which will
probably be a worry. They haven’t got a goalscorer and they haven’t got a
player who is going to create something special."
VAN GAAL FRUSTRATED
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal feels his side should have taken all three points at Villa Park today
"I am very frustrated and I think the players also are because
we were the better team and we don’t win. You have to win when you are the
better team. In the first half we weren’t aggressive enough. I also have to say Aston Villa were well organised but when
you allow them to score you know it will be very difficult. We pressed more in the second half and that’s why we scored
but you have to score two times. We weren’t effective enough. It could have
been seven in a row but it is not."
Blackstock and Fryatt are running the Leeds defence ragged - Forest goal looks on the cards here
NO GOAL! NOTTM FOREST 0-0 LEEDS
Forest have the ball in the net as Antonio hammers in a shot but the flag has gone up for offside on Fryatt - he wasn't and Leeds have been let off the hook there. Manciene is in the ref's book for a crude hack on Adryan.