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 Sep 25, 2020
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All under one roof: The Essential Football Show preview & review, Super Sunday reaction, Monday Night Football talking points and more...

Episode Date
MNF: Defenders terrified of Haaland | Liverpool easiest team to play against | Defence of Gareth Southgate | Maddison's England prospects
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss the Manchester Derby and how Erling Haaland's start to life in the Premier League will terrify all defenders in the competition. Jamie dissects Liverpool's recent performances and claims they're too easy to play against, Gary analyses Trent Alexander-Arnold's defending and how he can make himself one of the world's greatest, the form of Harry Maguire and his chances of making Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad. Plus, Leicester pick up their first win of the season with a 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest - hear from Brendan Rodgers, Steve Cooper and James Maddison.
Oct 03, 2022
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Hat-trick heroes Haaland and Foden stun Man Utd | Are Arsenal in the title race? | Liverpool start slow again
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.

PART ONE | There’s only one place to start and that’s Manchester City’s 6-3 Manchester derby win over rivals Manchester United. We hear from Kevin De Bruyne, Pep Guardiol and Erik ten Hag before Gary Neville and Roy Keane have their say on events at the Etihad Stadium. Peter Smith, Nick Wright and Ben Ground, who covered the game for Sky Sports’ digital platforms, dissect the game, from City’s hat-trick heroes in Erling Haaland and Phil Foden to another slow United start and Cristiano Ronaldo’s non-selection.

PART TWO | Arsenal have the north London bragging rights after a 3-1 victory over rivals Spurs. Are Mikel Arteta’s side in the title race? Sam Blitz and Nick Wright have their say. We then round up the rest of Saturday’s action as Liverpool are held again this time by Brighton, Connor Gallagher returns to break Crystal Palace hearts and hand Graham Potter a first win a Chelsea boss, and there are wins fro Newcastle, Everton and West Ham.

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Oct 02, 2022
Keane slams ‘hugely embarrassing’ Utd | Ten Hag on ‘unacceptable’ Utd performance | Pep 'City can get better' | 'Utd disrespecting Ronaldo'
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Roy Keane and Micah Richards discuss Manchester United’s 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League and suggest it’s a hugely embarrassing result for United. Despite the display, Manchester City manager Pep believes his side can still improve. Plus, hear from hat-trick scorers Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.
Oct 02, 2022
SNF | Scamacca and Bowen shine for West Ham, as Wolves pick up another defeat
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Matt Murray to discuss West Ham's important 2-0 win over Wolves to take them out of the relegation zone. They take a look at new signing Gianluca Scamacca's sensational Premier League debut goal, as well as the surprise return of Diego Costa.
Oct 01, 2022
Derby Day weekend: Who will reign victorious in Manchester and North London? Plus: Graham Potter's league bow and managers under pressure
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In this week’s Essential Football Premier League preview Ron Walker, Pete Smith and Joe Shread take an in-depth look at the first Manchester and North London derbies of the season.

PART ONE | Both sides come into Sunday's Manchester derby in fine form - have we seen the best of Man City so far, and how has Erik Ten Hag turned Man Utd's fortunes around so quickly? There's some big claims over Erling Haaland's brilliance already - and that of unlikely hero Lisandro Martinez too.

PART TWO | Who has the upper hand going into Saturday's North London derby? Arsenal's Thomas Partey stats lay bare how important his fitness will be to Mikel Arteta, while Heung-Min Son's sudden resurgence is also on the agenda. Despite only leading them for one game, there's some talking points from the type of Chelsea side we can expect to see - and the tough challenge facing them at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

PART THREE | Some of the question marks hanging over Brendan Rodgers' Leicester future, and Steve Cooper's at Nottingham Forest, are answered ahead of the pair going head-to-head on Monday Night Football. Plus those around Steven Gerrard, whose Aston Villa side face a potential crunch clash at Leeds on Super Sunday.
Sep 29, 2022
Gary Neville Q&A on those Super League plans, why it is time for change in English football and more
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In this in-depth interview with Sky Sports to coincide with the release of his new book The People’s Game: A View from A Front Seat in Football, Gary Neville talks us through those Super League plans and why he believes it is time for English football to change...
Sep 27, 2022
England 3-3 Germany: Rollercoaster draw assessed | What it means for the World Cup | Who boosted their chances of making the squad?
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After England’s rollercoaster 3-3 draw with Germany in their final game before the 2022 World Cup, Peter Smith is joined by Charlotte Marsh at Wembley to discuss where the game now leaves Gareth Southgate’s side ahead of Qatar, who impressed for a place on the plane and who could potentially miss out...

Plus we hear from the England manager himself as he assesses the Nations League fixture and how coming through a tough period could be a positive for his side going into the tournament.
Sep 26, 2022
Essential Football: England’s final World Cup warm-up, questions for Southgate, Nations League relegation?
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Ahead of England’s final games ahead of November’s World Cup opener, Essential Football looks forward to the Three Lions taking on Italy and Germany as they look to avoid relegation from the top tier of the Nations League.

Ron Walker and Peter Smith are joined by Sky Sports News’ Rob Dorsett to discuss how much the pressure has risen on Gareth Southgate in 14 short months since the Euro 2022 final, where his biggest squad headaches are and how he approaches the two Nations League matches, with a number of his first-choice players not featuring for their clubs.

Sky Sports digital football writers Adam Bate and Sam Blitz then join the party with their England XIs as we debate who should be in Southgate’s line-up to face Iran in two months time.
Sep 21, 2022
Premier League weekend wrap: Son sizzles, will Rodgers go? Arsenal return to the top, Everton earn big three points
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.

PART ONE | Can Brendan Rodgers keep his job after a second big defeat in a row? Heung-Min Son provided the perfect reaction to being dropped with a 13-minute hat-trick in a 6-2 Spurs win over Leicester on Saturday Night Football, with Jack Wilkinson there to give us his view on the North London goal-fest. Rivals Arsenal weren't to be outdone and romped to a 3-0 win at Brentford on Super Sunday - leading to some high praise from opposition boss Thomas Frank, and Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright.

PART TWO | At the seventh time of asking, Everton finally earned their first win of the season by beating David Moyes' beleaguered West Ham 1-0. Hear from Moyes on their struggles, as well as guest Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's views on the Toffees' upturn in form. Elsewhere, Adam Bate was our man at Molineux as Erling Haaland scored (again) in Man City's 3-0 win at Wolves. Plus, Steve Cooper explained why his Nottm Forest side would need time after a fourth defeat in a row to Fulham on Friday Night.

PART 3 | The Eddie Howe derby between Newcastle and Bournemouth ended level at St James' Park - but Cherries caretaker boss Gary O'Neil wasn't totally satisfied about taking a point from the Magpies fortress. Plus, Adam Bate explains why Aston Villa vs Southampton was an especially tough watch.

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Sep 18, 2022
Super Sunday | Hasselbaink: Lampard and Everton moving in the right direction | Maupay off the mark as Everton beat West Ham
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as they analyse Everton's first win in the Premier League this season with a 1-0 win over West Ham.
Sep 18, 2022
SNF | Redknapp heaps praise on Super Son's goalscoring revival as Spurs thrash sorry Foxes
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Wes Morgan as they analyse Tottenham's 6-2 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday Night Football.
Sep 17, 2022
FNF | Ramsey goal wins it for Villa | Gerrard delighted after 'ugly' win
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Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they analyse Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Southampton on Friday Night Football.
Sep 16, 2022
WSL season preview: The WSL is back! Will Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City dominate again or could someone break the top three stranglehold?
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With the WSL returning this weekend, Charlotte Marsh is joined by Caroline Barker and Anton Toloui to preview the upcoming season.

PART 1 | Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City’s differing summer business analysed as the Blues prepare to defend another WSL title. Charlotte, Caroline and Anton discuss how Chelsea have strengthened again as Arsenal take a more measured approached. Meanwhile, it’s been all change at Man City.

PART 2 | With Tottenham and Man Utd starting the season on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, the podcast discusses how their summers will help improve the squads. Liverpool also return to the WSL and Everton start life under Brian Sorensen. Plus, who could potentially struggle this season?

This podcast was recorded and first published before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Sep 06, 2022
Premier League Weekend Wrap: VAR takes centre stage | Liverpool and City drop more points | Resurgent Man Utd end Arsenal's winning start
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.

PART ONE | Liverpool drop more points after they were held to a frantic 0-0 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. Ben Grounds reflects on the game, which Conor Cody denied a fairytale winner against his former club after a lengthy VAR check. That wasn’t the only VAR check of the day! VAR took centre stage on Saturday, and not in a good way! We reflect on a series of decisions that infuriated managers, players, pundits and fans alike. We hear from Sam Blitz and Zinny Boswell on the VAR controversy at Stamford Bridge, plus West Ham boss David Moyes and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel give their verdicts. Finally, Nick Wright reviews Spurs’ win against Fulham.

PART TWO | Super Sunday saw Brighton hammer Leicester to increase the pressure on Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers insists he will fight on despite a fifth straight defeat, while Lewis Jones gives his match verdict from the Amex Stadium. Then we move to Old Trafford where Manchester United’s resurgence continued at the expense of league leaders Arsenal. Christian Eriksen reveals what’s behind the change at united before former Arsenal star Paul Merson offers up some positives for the Gunners, despite their perfect start to the season ending. Last but not least, the Super Sunday panel discuss who will finish the season higher, Manchester United or Arsenal…

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Sep 04, 2022
Super Sunday | Rashford ends Gunners' perfect start | Ten Hag 'more to come'
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Paul Merson and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to look back on Man Utd's 4th win on the bounce as they beat Premier League leaders Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Sep 04, 2022
SNF | Bailey equaliser stops City from going top after another Haaland goal
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The SNF team talk through Man City's missed the chance to go top of the table after Leon Bailey rescued a 1-1 home draw for Aston Villa. Plus, discuss the rest of Saturday's Premier League action.
Sep 03, 2022
20 years of Transfer Deadline Day: How has it changed English football? | A Deadline Day in the life on Sky Sports News
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With another Transfer Deadline Day upon us we look back on 20 years of the transfer window in the Premier League and how it has changed English football - and continues to evolve from year to year at the end of the top-flight's most expensive ever summer.

PART 1 | Sky Sports News transfer gurus Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol join Peter Smith to discuss whether the transfer window has ever been as big as it is now, what sparks so much interest in transfers, how the window has changed the way clubs operate and whether there may ever be a return to season-round signings.

PART 2 | Reporter Paul Gilmour tells Ron Walker about the inner workings of a Transfer Deadline Day on Sky Sports News, how to cut out the noise on the big breaking stories as the transfer window draws to a close, the life of a Training Ground reporter in the final hours of the window - his favourite memories of Deadline Days gone by.
Aug 31, 2022
Premier League weekend wrap: Liverpool equal historic win | Man City's dramatic comeback | Arsenal stay perfect
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.

PART ONE | Liverpool crisis? What crisis. Jurgen Klopp's side made history with a record-equalling 9-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield, leaving Cherries boss Scott Parker pleading for new signings. There was a tougher afternoon for Man City who came back from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace, but boss Patrick Vieira still left the Etihad proud of his side. Plus, Nick Wright and Dan Sansom reflect on victories for Arsenal and Manchester United on Saturday.

PART TWO | Chelsea's season improved with a 2-1 win over Leicester, with Joe Shread impressed with the early signs of a Sterling-James combination, while Brighton's continued bright start had Lewis Jones wide-eyed about Pascal Gross. Harry Kane spoke to Sky Sports after netting his 200th Premier League goal in Spurs' 2-0 win at Nottm Forest, and Bruno Lage and Eddie Howe both felt they should have won as Wolves and Newcastle drew 1-1 at Molineux.

PART THREE | What's going wrong for Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa? He told Sky Sports the responsibility for their poor form lay on his shoulders after a 1-0 reverse at home to West Ham, while Thomas Frank didn't hold back on his assessment of Brentford's 1-1 draw with Everton.

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Aug 28, 2022
Super Sunday | Kane's brace sees off Forest's threat | Kane hits 200th career league goal
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David Jones is joined by Jamier Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Michael Dawson as they analyse Tottenham's 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. Spurs' Harry Kane and Antonio Conte join the panel to discuss their win as they move up to 3rd in the Premier League.
Aug 28, 2022
SNF | Alan Smith hails 'electric' Emirates atmosphere as Arsenal beat Fulham | Top four still the aim for the Gunners
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Bobby Zamora, Karen Carney and Alan Smith join Kelly Cates to discuss Arsenal's 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League. Plus, hear from both managers as the Gunners left it late to claim all three points over London rivals Fulham.
Aug 27, 2022
Can Nottingham Forest cause an upset against Spurs? Michael Dawson's Super Sunday preview | Exclusive interview with Antonio Conte
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In the latest episode of Essential Football, we preview the Super Sunday clash between Nottingham Forest and Tottenham.

PART ONE | Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports pundit Michael Dawson, who is no stranger to Nottingham Forest or Tottenham, having played for both clubs during his career. The defender discusses Forest’s huge summer overhaul and their solid start to life back in the Premier League before giving his thoughts on what Tottenham should be aiming for under Antonio Conte this season.

PART TWO | Jack Wilkinson sits down with Spurs boss Conte, who talks about his side’s development, closing the gap to the sides at the top of the Premier League, facing newly-promoted Nottingham Forest, and his Champions League record following the group stage draw on Thursday.
Aug 26, 2022
Chelsea in transition: The Blues’ overhaul examined | Havertz on slip-ups and slang
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour and football journalist Joe Shread to analyse a summer of change at Chelsea on and off the pitch and what they can achieve this season after a mixed start to the campaign. We discuss the transfer business that has been done and the potential moves which could come before Deadline Day. Plus we hear from inside the camp, with an exclusive interview with Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, who lifts the lid on the mood after defeat at Leeds, his preferred role in the front three, and learning the local lingo in west London.
Aug 24, 2022
MNF | Neville, Carra and Keane analyse Man Utd’s stunning win over Liverpool | Stormzy joins in on the celebrations
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Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane dissect an impressive win for Manchester United against fierce rivals Liverpool, with the MNF panel also joined by British rap artist, Stormzy.
Aug 22, 2022
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Saint-Maximin terrorises City | Leeds stun Chelsea | Arsenal's perfect start
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.

PART ONE | Newcastle once again displayed their impressive credentials under Eddie Howe with a 3-3 draw against champions Man City at St James' Park. Pep Guardiola and Micah Richards heap praise on Allain Saint-Maximin's part in the result, while we're also at Elland Road and the London Stadium, where Adam Bate and Zinny Boswell watched impressive afternoons for Leeds and Brighton - but less-so for Chelsea and West Ham.

PART TWO | On Saturday in the Premier League, Harry Kane became a history maker with his 250th Tottenham goal against Wolves. Lewis Jones talks us through the lunch-time kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while we also look back at Arsenal's 3-0 win over Bournemouth, with Mikel Arteta's assessment of the afternoon and Jamie Redknapp's views on how the Gunners have improved.

PART THREE | There was another first on Saturday afternoon as Fulham hosted Brentford in the top flight for the first time, while we also hear the fall-out from a another tough day's work for Everton which left Frank Lampard frustrated with his side's finishing. He's not the only manager under pressure - hear from Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard on his problem with penalties and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers' concerns over the Foxes squad after disappointing results against Crystal Palace and Southampton.

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Aug 21, 2022
Super Sunday | Leeds run riot against Chelsea and Manchester City drop crucial points
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Shay Given and Micah Richards to reflect an extraordinary Super Sunday which saw Chelsea demolished at Elland Road and Manchester City surprisingly held at Newcastle.
Aug 21, 2022
SNF | Amazing Arsenal cruise past Bournemouth | Gunners go top after 3 wins in 3
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Alan Smith as they discuss Arsenal's dominant win over Bournemouth as the Gunners go top of the Premier League. Two goals from captain Martin Odegaard and a beauty by William Saliba gave Mikel Arteta's men all three points.
Aug 20, 2022
Man Utd vs Liverpool special: Jamie Carragher’s big-game preview | Exclusive interview with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
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In the latest episode of Essential Football, we take an in-depth look at the Monday Night Football clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.

PART ONE | Oliver Yew is joined by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, who discusses how both Manchester United and Liverpool will set up at Old Trafford, Casemiro’s imminent arrival and Cristiano Ronaldo’s future and Liverpool’s slow start. The former Liverpool defender analyses where the game Monday’s huge showdown could be won or lost and gives his big-game prediction.

PART TWO | Peter Smith sits down with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who discusses Roberto Firmino’s return, Liverpool fans’ new place on the club’s board and his preparations for Monday’s big showdown and how United will set up under Erik ten Hag.
Aug 19, 2022
Arsenal on the rise: How Mikel Arteta’s overhaul of the Gunners is beginning to pay off
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Sam Blitz and Joe Shread to analyse Arsenal’s promising start to the season and just where it could take them this term. The panel reflect on Gabriel Jesus’ big impact, Mikel Arteta’s tactical and personnel changes, and the team’s connection with a fanbase which is optimistic again. Plus, we discuss where else Arsenal will look to strengthen in the final weeks of the transfer window as they look to mount a charge for a top-four finish.
Aug 17, 2022
MNF | Nunez sees red as Liverpool held again | Man Utd's Brentford collapse analysed | Carra and Nev answer your Twitter questions
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher assess Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League with new signing Darwin Nunez seeing red for a headbutt. Plus, Manchester United's defeat to Brentford on Saturday is analysed, the angry scenes at full-time in the clash between Chelsea and Tottenham is discussed and Carra and Nev answer your questions as they look back on iconic moments from 30 years of the Premier League.
Aug 15, 2022
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Man Utd's melancholic malaise | Chaos at Chelsea-Spurs | Jesus rises Arsenal | Gerrard 1-0 Lampard
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, player interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.
Aug 15, 2022
Super Sunday | Carra says 'gap is shrinking' between Spurs and Chelsea following 2-2 thriller at Stamford Bridge
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Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Graham Souness dissect the crazy scenes at Stamford Bridge in the London Derby between Chelsea and Tottenham. The pundits discuss how the squads have developed over the summer transfer window, and where they see both teams finishing come the end of the season.
Aug 14, 2022
SNF | Neville and Redknapp's passionate Man Utd debate | Man Utd embarrassed as brilliant Brentford score four
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Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney as they dissect one of Manchester United's worst Premier League performances in 30 years of the competition as a catalogue of defensive mistakes saw them thrashed 4-0 by Brentford.
Aug 13, 2022
Will Spurs land a rare win at Chelsea? Jamie Redknapp’s big match preview | Exclusive interview with Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta
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In this week’s Essential Football episode we take an in-depth look at the blockbuster London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Super Sunday.

PART ONE | Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, who explains how Antonio Conte has turned Tottenham into a ‘real force’, the three transfers which will guarantee Chelsea a top-four finish and analyses where Sunday’s clash will be won and lost.

PART TWO | Sam Blitz sits down with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta to hear about his contract negotiations this summer, how Conte changed his position when he was in charge in west London, and how the Blues' backline can stop Tottenham’s formidable attack.
Aug 12, 2022
Man Utd special: What’s going on at Old Trafford?
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Sky Sports News’ senior reporter Melissa Reddy joins Sky Sports football journalist Jack Wilkinson to dissect Erik ten Hag’s tumultuous start to life at Manchester United, what Cristiano Ronaldo’s future and the club’s erratic transfer policy says about the recruitment strategy at Old Trafford, and how the Glazer family ownership is hindering true progress.
Aug 10, 2022
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Haaland's scintillating debut | Ten Hag's disastrous start | Liverpool's stuttering opening
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Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, player interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.

PART ONE | Arsenal faced Crystal Palace in the season curtain raiser and Mikel Arteta's side produced a resilient performance, securing a 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park. We hear from Gunners defender William Saliba, who finally made his long-awaited competitive debut for the club, and Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville analyse the Frenchman's man of the match display.

PART TWO | On Saturday in the Premier League, Liverpool stuttered to a 2-2 draw at Fulham. Ben Grounds gives his final whistle verdict from Craven Cottage. We hear from Laura Hunter on Bournemouth's 2-0 win over Aston Villa, while Declan Olley reviews Spurs' emphatic 4-1 win over Southampton. Finally, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Everton manager Frank Lampard react to the Blues' 1-0 win at Goodison Park.

PART 3 | Super Sunday was all about the Manchester clubs, who had differing success on the opening weekend. Manchester United were stunned by By a 2-1 defeat to Brighton. We hear from former United captain Roy Keane, new United boss Erik ten Hag, Brighton boss Graham Potter and Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate on United's disastrous start at Old Trafford.

Attention then turns to Manchester City's 2-0 win at West Ham. All eyes were on new striker Erling Haaland, and he didn't disappoint. We hear from the Norwegian striker, City boss Pep Guardiola, the Super Sunday panel of Roy Keane, Karen Carney and Micah Richards and Sky Sports' Nick Wright on Haaland's scintillating debut.

And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Aug 07, 2022
Super Sunday | Haaland bags brace for City | Defeat for Ten Hag on debut | Keane 'Haaland like Ronaldo'
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David Jones is joined by Gary Neville, Micah Richards, Roy Keane and Karen Carney to look back on a busy day of Premier League action - including Erling Haaland's goal-scoring debut for Manchester City.
Aug 07, 2022
SNF | Jorginho secures Chelsea win | Tuchel: We need to get better | Lampard: We were unlucky
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Kelly Cates is joined in the SNF studio by Jamie Redknapp and Duncan Ferguson to reflect on a rare victory for Chelsea as a Jorginho penalty earns Blues first win at Goodison Park since 2017.
Aug 06, 2022
FNF | Arsenal too strong for Palace in opening night win | Saliba’s debut impresses Carra
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Kelly Cates presents the first Friday Night Football of the 2022/23 Premier League season and is joined by both Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they analyse Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. Carragher was particularly impressed with William Saliba’s debut as the youngster was named man of the match. There is also reaction from Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira.
Aug 05, 2022
Premier League 2022/23 season preview: Can anyone stop City & Liverpool? | Surprise teams & potential strugglers | Behind the scenes at Sky
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The Premier League is back – with a World Cup twist in the middle of it – and in this special preview podcast we take a look at how the 20 teams are shaping up for a mammoth campaign.

Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports senior football journalists Peter Smith and Oliver Yew as well as football writer and EFL expert Dan Long to run the rule over new signings, familiar faces and their battles set to play out at both ends of the table.

Plus we sit down with Sky Sports presenter David Jones to find out what life is like on set with the game’s biggest names in punditry.

Part One | The Big Six have been busy this summer with significant changes taking place at all of the top sides. Champions Man City and their nearest rivals last season, Liverpool, have both signed superstar strikers, while Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United are optimistic about their chances – but is there trouble ahead for Chelsea?

Part Two | We get the lowdown on the three new arrivals in the Premier League, Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest and try to work out which teams will emerge from the pack to spring a surprise.

Part Three | We go behind the scenes with Sky Sports presenter David Jones to hear his stories from the studio ahead of another blockbuster season on screen.
Aug 04, 2022
My Greatest Goal | Paolo di Canio's sublime volley
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Paolo di Canio, Harry Redknapp and Neil Sullivan recall the Italian's sublime volley for West Ham against Wimbledon in 2000.
Jun 11, 2022
My Greatest Goal | Troy Deeney's play-off winner
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Troy Deeney, Manuel Almunia and Andy King discuss Watford's dramatic winner against Leicester in the 2013 Championship playoff semi-final.
Jun 10, 2022
My Greatest Goal | Patjim Kasami's stunning finish
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Patjim Kasami, Darren Bent and Damien Delaney look back at the Swiss striker's incredible goal for Fulham against Crystal Palace from 2013.
Jun 09, 2022
My Greatest Goal | Jermain Defoe's derby delight
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Jermain Defoe, Ryan Taylor and Martin Tyler look back to the 2015 Tyne-Wear derby and Defoe's stunning winner for Sunderland against Newcastle.
Jun 08, 2022
My Greatest Goal | Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick
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Olivier Giroud, Martin Tyler and Wayne Hennessey look back at the former Arsenal striker's stunning 'scorpion kick' finish from 2017.
Jun 07, 2022
Champions League final reaction: Real complete incredible run | Liverpool denied by Courtois | Pre-match chaos
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On the Essential Football podcast we react to Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Liverpool, which came courtesy of Vinicius Jnr’s second half goal. But that’s only part of the story on a dramatic night. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports’ Nick Wright and Adam Bate from inside the Stade de France to dissect the big talking points.

The panel reflect on the twists and turns on the pitch, picking out the standout performers and fine margins which swung it the Spanish side’s way, and also discuss the off-field issues, which saw Liverpool supporters struggle to get into the stadium and the match delayed by 37 minutes.

We also analyse what this result means for how Liverpool’s season as a whole will be assessed – and how they bounce back from this disappointment in 2022/23.
May 29, 2022
Champions League final special: Alexander-Arnold vs Vinicius, records on the line, the view from Madrid and the latest from Paris
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In a Champions League final preview special of the Essential Football Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by a trio of guests to look ahead to the European club showpiece of the season as Liverpool take on 13-time winners Real Madrid in Paris.

Sky Sports digital football journalists Richard Morgan and Nick Wright talk us through where the game will be won and lost for Liverpool, whether their Premier League title battle will put them at a disadvantage and how Trent Alexander-Arnold and Vinicius Junior will be a key battle at the Stade de France.

Spanish football expert Ben Hayward also joins us to give us the mood from Madrid, where Carlo Ancelotti has been able to rest a number of his key players ahead of the final, and could make his own history if he becomes the first manager to lift the European Cup four times. Ben also explains why Real Madrid have become so synonymous with Champions League success – and what has driven their sensational never-say-die attitude this season.

Finally, Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate dials in from the French capital to update us on the latest on the atmosphere in Paris as well as explaining how the temperature could play its part, and give his prediction for Saturday’s spectacle.
May 27, 2022
Final day special: Man City’s dramatic title win | Tottenham’s top-four place | Leeds’ survival as Burnley drop
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On the Essential Football podcast we look back on an incredible climax to the Premier League season. We hear reports from every game up and down the country before Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Sam Blitz and Joe Shread to dissect the big talking points.

In Part One, after hearing the final-whistle verdict from around the grounds, we discuss Manchester City’s dramatic title win and Liverpool’s near miss and how those two teams have pushed each other to such high levels.

And in Part Two, Tottenham’s turnaround under Antonio Conte is in the spotlight, while we ask what Arsenal need to do to maintain their upward curve. We also reflect on a bad day for Burnley, following their relegation to the Championship, as Leeds salvage their top-flight status. Plus, we share our moments of the season.
May 23, 2022
City crowned Premier League Champions | Keane, Neville, Richards and Redknapp react to incredible end of season
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp at the Etihad stadium as they look back on how the Premier League title was won in dramatic fashion as Manchester City came from two down to win late on against Aston Villa.
May 22, 2022
Commentators' special: Martin Tyler, Rob Hawthorne and Bill Leslie reveal all about commentary and look back at the Premier League season
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In the latest episode of the Essential Football podcast, Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports football commentators Martin Tyler, Rob Hawthorne and Bill Leslie ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League season.

In Part One, the trio reveal all about commentary, talking the ins and outs of the day job, how they got started and the challenges they face on the gantry!

And in Part Two, Tyler, Hawthorne and Leslie look back at the 2021/22 Premier League season as they discuss their best moments, best goals and favourite lines of the campaign.
May 20, 2022
Burnley take vital point from Villa Park as Everton secure safety in the Premier League
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Dave Jones is joined by Stephen Ward and Dion Dublin for what was an exciting evening of football for the bottom half of the table. Everton secured a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace to secure their place in the Premier League next season, whilst Burnley took what could be a valuable point from Villa park in a thrilling 1-1 draw.
May 19, 2022
Liverpool complete comeback to take Premier League title race to final day | Carra: Salah should sign new contract!
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp to reflect on Liverpool's 2-1 win over Southampton at St Mary's. The result leaves Liverpool one point behind Man City going into the final day of the season.
May 17, 2022
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers: Europa League final special with Kris Boyd, James Tavernier, John Lundstram & Graeme Souness
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Ahead of Rangers’ Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt, Sky Sports reporter Luke Shanley exclusively speaks to former Rangers striker Kris Boyd in Seville before hearing from captain James Tavernier, midfielder John Lundstram and ex-manager and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.
May 17, 2022
Final MNF of the season! | Arsenal’s top four hopes in tatters | Nev: Gunners can have no excuses | Carra & Nev’s MNF awards
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Dave Jones is joined by both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville for the final Monday Night Football of the 2021/22 Premier League season. During the pre-match build-up both Carragher and Neville review the weekend’s action with the focus particularly on both the title race as Manchester City dropped points at West Ham in the 2-2 draw and the relegation battle which saw Leeds snatch a point late on against Brighton whilst Everton lost 3-2 at home to Brentford.

Attention then turns to the analysis of Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to an Newcastle which now leaves the Gunners’ top four hopes in tatters. Neville feels they will not have a better opportunity to qualify for Champions League football and there can be no excuses from Mikel Arteta or his players. Carragher says the Magpies can push for a top four finish next season after they produced a inspired performance, he also expects them to invest during the summer transfer window. There is also reaction from Eddie Howe, Granit Xhaka and a deflated Mikel Arteta.

In the final part of the show the duo pick their individual MNF awards for the best player, best young player, best new player, best coaching performance, best goal as well as their picks for the team of the season.
May 16, 2022
Everton stung by Brentford and Hammers hold City | Richards: Early red card cost Toffees, Souness: City and Liverpool best of any era
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Micah Richards, Graeme Souness and Phil Jagielka discuss Everton's 3-2 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League as the Toffees miss the chance to ensure survival despite taking the lead against the Bees. Plus, Manchester City fight back to draw 2-2 with West Ham after being 2-0 down at half-time at the London Stadium
May 15, 2022
FA Cup special: Liverpool win more silverware | Shoot-out heartbreak again for Chelsea | Salah & VVD injuries
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Following Liverpool’s epic penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final, football journalists Peter Smith, Lewis Jones and Nick Wright, who were covering the game for Sky Sports, discuss the major talking points from what was another tantalising and tremendously dramatic final.
May 14, 2022
Kane & Son punish calamitous Arsenal in NLD win
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Keane and Theo Walcott as they discuss Tottenham's vital North London derby win over Arsenal as the race for Champions League football between the two clubs is narrowed down to a points difference.
May 12, 2022
Richards and Carney react to De Bruyne masterclass as City go three clear at the top
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David Jones is joined by Micah Richards and Karen Carney to reflect on a magnificent performance by Kevin De Bruyne who scored four goals in Manchester City's 5-1 win over Wolves which sees them only needing four more points to retain Premier League title.
May 11, 2022
North London derby special: Antonio Conte exclusive & Alan Smith’s preview
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Ahead of Thursday’s season-defining North London derby, Sky Sports digital football journalist Jack Wilkinson heads to the Tottenham training ground to speak with boss Antonio Conte, before senior football journalist Oliver Yew sits down with former Gunners striker Alan Smith for the view from the red half of north London.
May 11, 2022
Liverpool keep on City's tail with 2-1 victory over Villa | Carra, Redknapp and Dublin on arrival of Haaland to the Premier League
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Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Dion Dublin dissect a vital 2-1 win for Liverpool at Villa Park to keep their title hopes alive. They also cover the breaking news that Erling Haaland has secured a move to Man City and discuss what this will mean for the Premier League.
May 10, 2022
Is the Premier League title race over? Can Spurs catch Arsenal? Plus Man Utd woes, the relegation fight and WSL final-day drama
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On the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sam Blitz and Zinny Boswell to talk the Premier League title race as Man City took advantage of Liverpool’s slip-up to widen the gap at the top of the table, plus the race for Europe, survival and a dramatic final WSL weekend.

PART 1 | Is there still hope for Liverpool, with Manchester City moving three points clear in the title race? Why have Chelsea collapsed, are Arsenal home and dry in the race for Europe or can Spurs get a result in the North London derby to cause a late upset?

PART 2 | Advantage Everton in the Premier League survival race. What’s changed for Frank Lampard? Who should be more worried out of Burnley or Leeds? And we put Sam and Zinny’s knowledge of Man Utd’s woes to the test in a special game of ‘higher or lower’.

PART 3 | After a dramatic final weekend in the WSL, how did Chelsea retain the title and where did it not quite happen for Arsenal? What are the takeaways from the rest of the league table and what can we expect to happen this summer?

All that, and much, much more!
May 09, 2022
Richards, Carra & Redknapp discuss nail-biting title race after City hit 5 past Magpies
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David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp to discuss Manchester City's emphatic 5-0 win over Newcastle that sees them go three points clear of title-rivals Liverpool.
May 08, 2022
Souness and Dublin slam Man Utd after losing 4-0 to Brighton
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Graeme Souness and Dion Dublin join Kelly Cates as they discuss Brighton's special 4-0 win over Manchester United.
May 07, 2022
Will Liverpool & Man City's Champions League results impact the title race? | The relegation battle continues | Fulham, Bournemouth assessed
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In the latest episode of the Essential Football Podcast, Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright, Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom and Sky Sports EFL expert Dan Long to discuss all the talking points ahead of another busy weekend of Premier League football.

PART ONE | The panel reflect on differing Champions League fortunes for Liverpool and Manchester City in midweek. Liverpool overcame a bit of a scare to power past Villarreal, while Real Madrid produced an epic comeback to knock out Pep Guardiola’s side. Will those results have any impact on the Premier League title race as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to face Tottenham and City hist Newcastle?

PART TWO | Burnley’s turnaround, Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible goal scoring form, Everton’s poor away record, Arsenal’s chase for the Champions League and Leeds’ relegation concerns are also up for discussion as continue to look ahead at the weekend’s action in the top-flight.

PART THREE | Finally, the guys by Dan Long to look at what Fulham and Bournemouth can bring to the Premier League after winning promotion back to the top-flight. With the final day of the regular Championship season this weekend, who will join Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield in the play-offs and who will eventually seal promotion at Wembley?

All that, and much, much more! 
May 05, 2022
MNF: Roy Keane joins Carra | Rangnick's tenure, can Everton stay up & Keane's greatest ever Utd PL XI
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Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane discuss Manchester's United's 3-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League, the job Ralf Rangnick has done at Old Trafford, can Erik ten Hag take inspiration from Jurgen Klopp's first few seasons in charge of Liverpool and can Everton avoid the drop after Frank Lampard's change of style? Plus, Roy picks his greatest ever Manchester United Premier League XI.
May 02, 2022
Arsenal bounce back into top four with battling win at West Ham | Pundits praise Nketiah’s impact | Smith: Arsenal look 'streetwise'
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Dave Jones presents Super Sunday and is joined by Graeme Souness, Jermain Defoe, Jamie Redknapp and Alan Smith as they react to and analyse the talking points from Arsenal’s battling win against West Ham at the London stadium which saw the Gunners bounce back into the top four after Spurs’ earlier win against Leicester. All four pundits singled out Eddie Nketiah’s performance and praised the forward for his impact in Arsenal’s attack. Alan Smith feels the Gunners have now got strong character’s in the dressing room and look more ‘streetwise’ which allows them to dig out difficult results that they have previously been criticised for not doing. There is also reaction from Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale, Rob Holding, West Ham captain Mark Noble and both managers, Mikel Arteta and David Moyes.
May 01, 2022
City power past Leeds | Pep: An incredible win | Marsch: We are making progress
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All the reaction and analysis from Elland Road as Man City win 4-0 in a comfortable win on the road.
Apr 30, 2022
Mikel Arteta special: Arsenal's transfer plans, why they can’t copy Liverpool’s route to the top and how his project is shaping up
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In the latest episode of the Essential Football Podcast, Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright sits down with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for an exclusive interview at the club's training centre at London Colney.

Ahead the Gunners’ crucial Premier League clash with West Ham - which is live on Sky Sports on Sunday - the Arsenal boss discusses how his side have adapted after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, the club’s summer transfer plans, why they cannot copy Liverpool’s route to the top and how his Arsenal project is developing. Are they ahead of schedule?

Arteta also talks the recent return of club legends Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry to the Emirates Stadium and the race for the top four.

In Part 2, Nick is then joined by Sky Sports senior football journalist Oliver Yew to discuss the interview and all things Arsenal ahead of a crucial few weeks for the club as they bid to return to the Champions League.
Apr 29, 2022
Keane and Redknapp discuss Ronaldo giving Man Utd an important point against Chelsea and the size of Erik ten Hag's job
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Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp discuss the events of Manchester United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea, with Ronaldo coming up with the goods again for the Red Devils. They discuss what the future will look like for Manchester United under Erik Ten Hag, and how much of a job he has on his hands.
Apr 28, 2022
Crystal Palace's clash with Leeds ends goalless - but will it be a vital point for Jesse Marsch's side?
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Jamie Carragher and Robbie Keane discuss the 0-0 draw between Crystal Palace and Leeds and how important that point could be for Leeds in their bid for survival. Robbie Keane also takes a look down memory lane and talks about his partnership with Dimitar Berbatov at Tottenham, as well as his difficulties at Liverpool.
Apr 25, 2022
Premier League review: Relentless Man City, Liverpool | Advantage Arsenal in top four race | Everton in danger of the drop
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After another Premier League weekend packed with twists and turns, we assess what the latest results mean for the title race, the chase for a top-four finish and the battle for survival at the bottom of the table.

Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports’ senior football journalist Oliver Yew and football journalist Lewis Jones to look back on:

Man City’s breeze past Watford and Liverpool’s battle to victory in the Merseyside derby; a significant weekend for Arsenal, who beat Man Utd and saw Spurs slip-up at Brentford; and Burnley’s crucial win over Wolves which lifts them out of the relegation zone and above Everton.

We pick out a key moment to come for Man City and Liverpool, the potentially deciding factor in Arsenal’s pursuit of a return to the Champions League, and what Everton can learn from Burnley to boost their chances in the relegation scrap.
Apr 25, 2022
Reds maintain title push | Everton into bottom 3 | Klopp: Players stepped up
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Reaction from Anfield as Liverpool win an ill-tempered Merseyside derby that leaves Everton in the relegation zone and Jurgen Klopp's side still chasing the Premier League title.
Apr 24, 2022
Eriksen spoils Tottenham's party as Brentford keep them at a goalless draw
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Jamie Redknapp and Jermaine Defoe analyse Eriksen's impact as he faced his former side, and debate what the goalless draw will mean for Tottenham finishing in the top four.
Apr 23, 2022
Erik Ten Hag announcement: Jamie Carragher on the new man at Old Trafford, plus Arsenal vs Man Utd preview
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Erik Ten Hag's announcement as Manchester United's new manager means we've ripped up the script for the Essential Football Podcast, with the Dutchman's unveiling heralding - yet another - new era at Old Trafford.

Host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports' Jamie Carragher as well as senior football writer Peter Smith and features writer Adam Bate to talk about the new man, what United can expect from him and the challenges he faces at Old Trafford.

The podcast also looks ahead to the weekend meeting at the Emirates, when a resurgent Arsenal host United on the back of a 4-2 win at Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Apr 21, 2022
Arsenal reignite top-four hopes with thrilling win at Chelsea | Redknapp: Young guns showed real character | Hasselbaink critical of Lukaku
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Dave Jones is joined by Paul Merson, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jamie Redknapp as they analyse Arsenal’s crucial 4-2 win against Chelsea which re-ignited the Gunners’ top-four finish hopes. Jamie Redknapp praised the performances of Arsenal’s young players and felt they showed real character. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink highlighted Romelu Lukaku’s display and was critical of his passion as it was another under-par performance from the Belgian. There is also reaction from Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and both a jubilant Mikel Arteta and dejected Thomas Tuchel.
Apr 20, 2022
Keane slams Manchester United as Liverpool climb to the top of the league
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Neville, Carragher, Keane and Souness reflect on a dominant Liverpool 4-0 win over Manchester United and discuss the state of Manchester United and what the future holds for them, with a managerial announcement expected in the coming weeks.
Apr 19, 2022
Man Utd issues, Liverpool quadruple chase - Liverpool vs Man Utd preview special with Sky Sports News' Melissa Reddy
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On the latest edition of the Essential Football Podcast, we look ahead to Tuesday's Sky Live clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield, which could play a major part in deciding the race for the Premier League title and the top four.

PART 1 | Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy, fresh from interviewing Ralf Rangnick, assesses the mood at Old Trafford after scraping a 3-2 win over Norwich, where boos from the stands leave Paul Pogba and the ongoing situation regarding Erik Ten Hag and an Old Trafford summer rebuild.

PART 2 | Sky Sports senior football journalist Pete Smith and features writer Nick Wright analyse Liverpool's quadruple chances, their performance against Manchester City, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane's contract situations and how Thiago Alcantara has helped evolve the Reds' style this season.

PART 3 | What hope do Manchester United have at Anfield? Will the 5-0 at Old Trafford play a part in the return fixture? How will Klopp balance his squad with Everton up next and would United stay in the race even with a defeat...
Apr 18, 2022
Newcastle's thrilling last-minute winner against Leicester pushes them even closer to safety
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Kieron Dyer to analyse the surprising turn of events in Newcastle's 2-1 win against Leicester, with the home side scoring in the last-minute to take all three points.
Apr 17, 2022
Man City vs Liverpool assessed, more problems at Man Utd and an Everton lifeline, plus the North London top-four race
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Looking back on the weekend's action on the Essential Football Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports digital football writers Sam Blitz and Dan Sansom as the top two went head-to-head at the Etihad, Everton shocked Man Utd and the North London chase for the Champions League took another twist.

PART 1 - Man City vs Liverpool: Who was Sunday's 2-2 draw a better result for? Could Liverpool have hoped for more? And are the run-ins all that they might seem?

PART 2 - Everton vs Man Utd: What went wrong for Utd and right for Everton? Did Sean Dyche's words spur them on? Will Erik Tan Hag want to take over on this showing, and how big is the scale of the overhaul they need?

PART 3 - The top-four race: After back-to-back defeats for Arsenal, what's gone wrong at the Emirates? Have they run out of steam in the race for fourth? Are Spurs now the real deal, and are they such a one-man team after all?
Apr 11, 2022
Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool | Are we any closer to knowing who will end up champions?
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Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Micah Richards join David Jones to unpick a thrilling Manchester City vs Liverpool showstopper, that saw the score finish 2-2. The pundits discuss what could be in store for both teams in the next few games, as well as debating whether they should be prioritising the Premier League or the Champions League.
Apr 10, 2022
Son scores hat-trick | Spurs thrash Villa 4-0 | Conte proud | Reaction and analysis
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Kelly Cates is joined by Darren Bent and Graeme Souness to look back on Tottenham's 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Apr 09, 2022
Wood sees off Wolves | 'Massive step towards safety' | Lage left frustrated
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Kelly Dalglish and Jamie Carragher lead the post-match discussions after Eddie Howe's Newcastle side beat Wolves 1-0 at St James' Park.
Apr 08, 2022
Jamie Carragher special: Why a Liverpool win at Man City wouldn't end the title race, where the game will be won and... his big prediction
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In a special edition of the Essential Football Podcast, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher joins Ron Walker to discuss this weekend's crunch title-race clash as leaders Manchester City host second-placed Liverpool live on Sky Sports Premier League this Sunday.

Carra explains why the game may still not act as the title decider even with so little of the season left, why City and Liverpool have the edge in different parts of the pitch, why a draw might be a good result for both managers - and predicts how the Etihad showdown is going to go.
Apr 08, 2022
Burnley edge Everton 3-2 in relegation fight thriller!
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Kelly Cates is joined by former Burnley striker Sam Vokes and former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as they discuss Burnley's thrilling 3-2 win over the Toffees that now leaves the Clarets just one point behind their relegation rivals.
Apr 06, 2022
MNF: Palace humble Arsenal | Rooney on Poch | PL Hall of Fame nominations
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David Jones and Jamie Carragher are joined for a bumper MNF by the current Derby boss and Premier League legend Wayne Rooney.
Apr 04, 2022
Problems mount at Man Utd | Kane making Spurs able | Crisis envelops Everton | City, Liverpool set for title decider?
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On this week’s Essential Football Podcast, Charlotte Marsh is joined by Sky Sports’ digital football journalist Jack Wilkinson and digital features writer Adam Bate to discuss a busy weekend of Premier League action.

PART ONE | The top four race heated up, starting with Manchester United’s loss at Leicester. In a lacklustre performance, is Man Utd’s push for the top four all but over? Plus Marcus Rashford’s future continues to be in doubt. Tottenham laid down their marker for a top four finish, beating Newcastle and inspired by Harry Kane. Plus are Chelsea now looking over their shoulder after a shock defeat to Brentford?

PART TWO | Everton’s season continues to tumble after a 2-1 defeat to West Ham. We ask how Frank Lampard could turn things around and just where they went wrong at the London Stadium. Everton face a huge match against Burnley on Wednesday evening before a brutal run-in, but could any of the bottom three do enough to pull themselves above Everton and out on danger?

PART THREE | Man City and Liverpool kept pace with one another in the Premier League title race ahead of a huge showdown on Super Sunday. The panel assess whether their upcoming meeting will decide this year’s league champion
Apr 04, 2022
Ginola: Newcastle need to rebuild, Spurs need to secure Kane
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Following Spurs' 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle, David Ginola thinks a Harry Kane replacement could cost upwards of £200 million and the current Newcastle team needs a complete overhaul.
Apr 03, 2022
SNF | Neville laments the state of affairs at Old Trafford as Man Utd lose ground in CL race after Leicester draw
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Apr 02, 2022
Premier League preview: Can Liverpool make it 10 wins in a row? Is Leicester clash must-win for Man Utd? Will the pressure get to Arsenal?
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The Premier League is back! Joining Ron Walker on the Essential Football Podcast this week is Sky Sports senior football journalist Richard Morgan, as well as digital football writer Joe Shread, to discuss the talking points worth keeping an eye on in this weekend’s games.

PART ONE | The panel ponder whether Liverpool’s early start against Watford will hinder them, if Man City should worry about their defensive injuries, whether a partially-filled Stamford Bridge will affect Chelsea, if Leeds can Marsch on again and ask if Man Utd’s Saturday Night Football clash with Leicester is must-win for Ralf Rangnick.

PART TWO | The panel look ahead to Super Sunday and how Everton turn their fortunes around at West Ham, and whether Newcastle will cut short Spurs’ recent good form in north London. The group also preview Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football, and give us their shouts about who faces the biggest weekend – and a Premier League prediction for the matchday.
Mar 31, 2022
England special: Maguire boos, the best and worst case World Cup draws and our 23-man squad selections for Qatar
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It's an England special of the Essential Football Podcast after the Three Lions' wins over Switzerland and Ivory Coast during the international break. Charlotte Marsh is joined by senior football journalist Pete Smith and football writer Ben Grounds to have a look back - and forwards - on England's 2022.

Part 1 | What did we learn from the two friendlies? How much can we read into Gareth Southgate's squad selection, and who did the guys pick in their 23 for Qatar?

Part 2 | What was the thinking behind the Maguire boos and did Southgate nail his response? Who could England face in Qatar, and who would be the best and worst-case scenario? Finally, how is England's 2022 shaping up?
Mar 30, 2022
Son seals Spurs win against West Ham to boost top four hopes
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David Jones presents Super Sunday and is joined by former West Ham and Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Jamie Redknapp as they discuss the major talking points from Spurs’ 3-1 win against West Ham that boosts their Champions League qualification hopes ahead of the International break. There is also reaction from man of the match Heung-min Son, Antonio Conte and David Moyes.
Mar 20, 2022
Leeds win in dramatic fashion at Molineux | Carra and Neville debate if this is a turning point
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher join Kelly Cates, to analyse the unbelievable Leeds comeback that saw them beat Wolves 3-2 away from home. They discuss what this will mean to Leeds going forward, and whether or not it will give them a boost for their on-going relegation battle.
Mar 18, 2022
Everton escape up and running? | Spurs to halt happy Hammers? | Winners & losers from Southgate's England squad
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Football fans, rejoice, for another edition of the Essential Football podcast is here! Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports’ resident Evertonian Ben Grounds and our features writer of an Arsenal persuasion Nick Wright to reflect on another significant week at the top and bottom of the Premier League, and look ahead to the first international break of 2022…

PART 1 | From a dramatic late winner, and a highly contentious red card, to a unique on-field protest and huge ramifications at the bottom of the table, 10-man Everton’s vital victory over Newcastle may have lacked quality, but it more than made up for it in talking points, which Nick, who was at Goodison for the first time, and Ben dissect

PART 2 | With a few sore heads in east London after West Ham's stunning victory over Sevilla in the Europa League, we ask whether opportunity knocks for Tottenham to put an end to their London rivals’ Champions League qualification hopes with victory on Super Sunday, or whether the Hammers can continue riding this wave to further glory

PART 3 | After Gareth Southgate announced his England squad for the March friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast, Nick questions the omission of Jadon Sancho and launches an impassioned defence of Harry Maguire’s inclusion, Ben explains why the door isn’t closed on Marcus Rashford, before the pair get stuck into the Jordan Pickford vs Aaron Ramsdale debate and examine who will be England No.1 heading into Qatar 2022
Mar 18, 2022
Carragher, Merson and Souness disagree on title winners following Liverpool win at Arsenal.
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Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Paul Merson and Graeme Souness to analyse Liverpool's 2-0 win against Arsenal and debate who is now the favourite to win the Premier League title.
Mar 16, 2022
MNF: Man City held at Palace to hand Liverpool initiative | Neville & Carra discuss the title race & give their views on Chelsea
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Dave Jones is joined by both Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on the Monday Night Football which saw Manchester City held by a resilient Crystal Palace team in the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park handing rivals Liverpool the initiative in the race for the title. The duo also give their views on Chelsea’s off the pitch issues after the government imposed sanctions on Roman Abramovich resulting in uncertainty surrounding the Blues. Carragher and Neville also reflect on the action from the weekend and how the relegation picture is shaping up. There is also reaction from Conor Gallagher, Bernardo Silva, Patrick Vieira and Pep Guardiola.
Mar 14, 2022
Premier League review: Man Utd’s resurgence, but same old Spurs? Chelsea’s touch of fortune, Arsenal’s juggernaut and Everton’s bad weekend
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After a weekend of renewed hope for some and concerns mounting for others - look away Everton - Ron Walker is joined by digital football journalists Zinny Boswell and Dan Sansom on the latest Essential Football Podcast to chew the fat on a big round of Premier League games.

Part 1 | What does Man Utd’s win over Spurs mean for the top-four race? Where did Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden return to form come from? Was it same-old Spurs on the big stage? Plus: Chelsea fans give us their thoughts on the situation at Stamford Bridge, Trevoh Chalobah gets away with a big penalty shout and Kai Havertz continues to impress.

Part 2 | Just how comfortable were Arsenal in their win over Leicester? Could Aaron Ramsdale be England’s No 1 by the World Cup? Are Everton really in the mire after Frank Lampard loses his unbeaten home record? Plus: A big win for Watford, Jesse Marsch gets off the mark at Leeds and Southampton’s streaks continue to confuse.
Mar 14, 2022
Arsenal in a good place | Chelsea need a solution ASAP
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Micah Richards and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to look back on Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Leicester and crisis club Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Mar 13, 2022
Record-breaking Ronaldo sinks Spurs with hat-trick
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Kelly Cates is joined by Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Michael Dawson following Manchester United's 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero once again for the Red Devils as his hat-trick helped inspire them to victory, the Portuguese talisman has now become the FIFA record holder for goals in competitive matches with 807, passing Josef Bican.
Mar 12, 2022
Chelsea Q&A special: Transfers, tickets, and what next at Stamford Bridge? Plus Man Utd vs Tottenham in top-four race
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In a special edition of the Essential Football Podcast where Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol joins Ron Walker, Declan Olley and Oli Yew for all the latest updates on everything from Stamford Bridge at the end of a tumultuous week for Chelsea, as well as looking ahead to a big weekend in the Premier League.

PART 1 | Man Utd vs Tottenham – is there extra pressure to bounce back after the hosts’ defeat to Man City last weekend? Who has more riding on the game, and how will Harry Kane’s form play a part? Plus we make both the case for a home win, and look at how Spurs can grab a big three points on the road.

PART 2 | Kaveh Solhekol joins us to explain the latest developments around Chelsea following Roman Abramovich’s sanctions from the UK government on Thursday. Where does it leave the club? Can they rescue their transfer plans? Will away fans be allowed in, and who’s going to buy the club?
Mar 11, 2022
MNF | Sheringham & Carragher on five-star Spurs hammering Toffees
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and special guest Teddy Sheringham as they discuss a whole host of topics from the Premier League, including Tottenham's 5-0 hammering of Everton, Man City's derby dismantling of Manchester United and a reflection on Sheringham's glittering career.
Mar 07, 2022
The race for Europe and survival: Will Arsenal get fourth? Can Man Utd wrestle it back? Are Newcastle safe - and who's going down?
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports senior football writer Pete Smith, features writer Nick Wright and digital football journalist Joe Shread to assess the weekend's Premier League action.

In Part One, the team dissect Arsenal's narrow win at Watford, which moved them into the top four with three games in hand on Man Utd and Tottenham. Will they stay there, or can Man Utd bounce back from Sunday's defeat at the Etihad? Is it going to be close but no cigar again for West Ham, can Spurs still do it... And what's happened to Wolves?

In Part Two we turn our attention to the other end of the table, and the job Eddie Howe is doing at Newcastle - who are now eight games undefeated in the division. What are the early signs from the Jesse Marsch era at Leeds - and is there cause for optimism? Has Brentford's win at Norwich just nudged them to safety, and who will end up being the bottom three?
Mar 07, 2022
Keane and Neville furious after Man Utd thrashed by Man City
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville for a fiery Super Sunday, where they look in depth at the comfortable 4-1 win for Manchester City in the Manchester derby.
Mar 06, 2022
Liverpool get an important three points against West Ham, keeping the pressure on Man City
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Bobby Zamora to talk through a must-needed 1-0 win over West Ham for Liverpool to keep their title hopes alive, and the pressure on Man City ahead of the Manchester derby tomorrow.
Mar 05, 2022
Manchester derby preview: Can United upset the odds? Can Ronaldo get back to form? And who makes our combined XI
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In the latest Football Essential Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports senior football journalist Charlotte Marsh, Sky Sports News' Ben Ransom and Sky Sports Football data editor Adam Smith ahead of a weekend where the eyes of the Premier League will be on Manchester.

PART ONE | How do Manchester United turn the tide from such a woeful defeat at Old Trafford earlier in the season – and how does Cristiano Ronaldo get back into form? Could this be a ‘statement win’ for City, and perhaps a ‘statement performance’ from £100m man Jack Grealish too? Then again, could Riyad Mahrez prove the difference?

PART TWO | Who needs the victory more? Will Manchester United’s April, facing City and Liverpool, hold the keys to the title race, and will they make it into the top four? Can City lift the treble, and are they better placed than Liverpool to rack up a trophy haul this season? Plus, our combined XI – including one big absentee.
Mar 03, 2022
Kepa & Mendy - Method or madness from Tuchel | Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds legacy | Misfiring Man Utd
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Sky Sports’ EFL editor Simeon Gholam and digital journalists Ben Grounds and Jack Wilkinson join host Peter Smith for the latest edition of the Essential Football Podcast…

PART ONE | To sub a goalkeeper, or not to sub a goalkeeper? Was there method or madness behind Thomas Tuchel’s decision to replace Edouard Mendy with Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final shootout defeat to Liverpool? The panel dissect the major incidents from Wembley and explore how domestic cup success could act as a springboard for Jurgen Klopp’s side

PART TWO | With Leeds wielding the axe on head coach Marcelo Bielsa, the panel examine the Argentine’s legacy at Elland Road, how his demise unfolded, and how Leeds can turn their campaign around to avoid falling further into a relegation battle, which Everton are embroiled in after their contentious defeat and non-handball against champions Man City

PART THREE | After misfiring Man Utd drew with Watford and leave the door open to their top-four rivals, Jack Wilkinson joins the panel to examine what went wrong at Old Trafford, whether Ralf Rangnick’s side are over-reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo, and what needs to change with the derby on the horizon
Feb 28, 2022
Reds win Carabao Cup after Kepa misses crucial penalty | Redknapp criticises 'ridiculous' decision to take off Mendy
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to discuss Liverpool's Carabao Cup win over Chelsea and they analyse the "ridiculous" call to bring Kepa Arrizabalaga on for Edouard Mendy for the penalty shoot-out.
Feb 28, 2022
SNF | Foden wins it late for City | Richards and Carney slate 'ridiculous' handball decision
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David Jones is joined in the studio by Micah Richards and Karen Carney as they reflect on Phil Foden’s late goal that condemned Everton to a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park as Manchester City extended their lead over Liverpool to six points.
Feb 26, 2022
FNF | Nev: It was a 2-0 mauling
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Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to look back at Southampton's 2-0 home win over Norwich. Nev and Carra were full of praise for the way Ralph Hasenhuttl's men took Norwich apart, with Nev calling it a "2-0 mauling."
Feb 25, 2022
Premier League Preview: Will Conte last the season? Should we be praising Rangnick? Plus Carabao Cup and Everton vs Man City preview
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In the latest Football Essential Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate and digital football journalist Declan Olley ahead of the first domestic cup final of the season - and plenty going on in the Premier League too.

PART ONE | What did Antonio Conte mean with his comments about his future, and where's it all gone wrong? Was Ralf Rangnick right to criticise Man Utd's players when praising Anthony Elanga, and is he doing a better job than he's given credit for?

PART TWO | Is there any hope for Everton against Manchester City on Saturday, after the Premier League leaders' defeat at Spurs last week? Plus we discuss why criticism of City's absence of a number nine may be missing the mark, and just how worried Frank Lampard should be about the Toffees' relegation fight.

PART THREE | The Carabao Cup final - who is this game bigger for? Has Liverpool's squad depth leapfrogged Chelsea's, and not just thanks to Lucas Diaz? What do we do with Romelu Lukaku - and can Kai Havertz steal his place?
Feb 24, 2022
Premier League Review: The title race is on! Harry Kane's goals, Romelu Lukaku's questions, Lucas Diaz's start and a big win for Man Utd
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In the latest Football Essential Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright, digital football journalist and resident tipster Lewis Jones and Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge to discuss a huge twist in the title race and more drama at the top and bottom of the Premier League table across the weekend's games.

PART ONE | Where else to start than the Etihad Stadium? Harry Kane's masterclass, what Spurs got right and Man City got wrong, and how the City vs Liverpool showdown in April is looking a title decider are all discussed, as well as Luis Diaz's role in Liverpool's win over Norwich, and the momentum shift around Anfield.

PART TWO | Why is Romelu Lukaku breaking records for the wrong reasons, after his seven touches across 90 minutes against Crystal Palace? How big was Manchester United's win over Leeds, how do Arsenal and Wolves fare in the battle for the top four and are there positives for Leicester, despite another defeat?

PART THREE | Newcastle's unbeaten run is assessed as well as West Ham's recent form, as well as another alarming weekend for Everton and new boss Frank Lampard. Who can stay up, with Watford and Burnley both winning, and Norwich's recent resurgence? And what has happened to Aston Villa's form?
Feb 21, 2022
Super Sunday | Keane and Redknapp react to Man Utd and Leeds thriller and Wolves' impressive drive for a Champions League spot
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Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Keane reflect on a rainsoaked Super Sunday as Manchester United held off a spirited Leeds fightback as Ralf Rangnick's side secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Elland Road whilst Wolves kept themselves in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a 2-1 win against Leicester..
Feb 20, 2022
SNF | Carragher hails Kane as "almost perfect" Spurs stun City
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Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Micah Richards discuss Tottenham's 3-2 win over Manchester City in the Premier League as a 95th minute winner from Harry Kane stunned Pep Guardiola's side.
Feb 19, 2022
Premier League Preview: Can Spurs trip Man City up at the Etihad? | Race for the top four continues with Man Utd and Wolves in action
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In the latest Football Essential Podcast, host Ron Walker is joined by Joe Shread and Ali Muzaffar to discuss a thrilling weekend of Premier League fixtures as Tottenham travel to Manchester City on Saturday while Manchester United, Wolves and Leicester continue to compete for the top four on Sunday.

PART ONE | After thrashing Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in the Champions League this week, Manchester City will host Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday Night Football. Pep Guardiola’s side have been imperious in the Premier League this season – can anyone stop the Citizens? Joe Shread and Ali Muzaffar also take a look at Antonio Conte’s comments about Tottenham’s squad being made weaker after the January transfer window. Will Conte still be at the club next season?

PART TWO | The stage is set for another Roses Derby as Manchester United travel to Elland Road to face Leeds on Super Sunday. The Red Devils managed to beat Brighton in their midweek fixture, but their poor performances on the pitch have been followed by rumours of disharmony in the dressing room. Meanwhile, Leeds have struggled to build on their impressive return to the Premier League last season and could face a relegation battle if their form does not improve.

Joe and Ali also discuss Leicester’s clash with Wolves, with both teams competing for a place in European competition next season. Wolves look to be a revitalised side under Bruno Lage, while Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester have endured a series of difficult results amid injury troubles and defensive woes.

Finally, the pair give their verdict on who will finish in the top four this season and claim a coveted position in next season’s Champions League. Tune in to find out who they pick…
Feb 18, 2022
Premier League Review: Title race reborn? | ‘Spineless’ Man Utd | Spurs implode as Wolves bare teeth | Newcastle escape gathers pace
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright and senior football journalist Oliver Yew to discuss Liverpool's title challenge, Spurs' latest error-strewn performance and Newcastle's resurgence

PART ONE | After Liverpool make it six wins in a row in all competitions to move back to within nine points of leaders Manchester City, we assess the Reds' title aspirations and explore where Pep Guardiola's side could lose points to hand Jurgen Klopp's men a possible advantage

PART TWO | The door is wide open in the top-four battle after Manchester United and West Ham drop points, while Tottenham's ragged display against Wolves leaves a lot to be desired and their Champions League chances flailing. So, who could bag that all-important fourth spot?

PART THREE | And after the bottom three sides all lose to allow Newcastle to pull clear of the drop zone, is the relegation picture any clearer? We'll discuss how Burnley, Watford and Norwich can attempt to drag those around them into a battle at the bottom
Feb 14, 2022
Super Sunday | Dawson rescues point late on for Hammers | Souness: ‘Draw is a fair result but West Ham were lucky with their goal’
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Dave Jones hosts Super Sunday and is joined by Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Graeme Souness as they dissect the talking points from Leicester against West Ham which ended in a 2-2 draw. Souness said that the result was a fair outcome but couldn’t understand why Craig Dawson’s late equaliser was not ruled out whilst Richards felt it was not a clear and obvious error and therefore the correct decision was to award the goal. There is also reaction from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice as well as both Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes.
Feb 13, 2022
SNF | Sterling hits hat-trick as City thump Norwich | Redknapp: ‘He is fundamental to City’ | Hinchliffe marvels at their consistency
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Chris Hughton and Andy Hinchcliffe as they analyse and discuss the talking points from Manchester City’s 4-0 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Redknapp feels that Raheem Sterling is ‘fundamental’ to City after ongoing rumours about his future at the champions whilst Hinchcliffe highlighted their consistency in performance and described it as ‘extraordinary’. There is also reaction from the hat-trick hero Sterling as well as Pep Guardiola and Dean Smith.
Feb 12, 2022
Premier League Preview: Yet more Man Utd & Spurs issues, Arsenal on the up, pressure on Rodgers, Everton struggles and Newcastle resurgence
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After a winter break of its own, The Essential Football Podcast returns as guest host Charlotte Marsh is joined by Sky Sports football features writer Adam Bate and digital football journalist Ron Walker to look back on the midweek action and ahead to another captivating round of Premier League games which could have ramifications at both ends of the table.

PART ONE | With more rumours circulating around Old Trafford and two points dropped at Burnley, what's the state of affairs looking like in Manchester United's top-four chase? What's been behind the upturn in form for Southampton, their opponents on Saturday? We discuss Spurs' disappointing evening against the Saints in midweek, ask whether Wolves will stop them bouncing back, and decide who's best-placed in the race for the Champions League spots...

PART TWO | How serious - and warranted - is the pressure on Brendan Rodgers at Leicester? How much can we read into West Ham, their next opponents, beating Watford on Tuesday night? What's changed the mood at Newcastle so quickly, and will Aston Villa - and perhaps Jacob Ramsey - bring it crashing back to earth this weekend?

PART THREE | Frank Lampard takes charge of his first home Premier League game in charge of Everton this weekend, but is the pressure already on as Leeds visit Goodison Park? Are Manchester City really not the best in the world, as Pep Guardiola has said, and where do Norwich even begin to hope of taking any points off them at Carrow Road live on Saturday Night Football?
Feb 11, 2022
Carragher and Neville's Transfer Special
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As we approach the end of the January transfer window, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss their experiences of transfers during their playing career.
Jan 25, 2022
Premier League Review: Is the title race back on? | Chelsea see off Tottenham for third time this month | Battle for survival intensifies
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom and Sky Sports Football features writer Adam Bates to digest a big weekend of action at both ends of the table, Sky Sports’ Charlotte Marsh offers her take on the Women’s Super League title race and Sky Sports News transfer reporter Lyall Thomas shares his insight on the state of play entering the final week of the transfer window.

PART ONE | Given Chelsea’s recent league struggles but Carabao Cup progression it is fitting that their first league win since Boxing Day would come against Tottenham, as Thomas Tuchel’s side narrow the gap on leaders Manchester City while Antonio Conte’s Spurs are dealt a blow to their top-four ambitions.

PART TWO | After Marcus Rashford scored a 93rd-minute winner for Manchester United against West Ham to leapfrog David Moyes' side into the top four, are we seeing Ralf Rangnick’s revolution take charge?

PART THREE | The Women’s Super League serves up another weekend of drama as league leaders Arsenal rescue a late point against title rivals Manchester City, while United take advantage of Chelsea’s dropped points at Brighton.

PART FOUR | In the fourth and final part, Lyall shares his insight into a potential sensational Premier League return for Christian Eriksen, as we preview an exciting final week of the January transfer window.
Jan 24, 2022
Super Sunday | Keane, Hasselbaink react to Chelsea's dominant display over Spurs
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jamie Redknapp as they discuss Chelsea's 2-0 win over Tottenham, in which was their fourth meeting this season. Liverpool also won 3-1 against Crystal Palace on Super Sunday as the Reds and the Blues keep up the heat on Manchester City.
Jan 23, 2022
SNF | Saints halt City's march | Guardiola full of praise for City performance | Souness and Richards praise Pep's psychology
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Micah Richards and Graeme Souness join David Jones to discuss Southampton's 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the Premier League as Ralph Hasenhuttl's side ended Pep Guardiola's winning run at 12 games.
Jan 22, 2022
FNF | Norwich grab crucial win against Watford | Carra: ‘I fear for Watford & Ranieri’ | Neville questions Hornets' chemistry
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Dave Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher who analyse and discuss Norwich City’s crucial 3-0 away win against relegation rivals Watford on Friday Night Football. There is also reaction from matchwinner Josh Sargent as well as both managers, Dean Smith and Claudio Ranieri.
Jan 22, 2022
Premier League Preview: Conte’s Spurs to crack Chelsea code? Man Utd momentum? Watford-Norwich six-pointer
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The Essential Football Podcast returns as host Alice Piper is joined by Charlotte Marsh and Ben Grounds to preview another captivating round of Premier League games which could have ramifications at both ends of the table.

PART ONE | After their dramatic, late victory at Leicester, the panel assess whether Antonio Conte’s Tottenham can crack the Stamford Bridge code and haul Chelsea back into the wide open race for the top four

PART TWO | Cristiano Ronaldo’s tantrum stole the headlines but having bounced back at Brentford have Ralf Rangnick and Man Utd built enough momentum to capitalise on the West Ham fragilities exposed by Leeds and boost their top-four chances? Plus: with an 11-point lead at the summit, can champions Man City afford to take their foot of the gas at Southampton?

PART THREE | An archetypal relegation six-pointer kicks off the Premier League weekend as Watford host Norwich on Friday – but which club is best placed to seize the initiative? Plus: tasked with steadying the ship for the second time in three years, can Duncan Ferguson galvanise Everton ahead of the visit of Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa?
Jan 20, 2022
Premier League Review: What next for Everton? | Man Utd's issues remain | Who are the contenders in the race for promotion?
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Alice Piper is joined by Ben Ransom, Nick Wright and Ron Walker to discuss another eventful weekend of Premier League football, while Simeon Gholam gives his analysis on the race to win promotion from the Championship.

PART ONE | Fresh from covering the news of Rafael Benitez's sacking at Everton, Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom brings us all the latest developments from Goodison Park. What went wrong for Benitez at Everton and what could be next for the Merseyside club?

PART TWO | Sky Sports football features writer Nick Wright and Sky Sports football writer Ron Walker talk through the other big talking points from the weekend. Manchester United's issues remain after letting a two-goal lead slip at Aston Villa. The pair also give their views on the relegation battle after Norwich's win against Everton and Newcastle's draw with Watford, plus Man City's win against Chelsea and the postponements in the Premier league that are causing plenty of debate.

PART THREE | Finally, Alice is joined by Sky Sports EFL Editor Simeon Gholam to take a closer look at the race to reach the Premier League from the Championship. Who are the contenders and how is their form looking as we approach the business end of the season? Simeon gives his verdict...
Jan 17, 2022
Super Sunday | Richards, Keane & Souness analyse Leeds’ thrilling win at West Ham
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Dave Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Robbie Keane and Graeme Souness as they analyse Leeds’ thrilling 3-2 win away at West Ham on Super Sunday. There is also reaction from David Moyes, Marcelo Bielsa and hat-trick hero Jack Harrison.
Jan 16, 2022
Keane and Redknapp discuss another poor Man Utd result and whether Benitez has a future at Everton
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Jamie Redknapp and Roy Keane are looking back on Saturday's 2-2 draw between Aston Villa and Man Utd, with the Reds taking a 2-0 lead. They also reflect on Benitez's future at Everton and whether their loss to Norwich has added even more pressure.
Jan 15, 2022
FNF: Brighton nick late equaliser against bitter rivals Palace
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David Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to look back on Brighton's entertaining 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace, a match that saw VAR penalty checks, an inspired goalkeeping performance from Jack Butland and late goals.
Jan 14, 2022
Premier League Preview: Will Spurs or Arsenal win north London derby? | Chelsea’s last chance at Man City | Bowen’s brilliance at West Ham
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Alice Piper is joined by Nick Wright, Charlotte Marsh, and Peter Smith to preview this weekend’s Premier League action. Plus we hear from Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith ahead of the north London derby.

PART ONE | Alan Smith delivers his north London derby verdict ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Tottenham and explains why the midfield battle will be key after the Gunners’ tiring battle with 10 men at Liverpool on Thursday.

PART TWO | It’s first vs second in the Premier League on Saturday when Manchester City host Chelsea. Is this the London club’s last chance to stay in touch with leaders City? And could a win for Thomas Tuchel’s side open the door for Liverpool, too? Plus we look ahead to Philippe Coutinho’s Aston Villa debut, with Steven Gerrard’s men facing an out-of-sorts Man Utd for the second time in a week.

PART THREE | Jarrod Bowen is in fine form and we take a look at the numbers behind his recent purple patch and discuss how it is driving West Ham back into the top-four race after their dip in December. Ahead of their match with Leeds we also examine how injuries have made life tough for Marcelo Bielsa this season. And finally, will Brighton or Crystal Palace come out on top in their rivalry showdown on Friday night?
Jan 14, 2022
Man Utd lose late on to Wolves and Ince slams 'soft' Utd players
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Paul Ince as they reflect on Wolves' historic win at Old Trafford as they defeated Manchester United 1-0, thanks to a goal from Joao Moutinho.
Jan 03, 2022
Premier League Review: Chelsea-Liverpool delights - but City the real winners | Arsenal progress clear in defeat | New year, same Everton
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In the first Essential Football Podcast of 2022, host Alice Piper is joined by Nick Wright and Richard Morgan to dissect an action-packed New Year’s round of Premier League fixtures which delivered, goals, drama, and may just have determined the destination of the title.

PART ONE | Has Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool stolen the game of the season title? Has the Premier League seen a better goal than Mateo Kovacic’s volley this season? Why Thomas Tuchel had no choice but to discipline Romelu Lukaku for his inflammatory interview. Plus, why Man City were the real winners at Stamford Bridge

PART TWO | Manchester City may not have been at their best at the Emirates but showed exactly why they are champions as Rodri’s dramatic late winner sealed an 11th-straight league win. The panel analyse exactly how City have emerged through a hectic festive period so far in front, and the unlikely series of events needed to deny them the title

PART THREE | Arsenal’s valiant defeat against Man City shows just how far the Gunners have come under Mikel Arteta; Antonio Conte continues to install steel at Spurs; West Ham underline top-four credentials; New Year, same old problems at Everton; Plus big wins for Brentford and Leeds United
Jan 03, 2022
Super Sunday: Souness, Carra and Hasselbaink reflect on thriller at Stamford Bridge and whether there is a future for Lukaku at Chelsea
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Graeme Souness, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jamie Carragher join David Jones in the Super Sunday studio to reflect on a thriller match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Liverpool. They debate whether Sadio Mane should have seen red for a challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta in the first few seconds of the match and also debate if Romelu Lukaku has a future at Chelsea.
Jan 02, 2022
SNF: Carney and Pardew reflect on Lanzini's wonder goal as Hammers avoid late Palace fightback to move to within a point of fourth
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Kelly Cates is joined in the SNF studio by Karen Carney and Alan Pardew as West Ham started 2022 firmly in the top-four race as first-half goals gave them a 3-2 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League, despite a late rally from the hosts.
Jan 01, 2022
MNF: Neville slams 'whingers' Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo after Man Utd draw and Carra and Nev's mid season predictions
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Gary Neville criticised Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo for negative body language once again during the 1-1 draw with Newcastle at St James' Park while Jamie Carragher and Neville gave their half season predictions.
Dec 27, 2021
Redknapp hails lethal Lukaku in Blues win and Brighton end 12-game winless run
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney as they discuss Chelsea's 3-1 win over Aston Villa, featuring a superb performance from Romelu Lukaku as he come off the bench. The panel also reflect on Brighton ending their 12-game winless run as they defeated Brentford 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.
Dec 26, 2021
Off Script: Jamie Carragher and the art of punditry
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Throughout his 17-year career at Liverpool, Jamie Carragher was an authoritative leader who never shied away from speaking his mind.

Those qualities have helped lay the foundations for his transition into punditry, a job many ex-players try their hand at, but one few master.

From delivering an iconic soundbite at the precise moment on the gantry, to having your finger on the pulse and setting the agenda in the studio, the life of a pundit involves balancing the unpredictable emotions of football with meticulous preparation.

In this edition of Off Script, Jack Wilkinson gets Carragher to reveal the secrets which have helped his become one of the country’s most-eminent pundits – and ahead of the competition…
Dec 24, 2021
Premier League Review: Spurs 2-2 Liverpool - the game of the season? | Are Chelsea out of title race? | Vibrant Arsenal & Martinelli shine
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In the latest Essential Football Podcast, host Alice Piper is joined by Ben Ransom and Gerard Brand to discuss an eventful weekend of Premier League football, despite only four games taking place.

PART ONE | Was Spurs 2-2 Liverpool the game of the season? Why Liverpool's weaknesses make for an outstanding spectacle, plus analysis of Man City's 4-0 win over Newcastle and another slip up for Chelsea

PART TWO | Arsenal shine again at Leeds, but do they really need a new striker given Gabriel Martinelli's form? Are Leeds in trouble? And would football really benefit from a Covid circuit-break?
Dec 20, 2021
Jurgen Klopp: Harry Kane tackle on Andrew Robertson 100 per cent red card | What is Paul Tierney's problem with me?
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Jermain Defoe, Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher join David Jones in the Super Sunday studio to reflect on an action-packed Super Sunday. Jurgen Klopp and the Sky Sports pundits were left perplexed after Harry Kane's tackle was not upgraded to a red card before a later challenge saw Andrew Robertson sent off in Liverpool's 2-2 draw at Tottenham.

16.30 - Newcastle v Man City post match analysis
21.30 - Tottenham v Liverpool post match analysis
Dec 19, 2021
Souness critical of Bielsa's approach; Arteta and Bielsa respond to alleged racist abuse aimed at the Arsenal bench from a Leeds supporter
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Jermaine Beckford to analyse Arsenal's resounding win over an injury-hit Leeds which saw Gabriel Martinelli score in a second successive Premier League game.
Dec 18, 2021
Premier League Preview – Spurs' tricky preparation for Liverpool | Arsenal’s top-four chances | Man City on the charge
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On this week’s show we hear from former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, and Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Gerard Brand, Ben Grounds and Adam Bate to look ahead to the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | After a series of postponements, Tottenham return to the field against a flying Liverpool side on Sunday. Just how hard is that as a player? Michael Dawson tells Sky's Kate Burlaga about the challenge facing Antonio Conte’s men.
PART 2 | Arsenal had a good midweek, moving fourth in the Premier League table with a win over West Ham. Can they stay there? Gerard Brand discusses their prospects. Plus, Ben Grounds tells us about his sitdown with Marcelo Bielsa in the wake of Leeds’ awful 7-0 defeat at the hands of Man City.
PART 3 | Indeed, Pep Guardiola’s side are on the title charge, with seven wins in a row. Adam Bate explains how the manager’s way of playing allows City to go on such devastating winning streaks – and, at the other end of the table, what their opponents this weekend, Newcastle, must do to stay up.
Dec 17, 2021
Premier League review: Will Man City, Liverpool pull away? Is Man Utd's bounce over already and what now for Auba?
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports Digital Football Journalist Ron Walker and stat-guru Data Editor Adam Smith to review the weekend's Premier League action and look forward to a busy midweek in the top flight.

PART 1 | In a tale of three penalties, the panel consider whether it's Manchester City's title to lose after a sixth straight league win, and whether old foes Manchester United's new manager bounce is already over after an underwhelming win at Norwich. Plus the Premier League's handball rule gets a grilling, and following on from the final-day F1 drama the team come up with their best last-minute rule changes for the Premier League...

PART 2 | Steven Gerrard's emotional Anfield return ended in defeat, but did his former club Liverpool show their title credentials in grinding out another 1-0 win? In spite of a late victory over Leeds, did Chelsea showcase their issues at the back again - and how worried should they be? Plus on another bad day for Rafa Benitez the panel analyse what's going wrong at Everton, and assess another stellar performance from Crystal Palace's Conor Gallagher.

PART 3 | Is this the end for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's captaincy after another Arsenal indiscretion? Adam Smith makes the case for being patient with the young Gunners, while the team ask whether there's any time to wait for Newcastle after another bad result at Leicester. Plus: The midweek preview with big games on the cards for Burnley, West Ham and Watford.
Dec 13, 2021
Pardew and Souness praise rising star Connor Gallagher following his wondergoal against Everton.
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David Jones is joined by Alan Pardew and Graeme Souness to discuss Everton's 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Super Sunday.
Dec 12, 2021
Norwich denied by in-form De Gea as Ronaldo penalty maintains Rangnick's perfect Premier League start
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Jamie Redknapp, Dion Dublin and Gary Neville discuss Manchester United's narrow 1-0 win over Norwich in the Premier League. Only a man-of-the-match performance from David De Gea and a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo kept Ralf Rangnick's perfect Premier League record intact.
Dec 11, 2021
Carra: ‘No PL defence worse than Watford’ | Brentford 2-1 Watford
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville join Kelly Cates to look back on an eventful Friday Night Football as Brentford came from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1.
Dec 10, 2021
Premier League Preview – Rangnick’s impact at Man Utd | Newcastle aiming to double up | Chelsea’s dip
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Ron Walker, Charlotte Marsh and Ben Grounds to look ahead to the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | Ralf Rangnick’s start at Manchester United goes under the microscope ahead of their trip to Norwich. Plus, Steven Gerrard goes back to Anfield for the first time as a manager, when Aston Villa face Liverpool. We look at his start in the Midlands and that romantic return.
PART 2 | Leicester host Newcastle on Sunday, with Eddie Howe looking to land back-to-back wins for the Magpies. We assess their chances of doing that. Plus, after Everton’s last-gasp win over Arsenal, we build up to their Super Sunday clash with Crystal Palace and debate what Rafa Benitez must do to build on that victory.
PART 3 | We preview the Friday Night Football clash between Brentford and Watford, which starts a pivotal run of games for Claudio Ranieri’s side, and also take a look at Chelsea’s recent drop in form.
Dec 09, 2021
MNF: Germany's growing grip on the Premier League, football's fan-led review, Rangnick's first game in charge and Everton leave it late!
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss Everton's struggles under Rafa Benitez, Germany's growing influence on the Premier League as Ralf Rangnick wins his first game in charge of Manchester United, the title race as Chelsea lose ground after defeat to West Ham and analysis of the Toffees' late win against Arsenal as Demarai Gray strikes in injury time to claim all three points at Goodison Park.
Dec 06, 2021
Premier League Review – Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City’s ever-evolving title race | PL predictions | Ralf Rangnick’s revolution under way
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports’ senior journalists Peter Smith and Richard Morgan, and digital journalist Jack Wilkinson, to dissect another eventful round of Premier League action.

PART 1 | After Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip at the West Ham, the panel assess how injuries and mistakes are just starting to catch up with Thomas Tuchel’s side, while sparing a word for the superb job David Moyes’ continues to do with his top-four chasing Hammers.

PART 2 | Defeat at the London Stadium left the door open to Chelsea’s title rivals, and by the time Saturdays was over, the former league leaders were down in third. After his winner at Molineux, Richard Morgan analyses the impact cult hero Divock Origi has had throughout his spell at Liverpool, before Peter Smith casts his eye over another Bernardo Silva-inspired for champions Man City.

PART 3 | Sunday saw the dawn of a new era at Man Utd as Ralf Rangnick claimed his first victory at interim boss against Crystal Palace. Jack Wilkinson explains why there were early signs of encouragement that the Old Trafford club may just be heading in the right direction.
Dec 06, 2021
Villa go above Leicester with comeback win | Merse: ‘Villa were worthy winners’, Souness: ‘Leicester allowed themselves to be dominated’
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Dave Jones is joined by Paul Merson and Graeme Souness in the Super Sunday studio as they analyse and discuss the talking points from Aston Villa’s comeback win against Leicester at Villa Park. Merson felt Aston Villa’s second half performance blew Leicester away whilst Souness said that Leicester allowed themselves to be dominated by the home side. There is also reaction from Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers as well as matchwinner Ezri Konsa. Kasper Schmeichel and Jacob Ramsey also give their views about the controversial moment from the match which was the disallowed goal just before half time.
Dec 05, 2021
Manchester City breeze past Ranieri's Watford taking them to the top of the Premier League table.
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Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards give their thoughts on Man City's 3-1 win over Watford and discuss what this means for this years' Premier League title race.
Dec 04, 2021
Premier League Preview – Gerrard’s Villa impact assessed | Rafa’s problems at Everton | Brilliant Bernardo Silva
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News Midlands reporter Rob Dorsett, features writer Nick Wright and football journalist Oliver Yew to look ahead to the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | Rob Dorsett discusses Steven Gerrard’s impact at Aston Villa, the club’s ambitious plans, and the reasons behind Leicester’s underwhelming start to the season.
PART 2 | Nick Wright assesses the problems facing Rafa Benitez at Everton and what Mikel Arteta must do to get a misfiring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in form.
PART 3 | Oliver Yew reflects on Bernardo Silva’s brilliant performances for Manchester City, the strength in depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, and whether there’s a chance of an upset at Watford.
Dec 03, 2021
Premier League Review: Was Carrick right to drop Ronaldo? Pressure on Rafa ahead of derby, Howe's problems and title tips
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On the latest Essential Football Podcast Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football writers Gerard Brand and Ben Grounds to look back on another big weekend at both ends of the Premier League table after Chelsea's lead slipped following a 1-1 draw with Man Utd at Stamford Bridge.

PART 1 | Was Michael Carrick right to opt against starting Cristiano Ronaldo - and should United have signed him at all? United's interim-to-the-interim manager's tactics are assessed ahead of Ralf Rangnick's arrival, questions raised over Chelsea's attacking prowess, while will Arsenal fancy facing this United side next given their own form?

PART 2 | Where does another bad result at Brentford leave Everton boss Rafa Benitez ahead of the Merseyside derby in midweek? Do Liverpool have anything to fear? And the curious case of Marcelo Bielsa and Kalvin Phillips...

PART 3 | Newcastle show Eddie Howe the scale of the task ahead of him with a six-pointer against Norwich next up, Aston Villa grind their way to victory again - and with two points separating the top three, who's going to win the Premier League?
Nov 29, 2021
Keane & Carragher get heated over why Man Utd re-signed Ronaldo, while cautious Utd frustrate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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David Jones is joined in the studio by Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to analyse a dramatic draw between Chelsea and Manchester Utd at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 28, 2021
Redknapp, Beckford reflect on Brighton Leeds stalemate
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jermaine Beckford as they discuss Brighton's 0-0 draw with Leeds at the Amex Stadium.
Nov 27, 2021
Premier League Preview – Expect a 'whirlwind' impact from Rangnick at Man Utd | His objectives | Plus: Brighton, Brentford analysis
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith, and football journalist Simeon Gholam to look ahead to the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | Alan Smith discusses Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Man Utd interim boss, what he will bring to the club, and how he could help their young players kick on. Is he paving the way for Mauricio Pochettino? Alan assesses Rangnick’s consultancy role, which is planned to start next summer, too.
PART 2 | Simeon Gholam breaks down Brighton’s mixed start to the campaign and what they need to do to get back to winning ways against Leeds.
PART 3 | Simeon – our EFL Editor – also looks at newly-promoted Brentford, who have also had a good start followed by a frustrating period, ahead of their Super Sunday clash with Everton.
Nov 25, 2021
Manchester United special - Ole’s demise and who next? Plus Conte, Howe, Smith, Gerrard and more
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In a special edition of the Essential Football Podcast after a seismic 48 hours in the Premier League, Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports News’ north-west reporter Ben Ransom, plus Sky Sports features editor Pete Smith and writer Nick Wright to reflect - and look forward - on events at Manchester United as well as the rest of the division.

PART 1 | Was the writing on the wall for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? What went wrong, what problems remain at Old Trafford and are they in a better position than when he came in? Did Cristiano Ronaldo prove a kiss of death after all?

PART 2 | Who should replace Solskjaer in the hotseat? The runners and riders are discussed, and questions asked about the club’s plans to introduce an ‘interim’ interim manager to follow Michael Carrick until the end of the season.

PART 3 | Senior football journalist Gerard Brand joins the team to discuss Tottenham’s turnaround against Leeds and Antonio Conte’s passion, Steven Gerrard’s winning start at Aston Villa plus the first glimpse of Norwich and Newcastle under new management - and Manchester City ‘going under the radar’ despite another fine win over Everton.
Nov 22, 2021
Neville targets Poch for next United manager but the Super Sunday pundits tip Keane & Neville for the job!!
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The Super Sunday team analyse all the days action. Plus, Gary Neville thinks Mauricio Pochettino is the ideal candidate to be the Manchester United manager. And Robbie Keane feels Man City need a clinical striker to take them to the next level and highlighted Erling Haaland as the ideal forward for them.
Nov 21, 2021
Solskjaer future undecided after Watford thrashing and Klopp-Arteta altercation sparks brutal Liverpool demolition of Arsenal
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After their 4-1 loss to Watford, Jamie Carragher is sure that Manchester United will be looking for a new manager soon, but calls some of the players’ displays this season 'scandalous'. And the Saturday Night football team look at Liverpool's 4-0 demolition of Arsenal during which Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta nearly came to blows.
Nov 20, 2021
Premier League Preview – Graeme Souness on ‘angry’ Liverpool’s point to prove | Delph’s impressive return | Kane’s confidence boost
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Premier League Preview – Souness on ‘angry’ Liverpool’s point to prove vs Arsenal | Delph’s impressive return |Kane’s confidence boost
Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness, and football writers Oliver Yew and Ben Grounds to look ahead to the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | How will Liverpool respond after their first defeat of the season? Graeme Souness explains why they’ll be ‘full throttle’ against an Arsenal side who, he feels, are still a long way off, despite their recent unbeaten run
PART 2 | Oliver Yew and Ben Grounds look at the contrasting impacts of Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus this season, and discuss Fabien Delph’s surprise return to form with Everton, ahead of his side’s trip to a club he won two Premier League titles with
PART 3 | Harry Kane scored seven goals in two games during the international break but will that translate to the Premier League? We talk Tottenham ahead of Antonio Conte’s first home league game in charge, and explain the reasons behind Leeds’ slow start.
Nov 18, 2021
Women’s Football Weekend Review – Miedema magic, Man City under pressure and can Jean-Luc Vasseur mould a talented Everton squad?
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Charlotte Marsh is joined by Sky Sports’ lead WSL commentator Seb Hutchinson, co-commentator and former England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and Sky Sports News’ Anton Toloui to look back on a busy Women’s Football Weekend.

PART 1 | Will Tottenham or Arsenal be happy with a North London derby point? Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema continues to show her class. Plus just what has been going wrong for Man City this season after another WSL defeat, as Chelsea close the gap on Arsenal.

PART 2 | Siobhan gives an insight into Everton’s equaliser from a player and goalkeeper perspective, and can Jean-Luc Vasseur mould his talented squad? Reading hit back for a draw at West Ham, Birmingham and Leicester struggle again.

PART 3 | The success of Women’s Football Weekend and the joys of the WSL. Plus Anton give us a transfer update and a rundown of the top five summer signings this season.
Nov 15, 2021
Women's Football Weekend Preview: Special guests Lucy Bronze, Gilly Flaherty and Sophie Haywood preview a huge WSL weekend
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On a special Women's Football Weekend edition of the Essential Football Podcast, digital football journalist Charlotte Marsh and Sky Sports WSL presenter Caroline Barker are joined by a trio of great guests to preview the weekend's action.

In Part 1, Ballon D'Or runner-up Lucy Bronze gives some unique insight into Everton's new manager Jean-Luc Vasseur and looks forward to their televised clash with Man Utd this weekend, while explaining why Man City's season has got off to a rocky start ahead of their game with champions Chelsea.

In part 2, Gilly Flaherty ponders why Tottenham have started the season so well and whether Arsenal can go unbeaten with a north London derby on the way this weekend, and looks forward to her West Ham side taking on Reading on the back of their own solid start.

In part 3, Sophie Haywood explains how Aston Villa have kicked on from last season ahead of their second-city derby with Birmingham, and looks at why Leicester have found the jump to the top flight tough as they face Hope Powell's in-form Brighton side.
Nov 11, 2021
Off Script: Inside Liverpool's transfers with Jamie Carragher
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As Off Script returns, Jamie Carragher takes a deep dive into Liverpool's transfer during his time at the club.

After falling just short of the Premier League title on two occasions during his 17 years at Anfield, could the recruitment have been improved?

Which player arrivals brought the most - and least! - excitement in the dressing room?

And what issues do Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have to navigate in the transfer market with the current crop of players?
Nov 10, 2021
Premier League review: West Ham for the top four? What now for Man Utd? Plus the season so far awards…
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Alice Piper is joined by senior football journalist Gerard Brand, Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright and digital football journalist Ron Walker to discuss the weekend's Premier League action - and Monday's fallout.

PART 1 | West Ham stun Liverpool to continue their remarkable start to the season. Can David Moyes’ side finish in the top four this season? Can they mount a serious Premier League title challenge? Plus, Liverpool’s slip up in east London and Arsenal’s rise continues.

PART 2 | The pressure continues to increase on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United following their Manchester derby defeat to Manchester City. What’s next for Solskjaer and Man Utd? The axe has already wielded on Daniel Farke at Norwich and Dean Smith at Aston Villa? We discuss the next moves of both clubs…

PART 3 | And finally, we put our panel to test in our Essential Football podcast awards. With over a quarter of the season gone, who has been the player of the season so far? Who is the signing of the season? Who will win the Premier League title? The panel give the verdicts on those questions and much more…
Nov 08, 2021
West Ham overpower Liverpool to move third, Arsenal win controversial Watford clash and Dean Smith sacked by Villa
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Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere discuss West Ham's thrilling win over Liverpool at the London Stadium, plus hear from both David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp. Arsenal score a controversial goal against Watford in the 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium and reaction to Dean Smith's sacking by Aston Villa.
Nov 07, 2021
City dominate Manchester derby to pile more misery on Solskjaer
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Kelly Cates is joined by Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville to discuss Manchester City’s 2-0 win over rivals United at Old Trafford, a match City could have won by a much greater margin.
Nov 06, 2021
Southampton put more pressure on Dean Smith and his Aston Villa side
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David Jones is joined by Paul Merson and Jamie Redknapp to discuss Friday night's Premier League result; Southampton's 1-0 win against Aston Villa.
Nov 05, 2021
Manchester derby preview: Man Utd’s injury problems at the back | Must-win for Man City? | Big match prediction
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Richard Morgan and Ben Grounds to discuss the huge Saturday lunchtime showdown between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford.

PART 1 | How are the two rivals shaping up for the big clash? We weigh up how Man Utd’s injury concerns in defence could affect their approach, while we ask whether Jack Grealish is living up to his big price tag and the reasons behind some inconsistent form from the defending champions. Is this match now a must-win for them with Chelsea pulling clear at the top of the Premier League?

PART 2 | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a winning record against Pep Guardiola so what’s the secret to his success in this rivalry? And how will the clash go on Saturday? We make our big match predictions!
Nov 04, 2021
MNF: Carra thinks 'Nuno at Spurs never felt right', Calvert-Lewin talks career and recovery & Wolves hold on as Everton lose again
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Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the MNF studio to discuss all the talking points from the latest Premier League weekend including, Wolves’ 2-1 win over Everton, Jamie's thoughts on Nuno's exit from Spurs, Man United back to winning ways and Calvert-Lewin talks about his career and return to football.
Nov 01, 2021
Premier League review: Nuno out! Conte in? Have United papered over the cracks? Smith's Villa problems and more
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom, Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright and digital football journalist Charlotte Marsh to discuss the weekend's Premier League action - and Monday's fallout.

PART 1 | Were Spurs right to sack Nuno Espirito Santo? Where did it go wrong in four short months? How do Manchester United build after beating them, and can Jadon Sancho fit in? Plus Man City's blip, and more good signs for Crystal Palace.

PART 2 | How much is the pressure rising on Dean Smith after Aston Villa's four defeats on the spin? How good is Declan Rice, and the job David Moyes is doing at West Ham?

PART 3 | What has Aaron Ramsdale brought to Arsenal to shake off his critics - and theirs? Should winless Norwich stick or twist after another disappointing result against Leeds? And can Marcelo Bielsa's side finally build themselves?
Nov 01, 2021
West Ham sweep aside 10-man Aston Villa to pile on pressure
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Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to analyse and discuss the talking points from West Ham's emphatic 4-1 win away to Aston Villa which heaps more pressure on the Villains. There is also reaction from both Dean Smith and David Moyes as well as goalscorers Declan Rice and Ben Johnson.
Oct 31, 2021
Premier League Preview: Redknapp's Tottenham vs Man Utd verdict | Will West Ham's rise continue? | Problems for Norwich, Everton
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Pete Smith is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Oliver Yew and Simeon Gholam to preview another bumper weekend of Premier League action.

PART 1 | Jamie Redknapp previews the Saturday Night Football clash between Tottenham and Manchester United. Will United bounce back from their humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend?

PART 2 | Pete Smith is joined by Oliver Yew and Simeon Gholam to look ahead to Aston Villa vs West Ham on Super Sunday. West Ham's season continues to get better and better after their Carabao Cup victory against Man City. Will that good run continue at Villa Park?

PART 3 | Norwich vs Leeds on Super Sunday and Wolves vs Everton on Monday Night Football: Pressure building on Daniel Farke, Rafael Benitez looking for solutions.
Oct 28, 2021
Premier League Review: Where next for Ole and Man Utd? Will Salah stay or go? Is Rafa's 'honeymoon' over?
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports features editor Peter Smith and senior football journalist Gerard Brand to discuss the weekend's Premier League action.

PART 1 | Where now for Manchester United, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Will 'best player in thew world' Mo Salah stay at Liverpool?

PART 2 | What does Everton's capitulation against Watford mean for Rafa Benitez's start on Merseyside? Has the Tinkerman given Watford new hope? And the changing of the guard as West Ham see off Spurs...

PART 3 | Where did it all go right for Arsenal, and wrong for Aston Villa? Phil Foden, Man City and Bernardo Silva discussed, plus Newcastle, Burnley, Chelsea, Norwich, and Youri Tielemans' right foot.
Oct 25, 2021
Liverpool thrash shambolic Man Utd to pile pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Jermain Defoe discuss Manchester United's shambolic display in the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford and question what next for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Plus, hear from United captain Harry Maguire, Liverpool's hat-trick hero Mo Salah and both managers!
Oct 24, 2021
Foden at the double as Man City blitz Brighton
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Reaction and analysis from the Amex as Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League after a first-half blitz set the tone for a 4-1 win over Brighton.
Oct 23, 2021
Premier League Preview: Carra's big Man Utd vs Liverpool preview | Does Dele Alli now need a fresh start?
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Pete Smith is joined by Jamie Carragher, Michael Bridge and Oliver Yew to preview another bumper weekend of Premier League action.

PART 1 | Jamie Carragher's big Manchester United vs Liverpool preview

PART 2 | Michael Bridge on West Ham vs Spurs, and why Dele Alli my need a fresh start

PART 3 | Arsenal vs Aston Villa on Friday Night Football and Brighton vs Man City on Saturday Night Football: City look devastating again, Cole Palmer focus
Oct 22, 2021
MNF: Neville analyses Utd’s dismal display, Carra’s Newcastle verdict and Arsenal snatch a draw from Vieira’s Palace
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Dave Jones is once again joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the MNF studio to discuss all the talking points from the latest Premier League weekend including Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester in which Gary analyses in detail. Jamie gives his views on what is a realistic target for Newcastle this season despite their recent takeover. Analysis and reaction also comes from the Emirates as the former Gunners’ legend Patrick Vieira frustrates a lucky Arsenal.
Oct 18, 2021
Premier League Review: Does Ronaldo really improve Man Utd? Make or break few weeks for Solskjaer and Toon party spoiled
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Alice Piper is joined by Ben Ransom and Gerard Brand to discuss the weekend's Premier League action.

PART 1 | Does Cristiano Ronaldo really improve Man Utd? Make or break few weeks for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after defeat at Leicester

PART 2 | Liverpool back to their best, Chelsea grab lucky win, and what's behind Bernardo Silva's upturn in form at Man City?

PART 3 | Spurs spoil Newcastle's party: did the new owners miss a trick by not sacking Steve Bruce?
Oct 18, 2021
Medical emergency halts game as Kane nets first PL goal of the season in Spurs win
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Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham condemned Newcastle to a 3-2 defeat in their first game under new ownership. The future of Steve Bruce remains uncertain after the defeat and David Ginola, Kieron Dyer and Jamie Redknapp give their thoughts on what next for the club.

The game came to a halt in the 40th minute, with Spurs leading 2-1, after referee Andre Marriner was alerted to the incident by players and supporters. Hear from Sergio Reguilon and Harry Kane who explain how the players first became aware of the emergency.
Oct 17, 2021
Chelsea survive late onslaught to escape with win
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Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville, Karen Carney and Marcus Gayle to look back on Chelsea's narrow 1-0 victory over local rivals Brentford.
Oct 16, 2021
Premier League preview: Newcastle’s new era begins | Secrets to Brentford’s success | Next steps for Everton, West Ham
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie, as well as assistant news editor Lyall Thomas and football journalist Ron Walker to look ahead to the Premier League weekend…

PART 1 | Keith Downie answers the key questions about the Newcastle takeover, from transfer spending and how the new owners intend to take the club forwards to issues around human rights in Saudi Arabia.

PART 2 | Lyall Thomas and Ron Walker lift the lid on the story behind Brentford’s impressive start to their first Premier League season and the secrets behind their steady progress in recent years.

PART 3 | As David Moyes prepares to take his current club to face his former club, we discuss the next steps for West Ham and Everton – and the impact Rafa Benitez has had at Goodison Park.
Oct 14, 2021
Premier League Review: Liverpool-City serves up classic | Three-horse title race? | Brentford ripping up rulebook
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As the Premier League pauses for the second international break of the season, Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright and football journalist Charlotte Marsh join Alice Piper to survey the scene in the top-flight after another fascinating round of fixtures…

PART 1 | After the drama, goals, and controversy in Sunday’s breathless encounter between Liverpool and Man City, we’ll have all the fallout from Anfield and ask if there is a better player in world football currently than Mohamed Salah after his inspired performance and goal-of-the-season contender.

PART 2 | With Man City and Liverpool’s draw ensuring Chelsea remained top of the pile heading into the international break, we assess the state of the Premier League title race and ask whether it is a three-horse race after Man Utd became the latest side to fall victim to Rafa Benitez’s Everton revolution.

PART 3 | As the rulebook for newly-promoted sides continues to be ripped up, we try and identify the secrets of Brentford’s sensational start to life in the Premier League, before examining where it went wrong for Xisco Munoz at Watford, and why something special might be brewing at Crystal Palace.
Oct 04, 2021
Keane, Richards and Carragher react to epic draw between Liverpool and Man City
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Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher join David Jones in the Super Sunday studio to look back on a thrilling match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.
Oct 03, 2021
Lacklustre Arsenal draw at Brighton
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jack Wilshere and Glenn Murray as they discuss Brighton's dominant display against Arsenal but only managing a 0-0 draw.
Oct 02, 2021
Premier League preview: Redknapp’s Liverpool vs Man City verdict | Will Arsenal build on derby win? | Leicester’s slow start
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, as well as football writers Gerard Brand and Simeon Gholam, to look ahead to the Premier League weekend…

PART 1 | Jamie Redknapp explains why he thinks Liverpool will edge their big match-up with Man City at Anfield on Sunday. The Sky Sports pundit also discusses the rise of Curtis Jones and City’s threat in attack.

PART 2 | We consider whether Arsenal are now in a position to build on their big derby day win over Tottenham when they go to Brighton. And what constitutes success for the Seagulls this season?

PART 3 | There’s plenty of praise for Conor Gallagher as we discuss Crystal Palace’s improving form and the Chelsea loanee’s future, before we examine a slow start to the season from Leicester.
Sep 30, 2021
Brighton steal late point at Palace, dissecting torrid Tottenham with Thierry Henry
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and special guest Thierry Henry as they discuss all the weekend's Premier League action, as well as MNF's 1-1 draw between rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton.
Sep 27, 2021
Premier League Review: Man City’s statement at Chelsea | Man Utd and Liverpool falter | Arsenal ruthlessly expose Spurs’ frailties
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports features editor Peter Smith and football journalist Ron Walker to reflect on another enthralling round of Premier League action…

PART 1 | As Manchester City, who were underdogs for the first time under Pep Guardiola, win at Chelsea, we assess whether the champions are still the team to beat and where Thomas Tuchel got it wrong.

PART 2 | As Chelsea leave the door ajar, we assess a testing weekend for Manchester United and Liverpool as both title hopefuls fail to seize the advantage against Aston Villa and Brentford.

PART 3 | Arsenal’s resounding North London derby victory drew an emphatic line under their testing start to the season but have the Gunners turned the corner, and what’s going on at Tottenham?
Sep 27, 2021
Neville, Adams, King and Souness analyse North London derby as Arsenal blitz woeful Spurs
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Dave Jones is joined by Tony Adams, Ledley King, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville as they discuss and dissect the North London derby which saw Arsenal blitz a sorry Spurs during the first half. Mikel Arteta and Nuno Espirito Santo also give their reaction to where they feel the game was won and lost.
Sep 26, 2021
Brentford hold Liverpool in a thrilling draw!
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Brentford and Liverpool went back fourth in a thrilling 3-3 draw on Saturday Night Football.
Sep 25, 2021
Premier League Preview: North London derby assessed | Chelsea vs Man City to reveal title favourite? | Liverpool’s encouraging start
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith, as well as football writers Ben Grounds and Adam Bate, to look ahead to the Premier League weekend’s standout fixtures…

PART 1 | Will a north London derby win be a launchpad for Arsenal or Tottenham? Former Gunner Alan Smith gives his verdict on the two teams and where the match will be won or lost on Sunday.

PART 2 | We preview Man City’s trip to Chelsea on Saturday, where two title favourites collide, and reflect on the start made by another Premier League challenger in Liverpool, ahead of their game with Brentford.

PART 3 | After an encouraging draw at Man City, will Southampton get off the mark against a goal-shy Wolves this weekend? And we look at what Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has to do to land a breakthrough win over Brighton on MNF.
Sep 23, 2021
Premier League Review: Ruthless Chelsea, Kane's tough start, De Gea's redemption, Liverpool's depth
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football features editor Peter Smith and writer Nick Wright to discuss the big talking points from the weekend's action as Chelsea and Liverpool move joint top of the Premier League with 3-0 wins.

PART 1 | Did Chelsea show their title credentials with their second-half performance at Tottenham? How did Lukaku contribute despite not scoring? And what’s happening with Harry Kane?

PART 2 | How much was Manchester United’s win at West Ham down to David De Gea, and how much down to David Moyes’ unusual substitutions? How far are United away from hitting top gear? Are Arsenal on their way back after passing Burnley test?

PART 3 | Are Brighton finally proving the virtue of patience under Graham Potter? Why have Leicester started so slowly? And who else has caught the eye this week?
Sep 20, 2021
Lingard's late stunner sinks West Ham and Chelsea dominate Spurs in London derby
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David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness as they discuss a dramatic and historical Super Sunday. Manchester United picked up a late win over West Ham after David de Gea's stoppage time penalty save and Chelsea looked dominant yet again after an impressive 3-0 away win at Tottenham Hotspur.
Sep 19, 2021
Bailey stars as Villa brush Everton aside
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Kelly Cates is joined by Leon Osman and Darren Bent as they analyse Aston Villa's 3-0 win over a much-changed Everton side.
Sep 18, 2021
Saint-Maximin stars in thrilling draw between Newcastle and Leeds
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Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss Newcastle and Leeds' pulsating 1-1 draw, where there were 38 attempts on goal between them with Allan Saint-Maximin the star of the show yet again.
Sep 17, 2021
Premier League Preview: Michael Dawson on how Spurs should deal with Lukaku | Why Solskjaer is never more than 2 games from a Man Utd crisis
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Michael Dawson, Gerard Brand and Ben Ransom join Alice Piper and Kate Burlaga in the latest Premier League weekend preview.

PART 1 | Michael Dawson previews Spurs vs Chelsea - how should Tottenham deal with Romelu Lukaku?

PART 2 | West Ham vs Man Utd preview - why Solskjaer is always on the edge; what is success for the Man Utd manager this season?

PART 3 | Weekend preview round-up: Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City in Saturday 3pm action
Sep 17, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 6 - Gary Neville: “These are the most dangerous issues in the world now - division & destroying the planet."
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Like all the best albums from the 1990s, they leave you wanting more and they have a bonus track. In this extra episode, we focus on #GameZero - the first ever elite-level net zero carbon football match which will be live on Sky between Tottenham and Chelsea on Sunday September 19. Sky Sports presenter David Garrido speaks to pundit Gary Neville who is a big advocate for climate action and has always had a strong environmental focus, as well as director of football Gary Hughes who explains exactly how we're going to make this huge London derby net zero carbon. Neville also tells us how critical the climate crisis is, how powerful the world of football could be to pull the planet back from the brink, but find out where he might not actually be able to travel to by train...

By David Garrido
Sep 15, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 5 - Dale Vince: “Our fans have changed how they live – veggie, vegan, electric cars, solar panels…”
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Time to be inspired. No doubt, Forest Green Rovers are THE greenest football club in the world. Endorsed as such by both FIFA and the United Nations, they are a true beacon for climate action. Sky Sports presenter David Garrido learns from chairman Dale Vince just how they got there, including only-vegan fare, electric charging points, solar panels, an organic pitch…and we find out what their latest 100% sustainable shirt is made out of. Vince also called out governing bodies to make a big impact, while head coach Rob Edwards tells us about his journey, how it’s changed his mindset, what new attitudes he and his team are adopting and how it’s benefitting their push for promotion to League 1.

By David Garrido
Sep 14, 2021
Neville and Carragher have the Messi v Ronaldo debate and an Andros Townsend stunner gives Rafa Benitez's Everton a win over Burnley
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss who the greatest player in world football is; Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Plus, do Liverpool have the best starting XI in the Premier League and Everton beat Burnley with help from a stunning goal by Andros Townsend.
Sep 14, 2021
Premier League Review: Ronaldo's sensational double, the Lukaku show and Liverpool's bright start
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football writers Charlotte Marsh and Ron Walker to discuss the big talking points from the weekend's action as Premier League football returns after the international break.

PART 1 | Ronaldo's second debut assessed, what did he change? Can he lead Man Utd to the title? Will Newcastle fans' protest against Steve Bruce change anything? (0:48)

PART 2 | Is Romelu Lukaku the 'complete striker'? Are Chelsea showing their title credentials, and what does a first win - and goal - of the season do for Mikel Arteta? (16:58)

PART 3 | What does Liverpool's bright start mean for their title challenge? Have Spurs hit a bump? And who's caught the eye in the opening weeks of the season? (32:17)
Sep 13, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 4 - Sofie Junge Pedersen: “We will see more heart attacks in the future from the heat…”
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Football is vulnerable to climate change, just as much as it was to Covid-19 which caused seasons to be suspended with no matches played for months. The dangers are different, but just as stark if not more so. In this episode, Sky Sports presenter David Garrido talks to PSG’s Arianna Criscione and Juventus player Sofie Junge Pedersen about how extreme weather can have such a huge impact and, at worst, put lives at risk on the football pitch. Criscione and Pedersen also come up with some creative solutions to help fight the climate crisis, as it’s clearly something where football has a big role to play. And find out which tournament they reckon should make its name as “climate-purposeful”…

By David Garrido
Sep 13, 2021
Super Sunday: Redknapp and Hasselbaink react to Liverpool's performance against Leeds as Elliott injury mars win.
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David Jones is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to discuss Liverpool's comfortable 3-0 win over Leeds which saw Mo Salah join the Premier League 100 club but was marred by a unfortunate injury to Liverpool's Harvey Elliott.
Sep 12, 2021
SNF: Lukaku brace helps Chelsea to Villa win
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Graeme Souness and Darren Bent discuss Chelsea 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel explains why he withdrew new signing Saul Niguez at half-time, Villa boss Dean Smith speaks about his disappointment with mistakes that his side made and Romelu Lukaku explains what it means to finally score at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 11, 2021
Premier League Preview: Souness on Leeds vs Liverpool | Ronaldo’s return | Chelsea’s title hopes
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Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness joins the Essential Football Podcast as Alice Piper, Peter Smith and Richard Morgan discuss the big talking points ahead of the Premier League weekend.

PART 1 | Souness’ verdict on Leeds vs Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk’s comeback, and Elland Road memories

PART 2 | Chelsea’s title chances, what Saul Niguez brings to the team, and how international issues will affect Chelsea and Aston Villa

PART 3 | What can we expect from Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United? And is Gareth Southgate’s first choice England XI now set in stone?
Sep 10, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 3 - Carlo Cudicini: “If Lionel or Cristiano are listening, we’d love to have them on board…”
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After spending most of his career keeping strikers out, Carlo Cudicini is now reaching out to the planet’s two most talented footballers…and he’s after their kit! Sky Sports presenter David Garrido chats to the now-loan player technical coach at Chelsea who has his own organisation, Footballers4Change. Its objective is to collect the match-worn shirts and boots of players (and indeed their families’ clothes) to extend the lifecycle of those items and raise money for charity in the process. Cudicini gives us his views on fast fashion, and talks us through some of the gear donated by the likes of Gareth Southgate, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard, including a very specific use for the Belgian’s size 6 trainers!

By David Garrido
Sep 10, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 2 - Chris Smalling: “Reducing red meat made my tendonitis go away…”
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Going plant-based is one of the latest food revelations, and footballers in particular are discovering the benefits of cutting meat, dairy and fish from their diets. In this episode, Sky Sports presenter David Garrido speaks to 2 big advocates of veganism, AS Roma centre-back Chris Smalling and Arsenal defender Jen Beattie on how it has helped them improve as athletes, especially around injuries. It’s also informed their life viewpoint on sustainability and encouraged them to take up other climate-positive activities in order to protect the planet. And in this ep, a plan is hatched to get one of the biggest managers in world football to join them for a plant-based feast over at Chris’ place for the sequel…

By David Garrido
Sep 09, 2021
Playing for the Planet Episode 1 - Patrick Bamford: “Imagine being Leeds' No 9 in the PL, and having an iconic celebration…”
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We start our series with Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford – it’s the first time that he has spoken at length on the topic of climate change. In this exclusive chat with Sky Sports presenter David Garrido, Bamford explains what his motives are for fighting against the climate emergency, just how he came up with the “Bolt for Planet” celebration, despite what Aston Villa fans thought he was saying with the gesture! The 28-year-old talks openly about making changes to his life to reduce his own carbon footprint, how it’s ok to be an imperfect environmentalist, how he tries to inspire the youth of tomorrow, and find out which rival striker has been such an inspiration for him to continue his impactful work.

By David Garrido
Sep 08, 2021
Premier League Review: How Ronaldo outcome will define Ole era; Who is to blame for Arsenal crisis? Plus: Chelsea show mettle
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Alice Piper is joined by Peter Smith and Gerard Brand to run through the weekend's Premier League action after a memorable week on and off the pitch.

PART 1 | Will Cristiano Ronaldo play every game for Man Utd? Win at Wolves analysed, and is midfield still a problem for Solskjaer? (01:15)

PART 2 | Arsenal's wretched defending at City analysed; who is to blame for the latest crisis? What does Arteta need to show to keep his job? Do City even need a striker? (25:23)

PART 3 | Are Chelsea's handball complaints justified? Blues' draw at Liverpool assessed, plus: Everton, Spurs and Conor Gallagher impress (41:16)
Aug 30, 2021
Super Sunday: Souness - Pogba tackle a leg breaker, Keane assesses Ronaldo's transfer to Utd
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Graeme Souness and Robbie Keane to analyse Manchester Utd's controversial win over Wolves and discuss the potential impact of Ronaldo signing for the Red Devils.
Aug 29, 2021
SNF: Resilient 10-man Chelsea draw at Liverpool after James red
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Jamie Redknapp, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Gary Neville discuss the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea. Reece James was sent off for the Blues after appearing to handle the ball on the line in first-half stoppage time. Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta joins the panel to discuss the controversial incident. Plus, Neville discusses Manchester United's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Aug 28, 2021
Premier League Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Liverpool vs Chelsea and Harry Kane’s golf skills! | Plus: Man Utd on the brink of a record
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Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head at Anfield live on Sky Sports on Saturday night and Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith on the Essential Football Podcast to preview the big clash between two Premier League title hopefuls.
PART 1: It’s Virgil Van Dijk vs Romelu Lukaku at Anfield this weekend – but who will come out on top? Jamie Redknapp gives his verdict. Plus, the Sky Sports pundit reflects on Harry Kane staying at Spurs – and reveals what the striker is like on the golf course!
PART 2: Sky Sports Football journalist Charlotte Marsh takes a look at a new role for Adama Traore for a Wolves side who have managed 42 shots but 0 goals in their first two Premier League games, and we dissect Man Utd’s remarkable run of results away from home.
PART 3: We preview Leeds’ trip to Burnley and Data Editor Adam Smith names the statistically best-performing English players across Europe from the opening rounds – with several surprise names in the side!
Aug 26, 2021
MNF: Antonio dances into the record books
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David Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher for the first Monday Night Football of the season where Michail Antonio scored twice to become West Ham's top PL goalscorer as they beat Leicester 4-1. Plus there's the usual analysis of the weekend's matches, and the pairs predictions for the season ahead.
Aug 23, 2021
Premier League Review: Lukaku’s ‘dominant’ second coming; Arteta’s Arsenal already under pressure
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The second weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League season will forever be remembered for the second coming of Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea. Alice Piper is joined by Nick Wright, Ron Walker and Oliver Yew to reflect on Lukaku’s emphatic second Chelsea debut at the Emirates Stadium, and what the display means for Thomas Tuchel’s title challengers, as well as Mikel Arteta’s winless Gunners…

PART 1: Chelsea smashed their transfer record to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan but it already looks like money well spent after just one afternoon in north London. The panel examine Lukaku’s performance, how easily he adapted back to life in the Premier League, and how he will be that focal point Chelsea have been craving through the coming season. Attention then turns to Arsenal, who have lost their opening two games of the season and were subjected to boos at half-time and full-time from their own supporters. With Man City on the horizon, the pressure is already on Arteta.

PART 2: After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp’s comments on the danger of Premier League rule changes transforming football into more physical sports like rugby and wrestling, the panel discuss whether Jack Stephens did indeed foul Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to Southampton’s goal against Man Utd, and whether the new interpretation of rules around contact have improved the game.

PART 3: Danny Ings scored his first home goal for Aston Villa with a sensational acrobatic strike against Newcastle. But was it a bicycle kick or an overhead kick – and what’s the difference? After Jack Grealish opened his Man City account in somewhat fortuitous style, we assess his start to life with the champions and how team-mate Gabriel Jesus positional change could free up space for a certain Harry Kane, who made an appearance in Tottenham’s win at Wolves.
Aug 23, 2021
Keane, Souness & Campbell on Lukaku's stunning Chelsea return and tough times at Arsenal
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David Jones is joined by Sol Campbell, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness to reflect on Chelsea's 2-0 win against Arsenal, and look back on all the action from Super Sunday.
Aug 22, 2021
Premier League preview: Will Lukaku get off to a flyer for Chelsea at Arsenal? Plus: Pogba’s best role and the lowdown on Watford
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After a blockbuster opening weekend of the Premier League we’re gearing up to go again, with Arsenal vs Chelsea a headline fixture and set to feature the Blues' new striker Romelu Lukaku. Peter Smith is joined by Gerard Brand, Adam Smith, Nick Wright, and Ron Walker to look ahead to another big round of games...

PART 1: Will Romelu Lukaku fire Chelsea to a Premier League title challenge? And are Arsenal really in crisis? We assess both sides who go into a London derby in contrasting moods.

PART 2: Paul Pogba starred in Man Utd’s win over Leeds with four assists – so how does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keep getting performances like that out of him? And with Raphael Varane primed for his debut, do Man Utd now have all the pieces in place to become champions?

PART 3: Watford returned to the Premier League in style with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on the opening weekend. We tell the story behind some of their new signings and examine their prospects this term. Plus we hear how a drive down the M6 was transformative for Brighton defender Shane Duffy…
PART 1: Will Romelu Lukaku fire Chelsea to a Premier League title challenge? And are Arsenal really in crisis? We assess both sides who go into a London derby in contrasting moods.

PART 2: Paul Pogba starred in Man Utd’s win over Leeds with four assists – so how does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keep getting performances like that out of him? And with Raphael Varane primed for his debut, do Man Utd now have all the pieces in place to become champions?

PART 3: Watford returned to the Premier League in style with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on the opening weekend. We tell the story behind some of their new signings and examine their prospects this term. Plus we hear how a drive down the M6 was transformative for Brighton defender Shane Duffy…
Aug 19, 2021
Premier League review: Spurs shine without Kane, Man City’s title rivals impress, and brilliant Brentford put pressure on Arsenal
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The Premier League returned with a bang! Goals, standout scorelines, and, most importantly, fans packing out stadiums and creating incredible atmospheres across the country. Peter Smith is joined by Adam Bate and Charlotte Marsh to assess the opening weekend of the season.

PART 1: Nuno’s Tottenham off to a flyer without Harry Kane – but what does defeat mean for Man City and their pursuit of the striker?

PART 2: Three title hopefuls make a big statement. We analyse the impressive wins for Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool and consider their prospects of sustaining a tilt at the title.

PART 3: Wonderful Watford. Brilliant Brentford. Awful Arsenal. How two new arrivals from the Championship got off to ideal starts and the problems facing Mikel Arteta and the Gunners, with the pressure already mounting on his side.
Aug 16, 2021
Neville, Souness, Richards & Dawson analyse Spurs’ statement win
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Dave Jones is joined by Graeme Souness, Micah Richards and Michael Dawson as they analyse Tottenham’s statement 1-0 win against champions Manchester City. There is also reaction from goal scorer Heung-Min Son, Raheem Sterling, Nuno Espirito Santo and Pep Guardiola. Gary Neville then joins the quartet in part three and gives his views on the Harry Kane transfer saga as well as discussing the other talking points from the opening matchweek in the Premier League.
Aug 15, 2021
Redknapp and Carney discuss Liverpool's 3-0 win over Norwich
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Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney join Kelly Cates to discuss Liverpool's comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road, where Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah were on the scoresheet.
Aug 14, 2021
FNF: Brentford stun Arsenal on Premier League debut; Nev and Carra give their verdict on Arsenal's dismal defence.
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Kelly Cates was joined at the Brentford Community Stadium by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to analyse a memorable night for Brentford as they celebrated their Premier League bow with a stunning win over an abject Arsenal side.
Aug 13, 2021
2021/22 Premier League season preview: City still the team to beat? Challengers assessed, surprise package & how will promoted trio fare?
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The Premier League is back! New signings, new teams, old rivalries resumed and fresh hope, all to the sweet sound of full stadiums. Kate Burlaga is joined by Nick Wright and Gerard Brand to preview another nine months of drama in the top flight.

PART 1: (02:24) Are City still the side to beat? And who will challenge them? Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool assessed

PART 2: (12:00) Will the north London gloom lift? Leicester in focus and surprise package: Leeds, Aston Villa and Everton tipped

PART 3: (28:14) How will promoted trio Brentford, Watford and Norwich fare? Plus: New managers assessed, and can West Ham deal with European distraction?
Aug 12, 2021
Leicester's Community Shield win analysed | Grealish's debut assessed
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Leicester got their season off to the perfect start with victory over Manchester City to claim the Community Shield at Wembley - where £100m man Jack Grealish had to wait for his City debut.

Alice Piper is joined by Pete Smith and Ron Walker to look back on Kelechi Iheancho's late winner, what the result means for both sides and how they are faring ahead of the return of the Premier League next weekend.
Aug 07, 2021
Heartbreak for England, but glass is half full | Euro 2020 final review
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It was penalty shootout heartbreak again for England and Gareth Southgate in a crushing Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

Alice Piper is joined by Pete Smith and Gerard Brand to reflect on a dramatic Euro 2020 final, with England unable to mark their progress with the silverware.
Jul 12, 2021
The Euro 2020 Final preview: Will England lift the trophy? | Selection dilemmas, tactical analysis, key players, and the view from Italy
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England are preparing for their first ever Euros final – but can they beat Italy to lift the trophy?

Jasper Taylor is joined by Kaveh Solhekol, Peter Smith and Oliver Yew to discuss what Gareth Southgate’s side will have to do to make sure they come out on top in Sunday’s showdown. Sky Italia reporter Valentina Fass is also on the show to give us an insight into the Italian camp, the team’s renaissance under Robert Mancini, and what Italian supporters think of this England side.

Plus we hear from Gary Neville on the incredible atmosphere at Wembley and how that affects players, and Jamie Redknapp on why stopping Jorginho could be the key to England’s hopes.
Jul 09, 2021
It's nearly home... England one step from glory after nail-biting win over Denmark | How the 'new England' could go all the way
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Drink it in... England are in a major tournament final for the first time since 1966 after their extra-time win over Denmark at Wembley in semi-final of Euro 2020.

Kate Burlaga is joined by Rob Dorsett, Pete Smith and Nick Wright to discuss an historic night, and whether this 'new England' side can go all the way against Italy on Sunday.
Jul 08, 2021
England vs Denmark tactical analysis | Will Southgate go to a back three? | Is Sterling player of the tournament? | Italy vs Spain preview
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In the latest Sky Sports Football Euros podcast, Peter Smith is joined by Ben Ransom, Nick Wright and Gerard Brand to preview England's Euro 2020 semi-final with Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

Will Gareth Southgate go to a back three? What threats do Denmark pose on England's watertight defence? What can England learn from October's Nations League defeat against the Danes? And has Raheem Sterling been the overall player of the tournament so far?

Plus, we preview the other semi-final as Italy face Spain on Tuesday night at Wembley.
Jul 05, 2021
England in dreamland! Southgate's perfect night as Ukraine are humbled | Shaw shows up Mourinho | Kane praise | Denmark preview
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It doesn't get much more comfortable than that. England's controlled and dominant 4-0 win over Ukraine means they will face Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday. Are the stars aligning for Gareth Southgate's side? And how has he managed to rid England of the fear factor?

Alice Piper is joined by Rob Dorsett, Adam Bate and Gerard Brand to discuss the win in Rome, as Harry Kane returns to form, Luke Shaw shows up Jose Mourinho in his new manor and England keep another clean sheet. It's all looking rosy, right?
Jul 03, 2021
Spain into the semis – but what’s missing? | Are Italy the best team still standing? | England tactics talk ahead of Ukraine QF
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Spain and Italy booked a semi-final date at Wembley with their wins over Switzerland and Belgium, respectively, on Friday night. Now it’s over to Czech Republic, Denmark, Ukraine and England...
Kate Burlaga is joined by Sky Sports’ Peter Smith, Adam Bate, and Nick Wright to analyse those first two quarter-finals, with the panel discussing the strengths – and vulnerabilities – of Spain and what makes Italy such an effective opposition.
Plus the guests look ahead to England’s Saturday showdown with Ukraine in Rome, weighing up the team selection dilemmas Gareth Southgate has for the big game and where it will be won or lost.
Jul 03, 2021
Jamie Carragher: England are now favourites | Germany win verdict and team selection vs Ukraine | Other quarter-finals assessed
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After beating Germany, England are now favourites to go on and win Euro 2020. That was Jamie Carragher’s verdict when he joined the Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast to reflect on England’s historic victory over their old rivals at Wembley. He explains why that win could propel Gareth Southgate’s side to new heights and also assesses the key performers in the squad and how the manager may shake things up again for the quarter-final with Ukraine.

In part two of the show, Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football writer Charlotte Marsh and Sky Sports data editor Adam Smith to examine the three other quarter-finals and they try to work out who will go through from the ties involving Switzerland vs Spain, Belgium vs Italy, and Czech Republic vs Denmark.
Jun 30, 2021
Southgate proves he knows best | Is it final minimum now for England? | Football's coming, Rome! Ukraine scouting report
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No, you didn't dream it. England have beaten Germany in a knockout game, winning 2-0 at Wembley on an historic night to clear the path through Euro 2020. Alice Piper is joined by Rob Dorsett, Pete Smith and Gerard Brand to discuss the famous victory, including how Gareth Southgate once again proved his critics wrong.

With Ukraine up next, and Denmark or Czech Republic waiting in the semi-final, is the final now a minimum expectation for England? With Southgate's side favourites, how will they set up? Plus: praise for Sterling, Grealish, Saka, Pickford, Kane and... well, just about everyone.

And in part 3, Oli Yew pops in for a Ukraine scouting report after their last-gasp extra-time win over Sweden. Should they be feared? All roads lead to Rome for Saturday's quarter-final tie...
Jun 30, 2021
“This is the game of our lives” | Gary Neville’s England vs Germany verdict | Tactics, Sterling’s importance, and lessons from Euro 96
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Gary Neville joins Peter Smith ahead of England vs Germany to talk tactics ahead of the big last-16 tie at Euro 2020 at Wembley.

The Sky Sports pundit explains how playing a back three can help England nullify Germany’s wing-backs but also give the Three Lions’ attack the chance to “cause massive problems” at the other end.

Neville also discusses Raheem Sterling’s leading role in the team, what the current generation can learn from Euro 96 heartbreak against Germany, and why he believes England can edge past their old rivals…
Jun 28, 2021
"It's going to penalties!" | Jamie Carragher's England vs Germany verdict | Defence analysed, Henderson's role, why Saka has to start
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Is it going to happen again? Jamie Carragher is convinced England vs Germany is heading to penalties when they meet in the last-16 of Euro 2020 at Wembley on Tuesday.

The Sky Sports pundit joined Peter Smith to examine the clash and explain why these two evenly matched sides may end up only being separated by spot-kicks.

Carragher also dissects England's defence, which has kept three clean sheets, explains the factors Gareth Southgate will be weighing up when he decides to pick Jordan Henderson or not, and discusses whether Mason Mount or Ben Chilwell could still play a role, despite isolating until Monday.
Jun 28, 2021
Wales’ Euro 2020 adventure ends | Where did it go wrong and what now for Rob Page’s side? | Italy's unbeaten run goes on
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The Euro 2020 knockout stages are up and running! Already, Wales’ adventure has come to an end after a comprehensive 4-0 defeat to Denmark, while Italy did not have things all their own way against Austria at Wembley. Roberto Mancini’s side needed two extra time goals to seal their place in the quarter finals. Sky Sports’ News reporter Geraint Hughes and Sky Sports features editor Peter Smith join Kate Burlaga to look back at the opening last-16 ties…

PART 1 | (1:18) Sky Sports News report Geraint Hughes reflects on Wales’ chastening defeat at the hands of Italy. Where did it go wrong for Rob Page’s side in Amsterdam? He also gives his verdict on Wales’ tournament and what the future may hold for the team and Gareth Bale as they look to qualify for 2022 World Cup.

PART 2 | (20:06) Italy took over Wembley on Saturday evening and Sky Sports’ Peter Smith was there to see Roberto Mancini’s side’s book their quarter final spot. However, it wasn’t as plain sailing as many people predicted. We discuss the game and Italy’s prospects going forward as they await a huge showdown with wither Belgium or Portugal in the last eight in Munich on Friday. Finally, the countdown is on for England vs Germany on Tuesday. We look at what is coming up across Sky Sports’ digital platforms as we build up to the huge Wembley clash!
Jun 27, 2021
England and Germany set for Wembley showdown | Jamie Redknapp & Sky Germany's Uli Kohler on last-16 clash
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Rivalries in international football don’t get any bigger than England versus Germany. With the two nations set for a collision course in the last-16 of Euro 2020, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp and Uli Kohler joined Peter Smith to analyse both camps ahead of Tuesday’s showdown at Wembley.

PART 1 | Jamie Redknapp, a member of the England squad dumped out of Euro 96 by Germany, assesses the Three Lions’ performances in the group stages of Euro 2020 and explains why Gareth Southgate’s talented squad have nothing to fear against the Germans.

PART 2 | The prospect of facing England at Wembley is one every Germany player will relish irrespective of an inconsistent group stage, according to Sky Germany reporter Uli Kohler, who talks tactics, Jamal Musiala, Jadon Sancho and the dreaded prospect of penalties with Peter in part two.
Jun 25, 2021
The hits and misses of Euro 2020 so far | Most exciting player on show? | The last-16 ties previewed
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Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football writers Ron Walker and Charlotte Marsh and Sky Sports Data Editor Adam Smith to pick out the teams and players who impressed during the group phase and the ones which have to step out in the knockouts – if they’ve not already gone home!

The panel also looks ahead to the last-16 ties, the key match-ups which could decide the eventual winner of the tournament, and explain why – with much nervousness and trepidation – England have a good chance of knocking out Germany…
Jun 24, 2021
Explained: Why Southgate is cautious | Is Grealish now a starter? | Foundations for future Scotland success?
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Alice Piper is joined by Rob Dorsett and Pete Smith to discuss England's 1-0 win over Czech Republic at Wembley to finish top of Group D at Euro 2020. Jack Grealish finally gets a start for England - is he now here to stay? Why IS Gareth Southgate so cautious with the Three Lions? Plus: praise for Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling.

The panel also cover all England positions and talking points going into the last 16, and discuss how Southgate will approach the knockout stages.

And after Scotland's 3-1 defeat by Croatia at Hampden Park, Sky Sports News' Charles Paterson joins us to look back their campaign, and whether the foundations are in place for more success in the future.
Jun 23, 2021
Wales dreaming again after reaching last-16 | The view from Italy and Germany | Group D finale: England and Scotland previews
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Wales are dreaming again! (2:47) Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom and Geraint Hughes to discuss Rob Page’s side, who reached the last-16 at Euro 2020 despite a 1-0 defeat to Italy in Rome. With Finland, Russia or Denmark waiting in the next round, how far can the Welsh go at the tournament (10:35)?

Then we get the view from Italy (16:15) with Sky Italy’s Valentina Fass giving her thoughts on Roberto Mancini’s side’s impressive start to the tournament before Sky Germany’s Uli Kohler discusses Germany’s scintillating victory over defending champions Portugal and a potential last-16 clash with England (17:11).

Finally, Sky Sports features editor Peter Smith joins Jasper and Ben to look ahead to judgement night in Group D (28:02). Will England and Scotland join Wales in the knockout stages? The panel preview Tuesday night’s games: England vs Czech Republic and Scotland vs Croatia.
Jun 21, 2021
Scottish night to savour at Wembley | What’s wrong with Harry Kane? | Wales reaction and Italy preview
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Twenty five years on from their last tournament meeting, Scotland spring an upset of sorts with an encouraging 0-0 draw against England that keeps their Euro 2020 hopes alive. Alice Piper is joined by Luke Shanley, Jess Creighton and Peter Smith to examine exactly where Scotland got it right, before conducting the inquest into England’s toothless display.

| PART 1: A Wembley performance for Scotland to savour as Steve Clarke’s selection earns alibis from supporters and lays the foundation for Tuesday’s “must-win” showdown with Croatia.

What’s gone wrong with Harry Kane? (13:59) Will Gareth Southgate drop his captain against the Czech Republic? Is it time for Jack Grealish?

| PART 2: Sky Sports News reporter Geraint Hughes joins Alice (35:51) to reflect on Wales’ triumph over Turkey in Baku before looking ahead to Sunday's final group game against Italy in Rome.
Jun 19, 2021
'Adams was tackling the brick wall!' The Boys of 96: England stars on Seaman’s save, Gazza’s goal & that celebration vs Scotland
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Mark McAdam has got the boys back together. The reporter has tracked down England’s stars of Euro 96 – and, ahead of England vs Scotland at Euro 2020, they tell us the inside story of the famous clash between the two teams at Wembley 25 years ago.

Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp, Gareth Southgate, Teddy Sheringham, Paul Ince and Stuart Pearce lift the lid on what it was like inside the England dressing room before that dramatic match, the key turning points in the contest, and how the victory ultimately propelled England to the semi-finals.

For more behind the scenes stories of England’s adventures at Euro 96, you can watch The Boys of 96 on Sky Sports News and the Sky Sports YouTube channel.
Jun 15, 2021
What went wrong for Scotland - and what do they need to do to bounce back against England at Wembley?
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After a 23-year wait, Scotland’s first match back at a major international tournament ended in defeat, with Steve Clarke’s side going down 2-0 to Czech Republic at Hampden Park.

We get reaction to the result and performance from former Scotland international James McFadden and Famous Tartan Army Magazine editor Iain Emerson, who joined Sky Sports News reporter Charles Paterson after the game for the latest Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast.

There’s debate and discussion about the chances which came and went for Scotland, the mistakes at the back, the impact of “world class” Kieran Tierney’s injury – and whether Scotland can bounce back in the mouth-watering match-up with England at Wembley on Friday.

And finally… was Patrik Schick’s halfway-line strike better than Zinedine Zidane’s volley at the same stadium? Or McFadden’s goal in Paris?!
Jun 14, 2021
Southgate calls it right! Sterling and Phillips star in England win | Scotland-Czech preview | Wales-Switzerland recap
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Gareth Southgate knows his England side best... who would have thought it?! Kate Burlaga is joined by Pete Smith, Jess Creighton and Gerard Brand to discuss England's victory over Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener at Wembley, as Raheem Sterling answers his critics with the only goal.

The panel discuss Southgate's surprise selections and controlling performance, and look ahead to England's next Group D game against Scotland on Friday. We also preview the Scots' first major tournament game in 23 years as they face Czech Republic on Monday.

Geraint Hughes also joins us to review Wales' hard-fought 1-1 draw in Switzerland in Group A on Saturday, all on a weekend where football was put firmly into perspective after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in Copenhagen. Get well soon, Christian.
Jun 13, 2021
Foden & Grealish on the bench?! The big England XI debate - Plus: SkySports.com's readers' XI revealed
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Rob Dorsett, Nick Wright and Gerard Brand for a definitive debate on the biggest England talking point ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia on Sunday: who will start at Wembley?

In part one, Rob brings us all the latest insight from St George's Park, while the panel run through the formation and defence

In part two (22:31), it's all about the midfield and forward line. Is there a chance Rashford and Sterling start over Foden and Grealish? And should England look to play two defensive midfielders in the knockout stages?

And in part three (42:27), the SkySports.com readers' XI is revealed, and both Nick and Gerard pick their surprise impact player from England's squad.
Jun 11, 2021
Gary Neville on England’s chances, why France are favourites, and how Euro 2020 can lift the nation
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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (5:07) joins Peter Smith on the Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast to build up to the big Euro 2020 kick-off. Neville has his say on England’s strengths and weaknesses, what they’ll need to do to beat favourites France to the title, and how this talented young group of England players can raise the spirits of the entire nation.

During the podcast, we also get the lowdown on how Scotland and Wales (22:54) are shaping up from the Sky Sports News reporters following their campaigns, Charles Paterson and Geraint Hughes. Plus Valentina Fass from Sky Italy and Uli Kohler from Sky Germany (56:39) give us the view from the continent on how their own nations are looking.

Sky Sports deputy football editor Kate Burlaga and football writer Ben Grounds will also be sharing their top tips for the tournament, including who will be lifting the trophy on July 11 – and which players will light up the tournament (1:09:35).
Jun 08, 2021
Introducing... The Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast
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We've waited a while for this... introducing Sky Sports Football's new Euros podcast, bringing you five episodes a week throughout Euro 2020, with expert analysis on England, Scotland and Wales, plus the best from around the continent.
Jun 07, 2021
A year like no other... bumper review of the 2020/21 Premier League season
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In the final Pitch to Post Review show of the season, Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom, Nick Wright and Gerard Brand to look back on an historic year of Premier League football.

| PART ONE - Man City bow out in style | North London clubs battle for little other than bragging rights | Chelsea's season of two halves

| PART TWO - What do Man Utd need to mount a proper challenge? | How on earth did Liverpool finish third?! | West Ham's fantastic achievement | Leicester fall short again

| PART THREE - Awards section: Team of the season | Game of the season | Moment of the season | Next year's surprise package
May 24, 2021
Aguero signs off in style & Liverpool & Chelsea claim UCL places
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David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville to discuss all the big talking points from the final day of the Premier League season.
May 23, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Fara Williams opens up on her health struggles, retirement and reveals her coaching ambitions
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England’s most-capped player Fara Williams discusses the physical and emotional challenges she faced after being diagnosed with a kidney condition which led to her decision to retire. We also hear from new Aston Villa manager Carla Ward as she reflects on a challenging season at Birmingham, which ended with an unlikely escape from WSL relegation. Sue Smith picks her WSL team of the year and we look back at some of the highlights of the show this season.
May 21, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview – The Premier League final day race for European football assessed
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In the final Pitch to Post Preview Podcast of the Premier League season we look ahead to the final day and debate which sides will come out on top in the race for European football.

From the three-way battle for two top-four places and Champions League football between Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester, to West Ham, Tottenham and Everton vying for a Europa League place, and Arsenal’s chances of a Europa Conference League appearance, Sky Sports’ Nick Wright and Oli Yew join Peter Smith to assess the various permutations - and make their predictions!

The panel also reflect on another Premier League title win for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City as they prepare to lift the trophy in front of their own fans on Sunday.
May 20, 2021
Liverpool take control in CL race | Where next for Tottenham? | Allardyce announces WBA exit, but goes out swinging
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Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards look back on Liverpool’s impressive 3-0 win over Burnley which sees them leapfrog Leicester into the top four, they also discuss the problems facing Tottenham this summer after they lost to Aston Villa and reflect on Sam Allardyce’s decision to leave West Brom.
May 19, 2021
'It's in Liverpool's hands' after Blues beat foxes at the Bridge
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Graeme Souness and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink give Kelly Cates their opinion on the race for top four after watching Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. There's also reaction from Timo Werner, Thomas Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers.
May 18, 2021
Pitch to Post Review: What does the future hold for Harry Kane? | The race for Europe continues | Chelsea Women's CL final defeat
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Adam Bate and Charlotte Marsh to discuss what the future holds for Harry Kane and Tottenham; the state of play in the Premier League as we reach the business end of the race for Europe; and the fallout from Chelsea Women’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona.

| PART ONE: Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham. Which club is the best fit? Will Spurs sell?

| PART TWO: Alisson wonderland as the Liverpool goalkeeper’s dramatic stoppage-time winner ignites top-four challenge, plus the view from the blue half of Merseyside where Everton lose again at Goodison.

| PART THREE: Chelsea Women’s chastening defeat in the Champions League final shows progress is still to be made by Emma Hayes’ side but this season remains one of positives.
May 18, 2021
Super Sunday: Alisson scores injury-time header to keep the Reds' top-four hopes alive
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Jamie Reknapp and Graeme Souness discuss Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson pulling off the most dramatic of winners, heading in from a corner in the 95th minute to grab a 2-1 win for Liverpool at West Brom.
May 16, 2021
Pitch to Post Review – Reaction and analysis after Leicester's FA Cup Final win over Chelsea
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Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports Football Features Editor Peter Smith from Wembley and Sky Sports Football Writer Jack Wilkinson to reflect on a historic FA Cup final win for Leicester City over Chelsea, thanks to Youri Tielemans’ stunning goal.

The trio discuss the twists and turns of a memorable final, the return of 21,000 fans to Wembley, and what the result means for both managers and both clubs ahead of a key top-four race Premier League clash between them on Tuesday night.
May 15, 2021
West Ham's Champions League dream fades after draw at Brighton
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Kelly Cates is joined by Bobby Zamora and James Collins as they discuss West Ham's costly 1-1 draw with Brighton that sees their dream of a top four finish fade away.
May 15, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Toni Duggan’s WSL return, Fran Kirby’s incredible comeback and Chelsea’s quadruple quest continues
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Atletico Madrid and England forward Toni Duggan reveals her plans to return to the WSL as she targets an England recall. We also hear from Chelsea’s Fran Kirby as she reflects on an incredible season in which she was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year and helped her side reach the Champions League final.
May 14, 2021
Liverpool win thriller at Old Trafford to reignite top-four bid
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Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness join David Jones to discuss the protests outside Old Trafford and how Liverpool went on to breath new life into their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League after a 4-2 victory in their rescheduled game at Manchester United.
May 13, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview - FA Cup Final special: Will Chelsea or Leicester lift the trophy?
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In a special episode of the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast we look ahead to this Saturday's FA Cup Final at Wembley, where Chelsea and Leicester will battle for the trophy in front of over 20,000 fans.

Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour and Sky Sports football writer Ron Walker to assess both sides on the back of their midweek results, the key areas which will decide the contest, and how the game will play out.

They also discuss what impact FA Cup glory would have on Brendan Rodgers' managerial career, the importance of Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester defence, and why former Foxes star N'Golo Kante could be the decisive player on the pitch this weekend for Chelsea.
May 13, 2021
Jorginho howler hands Arsenal win at Chelsea
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole tolook back on the Chelsea v Arsenal game which saw Emile Smith Rowe deny Chelsea the chance to cement their top-four status as he took advantage of Jorginho's howler to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
May 12, 2021
City crowned Champions after Foxes and Saints win
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Kelly Cates is joined by Clinton Morrison and Darren Bent to look back on Leicester's game against Man Utd and Crystal Palace's trip to Southampton.
May 11, 2021
MNF: Fulham relegated and Carra and Neville pick their teams, managers and players of the year
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On the last Monday Night Football of the Season, David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville to discuss the story of Fulham's relegation from the Premier League following their 2-0 defeat to surviving club Burnley. They also share their eagerly awaited teams, managers and players of the 2020/21 season.
May 10, 2021
Premier League Review: Have Leicester blown it again? Will Liverpool sneak into top four? Plus: Why Greenwood should go to Euros
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom, Dharmesh Sheth and Gerard Brand as the panel look back on a busy weekend of Premier League action and assess the outside contenders for Gareth Southgate's England squad.

| PART ONE: Good week for... Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton in top-four race (04:27)

| PART TWO: Bad week for... West Ham, Leicester and Tottenham (28:24)

| PART THREE: Why Greenwood should be in England squad | Panel pick their outside bet for Southgate's 26-man squad (46:40)
May 10, 2021
Super Sunday: Everton dent Hammers' Champions League hopes & Utd put City title win on hold
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Joleon Lescott, Troy Deeney and Graeme Souness discuss Everton's 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League as a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal dented the top four hopes of David Moyes' West Ham.
May 09, 2021
SNF: Aguero's missed Panenka pen proves costly for City & Thiago scores first Reds goal to help keep top-four hopes alive
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Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp analyse all the action from Saturday’s Premier League.
May 08, 2021
FNF: Newcastle take giant leap towards Premier League safety
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Neil Lennon as they analyse and react to Newcastle's vital 4-2 away win against Champions League chasing Leicester City which has all but secured Premier League safety for Steve Bruce and the Magpies.
May 07, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Chelsea’s quadruple quest, WSL final day predictions and Leicester’s fairy tale season
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Leicester manager Jonathan Morgan and Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chloe Morgan reflect on their seasons and look ahead to a potentially nail-biting final day of the WSL season. The panel also discusses Chelsea’s progress under Emma Hayes as they continue their mission to achieve the quadruple. We also hear from WSL referee Stacey Pearson on the challenges facing same-sex couples trying to access NHS-funded IVF treatment.
May 07, 2021
Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Man City vs Chelsea; Plus: what next for Arsenal, Man Utd after EL ties, and the top four race
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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to discuss Manchester City and Chelsea reaching the Champions League final ahead of their clash at the Etihad this weekend. He also picks out some standout performers from both sides, explaining how Ruben Dias has transformed City, and praising the rise of Phil Foden and Mason Mount.

Sky Sports football writers Oli Yew and Ben Grounds are also on the show to discuss Arsenal’s Europa League exit and Man Utd’s progress to the final – and what comes next for both sides, with Mikel Arteta under pressure and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looking to kick on.

Ben also assesses the top four race, with some key fixtures coming up, and makes his Pitch for what he thinks will happen in the Premier League this weekend!
May 06, 2021
MNF: Antonio sinks Burnley, WBA hold Wolves & Henry makes his Hall of Fame picks
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David Jones and Jamie Carragher are joined by Thierry Henry as they discuss a whole host of topics like West Brom's draw with Wolves, West Ham's win over Burnley, as well as Arsenal's potential takeover, Manchester United's fans protests and the social media boycott. Carragher & Henry also pick who they would include in their Premier League Hall of Fame.
May 03, 2021
Review: Will protests force Glazers out of Man Utd? How will the English sides fare in Europe?
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Sky Sports News’ North West reporter James Cooper joins Jasper Taylor to look back on the unprecedented protests which saw fans force their way into Old Trafford, onto the pitch and led to the postponement of the biggest game in English football – Manchester United vs Liverpool.
Cooper offers his eye-witness account of how events unfolded and assesses the impact they will have on the Glazer family’s ownership after 16 fractious years in control of the club.

Sky Sports News’ Manchester City correspondent Ben Ransom analyses how United’s cross-city rivals have enjoyed a more fruitful relationship with the club’s owners and, with the help of Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate, looks ahead to a pivotal week in Europe where City and Chelsea bid to reach the Champions League final, before United and Arsenal hope to follow in their footsteps and reach the Europa League showpiece.

PART 1 – Protests at Old Trafford cause Man Utd vs Liverpool to be postponed | James Cooper’s account | What next for the Glazers at Man Utd?

PART 2 – What’s the feeling towards the Man City owners? | What have they done differently? | Will the Glazers sell Man Utd?

PART 3 – Champions League and Europa League preview | How will Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal fare? | Who will a trophy mean more too?
May 03, 2021
Man Utd vs Liverpool postponed after anti-Glazer fan protests at Old Trafford
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Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness and Micah Richards react to the extraordinary events at Old Trafford which saw Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool postponed following fan protests inside the stadium against the Glazer family.
May 02, 2021
SNF: Havertz scores double to leave Fulham on the brink
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Kelly Cates is joined by Ashley Cole and Chris Coleman to discuss and analyse Chelsea's 2-0 performance against local rivals Fulham. The result strengthens Thomas Tuchel's hopes of a top four-finish and leaves Scott Parker and his players on the brink of a return to the Sky Bet Championship.
May 01, 2021
FNF: Evans earns point for Leicester against 10-man Saints
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Kelly Cates is joined by both Jamie Redknapp and Darren Bent who analyse Leicester’s frustrating performance against Southampton who were reduced to ten-men early on in the 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Apr 30, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Liverpool’s Rinsola Babajide speaks out on online abuse as sport unites to boycott social media
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Liverpool winger Rinsola Babajide opens up about her experience of online abuse and the impact it has had on her and her family. Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger reflects on the season so far and discusses how her recovery from cancer changed her perspective on her career. Jess Creighton and Sue Smith are also joined by England defender Gemma Bonner to discuss her move from Manchester City to Racing Louisville.
Apr 30, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview: Jamie Carragher on Man Utd vs Liverpool; Plus: Chelsea’s striker problems and Arsenal’s issues on and off the field
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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher joins Peter Smith to look ahead to Manchester United’s Super Sunday clash with Liverpool. He assesses United’s big Europa League semi-final win over Roma and where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need to strengthen if they are to be Premier League challengers next season. Plus, he gives his verdict on Liverpool’s top four hopes – and how they can come out on top in their must-win trip to Old Trafford.

Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright is also on the show, discussing Chelsea’s misfiring strikers ahead of their clash with Fulham, and also offering his insight on Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Villarreal, what needs to change before next week’s second leg, and the wider ownership debate which has led to fan protests. He also shares his Pitch for what he thinks will happen in the Premier League this weekend!
Apr 30, 2021
MNF: Iheanacho stunner keeps Leicester on track & WSL coming to Sky Sports from 2021/2022
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Jamie Carragher and Steph Houghton join Dave Jones to analyse Leicester's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Also, the panel discuss the progression of English Women's football as the Women's Super League joins Sky Sports next season.
Apr 26, 2021
Review: Who fits the bill for Spurs? Will Pep Guardiola become the greatest manager of all time?
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom, Charlotte Marsh and Gerard Brand to discuss the weekend's footballing action.

PART 1 - Man City beat Spurs in Carabao Cup final | Will Pep Guardiola be the greatest manager ever? | Who should be Spurs' next manager? | Will Harry Kane stay?

PART 2 - The top-four race | Who has the easiest run-in?

PART 3 - Too little too late for West Brom | A week of protests force change | Hall of Fame predictions
Apr 26, 2021
Super Sunday: Government must stop Big Six's attempted murder of English football
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Dave Jones is joined by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Paul Ince and Gary Neville to discuss the collapse of the European Super League. The Super Sunday team analyse the stalemate between Leeds United and Manchester United in Elland Road.
Apr 25, 2021
SNF: Werner gives Chelsea vital win at 10-man West Ham, Blades punish wasteful Brighton
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Danny Gabbidon and Gianfranco Zola to look back on Chelsea’s vital win over West Ham which helped strengthen their grip on the top four and a rare win for Sheffield Utd over Brighton.
Apr 24, 2021
FNF: Leno howler gifts Everton 1-0 win
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David Jones is joined by Graeme Souness and Kevin Campbell as they discuss Arsenal's poor display against Everton, in which goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted the Toffees all three points with a terrible mistake.
Apr 23, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: The collapse of the European Super League, Chelsea’s quadruple quest and a trip down memory lane
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Former England forward Lianne Sanderson and ex-Wales boss Jayne Ludlow reflect on a dramatic week for the game in which plans for a breakaway European Super League collapsed. The former Arsenal team-mates also reminisce about their 2007 European Cup victory and reveal some surprising facts about the team. We also hear from Bayern Munich’s Sarah Zadrazil ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea on Sunday.
Apr 23, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview: Jamie Redknapp's Carabao Cup Final verdict
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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to look ahead to Manchester City vs Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. Will it be a fairytale final for Ryan Mason after he was made interim Spurs boss after Jose Mourinho's sacking? Or will City make it four League Cup wins in a row?

Redknapp assesses all the aspects of the clash, and has his say on the clubs' roles in the Super League, Mourinho's future, and much more...
Apr 23, 2021
Foden stars as City edge out Villa to close in on Premier League title
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Jamie Redknapp and Darren Bent discuss Manchester City's 2-1 win over Aston Villa which saw Pep Guardiola's side extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.
Apr 21, 2021
Special: Fans 1-0 Not-so-Super League
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High-powered, heavily-funded and years in the making, it lasted barely two days. In a podcast special, Jasper Taylor is joined by Gerard Brand and Ron Walker to discuss the rapid break-up of the breakaway European Super League. The panel discuss why football is more than just a business or entertainment sport, how this was a fan victory we should celebrate and what the future holds for football. We also hear from Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Kaveh Solhekol and Bryan Swanson on another monumental 48 hours.
Apr 21, 2021
Chelsea draw after Super League pull out
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Reaction and opinion as Chelsea fail to spark into life on the pitch after they decide to withdraw from European Super League; Ben White sent off for second yellow card in second-half stoppage time
Apr 20, 2021
MNF: Carra & Neville slam the Super League plans, Mourinho sacked and Leeds draw with Liverpool
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In a heated Monday Night Football, David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville as they discuss the new breakaway Super League involving six English clubs and how damaging it would be for football. They also share their thoughts on Jose Mourinho's sacking at Tottenham Hotspur.
Apr 19, 2021
Special: European Super League - What does it mean? What's the reaction? What are the ramifications?
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In a special podcast, Jasper Taylor sums up a seismic 24 hours in football after Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham agreed to join a breakaway European Super League, along with six other European teams. The reaction has been swift, damning, passionate and emotional to say the least. Hear from Gary Neville, Kaveh Solhekol, Bryan Swanson and more....
Apr 19, 2021
Super Sunday: Arsenal dent Fulham's survival bid, Greenwood at the double for Utd and Neville gives his views on the European Super League
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane and Micah Richards to discuss Arsenal's draw with Fulham, Man Utd's 3-1 win over Burnley and they also give their views, along with Gary Neville, on the news of a potential European Super League.
Apr 18, 2021
Newcastle edge thriller to bolster survival hopes and Wolves relegate Sheffield United
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Carlton Cole and Graeme Souness discuss Newcastle's 3-2 win over West Ham which boosts the survival hopes of Steve Bruce's side and puts a dent in the Hammers' European hopes. Plus, Matt Murray and Michael Brown analyse Sheffield United's 1-0 defeat to Wolves which confirms the Blades' relegation from the Premier League.
Apr 17, 2021
FNF: Kane injured in Goodison thriller
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Leon Osman to analyse Everton and Tottenham's entertaining 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, the match was marred by an injury to Harry Kane which leaves him a doubt for Tottenham's Carabao Cup final against Man City.
Apr 16, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Wales manager Gemma Grainger, Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan and 10 years of the WSL.
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New Wales manager Gemma Grainger outlines her ambitions for the future, while Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan discusses the team’s historic victory over Ukraine which secured their spot at the 2022 European Championships. Former Arsenal and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne also joins Jess Creighton and Sue Smith to reflect on ten years since the start of the Women’s Super League.
Apr 16, 2021
Preview: Everton vs Tottenham focus - is Spurs' PL position about right? | West Ham's top-four chances | Arsenal & Man Utd's Europa progress
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In the latest Pitch to Post Preview show, Kate Burlaga is joined by Ben Grounds, Adam Bate and Kaveh Solhekol to preview the weekend’s football action.

| PART 1 – Everton vs Tottenham preview – top-four chances assessed | Is Spurs’ Premier League position actually about right?

| PART 2 – West Ham looking for unprecedented top-four finish | Is Moyes manager of the year? | What is Jesse Lingard’s future? (15:48)

| PART 3 – Arsenal and Man Utd’s Europa League chances after QF progression | Ben and Adam’s Pitches ahead of weekend action (31:09)
Apr 15, 2021
MNF: Brighton fail to break injury-hit Everton and WBA see off Saints to boost survival hopes
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Jamie Carragher and Kevin Campbell join David Jones in the MNF studio to analyse all the action.
Apr 12, 2021
Premier League Review: Harry Kane's future - What? When? Where? Why? How? | Top-four race blown wide open | Man Utd's fruitful 2021
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Gerard Brand and Paul Gilmour to discuss an eventful weekend on and off the pitch in the Premier League

| PART 1: Top-four race blown wide open | Deja vu for Leicester? | Where would a West Ham top-four place rank? | Do Chelsea have the second-best squad in PL? | Liverpool back on track (03:33)

| PART 2: More answers than questions for Man Utd in 2021 | Why they need to keep Cavani | Have Spurs been soft for 40 years?! (18:40)

| PART 3: Harry Kane's Spurs future with Paul Gilmour - What? When? Where? Why? How? - The complete lowdown (30:19)

| PART 4: Newcastle grain ground on Fulham in relegation battle (46:19)
Apr 12, 2021
United come back to beat Spurs, West Ham shock Leicester and Newcastle snatch vital points at Burnley
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp to discuss the results of this Super Sunday, including Tottenham's home defeat to Manchester United, West Ham's incredible display against Leicester and a vital win for Steve Bruce's Newcastle at Turf Moor.
Apr 11, 2021
Liverpool halt losing Anfield run with late Villa victory, Chelsea dominate Palace to reignite top-four challenge
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Darren Bent to reflect on Liverpool's last minute win over Aston Villa and Chelsea's dominant display against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Apr 10, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Fara Williams’ struggle with illness, Rachel Daly’s Olympic ambitions and a new era for Leicester City
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England's most-capped player Fara Williams opens up on her year-long struggle with a kidney condition and the impact it had on her both physically and mentally. England’s Rachel Daly reflects on her loan spell with West Ham and reveals her ambitions to win gold at the Olympics with Team GB. Leicester City’s Ashleigh Plumptre also joins Jess Creighton and Sue Smith to reflect on the club securing promotion to the WSL.
Apr 09, 2021
Premier League Preview: Tottenham vs Man Utd and a decisive month for Spurs; Inconsistent Liverpool, and West Ham vs Leicester's key clash
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour who explains why April could be a decisive month for Tottenham’s next steps as a club, while Sky Sports football writer Jack Wilkinson reacts to Man Utd’s Europa League win and assesses their chances of getting some revenge for their big defeat to Spurs earlier this season.

Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright is also on the show, looking back at two contrasting performances from Liverpool and the reasons behind their inconsistency, as well as previewing a big top-four race clash between surprise package West Ham and Leicester. He also makes his Pitch for the weekend about an important game at the other end of the table between Burnley and Newcastle.
Apr 09, 2021
MNF: Gary and Jamie pick their England squads for the Euros, Palace snatch a late draw at Everton & Jesse Lingard inspires West Ham to win!
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss all the events from the weekend's Premier League action as Liverpool impressed at Arsenal to continue their fight for fourth and West Brom stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Plus, Jamie and Gary discuss their picks for England's squad for the upcoming European Championships.
Apr 05, 2021
Premier League Review: Are Liverpool back? | Arteta's 50 games assessed | Blip for Tuchel? | Relegation fight focus | England winners/losers
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Roger Clarke and Gerard Brand to discuss another eventful weekend in the Premier League.

| PART 1: Are Liverpool back? | Trent and Fabinho praise | Arteta's 50 PL games assessed | Is Aubameyang being wasted? (06:36)

| PART 2: Just a freak result for Chelsea? | Werner continues to struggle | WBA's faint survival hopes (25:46)

| PART 3: Newcastle gain a point on Fulham - will Bruce get any credit? | Relegation predictions (39:17)

| PART 4: England squad winners and losers from weekend action (47:31)
Apr 05, 2021
Super Sunday: Late Willcock equaliser secures Newcastle point and Trezeguet stars as Villa show stuns Fulham
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Graeme Souness and Michael Dawson join Dave Jones to discuss the action from Super Sunday as Joe Willock fires home a late equaliser for Newcastle and Villa's super subs make the different against Fulham.
Apr 04, 2021
SNF: Dominant Man City too good for Leicester & Jota stars as Liverpool power past Arsenal
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards to reflect on a busy Saturday football offering as Liverpool's top-four hopes were strengthened with a dominant 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates.
Apr 03, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Amy Turner's Man Utd ambitions, Karen Bardsley’s injury nightmare and Northern Ireland's attempt to make history
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Manchester United defender Amy Turner opens up about the challenges she faced early on in her career, how she’s progressed under head coach Casey Stoney and the club’s long-term ambitions. England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley reveals how a hamstring injury left her questioning her future in football and Northern Ireland’s Rachel Furness looks ahead to their Euro 2022 play-off against Ukraine.
Apr 02, 2021
Premier League Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Arsenal vs Liverpool; Plus how do Man City replace Aguero? And crunch time for Newcastle
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to look ahead to Saturday’s big clash between Arsenal and Liverpool. Could Jurgen Klopp’s side turn a frustrating season into a glorious one with a late top-four push and Champions League charge? Redknapp assesses their chances – and explains where they will have to strengthen in this summer’s transfer window.

We also hear from Sky Sports News’ Man City reporter Ben Ransom on life after Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium and who Pep Guardiola and his recruitment team will target to replace the iconic Argentina ace.

Plus Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate examines Newcastle’s clash with Tottenham – two teams with lots still to play for during this run-in, and two managers who need a strong finish to the campaign.
Apr 02, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Everton’s Izzy Christiansen, the FA’s Kelly Simmons and Sky Sports' new WSL broadcast deal
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Everton midfielder Izzy Christiansen and the FA's Kelly Simmons join Jess Creighton and Sue Smith to reflect on Sky's new three-year deal to become the Women's Super League's primary broadcaster from September. We also hear from Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze and Manchester United’s Jackie Groenen on the growth of the women’s game and their hopes for the future.
Mar 26, 2021
Premier League Review: Will Kane beat Shearer's record? | Newcastle redefine rock bottom | What's progress for Man Utd? | West Ham-Arsenal
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In the latest Pitch to Post Review show, Jasper Taylor is joined by SkySports.com's Gerard Brand and Ron Walker to discuss the weekend's action

| PART 1: West Ham 3-3 Arsenal assessed | Lingard praise: Should he stay at West Ham? | Why Arsenal need to sign Odegaard

| PART 2: Newcastle's woes continue | Has Bruce lost the players? | How detrimental would relegation be? | Relegation predictions (19:18)

| PART 3: Michael Bridge on Tottenham | A good end to a bad week | Will Kane stay and beat Shearer's record? | Is Jose actually under pressure? (30:45)

| PART 4: Leicester and Rodgers praise | Missed chance for Man Utd, but do trophies = signs of progress? (43:19)
Mar 22, 2021
Super Sunday: Arsenal fightback in six goal thriller, Tottenham beat Villa to move sixth
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Paul Merson to look back on Arsenal's remarkable three goal comeback against West Ham and Tottenham's 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Mar 21, 2021
SNF: Brighton cruise past Newcastle to boost surivial hopes
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Kelly Cates is joined by Bobby Zamora and Graeme Souness to reflect on Brighton's 3-0 win over Newcastle; a defeat that sees Newcastle's problems deepen as Steve Bruce's side stay just two points above the relegation places while Brighton move six clear of drop zone.
Mar 20, 2021
FNF: Bamford and Raphinha dent Fulham survival hopes
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A goal and an assist from Patrick Bamford helped Leeds to a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League, the defeat ramps up the pressure on Scott Parker's side. Jermaine Beckford and Mark Schwarzer join Kelly Cates to discuss the biggest talking points from the game as the London side failed to climb out of the bottom three.
Mar 19, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: England’s Lucy Bronze on women’s safety, menstrual cycles and scientific developments in the women’s game
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Manchester City and England’s Lucy Bronze discusses the importance of speaking out about women’s issues such as menstrual cycles and safety. Jess Creighton and Sue Smith are also joined by Huddersfield’s Beth Stanfield and Wolves manager Dan McNamara to reflect on the curtailment of the season for tiers three to six in the women’s game. Sheffield United manager Neil Redfearn also discusses the differences between managing in the men’s and women’s games.
Mar 19, 2021
Premier League Preview: Brighton vs Newcastle relegation six-pointer assessed. Plus: How will Spurs respond to their Europa League shocker?
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Sky Sports News’ Elliot Cook and Keith Downie join Peter Smith to look ahead to a crucial clash in the battle against relegation, which sees Brighton host Newcastle on Saturday night. From analysis of what’s gone wrong this season, to tactics for this clash, and what defeat would mean for both managers, we have the ultimate lowdown on this pivotal game.

We also have the latest on Arsenal following their progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, and ask Sky Sports football journalist Ron Walker whether West Ham can topple their London rivals.

Plus, Sky Sports football journalist Charlotte Marsh reacts to Tottenham’s disastrous defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and discusses whether Jose Mourinho’s side can salvage their season domestically, starting with a tricky trip to Aston Villa.
Mar 19, 2021
Premier League Review: Spurs' negative NLD approach assessed | Is top four now fixed? | What next for Sheff Utd and Wilder?
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In the latest Pitch to Post Review show, Jasper Taylor is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Roger Clarke and SkySports.com senior football journalist Gerard Brand to discuss the weekend's action.

| PART 1: North London derby | Lamela's Rabona | Why were Spurs so negative? | Arteta's ruthless Aubameyang call | Smith Rowe for Euro 2020 squad? (01:34)

| PART 2: Is the top four fixed in place? | What on earth is the Europa Conference League? | Can a side finishing fourth not make CL? (22:28)

| PART 3: Tim Thornton on Sheffield United | Why did Chris Wilder leave? | What next for the Blades? | What are Wilder's prospects? (39:00)

| PART 4: Performance, performer and goal of the weekend | Jasper's teaser answer (51:10)
Mar 16, 2021
MNF: Henry analyses Halaand & Mbappe, discusses his managerial career as Jota haunts Wolves in Liverpool’s narrow win
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Thierry Henry returns to Sky Sports to join Jamie Carragher and Dave Jones as they reflect on how Arsenal won the north London derby. The duo also debate whether Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland would be the better replacement for Sergio Aguero at Manchester City. The pair react to Liverpool’s narrow 1-0 win against Wolves which saw Diogo Jota score against his former club and close the gap on the top four. And Henry discusses his managerial career so far.
Mar 15, 2021
Super Sunday: Iheanacho hat-trick punishes Blades, Arsenal fightback to beat Spurs & Hammers own goal gifts Man Utd win
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David Jones is joined in the studio by Freddie Ljungberg, Michael Dawson, Jamie Redknapp and Bobby Zamora to analyse an action-packed Super Sunday.
Mar 14, 2021
SNF: Milivojevic penalty sees of West Brom & Brilliant Burnley dent Everton's Euro hopes
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Eddie Howe and Leon Osman analyse Crystal Palace's 1-0 win over West Brom and Burnley's impressive 2-1 win against Everton.
Mar 13, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Gabby George's injury nightmare, Angharad James' Olympic ambitions and how to tackle online abuse.
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Everton's Gabby George opens up about her 12-month battle with injury as she was forced to wait for surgery due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reading and Wales midfielder Angharad James reveals her Olympic ambitions and discusses the issue of LGBT+ inclusivity within the women’s game. Jess Creighton and Sue Smith are also joined by Kick It Out boss Tony Burnett to discuss the growing problem of online abuse and how to make the game more inclusive.
Mar 12, 2021
Premier League Preview: North London derby build up; Plus Diallo’s instant impact, and how do Everton become a top four side?
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On this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast we turn our attention to Arsenal vs Tottenham, as the north London rivals prepare to face off at the Emirates. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Ben Grounds and Ron Walker to assess the big match. The panel reflect on positive Europa League wins for both sides, consider the potential team selection issues, and which team needs the win more.

We also hear the latest from Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers on Everton’s push for the Champions League spots, ahead of their tricky test against Burnley, while Ron returns to assess Amad Diallo’s fine first goal for Manchester United and the challenge they face on Sunday against an in-form West Ham, who also have ambitions for the top four.
Mar 12, 2021
Counting The Cost: COVID’s impact on football’s finances
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The financial cost of the past 12 months on football has been huge - and the scale of the damage, and the way it could affect how clubs are run in the future, is yet to be seen. As part of a special Sky Sports series exploring the impact of coronavirus on football we examine the impact of a year without fans and the way it will affect how clubs operate in the future - from season tickets to transfers.
Mar 11, 2021
PL Live: Man City bounce back with big win over Saints
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Joleon Lescott as they react and analyse Manchester City’s 5-2 victory against Southampton which saw the league leaders bounce back after their defeat to neighbours Manchester United last Sunday.
Mar 10, 2021
Behind Closed Doors: Football’s style shift without fans
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As part of a special Sky Sports series exploring the impact of coronavirus on football, we have examined the impact of the past year without supporters on the way the game is played.
During this podcast we’ll be sharing some of the data which illustrates the shift, and we’ll also be hearing from players and managers about their experiences in this challenging environment. Plus, we’ll be exploring some of the reasons why some teams have been able to adapt to the situation more successfully than others.
Mar 10, 2021
MNF: Rob Green analyses England goalkeepers and reflects on international career, West Ham up to fifth and Rice mocks Lingard penalty miss
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Former England goalkeeper Rob Green discusses England's goalkeeping prospects Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford and Dean Henderson and reflects on his own career with the national team, including that mistake against the USA in the World Cup. Jamie Carragher analyses West Ham's win over Leeds to lift them to fifth in the Premier League - is Champions League football a realistic ambition for David Moyes' side?
Mar 08, 2021
Premier League Review: Man City Quadruple a step too far? Bale's Spurs future, Liverpool crisis
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom and Dharmesh Sheth to discuss the latest round of Premier League fixtures as Manchester United ended Manchester City's 21-game unbeaten run on Super Sunday. After a third straight win at the Etihad, what is it about this fixture that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer loves? And what are City's chances of an unprecedented Quadruple? After a sixth straight home defeat for Liverpool, beaten by Fulham on Sunday, we ask: could their form do irreparable damage? And there's praise for a huge statement victory for Scott Parker's side (19:53). In part three, Sky Sports News' Paul Gilmour talks all things Spurs in the Regional Review (36:34) - is Gareth Bale playing for his future at the club? And is Harry Kane the best striker in the world? And in part four, we get Dharmesh and Ben's performances of the week, including some praise for Luke Shaw (49:13).
Mar 08, 2021
Super Sunday: Utd end City’s unbeaten run, Fulham condemn champions to sixth straight Anfield defeat, Bale and Kane at the double for Spurs
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David Jones is joined in the studio by Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Graeme Souness to reflect on a busy Super Sunday which saw Manchester United end Manchester City's 28-game unbeaten run with a shock 2-0 victory at the Etihad. Liverpool's capitulation as champions stooped to an unprecedented low as Fulham boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at Anfield and Harry Kane set up two goals for Gareth Bale and scored two himself as a stylish Spurs beat Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mar 07, 2021
SNF: Amartey scores late to boost Leicester's top-four hopes; Saiss misses sitter to ensure stalemate in Midlands derby.
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp and Darren Bent as they analyse Leicester's 2-1 win over Brighton and the stalemate between Aston Villa and Wolves.
Mar 06, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Tottenham’s Alanna Kennedy, Birmingham boss Carla Ward and the art of coaching
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Birmingham head coach Carla Ward joins Jess Creighton and Sue Smith for a special edition on coaching within the women’s game. Ward discusses her coaching style and the challenges of disciplining the unnamed players in her squad who broke social distancing rules by attending a party. We also hear from Tottenham defender Alanna Kennedy on the managerial changes at the club and her own future.
Mar 05, 2021
Premier League Preview: Build-up to the Manchester derby, a look ahead to Aston Villa vs Wolves and analysis on Spurs recent upturn in form
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In this week’s Pitch to Post preview podcast Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports News reporters Ben Ransom and James Cooper to look ahead to the Manchester derby. Can City end United's 21-game unbeaten away run to stretch their Premier League lead to 17 points?

We also hear from Rob Dorsett ahead of the Midlands derby between Aston Villa and Wolves, with both sides looking to return to winning ways.

And Michael Bridge gives us his verdict on Tottenham's recent resurgence, as they prepare to welcome Crystal Palace.
Mar 05, 2021
PL Live: Chelsea go fourth as Liverpool lose again
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David Jones is joined by Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp to reflect on Chelsea's victory over Liverpool, a win which boosts their top-four hopes and inflicts a fifth straight defeat for Liverpool at Anfield.
Mar 04, 2021
PL Live: United drop points in race for top four
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Kelly Cates is joined by Clinton Morrison and Andrew Cole to look back on Crystal Palace's 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
Mar 03, 2021
MNF: Richarlison strike extends Saints' slump
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Mark Hughes to look back over Everton's 1-0 win over Southampton and discuss the rest of the weekend's Premier League action.
Mar 01, 2021
Premier League Review: Who leads the race for Erling Haaland? Are Man Utd too-risk averse? Plus: Relegation battle assessed
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After another goalless draw with a big rival, is it time to question Manchester United's risk-averse ways? Or will this season be deemed a success for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side? Jasper Taylor is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Gerard Brand to discuss the weekend's action in the Premier League in the latest Pitch to Post Review show. With rumours surrounding Erling Haaland's future in the newspapers again last week, we take an in-depth look at the finances involved and the potential suitors if the Borussia Dortmund forward was to move to the Premier League this summer (24:30). We also assess the relegation battle in the Premier League - are we seeing a four-team fight emerge? (42:40) - and we get Dharmesh and Gerard's performances of the week (50:02).
Mar 01, 2021
Super Sunday: Ole fumes at officials, Bale stars for Spurs and Liverpool end losing run
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David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Graeme Souness and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to look back on an eventful Super Sunday which saw more VAR controversy in the draw between Chelsea and Manchester Utd while Liverpool ended a run of four successive Premier League losses with a 2-0 win at bottom club Sheffield United, boosting their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Feb 28, 2021
SNF: Brighton's controversial loss, Villa win at Leeds and Wolves draw at St James'
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jermaine Beckford and Dion Dublin discuss a busy day of Premier League football after Brighton lost 1-0 at West Brom, Aston Villa defeated Leeds at Elland Road and Newcastle & Wolves played out a 1-1 draw.
Feb 27, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Ellen White’s hat-trick, Jill Scott’s 150th cap and Aston Villa’s Anita Asante.
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Aston Villa defender Anita Asante analyses England’s 6-0 win over Northern Ireland in interim boss Hege Riise's first game in charge. We also hear from Ellen White on how it felt to score her first international hat-trick and midfielder Jill Scott reflects on earning her 150th cap.
Feb 26, 2021
Premier League Preview: Jamie Redknapp's Liverpool verdict. Plus: Chelsea vs Man Utd build-up, and Tottenham’s tricky Burnley test
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On this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast, Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to assess where Liverpool stand right now. The Sky Sports pundit explains why he thinks it would be a surprise if they make the top four and the reasons why he expects them to get back to their top level next season. We also hear from Sky Sports football writer Jack Wilkinson, who assesses Chelsea’s start under Thomas Tuchel, Man Utd’s talk of the title, and gives his verdict on why the next couple of months could be key for the future of Jose Mourinho and Tottenham. Plus he shares his Pitch for the weekend!
Feb 26, 2021
Premier League Review: Do Man City really need Lionel Messi? | Does a trophy-less Jose get another year? | Everton joy, Newcastle fears
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Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Grounds and Nick Wright to discuss a first Merseyside derby win for Everton at Anfield since 1999 as Carlo Ancelotti's side march on, while Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool suffer a fourth straight defeat. Which side will finish in the top four? We also discuss the likelihood of Lionel Messi moving to Manchester City in the summer and ask: do the Premier League leaders really need him? Sky Sports News' Keith Downie joins the show to talk all things Newcastle - will Mike Ashley sack Steve Bruce if the Toon enter the bottom three? And in part four, we discuss West Ham's win over Tottenham on Sunday, mapping the Hammers' progress, and asking: if Jose Mourinho fails to win a trophy or finish in the top four this season, does he get another year?
Feb 23, 2021
MNF: Palace steal the points at the death
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Gus Poyet to look back over Crystal Palace's last-gasp 2-1 win over rivals Brighton, plus analysis of the weekend's matches in the Premier League.
Feb 22, 2021
Super Sunday: City stretch run with away win at Emirates
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Alex Scott and Micah Richards look back at runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City's 1-0 away win against Arsenal. Plus, they analyse the earlier Super Sunday games.
Feb 21, 2021
SNF: Everton win at Anfield for first time since 1999
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Kelly Cates is joined by Graeme Souness and Joleon Lescott to look back at Everton’s win over local rivals Liverpool, a fourth home league defeat in a row. Plus they analyse what Fulham’s win over relegation rivals Sheffield United means for battle at the bottom for the rest of the season.
Feb 20, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Emma Hayes, Hope Powell and Sam Mewis
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Chelsea manager Emma Hayes discusses the club’s Champions League and WSL ambitions, losing their 33-game unbeaten run in the WSL and the differences between men’s and women’s brains. Jess Creighton and Sue Smith are also joined by Brighton boss Hope Powell to reflect on their shock win against Chelsea, and Manchester City’s Sam Mewis discusses her efforts to raise awareness about issues of social injustice and inequality.
Feb 19, 2021
Premier League Preview: Graeme Souness assesses Liverpool's form ahead of the Merseyside derby, and can anyone beat Man City right now?
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Alice Piper is joined by Graeme Souness to look ahead to this weekend's Merseyside derby, as Liverpool aim to avoid a fourth Premier League defeat in a row. We also hear from Sky Sports football journalist Oliver Yew on Arsenal, who face the difficult task of taking on Manchester City after the league leaders set yet another record with their midweek win over Everton. Plus, Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett gives us his verdict on Harvey Barnes' remarkable development at Leicester ahead of their Super Sunday trip to Aston Villa.
Feb 19, 2021
Relegation rivals share points at Turf Moor
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Reaction and analysis from Turf Moor as Premier League relegation rivals Burnley and Fulham shared the points in a 1-1 draw with two quickfire goals after half-time.
Feb 17, 2021
Premier League Review: Should Harry Kane leave Tottenham? | What does Arsenal's future attack look like? Man Utd's defence analysed
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In the latest Pitch to Post Review show, Jasper Taylor is joined by Roger Clarke, Gerard Brand and Paul Gilmour to discuss the weekend action in the Premier League. After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to form with a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-2 win over Leeds, we assess the Gunners' front line going forward, with several moving parts involving Lacazette, Martinelli, Nketiah, Balogun and more.
We assess Manchester United's defensive line after their 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday, and ask: did they get an £80m defender in Harry Maguire? And does he have the right partner? In the Regional Review, Paul Gilmour discusses the Gareth Bale situation, and we also assess the likelihood of Harry Kane leaving Tottenham in the future as he approaches his peak years. We also get the panelists' predicted top four for the season. And in part four, we look at Fulham's chances of survival, and get the performances of the week.
Feb 16, 2021
MNF: Werner gets back to goalscoring ways
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David Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to look back on Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle which saw Timo Werner finally break his goalscoring drought.
Feb 15, 2021
Super Sunday - WBA hold Man Utd and Arsenal impress against Leeds
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Graeme Souness discuss Manchester United's draw away at West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal's 4-2 win over Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium. Hear from Man Utd captain Harry Maguire who felt like he was denied a clear penalty by VAR in the 1-1 draw, Arsenal hat-trick hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gunners' boss Mikel Arteta and Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa.
Feb 14, 2021
SNF: Gundogan strikes twice as City hold off Spurs, Martinez denies Brighton as Villa hold on
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Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards as they discuss Manchester City's commanding win over Tottenham and hail Emiliano Martinez's man of the match display as Aston Villa held out for a goalless draw at Brighton.
Feb 13, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: England interim manager Hege Riise, Manchester City striker Ellen White and a new era for the Lionesses
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England interim manager Hege Riise explains what style of football fans can expect under her leadership and the reasons behind her selection decisions for her first Lionesses squad. Manchester City and England striker Ellen White talks breaking records, showboating and her Olympic ambitions. Former England stars Rachel Yankey and Claire Rafferty also join the show to reflect on a busy week in the WSL.
Feb 12, 2021
Premier League Preview: Guardiola v Mourinho, Arsenal’s dip and development, and how far away are Man Utd?
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour and Sky Sports feature writer Nick Wright to look ahead to Saturday’s clash between Pep Guardiola’s Man City and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, with the league leaders’ imperious form and Gareth Bale’s continued absence from the Spurs XI on the agenda.

We also hear from Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith on Arsenal’s inconsistency, how Mikel Arteta is building for a better campaign next season, and whether Leeds striker Patrick Bamford can make it into England’s squad for the Euros.

Plus, Nick Wright delivers his verdict on why Manchester United should be ready for a title tilt, Sam Allardyce’s struggles to turn things around at West Brom, and shares his Pitch for what will happen in the Premier League this weekend.
Feb 12, 2021
Leeds impress during Palace win, England's striking options for the Euros, depth at full-back and Chris Coleman on Gareth Bale
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David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and former Wales manager Chris Coleman to dissect Leeds' impressive win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. There is also discussion on England's striking options ahead of the Euros and some impressive depth at full-back with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Godfrey and James Justin. Plus, Chris Coleman selects the best XI players he's worked with and explains what makes Gareth Bale so special.
Feb 08, 2021
Premier League Review: Liverpool not blameless for bad luck | Man Utd's summer transfer priorities | What has Tuchel changed at Chelsea?
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Alisson may have had cold feet in the 4-1 defeat by Manchester City on Super Sunday, but are Liverpool's excuses running thin? And has their decision-making off the pitch been poor this season? Jasper Taylor is joined by Gerard Brand and Ben Ransom to talk through the latest round of Premier League fixtures, as Manchester City put one hand on the trophy with a thumping win at Anfield (05:08). Would this be Pep Guardiola's best title? After Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea won for the third straight game, we asses how the German has changed the side's structure, as well as some praise for the underrated Mason Mount (25:15). In the Regional Review, James Cooper joins us to talk all things Manchester United (36:00): Is there any danger of David de Gea being dropped? And are they still targetting an attacker in the summer? And in part four, we look back on a nightmare week for Southampton, who conceded 12 goals in two games (49:04).
Feb 08, 2021
Man City destroy Liverpool at Anfield, Tuchel's run continues
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David Jones is joined by Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Micah Richards to look back on Manchester City's superb 4-1 win at Anfield over title rivals, Liverpool, and Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Brammall Lane.
Feb 07, 2021
Calvert-Lewin grabs Everton last-gasp draw at Man Utd and VAR controversy between Fulham and West Ham
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp, Gary Neville and Leon Osman to discuss a thrilling 3-3 draw between Man Utd and Everton at Old Trafford and reflect on a controversial end to Fulham’s 0-0 draw with West Ham and referee Mike Dean's decision to send off West Ham’s Tomas Soucek in the closing minutes of the game.
Feb 06, 2021
The Women’s Football Show: Gillian Coultard, Pernille Harder and gender comparisons within the game.
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Former England captain Gillian Coultard reflects on her career and being awarded an MBE, while Chelsea forward Pernille Harder talks title ambitions and equality within the game. Jess Creighton and Sue Smith are also joined by Sheffield United’s Courtney Sweetman-Kirk to discuss Emma Hayes’ being linked with AFC Wimbledon and the issue of diversity within the game.
Feb 05, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview: Liverpool v Man City special: Jamie Carragher’s verdict, team news & line-ups, and the standout stats
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher joins Peter Smith for an in-depth look at Sunday’s big clash between Liverpool and Man City. Carragher gives his verdict on whether Liverpool can recover in the title race after their defeat to Brighton – and what they will have to do to beat Man City in their must-win match at Anfield.
Feb 04, 2021
Pitch to Post Review: Is Dias signing of the year? | Why are Man Utd shy in big games? | Liverpool/Spurs' contrasting week | Toon praise
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There’s no such thing as January blues at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side win nine out of nine, helped by the wall that is Ruben Dias. Has his impact been bigger than Virgil van Dijk's at Liverpool? In the latest Pitch to Post Review show, Jasper Taylor is joined by Kate Burlaga and Gerard Brand to discuss just that, as well as another goalless draw for Manchester United against a so-called big six side (20:05). Is their title tilt over before it began? And what is success for Arsenal this season? In part three we focus on Newcastle after their shock 2-0 win at Everton (33:39), masterminded by Graeme, sorry, Steve, erm... well, we figure out exactly who deserves the credit. And in part four we look back on a good week for Liverpool and a bad week for Jose Mourinho’s Spurs (43:51), plus the performers, performances and goals of the week.
Feb 01, 2021
Leeds travel to Leicester, Liverpool take on the Hammers and Brighton host Spurs
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Graeme Souness, Carlton Cole and Jamie Redknapp analyse today's fixtures including Leicester v Leeds, West Ham v Liverpool and Brighton v Tottenham on today's Sky Sports Super Sunday.
Jan 31, 2021
Southampton on wrong end of two VAR decisions
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Kelly Cates is joined by Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher to look back on Aston Villa's 1-0 victory over Southampton where the Saints were the victim of two marginal VAR decisions.
Jan 30, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview – Arsenal v Man Utd build-up, plus: Man City’s title charge, Liverpool’s return to form, and problems for Tottenham
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In this week’s Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to look ahead to Arsenal’s big Saturday night clash with Manchester United, and gives his verdict on Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard – and why Man Utd slipped up against Sheffield United.

We also get the inside story on Man City’s title pursuit from Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom, who explains how one City star has been transformed by Pep Guardiola’s methods this season.

And Sky Sports feature writer Adam Bate reflects on Liverpool’s much-needed win at Tottenham – and the injuries sustained which could impact both sides. Plus he makes his Pitch for what will happen in the next round of Premier League games…
Jan 29, 2021
Pitch to Post Review: Lampard sacked - what went wrong? | All 20 Premier League teams assessed in half-term report
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In a bumper Review show, the panel recover from spitting out their coffee on Monday morning to react to the news that Frank Lampard has lost his job as Chelsea manager. Where did it go wrong for Lampard? Did he lack experience? And what would replacement Thomas Tuchel bring? Jasper Taylor is joined by Roger Clarke, Gerard Brand and Mark McAdam for the latest Pitch to Post review, as we analyse all 20 Premier League clubs in the half-term review. In possibly the most bizarre Premier League season in history, which has seen eight different leaders, we cover every team from the rise of Ole’s United to the fall of Wilder’s.
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Part one: Lampard reaction, Chelsea's season assessed (01:51) -- Part two: Man Utd, Liverpool, Leicester, Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa (18:24) -- Part three: Tottenham, Leeds, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Newcastle (36:11) -- Part four: Southampton and Brighton with south coast reporter Mark McAdam (49:55) -- Part five: Man City, Arsenal, Burnley, Fulham, West Brom and Sheff Utd (59:51)
Jan 25, 2021
Villa ease past lacklustre Newcastle
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp and Darren Bent as Aston Villa moved back into the top half of the Premier League thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory over a lacklustre Newcastle at Villa Park.
Jan 23, 2021
Burnley end Liverpool's unbeaten home run
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David Jones is joined by Graeme Souness, Tom Heaton and Jamie Carragher to look back on Liverpool's first home defeat since April 2017 as Ashley Barnes' late penalty earned Burnley a 1-0 win, bringing the champions' 68-game unbeaten Premier League run at Anfield to an end.
Jan 21, 2021
Leicester sweep aside lacklustre Chelsea to go top
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp to discuss Leicester's comfortable 2-0 victory over Chelsea at the King Power Stadium; a win that saw Leicester move to the top of the Premier League.
Jan 19, 2021
Aubameyang scores twice to fire Arsenal into top half
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David Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to analyse Arsenal’s win over Newcastle on Monday Night Football, plus they answer your Twitter questions.
Jan 18, 2021
Pitch to Post Review: Man City's 'win' at Anfield | Are people too hard on Leeds? | Wolves' dip assessed | Plus: Do Liverpool need a No 9?
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In the latest Pitch to Post Review show Jasper Taylor is joined by Gerard Brand and Ben Ransom to discuss Manchester City's win at Anfield, ahem, sorry, Liverpool's goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield (01:54), which only had the team 30 miles away at the Etihad Stadium truly celebrating. Why are Liverpool misfiring? And are City rightly favourites for the title now? In part two we focus on Leeds after their third straight defeat (22:29), but are we too hard on Marcelo Bielsa's side? We're also joined by Adam Bate to discuss all things Midlands football, with a focus on Wolves' dip in form (35:48), and in part four we answer your Twitter questions (45:51), including: Why no offside flags? And should Liverpool be after an out-and-out striker?
Jan 18, 2021
Liverpool and Man Utd play out title stalemate while City move up to second with Palace romp
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Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Graeme Souness look back on Liverpool and Manchester United's goalless draw at Anfield and Manchester City's impressive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace while they predict who they think will be top of the table at the end of the season.
Jan 17, 2021
Chelsea relief as Mount grabs win against 10-man Fulham
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Kelly Cates is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp and Wayne Bridge as they discuss Chelsea's narrow victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Jan 16, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview – Liverpool v Man Utd: Graeme Souness’ big match verdict; plus: the likely XIs, injury news, and predictions
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In a special Pitch to Post Preview Podcast we look ahead to Sunday’s blockbuster between Liverpool and Man Utd at Anfield. Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness joins Peter Smith to discuss the big match, including why the hosts will be wary of their rivals and which players must stand up and deliver for their side. We also get the latest team news and possible starting XIs from Sky Sports News reporters James Cooper and Vinny O’Connor, while football writer Lewis Jones – AKA Jones Knows – makes his Pitch for what will happen in the game.
Jan 14, 2021
Stubborn Palace hold flat Arsenal
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Kelly Cates is joined by Alex Scott and Jamie Redknapp to discuss Arsenal's goalless draw with Crystal Palace.
Jan 14, 2021
Pogba fires United top of the Premier League
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Reaction and analysis as Manchester United move three points clear at the top of the table; Paul Pogba's second league goal of the season sees off Burnley.
Jan 12, 2021
Pitch to Post Preview: Are Man Utd title contenders? Plus: The secret to Arsenal’s turnaround, and the impact of coronavirus at Aston Villa
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This week on the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast we look ahead to the midweek Premier League games. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper to discuss Man Utd’s title credentials, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side aiming to go clear at the top on Tuesday. Sky Sports football journalist Oliver Yew lifts the lid on Arsenal’s turnaround and makes his bold Pitch for Sheff Utd vs Newcastle. Plus, Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett has the latest on the impact coronavirus is having at Aston Villa, following the postponement of their game with Tottenham, tells the story of Louie Barry, and discusses Wolves vs Everton.
Jan 11, 2021
Pitch to Post Review: What's behind Liverpool's blip & Arsenal's recovery? | Will Lampard get time? | Winter winners & losers
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It's a New Year, it’s a new lockdown, but it’s the same entertaining, unpredictable, bizarre season. Jasper Taylor is joined by Nick Wright and Gerard Brand to analyse the winter period in the Premier League, as Manchester City brought themselves firmly into title reckoning with a statement victory at Chelsea, leaving Frank Lampard under pressure at Stamford Bridge (04:01). Arsenal have gone from crisis to relative calm after their young players helped them to three wins in a (Smith) Rowe, easing Mikel Arteta's concerns of facing the Saka (17:13). In the Regional Review, SSN reporter Vinny O'Connor talks all things Liverpool, as an underwhelming 10 days leaves them level on points with Man Utd at the top of the table, with their bitter rivals up next in the Premier League (31:36). Do they have a new defender up their sleeves for January? And in part four, Nick and Gerard run through their winners and losers over the Christmas and New Year period (47:53).
Jan 05, 2021
MNF: Ings magic inflicts Liverpool's second defeat
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David Jones is joined by Paul Ince and Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football to analyse Southampton's win over Liverpool and the rest of the weekend's action, plus Paul Ince looks back over his career.
Jan 04, 2021
City blitz Chelsea to add to Lampard woe
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David Jones is joined in the Super Sunday studio by Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Graeme Souness as they analyse Manchester City's dominant performance over a below par Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 03, 2021
West Brom stun Liverpool at Anfield