Monday, February 01, 2010

Football news

There was plenty of football news on Newsround yesterday. Here is the football coverage from the 12.55pm programme on CBBC:-

Joe: Footie news now. And bottom of the League strugglers Portsmouth are up against Man City later, and Man United will be fighting to stay 2nd in the League when they meet 3rd placed Arsenal this afternoon. But yesterday was a big day for footie action. Here's what happened.
(video of footie action)
Chelsea are now 4 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Nicholas Anelka had opened the scoring against Burnley with this. But then the reply came from Steven Fletcher who, with a little bit of fancy footwork, got the equaliser. But it was John Terry who headed in the winning goal, to put the League leaders back on top. The fight for 2nd place carries on later today, but still in 4th is Tottenham who tried their best to break Birmingham City's unbeaten home record with this from Jermain Defoe. But Liam Ridgewell equalised in stoppage time, and the final score was 1 all. Liverpool closed within a point of Spurs after their 2-nil win over Bolton. The Reds are now on a roll with six league games in a row. But Aston Villa are just one point behind, and have played one less game. Two goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor secured their 2-nil win over Fulham. And back down at the bottom of the League, the battle in the relegation zone was drawn, with 2 goals each for Wolves and Hull. So Wolves remain safe for now. (video ends)

And in the SPL Rangers got a 3-nil win over Falkirk, keeping them ten points clear at the top of the table. And second place Celtic beat Hamilton 1-nil. Elsewhere there were wins for Motherwell, Hibernian and St Johnstone.

Egypt take on Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations later. But as everyone waits for the game, a row is brewing in Togo. Their footie side is upset after being told by people who organised the competition that they can't play in the next two competitions. The decision's been made because Togo had to withdraw from the current competition in Angola after three people died when their team bus was attacked. Togo say they are going to appeal the decision.

There was a blooper in the 2.55pm edition of Newsround yesterday when they reported that: England take on Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations ..

Newsround hasn't yet reported the John Terry affair, and the wider debate over his captaincy of England in this World Cup year. In 2007 he told Sportsround: At the moment, I spend a lot of time with my kids. I'm normally away quite a bit so every spare moment I get I spend with my family.

It's the first day of LGBT History Month. The event is going to focus on sport in the run-up to the Olympics.

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