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Good afternoon and welcome to the results show.
Not even the top division's winter shutdown can shut us up.
We have reporters at all of today's Championship matches bringing us
We also have two of the nation's most eminent championship-ologists
in the studio to educate, inform and entertain.
They are Craig Paterson and Alan Preston.
Let's find out what's happening, shall we?
Dumbarton are at home to the championship leaders, Hibernian.
Over to Richard Wilson. The first half, the goal from Kris Commons was
in front of Dumbarton but they are plucky homicide. 1-0. Tannadice,
Dundee United are at home to Queen of the South. Brian McLaughlin is
there. They head through Marie after four minutes but Queen of the South
are at three - one. They look -- Dundee United look to end at three
match losing run. Mid-table Dunfermline at all to St Mirren. A
nice day for Gary MacKenzie, he conceded a careless penalty, Kallum
Higginbotham converting to give Dunfermline and half-time lead.
McKenzie made amends with a thumping header in the first minute after the
interval. Fourth against ninth place, John Barnes watching Falkirk
and Ayr United. Gary Harkins giving Ayr United the lead in the 24th
minute but after Falkirk had a penalty save, the effort from John
Baird from the 12 yard mark turned away from Fleming. 1-1. Charlie Mann
is watching Morton against Raith Rovers. The long unbeaten run for
Morton looks like being extended. 2-0 against Raith Rovers. Forbes
with the first and 2-0 up on 67 minutes thanks to Cairney. Let us
work our way down the country. Hibernian, looking good? Kris
Commons, this could be his last goal? His emergency loan deal runs
out tomorrow? Great goal against Falkirk. A couple of weeks ago. The
top of -- type of player who can win this championship. The fans will
hope we can stay until the end of the season. He followed that with a
good win against Dundee. It is important they don't slip up today.
There were no what is happening at Tannadice. If Hibs when they could
find themselves nicely clear at the top of the table. Dundee is
struggling. Queen of the South will get all three points. Also, great
result for Gary Naismith and Queen of the South, winning last week
against St Mirren, Tannadice is a tough place to go, two signings in
the January window and they have scored today. A disastrous run for
United, three defeats in a row. Can they kick on and hang on to the
coat-tails of Hibernian? It doesn't look like it. Modern, by contrast,
our glorious run and on course for another win today? That would draw
them to within 34, just down four points behind United with a game in
hand important. They are the team on the rise, it has been going on for
months, losing just one out of 12 today, unbeaten at home, Morton, I
think people will find them quite strongly. They have been struggling
a little bit. A lot of draws, very few wins. Martin looked likely to
take all three points. And Jim Duffy's Mendel put another three
points on the board and make it very interesting. And they will pull away
from Falkirk. It would stay the same. Falkirk last week against
Raith Rovers but very good. 4-1. Still some time to go. They can get
back in there. But a draw at home at this moment is not good enough, they
need to get up there and maintain that run and get up with Dundee
United, getting up with Morton, they need to push up. Draws at home, not
good enough. Ayr United need some points? Try to get away from St
Mirren? They need as much distance between themselves and St Mirren but
also put pressure on the clubs above. On the last ten games, five
defeats and five draws, they are picking up a few points but they
really need to win, they got the lead today and could not hang onto
that. Playing away to Falkirk? Falkirk on a good team at home,
great point for Ayr United, St Mirren looked like picking up
something. Tentatively. They have not lost any ground. Their United
have to look ahead and not behind. not lost any ground. Their United
St Mirren away to Dunfermline would be a great return given the
fantastic form Dunfermline have been in. They are the in form team in the
division? Scoring a lot of goals. St Mirren, they looked like turning
things around, a couple of wins and a draw but last week was
disappointing against Queen of the South, going down. The manager
having the altercation with the fans. It wasn't what the day that
they take something but Dunfermline are not good run and they will be
chasing the wind. St Mirren would settle for one point. Let is kept
reporters grafting again. More detailed accounts of what is
happening. Richard Wilson is watching Dumbarton against
Hibernian? Hard work for Hibs today, Dumbarton have worked hard and
created a number of chances. The only moment of quality delivered the
only goal, as early as the 15th minute. The cross from Humphrey
headed into the penalty area and a Kris Commons carefully steered
volley into the corner of the net. Since then, Hibs have had to work
hard defensively. Last-ditch tackles and blocks, Laidlaw had to save from
Lewis Vaughan and Thompson in the first-half and the second he had to
rush off the line. Captain David Gray had to head the ball from the
goal-line as well. Hibs to dig in if they are to keep control of this but
it is still 1-0. Tannadice and we can hear from Brian, watching Dundee
United against Queen of the South. Queens on course? They certainly
are, 3-1. They could have been so different for United, taking the
lead after four minutes with a wonderful goal, Simon Murray,
recalled to the side this afternoon, hitting the ball over Dowie and into
the right back of the net. Huge set off for the visitors whenever the
shirt of Thomas Nicholson appeared to be targeted by Dowie. It was
missed by the officials, to the dismay of home support. They took
advantage through Stephen dobby. His 18th goal of the season and seven
minutes into the second-half, Dobbie providing the wonderful reverse pass
into the path of Thompson, who went between the legs of Bell. Wonderful
third goal, Thomas, 25 yards out, into the roof of the net. The Queens
fans are singing here at Tannadice this afternoon. 30 minutes of the
second-half and it is 3-1. Who is singing at East End Park? Davey can
tell us. 1-1. You can see where the problems stem from, they looked
vulnerable every time Dunfermline get at them. They have kept one
clean sheet all season and that was against freefalling Raith Rovers.
They conceded a careless one, Gary MacKenzie, it looked like he had
conceded a penalty earlier for that foul on Moffat. And he did not get
away with that in the second time. The penalty kick dispatched behind
Jamie Langfield. Recalled because of an injury to Scott Gallaher. He has
really turned the clock back with a wonderful save in the second-half to
keep scoreline level to deny Nicky Clark. Gary MacKenzie then redeemed
himself, but the header against the post from the Stephen Mallon corner.
And within seconds of the restart, another thumping header from the
same source, the goalkeeper saved. Some encouragement from the way they
are a shrug of the on loan striker Rory Loy has been playing. And the
young midfielder on loan from Aberdeen, Craig story. Signs of
encouragement but they will have to hold out for this Dunfermline
onslaught for the last few minutes. Queen of the South heading for three
points at Tannadice? Debbie Knox. I said they wear. They only need 3-2.
Wonderful strike by Scott Fraser, it was a lost cause chased by the
substitute. Volley from 12 yards out, Robinson rooted to the
goal-line. 12 minutes left and it is 3-2. Falkirk Stadium, taking on Ayr
United. John Barnes? Still 1-1. 31 minutes played in the second half.
Falkirk went behind in the 24th minute. Courtesy of a goal from Gary
Harkins. Hesitation in the Falkirk defence, Harkins that and he blasted
that into net. Falkirk Spring into action. There was a volley wide of
the white hand post and in stoppage time at the end of the first half,
Falkirk awarded a penalty. McHugh bundle to the ground by McKenna. The
spot kick turned around the right-hand post by Greg Fleming.
From the corner, Mark Kerr swinging that in. And a brilliant header into
the back of the net from Grant. Not many clear-cut chances in the second
period. A couple of efforts have gone close from Nisbet. Another
curling shot wide of the left-hand post. The latest scoreline, 1-1.
curling shot wide of the left-hand two goals with Morton against Raith
Rovers. Charlie? Two goals for the home side, Morton have not been
unbeaten in repeating here since March last year. And that team was
Raith Rovers. But no sign of that happening this afternoon. Forbes
putting the home side in front. He's always dangerous. Cutting in from
the right-hand side. Short with left foot. It looked like he was aiming
for Fleming. It ended up in the back of the net to put the home side one
and Forbes scoring his latest. Mike Russell created another, running
down the left-hand side, good cross into the box and Cairney on his
debut for Morton heading the ball past the goalkeeper for his fifth
goal of the season. Four of them for St Mirren earlier on. Raith Rovers
have not won since October. That will not change. Bold prediction
from Charlie. You will be delighted to hear Richard say it is hard work
for Hibs? Hanging on four points? They find it tough at Dumbarton in
the past but they are a quality side and those signings. With Commons.
And the winner from Preston, and those signings. With Commons.
Humphrey. Out never sent but taken off today. That will be a great
result. In the changing room, if they find at Dundee are losing and
end up losing the points, that would be atrophied day of work for Neil
Lennon. United not out of this at Tannadice but looking at the scorers
for Queens, you have Thomas and Thompson, two players that Gary
Naismith has brought in. Last week John Rankin was outstanding. He has
manoeuvred well in the transfer market? I like Gary Naismith, every
time you hear him, working for the BBC, really knowledgeable, really
keen and wanted a bigger job. At least five, working away but some
Tansey had to keep playing himself. He didn't have any more players. He
is playing with a club that has a squad, he is allowed to spend money
on wages, bring in some loan players, great result last week and
they can follow it up with another three points, that gives them
something to build upon. Dunfermline and St Mirren... Higginbotham, that
penalty takes some bravery? Two in the space of a minute earlier in the
season? More penalties at home than any other side in Britain. He scored
today and to give St Mirren credit, they pulled this off at home last
week, Dunfermline are flying just nine. If they can something, good
result. They have to go on a run of games. You don't want them slipping
away and being isolated at the bottom, if St Mirren go down again
into division one, what a disaster for them. Falkirk and Ayr United,
Peter Grant on the scoresheet? You would extolling the virtues of
camera earlier? Island defenders who want to defend. They are going to
play the ball if they can. They have to clear lines and when those
headers and if you can add an odd goal he run there, going up set
pieces, decent ball into the box, brave and determined, he has got
pieces, decent ball into the box, Falkirk back. Another team, the last
six games, two wins, two draws, two defeats, Falkirk need to start
getting it together. Peter says the guys have to leave before they can
get any strength? So many managers find themselves in that position,
for somebody to come in, a piece of the jigsaw has to move away and you
replace them because that frees up the wages. Very few teams in the
transfer window are spending any money on transfer fees. It is
strictly on loan players. Jordan Howe find a square peg for a square
hole with Cairney coming from St Mirren. He is up to third place
Morton, joining them and banging in the goal on his debut. That is what
strikers are all about, it is great he has done that again. A square peg
in a square hole was Jim Duffy. Every week we go on about this. What
a job. He would be rivalling Brendan Rodgers for manager of the?
Absolutely. If Brendan Rodgers wins the trouble, that would be that. Jim
Duffy at Morton, what he is doing is fantastic and they believe they can
catch Dundee United. The game in hand at Raith Rovers, can they get
up into second place? That would be unbelievable. If they keep
expanding, he will get Morton into the cup? The first season in the
championship under him and they are up there, looking like play-off
qualifiers. They have started to build last season, the only team to
win at Easter Road, one of only two teams that took anything from Ibrox
against Rangers last season so you know they were capable but
consistency was not there and another manager he knows the league
and what kind of players to add and all of a sudden you bringing three
of them in the right places and the draw started turn into winning and
they are on a magnificent run. Another three points today. A lovely
position. If you look at what Jim Duffy has done, terrific.
They have a cushion there, five points between them and Ayr United
in the relegation play-offs. It's worrying. It is worrying. They
brought in Stevenson and Hardy to bolster the squad and give them
freshness. I watched them last week. They were 1-0 up. Stevenson got an
injured. They play Hearts in the Cup, that will be a big thing, him
ex-Hearts manager. It it is a big thing. They need to get their league
form sorted out. They are slipping down the league. If the likes of Ayr
United and Dumbarton and St Mirren go on a run they could find
themselves in danger. Dunfermline are on this run, they are level on
points, they have are not far away from that relegation zone? When you
look at momentum, Raith's momentum is going in reverse. Dunfermline are
the opposite. They are winning. Because they have the confidence the
games can't come around quick enough. Raith Rovers are looking
after a decent start to the season, they are looking for more mission or
tactics that will bring them back to winning ways. It's not easy. The
squad will be thin at Raith Rovers. Not a lot to spend. They have to mix
and match and come up with a winning formation.
While we're waiting for events to unfold in the Championship,
let's take a wee nosy at the English Premier League
and in particular the lunchtime kick-off pitting Tottenham Hotspur
Here's the story of the game from Jonathan Pearce.
COMMENTATOR: Tottenham 4, West Bromwich Albion 0. What a week for
Harry Kane. The came was over after 25 minutes. Spurs with free-flowing
football. After 11 minutes Eriksen made it two with a deflected shot,
15 minutes later. Kane had one touched on the post. Will i had a
goal disallowed. Cain rammed in Walker's cross and slipped home a
bring Alli dink threw ball to make sure of victory what the striker
called Tottenham's best performance of the season. West Bromwich Albion
didn't have a shot on target. Kane the daddy of White Hart Lane. You
are taking issue with the naming of Harry Cain's daughter. Ivy is a
lovely name. They should have called her Sugar Kane. Terrific for him.
Hat-trick today. Wonderful week for his family. Spurs are a really good
side. Top team. Sweet for Spurs today, that takes them into second
and Kane is on fire. Chelsea are having issues with their star
striker, maybe the title race isn't over? A good time to be in-form.
They are on the up and up just now. Somebody on the up and up, are they,
a goal Dundee United and Queen of the South? United, equalised two
minutes left. Ball played into the box. At the back post was Murray who
knocked the ball into the back of the net. Can United, who looked dead
and buried 10 minutes ago claw the game back. It's now 3-3. That
cheered you. Up a little bit. It could stop the rot. Murray is a good
Young player, valuable goal. Can they win it? A massive three points
for them. When you are 3-1 down you would settle for a point. There was
a bit of booing earlier. Fans are an in-patient breed, United, I was
speaking to Ray who said he was ahead of schedule. We are rebuilding
this club. Folk have to be patient? It's a new team. You look for them
to gel as quickly as possible. When they do and you put points on the
board, you think carry on. It speaks well of their character, after
losing the games then going 3-1 easy to pack away the tools and say we
will be back to it next week. It looks like they pulled up their
sleeves and might dig out a point or maybe more. He is handing Queen of
the South points before the game is done. That is what he does. The he
has done a wonderful job. The play-offs would be realistic. Hibs
are the favourites. When I saw the squad, Neil Lennon, off the back of
the Scottish Cup victory. If they can finish in the play-offs, I'm
sure they will. Hibs are budgeting to go? If they don't go up. It will
be serious. The Cup runs brought in money. They are playing good wages,
the fans are backing them, 16,000 against Dunfermline, 18,000 against
Dundee United they are showing ambition. Getting Chris Commons and
trying to keep him, things are going well at eastern Road. It's
full-time, another three points. Morton winning against Raith Rovers?
Yes. Another big result for Jim Duffy's Morton. They have been the
surprise package of the Championship so are far. The play-offs are
looking more and more a possibility. A big part has been their home form.
Not beaten here since March last year. Raith Rovers won that day,
they did not look like repeating that exercise here this afternoon.
Two goals, one in the first half, one in the second for Morton. First
on 27 minutes, Ross Forbes seventh goal of the season. He is always
dangerous, he tried a cross shot, it evaded the goalkeeper and ended up
in the back of the net. Raith Rovers started the second-half way. Russell
with a great run down the left hand side, cross into the box, Shankland
made his debut for Morton and headed the second past the goalkeeper for
his fourth, fifth goal of the season, four of those coming for St
Mirren, Morton's rivals. Terrific result for Morton. They have
consolidated third place. They must be looking upwards from here. Thank
you. It's full-time at East End Park. They got their first point in
three attempts against St Mirren thank you to that header from
McKenzie at the start of the second-half. His second goal of the
season. Redemption for him having given away a careless penalty
converted by Higginbotham. He got away with a push a few minutes
before that. The referee wouldn't let him get away with a second one.
It was a confident conversion by Higginbotham. No more than
Dunfermline deserved at that point. Them dominated the game in terms of
attacking threat and St Mirren, as you would expect from a team at the
bottom of the division, looked vulnerable every time they were
attacked from pace and movement, particularly from Nicky Clarke. The
goalkeeper made a couple of blocks in the first half and a dazzling
save in the second-half from a net-bound Nicky Clarke header as
Dunfermline pushed forward to extend their winning run at the start of
the new year. The There was dogged defending by the St Mirren backline.
A free-kick went inches wide of the target. Clarke, two minutes into
stoppage-time, with a header that went past. Encouraging signs for
Jack Ross particularly of his on-loan midfielder, Craig Storey.
They are trying to get a partnership going up front which will improve
the more they play together. Nine points from the last seven games for
St Mirren, their best run of the season. They are seven points adrift
at the bottom. Dunfermline move into sixth place on goals scored. It
finished 1-1. Full-time now in Dumbarton. Over to Richard. This
wasn't a vintage performance from Hibs. That will make all three
points seem more precious for the League leaders. Commons scored in
the first half. Volley from inside the area,. Neil Lennon will want to
keep him. The goalkeeper had to make a save in the first half. Gray
headed off the line after the break. Smith also cleared off his line.
Dumbarton will wonder how they didn't equalise at the end of the
game. It was a hard-fought and potentially important 1-0 win for
Hibs at um Dumbarton. Now to Dundee United and Queen of the South. 6,156
here. They received their money's worth this afternoon. A chilly
afternoon here at Tannadice. 3-3. Murray opened the scoring after just
four minutes. Lovely through ball. The shot went into the roof of the
goal. Queens took possession of the game. Dobbie with his 18th of the
season, equalising before Yeo Thomson and aened woerful strike
from Dominic thom mass set up Queens. They took control of the
game and looked set for the back-to-back wins for the first time
since September. However a couple of substitutions, they set up Fraser.
He made a volley from 12-yards out into the back of the net. With less
than 90 seconds left on the clock Simon Murray was alone at the back
post. Queens came close with a header. Fantastic game here. 3-3.
Fantastic game. Heartening the size of the crowd, 6,000 at that one,
East Can end Park. Very good. Over 10,000
at these two games. United are a big club. When they are flying they will
get fans coming around. Dunfermline are up to six, above their local
rivals Raith Rovers they will come back. A lot of big clubs in that
division? Yes. At the start of the season the smart money was Hibs and
Dundee United would the next best squad. Raith had a great run. Morton
have being going well all season. Top two are favourites for one and
two, but battle for the other places. I listened to Jack Ross who
said, we came in and not lost any ground, but another game is gone.
Today is the same. That's another ground, but another game is gone.
game gone. They have won two games this season. Seven points adrift.
Equivalent of three games they have to win to overtake the teams above
them. He has to get players in. He needs help from the Board. He needs
to get new faces. Join an old face now. Full-time, John Barnes,
Falkirk. It's Falkirk 1, Ayr United 1 is how it finished here. Harkins
opened the scoring after 24 minutes. That cancelled out in stoppage-time
at the end of the first half by Peter grant. That came seconds after
Baird missed a penalty for Falkirk. Baird blasted the penalty low to the
goalkeeper's right. Fleming turned it around the post from the corner.
Grant was on the end of the delivery. In the second-half there
was a lack of chances for Falkirk in the early changeses. Nesbitt had a
couple of goods efforts which was saved and another curling effort
wide of the post. There were chances toward the end. A shot was blocked
on the line. Gallagher was up for a set-piece. He crashed a header which
came back off the crossbar. In the end good defensive display by Ayr
United, for sure. Good on the break, too. It's a couple of points dropped
as far as Falkirk are concerned. 1-1. Sounds like a good display from
as far as Falkirk are concerned. Ayr United? Great point. It really
is. Falkirk is a tough place to go. They train on 3G every day. It's an
advantage to them. I don't care what anyone says, if you are on it every
day, you get used to it. We have Tony Gallagher, 17, attracting a lot
of attention. He may go in the January window. He wants to bring in
another striker. They scored 19 goals. Less than one a game. Not
that easy? No. You look at the other teams. Dobbie will get goals, Nicky
Clarke will get goals. Cummings will score goal. Murray on target for
Dundee United. Everybody has a go to player when you need goals, Ayr
United need somebody like that, somebody who will get 12-18 goals. A
good performance and a good point. Falkirk is not an easy place to go.
United brought a striker in on-loan. They are after another one. You are
don't hold great store on the stats, United 14 shots. They scored three.
They are greating the chances, not sticking them away? They are. Murray
can hopefully do them. They need someone who will get them 15 to 20
goals. Dobbie is not far from doing it at Queen of the South. If they
had one of them they will be up. Creating 14 chances but scoring
three. It's a decent ratio but they might have won it if they had a
descent striker. It's Scottish Cup next week, the bosses have time to
recruit. Who do you think... Which areas do specific teams need to
striken. We spoke about Campolo is if Hibs can keep Commons,
that would be a big statement, his long run side today. That would be
very big if they could keep him, that would be important. What is
your intuition? I think Neil Lennon... I think Celtic have got
31st-team players and he does not Lennon... I think Celtic have got
feature. We can drop into League One. Airdrieonians at home to East
Fife, on a good run this afternoon. Kenny Crawford was at the stadium.
It finished 2-2. And a better point for Airdrie and free East Fife,
before this match Airdrie will on the two-game winning run. Their
first point of the New Year, East Fife on a brilliant six-game winning
run in all competitions and Barry Smith's first experience of not
winning as the new manager. Airdrie had a great start on 26 minutes,
Andy Ryan scoring with a clinical finish from the far post with his
15th of the season. Jason Carey headed home from the corner to make
it 1-1. Right on the stroke of half-time. His fifth of the season.
They take control, the visitors, in the second half, Ross Brown meeting
across from Kevin Smith with a header into the bottom left-hand
corner. Beyond Ferguson in the Airdrie goal. It looked like East
Fife would get their seventh win in a row in all competitions but Jack
Leach, son of Scott H, popped up in the 89th minute to tuck in from the
near post from the cutback from Jack Mackay. 2-2. The story of that match
from Kenny Crawford Texas nicely to the classified results. -- takes us.
Let's have a look at the league tables, in the Scottish
Championship... Hibernian seeding of the top. Six points over Dundee.
Martin Offiah five behind United in third. Falkirk in fourth, despite
picking up one point today. At the bottom, St Mirren and Ayr United
picked up points. Dumbarton lost at home to Hibs. Seven Between St
Mirren and Ayr United. The top of League One. There was no
game for Livingston today. Alloa athletic lost, Airdrieonians picking
up the point. At the bottom, the win for Stenhousemuir over Stranraer
means both sides swap places. In League Two... Forfar athletic five
clear at the top. Elgin City going well. Berwick Rangers dropping to
ninth place. The top of the English Premier League. Chelsea play
Leicester this evening. Spurs go into second spot, Arsenal in third.
Liverpool play Manchester United tomorrow. Interesting stuff at the
bottom of the table. Swansea City at the foot of the table, level with
Sunderland. And Hull City, third bottom. One point better off and
level on points with Crystal Palace. Here comes the English championship.
Rathfriland Hove Albion at the top. Two clear from Newcastle United. --
Brighton and Hove. At the bottom of the table, Rotherham six points
adrift of Wigan. Blackburn Rovers the other team in the bottom three.
More details of the goings on in the Premier League downside. We can
start at the Liberty Stadium in Wales, Swansea born at home to
Arsenal. Arsenal not to be outdone by Spurs on the day. As defeats go
Swansea, as bad as gets. Arsenal barely getting beyond third gear and
winning comfortably after an early wave of Swansea pressure. After
Olivier Giroud scored from close range, the Swansea confidence
drained. A little bad luck as well, Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton
defending. Alexis Sanchez followed the fourth and trudged off to be
substituted. Paul Clements might have signed up for Mission
Impossible. Jackie was watching West Ham against Crystal Palace. It has
finished three nil. Three shots on target from West Ham, three goals
and a hat-trick of assists. Hennessy rounded on the edge of the area.
Across the left found Andy Carroll with a stunning overhead kick. Ant
Man Cini but the ball beautifully overhead. Crystal Palace created
very little else and are still in freefall, just one win in 16.
Nothing in 54 Allardyce, he freefall, just one win in 16.
desperately needs reinforcements. The Stadium of Light and details of
Sunderland versus Stoke City from Eilidh Barbour. This game was won in
the first half thanks to a subsidy the first half thanks to a subsidy
-- commendation of clinical finishing and horrible defending.
Arnautovic given too much space for his first and for the second you
went through a static Sunderland back line and the third was a gift.
Maloney flapping for the cross and Crouch taking advantage. Many
Sunderland fans left in their droves before the half-time whistle.
Jermain Defoe offered light relief for those that stayed. The first
ever Premier League win at the Stadium of Light for Stoke. For
Sunderland, very little in the way of positives. They were booed off by
the few that remained. Impressive debut when for the new Hull manager.
They have beaten Bournemouth 31 and this is a huge victory for Marcus
over. His first Premier League game as the boss. It started terribly.
Thanks to be Stanislaw penalty. And a break from Fernandez and an own
goal from Huddlestone gives Hull City the first win in ten league
games. We are staying up, the home fans are singing. They are off the
bottom and silver has given them hope. 3-1. I will give you
Rotherham, it was watching Watford against Middlesbrough. The result
doesn't do much for either side in terms of moving away from
doesn't do much for either side in relegation. There were chances, one
ruled out for offside from Middlesbrough, Watford getting the
best of the second half. Tom Cleverley hit the post later on. Not
so memorable on the pitch but this will be remembered for the emotional
tributes paid to Graham Turner, whose death will be felt for some
time in this Watford community. -- Graham Taylor. This report is
interesting. Burnley versus Southampton. The story comes from
Damian Johnson. Joey Barton scored on his Premier League return to
secure Burnley's eighth win, taking them into the top half of the table.
Largely forgettable match before his introduction from the bench. Burnley
winning a free kick, 25 yards out, Barton firing past Fraser Forster.
Southampton looked more like to break the deadlock before that. How
much twice going close. -- Tanic. Burnley stay on the rise and Joey
Barton is back. You could not make that up! You don't have to! He has
gone back, into the Premier League, and he got the winner. That could be
so valuable for Burnley, if they can stay up, that three points could
keep them in the league. Burnley have taken 25 out of 26 points at
home. They have picked up one point on the road, but at Turf Moor, they
are red-hot. Only Spurs and Chelsea have better home records. I let the
manager, Sean Dyche, I love listening to his gravelly voice. --
I like listening. He has done a wonderful job, getting relegated,
they stick with him and bring him back. He's doing great. He knows how
to cope with Joey Barton and will get the best from him. That was not
cough medicine in that bottle! Let shows you. He is hero at Burnley. --
that shows you. He was Player of the Year, getting them into the
Premiership, the fans knew what they were getting. Fair play, I thought
he would go down south and he was at Scottish football, Mickey Mouse, he
has gone there and is getting on with his job. Give it time! Another
hero, the name of Silva being chanted. Whole wedding over
Bournemouth? Great result. -- Hull. Winning. They have to keep
Snodgrass. ?5 million, the Chinese club has also come to take him away,
he is such a big part of them. Winning their first two games, Hull.
Two from 19 but the new manager, you start off with victory and that
gives them hope. It draws them level on points with Crystal Palace. Who
are in freefall. Serious. Five games, no wins. Confidence in short
supply. West Ham have struggled this season, the new stadium, the
atmosphere is different and have not scored many goals at home and have
run out comfortable winners. The Hammers have got the star man on
strike? He has downed tools but that is a great victory today. The new
stadium has affected them. Such a big stadium. There is no real
atmosphere and they are finding this difficult but that is a wonderful
result for them today. It is a pity for Watford not to win today?
Neutrals would say. Graham Taylor, he dragged them up? Tremendous. It
is unfortunate, his passing. What a man. Ridiculed as England manager
but what a great club manager. John treated him like a brother. A
wonderful man. A real pity that we have lost him. I loved him, the
style of football, but every cup of tea, he thought goals were scored by
getting the ball into the opposition box and he did that as quickly as he
could. He had big players up front, and they actually climbed very
quickly. Then it turned into an international manager and the
tributes and they will tell you what the fans think of him. Swansea, and
heavy defeat? Another club, they beat Crystal Palace last week and
can you build on that? Back to the normal, really struggling. The
defensive record is the worst in the Premiership. You cannot have that.
But that statistic, you will be far too near the bottom. I'm not saying
this because not been fun but next week, I promise, will be even
better. Why? It is the fourth round weekend in the William Hill Scottish
Cup. The Premiership clubs enter weekend in the William Hill Scottish
competition and on the back of a two-week break, Q so memorable
moments. COMMENTATOR: They have beaten
Hamilton. It's a dream strike! Glory. Rangers have pulled off the
seemingly unthinkable. In goes the goal from David Gray grey. Hibs have
won the Scottish Cup. Cup weekend also means
a Saturday shift for Tune in at 10.30am on BBC One
Scotland next week for the best Then on Sunday we have live coverage
of Raith Rovers versus Hearts. Championship versus Premiership,
that's from 1.00pm. Highlights of all that and more
at 6.15pm on BBC Two. As you can see, repeated at 11. 40pm
as well. Gents it's one of the big Wyked in the Scottish football
calendar. One of the highlights. We picked out a few ties to spot.
Craig, we will start with this one, it involves two clubs which you
enjoyed great you can is sells, Rangers against Motherwell Saturday
12.30pm at Ibrox. Rangers are slightly the better on how they are
in the league. Motherwell started well. They are close games. The
poacher getting into the box. Not the most difficult goal they will
score. Rangers showed a bit of metal. They stick with their style.
They get the equaliser. Kenny Miller has been a revelation. Talking about
a new contract. I thought Kenny would have been on the bench in
terms of coaching. He has been worth his weight in goals to the club.
That was the last-minute goal to take Rangers through. I think that
will be a close one. It will be a really good game. What do you fancy
with that one? The home advantage for Rangers, they will do it.
Momentum will be with them. Only lost once this season at Ibrox
against Celtic. You can lose to Celtic anywhere. It will be a tough
game for Motherwell. They will set their stall out and hit Rangers on
the break. I expect Rangers to be too strong. This other one we
highlighting is two clubs you signed for. I didn't know this prior to the
show. I did sire with the view of going junior before I got a game I
signed for Hibs. My first game was 15 years. They are a difficult team
to get a team for. Dumbarton found it give difficult against them. They
knocked the Championship team out in the last round. Championship
knocked the Championship team out in opposition again. The Cup holders,
at a big stadium. A different kettle of fish. 12,000 tickets have been
sold. It will be a wonderful occasion. All the tickets have gone.
Hibs are the holders. They will want to defend their trophy if they can.
It will be a big ask, they are the holders, rightly. So they won the
Cup in unbelievable fashion last year. Last-minute goal after so many
years, over 100 years of waiting, they have it, they have milked it.
They enjoyed it. Are you enjoying it? Not at all. Good luck to them.
Wonderful achievement. I have a lot of Hibs fans, all my friends, they
are still going on. Hearts are away to Raith Rovers, we are covering
that live. That is intriguing as well? It is. Raith Rovers are not in
great form. They had three weeks off to prepare his team. That is the
problem I have, the last time we had a break the amounts of team from the
Premier League the first game back was the Scottish Cup and they got
knocked out. They can't be complacent. Hearts have been here
with their new manager. That is important. Valuable three weeks.
Hearts there has been more exits than in comings. They need more
players in. Is Raith Rovers are in a troubled vain of form? Put that
aside this is the Cup. Everyone is up for it. They wants Raith Rovers
aside this is the Cup. Everyone is to get back on track with a victory
in this game. The Cup can give you revenue. The further you get, more
money comes in. Alan and I were talking about, the last four
Scottish Cups, Celtic, St Johnstone, Inverness and Hibs have knocked
Raith Rovers out on their way to the final. Can you see surprises in the
fixture list? I can't. Elganv Inverness, is it a bridge too far? I
think it is. You would expect the bigger teams to go through. Ross
County v Dundee United could be close. You would expect the Premier
League teams to go through. Can you see any surprises in that, Craig?
No, not so much. I'm sure there will be somewhere. It's very difficult to
see. You are looking at the teams who are not going well. Accies are
struggling for a win. Inverness struggling for a win. They have to
use the last couple of weeks to get some kind of form. To get on the
training ground and build team spirit, these will be difficult
games. Morton and Falkirk looks good to me? Morton at home, they haven't
lost at all in the league. They are a really strong side. Falkirk away
from home are capable of beating anybody. I would have to say it's
one that will be very difficult to call. Lots to look forward to next
week. As for this week,
I'm afraid time is almost up. Let's take a quick look
at the results in the Oh, and don't forget Stuart and Tam
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