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Manchester United kick off FA Cup weekend with BBC One slot

| 18.01.2015


02:00, British Eurosport 2: Andy Murray v Yuki Bhambri – The Scot gets his Australian Open mission underway against a qualifier. Read why Chris Kamara is backing his mate to win the tournament here.

20:00, Sky Sports 1: Everton v West Brom – The Toffees host Tony Pulis’ new club looking for a first win in five games, at odds of 3/4.


16:00, British Eurosport: Ivory Coast v Guinea – Handed a tough group, the Ivorians will need to get off to a fast start against Group D outsiders Guinea if they are to beat Mali and Cameroon to a qualification spot.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Liverpool v Chelsea – You know the football season is reaching it’s business end when cup semi-finals crop up. These two play out the first leg of their Capital One Cup clash at Anfield.


08:40, Sky Sports 3: Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – The Scorchers already have their knockout place booked, but could be handed a worse draw should the Stars win to leapfrog them in the table.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Tottenham v Sheffield United – It may be seen that Spurs have the better semi-final draw, but the Blades have been a notorious cup side in recent seasons. Can they secure another scalp?


08:40, Sky Sports 2: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – This local derby won’t have as much bite as it should, seeing as the Thunder are already knocked out of the competition, the Sixers still harbour dreams of progressing though.

21:00, Five: Big Brother – Keith Chegwin is the current favourite to win the show, but will the introduction of Katie Price throw a spanner in his works?


03:20, TBC: Australia v England – Having now played both teams once, England will do battle with the old enemy again looking to get off to a better start with the bat this time. They were 0-2 after three balls in Sydney.

19:55, BBC One: Cambridge United v Manchester United – FA Cup weekend kicks off with the Red Devils travelling to face League Two opposition and a no-doubt full house.


15:15, Channel Four: The Great Yorkshire Chase – Teaforthree, Across The Bay, Hadrian’s Approach and Attaglance are among the early entrees for this 3m Class 1 at Doncaster.

17:30, BT Sport 1: Liverpool v Bolton – Brendan Rodgers’ side welcome Neil Lennon and his veteran strikers Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnson to Anfield, can the pair roll back the years?


14:00, BBC One: Bristol City v West Ham – This is the furthest the Hammers have been in the FA Cup for three seasons. They will be confident of travelling further too despite facing high-flying Bristol City.

16:00, BT Sport 1: Brighton v Arsenal – It’s still early in Chris Hughton’s Brighton tenure, but he’ll be eyeing a victory over lofty opposition to endear himself to the Seagulls’ faithful.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.