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Super Sunday | Controversial finale to Man City-Spurs thriller | Keane's damning Man Utd verdict | Hammers held by Palace
Dave Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher to look back on a Super Sunday thriller between Manchester City and Tottenham which finished with another controversial refereeing decision.Roy and Jamie also deliver a damning verdict of Manchester United's recent performances, plus we review West Ham's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.
03/12/2023 • 1 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds
SNF | McNeil's super strike gives Everton first win since 10-point deduction | England find out Euro 2024 group!
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Izzy Christiansen as they analyse and reflect on Everton's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The win for the Toffees lifts them to 18th in the table following their 10-point deduction in the Premier League. The panel also discuss England's chances at Euro 2024 after Gareth Southgate's men found out their group stage opponents.
02/12/2023 • 47 minutes 13 seconds
SNF | McNeil's super strike gives Everton first win since 10-point deduction | England find out Euro 2024 group!
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Izzy Christiansen as they analyse and reflect on Everton's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The win for the Toffees lifts them to 18th in the table following their 10-point deduction in the Premier League. The panel also discuss England's chances at Euro 2024 after Gareth Southgate's men found out their group stage opponents.
02/12/2023 • 47 minutes 2 seconds
MNF Special | Freddie Ljungberg looks back on the Arsenal Invincibles
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg joins Dave Jones and Jamie Carragher in the Monday Night Football studio to look back on Arsenal's famous 'Invincibles' season in 2003/04.
28/11/2023 • 15 minutes 34 seconds
MNF | Penalties galore as Fulham beat Wolves | Ljungberg talks Garnacho's goal & Carra analyses Arsenal's title chances
Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and former Arsenal winger, Freddie Ljungberg to analyse the action from Fulham's 3-2 victory over Wolves at Craven Cottage.The team take another look at Alejandro Garnacho's incredible goal for Manchester United against Everton while Jamie dissects Arsenal's season so far and whether he thinks they can win the Premier League title.
27/11/2023 • 48 minutes 37 seconds
Super Sunday | Garnacho scores wonder goal amid Everton protests | Villa climb into top four | Tributes for Terry Venables
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Michael Dawson and Karen Carney to look back at Manchester United's 3-0 win over Everton - a game which featured one of the goals of the season by Alejandro Garnacho and protests from Everton fans.There's discussion of Everton's 10 point deduction and what it means for the Goodison Park club as they battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.There's also analysis of Aston Villa's 2-1 win at Tottenham, a result which lifts Villa above Spurs and into the top four.Plus, the team pay tribute to former England manager, Terry Venables, who has passed away at the age of 80.
26/11/2023 • 56 minutes 28 seconds
PL Live | Trent Alexander-Arnold's late equaliser earns Liverpool draw at Man City | Carra: Liverpool got lucky with Dias disallowed goal
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge to look back on an action-packed lunchtime clash between Manchester City and Liverpool, a game which saw Erling Haaland score his 50th Premier League goal in only his 48th appearance in the competition - beating Andrew Cole's record by 17 games.
25/11/2023 • 40 minutes 18 seconds
Jamie Carragher's Man City vs Liverpool preview: Will Reds blow title race open at home of their rivals?
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher joins Peter Smith to look ahead to the huge Saturday lunchtime showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad, which you can watch live on Sky Sports. Carragher assesses the key battles across the park, Alexis Mac Allister's crucial role in the Liverpool midfield and whether Erling Haaland or Mo Salah will steal the show for their side. He also reveals what the key selection decision is for Pep Guardiola ahead of the contest - and what a rare positive result at the home of the defending champions would mean for the title hopes of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
24/11/2023 • 16 minutes 2 seconds
Super Sunday | Palmer grabs point for Chelsea in eight-goal thriller | Carra: Palmer becoming Chelsea's main man
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge as Cole Palmer's stoppage-time spot kick secures a 4-4 draw for Chelsea in a stunning game against Man City. Jamie Carragher thinks Palmer is now a major part of the Chelsea team and is becoming the "main man".
12/11/2023 • 51 minutes 37 seconds
SNF: Solanke double sees Bournemouth defeat depleted Newcastle | Howe: It was a game too far | Redknapp: Man Utd are like a soap opera
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Les Ferdinand as a depleted Newcastle saw their seven-match unbeaten Premier League run ended at Bournemouth as Dominic Solanke's second-half double gave the home side a deserved 2-0 win. Eddie Howe concedes it was a game too far while Andoni Iraola hails the victory as Bournemouth’s best performance of the season.
11/11/2023 • 36 minutes 21 seconds
MNF | Poch's return to Spurs sparks chaos as nine-player Tottenham lose 4-1 | More VAR drama as five goals disallowed in night of drama
Jamie Carragher and Daniel Sturridge reflect on a pulsating night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Chelsea beat Spurs 4-1. After VAR was the focus of some big decisions at the weekend, it was once again at the forefront as five goals were disallowed throughout the game and Ange Postecoglou's side saw two sent-off. Hear from both managers as they try and reflect on a chaotic night in North London. Plus, Sturridge analyses the best strikers in the Premier League and some historic strike parternerships.
07/11/2023 • 1 hour 48 minutes 36 seconds
Super Sunday | Diaz scored a late equaliser on an emotional return to deny a brilliant Luton | Carra: Nunez has got to stop the memes!
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher, Curtis Davies and Karen Carney as Luis Diaz scored a late equaliser on an emotional return to the Liverpool team to deny a brilliant Luton side a memorable Premier League win. Jamie Carragher slammed Darwin Nunez for not scoring after failing to score several opportunities by saying ‘he has to stop the memes’. Jurgen Klopp gave his opinion on a potential handball in the build-up to Luton’s goal and whether Virgil van Dijk was fouled in the penalty area five minutes before. Nottingham Forest’s two-nil against Aston Villa is also analysed after Emiliano Martinez's mistake helped Steve Cooper's side to end a six-game winless run along with Newcastle’s controversial win against Arsenal on Saturday night.
05/11/2023 • 57 minutes 3 seconds
SNF | Gordon's strike ends Arsenal’s unbeaten start | Arteta labels VAR ‘embarrassing | Kane scores hat-trick in Der Klassiker
David Jones, Jamie Carragher and Izzy Christiansen analyse Newcastle’s controversial 1-0 win over Arsenal, with focus on Anthony Gordon’s winner. Mikel Arteta labelled VAR embarrassing but was there enough wrong to go against the on-field decision? German football expert Raphael Honigstein then joins the studio to discuss Harry Kane’s hat-trick for Bayern Munich after their 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.
04/11/2023 • 43 minutes 47 seconds
Super Sunday | Man City triumphant in the Manchester derby | Keane hails City performance | Carra and Nev clash over United's ownership
Kelly Cates presents Super Sunday from Old Trafford alongside Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Roy Keane, and they witnessed Manchester City comprehensively beat their rivals 3-0. Keane praised City's performance and thinks they will be difficult to stop as they aim for a fourth consecutive Premier League title. The former Man Utd midfielder was also critical of Bruno Fernandes, saying 'he is the opposite of what I want in a captain'.Gary Neville also joined the debate in the studio and had a heated clash with Carragher on the problems at Man Utd and where the blame lies after a lack of progress across several aspects of the club.There is also the post-match views from player-of-the-match Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland, as well as Pep Guardiola who hailed Silva's impact on the team, while Erik ten Hag felt United's gameplan was good but his players made the wrong decisions at crucial times.
29/10/2023 • 55 minutes 58 seconds
SNF: Wolves come from behind twice despite losing Neto to injury | O'Neil: Any team in this league would miss a player of Pedro's quality
Shay Given and Karen Carney join Dave Jones to discuss Wolves' 2-2 draw against Newcastle in the Premier League as the home side come from behind twice. Plus, we hear from both managers as Gary O'Neil joins the panel to discuss an injury to star man Pedro Neto, as well as the impressive form of forward Hwang Hee-chan.
28/10/2023 • 38 minutes 13 seconds
FNF | Spurs set the Premier League pace and go five points clear | Postecoglou: Let them dream!
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher join Kelly Cates to discuss Tottenham's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League as Spurs went five points clear at the top of the table. Plus, hear from both managers as Ange Postecoglou joins the panel to discuss title chances, high pressing and James Maddison's form.
27/10/2023 • 27 minutes 57 seconds
MNF | Postecoglou's Spurs reclaim top spot after win against Fulham | O'Neil joins Carra to talk managerial life
Gary O'Neil and Jamie Carragher join David Jones in the studio to disect Tottenham's 2-0 over Wolves, and dive into Ange Postecoglou's instant success at Tottenham. O'Neil also gives an insight into his playing days, managerial life so far, what he hopes to achieve with Wolves, as well as taking on Pep Guardiola.
23/10/2023 • 1 hour 50 minutes 59 seconds
Super Sunday | Aston Villa up to fifth with convincing win over West Ham | Dean Smith: There's something special happening at Villa Park
David Jones, Jamie Carragher and Karen Carney are joined by Dean Smith to dissect Aston Villa's convincing 4-1 win over West Ham. We also hear from both managers and goalscorer Ollie Watkins.
22/10/2023 • 36 minutes 29 seconds
SNF | Dalot scores stunner as Blades stay bottom | Redknapp: Man Utd have taken steps backward | Maguire criticism had been disgraceful
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to discuss Manchester United's hard-fought win at Sheffield United on an emotional evening for the visitors, with news breaking earlier in the day that club legend Sir Bobby Charlton had died at the age of 86.
21/10/2023 • 38 minutes 14 seconds
When Australia beat England's 'Golden Generation'
England host Australia on Friday – 20 years after the Socceroos stunned the Golden Generation. In February 2003, sandwiched between a dominant Australia Ashes win and England’s famous rugby World Cup triumph Down Under, the Aussies beat England at football for the very first time. It was the night when Sven-Goran Eriksson changed the entire England team at half-time, Wayne Rooney made his international debut and Australia landed a painful blow on their big sporting rivals.Peter Smith reflects on that game with players who were on the pitch...
12/10/2023 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
Super Sunday | Gunners land late blow to City | Walcott hails Rice's impact | Neville suggests City may have a ‘treble hangover'
Micah Richards and Theo Walcott joined Dave Jones on Super Sunday, and they watched Arsenal secure a late win against treble-winners Manchester City at a euphoric Emirates stadium. Substitute Gabriel Martinelli provided the pivotal moment, albeit via a crucial deflection off Nathan Ake. It sparked familiar jubilant scenes in the stands as the Gunners finally beat their rivals after losing the last twelve Premier League fixtures against the Citizens. Richards felt Arsenal were not at their best but said their performance was more intelligent than previous approaches to this fixture and highlighted the performance of William Saliba, who he described as ‘outstanding’. Theo Walcott singled out Declan Rice’s performance in midfield and believes he has taken the Gunners to another level.Gary Neville joined the studio from the commentary gantry and questioned if Manchester City are struggling with a ‘treble hangover’, as they have now lost the last three domestic fixtures in a row
08/10/2023 • 41 minutes 27 seconds
SNF | Palace hold Forest to a draw at Selhurst Park | Redknapp: 'Murillo looks like a real bargain'
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Andros Townsend as they discuss a closely fought draw between Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest and look back at the earlier Saturday kick-offs which saw Tottenham move to the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Luton and Manchester Utd fight back, in dramatic fashion, against Brentford with two injury time goals from Scott McTominay giving the Red Devils the win at Old Trafford.
07/10/2023 • 41 minutes 39 seconds
MNF | Chelsea defeat rivals Fulham | Lampard discusses managerial career | Classic Chelsea v Liverpool battles 2004-09
Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Frank Lampard as Fulham host Chelsea on Monday Night Football. They discuss the major summer signings and departures of Chelsea, noting the dramatic difference in age, with players coming in far younger than players leaving. Where can Chelsea finish this season? Is their lack of finishing their only real problem? Frank then looks at his other former club Everton and looks at the issues they’ve faced the last few years.There’s then another look at the controversial moments from Tottenham’s win over Liverpool. Does something need to be done to improve VAR after PGMOL’s apology over their disallowed goal? Was Curtis Jones unlucky to be sent off?Frank Lampard then takes a deep look into his experience as Chelsea and Everton manager – what were his philosophies, transfer policies and hardest parts of the roles?Finally, Jamie and Frank assess the battles they had between Chelsea and Liverpool between 2004-09. Whi
02/10/2023 • 2 hours 16 minutes 10 seconds
Super Sunday | 10-man Forest rescue point against Brentford| Bees denied 3 pens | Frank: Turner on Wissa was a clear pen
David Jones is joined by Michael Dawson and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to analyse the 1-1 draw at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest came from behind to earn a point against Brentford.
01/10/2023 • 26 minutes 37 seconds
SNF | PGMOL concede 'significant human error' with VAR as Spurs beat 9-player Liverpool
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Andros Townsend and Gary Neville to discuss all the controversy and drama in Tottenham’s dramatic 2-1 win over Liverpool. Liverpool had two players sent off – were they deserved? PGMOL acknowledged a 'significant human error' with Luis Diaz’s disallowed goal for being offside, stating that VAR failed to intervene. Jamie Redknapp felt it was a horrendous decision, whilst Gary Neville believes something hasn’t been right with VAR in the last few weeks.
30/09/2023 • 50 minutes 37 seconds
Super Sunday | Newcastle smash 8 past beaten Blades | Arsenal Spurs play out thrilling 2-2 draw
David Jones hosts another thrilling Super Sunday after a breathless North London derby was played out by Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Bukayo Saka & Heung-min Son were stars of the derby as they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Newcastle produced a performance for the ages as they ran out 8-0 winners at Bramall Lane, leaving Sheffield United still winless in the Premier League.
24/09/2023 • 44 minutes 13 seconds
Everton grab first win with impressive 3-1 victory | Back-to-back losses for Brentford
Kelly Cates is joined by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Izzy Christiansen as they reflect on Everton's impressive 3-1 away win against Brentford that sees the Toffees pick up their first Premier League win of the season.
23/09/2023 • 19 minutes 8 seconds
Callum Hudson-Odoi stunner earns point as VAR denies Burnley winner | Thomas Frank gives insight into Brentford success
Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Brentford head coach Thomas Frank, who watched Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a screamer on his debut and Lyle Foster was on the wrong end of two VAR decisions, disallowing him a goal and then getting sent off.Thomas Frank gives an insight into how teams need to adapt after getting promoted from the Championship to the Premier League and also explains how he’s managed to have such a good record against the Big Six with Brentford. Jamie Carragher analyses how Brighton were so dominant against Manchester United and how it shouldn’t be a surprise how successful they are, and the pair look at the different styles of each Premier League side in possession with regards to direct speed and number of passes in build-up play.
18/09/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 8 seconds
Super Sunday | Trossard goal gives Gunners win at Everton | Carney: I’m seeing a mature Arsenal | Hasselbaink: I worry for Everton
Kelly Cates presents Super Sunday from Goodison Park alongside Theo Walcott, Karen Carney and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who watched Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Everton to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Leandro Trossard secured the win for the Gunners with a sublime finish from a slick team move and Carney feels Arsenal are showing a maturity in their performances. Hasselbaink said that he fears for Everton as they have only got one point from a possible fifteen and he described their next two fixtures against Luton and Bournemouth as ‘massive’. The trio also look ahead to the North London derby next weekend and try to predict where the game can be won or lost.There is also reaction from player of the match Leandro Trossard as well as Ashley Young, who believes Everton can turn their fortunes around. Both managers also give their views, with Mikel Arteta questioning the decision to disallow Gabriel Martinelli’s goal for offside during the first half, whilst Sean D
17/09/2023 • 45 minutes 10 seconds
SNF | Wilson penalty seals win for Magpies | Redknapp: De Zerbi is a genius
David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Shay Given to Saturday's Premier League action including Callum Wilson's penalty that secured a 1-0 win for Newcastle against Brentford. And Jamie Redknapp was full of praise for Roberto De Zerbi and his Brighton side following their convincing win over Manchester United Utd at Old Trafford.
16/09/2023 • 32 minutes 50 seconds
Super Sunday | Arsenal stun Man Utd in stoppage time | Keane: Man Utd way off Man City
David Jones is joined by Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Theo Walcott, and Mike Dean to look over the dramatic action from Super Sunday. Manchester United thought they'd won it in the final minutes when Alejandro Garnacho broke free to score but a close VAR offside call denied him. Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus went on to score stoppage-time goals to take Arsenal to a famous 3-1 win at the Emirates.
03/09/2023 • 36 minutes 14 seconds
SNF | Ferguson nets hat-trick as Brighton rock ragged Newcastle | Redknapp: ‘There’s elements of all the great PL strikers in Ferguson'
Kelly Cates is joined by Karen Carney and Jamie Redknapp as they analyse Brighton’s 3-1 win against Newcastle at the Amex, which saw Evan Ferguson score his first Premier League hat-trick. Redknapp believes the eighteen-year-old has elements of all the great Premier League strikers and has no doubt that he will be a superstar. Newcastle suffered their third straight defeat and Redknapp feels something is not quite right with their midfield, suggesting that Sean Longstaff could help resolve that potential problem.Player of the match Evan Ferguson and Billy Gilmour, who also impressed, give their reaction after the win. Both managers also give their views with Roberto De Zerbi hailing the win as one of his best as a manager, whilst Eddie Howe felt the scoreline was not a fair reflection of his players’ performance but did concede that they are having an issue with converting the chances they create.In the final part, Carney and Redknapp look ahead to the Super Sun
02/09/2023 • 37 minutes 12 seconds
FNF | Nev and Carra discuss West Ham's win at Luton
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss West Ham United's 2-1 victory away at Luton Town that sees the Hammers go top of the Premier League table following their undefeated start to the campaign.
01/09/2023 • 33 minutes
Super Sunday | Nunez stuns Newcastle after Van Dijk sees red | Carra: 'That's one of Klopp's best victories'
Kelly Cates presents Super Sunday from St. James' Park alongside Jamie Carragher, Shay Given, and Andros Townsend, and they discussed and analysed the major talking points from Liverpool's dramatic 2-1 win against Newcastle which was delivered by two late goals from substitute Darwin Nunez.The visitors' victory was made even more impressive as they played the majority of the game with ten players after Virgil Van Dijk was dismissed shortly after Anthony Gordon gave the hosts the lead. Carragher labelled the victory as one of Jurgen Klopp’s best victories as a manager. Van Dijk’s red card wasn’t the only moment of controversy as Trent Alexander-Arnold was involved in two separate incidents early in the first half but avoided a second yellow card. Both Carra and Given agreed that the full-back should have been sent off.Carragher also said Liverpool can challenge Manchester City this season and be their biggest rivals again but they need to strengthen their squad b
27/08/2023 • 44 minutes 34 seconds
SNF | Ruthless West Ham stun Brighton to go top of the league | Redknapp hails Hammers desire
David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Izzy Christiansen to analyse Saturday night's clash as West Ham surged to the top of the Premier League with a tactically astute 3-1 win over Brighton.
26/08/2023 • 39 minutes 5 seconds
FNF | Chelsea see off Luton 3-0 | Neville praises 'fantastic in form' Sterling. Carra: 'He's a generational talent!'
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as they watched Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-0 at Stamford Bridge with Raheem Sterling putting in a man of the match performance with two goals and an assist .
25/08/2023 • 34 minutes 55 seconds
MNF | Odegaard spot on as 10-player Arsenal see off Palace | Neville: ‘That was a big test for Arsenal’
Dave Jones is joined by Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Karen Carney as they watched Arsenal produce a resolute performance to see out their narrow 1-0 win away at Crystal Palace after Takehiro Tomiyasu was sent off for two soft yellow cards. Neville feels Tomiyasu’s dismissal will have a real impact on players, after the Arsenal full-back’s first caution was for time wasting.Before the game kicked off, Carragher and Neville debated whether Arsenal’s record signing Declan Rice is in the same category as either Roy Keane or Patrick Vieira. Neville also talks about the evolution of the full-back role and the risk and rewards of Tottenham’s tactics against Manchester United on Saturday. The trio also discuss whether there should be a concern around Casemiro's recent form for United after a stuttering start to the season for the midfielder.Speaking after the game, Carney, Neville and Carragher react to the progression of the Lionesses after their World Cup final d
21/08/2023 • 1 hour 45 minutes 27 seconds
Super Sunday | West Ham stun Chelsea to leave Poch waiting for first win
Kelly Cates is joined by Ashley Cole, Jamie Redknapp and Izzy Christiansen as they discuss a resolute performance from West Ham; who picked up their first win of the season with a 3-1 win over Chelsea.
20/08/2023 • 41 minutes 39 seconds
SNF | Spurs secure entertaining win over Man Utd | Keane: 'Man Utd are the new Spurs...Desperate'
David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Andros Townsend to assess an entertaining match between Tottenham and Manchester United. Son Heung-min and Andre Onana give their reaction, whilst Ange Postecoglou enjoyed his first Premier League home game, believing his young side grew in confidence as the game went on. Erik ten Hag feels Manchester United should have had a penalty, but was most disappointed with his side’s finishing.
19/08/2023 • 57 minutes 11 seconds
MNF | Wolves denied last ditch penalty as Man Utd win | Carra slams Liverpool transfer strategy | MNF season predictions
Monday Night Football is back! Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Karen Carney join David Jones to discuss the weekend's biggest talking points in the Premier League as Manchester City coast to victory over newly promoted Burnley, Newcastle turn in a five star performance against Villa and Liverpool hold new-look Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Plus, reaction to Manchester United's 1-0 win over Wolves on MNF as Gary O'Neil's side were controversially denied a last minute penalty after Andre Onana appeared to foul Sasa Kalajdzic.
14/08/2023 • 1 hour 30 minutes 4 seconds
Super Sunday | Poch's Chelsea fightback to draw with Liverpool | Keane worth £150m in modern game? | Poch: James withdrawal due to tiredness
David Jones is joined by Roy Keane, Daniel Sturridge and Micah Richards to discuss new-look Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Hear from both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, plus the thoughts of Trent Alexander Arnold and Ben Chilwell after an early goal from Luis Diaz is cancelled out by Blues debutant Axel Disasi.
13/08/2023 • 44 minutes 10 seconds
SNF | Newcastle make statement against Villa | Redknapp marvels at Tonali’s impact, ‘it was one of the most impressive debuts I’ve seen'
Kelly Cates presents the first Saturday Night Football of the 2023/24 season alongside Jamie Redknapp, Andros Townsend and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who witnessed Newcastle produce an impressive 5-1 victory against Aston Villa at a raucous St. James’ Park.Redknapp was particularly impressed by Sandro Tonali’s instant impact in Newcastle’s midfield and said "It was one of the most impressive debuts from a midfielder I've seen in this league”. Townsend singled out Anthony Gordon, who was also instrumental for the Magpies, and he feels the winger has got his confidence back after helping the England Under-21’s win the European Championship’s in the summer.The trio also discuss Harry Kane's transfer to Bayern Munich and whether it was the right move for the England striker.Alexandar Isak, who was another player to shine for the hosts with two goals, gives his post-match thoughts as well as both managers, Eddie Howe and Unai Emery.
12/08/2023 • 33 minutes 57 seconds
FNF | City ease past Burnley on opening PL night | Carra praises 'outstanding' Haaland, 'There's still more to come from him'
Premier League football returned with the opening match of the 2023/24 season as reigning champions Manchester City travelled to newly-promoted Burnley, managed by former City captain Vincent Kompany. Kelly Cates was joined by Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Izzy Christiansen who reflected on the treble winners’ 3-0 win at Turf Moor on Friday night.Erling Haaland started this campaign like he did the previous, scoring twice and his performance was singled out by Carragher who feels that there is still more to come from the forward despite already setting high standards last season. Neville highlighted City’s work rate and said that was the most impressive factor in their win. There is also post-match reaction from the player of the match Haaland as well as both Pep Guardiola and Vincent Kompany.
11/08/2023 • 32 minutes 5 seconds
Kane to Bayern; Caicedo snubs Liverpool – Jamie Redknapp on transfer drama and the PL season ahead
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith on the Essential Football Podcast to look ahead to a blockbuster Premier League season ahead – and dissect some of the huge talking points the transfer market has thrown up, with Harry Kane leaving Tottenham for Bayern Munich and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo in a tug of war between Liverpool and Chelsea!Jamie also has his say on whether anyone can stop treble winners Man City from defending their league title, assesses the top-four battle and challenge for the promoted clubs and picks out his player to watch this season – one Fantasy Football fans will definitely want to listen out for!
11/08/2023 • 21 minutes 16 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Everton survive on dramatic final day | Leicester and Leeds relegated | Aston Villa secure European football
On the last Essential Football Weekend Wrap of the season, Oliver Yew takes you through a round of games which saw Everton retain their Premier League status, while Leicester and Leeds dropped down to the Sky Bet Championship.Ben Grounds, Zinny Boswell, and David Richardson take us through the drama of Everton's win, which guaranteed survival, Leicester's relegation despite thier win against West Ham and Leeds' heavy loss against Tottenham as the battle to beat the drop was finally settled.Elsewhere, there were celebrations for Aston Villa as they secured the final European spot, meaning they will play in the Europa Conference League next season after pipping Spurs and Brentford, who beat champions Man City on the final day. Ron Walker and Sam Blitz report on Villa's win and Brentford's success against Pep Guardiola's side respectively.Nick Wright, Adam Bate and Peter Smith deliver final day ver
28/05/2023 • 24 minutes 30 seconds
Super Sunday | Doucoure's sweet strike ensures Everton PL survival and relegates Leeds and Leicester
28/05/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 54 seconds
Jeff Stelling special: The departing face of Soccer Saturday on an incredible 29 years
The TV legend that is Jeff Stelling joins Ron Walker for a special Essential Football on his last day at Sky Sports to look back on his 29 years in the Soccer Saturday chair.Jeff talks us through his three decades in the hotseat, what he’ll miss most about being the face of Saturday afternoon TV and the best and worst moments that stick in his mind down the years.From George Best to Chris Kamara and everyone between, Jeff reveals how he made guests feel so at ease in the Soccer Saturday studio, how he seemed to have a statistic about every player from every league and why fronting ‘Sports Saturday’ back in 1994 didn’t seem like the most appealing job in the world back then – how times change.
28/05/2023 • 24 minutes 7 seconds
Firmino’s farewell: How the Liverpool forward became a cult hero at Anfield
Roberto Firmino waved goodbye to Anfield last weekend and on Sunday he will make his final appearance for Liverpool at Southampton before leaving the club this summer. After his emotional send-off from the home fans after scoring a late equaliser against Aston Villa, we look at how he became a cult hero for the club’s supporters, his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s style of play and the impact he had on the Premier League. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports senior football journalist Richard Morgan to analyse Firmino’s time in England and we hear from Jamie Carragher about this unique player.
26/05/2023 • 18 minutes 28 seconds
PL Live | Casimero has changed the culture of Utd | What's happened to Chelsea this season | Man Utd beat Chelsea to claim top four finish
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Mary Earps and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as Manchester Utd confirmed a top-four finish with a Casemiro-inspired 4-1 win over Chelsea.
25/05/2023 • 1 hour 26 minutes 5 seconds
Best Player? Best manager? Best/worst signing? Sky Sports Premier League end of season awards!
With the Premier League reaching its conclusion this weekend, Sky Sports football journalists Peter Smith, Nick Wright and Sam Blitz discuss, debate and celebrate the stars of the 2022/23 season. You can join in and have your say by visiting the Sky Sports website or App on Friday and posting your picks of the season in our interactive blog.
25/05/2023 • 46 minutes 13 seconds
Chelsea's 12 months of chaos: Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali's turbulent first year at Stamford Bridge
Coming towards the end of a bumpier first year in charge at Chelsea than either Todd Boehly or Behdad Eghbali could have ever envisaged, Sky Sports digital football journalist Joe Shread looks back on the most turbluent season in living memory at Stamford Bridge.In a special edition of Essential Football, Joe joins Ron Walker to discuss the key topics from a campaign which began with such promise after a tough end to the Roman Abramovich era.Up for discussion is how the new owners' relationship with Thomas Tuchel soured - and resulted in his sacking days after a chaotic summer transfer window had ended, before the pursuit of Graham Potter and the rapid toxic atmosphere which soon engulfed his reign amid another mad spending spree.Then it's onto the return of Frank Lampard and Chelsea plumetting to new depths under their interim manager - but renewed hope finally appearing due to the impending arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.Read Joe's full
25/05/2023 • 33 minutes 32 seconds
PL Live | Brighton confirm Europa League spot with City point | De Zerbi: Pep is still number one | Pep: Brighton destroy teams
David Jones is joined by Liam Rosenior, Kolo Toure and Jamie Redknapp to analyse Brighton's 1-1 draw with Manchester City which guarantees them a Europa League spot for next season. Plus, Seagulls' manager Roberto De Zerbi joins the panel to reflect on the achievement and discuss his admiration for Pep Guardiola and Brighton owner Tony Bloom heaps praise on the Italian manager claiming, "he is the perfect man for the job".
24/05/2023 • 29 minutes 40 seconds
MNF | Nev and Carra’s MNF awards | How Pep turned City’s season around…from the back | Relegation battle permutations
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville as they dissect Manchester City's dominance, both domestically and in Europe, and discuss their rise in form across the course of the season. They assess Newcastle’s season as Eddie Howe's side secured a Champions League place with a 0-0 draw against Leicester and look at who could be relegated on the final day of the season before finishing off the night with their end of season MNF awards.
22/05/2023 • 1 hour 26 minutes 5 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Man City crowned | European race and relegation battle heat up
On the latest Essential Football Weekend Wrap, Peter Smith takes you through a round of games which saw Manchester City lift the Premier League trophy after Arsenal lost at Nottingham Forest.We hear from key figures at Man City on their triumph and Gary Neville explains why this is his favourite version of a Pep Guardiola team at Man City.We also dive into the relegation battle, with Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper explaining what it feels like for his side to now be safe, Sean Dyche assessing Everton’s situation after their last-gasp draw at Wolves and Sky Sports’ Ben Grounds reports from the London Stadium where Leeds remain in big trouble after losing to West Ham.It was partytime on the south coast, though, as Brighton celebrated a first-ever European qualification. Lewis Jones explains how they did it. Liverpool are likely to join them in the Europa League and Jurgen Klopp pays tribute to Roberto Firmino and James Milner after their draw with
21/05/2023 • 21 minutes 26 seconds
SNF | Man City crowned champions after Forest clinch survival with win against Arsenal | Carra: 'Arsenal blew it, they need more quality'
Kelly Cates is joined by Tony Adams, Michael Dawson and Jamie Carragher and they witnessed Nottingham Forest clinch Premier League survival with their 1-0 win against Arsenal which also crowned Manchester City champions for a third successive season. Carragher felt the Gunners struggled to cope with the atmosphere and intensity at the City Ground and that was credit to Steve Cooper’s players for the fighting performance they produced. The trio also reflect on Arsenal’s stuttering end to the season and Manchester City’s relentless recent form which ultimately secured them the title.Adams feels a contributing factor to Arsenal’s recent demise is the lack of depth in the squad compared to their rivals, Manchester City. Carragher believes the Gunners blew their best chance at winning the Premier League and also pointed to a lack of quality alternatives in the squad compared with their starting eleven.Steve Cooper gives his reaction to Kelly, Tony, Michael and Jamie
20/05/2023 • 39 minutes 7 seconds
Mauricio Pochettino special: What the 'perfect fit' for Chelsea will bring to Stamford Bridge - and what he wants this summer
On a special edition of Essential Football, Melissa Reddy, Paul Gilmour and Lyall Thomas join Ron Walker to look ahead to Mauricio Pochettino's impending appointment as Chelsea's third manager of the Todd Boehly era.Melissa and Paul explain the depth of the philosophy which made the Argentine such a successful figure at Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, why he can re-energise a tired Chelsea and what he's learned from his time abroad at PSG.With a huge squad for Pochettino to deal with this summer, Lyall charts the task he has on his hands in the upcoming transfer window, who could be on their way out at Stamford Bridge and where he will want to see investment ahead of the new season.
19/05/2023 • 46 minutes 46 seconds
THNF: Newcastle trash Brighton 4-1 to be one game away from a CL spot | Redknapp: Tripper made it look simple against a 'difficult' Mitoma
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Chris Houghton in the studio to analyse Newcastle's impressive 4-1 win over Brighton at home that sees them being one win away from securing a Champions League spot next season. The studio panel also discussed how well Arsenal have done to push Manchester City all the way and the regelation run in as we near the last few games of the season.
18/05/2023 • 33 minutes 47 seconds
MNF | Relegation run in | Race for Top 4 | Man Utd ’99 & Man City ’23 Combined XIs
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville on Monday Night Football. After Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Leicester, Jamie and Gary assess both the relegation run in and the race for the top four, looking at who has the toughest fixtures and who will likely reach the Champions League and avoid relegation come the end of the season. The pair then compare Manchester United’s treble winning side from 1999 to this season’s Manchester City team and create their own combined XIs.
15/05/2023 • 52 minutes 49 seconds
MNF | Exclusive: VAR explained! | Relegation run-in | Man Utd ’99 & Man City ’23 Combined XIs
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and special guest Howard Webb on Monday Night Football as before the match they look at how VAR works in the background and during a key decision in the Premier League. After Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Leicester, Jamie and Gary assess both the relegation run in and the race for the top four, looking at who has the toughest fixtures and who will likely reach the Champions League and avoid relegation come the end of the season. The pair then compare Manchester United’s treble winning side from 1999 to this season’s Manchester City team and create their own combined XIs.
15/05/2023 • 1 hour 51 minutes 48 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Man City on the brink after Brighton beat Arsenal | Villa to kick Spurs out of Europe? | Saints slip out
On the latest Essential Football Weekend Wrap, Peter Smith takes you through a dramatic and potentially decisive round of Premier League games which saw Man City move to within touching distance of the Premier League crown after Arsenal were beaten at home by Brighton. We hear from Mikel Arteta, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira on a dramatic Super Sunday. We also assess the race for European football, with Joe Shread’s assessment of Man Utd’s win over Wolves and Declan Olley’s verdict on Aston Villa’s victory against Tottenham. Plus the relegation battle is proving to be a fascinating one – Zinny Boswell reflects on Nottingham Forest’s point at Chelsea which helps their hopes of escaping danger, while Nick Wright analyses Crystal Palace’s win over a Bournemouth side who had their top-flight status confirmed by Everton’s defeat to Man City. The fight is over for Southampton, though – they have been relegated to the Championship and Ben Grounds was there at St Mary’s to see
14/05/2023 • 19 minutes 2 seconds
Super Sunday | Gunners' title hopes in tatters by brilliant Brighton | Keane: 'Arsenal looked physically and mentally shot'
Kelly Cates presents Super Sunday alongside Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane and Micah Richards who witnessed Arsenal lose 3-0 against Europe-chasing Brighton at the Emirates. The result effectively leaves Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title in tatters after Manchester City won at Goodison Park earlier in the day. Patrick Vieira said no one expected the Gunners to challenge for the title this season but they will learn a lot from this campaign. Keane felt the home side looked physically and mentally shot, whilst Richards believes they have fallen short due to the lack of their strength and depth in the squad compared to Manchester City.There is also reaction from both dressing rooms including Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard who admitted that the title feels gone. A deflated Mikel Arteta also gives his post-match thoughts and said that until it is mathematically out of their reach, they will continue to push Manchester City. Roberto De Zerbi also speaks pitch side a
14/05/2023 • 43 minutes 4 seconds
MNF | Who's got the toughest run-in? | Carra: I fear for Leicester
David Jones is joined by Martin O'Neil and Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football. The MNF crew talk through Nottingham Forest's seven-goal thriller against Saints that over them out of the drop zone and the duo discuss the relegation battle.
08/05/2023 • 41 minutes 34 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Arsenal keep the title race alive | Man Utd stuttering in top-four race | Liverpool make it six straight wins
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reporter analysis and manager reaction from up and down the top-flight.Ron Walker looks back at Arsenal’s crucial win at Newcastle, which keeps the Premier League title race alive after Man City beat Leeds on Saturday.Meanwhile, the race for the top-four is also wide open after Liverpool moved to within a point of Brentford with a sixth straight win on Saturday evening. Could Man Utd respond? The answer was no and Nick Wright and Zinny Boswell analyse United’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham.Peter Smith reports from Tottenham’s win over Crystal Palace, which keeps their European hopes alive after another record-breaking goal from Harry Kane. Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s chances of securing European qualification were dented with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves. Adam Bate gives his verdict on the home win at Molineux.Finally, Che
07/05/2023 • 22 minutes 54 seconds
Super Sunday | Arsenal claim huge win over Newcastle | Gunners stay hot on City's heels
David Jones is joined by Gary Neville, William Gallas and Shay Given as they reflect on Arsenal's statement win over Newcastle. Gunners captain Martin Odegaard scored a sublime first and a Fabian Schar own goal gave the London side a 2-0 victory that keeps them hot on the heels of Manchester City.
07/05/2023 • 39 minutes 53 seconds
SNF | Carra: 'Salah one of the top Liverpool players ever' | Redknapp amazed Gundogan took penalty over Haaland
Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp & Jamie Carragher look back on all the Premier League action on Saturday. Carragher thinks Mo Salah is a Liverpool all-time great after his record-breaking goal secured the win over Brentford. Man City were on course for a comfortable victory over Leeds until hat-trick-hunting captain Gundogan took a penalty, ahead of Erling Haaland, and hit the post. Jamie Carragher says he was amazed the record-breaking marksman didn't take the pen when City were only 2-nil up.
06/05/2023 • 46 minutes 33 seconds
PL Live | Manchester United drop vital points as Brighton win it with last kick of the game!
Jamie Redknapp and Paul Ince disect what was a thrilling 1-0 win for Brighton against Manchester United, with Luke Shaw giving away a last-minute penalty for a handball in the box.
04/05/2023 • 38 minutes 26 seconds
PL Live | Haaland breaks record as Man City go back to the top of the table | ‘I would swap all my goals for three titles'
Dave Jones presents ‘Premier League Live’ alongside Micah Richards and Izzy Christiansen and they watched Manchester City return to the top of the table with their 3-0 win against West Ham. Erling Haaland scored yet again and broke the record for most goals in a Premier League season with his 35th strike and spoke pitch side after the match describing the moment as a very proud one for him. The forward also went on to say that he would swap all his goals this season if it ensured that Manchester City are guaranteed a historic treble.There is also reaction from goalscorer Nathan Ake as well as both Pep Guardiola and David Moyes who reflect on the result.
03/05/2023 • 33 minutes 13 seconds
PL Live | 'I don't want excuses!' - Vieira and Hasselbaink clash over Arsenal while Fabregas gives his verdict on Chelsea's plight
David Jones is joined at the Emirates by Cesc Fàbregas, Patrick Vieira and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as they discuss Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Chelsea.
02/05/2023 • 47 minutes 57 seconds
MNF | Goalkeepers the heroes in Foxes & Toffees 2-2 thriller | Schmeichel rejoices over Foxes history
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and special guest Kasper Schmeichel as they analyse Leicester's thrilling 2-2 draw with Everton, in a battle for Premier League survival. The MNF panel also discuss Schmeichel's heroics with the Foxes and his thought's on several of the league's best shot stoppers.
01/05/2023 • 56 minutes 12 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Man City back on top | Liverpool edge Spurs in thriller | Relegation fears deepen for Forest and Leeds
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reporter analysis and manager reaction from up and down the top-flight.Ben Grounds looks back at Manchester City’s win over Fulham, which sees them go top of the Premier League table above Arsenal.There were big results in race for Europe. There’s reaction from Harry Kane, Jurgen Klopp and Sky Sports’ Gary Neville to Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 win over Tottenham at Anfield.Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag discusses Man Utd’s 1-0 win over in-form Aston Villa before Eddie Howe and Ruben Selles analyse Newcastle’s comeback win over rock-bottom Southampton, while David Richardson discusses Brighton’s big win over Wolves.There were also big wins down at the bottom of the table as Bournemouth and Crystal Palace moved closer to safety with wins over Leeds and West Ham respectively. We hear f
30/04/2023 • 24 minutes 35 seconds
Super Sunday | Souness, Redknapp & Keane: Jota should've received a red card | Souness retires from Sky Sports
Graeme Souness, Robbie Keane, and Jamie Redknapp think Diogo Joto should’ve received a red card for his challenge on Oliver Skipp during the thriller between Liverpool and Spurs, Jota went on to clinch the game for the Reds. The trio also analyse how Manchester City leapfrogging Arsenal with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Fulham where Erling Haaland equalled the record for the most Premier League goals. And, after being a regular for over a decade, Graeme Souness steps down as a Sky Sports pundit.
30/04/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds
‘De Bruyne is the best-ever PL midfielder’ – Jamie Redknapp on Man City’s title charge | Plus priorities for Liverpool & Tottenham
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith on the Essential Football Podcast to reflect on Manchester City’s potentially title-race defining win over Arsenal on Wednesday night, analysing what set City apart, discussing what hope Arsenal may have of another twist – and why he reckons Kevin De Bruyne ranks as the Premier League’s best-ever midfielder. Former Liverpool and Tottenham captain Redknapp also has his say on those two clubs ahead of their meeting at Anfield, with the Reds finding some late-season form and Tottenham picking themselves up under interim boss Ryan Mason. The next steps for both those clubs and how they can be a force next season is on the agenda.
28/04/2023 • 26 minutes 18 seconds
Premier League Midweek Wrap: Title in City's hands | Spurs show character in comeback | Sorry Chelsea lose again
In a rare Premier League Midweek Wrap with all 20 teams playing over three days, Ron Walker takes you through Manchester City moving a step closer to the Premier League title after victory over Arsenal, with Adam Bate in place at the Etihad to see Mikel Arteta's side drop points for the fourth game in a row.Sam Blitz and Nick Wright are at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs mount a creditable comeback to draw with Man Utd, while Joe Shread bears witness to another bad night for Chelsea at home to Brentford.Sky Sports News' Keith Downie is at Goodison Park where Newcastle romp to victory over Everton, while Leeds and Leicester share the points in another relegation dogfight at Elland Road.Nottingham Forest end their long winless streak to see off beaten FA Cup semi-finalists Brighton, and Peter Smith is at the London Stadium where Liverpool edge to victory over West Ham - but not without controversy.Joe Shread again gives us his though
28/04/2023 • 23 minutes 21 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Arsenal's title hopes slip away | Newcastle run riot against Spurs | DCL's return to boost Everton?
On the latest Essential Football Weekend Wrap, Oliver Yew takes you through the weekend's Premier League action starting at Emirates Stadium - where Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss Arsenal's fading title hopes after a 3-3 draw with bottom of the table Southampton. Can the Gunners bounce back in style in midweek when they face Man City in a title showdown?It wasn't a good weekend for the north London sides as Newcastle dismantled Tottenham 6-1 at St James' Park. Peter Smith runs through an extraordinary game which saw Newcastle score five goals - YES FIVE GOALS - in the opening 21 minutes.Elsewhere, Nick Wright is at Selhurst Park and discusses striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin's return in Everton's 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. There was a dramatic 3-2 win for Liverpool at Anfield against Nottingham Forest, while Leicester moved out of the bottom three with a much-needed 2-1 win over Wolves.F
23/04/2023 • 22 minutes 49 seconds
Super Sunday | Rose: Kane deserves better after Newcastle humiliate Tottenham
Jamie Redknapp, Kieron Dyer and Danny Rose dissect Tottenham's humiliating 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United. They discuss whether Newcastle will make the top four, if Tottenham can bounce back, will the defeat prompt Harry Kane's departure from Spurs and why it was a 'weird' decision to keep Cristian Stellini in charge.
23/04/2023 • 44 minutes 24 seconds
FNF | Carra: Arsenal need something miraculous to win title after Saints draw
Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Karen Carney discuss Arsenal's thrilling 3-3 home draw with Southampton. They reflect on whether Arsenal are choking in the title race, debate if Southampton are doomed to relegation and look forward to next week's crunch match between Mikel Arteta's men and Manchester City.
21/04/2023 • 37 minutes 45 seconds
Essential Football special - Man Utd's decade in the dark: 10 years without a Premier League trophy
On a special edition of Essential Football 10 years almost to the day since Manchester United were last crowned Premier League champions, Zinny Boswell joins Ron Walker to discuss the club's lost decade in the dark.Despite spending just shy of £1.5bn on players in that time, United have failed to reach the heights set by Sir Alex Ferguson - and fresh from writing a feature-length piece on 10 years of false dawns, Zinny charts where it's all gone wrong for the club in that time.Featuring insight from inside and out of Old Trafford and interviews with former assistant manager Rene Muelensteen as well as long-time Guardian Man Utd correspondent Jamie Jackson - the man who elicited THAT 'Respect!' rant from Jose Mourinho, this is the story of Manchester United: A decade in the dark.Read the article in full now on skysports.com.
21/04/2023 • 41 minutes 35 seconds
MNF | Leeds 1-6 Liverpool | Rampant Liverpool thrash Ailing Leeds | Ben Mee & Jamie Carragher
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Brentford defender Ben Mee as they discuss Liverpool thrashing Leeds in Elland Road. The trio also reflect on the gap opening at the bottom of the table, Bournemouth’s impressive form, Arsenal struggle to hold onto leads, and how to stop Erling Haaland.
17/04/2023 • 1 hour 23 minutes 32 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: London chaos as Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all drop points; Man City rack up 10th straight win
On the latest Essential Football Weekend Wrap, Ron Walker takes you through the weekend's action starting at the London Stadium - where Lewis Jones explains how Arsenal threw away a 2-0 lead for the second weekend in succession to draw 2-2 with West Ham.That's far from the only dodgy result in the capital, with Peter Smith at Stamford Bridge to see Chelsea beaten 2-1 by Brighton, and Declan Olley in position as Bournemouth leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a last-minute 3-2 win over Spurs.Elsewhere, Adam Bate is at the Etihad Stadium for Man City's 10th win in a row over new Leicester boss Dean Smith, while Aston Villa rack up a fifth straight league win over Newcastle and Fulham bounce back to beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park.Erik Ten Hag explains Antony's development after Manchester United win 2-0 at Nottingham Forest, with Ben Grounds in position at St Mary's to see Southampton take another step towards the Championship with a 2-0 home de
16/04/2023 • 15 minutes 4 seconds
Super Sunday | Arsenal drop points again as Nottingham Forest continue to struggle for form
Dave Jones presents ‘Super Sunday’ alongside Roy Keane, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Gary Neville, who react to and analyse all the talking points of a pulsating 2-2 draw between title chasing Arsenal and fighting for survival West Ham as well as a triumphant win for Manchester United against Nottingham Forest. With reaction from player of the match Bruno Fernandes and teammate Christian Eriksen. A dissapointed Mikel Arteta reflects on another draw while a thrilled David Moyes embraces it.
16/04/2023 • 45 minutes 29 seconds
SNF | Erling Haaland scores two to reduce gap to Arsenal to three points as Dean Smith loses first game
Kelly Cates is joined on Saturday Night Football by Jamie Redknapp and Kolo Toure who look at Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Leicester City. Erling Haaland is discussed as he grabbed another two goals, making it 47 goals so far this season in all competitions. How does he compare to the top scorers in the other major leagues in Europe and the top scorers of all time in the Premier League era? Kolo Toure looks at the remaining games in the title race, as former player for both Manchester City and Arsenal, then we look ahead to tomorrow’s game, as the Gunners are hosted by West Ham.
15/04/2023 • 44 minutes 1 second
How many points to stay up this season? Michael Dawson previews Nottingham Forest v Man Utd and assesses relegation battle
Sky Sports pundit and former Nottingham Forest captain Michael Dawson joins the Essential Football Podcast to look ahead to Sunday’s game between his old club and Manchester United.With Forest winless in nine games, what are their chances of an upset win at the City Ground? Dawson analyses the game and reviews Forest’s return to the Premier League so far.He also weighs up the wider relegation battle, suggesting how many points are needed for survival and why it is a scrap which looks set to go right down to the final day…
14/04/2023 • 17 minutes 3 seconds
Super Sunday | Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal | Keane: Arsenal should be delighted | Nev: Gunners will drop points, they’ve got to hope City will too
Dave Jones presents ‘Super Sunday’ alongside Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, who react to and analyse all the talking points of a pulsating 2-2 draw between title chasing Arsenal and top four hopefuls Liverpool. The game lived up to the pre-match billing, producing late drama and constant excitement throughout with Richards saying, ‘it was one of the best games he has ever seen’. Despite a strong start and ultimately leading 2-0, Keane thinks Arsenal should be delighted with the point as they were under constant pressure during the second half. Neville believes the Gunners will drop more points in the title race and need to hope fellow title challengers Manchester City will too.There is also reaction from player of the match Aaron Ramsdale after his heroics as well as Trent Alexander-Arnold. Jurgen Klopp gives his post-match thoughts and was disappointed Liverpool did not secure the win, whilst Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal lost control of the g
09/04/2023 • 59 minutes 14 seconds
PL Weekend Wrap: Arsenal and Liverpool in thriller amid assistant ref controversy, while Stellini and De Zerbi clash on touchline
On this weekend's Premier League Weekend Wrap, Arsenal and Liverpool played out a 2-2 thriller to damage the Gunners' title charge. Gary Neville argues why this could be a good point for Arsenal, while Dermot Gallagher analyses the assistant referee elbow incident on Andy Robertson.Lewis Jones marvels in Erling Haaland's acrobatics as he reports from Manchester City's 4-1 win at Southampton. In the race for the top four, Pete Smith reports from a fiery Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the visit of Brighton, Dan Long discusses Newcastle's win at Brentford, while Jack Wilkinson takes in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Everton.Paul Merson has some harsh words on Chelsea after their 1-0 loss at Wolves for Frank Lampard's return, while Ben Grounds reports from West Ham's crucial 1-0 win at Fulham.And that's your Premier League Weekend Wrap!
09/04/2023 • 18 minutes 41 seconds
SNF | Erling Haaland brings up 30 Premier League goals on return as gap to Arsenal cut to five points | Kevin De Bruyne becomes the fastest
Kelly Cates is joined on Saturday Night Football by Jamie Redknapp and Harry Redknapp as the pair assess Manchester City’s impressive 4-1 win over Southampton. Erling Haaland bagged his 30th Premier League goal of the season, whilst Kevin De Bruyne became the fastest player to reach 100 Premier League assists. The win bridged the gap to just five points at the top of the table and they look at the run in for the title race, with particular focus on tomorrow’s game between Liverpool and Arsenal.
08/04/2023 • 44 minutes 54 seconds
Jamie Carragher’s Liverpool vs Arsenal preview: Will Arsenal cope with Anfield factor? | A damning verdict on Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea
Jamie Carragher joins the Essential Football Podcast to look ahead to Sunday’s huge game between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.The Sky Sports pundit assesses the impact victory or defeat would have on the momentum of Arsenal’s title challenge, the selection issues for the home side in midfield – and why the Anfield factor transforms the complexion of this game between in-form Arsenal and struggling Liverpool.Plus Carragher analyses the performances this season of Mohamed Salah and Bukayo Saka, the right-side stars for Liverpool and Arsenal.
07/04/2023 • 14 minutes 11 seconds
PL Live | Newcastle thrash West Ham to boost UCL push | Redknapp: ‘Momentum is with Newcastle, they are favourites for top four finish’
Dave Jones presents ‘Premier League Live’ alongside Jamie Redknapp and Jobi McAnuff as they watched Newcastle thrash West Ham at the London Stadium to enhance their hopes of a top four finish. Both Redknapp and McAnuff praised Eddie Howe and feel he is getting all the big decisions right at the moment. Redknapp believes the momentum is with the Magpies and they are favourites to ensure a Champions League place ahead of both Manchester United and Tottenham.There is also reaction from goal scorer Callum Wilson as well as Eddie Howe, who felt Newcastle were not at their best but were clinical in front of goal. Declan Rice spoke after the match too and admitted West Ham’s performance was nowhere near the standard it should be at, whilst David Moyes still feels he has the backing of the board despite the league position the Hammers find themselves in.
05/04/2023 • 38 minutes 22 seconds
PL Midweek Wrap: Newcastle turn up heat on West Ham | Chelsea, Liverpool show their struggles |Tight battles at top and bottom in focus
On a special Premier League Midweek Wrap, we review the results which had a big impact in the tight race for the top-four and the even tighter battle to avoid relegation.Lewis Jones reports from Newcastle’s thumping win at West Ham which piles the pressure on David Moyes and his side, Jack Wilkinson reflects on Man Utd’s return to winning ways with victory over Brentford and Dave Richardson looks at Leicester’s problems after their defeat to Aston Villa. We also hear from a concerned Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper and a rather more buoyant Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton.Plus, Joe Shread analyses the goalless draw between Chelsea and Liverpool, with Frank Lampard primed to step in at Stamford Bridge.
05/04/2023 • 13 minutes 17 seconds
PL Live | Carra questions Klopp's tactics with current Liverpool side following stalemate at the Bridge
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher, Daniel Sturridge and Karen Carney to disect the 0-0 game between Liverpool and Chelsea, with both going through a tough run of form. They debate whether or not Liverpool need to adjust their style of play to suit their current players, and question what is next for Chelsea following the sacking of Graham Potter.
04/04/2023 • 36 minutes 28 seconds
MNF | Kane & Keane strike in late thriller! | Neville & Carragher argue over Kane's involvement in Doucoure red card
David Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss Everton's dramatic fight back against Tottenham, whether Harry Kane was right to go down during his altercation with Abdoulaye Doucoure and why Antonio Conte's assistant Cristian Stellini is in charge of Tottenham. The trio also reflect on Manchester City's 4-1 thumping of Liverpool and Manchester United's collapse at Newcastle as the race for the title, the top four and survival all heat up!
03/04/2023 • 52 minutes 7 seconds
PL Weekend Wrap: Potter sacked by Chelsea | Who's next at Stamford Bridge? | Man City thrash Liverpool but Arsenal stay eight clear at top
On the latest Premier League Weekend Wrap, Graham Potter loses his job at Chelsea after defeat to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains why the Blues have decided to part company with Potter and discusses who could be next with former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann the early favourite to take over.Away from the drama in west London, it's as you were in the title race after Man City and Arsenal both record 4-1 wins over Liverpool and Leeds respectively. Adam Bate discusses the events at the Etihad, while Oliver Yew gives his verdict on a nother good afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.There's reaction as Newcastle blew the race for the top-four wide open, while Lewis Jones reacts to an enthralling 3-3 draw between Brighton and Brentford at the Amex Stadium.And what more can you say about the battle to beat the drop? Roy Hodgson made a winning return to the dugout
02/04/2023 • 32 minutes 17 seconds
Super Sunday | Newcastle leapfrog Man Utd with dominant win | Neville: ‘Utd not good enough in the big matches’
Kelly Cates is joined by Shay Given, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville as they witnessed Newcastle convincingly beat Manchester United 2-0, with the result moving the hosts above the visitors in the Premier League table. Neville reflected and said that there are worrying signs that Man Utd are not good enough in the big matches and they thoroughly deserved to lose at St. James’ Park. Redknapp feels United are still missing some key players in the midfield and attacking areas, and Neville agreed by saying that Erik Ten Hag was not backed by the board in January.The trio also react to the news that broke earlier in the day that Brendan Rodgers left Leicester City by mutual consent. Shay Given feels Rodgers was not supported by the owners at the club in the previous two transfer windows and that contributed to the outcome. Rafa Benitez has been linked to take over at the King Power stadium, but Neville doesn’t believe that would be a good appointment for the club. Th
02/04/2023 • 42 minutes 59 seconds
SNF | Emery's Villa stun Blues at the Bridge | Hasselbaink: ‘Chelsea need to be calmer in front of goal’ | Mudryk divides opinion
Dave Jones presents 'Saturday Night Football' alongside Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Lee Hendrie, and they watched Aston Villa beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move above the hosts and into the top half of the Premier League. Lee described Chelsea’s defending as ‘schoolboy’ whilst Jimmy said their main problem is putting the ball in the back of the net and they need to be calmer in front of goal. The duo also highlighted Ollie Watkins’ performance which was capped by another away goal and the forward produced a standout performance.Mykhaylo Mudryk again failed to impress for Chelsea and missed some key chances, but Hasselbaink defended the forward saying that he needs more time to settle. However, Hendrie feels the Ukrainian should have converted the opportunities he failed to capitalise on. They also discuss Graham Potter’s future, and feel if the negative results continue, the pressure will build. Hendrie thinks the Champions League tie against Real Madrid will be cr
01/04/2023 • 43 minutes 12 seconds
When Alastair Campbell met Vincent Kompany: Leadership, racism & Pep's philosophy
Burnley's Vincent Kompany tackles a wide range of topics in an exclusive interview with ex-Downing Street director of communications and Clarets fan Alastair Campbell.
31/03/2023 • 32 minutes 59 seconds
Essential Football England Special: Super Saka, Southgate's marvellous Maddison and a perfect Three Lions weekend?
On an England special edition of Essential Football after Gareth Southgate's side begin Euro 2024 qualification with a perfect double of wins over Italy and Ukraine, Oliver Yew and Nick Wright reflect on the positives from Wembley as the Three Lions sign off until June in style.Sky Sports News senior reporter Rob Dorsett also joins Ron Walker to discuss a perfect weekend for Southgate, the conscious changes the manager has made to his approach since the World Cup and some positive lessons about England's squad depth - despite the raft of withdrawals from his squad.
26/03/2023 • 19 minutes 48 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Tottenham meltdown, Everton hold Chelsea and Arsenal go eight points clear
On the latest Premier League Weekend Wrap, Antonio Conte goes on a wild rant after his side throw away a 3-1 lead to draw at Southampton.There's frustration for Chelsea too, with Joe Shread at Stamford Bridge to see Everton snatch a late point, but better news awaits for Arsenal, who thrash Crystal Palace 4-1 in front of Ben Grounds and David Richardson to go eight points clear at the top.Jamie Carragher explains why Newcastle's win at Nottm Forest has put the cat among the top-four race pigeons, and Adam Bate assesses a pivotal win for Leeds at fellow strugglers Wolves.David Brooks speaks to Sky Sports after his long-awaited return after recovering from cancer, and Peter Smith is at Brentford to see Leicester claim a point and finally end their losing run.And that's your Premier League Weekend Wrap!
19/03/2023 • 14 minutes 4 seconds
Antonio Conte rant special: Hear the Spurs boss' incredible outburst in full, plus Jamie Redknapp on why his position at Spurs is untenable
"Tottenham's story is this. In 20 years there is this owner, and they never won anything - but why?"Hear every moment of an extraordinary post-match eruption from Antonio Conte after Spurs threw away a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 at Southampton in a special edition of Essential Football.Are the Tottenham boss' incendiary remarks enough to see him ousted from his position? Former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp tells Sky Sports why he thinks they could be.
18/03/2023 • 10 minutes 7 seconds
SNF | Super sub Simms silences Stamford Bridge | Conte 'talks himself out of a job' after Spurs draw | Pundit relegation predictions
Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney join David Jones to analyse Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, both managers give their reaction to Sky Sports following the draw and an emotional Antonio Conte slams the performance of his players in their 3-3 draw at Southampton, Redknapp and Carney discuss what's next for the Spurs boss.
18/03/2023 • 41 minutes 2 seconds
FNF | Isak's double gives Magpies big win over Tricky Trees | Race for the top four heats up!
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they analyse Newcastle's late victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Alexander Isak's brace cancelled out Emmanuel Dennis' opener as the Magpies continue their hunt for a UEFA Champions League place.
17/03/2023 • 37 minutes 49 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Trossard delivers for Arsenal | Casemiro sees red again | Chelsea's resurgence continues
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.It's as you were in the Premier League title race as Arsenal and Man City secure wins at Fulham and Crystal Palace respectively. Leandro Trossard starred for Arsenal with three first-half assists, while Erling Haaland's 28th Premier League goal helped Man City keep the pressure on Mikel Arteta's side at the top. We have analsysis from both games from Nick Wright and Sam Blitz.Peter Smith looks back on a thrilling 0-0 draw between Man Utd and Southampton as Casemiro saw red again, while Declan Olley gives his verdict on a much-needed win for Spurs.We hear from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who saw his side stunned by Bournemouth, Newcastle's Eddie Howe after the Magpies got back to winning ways again
12/03/2023 • 18 minutes 12 seconds
Super Sunday | Almiron winner boosts Newcastle’s top-four hopes | Hasselbaink: ‘Pope was extremely lucky to avoid red card’
Dave Jones presents Super Sunday alongside Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who watched Newcastle beat Wolves 2-1 at St. James’ Park to boost their hopes of a top-four finish after substitute Miguel Almiron scored the winner late on. There was a controversial moment early in the first half when Newcastle’s Nick Pope avoided giving away a penalty which would have also seen him receive a red card. Hasselbaink said the goalkeeper was ‘extremely lucky’ to get away with the decision and did not understand why VAR did not intervene.There is also reaction from Newcastle captain Kieran Trippier and man of the match Alexander Isak. Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui also gives his post-match thoughts as well as Eddie Howe who hopes the win re-ignites their push for a European place at the end of the season.The trio also review the rest of the weekend’s results including Bournemouth’s surprise win against Liverpool, Manchester City’s narrow victory away to Crystal Pala
12/03/2023 • 44 minutes 24 seconds
SNF | Late Haaland penalty moves Man City closer to Arsenal | Richards: It’s going to be a psychological battle between City and Arsenal
Kelly Cates presents Saturday Night Football and is joined by Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge and they analyse Manchester City’s narrow 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal to just two points. Micah Richards feels that there is a psychological battle emerging between Arsenal and City and whoever handles that the best will end up being crowned Premier League champions. Micah and Daniel also analyse Erling Haaland in detail to see what makes him so effective after the forward registered his 28th Premier League goal. There is also post-match reaction from the matchwinner Haaland and both Pep Guardiola and Patrick Vieira.
11/03/2023 • 46 minutes 2 seconds
MNF | Toney helps Brentford boost European dreams with derby win over Fulham | Carra analyses Liverpools 7-0 win over Man Utd
Dave Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher and Karen Carney on Monday Night Football as Fulham travelled to the Gtech Community Stadium to face rivals Brentford. As well as reviewing the game, Jamie Carragher analyses Liverpool’s massive 7-0 win over Manchester United and Karen Carney looks into the impressive form of Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton.
06/03/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 34 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Liverpool humble Man Utd, Arsenal back from the brink, Chelsea unconvincing in victory
On a dramatic weekend in the Premier League, we start off at Anfield where Roy Keane dissects Man Utd's battering at the hands of Liverpool, before Mo Salah explains how long he has waited to become the Reds' all-time top goalscorer.It's then down to London for a fairytale Arsenal comeback to earn a 97th-minute win over Bournemouth, as witnessed by Sam Blitz at the Emirates.Back up in the North West, Pete Smith was our man at the Etihad to wax lyrical over Phil Foden and express his concerns over goal-shy Newcastle after the hosts' 2-0 win to keep up their title hopes.Dave Richardson explains why Chelsea's 1-0 win over Leeds won't bring too much comfort to under-fire Graham Potter, while Declan Rice lays bare the hurt of West Ham's 4-0 defeat at Brighton in conversation with Sky Sports.Adam Bate tries to pick the bones out of an archetypal game of two halves as Wolves shock Tottenham 1-0 at Molineux, and Dan Sansom sets out exactly the si
05/03/2023 • 17 minutes 14 seconds
Super Sunday | Liverpool put seven past Man United in epic win | Keane: The 'circus' is back in town | Nev: It's a disgrace
Kelly Cates was joined by Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Graeme Souness as they analyse Liverpool's epic 7-0 win against rivals Manchester United. Keane says the United 'circus' is back in town. While Neville slams the result as a 'disgrace' and questions Liverpool's performance despite scoring seven goals at Anfield!
05/03/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 24 seconds
SNF | Saints move off the bottom | Selles: It's a turning point | Redknapp: Leicester are in relegation battle
Jamie Redknapp and Emile Heskey discuss Southampton's win against Leicester that moved them off the bottom of the Premier League. Southampton manager Ruben Selles and James Ward-Prowse say the three points in a turning point in their season. While Redknapp and Heskey agree that Leicester have been dragged into the relegation battle after three consecutive defeats.
04/03/2023 • 21 minutes 54 seconds
Managers special with Neil Lennon and Matt Taylor on Cyprus, Celtic, 40-yarders & lessons from Big Sam & Dyche
Simeon Gholam is joined by Sky Sports presenter David Prutton and special guests Neil Lennon and Matt Taylor for a frank look at management, being out of work and their careers as players.The trio take a look back at their various meetings throughout their careers as players, before Lennon discusses his recent experiences managing Omonia in Cyprus - including a very memorable cup final win and a run-in with a referee! - while Taylor looks back on his stint at Walsall in League Two, and what he has done since he has been out of management.Lennon also discusses playing under Martin O'Neill, some of his experiences at Celtic, the highlights of career and what he hopes his next steps are.Taylor speaks about what he has learned in the past 12 months, while also discussing the most inspirational managerial figures in his career, with stories about Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche in particular during his time as a player for
28/02/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
Man Utd win the Carabao Cup: Is this the start of something special for Erik ten Hag's side? How will Newcastle respond to defeat?
Sky Sports digital football journalists Simeon Gholam and Zinny Boswell give their full-time reaction as Manchester United beat Newcastle United to win the Carabao Cup at Wembley.It's Man Utd's first trophy since 2017 and the first of the Erik ten Hag era, while Newcastle's long wait for silverware continues.Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Keith Downie join Simeon to discuss what victory means for Man Utd and how Newcastle will respond to their Wembley disappointment.
26/02/2023 • 17 minutes 46 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: More problems for Potter at Spurs | West Ham relieve pressure on Moyes | Do Arsenal have mark of champions?
On the latest Premier League Weekend Wrap, we start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where Declan Olley and Joe Shread have been watching Spurs' first league win over Chelsea in nine attempts - raising the temperature yet further on Graham Potter.Lewis Jones was at the London Stadium to watch David Moyes show why he is the best man to get West Ham out of trouble, while Ben Grounds watched Man City's return to form with a thumping win at Bournemouth.Ron Walker explains why Everton's defeat to Aston Villa should worry fans and manager alike, and Joe Shread analyses why Arsenal might just have the mark of Premier League champions.David Richardson was at Selhurst Park to watch Liverpool battle to a goalless draw with Crystal Palace, Ruben Selles was left to explain why his Southampton side were so poor in a 1-0 defeat at Leeds, and Ben Grounds was at Fulham on Friday night as they earned a point against Wolves despite being far from their best.<br
26/02/2023 • 19 minutes 26 seconds
Super Sunday | Tottenham beat Chelsea 2-0 | Pressure grows on Potter
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Michael Dawson join Kelly Cates to review Tottenham's 2-0 win against Chelsea with the pressure continuing to grow on Graham Potter.
26/02/2023 • 23 minutes 46 seconds
SNF | Liverpool held by stubborn Palace | Redknapp: 'Sums up the whole season for Klopp'
Jamie Redknapp and Glenn Murray discuss the 0-0 draw between Crystal Palace and Liverpool in the Premier League. Redknapp claims that Liverpool's lack of ruthlessness in front of goal 'sums up their season' and Murray assesses the Eagles' recent form. Plus, hear from Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and Palace manager Patrick Vieira.
25/02/2023 • 34 minutes 52 seconds
FNF | Super sub Solomon scores stunner to save Fulham
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Gary Neville as they analyse Fulham's 1-1 draw with Wolves on Friday Night Football.
24/02/2023 • 21 minutes 16 seconds
Carabao Cup final: Rashford’s Wembley redemption? | Will Karius shock his critics? | The Brazil battle in midfield
Ahead of the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, we take an in-depth look at the Wembley showdown between Man Utd and Newcastle.Will Marcus Rashford continue his Man Utd goal-scoring form on his first return to the national stadium since the Euro 2020 final? How will goalkeeper Loris Karius cope with the pressure of the big game after his Champions League nightmare with Liverpool? And who will win the battle of Brazil in midfield, when Bruno Guimaraes goes up against international team-mates Casemiro and Fred? We also hear from Sky Sports pundit Michael Dawson on just what it takes to win a Wembley final and what the players will be going through before and during the big day.
24/02/2023 • 36 minutes 5 seconds
A deep dive into Liverpool's deep dive: Recruitment mistakes, brain drain and burnout at Anfield
On an Essential Football podcast assessing where Liverpool's season has hit the rocks - again - after a 5-2 thrashing by Real Madrid on Tuesday night, Sky Sports News reporter Melissa Reddy joins Ron Walker to discuss the size of the problems at Anfield.Melissa gives her analysis into the scale of Liverpool's ongoing issues, why their resurgence before this week was another false dawn, and explains what behind-the-scenes issues are affecting matters on the pitch.With sporting director Michael Edwards and FSG president Michael Gordon either gone or moved away from the Liverpool frontline, how much trouble are Liverpool in - and how do they go about fixing it?
23/02/2023 • 35 minutes 26 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Advantage Arsenal again | Spurs into fourth | Pressure piling up on Potter
It’s been another Premier League round packed with drama and it finished with a change at the top, a new arrival in the top four and some serious shifts in and around the relegation zone.Struggling to keep up with it all? Don’t fear! Your Premier League Weekend Wrap is here!Listen in for the lowdown on Newcastle’s ‘keeper crisis, another big Goodison Park win for Sean Dyche, a potentially decisive day for Arsenal and much, much more as Peter Smith and Sky Sports journalists and pundits round up the action...
20/02/2023 • 22 minutes 46 seconds
Super Sunday | Spurs go fourth with win | Souness: West Ham never took the game to Tottenham | Hasselbaink: Richarlison needs time
Dave Jones presents Super Sunday and is joined by Graeme Souness, Robbie Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as they witnessed Tottenham climb into the top four with their 2-0 win against West Ham which meant the Hammers remain in the bottom three. Souness felt West Ham never took the game to Spurs and that was highlighted by only having a single shot on target. Son Heung-min ended his goal drought when he netted the hosts’ second goal after coming off the bench to replace Richarlison who’s struggles continued, but Hasselbaink feels the Brazilian will come good but needs time to settle and progress at the club.The trio also debate if West Ham have enough to stay up this season, whether Tottenham can maintain their push for a top four finish despite an inconsistent campaign so far and also reflect on Manchester United’s 3-0 win against Leicester City earlier in the day. There is reaction from both dressing rooms with Ben Davies, Son Heung-min and Declan Rice speaking to Patric
19/02/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Benitez praises Reds' return to form beating 10-man Newcastle | Redknapp sympathises with Pope's bizarre red card
Rafael Benítez and Jamie Redknapp are at St James' Park to dissect Liverpool's eventful 2-0 win over Newcastle. Whilst it seems Liverpool are returning to a good run of, it's bad news for Newcastle as they lose Nick Pope for their Carabao Cup final, following a bizarre handball when he chased down the ball outside of the penalty area.
18/02/2023 • 45 minutes 24 seconds
Alan Smith exclusive: Can Arsenal bounce back? Will Liverpool finish in the top four? Can Spurs shake off their inconsistency?
On the latest Essential Football, Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith joins Ron Walker to look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action.With Arsenal knocked off the top of the table, how will Mikel Arteta’s side react with a Saturday lunchtime kick-off at Aston Villa? Will the game have an extra spark for Villa boss Unai Emery after his bruising spell at the Emirates Stadium?In the Saturday Night Football match at St James’ Park, will Liverpool return to Sky Sports with another victory after the Merseyside Derby win? Can they realistically still make the top four?Newcastle have drawn four out of their last five – how much of a concern is that, and what impact does the Carabao Cup final next weekend have on Eddie Howe’s players?Tottenham are live on Super Sunday against West Ham. Can they shake off their inconsistency against their London rivals? And how green are the shoots of recovery David Moyes has overseen at
16/02/2023 • 22 minutes 50 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: VAR's error-filled weekend | Is this a three-way title race?
Essential Football is back with a Weekend Wrap of the Premier League's fixtures this weekend.It was a difficult few days for VAR, as the PGMOL admitted two mistakes in Arsenal's draw against Brentford and Brighton's stalemate at Crystal Palace. David Richardson looks at the Gunners' 1-1 draw against the Bees, which has opened up the title race following Manchester City's Super Sunday victory over Aston Villa. Meanwhile, Manchester United may be in the title fold following their win at Leeds.Elsewhere, Joe Shread analyses Brighton's 1-1 draw at Palace, while Lewis Jones and Nick Wright run the line through another stalemate of the same scoreline between West Ham and Chelsea.Paul Gilmour watched Nathan Jones' last game as Southampton manager - a 2-1 home loss to Wolves, while Sam Blitz goes through Fulham's win over Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage.We also have analysis from Leicester's 4-1 victory over a sorry Tottenham side, with Newca
12/02/2023 • 21 minutes 30 seconds
Super Sunday | Keane: Adversity has brought Manchester City together | Are Manchester Utd in the title race?
Roy Keane, Micah Richards and Gary Neville discuss Manchester City's 3-1 win over Aston Villa which moved them within three points of Arsenal at the top of the table whilst they also reflected on Manchester Utd's 2-0 win over Leeds and whether they can be considered title challengers.
12/02/2023 • 45 minutes 45 seconds
SNF | Newcastle held by Bournemouth | Howe 'massively concerned' by injuries
Kieron Dyer and Graeme Souness discuss Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle in the Premier League, as the Cherries boosted their survival hopes and Newcastle kept their long unbeaten run going. Hear from man-of-the-match Philip Billing, Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier, Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil and Toon manager Eddie Howe.
11/02/2023 • 37 minutes 11 seconds
The European Super League - back with a vengeance? All the big questions answered
On another special edition of Essential Football, we get to the bottom of the return of the European Super League after their backers released a 10-point plan for the future of the continental game on Thursday.Ron Walker is joined by Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol and Rob Dorsett to explain what's different this time, who exactly are the 'A22' group behind the plans and how realistic they are - as well as whether any English clubs could be tempted to get involved again.Jamie Carragher also gives us his views on why the idea won't get off the ground, and A22 CEO Bernd Reichart tells Sky Sports why he believes the league wouldn't need involvement from all of Europe's biggest clubs to get off the ground.
10/02/2023 • 21 minutes 36 seconds
Essential Football Merseyside Derby preview: Jamie Carragher on Liverpool's worst spell under Klopp and Everton's Dyche resurgence
On the latest edition of Essential Football, Jamie Carragher joins Ron Walker to preview this weekend's Merseyside Derby between out-of-form Liverpool and Sean Dyche's Everton.Carragher assesses why Liverpool have hit what he calls their worst spell under Jurgen Klopp, how he's trying to fix it and whether he might repeat his Dortmund exit and call it quits at the end of the season.He also looks at what Sean Dyche has already changed at Goodison Park, whether this is the ideal time for him to take his Toffee side to Anfield and how quickly he can turn things around at the club.
09/02/2023 • 17 minutes 2 seconds
Essential Football special - The Premier League's Man City investigation: Explained from all angles
On Monday morning, the Premier League announced a shock raft of charges into six-time champions Manchester City, concerning more than 100 breaches of its regulations spanning almost a decade.An investigation of this size is unprecedented in the league's 30-year history - and could have serious ramifications for the club if the charges are all proven.But what are City charged with, and why? It's taken more than three years to get to this point - so how long will the investigation last? And what do City, and their Premier League rivals, make of it all?Ron Walker introduces Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol, reporter Mark McAdam and football finance expert Kieran Maguire explain the details of one of the biggest bombshell revelations in Premier League history.
07/02/2023 • 16 minutes 49 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Record-breaking Kane downs Man City | Arsenal slip up at Everton | Wolves thump Liverpool
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.Ron Walker and Zinny Boswell reflect on Harry Kane breaking Tottenham’s all-time scoring record as Spurs beat Manchester City, who missed the chance to close the gap on Arsenal, with Oliver Yew looking at their surprise defeat at Everton in Sean Dyche’s first game as Toffees manager.Ron Walker was also at Old Trafford as 10-man Manchester United saw off Crystal Palace, while Adam Bate witnessed Wolves thump a sorry Liverpool at Molineux.Peter Smith and Nick Wright watched Enzo Fernandez – the Premier League’s most expensive ever signing – make his debut as Chelsea were held by neighbours Fulham, while Sam Blitz saw Southampton slump at Brentford and Lewis Jones followed Brighton’s late win over Bournemouth.We also have analysis and reaction as West Ham claimed a draw at Newcastle, Nottingham Forest handed Leeds anoth
05/02/2023 • 23 minutes 58 seconds
Super Sunday | Spurs beat City as Kane breaks Greaves' record and scores 200th PL goal
David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher to discuss Tottenham's 1-0 win over Manchester City and Harry Kane's record-breaking strike. Kane overtook Jimmy Greaves to become Spurs' all-time top goalscorer and also notched his 200th Premier League goals.
05/02/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 24 seconds
SNF | West Ham hold out for point at Newcastle | The Toon strike early but fail to make chances pay
Jamie Redknapp and Shay Given join Kelly Cates to discuss the 1-1 draw between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James' Park. Plus, hear from Eddie Howe, David Moyes, Declan Rice, man-of-the-match Nayef Aguerd and Callum Wilson.
04/02/2023 • 42 minutes 32 seconds
FNF | Chelsea can't capitalise with hugely bolstered squad | Fulham hold them to a 0-0 draw at The Bridge
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville, Karen Carney and Jamie Carragher to discuss the London derby between Chelsea and Fulham ending in a 0-0 draw. They discuss the pressure that Chelsea are under following their influx of new signings from the January transfer window, and look at Fulham's regimented defence, that left Chelsea unable to break the deadlock.
03/02/2023 • 35 minutes 12 seconds
The making of Eddie Howe: From the bottom of League Two to the Carabao Cup final
On the latest Essential Football episode we take a closer look at the rise of Eddie Howe. The Newcastle boss will celebrate 600 games as a manager when he takes charge of the Magpies at home to West Ham on Saturday – live on Sky Sports – as they continue their pursuit of Champions League football. Howe has also led Newcastle to their first cup final for 24 years – some rise for a manager that began his career in charge of a Bournemouth side that were bottom of the Football League and in danger of going out of business 15 years ago. Sky Sports reporters Mark McAdam – who worked with Howe at Bournemouth - and Keith Downie join Peter Smith to discuss the standout moments in the manager’s career, what he’s like away from the dugout, and what the future holds.
01/02/2023 • 38 minutes 38 seconds
MNF | Kane equals Greaves’ record as Spurs beat Fulham | Nev & Carra give their PL predictions and discuss Lampard's sacking at Everton
Dave Jones is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football as Tottenham travelled to Craven Cottage to face an inform Fulham side.As well as reviewing the game, the trio take an in-depth look into the situation at Everton, who have recently parted ways with manager Frank Lampard. Super Sunday's thriller between Arsenal and Manchester United is also discussed, and finally, Premier League predictions are given as we approach the second half of the season.
23/01/2023 • 1 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Arsenal edge United in thriller | Haaland on course for 50 goals | Pressure builds on Lampard at Everton
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.Richard Morgan looks back at a thrilling contest between Arsenal and Manchester United, which saw the Gunners maintain their five-point lead to Man City at the top of the Premier League with a 3-2 victory. Can Arsenal be stopped in their quest to bring the title back to north London?Erling Haaland and Man City will be doing their utmost to stop Mikel Arteta’s side. They beat Wolves 3-0 as Haaland scored yet another hat-trick and Adam Bate gives his reaction to the Norwegian’s scoring exploits.There’s analysis from the 0-0 draws between Liverpool and Chelsea and Crystal Palace, while Lewis Jones reacts to what could prove to be a crucial win for West Ham and David Moyes against Everton. Defeat leaves the Toffees deep in the relegation mire and Frank Lampard under huge pre
22/01/2023 • 15 minutes 4 seconds
Super Sunday | Fabregas, Keane and Redknapp discuss Arsenal's tital ambitions after five-goal thriller against United
David Jones is joined by Cesc Fàbregas, Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp discuss Arsenal's title chances after the Premier League leaders beat Man Utd 3-2 in a thriller at the Emirates to restore their five-point advantage over Man City.
22/01/2023 • 55 minutes 30 seconds
SNF | Nick Pope produces one of the saves of the season as Newcastle are frustrated in goalless draw against Crystal Palace
David Jones is joined by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Kieron Dyer as they analyse the missed chances by Newcastle as they let slip an early opportunity to solidify a top-four spot.
21/01/2023 • 39 minutes 50 seconds
PL Live | City's stunning comeback doesn't impress Pep after fiery interview
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Izzy Christiansen as they discuss Man City's incredible 4-2 comeback win over Tottenham, whilst Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte both delivered post-match interviews that raised a few eyebrows.
19/01/2023 • 53 minutes 19 seconds
PL Live | Michael Olise's stunning free-kick denies Man Utd
Reaction and analysis from Selhurst Park as Michael Olise rescued a 1-1 draw for Crystal Palace as Manchester United missed the chance to go second in the Premier League.
18/01/2023 • 23 minutes 50 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Derby bragging rights for Man Utd and Arsenal | Problems continue for Everton and Liverpool
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reporter analysis and manager reaction from up and down the top-flightPeter Smith looks back at Manchester United’s derby win over Man City. Are United now in the title race? Arsenal extended their lead at the top of a table with a derby win of their own. Mikel Arteta’s side beat Tottenham 2-0 to open up an eight-point gap. Nick Wright gives his verdict on a pulsating North London derby at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium.There’s reaction from Newcastle’s late win against Fulham and Chelsea’s much-needed victory against Crystal Palace, while there is analysis of the continued problems on Merseyside as Liverpool lost to Brighton and Everton were defeated by Southampton.We also hear about wins for Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Brentford.And that's your Premier League Weekend Wrap!
15/01/2023 • 18 minutes 34 seconds
Super Sunday | Gunners win NLD after Ramsdale kicked by fan
David Jones is joined by Louis Saha, Paul Merson and Jamie Redknapp to discuss Arsenal's North London derby win over Tottenham thanks to an own goal from Hugo Lloris and a strike from Martin Odegaard. The victory sent them eight points clear at the top of the Premier League but was marred by a Tottenham fan kicking Aaron Ramsdale after full-time.
15/01/2023 • 48 minutes 43 seconds
SNF | Toney reveals penalty secrets | O'Neill slams scandalous refereeing | Frank on 'beastly' training sessions
Marcus Gayle and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink join Kelly Cates to discuss Brentford's 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League. Plus, hear from Bees striker Ivan Toney on how he approaches taking penalties, Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil discuss refereeing decisions and Thomas Frank addresses his side's incredible form.
14/01/2023 • 19 minutes 10 seconds
PL Live | Carra slams Chelsea defender after City close the gap on Arsenal
David Jones is joined by Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to discuss and analyse Manchester City's narrow 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge over Chelsea.
05/01/2023 • 47 minutes 39 seconds
PL Live | Kane closes in on records as Spurs thrash Palace | Souness: Kane is England's only world class player
Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness discuss Tottenham's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in as Harry Kane scored twice to close in on 200 Premier League goals and edge closer to become Spurs' leading all-time record scorer. Plus, hear reaction to the result from managers Antonio Conte and Patrick Vieira.
04/01/2023 • 24 minutes 11 seconds
PL Live | Brentford seal historic win against Liverpool | Neville: ‘Brentford beat up Liverpool’ | Carra: ‘Liverpool got what they deserved’
David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville to discuss the talking points and analyse Brentford’s 2-1 win against Liverpool.Neville said Brentford remind him of a modern day Wimbledon with their work rate and desire and they beat up Liverpool in their 3-1 win. Jamie Carragher also felt this result was coming for Liverpool due to mediocre recent performances and said they got what they deserved.There is also reaction from goalscorer Yoane Wissa, Jurgen Klopp whilst Thomas Frank speaks pitch-side with Dave Jones, Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville.
02/01/2023 • 39 minutes 21 seconds
Super Sunday | Redknapp, Hasselbaink and Souness discuss if Chelsea better without Lukaku and Conte's big money expectations
Jamie Redknapp, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Graeme Souness discuss Chelsea's goalscoring problems and debate whether they need to sign a striker in the January transfer window. The Super Sunday team also talk about Antonio Conte saying Spurs need to be signing two players worth £50-70m every season if they are to become serious title contenders.
01/01/2023 • 54 minutes 28 seconds
SNF | Merson & Murray discuss Arsenal hitting Brighton for four and going 7pts clear!
Kelly Cates is joined by Paul Merson and Glenn Murray as they analyse Arsenal's 4-2 win over Brighton at the Amex. The Gunners moved 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Saka, Odegaard, Nketiah and Martinelli fire them to victory.
31/12/2022 • 39 minutes 35 seconds
FNF | Carra and Nev analyse Liverpool's 2-1 win over Leicester after Faes' farcical own goals
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss Liverpool's 2-1 win over Leicester, thanks to Belgian defender Wout Faes' two own goals that handed the Foxes a defeat at Anfield.
30/12/2022 • 50 minutes 3 seconds
Premier League return: Why it won't just be a 'World Cup hangover' affecting Qatar returnees
Essential Football is back - and so is the Premier League after the World Cup break.Looking ahead to the resumption of the top flight, Ron Walker is joined by mental performance consultant Mark Bowden to analyse why such a short turnaround may affect players over the next few games - without them even realising it.
23/12/2022 • 18 minutes 28 seconds
Neville's verdict on Ronaldo saga: No way back for him at Man Utd
Gary Neville has his say on the situation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo, following the Manchester United forward's recent comments about the club.
17/11/2022 • 18 minutes 30 seconds
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘betrayal’ special: Why did he go public, what will happen next and has an unhappy exit always been on the cards
Cristiano Ronaldo has gone public about his unhappiness at Manchester United – saying he feels ‘betrayed’ by the club and that Erik Ten Hag and other members of staff are trying to force him out.On a special edition of Essential Football, Ron Walker speaks to Sky Sports News reporters Kaveh Solhekol and Melissa Reddy to get the inside line on what’s going on in the minds of both the club and the player – and how they would deal with his departure.Why did he do the interview? Will he ever play for United again? How did they find out, and how will they react? Found out the answer to those questions and more.
14/11/2022 • 33 minutes 23 seconds
Weekend Wrap: Brentford cause a shock at Man City | Chaotic Spurs earn another dramatic win | Newcastle dent Chelsea’s top-four hopes
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's final Premier League matches before the World Cup, featuring reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.PART ONE | There’s reaction from both camps as Ivan Toney hits back at his England snub with a double to earn Brentford a shock win at Man City, Lewis Jones gives his assessment as Spurs keep up their penchant for drama with a late win over Leeds and Graham Potter explains where it’s all gone wrong as Chelsea are beaten again at Newcastle.PART TWO | Ben Grounds pores over Everton’s latest setback and their fans’ anger after a 3-0 reverse at Bournemouth, Nick Wright is in west London as Alejandro Garnacho announces himself with a last-minute winner to beat Fulham, and Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale explain the tactical tweaks which earned Arsenal a 2-0 victory at Wolves.PART THREE | Charlotte Marsh assesses Leicester’s resurgence with another win at b
13/11/2022 • 20 minutes 1 second
World Cup Preview with Neville, Carragher, Carney and Redknapp
David Jones hosts a preview show for the 2022 World Cup and is joined by Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Jamie Redknapp to discuss England's chances, who starts in the Three Lions' first match and their overall World Cup predictions.
13/11/2022 • 49 minutes 29 seconds
Super Sunday | Garnacho wins it in stoppage-time for Man Utd as PL stops for World Cup break
David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Louis Saha as they reflect on Manchester United's dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Alejandro Garnacho scored the 93rd minute winner for the Red Devils as the Premier League now finishes for the 2022 World Cup break.
13/11/2022 • 21 minutes 32 seconds
SNF | Redknapp, Hasselbaink & Carney discuss Arsenal's title chances after Gunners go five points clear
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Karen Carney as they discuss Arsenal's 2-0 win over Wolves at Molineux. The victory sees the Gunners move 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League as the World Cup break begins.
12/11/2022 • 32 minutes 29 seconds
Where Arsenal must strengthen in January | Newcastle to finish above Chelsea? | Dilemmas for Ten Hag at Man Utd
Essential Football is back ahead of the final weekend of Premier League football before the World Cup break! We hear from Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Wolves – can the Gunners grab the Christmas No1 spot? And what do they need to do on the pitch and in the transfer window to maintain their title challenge in the New Year?Peter Smith is then joined by Sky Sports journalists Nick Wright and Joe Shread to discuss what’s going right for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle – and what’s going wrong for Graham Potter’s Chelsea, ahead of their clash at St James’ Park. The panel also reflect on Man Utd’s chaotic Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa, the problems Erik ten Hag has at both ends of the pitch and in midfield at United and the impact Unai Emery is having at Villa.
11/11/2022 • 37 minutes 58 seconds
England squad reaction: Alan Smith's thoughts on Southgate's squad, Maddison, Kane's 'fatigue' and England's hopes in Qatar
On a special snap Essential Football podcast in the wake of Gareth Southgate's England squad announcement, Ron Walker speaks to Alan Smith about the 26 men heading for Qatar - and a few of those who aren't.After James Maddison's surprise inclusion, the former Leicester striker assesses Gareth Southgate's decision to take him to the World Cup, discusses the blend of players in Qatar and Callum Wilson's inclusion - especially after Antonio Conte said England captain Harry Kane was suffering with 'fatigue' in midweek.He also rates England's chances of success in Qatar and gives us his first XI for the finals...
10/11/2022 • 12 minutes 43 seconds
Weekend Wrap: Arsenal beat Chelsea to stay top | Ten Hag unimpressed as Villa beat Man Utd | Haaland returns to save City late on
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring reaction, interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.PART ONE | Sam Blitz and Joe Shread look back on Arsenal's derby win over Chelsea to take them top of the table, before Erik Ten Hag fumes at Man Utd's performance in their loss to Aston Villa and Harry Kane explains why Spurs' defeat by Liverpool sums up their season. PART TWO | Ralph Hasenhuttl goes on the defensive as his Southampton side slip into the bottom three after a 4-1 hammering by Newcastle, while Marco Silva is left disappointed - but not disheartened - by Fulham's last-minute defeat at Man City. David Moyes is less impressed, though, by his West Ham side as they are deservedly beaten late on by Crystal Palace.PART THREE | Dan Sansom attempts to sum up a seven-goal thriller which Leeds emerged victorious from against Bournemouth on Saturday, while Adam Bate does likew
06/11/2022 • 16 minutes 53 seconds
Super Sunday | Neville, Souness and Redknapp debate Conte's trophy chances with Spurs and who will make England's World Cup squad
Graeme Souness, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville un-pick Liverpool's 2-1 win over Tottenham and discuss Conte's chances of winning the North London club a trophy. They also discuss Trent Alexander-Arnold's chances of earning a World Cup spot, and who could potentially replace him.
06/11/2022 • 53 minutes 25 seconds
SNF | Man of the match Maddison inspires Leicester win against Everton | Hasselbaink doubts he will make WC squad due to competition
Kelly Cates is joined by Kevin Campbell and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to look back at Leicester City’s 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park. They also debate whether James Maddison should be included in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad following his man of the match performance. We hear from Maddison himself on his World Cup hopes, and goalscorer Youri Tielemans after his stunning volley. Plus Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers have their say on all the key talking points from the match.
05/11/2022 • 23 minutes 6 seconds
Substance over style for Spurs but time for changes at Liverpool? Jamie Redknapp’s Super Sunday preview
Essential Football is back with a dive into Super Sunday’s big showdown in north London between Tottenham and Liverpool. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp to analyse the clash and discuss how the sides will match up and assess their respective campaigns so far. For Tottenham, third in the Premier League and winners of their Champions League group certainly looks good on paper – but are questions about their style of play becoming a problem? And what’s going wrong at Liverpool? It’s the million dollar question as Jurgen Klopp seeks solutions to his side’s inconsistent form. Listen in for Redknapp’s verdict on the two sides and his big match prediction.
04/11/2022 • 18 minutes 52 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Liverpool’s struggles continue | Brighton stun Potter’s Chelsea | Rashford’s 100th goal inspires Man Utd
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction and reporter analysis from up and down the top-flight.Nick Wright looks back at another defeat for Liverpool as Leeds ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side’s poor start to the season continued, while there is analysis of Graham Potter’s difficult afternoon back at Brighton and Tottenham’s dramatic comeback at Bournemouth.Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning free kick sent Man City to the top of the Premier League after a 1-0 win at Leicester, but Arsenal made sure there stay at the top was only temporary as they thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-0 on Sunday.We also hear about win for Newcastle and Crystal Palace, while Sam Blitz and Ben Grounds deliver their verdicts on draws between Brentford and Wolves, and Fulham and Everton.Finally, Gary Neville delivers his verdict on Marcus Rashford's performance and happiness after the forward was the matchwinn
30/10/2022 • 23 minutes 8 seconds
Super Sunday | Rashford's 100th goal seals nervy Utd win over West Ham
David Jones is joined by Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Louis Saha as they reflect on Manchester United's 1-0 win over West Ham thanks to Marcus Rashford's 100th goal for the Red Devils.
30/10/2022 • 38 minutes 15 seconds
SNF: Souness: Liverpool are a country mile from where they have been | Summerville's strikes late as Leeds stun lacklustre Liverpool
Kelly Cates presents 'Saturday Night Football' alongside Graeme Souness and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as they reflect on another Liverpool defeat as Crysencio Summerville's 89th-minute strike clinched a 2-1 win for Leeds at Anfield, causing Jurgen Klopp's beleaguered side to lose more ground on the top four.
29/10/2022 • 32 minutes 54 seconds
MNF: West Ham up to tenth after controversial Bournemouth win | O'Neil fumes over VAR decisions | Who will slip into a relegation fight?
Jamie Carragher and Sean Dyche dissect West Ham's controversial win over Bournemouth which sees them move up to tenth in the Premier League. We also hear from Bournemouth's Gary O'Neil who was less than happy with the VAR decisions that went against his team. Jamie and Sean also look at the sides involved in the relegation scrap.
24/10/2022 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Weekend Wrap: Chelsea, United share spoils | Forest dent faltering Liverpool's recovery | Newcastle end Spurs' home run
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 | Gary Neville and Roy Keane tussle over Cristiano Ronaldo while Ron Walker and Jack Wilkinson look back on a chess-like encounter between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere, Adam Bate reflects on a superb Nottm Forest win over Liverpool, while Ben Grounds is impressed by the team Eddie Howe is building as Newcastle win at Tottenham.PART TWO | After Steven Gerrard was sacked on Thursday, the real Aston Villa return with a bang to thrash Brentford 4-0 at Villa Park - leaving caretaker manager Aaron Danks understandably delighted. A similarly big weekend for Everton, with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park, is another observed by jet-setter Ben Grounds, while Leeds' latest defeat leaves Jesse Marsch defiant about his future.PA
23/10/2022 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
Super Sunday | Controversial Callum Wilson goal helps defeat Spurs
David Jones is joined by Les Ferdinand and Jamie Redknapp as they analyse Tottenham's 2-1 home loss to Newcastle, including a controversial opener from Callum Wilson.
23/10/2022 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
SNF | Casemiro snatches last-gasp point at Chelsea | Keane: United lack a goal threat | Neville and Keane clash over Ronaldo’s future at Utd
Kelly Cates presents 'Saturday Night Football' from Stamford Bridge alongside Roy Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and they witnessed Manchester United’s Casemiro score a header in injury time to snatch a draw against Chelsea. Keane feels United should be scoring more goals after they squandered several chances against the Blues but are struggling to do so as they lack a goal threat in attack.In the final part, Gary Neville joins the trio in the studio from the gantry with the focus on the ongoing ‘Cristiano Ronaldo saga’. Keane and Neville have an extended heated debate over the Portuguese’s future at the club. Neville feels it would benefit everyone involved for the forward to leave United as soon as possible with Keane disagreeing, saying the legend still has a role to play for the team this season.There is also post-match reaction from Bruno Fernandes as well as both managers, Graham Potter and Erik ten Hag, who admitted the Red Devils missed having the opt
22/10/2022 • 44 minutes 12 seconds
Is Ronaldo's time up at Old Trafford? Are Arsenal genuine title contenders? Do Spurs performances need to improve?
Essential Football is back fresh on the heels of the news Steven Gerrard has been sacked as Aston Villa boss and with three big games for Ron Walker, Pete Smith, Declan Olley and Jack Wilkinson to preview in the shape of Chelsea vs Man Utd, Southampton vs Arsenal and Tottenham vs Newcastle.PART ONE | After looking back on Gerrard's dismissal, is it the end of the road for Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford with the announcement he won't feature at Stamford Bridge? What's Erik Ten Hag been doing so right in his opening 10 games and what's clicked for his opposite number, Graham Potter? Whose style will rule victorious on Saturday night, and who will be the game changers?PART TWO | Should Arsenal now be talked about as genuine title contenders? What's stopping them challenging Man City for the league? Is Ralph Hasenhuttl lucky still to be in charge at Southampton, or does he deserve time to turn things around? Plus why Spurs' performances and results just haven't m
21/10/2022 • 45 minutes 12 seconds
What's going wrong at Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa? | Can Brendan Rodgers turn things around at Leicester?
On the latest episode of Essential Football, we take a closer look at the Midlands teams in the Premier League.Sky Sports News senior reporter Rob Dorsett and Sky Sports football features writer Adam Bate join Danyal Khan to take a more in-depth look at Aston Villa, Leicester, Wolves and Nottingham Forest and their struggles so far this season.With all four currently in the bottom five of the Premier League, we ask what is going wrong at the Midlands clubs in the top-flight?
19/10/2022 • 33 minutes 57 seconds
Weekend Wrap: Liverpool reignite season with Man City win | Ten Hag sees positives in Newcastle draw | Arsenal labour to win at Leeds
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 | Pep Guardiola is left less than impressed by Anthony Taylor as Liverpool beat Man City 1-0 at Anfield, while Jamie Carragher highlights where the Reds had improved from their poor early-season form. Sam Blitz explains by Arsenal were fortunate to come away with three points from Leeds on Super Sunday, while Nick Wright assesses a change in shape which helped Spurs to a 2-0 win over Everton.PART TWO | Erik Ten Hag looks at the positives - more than Sky Sports News guest Jamie O'Hara - after Man Utd draw a blank at home to Newcastle, Dave Richardson looks back on a humdinger of a 2-2 draw between Fulham and Bournemouth and Steven Gerrard defends his side after they are beaten 2-0 at home by Chelsea.PART THREE | Dan Sansom makes the case for Ralph Hasenhuttl to hang
16/10/2022 • 17 minutes 18 seconds
Super Sunday | Klopp sent off & Guardiola rages over Liverpool loss
David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher to reflect on Liverpool's win over Manchester City. The team debate whether or not Phil Foden's goal which was overturned by VAR after Erling Haaland was deemed to have fouled Fabinho was correct and Jurgen Klopp sent off in the closing stages.
16/10/2022 • 44 minutes 47 seconds
SNF: In form Kane helps Spurs beat Everton and close in on Arsenal | Redknapp: Conte deserves credit for tactical changes
Kelly Cates presents 'Saturday Night Football' which saw Tottenham run out 2-0 winners against Everton. Jamie Redknapp and Andros Townsend analyse Spurs’ win and both praised Antonio Conte for his tactical changes including the introduction of Yves Bissouma at a crucial moment in the second half following an injury to Richarlison. The substitute made a real difference as he was instrumental in allowing the hosts to press the opposition in attack, resulting in Spurs finding a breakthrough via a penalty.There is also reaction from both goalscorers, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as well as Everton’s Amadou Onana. Antonio Conte and Frank Lampard also give their views on the match.
15/10/2022 • 44 minutes 40 seconds
FNF: Toney hits double as Brentford win against Brighton | Nev: Not taking him to Qatar is a risk
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as Ivan Toney inspired Brentford to a 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion on the Friday Night Football at the Gtech community stadium. Both Carragher and Neville agreed that Toney should be included in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad with the latter saying it would be a risk not to include the in-form striker. The match-winner also revealed that he does not look at the ball once when taking a penalty as he extended his perfect record. There is also reaction from both Thomas Frank and Roberto De Zerbi.
14/10/2022 • 23 minutes 22 seconds
Jamie Carragher and Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool vs Man City – Form, key battles and Carra’s big match prediction
On the latest Essential Football episode we take an in-depth look at Super Sunday’s huge clash at Anfield between Liverpool and Manchester City. Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher sits down with Peter Smith to assess the contest, Liverpool’s mixed form and the challenge the Reds face against their in-form rivals. We then hear an exclusive interview with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. He tells Jack Wilkinson about how their big win over Rangers transformed the mood in the camp, explains the threat of Erling Haaland and outlines his team’s plan of attack this weekend.
14/10/2022 • 24 minutes 52 seconds
What’s gone wrong at Liverpool? Form, fitness and bigger problems for Jurgen Klopp
On the latest Essential Football episode we take a closer look at the problems at Liverpool, after their defeat at Arsenal left them already 14 points off top spot in the Premier League.Sky Sports News’ senior reporter Melissa Reddy and Sky Sports’ senior football journalist Richard Morgan join Peter Smith to assess the wider issues at the club – and the form and fitness worries compounding those problems. From mis-steps in the transfer window to the team’s tactical evolution under Jurgen Klopp the panel discuss how a team which was going for an unprecedented quadruple earlier this year is now languishing in mid-table a long way off the early pace setters in the Premier League.
11/10/2022 • 27 minutes 49 seconds
Villa held to a draw at Forest, Ronaldo reaches 700 goals, and Carra and Keane's 'Top 3's!
Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane discuss the 1-1 draw between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa on Monday Night Football. They also delve into Arsenal's unstoppable run, Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring record as well as Liverpool's defensive issues. They end with a fun 'Top 3' game, where we find out their favourite football grounds, movies and pundits!
10/10/2022 • 57 minutes 8 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Arsenal show resolve to beat Liverpool | Guimaraes stars for Newcastle | Emotional win for Spurs
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.Gary Neville delivers his verdict on the title chances of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal after they beat Liverpool in a 3-2 thriller at the Emirates to go back top of the Premier League table, while Jamie Redknapp analyses what’s going wrong for Jurgen Klopp’s side. We also hear from Newcastle boss Eddie Howe on a brilliant two-goal display from Bruno Guimaraes in their big win over Brentford, reflect on a landmark goal for Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s win at Everton and get reports on the controversial incidents in West Ham’s victory over Fulham. Plus, we hear how there are warning signs for Jesse Marsch after a positive start from Leeds ended up with them losing 2-1 at Crystal Palace, and an emotional Harry Kane pays tribute to Tottenham’s fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone, who p
09/10/2022 • 16 minutes 12 seconds
Super Sunday | Arsenal edge 3-2 thriller vs Liverpool | Gunners back on top of PL
David Jones is joined by John Barnes, Paul Merson and Jamie Redknapp as the group reflect on Arsenal's fascinating 3-2 win over Liverpool at the Emirates. The Gunners just edged the encounter, thanks to a goal from man of the match Gabriel Martinelli and a brace from Bukayo Saka.
09/10/2022 • 43 minutes 58 seconds
SNF: Emotional Kane earns Spurs win at Brighton | De Zerbi claims result 'unfair'
Graeme Souness and Chris Hughton discuss Tottenham's 1-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League. Harry Kane scored the winner and paid an emotional tribute to fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone who passed away this week.
08/10/2022 • 19 minutes 15 seconds
MNF: Defenders terrified of Haaland | Liverpool easiest team to play against | Defence of Gareth Southgate | Maddison's England prospects
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.
03/10/2022 • 1 hour 19 minutes 16 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Hat-trick heroes Haaland and Foden stun Man Utd | Are Arsenal in the title race? | Liverpool start slow again
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, Con
02/10/2022 • 42 minutes 41 seconds
Keane slams ‘hugely embarrassing’ Utd | Ten Hag on ‘unacceptable’ Utd performance | Pep 'City can get better' | 'Utd disrespecting Ronaldo'
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.
02/10/2022 • 57 minutes 14 seconds
SNF | Scamacca and Bowen shine for West Ham, as Wolves pick up another defeat
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.
01/10/2022 • 21 minutes 4 seconds
Derby Day weekend: Who will reign victorious in Manchester and North London? Plus: Graham Potter's league bow and managers under pressure
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'
29/09/2022 • 52 minutes 2 seconds
Gary Neville Q&A on those Super League plans, why it is time for change in English football and more
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...
27/09/2022 • 18 minutes 35 seconds
England 3-3 Germany: Rollercoaster draw assessed | What it means for the World Cup | Who boosted their chances of making the squad?
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.
26/09/2022 • 24 minutes 52 seconds
Essential Football: England’s final World Cup warm-up, questions for Southgate, Nations League relegation?
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.
21/09/2022 • 1 hour 12 seconds
Premier League weekend wrap: Son sizzles, will Rodgers go? Arsenal return to the top, Everton earn big three points
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
18/09/2022 • 19 minutes 36 seconds
Super Sunday | Hasselbaink: Lampard and Everton moving in the right direction | Maupay off the mark as Everton beat West Ham
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.
18/09/2022 • 16 minutes 34 seconds
SNF | Redknapp heaps praise on Super Son's goalscoring revival as Spurs thrash sorry Foxes
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Wes Morgan as they analyse Tottenham's 6-2 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday Night Football.
17/09/2022 • 36 minutes 40 seconds
FNF | Ramsey goal wins it for Villa | Gerrard delighted after 'ugly' win
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.
16/09/2022 • 20 minutes 4 seconds
WSL season preview: The WSL is back! Will Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City dominate again or could someone break the top three stranglehold?
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.
06/09/2022 • 44 minutes 3 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: VAR takes centre stage | Liverpool and City drop more points | Resurgent Man Utd end Arsenal's winning start
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 f
04/09/2022 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
Super Sunday | Rashford ends Gunners' perfect start | Ten Hag 'more to come'
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.
04/09/2022 • 46 minutes
SNF | Bailey equaliser stops City from going top after another Haaland goal
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.
03/09/2022 • 44 minutes 14 seconds
20 years of Transfer Deadline Day: How has it changed English football? | A Deadline Day in the life on Sky Sports News
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.
31/08/2022 • 45 minutes 19 seconds
Premier League weekend wrap: Liverpool equal historic win | Man City's dramatic comeback | Arsenal stay perfect
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 F
28/08/2022 • 21 minutes 49 seconds
Super Sunday | Kane's brace sees off Forest's threat | Kane hits 200th career league goal
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.
28/08/2022 • 46 minutes 1 second
SNF | Alan Smith hails 'electric' Emirates atmosphere as Arsenal beat Fulham | Top four still the aim for the Gunners
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.
27/08/2022 • 42 minutes 12 seconds
Can Nottingham Forest cause an upset against Spurs? Michael Dawson's Super Sunday preview | Exclusive interview with Antonio Conte
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.
26/08/2022 • 27 minutes 22 seconds
Chelsea in transition: The Blues’ overhaul examined | Havertz on slip-ups and slang
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.
24/08/2022 • 56 minutes 50 seconds
MNF | Neville, Carra and Keane analyse Man Utd’s stunning win over Liverpool | Stormzy joins in on the celebrations
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.
22/08/2022 • 54 minutes 32 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Saint-Maximin terrorises City | Leeds stun Chelsea | Arsenal's perfect start
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 hav
21/08/2022 • 24 minutes 32 seconds
Super Sunday | Leeds run riot against Chelsea and Manchester City drop crucial points
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.
21/08/2022 • 38 minutes 21 seconds
SNF | Amazing Arsenal cruise past Bournemouth | Gunners go top after 3 wins in 3
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.
20/08/2022 • 42 minutes 33 seconds
Man Utd vs Liverpool special: Jamie Carragher’s big-game preview | Exclusive interview with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
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.
19/08/2022 • 26 minutes 43 seconds
Arsenal on the rise: How Mikel Arteta’s overhaul of the Gunners is beginning to pay off
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.
17/08/2022 • 32 minutes 48 seconds
MNF | Nunez sees red as Liverpool held again | Man Utd's Brentford collapse analysed | Carra and Nev answer your Twitter questions
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.
15/08/2022 • 1 hour 11 minutes 8 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Man Utd's melancholic malaise | Chaos at Chelsea-Spurs | Jesus rises Arsenal | Gerrard 1-0 Lampard
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.
15/08/2022 • 40 minutes 53 seconds
Super Sunday | Carra says 'gap is shrinking' between Spurs and Chelsea following 2-2 thriller at Stamford Bridge
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.
14/08/2022 • 41 minutes 44 seconds
SNF | Neville and Redknapp's passionate Man Utd debate | Man Utd embarrassed as brilliant Brentford score four
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.
13/08/2022 • 43 minutes 36 seconds
Will Spurs land a rare win at Chelsea? Jamie Redknapp’s big match preview | Exclusive interview with Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta
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.
12/08/2022 • 35 minutes 24 seconds
Man Utd special: What’s going on at Old Trafford?
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.
10/08/2022 • 37 minutes 40 seconds
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Haaland's scintillating debut | Ten Hag's disastrous start | Liverpool's stuttering opening
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
07/08/2022 • 24 minutes 49 seconds
Super Sunday | Haaland bags brace for City | Defeat for Ten Hag on debut | Keane 'Haaland like Ronaldo'
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.
07/08/2022 • 48 minutes 4 seconds
SNF | Jorginho secures Chelsea win | Tuchel: We need to get better | Lampard: We were unlucky
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.
06/08/2022 • 32 minutes 31 seconds
FNF | Arsenal too strong for Palace in opening night win | Saliba’s debut impresses Carra
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.
05/08/2022 • 49 minutes 36 seconds
Premier League 2022/23 season preview: Can anyone stop City & Liverpool? | Surprise teams & potential strugglers | Behind the scenes at Sky
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 th
04/08/2022 • 1 hour 26 minutes 42 seconds
My Greatest Goal | Paolo di Canio's sublime volley
Paolo di Canio, Harry Redknapp and Neil Sullivan recall the Italian's sublime volley for West Ham against Wimbledon in 2000.
11/06/2022 • 20 minutes 22 seconds
My Greatest Goal | Troy Deeney's play-off winner
Troy Deeney, Manuel Almunia and Andy King discuss Watford's dramatic winner against Leicester in the 2013 Championship playoff semi-final.
10/06/2022 • 21 minutes 59 seconds
My Greatest Goal | Patjim Kasami's stunning finish
Patjim Kasami, Darren Bent and Damien Delaney look back at the Swiss striker's incredible goal for Fulham against Crystal Palace from 2013.
09/06/2022 • 17 minutes 20 seconds
My Greatest Goal | Jermain Defoe's derby delight
Jermain Defoe, Ryan Taylor and Martin Tyler look back to the 2015 Tyne-Wear derby and Defoe's stunning winner for Sunderland against Newcastle.
08/06/2022 • 16 minutes 8 seconds
My Greatest Goal | Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick
Olivier Giroud, Martin Tyler and Wayne Hennessey look back at the former Arsenal striker's stunning 'scorpion kick' finish from 2017.
07/06/2022 • 16 minutes 48 seconds
Champions League final reaction: Real complete incredible run | Liverpool denied by Courtois | Pre-match chaos
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.
29/05/2022 • 19 minutes 26 seconds
Champions League final special: Alexander-Arnold vs Vinicius, records on the line, the view from Madrid and the latest from Paris
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
27/05/2022 • 57 minutes 4 seconds
Final day special: Man City’s dramatic title win | Tottenham’s top-four place | Leeds’ survival as Burnley drop
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.
23/05/2022 • 43 minutes 43 seconds
City crowned Premier League Champions | Keane, Neville, Richards and Redknapp react to incredible end of season
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.
22/05/2022 • 1 hour 33 minutes 14 seconds
Commentators' special: Martin Tyler, Rob Hawthorne and Bill Leslie reveal all about commentary and look back at the Premier League season
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.
20/05/2022 • 1 hour 20 seconds
Burnley take vital point from Villa Park as Everton secure safety in the Premier League
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.
19/05/2022 • 34 minutes 35 seconds
Liverpool complete comeback to take Premier League title race to final day | Carra: Salah should sign new contract!
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.
17/05/2022 • 33 minutes 40 seconds
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers: Europa League final special with Kris Boyd, James Tavernier, John Lundstram & Graeme Souness
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.
17/05/2022 • 34 minutes 34 seconds
Final MNF of the season! | Arsenal’s top four hopes in tatters | Nev: Gunners can have no excuses | Carra & Nev’s MNF awards
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
16/05/2022 • 1 hour 34 minutes 3 seconds
Everton stung by Brentford and Hammers hold City | Richards: Early red card cost Toffees, Souness: City and Liverpool best of any era
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
15/05/2022 • 44 minutes 30 seconds
FA Cup special: Liverpool win more silverware | Shoot-out heartbreak again for Chelsea | Salah & VVD injuries
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.
14/05/2022 • 16 minutes 36 seconds
Kane & Son punish calamitous Arsenal in NLD win
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.
12/05/2022 • 40 minutes 17 seconds
Richards and Carney react to De Bruyne masterclass as City go three clear at the top
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.
11/05/2022 • 35 minutes 35 seconds
North London derby special: Antonio Conte exclusive & Alan Smith’s preview
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.
11/05/2022 • 29 minutes 44 seconds
Liverpool keep on City's tail with 2-1 victory over Villa | Carra, Redknapp and Dublin on arrival of Haaland to the Premier League
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.
10/05/2022 • 30 minutes 36 seconds
Is the Premier League title race over? Can Spurs catch Arsenal? Plus Man Utd woes, the relegation fight and WSL final-day drama
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 takeaw
09/05/2022 • 51 minutes 52 seconds
Richards, Carra & Redknapp discuss nail-biting title race after City hit 5 past Magpies
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.
08/05/2022 • 43 minutes 45 seconds
Souness and Dublin slam Man Utd after losing 4-0 to Brighton
Graeme Souness and Dion Dublin join Kelly Cates as they discuss Brighton's special 4-0 win over Manchester United.
07/05/2022 • 29 minutes 51 seconds
Will Liverpool & Man City's Champions League results impact the title race? | The relegation battle continues | Fulham, Bournemouth assessed
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 TH
05/05/2022 • 42 minutes 41 seconds
MNF: Roy Keane joins Carra | Rangnick's tenure, can Everton stay up & Keane's greatest ever Utd PL XI
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.
02/05/2022 • 1 hour 26 minutes 55 seconds
Arsenal bounce back into top four with battling win at West Ham | Pundits praise Nketiah’s impact | Smith: Arsenal look 'streetwise'
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.
01/05/2022 • 49 minutes 30 seconds
City power past Leeds | Pep: An incredible win | Marsch: We are making progress
All the reaction and analysis from Elland Road as Man City win 4-0 in a comfortable win on the road.
30/04/2022 • 40 minutes 26 seconds
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
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.
29/04/2022 • 30 minutes 5 seconds
Keane and Redknapp discuss Ronaldo giving Man Utd an important point against Chelsea and the size of Erik ten Hag's job
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.
28/04/2022 • 39 minutes 25 seconds
Crystal Palace's clash with Leeds ends goalless - but will it be a vital point for Jesse Marsch's side?
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.
25/04/2022 • 54 minutes
Premier League review: Relentless Man City, Liverpool | Advantage Arsenal in top four race | Everton in danger of the drop
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.
25/04/2022 • 41 minutes 33 seconds
Reds maintain title push | Everton into bottom 3 | Klopp: Players stepped up
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.
24/04/2022 • 48 minutes 37 seconds
Eriksen spoils Tottenham's party as Brentford keep them at a goalless draw
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.
23/04/2022 • 45 minutes 12 seconds
Erik Ten Hag announcement: Jamie Carragher on the new man at Old Trafford, plus Arsenal vs Man Utd preview
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.
21/04/2022 • 27 minutes 44 seconds
Arsenal reignite top-four hopes with thrilling win at Chelsea | Redknapp: Young guns showed real character | Hasselbaink critical of Lukaku
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.
20/04/2022 • 31 minutes 30 seconds
Keane slams Manchester United as Liverpool climb to the top of the league
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.
19/04/2022 • 50 minutes 20 seconds
Man Utd issues, Liverpool quadruple chase - Liverpool vs Man Utd preview special with Sky Sports News' Melissa Reddy
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 K
18/04/2022 • 44 minutes 48 seconds
Newcastle's thrilling last-minute winner against Leicester pushes them even closer to safety
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.
17/04/2022 • 26 minutes 43 seconds
Man City vs Liverpool assessed, more problems at Man Utd and an Everton lifeline, plus the North London top-four race
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?
11/04/2022 • 38 minutes 23 seconds
Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool | Are we any closer to knowing who will end up champions?
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.
10/04/2022 • 46 minutes 35 seconds
Son scores hat-trick | Spurs thrash Villa 4-0 | Conte proud | Reaction and analysis
Kelly Cates is joined by Darren Bent and Graeme Souness to look back on Tottenham's 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
09/04/2022 • 40 minutes 3 seconds
Wood sees off Wolves | 'Massive step towards safety' | Lage left frustrated
Kelly Dalglish and Jamie Carragher lead the post-match discussions after Eddie Howe's Newcastle side beat Wolves 1-0 at St James' Park.
08/04/2022 • 15 minutes 58 seconds
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
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.
08/04/2022 • 10 minutes 5 seconds
Burnley edge Everton 3-2 in relegation fight thriller!
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.
06/04/2022 • 21 minutes 23 seconds
MNF: Palace humble Arsenal | Rooney on Poch | PL Hall of Fame nominations
David Jones and Jamie Carragher are joined for a bumper MNF by the current Derby boss and Premier League legend Wayne Rooney.
04/04/2022 • 58 minutes 41 seconds
Problems mount at Man Utd | Kane making Spurs able | Crisis envelops Everton | City, Liverpool set for title decider?
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 Everto
04/04/2022 • 36 minutes 49 seconds
Ginola: Newcastle need to rebuild, Spurs need to secure Kane
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.
03/04/2022 • 50 minutes 15 seconds
SNF | Neville laments the state of affairs at Old Trafford as Man Utd lose ground in CL race after Leicester draw
02/04/2022 • 41 minutes 27 seconds
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?
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
31/03/2022 • 43 minutes 17 seconds
England special: Maguire boos, the best and worst case World Cup draws and our 23-man squad selections for Qatar
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?
30/03/2022 • 37 minutes 14 seconds
Son seals Spurs win against West Ham to boost top four hopes
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.
20/03/2022 • 27 minutes 23 seconds
Leeds win in dramatic fashion at Molineux | Carra and Neville debate if this is a turning point
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.
18/03/2022 • 28 minutes 12 seconds
Everton escape up and running? | Spurs to halt happy Hammers? | Winners & losers from Southgate's England squad
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 dissectPART 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
18/03/2022 • 49 minutes 22 seconds
Carragher, Merson and Souness disagree on title winners following Liverpool win at Arsenal.
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.
16/03/2022 • 37 minutes 51 seconds
MNF: Man City held at Palace to hand Liverpool initiative | Neville & Carra discuss the title race & give their views on Chelsea
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.
14/03/2022 • 1 hour 23 minutes 9 seconds
Premier League review: Man Utd’s resurgence, but same old Spurs? Chelsea’s touch of fortune, Arsenal’s juggernaut and Everton’s bad weekend
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.
14/03/2022 • 36 minutes 23 seconds
Arsenal in a good place | Chelsea need a solution ASAP
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.
13/03/2022 • 51 minutes 17 seconds
Record-breaking Ronaldo sinks Spurs with hat-trick
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.
12/03/2022 • 48 minutes 42 seconds
Chelsea Q&A special: Transfers, tickets, and what next at Stamford Bridge? Plus Man Utd vs Tottenham in top-four race
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?
11/03/2022 • 45 minutes 50 seconds
MNF | Sheringham & Carragher on five-star Spurs hammering Toffees
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.
07/03/2022 • 1 hour 33 minutes 51 seconds
The race for Europe and survival: Will Arsenal get fourth? Can Man Utd wrestle it back? Are Newcastle safe - and who's going down?
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?
07/03/2022 • 39 minutes 17 seconds
Keane and Neville furious after Man Utd thrashed by Man City
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.
06/03/2022 • 59 minutes 18 seconds
Liverpool get an important three points against West Ham, keeping the pressure on Man City
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.
05/03/2022 • 42 minutes 52 seconds
Manchester derby preview: Can United upset the odds? Can Ronaldo get back to form? And who makes our combined XI
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.
03/03/2022 • 35 minutes 59 seconds
Kepa & Mendy - Method or madness from Tuchel | Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds legacy | Misfiring Man Utd
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 sidePART 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 CityPART THREE | After misfiring Man Utd drew with Watford and leave the door
28/02/2022 • 41 minutes 53 seconds
Reds win Carabao Cup after Kepa misses crucial penalty | Redknapp criticises 'ridiculous' decision to take off Mendy
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.
28/02/2022 • 59 minutes 43 seconds
SNF | Foden wins it late for City | Richards and Carney slate 'ridiculous' handball decision
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.
26/02/2022 • 40 minutes 40 seconds
FNF | Nev: It was a 2-0 mauling
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."
25/02/2022 • 22 minutes 10 seconds
Premier League Preview: Will Conte last the season? Should we be praising Rangnick? Plus Carabao Cup and Everton vs Man City preview
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? Wh
24/02/2022 • 33 minutes 46 seconds
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
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 def
21/02/2022 • 1 hour 3 minutes 1 second
Super Sunday | Keane and Redknapp react to Man Utd and Leeds thriller and Wolves' impressive drive for a Champions League spot
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..
20/02/2022 • 43 minutes 37 seconds
SNF | Carragher hails Kane as "almost perfect" Spurs stun City
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.
19/02/2022 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
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
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
18/02/2022 • 30 minutes 39 seconds
Premier League Review: Title race reborn? | ‘Spineless’ Man Utd | Spurs implode as Wolves bare teeth | Newcastle escape gathers pace
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'l
14/02/2022 • 56 minutes 2 seconds
Super Sunday | Dawson rescues point late on for Hammers | Souness: ‘Draw is a fair result but West Ham were lucky with their goal’
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.
13/02/2022 • 41 minutes 48 seconds
SNF | Sterling hits hat-trick as City thump Norwich | Redknapp: ‘He is fundamental to City’ | Hinchliffe marvels at their consistency
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.
12/02/2022 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Premier League Preview: Yet more Man Utd & Spurs issues, Arsenal on the up, pressure on Rodgers, Everton struggles and Newcastle resurgence
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 Watfor
11/02/2022 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Carragher and Neville's Transfer Special
As we approach the end of the January transfer window, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss their experiences of transfers during their playing career.
25/01/2022 • 26 minutes 25 seconds
Premier League Review: Is the title race back on? | Chelsea see off Tottenham for third time this month | Battle for survival intensifies
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
24/01/2022 • 1 hour 8 minutes 16 seconds
Super Sunday | Keane, Hasselbaink react to Chelsea's dominant display over Spurs
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.
23/01/2022 • 52 minutes 34 seconds
SNF | Saints halt City's march | Guardiola full of praise for City performance | Souness and Richards praise Pep's psychology
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.
22/01/2022 • 42 minutes 19 seconds
FNF | Norwich grab crucial win against Watford | Carra: ‘I fear for Watford & Ranieri’ | Neville questions Hornets' chemistry
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.
22/01/2022 • 30 minutes 53 seconds
Premier League Preview: Conte’s Spurs to crack Chelsea code? Man Utd momentum? Watford-Norwich six-pointer
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 fourPART 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 initia
20/01/2022 • 51 minutes 25 seconds
Premier League Review: What next for Everton? | Man Utd's issues remain | Who are the contenders in the race for promotion?
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 leagu
17/01/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
Super Sunday | Richards, Keane & Souness analyse Leeds’ thrilling win at West Ham
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.
16/01/2022 • 30 minutes 1 second
Keane and Redknapp discuss another poor Man Utd result and whether Benitez has a future at Everton
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.
15/01/2022 • 42 minutes 55 seconds
FNF: Brighton nick late equaliser against bitter rivals Palace
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.
14/01/2022 • 22 minutes 6 seconds
Premier League Preview: Will Spurs or Arsenal win north London derby? | Chelsea’s last chance at Man City | Bowen’s brilliance at West Ham
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 purpl
14/01/2022 • 1 hour 7 minutes 8 seconds
Man Utd lose late on to Wolves and Ince slams 'soft' Utd players
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.
03/01/2022 • 43 minutes 2 seconds
Premier League Review: Chelsea-Liverpool delights - but City the real winners | Arsenal progress clear in defeat | New year, same Everton
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 de
03/01/2022 • 48 minutes 42 seconds
Super Sunday: Souness, Carra and Hasselbaink reflect on thriller at Stamford Bridge and whether there is a future for Lukaku at Chelsea
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.
02/01/2022 • 54 minutes 7 seconds
SNF: Carney and Pardew reflect on Lanzini's wonder goal as Hammers avoid late Palace fightback to move to within a point of fourth
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.
01/01/2022 • 19 minutes 19 seconds
MNF: Neville slams 'whingers' Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo after Man Utd draw and Carra and Nev's mid season predictions
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.
27/12/2021 • 1 hour 24 minutes 11 seconds
Redknapp hails lethal Lukaku in Blues win and Brighton end 12-game winless run
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.
26/12/2021 • 30 minutes 6 seconds
Off Script: Jamie Carragher and the art of punditry
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…
24/12/2021 • 10 minutes 22 seconds
Premier League Review: Spurs 2-2 Liverpool - the game of the season? | Are Chelsea out of title race? | Vibrant Arsenal & Martinelli shine
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?
20/12/2021 • 53 minutes 45 seconds
Jurgen Klopp: Harry Kane tackle on Andrew Robertson 100 per cent red card | What is Paul Tierney's problem with me?
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 analysis21.30 - Tottenham v Liverpool post match analysis
19/12/2021 • 1 hour 11 minutes 48 seconds
Souness critical of Bielsa's approach; Arteta and Bielsa respond to alleged racist abuse aimed at the Arsenal bench from a Leeds supporter
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.
18/12/2021 • 45 minutes 15 seconds
Premier League Preview – Spurs' tricky preparation for Liverpool | Arsenal’s top-four chances | Man City on the charge
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 ta
17/12/2021 • 46 minutes 51 seconds
Premier League review: Will Man City, Liverpool pull away? Is Man Utd's bounce over already and what now for Auba?
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 Beni
13/12/2021 • 48 minutes 45 seconds
Pardew and Souness praise rising star Connor Gallagher following his wondergoal against Everton.
David Jones is joined by Alan Pardew and Graeme Souness to discuss Everton's 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Super Sunday.
12/12/2021 • 25 minutes 44 seconds
Norwich denied by in-form De Gea as Ronaldo penalty maintains Rangnick's perfect Premier League start
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.
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.
10/12/2021 • 29 minutes 58 seconds
Premier League Preview – Rangnick’s impact at Man Utd | Newcastle aiming to double up | Chelsea’s dip
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.
09/12/2021 • 45 minutes 22 seconds
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!
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.
06/12/2021 • 1 hour 19 minutes 58 seconds
Premier League Review – Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City’s ever-evolving title race | PL predictions | Ralf Rangnick’s revolution under way
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
06/12/2021 • 47 minutes 52 seconds
Villa go above Leicester with comeback win | Merse: ‘Villa were worthy winners’, Souness: ‘Leicester allowed themselves to be dominated’
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.
05/12/2021 • 31 minutes 22 seconds
Manchester City breeze past Ranieri's Watford taking them to the top of the Premier League table.
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.
04/12/2021 • 45 minutes 49 seconds
Premier League Preview – Gerrard’s Villa impact assessed | Rafa’s problems at Everton | Brilliant Bernardo Silva
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.
03/12/2021 • 47 minutes 49 seconds
Premier League Review: Was Carrick right to drop Ronaldo? Pressure on Rafa ahead of derby, Howe's problems and title tips
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, A
29/11/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 13 seconds
Keane & Carragher get heated over why Man Utd re-signed Ronaldo, while cautious Utd frustrate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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.
28/11/2021 • 46 minutes 15 seconds
Redknapp, Beckford reflect on Brighton Leeds stalemate
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jermaine Beckford as they discuss Brighton's 0-0 draw with Leeds at the Amex Stadium.
27/11/2021 • 21 minutes 59 seconds
Premier League Preview – Expect a 'whirlwind' impact from Rangnick at Man Utd | His objectives | Plus: Brighton, Brentford analysis
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.
25/11/2021 • 35 minutes 51 seconds
Manchester United special - Ole’s demise and who next? Plus Conte, Howe, Smith, Gerrard and more
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 winni
22/11/2021 • 1 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
Neville targets Poch for next United manager but the Super Sunday pundits tip Keane & Neville for the job!!
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.
21/11/2021 • 1 hour 15 minutes 10 seconds
Solskjaer future undecided after Watford thrashing and Klopp-Arteta altercation sparks brutal Liverpool demolition of Arsenal
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.
20/11/2021 • 42 minutes 28 seconds
Premier League Preview – Graeme Souness on ‘angry’ Liverpool’s point to prove | Delph’s impressive return | Kane’s confidence boost
Premier League Preview – Souness on ‘angry’ Liverpool’s point to prove vs Arsenal | Delph’s impressive return |Kane’s confidence boostPeter 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 withPART 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,
18/11/2021 • 51 minutes 24 seconds
Women’s Football Weekend Review – Miedema magic, Man City under pressure and can Jean-Luc Vasseur mould a talented Everton squad?
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.
15/11/2021 • 1 hour 10 minutes 54 seconds
Women's Football Weekend Preview: Special guests Lucy Bronze, Gilly Flaherty and Sophie Haywood preview a huge WSL weekend
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 fou
11/11/2021 • 56 minutes 56 seconds
Off Script: Inside Liverpool's transfers with Jamie Carragher
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?
10/11/2021 • 8 minutes 5 seconds
Premier League review: West Ham for the top four? What now for Man Utd? Plus the season so far awards…
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 s
08/11/2021 • 1 hour 11 minutes 40 seconds
West Ham overpower Liverpool to move third, Arsenal win controversial Watford clash and Dean Smith sacked by Villa
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.
07/11/2021 • 50 minutes
City dominate Manchester derby to pile more misery on Solskjaer
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.
06/11/2021 • 52 minutes 49 seconds
Southampton put more pressure on Dean Smith and his Aston Villa side
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.
05/11/2021 • 27 minutes 4 seconds
Manchester derby preview: Man Utd’s injury problems at the back | Must-win for Man City? | Big match prediction
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!
04/11/2021 • 31 minutes 1 second
MNF: Carra thinks 'Nuno at Spurs never felt right', Calvert-Lewin talks career and recovery & Wolves hold on as Everton lose again
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.
01/11/2021 • 56 minutes 47 seconds
Premier League review: Nuno out! Conte in? Have United papered over the cracks? Smith's Villa problems and more
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?
01/11/2021 • 51 minutes 57 seconds
West Ham sweep aside 10-man Aston Villa to pile on pressure
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.
31/10/2021 • 35 minutes 36 seconds
Premier League Preview: Redknapp's Tottenham vs Man Utd verdict | Will West Ham's rise continue? | Problems for Norwich, Everton
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.
28/10/2021 • 50 minutes 12 seconds
Premier League Review: Where next for Ole and Man Utd? Will Salah stay or go? Is Rafa's 'honeymoon' over?
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.
25/10/2021 • 1 hour 5 minutes 24 seconds
Liverpool thrash shambolic Man Utd to pile pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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!
24/10/2021 • 1 hour 7 minutes 32 seconds
Foden at the double as Man City blitz Brighton
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.
23/10/2021 • 44 minutes 33 seconds
Premier League Preview: Carra's big Man Utd vs Liverpool preview | Does Dele Alli now need a fresh start?
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
22/10/2021 • 46 minutes 37 seconds
MNF: Neville analyses Utd’s dismal display, Carra’s Newcastle verdict and Arsenal snatch a draw from Vieira’s Palace
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.
18/10/2021 • 1 hour 33 minutes 35 seconds
Premier League Review: Does Ronaldo really improve Man Utd? Make or break few weeks for Solskjaer and Toon party spoiled
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?
18/10/2021 • 58 minutes 28 seconds
Medical emergency halts game as Kane nets first PL goal of the season in Spurs win
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.
17/10/2021 • 44 minutes 4 seconds
Chelsea survive late onslaught to escape with win
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.
16/10/2021 • 45 minutes 25 seconds
Premier League preview: Newcastle’s new era begins | Secrets to Brentford’s success | Next steps for Everton, West Ham
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.
14/10/2021 • 50 minutes 37 seconds
Premier League Review: Liverpool-City serves up classic | Three-horse title race? | Brentford ripping up rulebook
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 t
04/10/2021 • 55 minutes 54 seconds
Keane, Richards and Carragher react to epic draw between Liverpool and Man City
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.
03/10/2021 • 47 minutes 2 seconds
Lacklustre Arsenal draw at Brighton
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.
02/10/2021 • 44 minutes 48 seconds
Premier League preview: Redknapp’s Liverpool vs Man City verdict | Will Arsenal build on derby win? | Leicester’s slow start
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.
30/09/2021 • 41 minutes 23 seconds
Brighton steal late point at Palace, dissecting torrid Tottenham with Thierry Henry
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.
27/09/2021 • 1 hour 21 minutes 35 seconds
Premier League Review: Man City’s statement at Chelsea | Man Utd and Liverpool falter | Arsenal ruthlessly expose Spurs’ frailties
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?
27/09/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
Neville, Adams, King and Souness analyse North London derby as Arsenal blitz woeful Spurs
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.
26/09/2021 • 51 minutes 3 seconds
Brentford hold Liverpool in a thrilling draw!
Brentford and Liverpool went back fourth in a thrilling 3-3 draw on Saturday Night Football.
25/09/2021 • 39 minutes 25 seconds
Premier League Preview: North London derby assessed | Chelsea vs Man City to reveal title favourite? | Liverpool’s encouraging start
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.
23/09/2021 • 46 minutes 53 seconds
Premier League Review: Ruthless Chelsea, Kane's tough start, De Gea's redemption, Liverpool's depth
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?
20/09/2021 • 53 minutes 56 seconds
Lingard's late stunner sinks West Ham and Chelsea dominate Spurs in London derby
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.
19/09/2021 • 47 minutes 39 seconds
Bailey stars as Villa brush Everton aside
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.
18/09/2021 • 46 minutes 14 seconds
Saint-Maximin stars in thrilling draw between Newcastle and Leeds
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.
17/09/2021 • 34 minutes 49 seconds
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
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
17/09/2021 • 47 minutes 57 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 6 - Gary Neville: “These are the most dangerous issues in the world now - division & destroying the planet."
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
15/09/2021 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 5 - Dale Vince: “Our fans have changed how they live – veggie, vegan, electric cars, solar panels…”
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
14/09/2021 • 25 minutes 43 seconds
Neville and Carragher have the Messi v Ronaldo debate and an Andros Townsend stunner gives Rafa Benitez's Everton a win over Burnley
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.
14/09/2021 • 1 hour 19 minutes 56 seconds
Premier League Review: Ronaldo's sensational double, the Lukaku show and Liverpool's bright start
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)
13/09/2021 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 4 - Sofie Junge Pedersen: “We will see more heart attacks in the future from the heat…”
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
13/09/2021 • 46 minutes 23 seconds
Super Sunday: Redknapp and Hasselbaink react to Liverpool's performance against Leeds as Elliott injury mars win.
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.
12/09/2021 • 41 minutes 24 seconds
SNF: Lukaku brace helps Chelsea to Villa win
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.
11/09/2021 • 41 minutes 32 seconds
Premier League Preview: Souness on Leeds vs Liverpool | Ronaldo’s return | Chelsea’s title hopes
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 VillaPART 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?
10/09/2021 • 51 minutes 3 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 3 - Carlo Cudicini: “If Lionel or Cristiano are listening, we’d love to have them on board…”
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
10/09/2021 • 39 minutes 28 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 2 - Chris Smalling: “Reducing red meat made my tendonitis go away…”
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
09/09/2021 • 46 minutes 23 seconds
Playing for the Planet Episode 1 - Patrick Bamford: “Imagine being Leeds' No 9 in the PL, and having an iconic celebration…”
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
08/09/2021 • 41 minutes 3 seconds
Premier League Review: How Ronaldo outcome will define Ole era; Who is to blame for Arsenal crisis? Plus: Chelsea show mettle
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)
30/08/2021 • 57 minutes 2 seconds
Super Sunday: Souness - Pogba tackle a leg breaker, Keane assesses Ronaldo's transfer to Utd
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.
29/08/2021 • 35 minutes 26 seconds
SNF: Resilient 10-man Chelsea draw at Liverpool after James red
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.
28/08/2021 • 42 minutes 44 seconds
Premier League Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Liverpool vs Chelsea and Harry Kane’s golf skills! | Plus: Man Utd on the brink of a record
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!
26/08/2021 • 50 minutes 49 seconds
MNF: Antonio dances into the record books
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.
23/08/2021 • 49 minutes 41 seconds
Premier League Review: Lukaku’s ‘dominant’ second coming; Arteta’s Arsenal already under pressure
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
23/08/2021 • 50 minutes 1 second
Keane, Souness & Campbell on Lukaku's stunning Chelsea return and tough times at Arsenal
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.
22/08/2021 • 50 minutes 21 seconds
Premier League preview: Will Lukaku get off to a flyer for Chelsea at Arsenal? Plus: Pogba’s best role and the lowdown on Watford
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
19/08/2021 • 56 minutes 58 seconds
Premier League review: Spurs shine without Kane, Man City’s title rivals impress, and brilliant Brentford put pressure on Arsenal
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.
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.
15/08/2021 • 45 minutes 10 seconds
Redknapp and Carney discuss Liverpool's 3-0 win over Norwich
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.
14/08/2021 • 47 minutes 29 seconds
FNF: Brentford stun Arsenal on Premier League debut; Nev and Carra give their verdict on Arsenal's dismal defence.
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.
13/08/2021 • 40 minutes 26 seconds
2021/22 Premier League season preview: City still the team to beat? Challengers assessed, surprise package & how will promoted trio fare?
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?
12/08/2021 • 39 minutes 57 seconds
Leicester's Community Shield win analysed | Grealish's debut assessed
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.
07/08/2021 • 23 minutes 3 seconds
Heartbreak for England, but glass is half full | Euro 2020 final review
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.
12/07/2021 • 35 minutes 1 second
The Euro 2020 Final preview: Will England lift the trophy? | Selection dilemmas, tactical analysis, key players, and the view from Italy
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.
09/07/2021 • 36 minutes 14 seconds
It's nearly home... England one step from glory after nail-biting win over Denmark | How the 'new England' could go all the way
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.
08/07/2021 • 38 minutes 41 seconds
England vs Denmark tactical analysis | Will Southgate go to a back three? | Is Sterling player of the tournament? | Italy vs Spain preview
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.
05/07/2021 • 42 minutes 19 seconds
England in dreamland! Southgate's perfect night as Ukraine are humbled | Shaw shows up Mourinho | Kane praise | Denmark preview
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?
03/07/2021 • 40 minutes 1 second
Spain into the semis – but what’s missing? | Are Italy the best team still standing? | England tactics talk ahead of Ukraine QF
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.
03/07/2021 • 40 minutes 38 seconds
Jamie Carragher: England are now favourites | Germany win verdict and team selection vs Ukraine | Other quarter-finals assessed
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.
30/06/2021 • 39 minutes 58 seconds
Southgate proves he knows best | Is it final minimum now for England? | Football's coming, Rome! Ukraine scouting report
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...
30/06/2021 • 54 minutes 10 seconds
“This is the game of our lives” | Gary Neville’s England vs Germany verdict | Tactics, Sterling’s importance, and lessons from Euro 96
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…
28/06/2021 • 15 minutes 47 seconds
"It's going to penalties!" | Jamie Carragher's England vs Germany verdict | Defence analysed, Henderson's role, why Saka has to start
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.
28/06/2021 • 15 minutes 17 seconds
Wales’ Euro 2020 adventure ends | Where did it go wrong and what now for Rob Page’s side? | Italy's unbeaten run goes on
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 ma
27/06/2021 • 30 minutes 2 seconds
England and Germany set for Wembley showdown | Jamie Redknapp & Sky Germany's Uli Kohler on last-16 clash
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.
25/06/2021 • 30 minutes 1 second
The hits and misses of Euro 2020 so far | Most exciting player on show? | The last-16 ties previewed
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…
24/06/2021 • 46 minutes 19 seconds
Explained: Why Southgate is cautious | Is Grealish now a starter? | Foundations for future Scotland success?
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.
23/06/2021 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
Wales dreaming again after reaching last-16 | The view from Italy and Germany | Group D finale: England and Scotland previews
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.
21/06/2021 • 52 minutes 20 seconds
Scottish night to savour at Wembley | What’s wrong with Harry Kane? | Wales reaction and Italy preview
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.
19/06/2021 • 49 minutes 53 seconds
'Adams was tackling the brick wall!' The Boys of 96: England stars on Seaman’s save, Gazza’s goal & that celebration vs Scotland
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.
15/06/2021 • 21 minutes 51 seconds
What went wrong for Scotland - and what do they need to do to bounce back against England at Wembley?
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?!
14/06/2021 • 29 minutes 44 seconds
Southgate calls it right! Sterling and Phillips star in England win | Scotland-Czech preview | Wales-Switzerland recap
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.
13/06/2021 • 48 minutes 7 seconds
Foden & Grealish on the bench?! The big England XI debate - Plus: SkySports.com's readers' XI revealed
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.
11/06/2021 • 50 minutes 23 seconds
Gary Neville on England’s chances, why France are favourites, and how Euro 2020 can lift the nation
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).
08/06/2021 • 1 hour 22 minutes 53 seconds
Introducing... The Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast
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.
07/06/2021 • 1 minute 17 seconds
A year like no other... bumper review of the 2020/21 Premier League season
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
24/05/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 24 seconds
Aguero signs off in style & Liverpool & Chelsea claim UCL places
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.
23/05/2021 • 55 minutes 45 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Fara Williams opens up on her health struggles, retirement and reveals her coaching ambitions
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.
21/05/2021 • 47 minutes 4 seconds
Pitch to Post Preview – The Premier League final day race for European football assessed
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.
20/05/2021 • 41 minutes
Liverpool take control in CL race | Where next for Tottenham? | Allardyce announces WBA exit, but goes out swinging
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.
19/05/2021 • 45 minutes 10 seconds
'It's in Liverpool's hands' after Blues beat foxes at the Bridge
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.
18/05/2021 • 26 minutes 15 seconds
Pitch to Post Review: What does the future hold for Harry Kane? | The race for Europe continues | Chelsea Women's CL final defeat
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.
18/05/2021 • 47 minutes 37 seconds
Super Sunday: Alisson scores injury-time header to keep the Reds' top-four hopes alive
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.
16/05/2021 • 32 minutes 8 seconds
Pitch to Post Review – Reaction and analysis after Leicester's FA Cup Final win over Chelsea
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.
15/05/2021 • 24 minutes 31 seconds
West Ham's Champions League dream fades after draw at Brighton
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.
15/05/2021 • 22 minutes 25 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Toni Duggan’s WSL return, Fran Kirby’s incredible comeback and Chelsea’s quadruple quest continues
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.
14/05/2021 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
Liverpool win thriller at Old Trafford to reignite top-four bid
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.
13/05/2021 • 1 hour 10 minutes 4 seconds
Pitch to Post Preview - FA Cup Final special: Will Chelsea or Leicester lift the trophy?
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.
13/05/2021 • 27 minutes 50 seconds
Jorginho howler hands Arsenal win at Chelsea
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.
12/05/2021 • 32 minutes 11 seconds
City crowned Champions after Foxes and Saints win
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.
11/05/2021 • 21 minutes 58 seconds
MNF: Fulham relegated and Carra and Neville pick their teams, managers and players of the year
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.
10/05/2021 • 1 hour 23 minutes 35 seconds
Premier League Review: Have Leicester blown it again? Will Liverpool sneak into top four? Plus: Why Greenwood should go to Euros
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)
10/05/2021 • 1 hour 2 minutes 50 seconds
Super Sunday: Everton dent Hammers' Champions League hopes & Utd put City title win on hold
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.
09/05/2021 • 25 minutes 5 seconds
SNF: Aguero's missed Panenka pen proves costly for City & Thiago scores first Reds goal to help keep top-four hopes alive
Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp analyse all the action from Saturday’s Premier League.
08/05/2021 • 54 minutes 41 seconds
FNF: Newcastle take giant leap towards Premier League safety
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.
07/05/2021 • 27 minutes 48 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Chelsea’s quadruple quest, WSL final day predictions and Leicester’s fairy tale season
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.
07/05/2021 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Man City vs Chelsea; Plus: what next for Arsenal, Man Utd after EL ties, and the top four race
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!
06/05/2021 • 43 minutes 51 seconds
MNF: Antonio sinks Burnley, WBA hold Wolves & Henry makes his Hall of Fame picks
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.
03/05/2021 • 1 hour 14 minutes 38 seconds
Review: Will protests force Glazers out of Man Utd? How will the English sides fare in Europe?
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 | Jame
03/05/2021 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Man Utd vs Liverpool postponed after anti-Glazer fan protests at Old Trafford
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.
02/05/2021 • 44 minutes 2 seconds
SNF: Havertz scores double to leave Fulham on the brink
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.
01/05/2021 • 29 minutes 35 seconds
FNF: Evans earns point for Leicester against 10-man Saints
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.
30/04/2021 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Liverpool’s Rinsola Babajide speaks out on online abuse as sport unites to boycott social media
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.
30/04/2021 • 46 minutes 38 seconds
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
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!
30/04/2021 • 38 minutes 47 seconds
MNF: Iheanacho stunner keeps Leicester on track & WSL coming to Sky Sports from 2021/2022
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.
26/04/2021 • 1 hour 9 seconds
Review: Who fits the bill for Spurs? Will Pep Guardiola become the greatest manager of all time?
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
26/04/2021 • 1 hour 8 minutes 1 second
Super Sunday: Government must stop Big Six's attempted murder of English football
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.
25/04/2021 • 45 minutes 38 seconds
SNF: Werner gives Chelsea vital win at 10-man West Ham, Blades punish wasteful Brighton
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.
24/04/2021 • 45 minutes 4 seconds
FNF: Leno howler gifts Everton 1-0 win
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.
23/04/2021 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: The collapse of the European Super League, Chelsea’s quadruple quest and a trip down memory lane
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.
23/04/2021 • 46 minutes 38 seconds
Pitch to Post Preview: Jamie Redknapp's Carabao Cup Final verdict
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...
23/04/2021 • 20 minutes 31 seconds
Foden stars as City edge out Villa to close in on Premier League title
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.
21/04/2021 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
Special: Fans 1-0 Not-so-Super League
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.
21/04/2021 • 39 minutes 47 seconds
Chelsea draw after Super League pull out
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
20/04/2021 • 40 minutes 4 seconds
MNF: Carra & Neville slam the Super League plans, Mourinho sacked and Leeds draw with Liverpool
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.
19/04/2021 • 1 hour 16 minutes 8 seconds
Special: European Super League - What does it mean? What's the reaction? What are the ramifications?
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....
19/04/2021 • 21 minutes 32 seconds
Super Sunday: Arsenal dent Fulham's survival bid, Greenwood at the double for Utd and Neville gives his views on the European Super League
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.
18/04/2021 • 31 minutes 40 seconds
Newcastle edge thriller to bolster survival hopes and Wolves relegate Sheffield United
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.
17/04/2021 • 39 minutes 26 seconds
FNF: Kane injured in Goodison thriller
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.
16/04/2021 • 26 minutes 52 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Wales manager Gemma Grainger, Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan and 10 years of the WSL.
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.
16/04/2021 • 45 minutes 17 seconds
Preview: Everton vs Tottenham focus - is Spurs' PL position about right? | West Ham's top-four chances | Arsenal & Man Utd's Europa progress
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)
15/04/2021 • 50 minutes 7 seconds
MNF: Brighton fail to break injury-hit Everton and WBA see off Saints to boost survival hopes
Jamie Carragher and Kevin Campbell join David Jones in the MNF studio to analyse all the action.
12/04/2021 • 50 minutes 52 seconds
Premier League Review: Harry Kane's future - What? When? Where? Why? How? | Top-four race blown wide open | Man Utd's fruitful 2021
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)
12/04/2021 • 52 minutes 58 seconds
United come back to beat Spurs, West Ham shock Leicester and Newcastle snatch vital points at Burnley
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.
11/04/2021 • 1 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
Liverpool halt losing Anfield run with late Villa victory, Chelsea dominate Palace to reignite top-four challenge
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.
10/04/2021 • 34 minutes 59 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Fara Williams’ struggle with illness, Rachel Daly’s Olympic ambitions and a new era for Leicester City
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.
09/04/2021 • 49 minutes 11 seconds
Premier League Preview: Tottenham vs Man Utd and a decisive month for Spurs; Inconsistent Liverpool, and West Ham vs Leicester's key clash
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.
09/04/2021 • 52 minutes 6 seconds
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!
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.
05/04/2021 • 1 hour 33 minutes 31 seconds
Premier League Review: Are Liverpool back? | Arteta's 50 games assessed | Blip for Tuchel? | Relegation fight focus | England winners/losers
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)
05/04/2021 • 57 minutes 53 seconds
Super Sunday: Late Willcock equaliser secures Newcastle point and Trezeguet stars as Villa show stuns Fulham
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.
04/04/2021 • 53 minutes 50 seconds
SNF: Dominant Man City too good for Leicester & Jota stars as Liverpool power past Arsenal
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.
03/04/2021 • 34 minutes 26 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Amy Turner's Man Utd ambitions, Karen Bardsley’s injury nightmare and Northern Ireland's attempt to make history
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.
02/04/2021 • 46 minutes 27 seconds
Premier League Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Arsenal vs Liverpool; Plus how do Man City replace Aguero? And crunch time for Newcastle
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.
02/04/2021 • 1 hour 51 seconds
The Women’s Football Show: Everton’s Izzy Christiansen, the FA’s Kelly Simmons and Sky Sports' new WSL broadcast deal
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.
26/03/2021 • 47 minutes 1 second
Premier League Review: Will Kane beat Shearer's record? | Newcastle redefine rock bottom | What's progress for Man Utd? | West Ham-Arsenal
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)
22/03/2021 • 50 minutes 54 seconds
Super Sunday: Arsenal fightback in six goal thriller, Tottenham beat Villa to move sixth
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.
21/03/2021 • 46 minutes 52 seconds
SNF: Brighton cruise past Newcastle to boost surivial hopes
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.
20/03/2021 • 27 minutes 17 seconds
FNF: Bamford and Raphinha dent Fulham survival hopes
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.
19/03/2021 • 20 minutes
The Women’s Football Show: England’s Lucy Bronze on women’s safety, menstrual cycles and scientific developments in the women’s game
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.
19/03/2021 • 49 minutes 44 seconds
Premier League Preview: Brighton vs Newcastle relegation six-pointer assessed. Plus: How will Spurs respond to their Europa League shocker?
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.
19/03/2021 • 50 minutes 42 seconds
Premier League Review: Spurs' negative NLD approach assessed | Is top four now fixed? | What next for Sheff Utd and Wilder?
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)