Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Polish Speaking Buying Assistant

£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Superb opportunity for a BUYING...

Recruitment Genius: Support Worker

£14560 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company offers personalise...

Recruitment Genius: Key Account Manager

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a...

Recruitment Genius: Multi Trade Operative

£22000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An established, family owned de...

The Sport Matrix: Monday 02 November 2013

Meulensteen put in charge as Fulham sack manager Jol

Martin Jol’s spell as Fulham manager ended yesterday after the Dutchman proved unable to reverse the club’s poor form.

Dutchman Jol was sacked and recently appointed coach Rene Meulensteen put in charge of the first team following a run of five consecutive Premier League defeats.

Meulensteen said: “We need to make sure the players are mentally strong and believe.” MORE

Hull celebrate first ever win over Reds

Martin Skrtel’s late own goal confirmed Hull City’s first ever victory over Liverpool with a 3-1 win at the KC Stadium. Jake Livermore fired Hull ahead before a Steven Gerrard free-kick brought the Reds level. David Meyler’s strike put the Tigers in front again, before  Skrtel’s own goal sealed it. MORE

Nasri double keeps City rolling on

Samir Nasri struck twice as Manchester City moved into third in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Swansea. Alvaro  Negredo put City ahead before the Frenchman’s brace, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side still six points off leaders Arsenal. MORE

Jezki ready to blow Hurricane away

Jezki threw his hat into the ring for this season’s Champion Hurdle with a solid victory in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle. Jessica Harrington’s stable star is looking to topple 17-time Grade One winner Hurricane Fly. MORE

Sugar leaves AVB with a bitter taste

Andre Villas-Boas has hit back at former Tottenham chairman Alan Sugar for saying he did not understand his tactics. “It is their [the fans’] team,” he said after the 2-2 draw with Manchester United. “They don’t trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar, who trades it for money.” MORE

Root: I can cope with the No 3 spot

Joe Root is favourite to become England’s new No 3 batsman, and is confident he can deal with the responsibility despite Ian Bell also being in contention for the accomplished position. “If I get an opportunity to bat at three I’ll cope with the situation.” MORE

Terry helps keep Chelsea in touch

John Terry scored on his 400th Premier League appearance to help Chelsea beat Southampton 3-1. Jay Rodriguez put the Saints ahead after 13 seconds, but Gary Cahill equalised in the second  half before Terry put Chelsea ahead. Demba Ba sealed the win at Stamford Bridge.

Running start for Yarnold in Canada

Team GB’s Lizzy Yarnold got her skeleton season off to the perfect start after victory in the World Cup race in Canada. Yarnold finished in second but was elevated to first when America’s Noelle Pikus-Pace was disqualified after her sled failed a post-race inspection.

Opinion: Sam Wallace

Gerard Deulofeu’s league debut on Saturday suggested an exceptional talent. Not just ability but confidence and intelligence to play football in a country to which he is still relatively new. MORE

Dramatic finale gives McIlroy win

Rory McIlroy broke the home dominance at the Australian Open to win his first tournament of 2013 in spectacular fashion. McIlroy was four behind Adam Scott as he began the final round, but a birdie on the 18th sealed the win by one shot after Scott bogeyed the same hole. MORE

‘Shocked’ Bellew: I lost to a better man

Tony Bellew admitted he was outclassed by Adonis Stevenson as his WBC light-heavyweight title fight ended in a sixth-round knockout. He tweeted: “The fans who travelled, I’ll be forever in your debt. I’m truly shocked. Like I said the better man won, no excuses.”

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project