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

(Senior) IT Support Engineer - 1st-3rd Line Support

£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A successful IT service provider that has bee...

Wind Farm Civil Design Engineer

£55000 - £65000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...

Principal Marine Mechanical Engineer

£60000 - £70000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...

Principle Geotechnical Engineer

£55000 - £65000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...

The Sport Matrix: Monday 4 November 2013

Mackay lavishes praise on Caulker as Cardiff triumph

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay heaped praise on Steven Caulker (right) after the defender scored to ensure his side beat Swansea 1-0 in the first all-Welsh Premier League game yesterday.

Mackay said of Caulker: “He’s our captain and I think he’s going to have a long international career with England.”

Asked if he had been congratulated by the club’s controversial owner Vincent Tan after the game, Mackay said: “I’ve not spoken to the owner,” adding: “What I’m delighted about is that performance and the three points for our fans, our staff and our players. They’ve all had a tough three to four weeks to endure.”

Swansea’s manager, Michael Laudrup was understandably downbeat. He said: “We had four chances in the game, they only had one, so disappointment is the best word to describe how we all feel right now.

“You have to take the defeat and say ‘OK we lost this time’, accept it – and remember there’s always a next time.” MORE

Spurs miss chance to rise to second

Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to rise to second in the league after they drew 0-0 with Everton at Goodison Park yesterday. Spurs’ goalkeeper Hugo Lloris suffered a knock on his head in the closing stages, playing on despite colliding with Romelu Lukaku’s knee. MORE

Federer laments lack of consistency

Roger Federer feels ready for this week’s ATP World Tour Finals after enduring a difficult year. He said: “I feel like it’s coming together at the right time. This year has a different feel because it just hasn’t been as consistent.” MORE

Matthew wins third world crown

Britain’s Nick Matthew became world champion for the third time after claiming a thrilling win over Grégory Gaultier in five dramatic sets at the A J Bell World Squash Championship in Manchester yesterday.

Mourinho: I will look at myself

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits he will question himself after the club’s loss to Newcastle. Mourinho, whose side play Schalke in Europe on Wednesday, said: “I am angry and frustrated with the team and I am part of the team. I will look at myself as well.” MORE

Vettel dedicates win to his parents

Newly crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel dedicated his victory in the Abu Dhabi GP to his parents. “It was great to have my mum and dad here. That means a lot. I want to dedicate this to them,” he said after his seventh straight win. MORE

Ecstatic Trott takes omnium title

Double Olympic champion Laura Trott clinched her second gold medal at track cycling’s World Cup in Manchester yesterday, triumphing in the omnium. She enthused: “To win here is massive in front of a home crowd and it means I’ve qualified for the worlds now.” MORE

Saints march on after beating Irish

Northampton maintained their fine form and push for the Premiership title by seeing off London Irish 19-14. James Wilson crossed for Saints and Stephen Myler kicked 14 points as they made it five league wins from seven matches. MORE

Interview: Shane Warne

The former spinner opens up to Jack Pitt-Brooke – and he does not have many positive things to say about the England captain Alastair Cook’s qualities as a leader and tactician. MORE

Wales crash out to impressive US

Wales became the first team to be knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup after they lost 24-16 to the United States at the Racecourse Ground yesterday. The Americans need only beat Scotland at Salford on Thursday to claim their place in the last eight. MORE

Scotland and Italy draw in thriller

Scotland and Italy remain unbeaten in Group C after they shared an enthralling 30-30 draw at Derwent Park yesterday. Brett Hellewell’s second try in the 70th minute made sure both teams claimed a share of the spoils. MORE

Career Services

Day In a Page

Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
Transfers: How has your club fared in summer sales?

How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup