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

Recruitment Genius: Service and Installation Engineer

£22000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...

Recruitment Genius: SEO / Outreach Executive

£20000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is a global marketin...

Recruitment Genius: Junior Estimator

£17000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Negotiator - OTE £24,000

£22000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An enthusiastic individual is r...

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 23 October 2013

Arsenal come up short as Chelsea turn on the style

Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages suffered a blow with a home defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring for the Germands, before Olivier Giroud levelled for the home side. But all their good work was undone  as Robert Lewandowski (above) scored the winner with eight minutes remaining.

Fernando Torres marked his 100th start for Chelsea with two goals in their Champions League defeat of Schalke, a result which sent Jose Mourinho’s side top of Group E.

The Spanish striker scored once in each half, before  Eden Hazard added another three minutes from time.

It means Chelsea’s opening defeat to Basel is a distant memory and Mourinho said: If you do garbage [against Basel] then you have to clean it up and we cleaned it up. We’ve got two matches at home so now we are in good condition to qualify and we’ll try to finish top. It’s an important victory for us.”

Torres added: “Teams take time to settle but we are improving.” MORE

Keane hits back at ‘disloyal’ Fergie

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane last night became the first player to hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson’s book revelations. “He doesn’t know the meaning of the word [loyalty],” Keane said. “It doesn’t bother me, but to criticise players who bought him success I find very strange.” MORE

Coloccini ruled out until Christmas

Newcastle United have been dealt a major blow after captain Fabricio Coloccini was ruled out for eight weeks with a groin injury. The 31-year-old defender damaged it playing with Argentina last week and the severity has meant he has now been sent back to his homeland to recover.

Pellegrini attacks Moscow pitch

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has slammed the poor state of the pitch for today’s crucial Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow. “We must pray,” the Chilean said. “If it is raining, it will be impossible to play. I couldn’t believe when I saw the pitch.” MORE

Godley after sweet smell of success

Emily Godley hopes to reap the benefits of sacrificing her beloved chocolate when she competes in the 63kg at the world championships in Wroclaw, Poland tonight. “You have to sacrifice a few things if you want to get where you want to be,” the 23-year-old admitted. MORE

Premiership five failed drug tests

Five Premiership players tested positive for “recreational drugs” last season, the RFU have revealed. None have them will be disciplined or identified, with each being fined £50,000 and advised to enrol on counselling programmes. MORE

Welsh quartet back Cup breakaway

The controversial plan by English and French sides to replace the Heineken Cup received a significant boost last night when Welsh sides Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets threw their weight behind the new venture.

Hock thrown out of  World Cup squad

England forward Gareth Hock has been thrown out of England’s World Cup squad after being sent home from a Loughborough training camp following what officials described as “serious breaches” of team discipline. Huddersfield’s Brett Ferres replaces him.

England aim to end the year unbeaten

Serena Guthrie is confident England can round off an unbeaten year in this week’s Tri-Series tournament with South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago. “We have had a good year,” the centre said. “We are undefeated and want to keep that run going.” MORE

Moore admits Dutch disaster

Gary Moore has blamed himself for Dutch Masterpiece’s poor showing in the Prix de l’Abbaye. “He was a bit sick before,” the Sussex trainer said. “I should have just scrapped the idea but got carried away.”

Stephen Brenkley

Batting is where England must ensure a rich harvest in the Ashes because bowling is Australia’s greater strength. Alastair Cook will be scrutinised. If he comes through, all will be well. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?