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

Recruitment Genius: Trainee Sales Consultants - OTE up to £35,000

£15000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Franchise Operations Manager - Midlands or North West

£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The position will be home based...

Recruitment Genius: Hotel and Spa Duty Manager

£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...

Recruitment Genius: Marketing Executive

£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This independent publishing and...

The Sports Matrix: Monday 16 April 2012

Atkinson admits 'ghost goal' mistake to Redknapp

Harry Redknapp revealed last night that referee Martin Atkinson admitted to him in the aftermath of Tottenham's 5-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea that he made a huge mistake in allowing Juan Mata's "ghost goal" to stand.

It came four minutes into the second half with Chelsea 1-0 up when Mata had a shot blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto in a goal-mouth scramble. Replays showed the ball had not crossed the line and even Chelsea captain John Terry admitted in a radio interview that he did not think the goal should have stood.

"I spoke to him [the referee]," said Redknapp, above, after the game. "He says he feels worse than I do [for allowing Juan Mata's goal to stand]. I said: 'I don't think so.' But he says he feels bad. He knows he's made a mistake and he says he'll have a bad week as well. Nothing we can do now."

Chelsea will now meet Liverpool in the final on 5 May. MORE

Ferguson admits Young penalty 'fall'

Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday admitted that Ashley Young won the penalty with a "dramatic fall" in Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. "It was a dramatic fall, he maybe overdid it," Ferguson said. "But it was a penalty." MORE

Martinez: Maloney can provide 'magic'

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes Shaun Maloney can make an impact against Arsenal tonight to help steer his side to Premier League safety. "He is a player who is capable of that little bit of magic that gives you results," said Martinez. MORE

Donald replaced by McIlroy as No 1

Luke Donald will be replaced by Rory McIlroy as World No 1 when the rankings are announced today, after failing to finish in the top eight at the RBC Heritage tournament last night. "I'd have liked to have played a bit more consistently this year," Donald said.

Notts take control as Surrey falter

Nottinghamshire established themselves as the early leaders in the County Championship after completing a second win in as many matches, beating Durham by 114 runs. Elsewhere, Surrey lost to recently promoted Middlesex by three runs. MORE

Quins chief hails troubled Wasps

Harlequins' director of rugby Conor O'Shea offered his support to financially troubled Wasps after his Premiership leaders' 33-17 win over them. "English rugby needs Wasps," said O'Shea. "They are too big a club, too great a club, to disappear." MORE

Dominant Rosberg claims maiden win

Nico Rosberg claimed his maiden grand prix win with a strong display in China, the German leading from pole position to claim Mercedes' first F1 victory since the 1955 Italian GP. McLaren's Jenson Button was second and Lewis Hamilton third. MORE

Opinion: James Lawton

Synchronised died doing something of his own volition. Separated from his jockey, AP McCoy, he kept running and jumping. He wasn't pushed beyond his limits or his appetite. He was in charge of his own destiny. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
A year of the caliphate:

Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue