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Video: The Independent looks back at the major headlines from the weekend's Premier League action

Gus Poyet has made his first move of the January transfer window with a bid of £2.5m for Liam Bridcutt

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Liam Bridcutt in £2.5m deal

The midfielder joins from Brighton

Frazier Campbell celebrates with Criag Noone after scoring for Cardiff in the FA Cup against Birmingham

Premier League: Cardiff City v Norwich City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium

Ignacio Scocco at former club Newell's Old Boys

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Argentine international Ignacio Scocco

28-year-old arrives from Internacional in Brazil

Juan Mata poses with his new Manchester United shirt on Monday

Premier League transfer news: Club-by-club guide to all the completed signings and latest rumours

All the news from each Premier League club

Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

Sunderland v Stoke City: Interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher infuriates Gus Poyet

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to Old Trafford

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 28 January 2014

Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Paolo Di Canio said that if players turned up with mobile phones, he would throw them in the sea

Paolo Di Canio labels Lee Catermole and Phil Bardsley 'rotten' and claims Sunderland captain John O'Shea is two-faced

Di Canio's comments are the latest in a long line of criticisms against the players at his former club after he was sacked in September

Transfer news: Cardiff City set to complete double swoop for Manchester United pair Fabio and Wilfried Zaha

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will wrap up permanent deal for Fabio, with Zaha expected to join on loan

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone celebrates making a save during Wednesday's shoot out

FA Cup: Sunderland v Kidderminster match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light

Spain midfielder Juan Mata has been a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge for most of this season

Transfer news: Juan Mata can help Manchester United rebuild, even if it upsets Arsene Wenger

Wenger is not happy with having to play a stronger United but David Moyes must use his latest signing to turn around fortunes at Old Trafford

Phil Jones misses his penalty for Manchester United

The worst penalty shoot-out ever? Penalty-by-penalty analysis of Sunderland's Capital One Cup victory over Manchester United

Four efforts saved, three attempts off-target and only three goals - was this the worst penalty shoot-out in history?

David Moyes smiles after Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0

Manuel Pellegrini insists he is taking it one game at a time as Manchester City reach Capital One Cup final

City swept West Ham aside in the semi-final, winning 9-0 on aggregate

Manchester United v Sunderland: Tom Cleverley admits United have re-set targets for the season

Retaining their Premier League crown looks impossible, but they are just two wins away from winning the Capital One Cup

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain