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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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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible