In the morning, the Round of 17 of the EPL continued with Newcastle facing Sunderland at St James’ Park. The game was looking to end at a stalemate until Adam Johnson in the 90th minute for Sunderland put them ahead who has now scored against Newcastle three seasons in a row. After that game it was the match which saw to giants face off against each other in Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. Liverpool dominated possession and scored the first goal just before half-time but in the space of a minute found Debuchy for Arsenal leveled it up. In the second half, Giroud got the Gunners ahead but a 97th minute header from Skrtel ensured that the points were shared at Anfield. Heading over to Spain, Athletic Madrid continues to keep up with Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish Premier League Title after comfortably beating Athletic Club Bilbao 4-1 away from home.
Crossing over to America, there were seven NBA games to report on today. The most surprising result has to be the Houston Rockets comfortably defeating Portland Trail Blazers 95 – 110 where the Rockets never looked like losing. The San Antonio Spurs had a relieving win over the LA Clippers beating them 118 – 125. In other games, the Hornets beat the Nuggets 110 – 82, the Chicago Bulls continue a great season beating the Toronto Raptors 129-120 and the Golden State Warriors who are on fire this season embarrassed Sacramento Kings 108-128.
By Andrew Tohme
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