The Week in Sport (25-31 Jan)

This week’s The Week in Sport features all the latest action from the fourth round of the FA Cup, while Novak Djokovic claimed a sixth Australian Open title in Melbourne.

Football

It was FA Cup fourth round this action this weekend with holders Arsenal overcoming a stubborn Burnley 2-1, while Man United seeing off Derby 3-1 to reach the next stage.

Arsenal are still on course for three-in-a-row after a 2-1 win over Burnley image: 90min.com

Arsenal are still on course for three-in-a-row after a 2-1 win over Burnley
image: 90min.com

You can check out more results from the FA Cup fourth round at this link, including comfortable wins for Chelsea and Man City, who saw off MK Dons and Aston Villa respectively.

The fifth round draw will see Man City make the trip to Chelsea, Arsenal host Hull in a repeat of the 2014 final, while Man United make the trip to League One side Shrewsbury. Full draw here.

A penalty shoot-out win over Stoke saw Liverpool book their place in the Capital One Cup final, where they will face Man City after Sergio Aguero’s header gave them a 4-3 aggregate win over Everton.

Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid, while Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick as Real Madrid thumped Espanyol 6-0.

In transfer news, Chelsea’s Ramires has moved to China for £25m, while former England international Ashley Cole has joined LA Galaxy on a free transfer.

In other news, Chelsea defender John Terry will leave the Blues when his contract expires in the summer, while former Man United defender Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement following his release from Inter Milan.

Tennis

Novak Djokovic claimed his sixth Australian Open title as the world number one bagged a straight sets win over Andy Murray, who suffered his fifth final defeat in Melbourne.

NOvak Djokovic has matched Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg with 11 grand slam titles image: bbc.com

Novak Djokovic has matched Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg with 11 grand slam titles
image: bbc.com

Djokovic booked his place in the final after a convincing win over Roger Federer in the semi’s, after lacklustre displays against Gilles Simon and Kei Nishikori, while Murray bagged his final spot by overcoming a five-set thriller with Milos Raonic.

On the women’s side of things, Serena Williams must wait for a 22nd career grand slam as Germany’s Angelique Kerber stunned the American to win the Australian Open for the first time.

You can check out a day-to-day recap of all the action in Melbourne at this link.

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