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January: Ones to Watch

4th January 2016

Sports4Bars looks ahead to some of the key sporting fixtures coming up in January, including the Barclays Premier League tie between Newcastle United v Manchester United and the 3rd Test between England and South Africa

Friday January 8
5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Darts: BDO World Championships
Action from Lakeside as some of the world's top players battle it out for the BDO crown.

Friday January 8
7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby:
Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks
Both sides are in need of injecting some consistency into their performances with mixed results so far.  

Saturday January 9
5pm
BT Sport 2 HD
FA Cup: 3rd Round Proper
The road to Wembley continues with the Third Round, featuring some of the country's biggest clubs.

Sunday January 10
2pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby:
London Irish v Newcastle Falcons 
This will be a crucial battle given that both teams are hovering around the relegation zone.

Tuesday January 12
7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Newcastle United v Manchester United
Can Manchester United achieve a victory at St James' Park?

Wednesday January 13
8pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Liverpool v Arsenal
A head-to-head between two of the Premier League's more cerebral managers.

Thursday January 14
8.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Test Cricket:
South Africa v England - 3rd Test, Day 1
England will be looking to conclude the Test series in some style after some astonishingly good performances in the earlier tests.

Thursday January 14
8.30am
Sky Sports 4
Golf: Johannesburg Open 
Action from South Africa featuring top golfing talent from around the globe.

Saturday January 16
12.30pm
Sky Sports 5
Championship: Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United 
Both sides will be desperate for league points here, particularly struggling Leeds United.

Saturday January 16
12.30pm
Channel 4
Channel 4 Racing: Wetherby 
National Hunt racing from the Yorkshire racecourse

Saturday January 16
12.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Tottenham v Sunderland
White Hart Lane is the stage for this Premier League tie. Spurs won 1-0 in the earlier fixture between the two teams.

Sunday January 17
2.05pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Liverpool v Manchester United 
A North West derby at Anfield which will be a major test for both sets of players

Sunday January 17
4.15pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Stoke City v Arsenal 
Stoke have achieved some famous victories this season and will relish the visit of Arsenal.

Monday January 18
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Swansea City v Watford 
Quite a surprise package, Watford have proven themselves to be far from relegation fodder in recent months.

Saturday January 23
12.30pm
Channel 4
Channel 4 Racing: Ascot & Haydock Park
Ascot’s New Year gets underway with arguably its best-loved Jumps race - the Grade One Sodexo Clarence House Steeple Chase.

Saturday January 23
12.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Championship Football: QPR v Wolves 
Both teams have settled for mid-table solidity this season and could push on into the top ten in the table.

Saturday January 23
12.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Norwich City v Liverpool
Can Jurgen Klopp maintain the excitement amongst the Anfield faithful which greeted his appointment last year?

Saturday January 23
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: West Ham v Manchester City 
A tough ask for the Hammers as Man City roll into London.

Sunday January 24
1.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Everton v Swansea City 
The Toffees will be favourites for this clash given Swansea's well-documented struggle this season.

Sunday January 24
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:
Arsenal v Chelsea
A huge game in the capital as the Blues travel to the Emirates. Chelsea actually won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September.

Monday January 25
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football:
Burnley v Derby County
Both teams are riding high in the table and focusing on a place in the play-offs.

Friday January 29
7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Northampton Saints ­v Wasps
Neither side has been able to achieve much consistency from week to week and this could go all the way to the wire.

Saturday January 30
12.30pm
Channel 4
Channel 4 Racing: Cheltenham & Doncaster
Action from the famous Yorkshire and Gloucestershire racecourses.

Saturday January 30
1pm
Sky Sports 3 HD
Snooker: World Seniors 
Some famous faces of yesteryear battle it out on the green baize. 

Saturday January 30
3.15pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Saracens v Bath
Sarries have looked in imperious form this season and Bath look unlikely to match their opponents' ferocity up-front.

Sunday January 31
3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs
The Warriors are desperate to throw off their worthy losers tag and gain some crucial points.

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