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Herald Sun Form Guide : January 18th 2013
78 Herald Sun, Friday, January 18, 2013 heraldsun.com.au + + + + FB123 C M Y K DHS 18-JAN-2013 PAGE 78 FIRST 'Herald Sun Digital Pass' *Limited Offer. Available to new subscribers in VIC only where normal home delivery exists. See heraldsun.com.au for full offer terms and conditions. Customer Service hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm and Saturday 7:30am to 11:30am (AEST). PR3206 GET THE PAPERS EVERY DAY DELIVERED DIGITAL ACCESS FULL $10FOR THE FIRST 28 DAYS* then $8.95 a week. CS_15736612 BREAKING NEWS I LATEST SCORES heraldsun.com.au SPORT SOCCER Saints alive, Rafa at a loss RAFAEL Benitez blamed Chelsea's defensive problems for its failure to beat struggling Southampton and admitted skipper John Terry remained in major doubt for the weekend clash with Arsenal. Chelsea allowed a two-goal first-half lead to slip at Stamford Bridge as the Saints battled back for a 2-2 draw that left the European champion 13 points adrift of Premier League leader Manchester United and all but extinguished its domestic title hopes this season. Interim Chelsea manager Benitez said the Blues must improve quickly if they were to claim three points when London rival Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday night. ''We cannot be happy drawing at home,'' Benitez said after yes- terday's game. ''We have to de- fend as a team, as a unit. It's something we have to improve. ''We know the problems we have when the other team are well organised. We have to sustain at- tacks, keep the ball, and that's not something we did today.'' Chelsea led through Demba Ba and Eden Hazard but Southampton recovered through Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon to move three points clear of the relegation zone. Benitez has been on the end of taunts from Chelsea supporters since replacing sacked fans' favourite Roberto di Matteo in November. And he admitted the hostile atmosphere at Stamford Bridge was beginning to affect his players. Terry's return would provide Chelsea with a major lift, particularly after the home supporters had again voiced their frustration. But the centre back, on the bench for yesterday's clash, is not yet fully recovered from a knee problem. ''He's not match fit to play 90 minutes,'' Benitez said. ''He needs to play some minutes. We'll see how he trains. It will be difficult.'' Yesterday's draw came on the same day as former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's long-time target for the manager's job at Stamford Bridge, joined German giant Bayern Munich --- the team the Blues beat in last season's Champions League final. Back from injury: Wayne Rooney is challenged by West Ham's Alou Diarra. Picture: AFP United survives penalty flaws ALEX Ferguson called on Manchester United to improve its penalty-taking after Wayne Rooney missed the side's fifth spot-kick of the season yester- day. United, the record 11-times FA Cup winner, advanced in this year's competition with a 1-0 third round replay win against Premier League rival West Ham at Old Trafford, thanks to Rooney's ninth-minute goal. But the England striker wasted a chance to put the result beyond doubt when he blazed over a penalty 12 min- utes from time. It was Rooney's second pen- alty miss of the season, with Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Nani also prov- ing fallible from the spot. Ferguson wants to see United, who nevertheless are seven points clear at the top of the table from Premier League champions Manchester City, enjoy better penalty returns. ''It's not 'one of those things','' the United boss said. ''We have to improve. ''There's talk of the boy (Rickie) Lambert at Southampton --- he's scored 33 out of 33. That's what penalty- kick taking is all about.'' Rooney, in his first appear- ance since injuring his knee in training on Christmas Day, scored in the ninth minute after a superb ball from Anderson sent Hernandez clear down the left-hand side. Ferguson praised Ryan Giggs' impact on the match and backed the 39-year-old to play on for another season. Wenger: Jack one out of the box ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere is well on the way to becoming the complete midfielder after his goal knocked Swansea City out of the FA Cup yesterday. The 21-year-old England inter- national scored the only goal four minutes before the end of the third-round replay at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger, who had deployed Wilshere in a central attacking role instead of his usual deeper, more defensive position, was rewarded with an outstanding overall performance as well as the goal. ''Jack played in a different pos- ition tonight, a bit higher up, and it suited him,'' Wenger said. ''A complete midfielder can defend and attack and Jack can also dribble and give a final ball, so the closer players like him are to the goal, the better it is for them.''
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