January was a busy month for Jason Mann and his side as they extended their lead at the top of the league while also progressing in both domestic cups. In the opening game of the new year, P. Ferreira played host to FC Porto and lost the match 6-2 as new signing Wellington Nem scored twice. In the following game, Estoril visited Estadio do Dragao and were soundly beaten 5-0; including a brace from Ademilson. A double trip to FC Porto's nearest rivals in the League Cup and league then followed; with FC Porto being victorious in both games against Vit. Guimaraes with a 1-0 win followed by a 3-2 result.
Vit. Setubal then hosted FC Porto and were beaten 3-2 in a well contested game; ensuring FC Porto continue on their great run int the Taça de Portugal Semi Final. A trip to Nacional de Madeira then followed for Jason's Mann team and two goals from midfielder Moutinho helped in a 3-0 win. A double trip to Sporting Lisbon then followed for FC Porto in the league and Taça de Portugal Semi Final. A 2-1 victory meant FC Porto picked up another three points in the league while the first-leg of the Semi Final was won 1-0.
FC Porto doubled their lead at the top of the Portuguese Premier League during January. Some impressive results saw the team pull 12 points ahead of second placed Vit. Guimaraes. Giants Benfica closed the gap on second place to just 4 points - although they're now 16 points away from leaders FC Porto. In 17 league games, Jason Mann's side have scored 63 and conceded just 11 leaving the team on a goal difference of +52 with 47 points. Striker Jackson Martinez failed to score a league goal this month - therefore dropping to second place in the goal scoring charts on 13 as Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has netted 14.
Brazilian midfielder Wellington Nem was the first addition to FC Porto in January as the deal had already been agreed for £3.5 million from Fluminense. A long spell passed before Jason Mann began making deals again - as Urby Emanuelson was the second player to join the Portuguese leaders in January. A loan deal was struck with A.C Milan for the winger to join until the end of the season. The final day of the transfer market was a busy time for FC Porto as 4 deals were completed. Brazilian striker Eduardo, formerly of Arsenal, joined on a loan deal until the end of the season as Mohamed Sissoko, formerly of Liverpool, and Laurentiu Branescu signed similar deals. Experienced centre half Ricardo Carvalho re-joined FC Porto for a mere £100,000 from giants Real Madrid after leaving 10 years ago.