Manchester City’s Yaya Toure fires home his side’s third goal despite an attempted block by Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak, during the  Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with his side’s 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace despite their lack of options up front.Desp(...)

David Silva scores his and Manchester City’s second goal  in the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace(...)

After 16 games last season Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge had scored 28 league goals between them; without them, Liverpool have scored only 19 goals in the same number of games. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

There are certain managerial cliches that we really do not like, phrases which we view with suspicion, sayings that seem to come too easily. One is: ‘(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez pauses during the match between Arsenal and Newcastle United last weekend. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

(...).”Wenger described Sanchez as being “made for the English game” because of his “instinctive and tough” style and he(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is close to signing a lucrative new contract. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples

Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard can go on to become one of Chelsea’s greats, but only if he is a key member of a side that claims major silverware(...)

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last month.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 (€13,000) fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last (...)

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019. Phootgraph: Adam Davy/PA

The club are also looking to secure future of English team mate James Milner (...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria could return for this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

SATURDAY Aston Villa (13) v Manchester United (3) On-loan Tom Cleverley, who would not have been allowed to play for Aston Villa against hi(...)

Steven Gerrard:  “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, so to get a good win at Bournemouth is a big lift and a lift that is very welcome.” Photograph:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Steven Gerrard has urged his Liverpool team-mates to “roll up your sleeves and fight for the club” as the side attempt to inject some momentum into th(...)

A  Swansea City mascot: the club charge €575 plus VAT to be a mascot on matchday. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

More than half the Premier League clubs have been accused of “excluding families from poorer backgrounds” after a Guardian study found that a few of t(...)