Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: “It’s 38 games and I wasn’t celebrating a party after 10 games”. EPA/ANDY RAIN

After a while the questioning about Louis van Gaal began to bore Ronald Koeman, but something else also bothered him: his answer. He had known that a(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the opening goal  against Stoke City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Manchester United 2 Stoke City 1Manchester United are beginning to resemble the juggernaut of old. This was a fourth consecutive league win under Lou(...)

Ciaran Clark challenges Irish team mate Shane Long during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park last night. Photograph:  Nick Potts/Pa

He mightn’t have featured at all if it wasn’t for a litany of recent injuries to Aston Villa’s centre backs, but Ciaran Clark’s performance during (...)

“I always used to be on holiday during Christmas and now we have a lot of games to prepare for.” Photograph: Chris Ison/Pa

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has criticised England’s “crazy” Christmas schedule, claiming the traditional fixture pile-up only favours the biggest (...)

James Collins of West Ham United confronts James McCarthy of Everton   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom on Saturday to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campai(...)

April and Joe English in Crosshaven, Co Cork.

The death has been announced of the yachtsman Joe English (58), the former skipper of Ireland’s first entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race in h(...)

 Steven Fletcher (2nd left) of Sunderland celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Two-goal Steven Fletcher felt Sunderland earned the little bit of luck they got en route to winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace. Fletcher scored a brace and(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (left) celebrates after scoring the winner from the   penalty spot against  Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Chelsea survived a scare to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 victory over neighbours QPR. Charlie A(...)