Aleksandar Mitrovic’s red card after 16 minutes left Newcastle with an uphill battle against Arsenal. Photograph: Getty

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after controversial striker Aleksandar Mi(...)

Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke gets his shot away despite the challenge  of  Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal during the Premier League match  at the Emirates. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Arsenal 0 Liverpool 0 This was Arsenal at their most bewildering. They were startlingly poor for so long Liverpool will have to consider this result a(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Crystal Palace’s Irish defender Damien Delaney  reacts after diverting a header by Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez into his own net at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 2 Arsène Wenger will hope normal service has been resumed. Embarrassed by West Ham United on the opening weekend, his team va(...)

West Ham’s Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate celebrates scoring their second goal during the  Premier League  match against  Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Ikimages

Arsenal 0 West Ham 2 The last time that Slaven Bilic tasted an away win on English soil, it was 2007, he was in charge of Croatia and there was a blok(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Belgium in the European Championship Group B clash in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

In another sign of the remarkable recent rise of Welsh football, Premier League outfit Swansea City are to establish coaching centres in Dublin, Belfa(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal in their FA cup final victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 year(...)