Burnley host Chelsea in a Division One game  from Turf Moor, Burnley circa 1965. The club have been playing on this piece of land since February 1883. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty

Angel Di Maria’s last appearance for Real Madrid came in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against neighbours Atletico almost a fortnight ago. Th(...)

Newcastle United’s Remy Cabella challenges Aston Villa’s Alan Hutton   at Villa Park in Birmingham. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0Ten-man Newcastle registered their first point of the new Premier League season after fighting out a disappointing 0-0(...)

Manchester City substitute Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Stadium. Photograph: Lindsay Parnaby /EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2 Sergio Aguero came off the bench to ensure a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions(...)

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Liverpool have made their first signing of the summer after confirming striker Rickie Lambert has completed his move from Southampton.The 32-year-old,(...)

Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring the opener during the last week’s match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Photograph: AFP

It is said sometimes that a player gets better when he is not on the pitch. It is said because he leaves a gap and those who stand in perform less wel(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates with his players, including skipper John O’Shea (right) after the  Premier League victory over  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph; Darren Staples/Reuters

Premier League round-up: Sunderland took a huge step towards cementing their top-flight status by beating Manchester United 1-0 to hand Ryan Giggs the(...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew watches his team during their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

A beleaguered Alan Pardew admitted his players had underperformed since the turn of the year and let down the club’s support as the Newcastle U(...)

Swansea’s Wilfried Bony fires home an injury-time penalty to score his second and the winning goal against Newcastle in the Premier League clash  at St James’ Park.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Premier League round-up: Wilfried Bony’s injury-time penalty snatched a vital 2-1(...)

Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu celebrates  their winner at Sunderland. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Wes Brown’s own goal took Everton into the Champions League places as Sunderland’s relegation fears took a turn for the worse after a 1-0 defea(...)

 October 12th, 1996: (left to right) Arsene Wenger  watches his first game in charge of Arsenal, a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers  at Ewood Park, alongside  assistant manager Pat Rice and physio Gary Lewin. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Patrice Evra once considered the domination of Alex Ferguson, the success, the longevity, the aura, and then came up with the assessment: “Alex(...)