Jérôme Garcès, who sent off Jared Payne in last year’s Heineken Cup, will referee Ireland’s match with Scotland. Photograph: Darren Kidd/INPHO/Presseye

“Not rolling away”, “off his feet”, “in from the side”, “crooked-in”, “forward”, “not releasing”, “dropping his bind” and “boring in”, represent a tin(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Adam Lallana scores Liverpool’s third goal against Swansea in their English Premier League game at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA.

  Liverpool 4 Swansea 1 Liverpool ended 2014 as they opened it. Their defence can still cause palpitations from the most harmless (...)

Sadio Mane of Southampton evades Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni  to score their first goal during the  Premier League match  at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Southampton’s resurgence continued in style with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on an afternoon when the (...)

Wales are three points clear of Belgium in Group B after hanging on to draw 0-0 in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Brussels

Wales survived a late onslaught to force a goalless draw against Belgium in their Euro 2016 qualifying match in Brussels on Sunday, with their key man(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Swansea City manager Gary Monk, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Monk has signed Federico Fernandez from Napoli. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a(...)

Chelsea’s Demba Ba celebrates scoring the winner  against Swansea City. Photograph: Rebecca Naden / Reuters

Swansea City 0 Chelsea 1 The forgotten man of Chelsea is doing a dec(...)

Manchester City’s Fernandinho scores a  against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Swansea City 2 Manchester City 3: Another three goals and another three points made it seven straight wins for Manuel Pellegrini’s team, who survived (...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic vies for the ball with Swansea’s Ashley Williams (R) during the English Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Andy Rain/EPA

Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0 Once the adrenaline was spent and the anxiety had given way to exhaustion, Jose Mourinho’s sense of humour clicked in. “They(...)

Everton’s Seamus Coleman celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the  Premier League match against Swansea  at the Liberty Stadium.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Swansea 1 Everton 2: Ross Barkley, the man Roberto Martínez has described as a “real English diamond”, sparkled again as the Everton midfielder capped(...)