New signing Pedro scored on his Chelsea debut helping his side to a 3-2 win away at West Bromwich Albion. Photograph: Epa

West Bromwich Albion 2 Chelsea 3 The good news for Chelsea is that the defence of their title is up and running with a first victory of the sea(...)

Northern Ireland train at Windsor Park: Michael O’Neill may have five players from Premier League clubs in his starting line-up. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A Romanian reporter, perhaps lacking in some local knowledge, asked Michael O’Neill yesterday at Windsor Park if Northern Ireland would embark on a “g(...)

Cesc Febregas has had his three match ban for the straight red  card shown to him during Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to West Brom reduced to one game. Photograph: Reuters

Cesc Fàbregas has had his three-match ban reduced to just one after Chelsea successfully argued the initial punishment was excessive.The Spain midfiel(...)

Saido Berahino and Darren Fletcher celebrate West Brom’s opener in their 3-0 win over Chelsea at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Reuters

West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 0 This was not the way Jose Mourinho envisaged the Premier League champions playing out the rest of the season a(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

Chris Brunt’s deflected free-kick gave West Brom a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United 0 West Bromwich Albion 1Manchester United gave Liverpool more than a glimmer of hope in their push for Champions League qualificatio(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren lays on the ground dejected after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

West Brom 0 Liverpool 0Liverpool’s slim Champions League hopes suffered a huge blow as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at West Brom.The Red(...)

West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt has been hit with a Football Association charge for a tunnel bust-up with a match official as the fall-out from the club’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Aston Villa continues. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt has been hit with a Football Association charge for a tunnel bust-up with a match official as the fall-out from the c(...)

Brown Ideye’s West Brom turnaround continued as the Baggies routed West Ham 4-0 at the Hawthorns. (Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire)

West Bromwich Albion 4 West Ham United 0Reinvigorated striker Brown Ideye inspired West Brom to a 4-0 FA Cup romp against West Ham as the Baggies reac(...)

Danny Ings of Burnley scores their second goal past Ben Foster of West Brom at Turf Moor before the Baggies responded to salvage a point with two goals of their own. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Burnley 2 West Brom 2 Brown Ideye was West Brom’s unlikely saviour as they fought back from two down to draw 2-2 at fellow strugglers Burnley. (...)