Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the second goal for West Ham Reuters / Graham Stuart

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham Dick Advocaat could only look on in horror as Sunderland squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Ham amid spec(...)

 Jose Mourinho during his press conference at Cobham on Friday. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jose Mourinho’s deep-lying antipathy towards Arsene Wenger has surfaced yet again in the wake of the Frenchman’s post-match comments at Stamford Bridg(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish runs at the Leicester City defence at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

  Leicester City never lie down. Aston Villa appeared to have floored the hosts here when Carles Gil put the visitors 2-0 up midway throug(...)

Nathan Dyer of Leicester City beats goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score their third goal at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City 3 Aston Villa 2 Leicester City staged a remarkable comeback from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and go second in the Premier Le(...)

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring his side’s goal against Tottenham at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Nigel French/PA

Leicester 1 Tottenham 1 Late goals from Dele Alli and Riyad Mahrez lit up an otherwise largely forgettable 1-1 draw between Leicester and Tottenham, (...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

Riyad Mahrez scored an early brace as Leicester City blew away Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Leicester City 4 Sunderland 2 A first-half blitz from Leicester blew away Sunderland to hand new boss Claudio Ranieri a dream start. Riyad Mahrez’s do(...)

 Claudio Ranieri has been appointed first by Leicester as their new  manager. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will not be taking over as manager of Leicester City after the Premier League club announced on Monday afte(...)

The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)


I understand that the French rugby coach, Philippe Saint Andre and Italian -born, current Greek soccer coach Claudio Ranieri have something in comm(...)