Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

Jose Mourinho has said Chelsea must do better after their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side’s failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss(...)

Joel Ward’s goal gave Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win(...)

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(...)

Connor Wickham: player has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Crystal Palace have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a five-year deal for what they said was an undisclosed fee. The London club are believ(...)

Danny Graham scored his first goal for Sunderland as his side picked up a priceless three points away at Everton. Photograph: Getty

Everton 0 Sunderland 2Sunderland striker Danny Graham’s first goal for the club may have been a fluke but its significance could not be under-estimate(...)

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal against Burnely. Photo: Paul Burrows/Reuters

For the first time in five months Leicester have climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three as their unlikely great escape edged a step closer t(...)

Christian Benteke’s first half header gave Aston Villa a precious 1-0 win away at Spurs. Photograph: PA

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Aston Villa 1Christian Benteke scored his eighth goal in six games to hand Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham and ease Ast(...)

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland scores the winning  goal during the  Premier League match against Newcastle  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Newcastle 0Reminders of the old adage about form being temporary but class permanent can rarely have been more welcome.A truly terrible g(...)

Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)