Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

A late Toni Kroos goal gave Germany a 1-0 victory away to Spain tonight
Spain sunk by Kroos missile

Spain 0 Germany 0Between them, they have won international football’s last four major tournaments but for eighty-nine minutes Spain and Germany could (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney: record goalscorer in the Manchester derby with 11 goals. Photo: Nigel French/PA

Wayne Rooney has given Manchester United a big boost by being passed fit to lead the attack in tomorrow’s derby while the champions will be without t(...)

The signing of Ángel Di María, along with Radamel Falcao, illustrates the power United still wield in the transfer market, despite their absence from Europe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Here we go then, same old Manchester derby. Settled champion team against big-spending upstarts. Well-grooved star names against a roster of new faces(...)

 Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday’s derby against Manchester United and faces up to three weeks out with a knee injury. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Silva will be out for three weeks with a knee ligament injury in what is a sizeable blow to Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s 168th derby and We(...)

  Alan Pardew (left), manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after victory over Manchester City,  as Manuel Pellegrini  walks towards the dug tunnel. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was concerned about his team’s form after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle. (...)

Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal during the  Capital One Cup fourth round victory over Manchester City at  the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo:  Peter Byrne/PA

Manchester City 0 Newcastle United 2 Manchester City relinquished their grip on the League Cup in the worst possible fashion. The lack of spark (...)

 Diafra Sakho  celebrates scoring West Ham United’s second goal  with Enner Valencia  during the  Premier League match against  Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

James Collins declared that everyone was loving “on-fire” West Ham after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.Goals from Morgan Amalfitano and Diaf(...)

West Ham’s  Diafra Sakho  heads his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

West Ham 2 Man City 1Diafra Sakho’s seventh goal in as many Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton (...)

  Sergio Agüero of Manchester City misses with the rebound from his team’ssecond penalty attempt against Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1A virtuoso performance from Sergio Agüero earned Manchester City a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier Leag(...)