Rio Ferdinand has said he has been “overwhelmed” by the support he has received in the wake of the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison. Photograph: PA

Rio Ferdinand has described being “overwhelmed” by the support he received from football fans after his wife died.The former England captain said Rebe(...)

New Oldham Athletic manager Darren Clarke was previously a coach at the Sunderland Academy.

On Plato Street the taxi drivers were Asian. Along past the new mosque and Portuguese takeaway and up the hill towards Boundary Park, a huge flag of S(...)

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(...)

Riio Ferdinand and wife Rebecca Ellison, who has died of cancer. Photograph: PA

Rebecca Ellison, the wife of the Queens Park Rangers and England defender Rio Ferdinand, has died of cancer, the player announced on Saturday.She had (...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Greg Dyke’s proposals to increase the number of home-grown players in club squads. Photograph: Reuters

Michel Platini has backed Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eigh(...)

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: Reuters

Queens Park Rangers 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 QPR’s hopes of beating the drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credential(...)

Sheffield United’s Jamal Campbell-Ryce (2nd left) scores his sides second goal of the game against Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

QPR 0 Sheffield United 3It is a pleasant conundrum that Nigel Clough is used to by now, having guided Sheffield United to a third Premier League scalp(...)

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal scores the opening goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers at Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Beating Queens Park Rangers at home is not something a side should get too excited about these days, especially one of Arsenal’s calibre, but this was(...)

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