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(...)

Chris Brunt: the West Brom midfielder was one of a handful of senior men who missed Wednesday’s friendly defeat against Scotland but is set to return to the side with vital points at stake this weekend. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Chris Brunt hopes Sunday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland can be the first in a series of Windsor wonders for Northern Ireland. The West (...)

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City.McAuley was a v(...)

Manchester City’s  Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring the opening goal. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City 3 WBA 0 Referee Neil Swarbrick took the gloss off Manchester City’s return to winning ways as the Premier League suffered yet a(...)

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(...)

 Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal in the  Premier League game against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Premier League round-up: Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Premier League.The Irons, who had started the day(...)

Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Romania 2 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their(...)