Wayne Rooney scored Manchester United’s third in their 3-0 win over Stoke City. Photograph: Reuters

Wouldn’t you just know it? You wait 11 games for a first-half goal at Old Trafford and then two come along at once. Either Stoke have hit an unusually(...)

Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe celebrates his goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final first  leg against Stoke City at the Britannian Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to Liverpool is that in the closing stages Stoke City had abandoned their new so(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sits dejected on the bench during the Barclays Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

The pressure increased on Louis van Gaal after Manchester United were handed an embarrassing beating at Stoke. Bojan Krkic took advantage of a terri(...)

 Roy Jones Jr lies on the canvas  after being knocked out by  Enzo Maccarinelli in Moscow. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Roy Jones, like Floyd Mayweather, only more dramatically, has long since ceased to justify the appellation “Junior”. He is aging before our eyes in a (...)

Stoke City  striker Marko Arnautovic scores the winning goal in the Premier League match against Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City 1 Chelsea 0 Chelsea suffered a third straight Premier League defeat as they were beaten 1-0 at Stoke to heap the pressure back on their ab(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland’s striker Jon Walters returns to action with Stoke City this weekend, after failing to secure his move to Norwich. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is confident Jonathan Walters’ professionalism will shine through now the transfer window has closed with him still at the Brit(...)

Dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay is Stoke City’s latest signing. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke City have announced the signing of the former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Premier (...)

Nathaniel Clyne has completed his €17.6m move to Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Nathaniel Clyne has become Liverpool’s sixth signing of a hectic summer after completing a €17.6 million move from Southampton. The England internati(...)

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Southampton for Nathaniel Clyne. Photograph: PA

Liverpool have agreed a £12.5m (€17.5m) deal for the Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne and the player is set to become the club’s sixth signing o(...)