Dutch and French players applaud during a tribute to the late Johan Cruyff during the friendly international at the Amsterdam Arena. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters/United Photos

Netherlands 2 France 3 France captain Blaise Matuidi struck late to snatch a 3-2 win over the Netherlands in a thriller as fans and players paid trib(...)

Norwich City’s Robbie Brady celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the Premier League match against West Brom at The Hawthorns. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

West Brom 0 Norwich 1 Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady fired Norwich out of the relegation zone with the winner at West Brom to give the Canar(...)

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(...)

West Brom’s James McClean scores his side’s late equaliser in the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Second-placed Leicester joined Arsene Wenger’s side on 43 points thanks to a 1-0 win at Tottenham. Centre back Robert Huth headed home from a corner (...)

 Leicester fans have created a wonderful atmosphere at the King Power Stadium this season. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

We could dwell on the disappointing and the under-achieving. We could follow – head down and bored – Manchester United’s ramble to the fringes of ente(...)

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(...)

Raheem Sterling opened his Manchester City account in a 2-0 win over Watford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 2 Watford 0 Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini’s men maintained their flying Barclays Premier (...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

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 (...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with his Barcelona teammate Neymar after scoring his team’s third goal. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

An under-strength Barcelona side consolidated top spot in the Primera Division on Saturday afternoon with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Granada at th(...)