Liverpool and Everton players clash during the last Merseyside derby in October at Goodison Park, which ended in 1-1 draw. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP photo

A mass reception committee awaited the Borussia Dortmund team coach on its return from Jürgen Klopp’s first Ruhr derby victory over Schalke in Septem(...)

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester City moved closer to the title with a 2-0 win at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 0 Leicester City 2 As the final whistle blew, half the pitch remained bathed in glorious spring sunshine but the rest was shrouded in de(...)

Aleksandar Mitrovic  collides with a fan as he celebrates scoring Newcastle United’s equaliser in the Premier League game against Sunderland at St James’ Park. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle United 1 Sunderland 1 An afternoon on which Rafael Benitez frequently looked like a man enduring a most unwelcome introduction to the despa(...)

West Ham’s Michail Antonio scores his team’s first goal against Sunderland in their Premier League clash at Upton Park. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

West Ham 1 Sunderland 0 Sam Allardyce endured an unhappy return to Upton Park as Sunderland slipped to a 1-0 defeat against West Ham. Michail Antoni(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was told by police to calm down after a touchline spat with Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp was instructed to calm down by a police officer after trading insults with Sam Allardyce and his backroom staff in the wake of Jeremain L(...)

 Harry Kane celebrates with Ryan Mason, as he lies injured after scoring the winning goal against Sunderland. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Sunderland 0 Tottenham 1 Ryan Mason fired Tottenham to their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season as Sunderland were made to wait for t(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

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(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland will miss the club’s FA Cup replay with Fulham. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is out of Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Fulham after undergoing surgery.The 27-year-old midfielder has (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)