Hull City manager Steve Bruce looks dejected after his side was relegated at the KC Stadium  yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters

They began the afternoon cheering and ended it in the same admirable manner despite having just witnessed their team being relegated. The Hull City s(...)

“A great pro, his nice, self-deprecating sense of humour concealing a steely resolve to get the job done. Steve was up for every game . . . if you were to create the perfect club captain it would be Brucey,” said Roy Keane of former Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce.  Photograph: Ryan Browne/PA.

In the passage behind the pressroom, where the heat and scrutiny had been intense, Steve Bruce stared downwards as he spoke. He looked pale and forlor(...)

Former Republic of Ireland under-21 goalkeeper Aaron McCarey “strenuously denies deliberately taking any banned substances” after the English Football Association placed him under suspension for failed a drug test for a non-performance enhancing substance. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland under-21 goalkeeper Aaron McCarey “strenuously denies deliberately taking any banned substances” after the English Football(...)

 Hull City’s Jake Livermore: he was the club’s record signing when he left Tottenham in 2013 for £8 million. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore has been suspended by the club and the Football Association after testing positive for cocaine and will not play (...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s second goal despite Hull’s Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady’s best efforts. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

  Hull City 1 Arsenal 3 Another masterclass in passing and movement from Santi Cazorla and two more goals from Alexis Sanchez were (...)

Michael Dawson celebrates after scoring Hull City’s winner against Liverpool at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Hull City 1 Liverpool 0 Michael Dawson scored his first goal for Hull City to help Steve Bruce’s team take another step towards Premier Leagu(...)

Hull City’s Michael Dawson heads home a goal in the Premier League game against Liverpool at   the KC Stadium,   Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Hull City 1 Liverpool 0 Michael Dawson’s first-half header sunk woeful Liverpool at the KC Stadium and lifted Hull to the brink of Premier League saf(...)

Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

They got there in the end but Chelsea were made to exert themselves to maintain their dominant position in the Premier League title race after Thibau(...)

Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)

James Milner’s late free kick rescued a point for Manchester City as they drew 1-1 at home to Hull. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City 1 Hull City 1Substitute James Milner struck a superb injury-time free-kick as lacklustre champions Manchester City rescued a point wit(...)