Joey Barton, who was released by QPR at the end of last season, has made no secret of his desire to return to the Premier League. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

West Ham have withdrawn their interest in Joey Barton after their fans made clear their displeasure at any potential deal. The club had been keen to b(...)

Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Richard Dunne, in action here against Man City striker Sergio Aguero, will not have his contract renewed by Queens park Rangers. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne is on the look out for a new club after the 35-year-old defender was one of six players let go (...)

Sergio Agüero celebrates after scoring Manchester City’s fourth goal fagainst QPR at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

When the endgame arrived, QPR politely ushered themselves out without barely a flicker of resistance. No arguing at the door, no recriminations or an(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero clips the ball over QPR goalkeeper Robert Green as centre back Richard Dunne looks on during the    Premier League  match at Etihad Stadium. Photo: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Manchester City 6 QPR 0When the endgame arrived, QPR politely ushered themselves out without barely a flicker of resistance. No arguing at the door, n(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

Cesc Fabregas, wearing a protective mask, scored a late winner for Chelsea at Loftus Road. Photograph: Inpho

Queens Park Rangers 0 Chelsea 1 Managers and players will point to the fixtures still to be played, arguing there are potential slip-ups as well as op(...)

Swansea City’s Bafetibis Gomis celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Hull failed to ease their relegation fears as Swansea closed in on their best-ever Barclays Premier League points total with a 3-1 win at the Liber(...)

Aaron Lennon score Everton’s second in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: PA

Queens Park Rangers 1 Everton 2The chances of Everton being dragged into the relegation mire receded this afternoon thanks to a second-half winning go(...)

Jonathan Walters bagged a hat-trick as Stoke City saw off QPR 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Stoke City 3 QPR 1 QPR remain without an away point this season and second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League after Jonathan Walters’ hat-tr(...)