Manchester United’s Anthony Martial celebrates scoring against Stoke City at Old Trafford. Photograph: EPA

Manchester United 3 Stoke City 0 If this is how Pep Guardiola’s impending arrival across town can galvanise Manchester United then the rest of the (...)

Giannelli Imbula is now a Stoke player, having joined from Porto. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke have smashed their transfer record to sign Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula for €24.2million. The 22-year-old signed a five-and-a-half year co(...)

 Stoke City’s Marc Wilson has been ruled out until April through injury. Photograph: EPA

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed Marc Wilson will be out until April due to the knee injury sustained on Saturday, making the 28-year-old (...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as ma(...)

Jürgen Klopp: “Going to Wembley is the best thing you can do in football.” Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has described a cup final appearance at Wembley as the “best thing you can do in football” but said the prospect of an all-Merseyside co(...)

Aiden McGeady is likely to get a rare start for Everton in their FA Cup fixture against Dagenham and Redbridge. The Ireland winger was sent off during last season’s third round defeat to West Ham. Photograph: Getty

Everton outcasts Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady are both in line for a rare start when the Toffees take on Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup on (...)

Manchester United have been uninspired under Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. Photograph: Getty Images

José Mourinho has been available for three weeks now, and still no takers. Clearly three weeks is not exactly a lifetime in exile for a football mana(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren receives treatment for a hamstring injury before going off in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

Jürgen Klopp was delighted with Liverpool’s 1-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first leg victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium but said he may (...)

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(...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is confident his team can claim this year’s League Cup. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed plenty of trophies as a player but is eager to hunt down some silverware from the dugout — something he feels Britis(...)