Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Hull defender Michael Dawson closes down Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann  during the  Premier League match  at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Hull 1Aston Villa equalled their best start to a Premier League season as first-half goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann e(...)

Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has no reservations over handing Mario Balotelli an immediate debut at Tottenham Hotspur, insisting the £16 million (€12 million) stri(...)

England’s Leighton Baines was left badly exposed at times against Italy in England’s opening World Cup Group D game in Manaus. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The grilling Wayne Rooney has received from the English media since Saturday’s defeat by Italy must have been welcome in at least one part of the Engl(...)

Luis Suarez capitalises on uncertainty in the Spurs defence to score his 29th goal of the season, the most by a Liverpool player in a Premier League campaign.

Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool’s title rivals, Manchester City and Chelsea, that they face a “tough cha(...)

 Jordan Henderson  celebrates with hisLiverpool  team-mates after scoring the fourth goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0: It is all falling into place for Liverpool. ‘Bre(...)

Leinster players Sharon Lynch (left) and Fionnuala Gleeson at the announcement of the sponsorship deal

Fruit and vegetable supplier Donnelly is to sponsor Leinster women’s rugby for the next three years. The Co Dublin company will use the (...)

Shane Long scores his first goal for Hull City during today’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Tim Keeton/Getty Images

Hull 1 Tottenham 1 Shane Long’s first goal for Hull saw them claim their first point of the year and end Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood’s perfect (...)

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring  Manchester City’s   third goal during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Wednesday night football round-up: Manchester City usurped Arsenal at the top of the table after emphatically ending Tottenham’s unbeaten Premier L(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor rolls in his second and Tottenham’s  third against Swansea City.Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea City 1 Tottenham 3Emmanuel Adebayor grabbed a brace as Tottenham won 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium to compound Swansea’s relegation fears. The s(...)