David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho endured a frustrating first half against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

Assistant coach Steve Holland admitted Chelsea fell below their own standards in the beating Newcastle but praised their reaction after José Mourinho(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates his goal during their  Premier League  match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0Jose Mourinho may have again landed himself in hot water by voicing his opinions but he left it to his Chelsea players to do the (...)

Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic ensured Everton’s festive flop continued with a fourth straight defeat at stru(...)

Arsene Wenger: “If you look at  the injuries we have with Wilshere, Ramsey and Arteta, we are a bit short at the moment in midfield.” Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has identified central midfield as the area he will look to strengthen when the transfer window opens. The Arsenal manager has previous(...)

Alan Pardew has told Newcastle United he wishes to end his four-year stint as manager of the club to return to former side Crystal Palace(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Alan Pardew is set to sever ties with Newcastle United after a tempestuous four-year spell in charge on Tyneside and return to his first professional (...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet  and his coaching staff celebrate Adam Johnson’s winning goal during the  Premier League match against  Newcastle United  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet admitted he was about to take derby hero Adam Johnson off minutes before he struck the goal which secured a fourth suc(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland scores the winning goal late on in the premier league match against Newcastle at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1Newcastle United are supposed to be counter-attacking specialists but they ended up being hoist by their own petard as a brill(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (C) celebrates scoring a goal with Benjamin Stambouli (L) and Andros Townsend during their English League Cup quarter-final win over Newcastle United at White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0This time it was Newcastle United who switched off. A mere 34 seconds were on the clock at the beginning of the (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a reflective mood  at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho was left complaining about ball-boys and spectators after seeing his Chelsea side’s unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Newca(...)