Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Brendan Rodgers’s decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain’s emergence off the b(...)

 Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Crystal Palace 0 Aston Villa 1How Paul Lambert and Aston Villa needed this, a first victory in 10 and a first goal for Christian Benteke since March. (...)

Mile Jedinak’s brilliant late freekick sealed victory for Crystal Palace against Liverpool at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1If Liverpool had arrived in this corner of south London haunted by last season’s capitulation here then they will feel pro(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata celebrates scoring his side’s winning goal against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 1 Crystal Palace 0Juan Mata stepped off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United returned to winning ways despite a lacklu(...)

  Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul holds back Aston Villa’s Tom Cleverley (left) and Aston Villa’s Ashley Westwood during an exchange of words with match referee Neil Swarbrick   at Villa Park. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Aston Villa and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashi(...)

  Glenn Whelan of the Republic of Ireland receives treatment during the Euro  2016 qualifier against  Germany   in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill is set to be without both Glenn Whelan and Wes Hoolahan for the critically important European Championship qualifier against Scotland (...)

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock (left) and Chelsea manager José Mourinho before the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

José Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any other championship than the Premier League after their scintillating(...)

Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace scores his team’s second against  Leicester City at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Graziano Pelle’s acrobatic volley ensured an unhappy south coast return for Harry Redknapp as Southampton saw off QPR 2-1 at St Mary’s. On-loan defen(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Fraizer Campbell of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3Crystal Palace and Europe do not combine well for Everton. Five months on from a 3-2 win that edged Tony Pulis’s team toward(...)