Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)

Stoke City’s Stephen Ireland celebrates scoring against Wrexham in the   FA Cup, third round match at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Stoke City 3 Wrexham 1Stephen Ireland ensured there will be no non-league representatives in the fourth-round draw of the FA Cup after Stoke City were(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

 Hearts defender Callum Paterson has been called into the Scotland squad for next Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.   Photograph: Richard Sellers/Getty Images

Hearts defender Callum Paterson has been drafted into the Scotland squad ahead of Friday’s European Championship qualifier against Republic of Ireland(...)

Jonathan Walters scores Stoke City’s second goal against Spurs  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty.

Home is not so sweet at the moment for Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham’s troublesome sequence in Premier League matches at White Hart Lane continued a(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has called Lewis Macleod into his squad for the visit of Ireland to Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

When Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and his Irish counterpart Martin O’Neill stand in opposing dugouts at Celtic Park on Friday week, their shared hist(...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

 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,(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)