Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal: football now merely a part of the bigger equation that is commercial success at Old Trafford. Photo:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

It had threatened to be a bad weekend for Wayne Rooney, but then it all turned out rather well. After 34 minutes, he seized on Nabil Bentaleb’s mispla(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney applauds the fans after the match against Tottenham Hotspur  at Old Trafford, Manchester.  Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dominant display that enhanced their Champions League qualification hopes and dealt a serio(...)

A video has been released which appears to show Wayne Rooney being knocked out cold by former team mate Phil Bardsley. Photograph: Reuters

A video has been released which appears to show England captain Wayne Rooney being knocked out cold by his former team-mate Phil Bardsley in a sparrin(...)

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(...)