Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1: Liverpool rounded off their season with a narrow victory over nine-man Newcastle, but it was not enough to end the Anf(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho  holds back assistant coach Rui Faria  after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean during their  Premier League  match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied a Football Association misconduct charge related to his post-match comments following the Premier Leag(...)

Connor Wickham  celebrates scoring his second goal with Sunderland captain John O’Shea  during the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Sunderland 4 Cardiff 0: Connor Wickham and Emanuele Giaccherini could not have picked a better moment to start reminding everyone of the old a(...)

 David Silva receives treatment before being carried off during Manchester City’s 3-1 win over West Brom last night. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City face an anxious wait to discover if David Silva can play a part in the last four games of their Premier League season after the(...)

Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full (...)

A couple of weeks ago, Jose Mourinho had a little moan about Manchester City. Why, he wanted to know, did everybody love City and hate Chelsea,(...)

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(...)

Wes Brown of Sunderland makes his way down the tunnel after being sent off for a challenge on Charlie Adam of Stoke City. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Sunderland have announced they will appeal against Wes Brown’s red card after the defender was sent off against Stoke at the weekend.The decision by r(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Saturday 23rd November Arsenal (1) v Southampton (3) Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from two months out following abdominal surgery. Germ(...)

Incoming Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. File Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Humour and hardness. Someone who knows Martin O’Neill from the inside of a dressingroom once distilled the qualities of the next Republic of Ireland m(...)