Hull City boss Steve Bruce has demanded an apology from out-of-favour defender Paul McShane. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has demanded an apology from out-of-favour defender Paul McShane. The Republic of Ireland international, who is a fans’ fav(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA 2:31

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

 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(...)

 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,(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

Frank Lampard of Chelsea acknowledges the crowd after the scoreless draw with   Norwich City at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

CHELSEA 0 NORWICH CITY 0In the end this result may actually have put paid to both these side’s lingering hopes this term. The Chelsea team returned to(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (centre) celebrates his goal against Norwich City with team-mates Lucas Leiva (right) and Steven Gerrard. Photograph: Reuters

“We go to Norwich and do exactly the same. We go again.” Those were the words Steven Gerrard barked into the hudd(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez scores past Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy during their Premier League soccer match at Carrow Road. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the performance of teenager Raheem Sterling after his two goals helped the Reds beat Norwich City 3-2(...)

 Raheem Sterling’s shot spins off Norwich defender Bradley Johnson for Liverpool’s third goal in the Premier League game at Carrow Road. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Norwich 2 Liverpool 3 “We go to Norwich and do exactly the same. We (...)

Stoke City’s  Jonathan Walters  is shown the red card by referee Andre Marriner following his challenge on Norwich’s Alexander Tettey  during the  Premier League match  at Carrow Road. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Cardiff captain Steven Caulker led from the front with two goals as the Welsh club won a crucial e(...)