Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)

Jose Mourinho: “The same people who suspended my player didn’t want to suspend another player this weekend.” Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jose Mourinho has expressed his surprise that Robin van Persie escaped sanction from the English Football Association for flinging an elbow at West(...)

 Eljero Elia of Southampton celebrates with manager Ronald Koeman after his first goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Eljero Elia scored twice to fire Southampton back into third place in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought victory at Newcastle. The Dutchma(...)

John O’Shea (right) of Sunderland is challenged by Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Sunderland 1 Leeds United 0Shortly before kick-off several members of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup-winning team were presented to the crowd. The only sham(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland scores the winning goal late on in the premier league match against Newcastle at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1Newcastle United are supposed to be counter-attacking specialists but they ended up being hoist by their own petard as a brill(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 4It was the sort of night which mocked suggestions that this season’s Premier League is a one-horse race and poured scorn(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and Everton manager Roberton Martínez on the sideline at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Maybe Everton’s post-Europa League fatigue was to blame? Perhaps Adam Johnson’s enduring struggle to recapture his form should be held partly responsi(...)

Jonathan Walters  scores Stoke City’s  second goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Tottenham’s woes at White Hart Lane took another turn for the worse as Mauricio Pochettino’s side slumped to a 2-1 defeat at (...)

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(...)

Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Substitute Chris Wood gave Leicester something to celebrate on their return to the top-flight as his 86th minute effort sealed a 2-2 draw with Everto(...)