Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane applauds fans at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Predictions have been pretty pointless so far in this topsy-turvy Premier League season but much more of this and people are going to start backing (...)

Zinedine Zidane lifts the 1998 World Cup at the Stade de France. Zidane captained a France team that represented a rainbow nation of different ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: Lutz Bongarts/Getty Images

The sunlight in Montpellier, the food in Lyon, the stadium in St Etienne, the atmosphere in Paris. Frank de Boer’s composed brilliance, Michael(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney exchanges words with Manchester United’s Ander Herrera during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0 Manchester United lost ground in the race for the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace that cou(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (right) and West Ham United’s Carl Jenkinson battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: PRESS ASSOCIATION

West Ham withstood a barrage of second-half pressure to condemn Manchester City to their first defeat of the Barclays Premier League season. Goals fr(...)

Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring his second goal for West Ham against Newcastle at Upton Park. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters.

West Ham 2, Newcastle Utd 0: Slaven Bilic gave Steve McClaren another miserable evening as West Ham finally got their home campaign up and running wit(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from his Tottenham contract by mutual agreement, the club have announced. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from his contract with Tottenham by mutual agreement. Adebayor had not been included in the club’s 25-man Barclays(...)

Saido Berahino: player has said on Twitter that he will never play for West Brom. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace insisted the Baggies must start repairing the damage left by the Saido Berahino saga. The Albion owner rejected(...)

Nikica Jelavic has joined West Ham United from Hull City, bringing the Hammers total dealings on deadline day to three. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

West Ham have announced the signing of striker Nikica Jelavic from Hull City as the Premier League club take their number of deadline day signings to (...)

Cheikhou Kouyate and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool compete for the ball at Anfield. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 West Ham United 3 West Ham United defended everything en route to a first win at Anfield for 52 years so it was fitting that their manager(...)