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(...)

West Ham’s Andy Carroll  celebrates scoring in the  Premier League match against  Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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After 16 games last season Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge had scored 28 league goals between them; without them, Liverpool have scored only 19 goals in the same number of games. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

There are certain managerial cliches that we really do not like, phrases which we view with suspicion, sayings that seem to come too easily. One is: ‘(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring Manchester United’s third goal in the  Premier League victory over Hull City at Old Trafford. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

Robin van Persie felt he was back in business after capping Manchester United’s convincing 3-0 win over Hull with a superb final goal.The Dutchman str(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling is mobbed by his team-mates after his scrambled goal put his side 1-0 up against Hull City at Old Trafford

Manchester United 3 Hull City 0Manchester United are back up to fourth spot after a controlled and dominant performance against Hull City at Old Traff(...)

Christian Eriksen scored late on as Spurs came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 at the KC Stadium

Two goals from White Hart Lane youth products featured on the scoresheet of this match but it was the dismissal of Hull’s Gastón Ramírez that had the (...)

Leicester City’s Wes Morgan looks on as Southampton goalscorer Shane Long gets ready to pull the trigger at St. Mary’s during his side’s 2-0 victory.

Premier League round-up: Shane Long sent a message to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill ahead of next Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Glasgow(...)

 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(...)

Hull defender Michael Dawson closes down Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann  during the  Premier League match  at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Hull 1Aston Villa equalled their best start to a Premier League season as first-half goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann e(...)