Middlesbrough players celebrate after they beat Manchester United 3-1 on penalties to advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester United 0 Middlesbrough 0 (Middlesbrough win 3-1 on penalties) Wayne Rooney’s season is going from bad to worse. The Manchester Unite(...)

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka takes his side to play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Photograph: Getty

The death of steel-making in Redcar means this winter threatens to be unusually dark on Teesside and the responsibility resting on Aitor Karanka’s sho(...)

Shay Given is set to complete a move to Middlesbrough from Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Middlesbrough are hoping to complete the permanent signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on Wednesday. According to reports the 39-year-old Rep(...)

Jonas Gutierrez is mobbed by his  teammates after his goal virtually guaranteed Newcastle’s Premier League survival. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0When it was all over, as Newcastle briefly allowed themselves to bask in a pleasure that had been a long time comi(...)

Danny Rose (far left) scores Tottenham’s second goal in the Premier League game against Hull at White Hart Lane. Photo:   Suzanne Plunkett/ Reuters/Livepic

Premier League round-up: Hull’s chances of staying in the Premier League received a hammer blow as they lost 2-0 at Tottenham.The Tigers squandered a (...)

 Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s winner against West Ham United at  the Boleyn Ground in London. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

  West Ham Utd 0 Chelsea 1 If Chelsea do indeed hoist their third Premier League title under José Mourinho’s stewardship in May then(...)

Eden Hazard heads home to give Chelsea the lead in the Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton park. Photograph:   Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ha(...)

West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho  celebrates with team mates Aaron Cresswell and Andy Carroll after scoring  against Bristol City during their FA Cup fourth-round  match at Ashton Gate. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

Bristol City 0 West Ham 1It was not convincing by any stretch and for long periods Bristol City threatened to add their name to the list of giantkilli(...)

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

Premier League round-up: Andy Carroll was on target as West Ham’s fourth win in five games ensured Leicester would be bottom of the Premier League at (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is congratulated by Branislav Ivanivich and Nemanja Matic after doubling his side’s lead during the 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull at Stamford Bridge. (...)