David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Two of Chelsea’s playing icons of last decade, John Terry and Didier Drogba, would have interesting viewpoints on Wednesday’s racist chanting by their fans at a Paris Metro station.Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty.

As the ball dropped squarely on the broad chest of Diego Costa in Paris on Tuesday night, the thought crossed the mind that somewhere in South Kore(...)

Ivory Coast’s players celebrate winning the African Nations Cup final  against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast 0 Ghana 0 (Ivory Coast win 9-8 on penalties) Could there have been a more unlikely hero than Boubacar Barry? He was the reserve ke(...)

James Milner’s late free kick rescued a point for Manchester City as they drew 1-1 at home to Hull. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City 1 Hull City 1Substitute James Milner struck a superb injury-time free-kick as lacklustre champions Manchester City rescued a point wit(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho had no desire to reflect upon last season’s fractious 1-0 loss at Villa, in which two of his players were dismissed and the manager was sent to the stands. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

José Mourinho has made a prickly comeback to media duties by offering a familiar reminder that Arsene Wenger escaped sanction for appearing to push t(...)

 Stevan Jovetic has been left out of  Manchester City’s Champions League squad to allow for the inclusion of new signing Wilfried Bony. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Manchester City have left striker Stevan Jovetic out of their Champions League squad to accommodate new €33.5 million signing Wilfried Bony. The arriv(...)

Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Bony celebrates his second goal during their quarter-final soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations against Algeria. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast are contesting their first international competition without former talisman Didier Drogba since the 2002 Nations Cup.Wilfried Bony was th(...)

Jonjo Shelvey of Swansea City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Southampton’s hopes of remaining in the top four suffered a blow as they succumbed to a superb late goal by Jonjo Shelvey. In the 82nd minute of a mat(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Kyle Naughton is close to sealing a €6.5 million switch from Tottenham to Swansea City. (Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Swansea City have agreed a fee of £5m with Tottenham for Kyle Naughton, with the full-back close to agreeing personal terms for his move to south Wale(...)