Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe celebrates his goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final first  leg against Stoke City at the Britannian Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to Liverpool is that in the closing stages Stoke City had abandoned their new so(...)

 Leicester fans have created a wonderful atmosphere at the King Power Stadium this season. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

We could dwell on the disappointing and the under-achieving. We could follow – head down and bored – Manchester United’s ramble to the fringes of ente(...)

Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic missed out on a hat-trick as this shot beat Manchester City’s Joe Hart but came back off the post.  Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Stoke City 2 Manchester City 0 Stoke duo Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri tore Manchester City to shreds in a brilliant first-half display which(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to sign for Stoke City for €17 million. Photograph: Getty

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to sign for Stoke City for €17m after watching the opening defeat to Liverpool on Sunday despite Mark Hughes admitting last mon(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben celebrates scored twice against   AS Roma  at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini / Reuters

AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at(...)

Franck Ribery will miss the game against Arsenal this week. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the second leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League tie with Arsenal on Wednesday with an ankle injury. (...)