Crystal Palaces defender Joel Ward heads home the winning goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 In the end there were examples all over the pitch. Linger on former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney, once(...)

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(...)

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s red card after 16 minutes left Newcastle with an uphill battle against Arsenal. Photograph: Getty

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after controversial striker Aleksandar Mi(...)

George Eastham in action for  England in 1966. Photograph: Allsport UK /Allsport

George Eastham needed help. Eastham and his wife had moved into a new club-owned house in Newcastle but the garden was a mess, the grate on the firepl(...)

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish celebrates his side’s second goal in the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium last April. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo

There is a story that does the rounds among the compact Gaelic football community in Warwickshire of Jack Grealish’s first match for his local club, J(...)

Liverpol have held three clean sheets from three games so far this season. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he has paid more attention to defensive matters this season but insists it will not compromise the team’s att(...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)

Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti shows the name of Manchester United football club during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

Manchester City’s unhappy knack of being handed tough Champions League draws continued on Thursday, when they were placed into a group alongside last (...)

Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

 Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the return of Liverpool’s high-intensity pressing after the club’s third clean sheet in a row during Monday’s 0-0 dr(...)