Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks with Wayne Rooney after he is substituted during the  match at the King Power Stadium Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal refused to blame his Manchester United players for another flat display after they hit back from Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking(...)

Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the second goal for West Ham Reuters / Graham Stuart

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham Dick Advocaat could only look on in horror as Sunderland squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Ham amid spec(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (right) and West Ham United’s Carl Jenkinson battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: PRESS ASSOCIATION

West Ham withstood a barrage of second-half pressure to condemn Manchester City to their first defeat of the Barclays Premier League season. Goals fr(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal against Aston Villa with Darren Fletcher (left) and Solomon Rondon during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. Photograph: PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

Saido Berahino struck to continue his West Brom comeback as the Baggies claimed a deserved victory at Aston Villa. The striker poked in his first goal(...)

Damien Delaney (3rd R) of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team’s second goal at Carrow Road Photo: Getty Images

Norwich 1 Crystal Palace 3 Crystal Palace beat Barclays Premier League new boys Norwich 3-1 at Carrow Road, where referee Simon Hooper had cont(...)

Watford’s Miguel Layun celebrates scoring their first goal  Photo: Reuter

Everton 2 Watford 2 Watford earned a point on their Barclays Premier League return as they held Everton to an opening-day 2-2 draw at Goodison (...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “We are in a strong financial situation, a healthy one, and it is down to focus on football and the quality of our players”

Arsene Wenger has dismissed comments by Lord Harris that Arsenal could buy virtually any player in the world. Harris, a director at the club and found(...)

 Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “flattered” to be linked with Manchester United but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “flattered” to be linked with Manchester United but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane. The 21-year-old has been (...)

Despite signing for a club record fee of £24 million Darren Bent didn’t enjoy a happy time at Aston Villa and his release comes as no great surprise. Photo: Neville Williams/Getty Images

Aston Villa have offered a new contract to defender Ron Vlaar but released striker Darren Bent, the club have confirmed. Enda Stevens will also leave (...)

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson leaves court yesterday where he faced three offences of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one of grooming. Photo: Scott Heppell/PA

Adam Johnson could have a significant role to play as Sunderland attempt to drag themselves over the Barclays Premier League finishing line at Arsenal(...)