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(...)

FC Midtjylland’s Morten Duncan Rasmussen celebrates with team amtes after scoring the 1-0 during the UEFA Europa League playoff second leg soccer match between FC Midtjylland and Southampton FC in Herning, Denmark. Photo: Bo Amstrup/PA

Southampton were sent crashing out of Europe on Thursday evening courtesy of a strike from FC Midtjylland’s very own ‘Big Dunc’. Former Celtic striker(...)

Everton’s English defender John Stones controls the ball during the English League Cup football match between Barnsley and Everton. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thu(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates Everton’s fifth goal during their English League Cup tie against Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AP

Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra-time) John Stones started for Everton the day after submitting a transfer request but was part of a side whic(...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Chelsea have all but sealed a €30 million deal with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro, beating Manchester United to get the Spain internatonal. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea have completed the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro in a deal believed to be worth €30million. The Premier League champions stepped in to s(...)

Ronald Koeman brings his Southampton team into Europa League action tonight. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has said his squad will take time to gel this season after a busy transfer window that saw a number of key players (...)

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson (right) has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving.

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving. It is alleged the soccer s(...)

Martin O’Neill seemed exasperated over the fitness of Everton’s Aiden McGeady. Photograph: Inpho

While the Jack Grealish saga rumbles on, the fitness of Martin O’Neill favourite Aiden McGeady is probably at least as pressing a concern for the man(...)