Arsenal striker Theo Walcott in action with Stoke City’s Jack Butland: Arsenal had 29 efforts on goal. Photograph: Alan Walter/Reuters

Theo Walcott ought to have left the Emirates Stadium with the match ball, and he knew it, but the Arsenal striker was happy enough with the sense of(...)

Kyle Lafferty: “I had to grow up sometime. The team and the country needs the Kyle Lafferty with the head screwed on”. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

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

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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(...)

Wayne Rooney celebrates netting a hat-trick as Manchester United defeated Club Brugge in their Champions League playoff tie. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Club Brugge 0 Manchester United 4 (1-7 on aggregate) This was an evening of optimum satisfaction for Manchester United. Wayne Rooney ended a 10(...)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney produced another frustrating performance as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 0 Manchester United’s need for attacking reinforcements was laid bare at Old Trafford as they stuttered to(...)

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 (...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

Southampton striker  Shane Long gets above Newcastle’s Daryl Janmaat to head home the equalising goal during the   Premier League match at  St James’ Park. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Newcastle 2 Southampton 2 At the final whistle Steve McClaren strode out to the centre circle to applaud his new public. The politely understated way (...)

Nigel De Jong’s tackle against Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup final, he was in the spotlight again against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has dismissed complaints about a Nigel de Jong tackle during Tuesday’s friendly match against Bayern Munich by sayin(...)