David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring against West Ham United yesterday evening. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

When Sam Allardyce branded Louis van Gaal’s team as “long-ball United” following Daley Blind’s late equaliser from a Marouane Fellaini knockdown, the (...)

Stoke City’s Peter Crouch celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1John Carver and Mark Hughes obtained their pro licence coaching qualifications after studying alongside each other on t(...)

 The cash-strapped Rangers board has agreed a £10million emergency loan deal with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct firm, it has announced to the Stock Exchange. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

The cash-strapped Rangers board has agreed a €13million emergency loan deal with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct firm, it has announced to the Stock Excha(...)

The Rangers board have turned down a €25.5 million takeover bid from American Robert Sarver due to a lack of shareholder support. (Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The Rangers board has blocked Robert Sarver’s €25.5 million takeover bid, the club has confirmed to the stock exchange.The US financier had wanted to (...)

Kevin Long has been offered a new contract by Burnley despite a knee injury on Premier League debut ruling him out of action for the rest of the season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Burnley have confirmed Kevin Long has signed a new deal at the club despite rupturing his cruciate knee ligaments on his Premier League debut against (...)

 Alan Pardew left Newcastle United to manage Crystal Palace.  Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Alan Pardew wants to restore the spirit of his playing days after coming “home” to take over as Crystal Palace manager.Pardew was released from his Ne(...)

Alan Pardew has told Newcastle United he wishes to end his four-year stint as manager of the club to return to former side Crystal Palace(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Alan Pardew is set to sever ties with Newcastle United after a tempestuous four-year spell in charge on Tyneside and return to his first professional (...)

Crystal Palace are set to make an official approach for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew as they look to replace the sacked Neil Warnock

Crystal Palace are expected to make a formal approach for Alan Pardew early this week after identifying the Newcastle United manager as their preferre(...)

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This year the winner of Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz will receive a pair of flights from Dublin to London, courtesy of London City Airport along(...)