Chelsea’s John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic show how much the point gained in draw with Arsenal means to them. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Gety Images

The nil-nil is one of football’s enduring image problems. People who don’t get the sport wonder how you can play any game for 90 minutes with nobody h(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal against Burnely. Photo: Paul Burrows/Reuters

For the first time in five months Leicester have climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three as their unlikely great escape edged a step closer t(...)

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle heads home  his second goal in the Premier League game against Tottenham at St Mary’s Stadium. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Southampton 2 Tottenham 2Mauricio Pochettino frustrated the fans that once adored him as Tottenham twice came from behind to secure a draw on his firs(...)

Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho clash on the sideline during Arsenal’s visit to Stamford Bridge last October. The managers have rarely seen eye to eye since the Portuguese first came to England in 2004. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

It was one of those typical Arsène Wenger throwaway lines, delivered with a faint smile playing across his lips but instantly revealing his true feel(...)

José Mourinho has rejected Arsène Wenger’s suggestion that it is “easy to defend”. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

José Mourinho has dismissed Arsène Wenger’s suggestion it is “easy to defend” and moved to justify Chelsea’s switch from an expansive to a more pragm(...)

Main striker? Daniel Sturridge is substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers in the FA Cup quarter-final replay against  Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on April 8th. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has cast doubt on Daniel Sturridge’s status as Liverpool’s first-choice striker by admitting that the club must sign a goalscorer thi(...)

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool look set to finish the season outside of the top four and without silverware. Photograph: Epa

Losing “is all part of the journey of being a winner”, said Brendan Rodgers on Friday when he cited Phil Mickelson’s history at the Masters as golf’s (...)

“I am always confident, because I always believe in my team in our game-plan,” says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ahead of the Manchester Derby. Photograph: Reuters.

Louis van Gaal says he and his Manchester United players “dream of victory” over Manchester City in Sunday’s 169th derby, with the Dutch manager stat(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa lies  injured   at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: EPA

José Mourinho expects to be without his leading goalscorer, Diego Costa, until May at the earliest as the Spain forward recovers from his latest hamst(...)