Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (c) has signed a new deal with Leicester City Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Leicester City have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with the club, running until 2019. The club officially announced the new deal wit(...)

Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola (left) with  Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

Transfer spending by Premier League clubs this season has surpassed the £1billion mark for the first time, according to Deloitte. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Transfer spending by Premier League clubs this season has surpassed the £1billion mark for the first time, according to Deloitte. It may have been a (...)

Everton manager Roberto Martínez has been heavily critical referee recently. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

One curious aspect of Louis van Gaal’s struggle has been the way in which he has often seemed to acknowledge that his critics have a point. Van Gaal’s(...)

A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

Owen Garvan of Colchester United: seemed set at one stage to follow in the footsteps of grandfather and uncle, Con and Mick Martin, by playing for Ireland.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Less than three years after he started for Crystal Palace in the playoff final win that got the London club to the Premier League, Wembley is notiona(...)

Players from both sides react to Everton’s Irish defender Seamus Coleman’s late miss against Swansea at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP /Getty

From the moment his alarm first pinged at 5.50am on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick was in a mood most foul. Was is it the cold shower (he had forgotten to(...)

Olivier Giroud  runs past Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  after he was substituted by Gabriel following Per Meterescaker’s sending off. Photograph:   Clive Mason/Getty Images

There was a great deal of booing in the Premier League over the weekend. Old Trafford saw the loudest boos, with the home fans now in open revolt aga(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech marshals his defence during the  FA Cup third-round  match between Arsenal and Sunderland. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

There was a time, not that long ago, when Chelsea’s eyes would light up at the prospect of a collision with Arsenal. This was an occasion to reimpose(...)