Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be fired by Real Madrid this week, with the Italian to take a year out in order to have an operation on his back. Photograph: Afp

West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to b(...)

Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez celebrates scoring his team’s second goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: AFP Photo / Ian MacNicol

In far too many ways the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United has been all about the abdication of responsibility. It speaks volumes that almost exact(...)

Jonas Gutierrez is mobbed by his  teammates after his goal virtually guaranteed Newcastle’s Premier League survival. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0When it was all over, as Newcastle briefly allowed themselves to bask in a pleasure that had been a long time comi(...)

 Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Southampton. Photograph: Afp

Leicester City 2 Southampton 0 Leicester continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power S(...)

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital on Sunday after suffering a stroke. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire.

Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following the severe stroke he suffered on Sunday and is able to sit up in bed, his family has said.The former (...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

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(...)

An artist’s impression of how the Olympic Stadium will look when West Ham move in. Photograph: Getty

Fresh questions have been raised over whether West Ham’s deal to move into the Olympic Stadium contravenes European state aid laws, potentially leavin(...)

Dick Advocaat failed at first to appreciate intensity of Old Firm derby. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Dick Advocaat has managed various teams at assorted points across the globe but one of the game’s foremost “world travellers” is not about to underest(...)

Swansea City’s Bafetibis Gomis celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Hull failed to ease their relegation fears as Swansea closed in on their best-ever Barclays Premier League points total with a 3-1 win at the Liber(...)