Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic:  “ I don’t want to say that we’re going to win it but we’re going to try, we have quality.” Photo: David Davies/PA

Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea could claim an unprecedented quadruple, citing the mentality and depth of José Mourinho’s squad as the main reasons for(...)

 Manchester City’s Joe Hart in action against Crystal Palace  at the Etihad Stadium, a game in which City registered their eighth win in sucession. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Joe Hart is expecting Manchester City to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea for the title in what could be a titanic tussle but the goalkeeper said defending(...)

  Jonas Gutierrez  featured in an under-21 fixture having returned to training following his battle with testicular cancer. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jonas Gutierrez has thanked friends, family and football fans for their support after the Newcastle man made his comeback having battled testicular ca(...)

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last month.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 (€13,000) fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last (...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Frank Lampard scored Manchester City’s winner in their 1-0 victory over Leicester City moving him up to joint fourth in the all time Premier League goalscorers list

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard notched a trademark goal on Saturday to draw level with Thierry Henry in fourth place on the list of leading (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is congratulated by Branislav Ivanivich and Nemanja Matic after doubling his side’s lead during the 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull at Stamford Bridge. (...)

Winston Reid of West Ham could benefit a number of top teams this January. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Sam Allardyce will not be letting Winston Reid leave on the cheap in January and would rather see the defender leave West Ham on a free next summer.Th(...)

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is not thinking of qualifying for the Champions League, yet  with Andy Carroll returning to form things could change on that front in January. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is not dreaming of qualifying for the Champions League just yet but that could change in January if his side con(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)