Roy Hodgson:  The 70-year-old will be charged with steering Crystal Palace to safety in the Premier League following a poor start to the season.  Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Roy Hodgson is to return to Premier League management with Crystal Palace a little over a year since England’s humiliating exit from Euro 2016 at the(...)

 Arsene Wenger: Little outward support for the manager in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth.   Photograph:  Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger says his dedication to Arsenal’s values persuaded him to reject an offer from Manchester United in 2001 and continue his career at the n(...)

Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0 Manchester City took advantage of Sadio Mane’s controversial sending-off to thrash Liverpool 5-0 in an eventful Premier(...)

Philippe Coutinho: “We could have put him in the squad to play at City but we both agreed it was probably better to wait . . ,” said Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

“Only the game, yes?” Jürgen Klopp teased, all mock earnestness before Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad. “The transfer window is now closed and Philipp(...)

The foyer of the new Titanic Hotel, Belfast. The hotel  has been designed to reflect its shipping past, as the headquarters of Harland & Wolff ship builders. Photograph: Press Eye/Darren Kidd

The Harland and Wolff headquarters in Belfast will begin a new chapter in history this weekend with the opening of Belfast’s newest luxury hotel, Tita(...)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Played against Liverpool at Anfield before signing for the Merseysiders less than a week later: Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Premier League clubs have voted narrowly in favour of closing the transfer window before the start of the domestic season, the measure coming into fo(...)

 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his team can continue their form from before the international break. Photograph: Reuters

August never seems an entirely satisfactory month. The closing of the transfer window and the scramble for last-minute deals always seems to deflect f(...)

 Alexis Sanchez is growing tired of what he views as constant criticism after Chile suffered a 1-0 defeat by Bolivia that threatens their participation in next year’s World Cup. Photograph: PA

Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez to be “very quickly back to his best” for Arsenal despite the uncertainty which surrounded the Chilean star in th(...)

Alexis Sánchez: Chile’s 1-0 loss to Bolivia on Tuesday leaves their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

In a little under a week Alexis Sánchez’s life has been turned upside down. When the Arsenal forward woke up last Thursday, on transfer-deadline day, (...)

 England’s Dele Alli during Monday night’s win at Wembley. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Hart has defended England team-mate Dele Alli after he was caught making an obscene gesture on camera during Monday’s win over Slovakia — but is g(...)