Sean Longstaff: has made a big impression in a short time with Newcastle United. Photograph:  Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Anyone who has watched Sean Longstaff play will understand why his name appears in sentences also featuring the words balance, poise, vision and assu(...)

 Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie scores their winner from the penalty spot against Manchester City. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters.

Newcastle United 2 Manchester City 1 Rafael Benítez succeeded in making two sets of supporters very happy. Not content with choreographing a win whic(...)

Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against the  Ivory Coast. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1 Greece stubbornly refuse to enter the spirit of this liberating World Cup or give up their place in it. Water-tight, compact an(...)

Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change today when the(...)