Raheem Sterling reacts to the racist chanting from Montenegro fans after scoring England’s fifth goal at Podgorica City  Stadium on  Monday night. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

The Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has described the racist abuse directed at England’s players in Podgorica as “a disaster” with Montenegro now fa(...)

England were 5-1 winners over Montenegro at Podgorica City Stadium on Monday night. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Uefa has opened formal disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro after England players were subjected to racist chants during their resounding win a(...)

England manager Gareth Southgate after his team’s win in Montenegro. Photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Southgate has denounced as “unacceptable” the racist abuse to which his players were subjected by sections of the home support during their res(...)

Ross Barkley celebrates his opening goal with Callum Hudson-Odoi. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Montenegro 1 England 5 By the time they had finished, it seemed barely believable that there was a brief while when England looked in danger of losin(...)

Marcus Rashford has been ruled out of England’s double-header against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty

Marcus Rashford has been ruled out of England’s Euro 2020 qualification double-header after failing to shake off an ankle injury, manager Gareth South(...)

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been promoted to the England senior squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been promoted to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Monte(...)

Richarlison scores Everton’s first goal during the Premier League match against  Chelsea  at Goodison Park. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton 2 Chelsea 0 Chelsea will never find their way into the top four at this rate. They dominated for much of the game without being able to come(...)

 Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his third goal in win over Dynamo Kyiv. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Dynamo Kyiv 0 Chelsea 5 This ended up more like a bye into the Europe League quarter-finals than the perilous encounter Maurizio Sarri had rather war(...)

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi scores their third goal during the  Europa League round of 16 first leg  against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0 This was the kind of breeze of a tie Maurizio Sarri must crave. Chelsea, a club who have endured such a cluttered schedule fo(...)

Maurizio Sarri: “We are one point from the top four, on the same as Arsenal, and [people say] Arsenal are doing well,” said Sarri.  Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

Maurizio Sarri strides out at Wembley a dead man walking. He can cling to football’s capacity to shock, and even convince himself an appearance in th(...)

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