England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves  Carlos Bacca’s  penalty during the  penalty shootout with Colombia in the World Cup Round of 16  match at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

As the clock ticked towards the 90th minute at the Spartak Stadium, thoughts inevitably drifted to what lay ahead for England. Next up would be Sweden(...)

Nemanja Matic signs for Manchester United at Aon Training Complex in Manchester. Photograph: Man Utd via Getty Images

Six months into his first season back at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho had identified three key areas in which his team were deficient. Hindsight suggests(...)

Olympiakos’s pragmatic manager Marco Silva will have his side set up to frustrate Arsenal on Wednesday night. Photograph: Afp

Expect Arsenal to have the ball. Expect Olympiakos not to care. The joke in Greece goes that Olympiakos’s desire to play on the break creates the impr(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina scores an own goal during the Champions League Group F match against Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Olympiakos 3 Arsenal are on the brink. For the last 15 seasons their participation at the Champions League knock-out phase has felt set in (...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

Leonardo Ulloa scored twice as Leicester City took another huge stride towards survival with a 3-0 win over Newcastle. Photograph: Reuters

Leicester City 3 Newcastle United 0 Battling Leicester pulled crisis club Newcastle deeper into relegation trouble with a convincing 3-0 Barcla(...)

 John Terry scores Chelsea’s second goal during the Premier League game against Leicester City at King Power Stadium. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leicester City 1 Chelsea 3There was a point when Chelsea looked like they might be stretching out the run-in longer than anyone had anticipated and Le(...)

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa celebrates his goal against Swansea. Photo: Ryan Browne/PA Wire

Premier League round-up: Leonardo Ulloa grabbed his first Premier League goal since St Stephen’s Day Day as Leicester climbed off the bottom of the ta(...)

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(...)

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