United’s  Cristiano Ronaldo preparing to shoot to score his team’s  second goal against  Newcastle at Old Trafford.  Photograph:   Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

They had come to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo and they got what they had come for: not one, but two opportunities to shout “Si!” as he celebrated goals(...)

Swansea City’s Matt Grimes scores their  goal  during the Sky Bet Championship playoff semi-final, second leg at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Swansea 1 Barnsley 1 (Swansea win 2-1 on agg) Swansea survived a late Barnsley surge to book a Championship final date with Brentford at Wembley. Th(...)

André  Ayew of Swansea City celebrates with team-mates Matt Grimes and Conor Hourihane after scoring his team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship playoff semi-final, first leg against Barnsley at Oakwell. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Barnsley 0 Swansea City 1 Perhaps form is not a prerequisite for securing promotion via the playoffs. Swansea finished the season with six defeats in(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their  second goal  during the  FA Cup fifth-round match against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Swansea 1 Manchester City 3 The Manchester City machine rolls on unparalleled. Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to a record-breaking 15th consecutive win(...)

 Rafael Benitez endured a frustrating summer transfer window. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Rafael Benítez has lost virtually all trust in Mike Ashley’s regime at Newcastle United and, no longer regarding his job as a long-term project, would(...)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates with the fans after the  match at Celtic Park. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Brendan Rodgers claims he was merely stretching his fingers as he accompanied Celtic fans’ 10-in-a-row chants with both hands following the 3-1 home w(...)