Patrick Bamford scored twice in Leeds United’s victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

Patrick Bamford’s double sent Leeds to the top of the Championship after a bad-tempered 2-0 win at 10-man Wigan at the DW Stadium. Marcelo Bielsa’s m(...)

Ireland and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph: ‘Robbie wants us to play football at all times.’  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After Middlesbrough’s underwhelming summer of transfer activity, Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph is hopeful that the acquisition of his compatriot (...)

Middlesbrough’s Robbie Keane and Jonathan Woodgate during a pre-season friendly against  Hartlepool United  at Victoria Park, Hartlepool. Photograph:   Mark Fletcher via Getty Images

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Luton Town’s James Collins (left) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match against Middlesbrough at Kenilworth Road. Photograph:  Darren Staples/PA Wire

Luton 3 Middlesbrough 3 For lovers of goalmouth action this was a charmingly helter-skelter start to the Championship season. For Graeme Jones and Jo(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane speaks at Crumlin Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Robbie Keane says will he will decide on whether to accept an offer to become Jonathan Woodgate’s assistant at Middlesbrough by the end of the week. T(...)

Robbie Keane has been offered the assistant manager job at Middlesbrough. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane is weighing up an offer to take on the same role at Middlesbrough where his former Tottenham Hotspu(...)

 Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shows appreciation to the fans after their defeat to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on  Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images)

Tottenham’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Sunday extended a miserable record at their temporary home while White Hart Lane is redeveloped. (...)

AS Monaco players train at Wembley ahead of their Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Photograph: Afp

For Mauricio Pochettino, the devil is always in the detail. Tottenham Hotspur will begin a new chapter in their history when they step out to face Mo(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)

Watford’s Troy Deeney scores their first goal in the  Sky Bet Championship match against Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road. Photograph:   John Walton/PA

Championship round-up: Bournemouth fought back from 2-0 to return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a thrilling 4-2 triumph over 10-man Birm(...)