Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus appeals to the match referee Michael Oliver after his goal is ruled out by VAR. Photograph: PA

Football remains a magnificently capricious sport. You can crush its competitiveness with a self-perpetuating structure that leads to a radically uneq(...)

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Leander Dendoncker scores a goal that was disallowed following a VAR review. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Leicester City 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Neither of these sides will turn their nose up at a point prised from decent opponents, but both have caus(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling scores an own goal during the Premier League match against Wolves at Molineux.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Wolves 2 Manchester United 1 Ole Gunnar Solskjær must be sick of the sight of Wolves. Only 17 days after being dumped out of the FA Cup quarter-final(...)

 Chelsea’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against Huddersfield during the  Premier League  match at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Chelsea moved back into the top four as new signing Gonzalo Higuain’s first goals in English football helped them bounce back from their midweek drubb(...)

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores the opening goal during the  FA Cup  match against  Liverpool at Molineux. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Wolves 2 Liverpool 1 It would be wrong to suggest a club with Liverpool’s proud history will be completely unmoved about the prospect of a third-roun(...)

Jack Wilshere and Mark Noble of West Ham  argue with referee Stuart Attwell during their Premier League match against  Bournemouth at London Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Almost a week since West Ham’s defeat by Bournemouth at the London Stadium, it remains no easier to understand Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to play Ma(...)

Vincent Kompany challenges with Pepe during Belgium’s goalless draw with Portugal. Photograph: John Thys/AFPes

Vincent Kompany faces a race to prove his World Cup fitness after sustaining a groin complaint that led Belgium manager Roberto Martinez to select an (...)

Roberto Martinez and assistant Thierry Henry look on during a Belgium training session. Photograph: Bruno Fahy/AFP

There are many perks to representing your country at the World Cup. There’s the chance to make history, the fame, the glitz, the glamour and the pre(...)

Leigh Griffiths scores for Celtic in their   Champions League  match against  Anderlecht  at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Anderlecht 0 Celtic 3 Celtic have enjoyed so few successes in Champions League away matches that they are entitled to cherish this one. The response (...)

Stefano Okaka Chuka of Anderlecht celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Uefa Europa League Group J match against  Tottenham Hotspur  at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium  in Brussels. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Anderlecht 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Once again, Tottenham Hotspur were left with a sinking feeling from a Europa League away tie that they looked to hav(...)