Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

 Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74. Photograph: PA Wire

Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74, the club have announced. Bell made 492 appearances and scored 152(...)

 Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Photograph:  Allsport UK /Allsport

With four minutes remaining and the Allied prisoners trailing the Germans 4-3, Luis Fernandez (Pele) rises from the bench, shrugs off the pain of brok(...)

Sergio Agüero scores his and Manchester City’s second against Chelsea. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Given that this is the shortest break between the World Cup final and English football’s traditional curtain raiser since 1966 – a mere three weeks – (...)

 George Best was one of the greatest footballers to ever play in England, but outside of that he was consumed by alcoholism. Photograph: PA

The opening scene is jarring, a reconstruction of a night a woman is making her way to the hospital with her one-year-old son, the torrential rain mak(...)

Wayne Rooney scored a lat minute winner as Manchester United beat City 4-3 on aggregate in the 2010 League Cup semi-finals. Photograph: Getty

The perceived crises at the two Manchester clubs should give the EFL Cup tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday considerable edge. Even so, the game is unli(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in action against  West Ham United. Photograph: EPA

There is a scene in the new biography of Bobby Moore by Matt Dickinson where Moore is found sleeping in a Moscow park in the middle of a summer’s n(...)

A pumped-up Steven Gerrard shows just how much yesterday’s 3-2 victory over City means at the final whisltle.

This was an extraordinary day at Anfield, an occasion for remembrance that might have hung heavy on the (...)