Paul Wilson

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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(...)

 Steve Bruce: Sheffield Wednesday could seek up to £5m compensation package from Newcastle to let   their manager go. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images

Steve Bruce is poised to be appointed as Newcastle United’s manager after asking permission from Sheffield Wednesday to talk to the club. With meetin(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ronny Johnson of Manchester United celebrate in the dressing room with the FA Cup after the 1999 final win over Newcastle. Photo: John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has always loved the FA Cup – he rates walking out at Wembley in 1999 as highly as all the other memories from that year because t(...)

Jose Mourinho: “We are not any more in a time when the coach by himself is powerful enough to cope,” he said. “The coach nowadays needs a structure, he needs a club organised in a certain way.”   Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

José Mourinho has used his first major interview since Manchester United sacked him to suggest that his former club does not have the structure in pl(...)

Burnley manger Sean Dyche: “We wanted more players in but it was very difficult financially.” Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

Last season’s overachievers Burnley sit bottom of the Premier League with a single point from five games. Should they lose to fifth-placed Bournemouth(...)

 Raheem Sterling: man of the match for England against Italy in midweek and prominent in his club’s drive towards the Premier League title.  Photograph:  Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has stressed the importance of Manchester City keeping hold of Raheem Sterling after the 23-year-old impressed again for England in midw(...)

Southampton manager  Mark Hughes celebrates with players after their FA Cup Quarter Final victory over Wigan in DW Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The FA Cup semi-finals will be an all-Premier League affair after all. Wigan Athletic did their best to keep the League One flag flying but, after eli(...)

Phil Jagielka:  Everton captain has found himself out of the team in recent weeks. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Everton have confirmed that the club will not be signing the Algeria striker Ishak Belfodil in this transfer window. The 24-year-old Standard Liège pl(...)

John Stones: transfer deal leaked on  Uefa website. Photograph:  Tim Goode/PA

Manchester City have finally completed the signing of John Stones from Everton, paying the Goodison club an initial £47.5 million (€56 million) to ma(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: “We are not far away from the European places and that is what we are going to fight for.” Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Everton’s Roberto Martinez has dismissed talk of scrapping FA Cup replays or moving them to midweek dates. “We should respect the tradition and do (...)

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