Steven Nzonzi

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 Kylian Mbappé against  Belgium  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. His quick feet buy him and his teammates extra space inside congested penalty areas. Photograph: Getty Images

Solid foundations begin in defence France’s tactics in the 1-0 semi-final win against Belgium did not draw universal approval. “They have played ant(...)

Leicester City  striker Jamie Vardy  scores  past Sergio Rico of Sevilla during the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 first leg match  at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sevilla 2 Leicester City 1 There is life in Leicester yet. Claudio Ranieri described this as the biggest night in the club’s history but there will b(...)

Stoke City have agreed a €17m fee with Inter Milan for Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City have agreed a fee of €17 million with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or e(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

 Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Southampton. Photograph: Afp

Leicester City 2 Southampton 0 Leicester continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power S(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the opening goal  against Stoke City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Manchester United 2 Stoke City 1Manchester United are beginning to resemble the juggernaut of old. This was a fourth consecutive league win under Lou(...)

Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Rio Ferdinand (left) is beaten to the ball by  Stoke City’s Peter Crouch  at Loftus Road. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

QPR 2 Stoke City 2Midfielder Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free-kick to earn QPR a 2-2 draw against Stoke at Loftus Road. Stoke, managed by former QP(...)

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