John O’Shea leads the run during the Republic of Ireland training session at the FAI National Training Centre on Friday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea is among a number of senior players not included on Sunderland’s retained list in the wake of relegation. Th(...)

Hull manager Marco Silva during his side’s defeat to relegated Sunderland. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Reuters

Hull City 0 Sunderland 2 Hull’s survival hopes were dented as relegated Sunderland secured their first win since February to bring a surprising and u(...)

Daniel Sturridge misses out again for Liverpool this weekend, as his team play Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

SATURDAY (3.00 KO unless otherwise stated) Manchester United (6th) v Bournemouth (14th) - 12.30 KO Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a doubt for United. The att(...)

Sunderland boss David Moyes is closing in on a transfer double with Everton duo Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson firmly in his sights. Photo: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Sunderland boss David Moyes is closing in on a transfer double with Everton duo Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson firmly in his sights. The pair were du(...)

 Joleon Lescott:  has become Sunderland’s newest recruit after manager David Moyes once again turned to one of his Everton old boys. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

The Goodison Park old boys’ contingent in Sunderland’s dressing room gained a new member on Tuesday when Joleon Lescott signed a short-term contract (...)

Joleon Lescott is pictured after signing with Sunderland AFC at The Academy of Light. Photo: Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC

Joleon Lescott has become Sunderland’s newest recruit after manager David Moyes once again turned to one of his Everton old boys. The 34-year-old cen(...)

Séamus Coleman heads home a late equaliser in the Premier League game against Swansea   at Goodison Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 1 Swansea City 1 Republic of Ireland skipper Séamus Coleman snatched an 89th-minute equaliser as Everton crushed Swansea’s hopes of a first l(...)

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho is an injury doubt to face Southampton this weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

SATURDAY Crystal Palace (16th) v Manchester City (3rd) Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is expected to be out for a couple of weeks with a knee i(...)

Arsene Wenger celebrates his 20th anniversary as Arsenal manager this weekend against opponents who have caused him more anguish than almost any other team. The Frenchman has won only five of his last 31 meetings against Chelsea and had his last major milestone - his 1,000th match as Arsenal manager - spoilt by a 6-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Saturday Arsenal (4th) v Chelsea (5th) Arsene Wenger will recall a host of first-team regulars after making 11 changes for Tuesday night’s League(...)

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(...)

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