Séamus Coleman celebrates scoring  Everton’s  second goal during the Premier League match against  Brighton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton 3 Brighton 1 Everton defender Séamus Coleman definitively answered his critics with the decisive second in a 3-1 win over Brighton which saw (...)

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley scores his side’s second goal  against Manchester United to tie the game  2-2 in extra time. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA Wire

There are times when you wonder whether the gods of football have almost too pronounced a sense of irony. Not content with a script that pitted an und(...)

 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho celebrates during the Premier League match against  Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 2 Alexis Sanchez rescued Manchester United – and perhaps under-fire Jose Mourinho – in a thrilling 3-2 comeback (...)

 Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen celebrates scoring his team’s first goal. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2 Dele Alli overcame any post-World Cup rustiness to head Tottenham to an opening-day Premier League victory at Newcastle. The(...)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says he is really worried ahead of the new Premier League season. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Rafael Benítez’s tenure as Newcastle’s manager looks to be reaching a pivotal moment after he claimed “everything” is wrong behind the scenes at St Ja(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa lies  injured   at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: EPA

José Mourinho expects to be without his leading goalscorer, Diego Costa, until May at the earliest as the Spain forward recovers from his latest hamst(...)