Sadio Mané of Liverpool. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

BEST PLAYER Sadio Mané, Liverpool Jordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his(...)

  Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho reacts during their defeat to RB Leipzig. Photograph: EPA

RB Leipzig 3 Tottenham 0 (Agg: 4-0) If any positives are to emerge from Tottenham’s humbling by RB Leipzig, perhaps it will force this drifting club(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach Jose Mourinho during a press conference on the eve of the Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham. Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP via Getty

José Mourinho laughed. What else could he do? The alternative was to burst into tears, lift the white flag and write off Tottenham’s chances of reachi(...)

Son Heung-min of Spurs  holding his arm during the match against Aston Villa at  Villa Park, Birmingham, on Sunday. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

José Mourinho expects Son Heung-min to miss the rest of the season with a fractured arm, and has said that Tottenham’s selection crisis in attack coul(...)

Heung-Min Son scores  Tottenham Hotspur’s third goal from the penalty spot  during the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Southapmton  at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Southampton 2 Tottenham’s motivation in hiring José Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino was clear. They wanted the serial win(...)

Inter Milan’s new signing - Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. Photograph: Getty Images

Christian Eriksen says he was made out to be “the bad guy” at Tottenham Hotspur because he spoke openly of his desire for a fresh challenge when his (...)

Barcelona manager  Ernesto Valverde reacts after the defeat to Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield in May 2019. photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Barcelona’s ex-manager took training on Monday morning, if only because he wasn’t the ex-manager just yet. Besides, someone somewhere had to act with (...)

Liverpool goalscorer Roberto Firmino in action during Saturday’s win over Tottenham. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Champions aren’t flawless. It’s just that you glimpse their flaws for only a fleeting instant – a shadow you think you saw in the mirror – before they(...)

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  applauds the travelling fans after the defeat to Arsenal. With Solskjær it’s not clear there is any attacking strategy  at all beyond trying to play in the quick lads up front as they run in behind. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty

For eight minutes at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, everything looked to be going well for Manchester United. And then suddenly it wasn’t. As i(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates qualifying for the final of the World Athletics Championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two athletes and one shining day. It’s October 5th, 2019, a date that they’ll both remember long after the peak of their sporting lives has faded. The(...)

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