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Rafael Benitez defends decision to prioritise Premier League over FA Cup

Rafael Benitez has vigorously defended his policy of not risking Newcastle's Premier League status by chasing FA Cup glory.
Sadio Mane is pleased to have made his 100th Liverpool appearance in their 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Sadio Mane ‘proud’ of Liverpool milestone in Brighton win

Sadio Mane is pleased to have made his 100th Liverpool appearance in their 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi scores second goal of the season in Leicester’s loss to Southampton

Super Eagles hard tackling midfield Wilfred Ndidi scored his second goal of the season in Leicester City 1-2 home loss to new rejuvenated Southampton on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah penalty enough for Liverpool

Mo Salah extends Liverpool lead as Arsenal suffer Hammers blow

Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty was enough to give Premier League leaders Liverpool a 1-0 win away to Brighton on Saturday that saw them go seven points clear at the top of the table.
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri struggles to spark misfiring Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri must solve Chelsea’s striker crisis as his spluttering side bid to get back on track against Newcastle on Saturday.
Liverpool's players pose before the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool FC at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on November 28, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE - AFP)

Statistics show Liverpool face unprecedented challenge in EPL title race

History is on the side of English Premier League leaders Liverpool as they chase a first league title since 1990.

Everton set for quiet January transfer window – director

Everton's director of football Marcel Brands has confirmed that the club are not going to make any big signings in the transfer window, saying that there are "no big plans for January".
Paul Warne & Pep Guardiola

FA Cup: Manchester City score seven as Oldham knock out Fulham

Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday but Fulham, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League, were beaten 2-1 by fourth-tier Oldham.
Brahim Díaz

Manchester City’s Brahim Diaz on brink of £22 million Real Madrid transfer

In addition to the initial fee, City will also benefit from any future transfer, with an intriguing clause inserted into the deal that seems to be designed to scupper their rivals across town.

Gianfranco Zola: Alvaro Morata must learn to deal with pressure at Chelsea

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has urged the Spanish striker to develop the tactical aspect of his game if he is to reach the expected height in the Premier League.
Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne set for Bournemouth loan move

Clyne has started just one Premier League game this season, though he performed admirably against Manchester United, and with Trent Alexander-Arnold firmly established, and James Milner having shown he can fill in ably at right-back this season, Jurgen Klopp is willing to let the 27-year-old leave.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Five things we learned from the Premier League’s festive season

Liverpool emerged from the Premier League’s packed festive season with a four-point lead at the top of the table, despite slipping to a first defeat of the campaign to Manchester City on Thursday.
Southampton Charlie Austin

Southampton’s Charlie Austin charged for obscene gesture at Manchester City fans

Southampton striker Charlie Austin has been charged after appearing to make an obscene gesture towards Manchester City supporters, the Football Association (FA) in England said on Thursday.
Maurizio Sarri wasn’t happy with his side’s defending (Getty)

Maurizio Sarri admits new striker needed as Chelsea frustrated by Southampton

Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea need attacking reinforcements after they wasted a chance to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four with a 0-0 draw against struggling Southampton on Wednesday.
Troy Deeney

Watford’s Troy Deeney accuses Dan Gosling of ‘trying to do’ Tom Cleverley

Watford captain Troy Deeney has accused Bournemouth's Dan Gosling of "trying to do" Tom Cleverley in a tackle during Wednesday's 3-3 draw.
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘know what they have to do’ against Liverpool

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City players are confident and know what they have to do when they take on Liverpool on Thursday night.
Romelu Lukaku

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer matches Matt Busby as reborn Manchester United march on in EPL

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream start as Manchester United’s interim boss continued at St James’ Park on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory at Newcastle United.
Romelu Lukaku scores Manchester United’s first goal at Newcastle United after Martin Dubravka had failed to hold on to Marcus Rashford’s free-kick. Simon Stacpoole-Offside-Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford extend Manchester United’s winning streak

After being held to a barren draw in the first half at St. James Park, goals from substitute Romelu Lukaku and in-form Marcus Rashford in the second 45 minutes helped Manchester United to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

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