West Brom sack head coach Alan Irvine

West Brom have sacked head coach Alan Irvine less than seven months after he was given the job. Irvine has been put on gardening leave after a run of just one league win in Albion's last nine games and the club expects to name his successor in the next few days. Saturday's

Jose is ‘planting seeds’ – Gary Neville

Jose Mourinho has "planted a seed" and put pressure on referees after claiming there is a clear campaign against Chelsea, says Gary Neville. Mourinho was left incensed when referee Anthony Taylor failed to award a penalty for a 55th-minute trip by Matt Targett on Cesc Fabregas and instead booked the Spain

Sam Allardyce expresses shock at disallowed goal

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said he was left "confused and bewildered" by the offside rule after seeing his side's top four chances hit by a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. Alex Song's early strike appeared to have put the home side in front until referee Neil Swarbrick ruled it out after

Podolski set to join Inter Milan on loan

Lukas Podolski is set to join Inter Milan on loan following Arsenal's first game of 2015 against Southampton. According to reports, Inter officials met with Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger on Saturday to discuss the availability of the forward and came away confident that a deal can be struck. It is suggested

Arsenal close in on top four

Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Song looked to have fired the Irons ahead on five minutes as he rifled a 25-yard strike into the net following a corner, choosing not to celebrate against his former

Jose Mourinho furious at Referee Anthony Taylor’s decision

Jose Mourinho believes there is a campaign to influence referees' decisions against his Chelsea side. Mourinho was angry at referee Anthony Taylor for not awarding a penalty during the 1-1 draw at Southampton. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas was booked for diving after going down in the area under Matt Targett's challenge. After the game

Manchester City down West Brom

Manchester City reduced the gap on Chelsea back to three points at the top of the Premier League after beating West Brom 3-1 in snowy conditions at The Hawthorns. Jose Mourinho’s men went six points clear before this game kicked off with a win 2-0 over West Ham but City responded

Jose Mourinho admires the Christmas Spirit in England

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is full of admiration for footballers in England because of their commitment over the festive season. Mourinho’s side embarked on the first of five games in less than two weeks when they beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday at the Britannia Stadium. And while many of the top European

Jonas Gutierrez set to return

Jonas Gutierrez will make his return to action for Newcastle in an U21 fixture against West Ham on Monday afternoon. The 31-year-old returned to Tyneside earlier in the month after overcoming a cancer scare. Gutierrez will now restart his playing career in the Premier League Cup clash at Whitley Park. The Argentina defender

West Ham down Liverpool 3-1

An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho earned West Ham their second Premier League win of the season as they outplayed Liverpool with a 3-1 victory at Upton Park on Saturday. The Hammers were 2-0 up after seven minutes as Winston Reid headed in before Diafra Sakho exposed the Reds' defensive inadequacies

Stars set to play in Cole benefit match

Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Gary Hooper will take part in a benefit match for the late Mitchell Cole at Stevenage on Tuesday. Cole ÔÇô who graduated from the West Ham academy ÔÇô enjoyed stints at Grays Athletic, Southend United and Stevenage before tragically passing away at the age of 27