Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson insists they will not get carried away with beating reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as the memories of last season’s title heartbreak provide a reminder of what can go wrong.More
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has hit back at Stoke after a gory picture emerged of a bloody gash in Stephen Ireland’s leg following a challenger by Tigers defender Maynor Figueroa.More
Tim Sherwood vowed to banish Aston Villa’s relegation struggles — if they survive this season.More
Goalkeeper David Ospina has urged his Arsenal team-mates to focus on sustaining their own performance levels as they aim to capitalise on any more off days from Manchester City in the race for second place in the Barclays Premier League.More
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman accepts his side must regain a ruthless edge in attack but insists all is not yet lost in their bid to secure European football.More
Damien Comolli has admitted Tottenham made an approach to appoint Jose Mourinho as coach after he left Chelsea back in 2007 — but disputed that the Portuguese ruled out moving to White Hart Lane because, as he claimed, "I love Chelsea supporters too much".More
Chelsea captain John Terry, driven not only by his manager’s passion for trophies but also by his own desperation to extend his career for at least one more year, has called for total focus from the club’s Capital One Cup winners as the season’s real target — the Premier League title — now comes into view.More
Genius or lunatic? It’s an oft-asked question round these parts. No reason why it can’t be both, of course.More
I was still feeling so devastated following our midweek debacle against Monaco that I was left struggling to muster sufficient enthusiasm to wander around to our encounter with Everton.More
There is a phrase that brings a chill to the spine of governing politicians, imperial generals and football managers alike: "The natives are getting restless".More
All the fuss had surrounded Tottenham’s goal machine and local boy Harry Kane coming into the Capital One Cup final but it was that man Diego Costa who once again stole the headlines for Chelsea as he fired them to their first major trophy of the season.More
Liverpool 2, Man City 1:
Brendan Rodgers knew what a special talent he had on his hands when he parted with £8.5m to sign Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan in January 2013. And how that faith has been repaid.
I’ve had worse weeks.More
Arsenal 2, Everton 0:
RED-faced on Wednesday, Olivier Giroud wasted no time atoning for his display against Monaco – a performance, he conceded, that left the forward feeling embarrassed – by ensuring Arsenal’s Premier League form remains unaffected by their problems in Europe.
Chelsea 2, Tottenham 0:
Ten years on from Jose Mourinho’s first trophy at Chelsea, the sight of him lifting the League Cup again – the first silverware of his second spell at the club — is an ominous one for the rest of the Premier League. No wonder he said it made him feel like a ’52-year-old kid.’
West Ham 1, Crystal Palace 3:
Glenn Murray is again enjoying his football at Crystal Palace after he came close to an exit earlier in the season.
Ambiguous reactions in Spain to Real Betis fan chants, which caused dismay outside the country, have again shown how the idea of collective responsibility is missing at most La Liga clubs.More
Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0
The Wes Brown-John O’Shea confusion was not the only example of mistaken identity at Old Trafford as Manchester United’s unconvincing "march" towards a place in next season’s Champions League continued in a routine victory inspired by Wayne Rooney.