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Senegal accuse Watford of ‘blocking’ Ismaïla Sarr from Africa Cup of Nations

Ismaïla Sarr is not fit to compete for Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, his club, Watford, said on Sunday after being accused of stopping the player from going

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Never mind England’s misery, celebrate Australia’s Ashes brilliance

Have Australia been good or have England been bad? Obviously, this is the only way to analyse the Ashes. And it allows us to fling open the door to a

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Gerrard fumes after Roerslev and Brentford catch Aston Villa on rebound

Brentford got their ball back, although it needed an almighty wrestle. After Manchester City won here on Wednesday, Ivan Toney likened their thankless chasing of possession to being robbed by

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Stuart Dallas and Dan James power Leeds to victory over struggling Burnley

The new year may only be hours old, but here was a game to suggest Leeds United and Burnley could be moving in different directions in the months ahead. For

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Ben Stokes backs Joe Root and says he has ‘no ambition’ to be England captain

Ben Stokes has thrown his full support behind Joe Root and Chris Silverwood, insisting any blame for England’s Ashes defeat should be shared around the tour party. The all-rounder has

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Brighton’s Mac Allister doubles up to pile misery on Benítez and Everton

Everton paraded an expensive recruit before kick-off and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the first time in four months but any sense of a fresh start for Rafael Benítez was obliterated by

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Chelsea and Liverpool trade blows in thrilling draw but City the real winners

It had been tempting to fixate on Thomas Tuchel’s decision to drop Romelu Lukaku from the Chelsea squad after that interview. But it was a measure of what followed during

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