The France international scored a somewhat fortuitous second when Swansea beat United by the same scoreline at the Liberty Stadium in February to complete a 2014-15 Premier League double over the Old Trafford outfit. And it was the in-form Gomis, who now has nine goals from 10 top-flight matches, who settled matters in south Wales […]

From League One to the UEFA Europa League in little over four years, Southampton have enjoyed a dramatic and rapid change in fortunes under the stewardship of Nigel Adkins, Mauricio Pochettino and current boss Ronald Koeman. Norwich have followed the same upward trajectory – the Norfolk club competed in the third tier in 2009-10 – […]

Pulis spent nearly a decade in charge at Stoke across two spells, managing them in three different divisions until his departure in 2013 – but this will be the first time he has gone back there as manager of the opposition. Any sentiment attached to the occasion is likely to quickly dissipate as Albion seek […]

With John Stones’ reported transfer request dominating the headlines and sections of the visiting fans at Oakwell displaying banners calling for chairman Bill Kenwright to sell up, Everton were in need of a strong second-round showing to send the supporters home happy. Instead, the Premier League side fell behind in the 22nd minute courtesy of […]

Alan Pardew made nine changes to the side that beat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday in order to “keep the squad alive”. That decision could have backfired as Matt Tootle’s first goal for Shrewsbury since his move from Crewe Alexandra in June gave the League One side a shock early lead at […]

Louis van Gaal’s side were unable to make it three Premier League wins out of three at the start of the season as they were held to a goalless draw by the Tyneside outfit at Old Trafford on Saturday. Much has been made of United needing a new striker before the transfer window closes, having […]

Luton already have one scalp to their name in the competition this term having beaten Championship side Bristol City 3-1 earlier this month, and they are relishing the opportunity to do it all over again. Like Stoke, Bristol City were also visitors to Kenilworth Road and, although Luton’s run of four league games without a […]

Ahead of Saturday’s clash with Tottenham at the King Power Stadium, Claudio Ranieri’s side are one of just four teams – along with Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs – to have claimed maximum points so far. A 4-2 win over Sunderland and a 2-1 victory at West Ham have provided Leicester with a firm […]

Depay, signed from PSV in June, opened his account for United in impressive fashion on Tuesday with a first-half double as Louis van Gaal’s side moved a step closer to claiming a place in the group stage. The 21-year-old forward’s heroics came after Brugge had taken a surprise early lead against the Premier League side […]

Ernesto Valverde’s side denied Barcelona’s sextuple hopes as Monday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou rounded off a 5-1 aggregate triumph – securing the Basque club’s first trophy in 31 years. While that kind of achievement would often spark lengthy celebrations, they will need to be curtailed at San Mames as they travel to Slovakia for […]