- Mon Jan 1 7:07 PM
• Manager says fans’ chants and banners calling for dismissal are expected • Hughes angrily defends changes in 5-0 defeat at Chelsea after 1-0 loss Mark Hughes maintained he is the “best person” for the job at Stoke City despite renewed calls from supporters for him to be sacked in the wake of a...
- Mon Jan 1 5:07 PM
Mark Hughes is on the brink once again after his controversial decision to name a weakened team at Chelsea spectacularly backfired with defeat 48 hours later at the hands of a Newcastle United side who had won only one of their previous 12 matches. Ayoze Pérez scored the goal that eased Newcastle...
- Sun Dec 31 10:00 AM
The winter window opens on 1 January with most clubs desperate to make signings. Here we look at the 20 clubs and the players they hope will arrive Arsène Wenger anticipates that he will be busier fielding enquires about fringe players in his squad – he would be open to moving a few out – but he...
- Sat Dec 30 7:18 PM
• Pressure increases on manager after 5-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge • But Hughes insists gamble will pay off if they beat Newcastle on Monday Mark Hughes has admitted his decision to field a weakened team against Chelsea, who coasted to a 5-0 win at Stamford Bridge , has increased the pressure on...
- Sat Dec 30 6:07 PM
• London Irish 15-20 Newcastle • Visitors scored first try from what appeared to be a knock-on When you are down and in need of luck, fate usually spits in your face. London Irish, without a win here in the Premiership since March 2016, were 6-3 ahead after 22 minutes and looking reasonably comfo...
- Sat Dec 30 5:30 PM
A late contender for the worst game of 2017 illustrated just why a Newcastle United side without a home win since October will spend the first part of the New Year embroiled in a relegation skirmish. Brighton are far from safe but Chris Hughton looked somewhat happier than Rafael Benítez at the e...
- Sat Dec 30 12:28 PM
From Arsenal to West Ham, fans assess what they need most in the January sales Related: Transfer window January 2018 – every deal in Europe's top five leagues Continue reading