Sport Key man: Wes Hoolahan has starred in the Norwich midfield this season

There is more than one way to skin a cat; and to stay in the Premier League. The Canaries of Norwich City have adopted a different method this season from last, and been equally successful so far in teasing some of the fat cats while staying out of trouble. Yet it is a more dangerous approach, which makes an encounter like this afternoon's at home to Sunderland of heightened importance.

Capello goes back to basics in attempt to crack Rooney riddle

Wayne Rooney should be every manager's ideal player and most of those who find themselves in charge of him lavish the striker with praise. There is, as Fabio Capello is only just beginning to discover, one major sticking point with having what we are led to believe is the greatest talent of a generation: where do you play him?

West Ham United 2 Newcastle United 2: Curbishley and Keegan delighted to influence title race

They may be battling to top their own mini-league but, as the dust settled on this game, the focus inevitably shifted to the part West Ham and Newcastle might play in helping to decide the grown ups' prize. Such is the lot of the also-rans. West Ham visit Manchester United on Saturday, with Newcastle hosting Chelsea two days later.

Sunderland 2 West Ham Utd : Reid conjures final flourish to bring relief for Sunderland

Sunderland flew to Spain last night for a training camp, and they may well have departedon Niall Quinn's famousmagic carpet. Quinn promised Sunderland supporters an end to the flat-earth mentality when he took over the club 20 months ago and this victory, achieved in the fifth minute of injury time, felt very much like lift-off.

Everton 1 West Ham United 1: Ashton flies high to stall Everton's pursuit of fourth spot

Sears so near to last-gasp Hammers winner as attention turns to Mersey derby in race for Champions' League slot

Cole fired up for West Ham

Carlton Cole's nomadic existence is finally over and the West Ham striker is determined to repay manager, Alan Curbishley – starting in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay against Manchester City.

How Magnusson's spending spree hastened his departure

Eggert Magnusson's departure from West Ham United was partly caused by the club running up a loss of £18.8 million in the last financial year, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

Brussels raids energy firms in gas inquiry

European regulators made a series of dawn raids yesterday on utility companies as part of an investigation into firms that may have rigged the gas market, adding about £1bn to British energy bills.

Early lapses put Canaries in need of wake-up call

Queen's Park Rangers 3 Norwich City 0

McKenzie completes United's fall

Norwich 2 - Manchester United 0

Football: Robson's hopes diminishing

Norwich City 3 West Bromwich Albion 2

FOOTBALL: Francis has dead men walking

Norwich City 3 West Bromwich 2 Fleming 45 Earnshaw 41 Doherty 62 Richardson 49 Francis 85 Half-time: 1-1 Attendance: 24,292; Injustice for West Brom as Norwich's remarkable resilience forces Dowie to look over shoulder

Football: Pigeon-fancier Ferguson shows no mercy to Canaries

Everton 1 Norwich City 0
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