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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee