Sport Sean Dyche celebrates with Burnley players after the win at Blackpool

The Premier League is so tantalisingly close for Burnley supporters that they have already started dreaming of trips to Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge next season – and it is all thanks to Sean Dyche.

Sam Tomkins will be playing next year for the New Zealand Warriors

Sam Tomkins' exit leaves a hole not just at Wigan but in Super League itself

The semi-final against Leeds will be the last home game for one of Britain's best

The Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, said that his side were superior and, if anything, played too quickly as the game wore on

Manchester City v Wigan: Capital One Cup match preview

A look at Wigan’s third-round challenge at the Etihad Stadium

Sam Tomkins

England full-back Sam Tomkins to leave Wigan for New Zealand Warriors

The reigning Man of Steel has agreed a three-year deal with the Australia National Rugby League side

Tony Smith and Warrington could face disciplinary action after the coach elected not to show up for the ClubCall announcement

Warrington Wolves pick Huddersfield Giants as opponents in Super League semi-finals but Tony Smith absence could prove costly

Surprising choice in the controversial ClubCall decision means reigning champions Leeds Rhinos will meet Wigan Warriors for a place in Old Trafford final

Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against West Ham

West Ham United 2 Everton 3 match report: Leighton Baines and Ravel Morrison entertain Roy Hodgson while Romelu Lukaku steals the show

Two free-kicks from Baines set-up a dramatic finish after Morrison and Mark Noble has scored for the Hammers before the latter was sent-off

19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Ross Barkley admits Steven Gerrard has advised him to stay with Everton despite Merseyside rivalry

19-year-old made his debut for England earlier this month and hopes to push on with his club to earn a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad

Zulte Waregem 0 Wigan Athletic 0 match report: Owen Coyle left delighted by Wigan’s European debut

Owen Coyle, the Wigan manager, praised the efforts both of his players and Latics fans after the club’s first-ever European match ended in a goalless draw with Zulte Waregem.

Owen Coyle replaced Roberto Martinez at Wigan in June

Europa League: Wigan talk up hopes on European debut which comes against Zulte Waregem

Wigan Athletic are not in the Europa League just to make up the numbers, their captain Emmerson Boyce has warned ahead of his side's European debut at Belgian side Zulte Waregem tonight.

Marouane Fellaini came on to face Palace's 10 men
Willian could be in action for Chelsea

Premier League: Everton v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to the evening kick-off at Goodison Park

Roberto Martinez: Manager says in Spain teenagers improve by playing in ‘real’ games with men

Premier League makes first move to help FA improve English talent

Development follows Greg Dyke's speech on the national team

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 25: Cardiff fans celebrate their team's 3-2 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at Cardiff City Stadium. GETTY IMAGES.

Survey finds average prices of football match tickets have fallen

BBC survey finds 2.4 per cent drop across top four divisions

LA Fitness and Dave Whelan Sports improve gym contracts after OFT investigation

Two of Britain's biggeset gym chains today agreed to make their contracts clearer and give customers more rights to cancel their membership, after an investigation by the consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading.

Leighton Baines: The full-back was interested in moving to Manchester United

Roberto Martinez wants Leighton Baines to feel ‘appreciated’

The Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, wants to tie Leighton Baines to the club with a new contract after they fended off interest from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

Alan Pardew claims Joe Kinnear had worked hard to secure new players

Comment: Alan Pardew defends Joe Kinnear but fails to hide the significant cracks in Newcastle foundations

Loan signing of Loic Remy was the only new arrival at St James' Park this summer

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