West Brom ace has been impressive since signing in the summer.
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic is more likely to be sacked than his counterparts at fellow strugglers Sunderland and Stoke City according to bookmakers.
Jeremy Hunt is to pledge that the NHS in England will be “self sufficient” in doctors after Britain leaves the European Union as he sets out a package of measures aimed at reducing its reliance on foreign-trained medics.
José Mourinho’s declaration that he would be aggressive and play front-foot football is largely the story of his opening seven games.
So, where to start? With the fond farewell for Voro, Valencia’s very own Mr Wolf? With Paco Jémez’s long Granada goodbye, a death so foretold he got up at 5.30am and waited for the boat the bishop was coming on?
The numbers spoke of another humiliation. They were outpassed (231 to 712), outfought (44% to 56% one-v-ones won), outplayed (28% to 72% possession) in front of their home fans.
Aston Villa will turn to Steve Bruce if they are unable to persuade David Wagner, the Huddersfield manager, that he should give up the team he has taken to the top of the Championship to try to rescue one of England’s bigger, and more troubled, clubs.
Gareth Southgate began his new position in charge of the England side by insisting he was not “too nice” for the role and making it clear Wayne Rooney would not be given the same freedom that Sam Allardyce had promised the national team captain.