Callum Paterson’s header for Hearts denied St Johnstone a win at Tynecastle.
Scotland have suffered their latest personnel blow with Alan Hutton having confirmed his retirement from international duty. The Aston Villa right-back, who won 50 caps, informed Gordon Strachan of his decision before the squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier with England was announced in midweek.
In a week where the Chicago Cubs finally put the curse of the Billy Goat to bed, there was no shortage of people here who thought Ireland were about to do something similar with the monkey on their back.
Steve Bruce has reportedly been told he can splash the cash during the January transfer window.
For Hugo Lloris, the low point of Tottenham Hotspur’s season was defined by something unacceptable.
The north London derby is more important than ever for Arsène Wenger, but not in the way you might expect.
Maybe Germany are playing only San Marino and maybe Mesut Özil has also been given a rest by Joachim Löw but there are still better places for a player to learn he has lost his place in the national squad than the press room at Liverpool’s training ground.
The US is not the only western nation to be undergoing political ructions over the faltering post-crisis recovery.
Others might regard his position as unfortunate but David Moyes believes he is a lucky man. Despite presiding over the worst start to a Premier League season, which has involved the collection of two points from 10 games, Sunderland’s manager accepts that, in some ways, he is in an enviable position.
West Ham United host Stoke City in the Premier League this afternoon.
Queens Park Rangers travel to Nottingham Forest in need of three points from a clash of two of the Championship's strugglers. We preview QPR's predicted line-up.