Liverpool terminate Brendan Rodgers' contract after three years and 165 games in charge at Anfield, with the search for a new manager underway.
Arsenal leapfrog Manchester United to go second after two goals from Alexis Sanchez and a Mesut Ozil strike inside the first 20 minutes at the Emirates Stadium.
Sunderland have confirmed that head coach Dick Advocaat has left the club.
John Terry says Jose Mourinho is still "the best manager" and that he retains the backing of the Chelsea players, despite the 3-1 home defeat against Southampton.
Chelsea's problems worsened as Southampton battled back to beat the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge.
Sergio Aguero joins Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov as the only players to score five goals in a single Premier League match as Manchester City notch six times in 20 minutes against Newcastle.
Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp find the target at Carrow Road as the Foxes return to winning ways at Carrow Road.
Barcelona lost their first Primera Division match since Lionel Messi's injury as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla.
Clinging to power after rebuffing resignation demands, FIFA president Sepp Blatter received some respite from two sponsors on Saturday.
England's record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney says winning a trophy with his country would be better than any individual accolade.
Dutchman has transitioned from willing utility man to crucial defensive cog this season, writes John Brewin.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is not seeking talks with the club's owners over his future amid continuing speculation that his job is under threat.
The Arsenal boss is a longtime admirer of the 19-year-old who signed with Manchester United in the summer, but thought Monaco wouldn't sell him.
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has dismissed claims that he did not want to play for England in a Euro 2016 qualifier because he was tired.
Raheem Sterling has revealed there are no hard feelings between he and Liverpool after making much-discussed move from Merseyside to Manchester City
"It's outside the control of any club manager. The national team have a list of the players that play for them. They have the authority to use them."
Since Swiss and U.S. authorities raided a Zurich hotel in May, controversy has continued to engulf football's governing body.
"He's young so he might have some more difficult periods later," France coach Deschamps said. "But he's capable of doing some very good things."
Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho all head into the Premier League weekend with doubt hanging over their heads, writes Kevin Palmer.
David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson will be reunited at Old Trafford next month for a UNICEF charity match.
A successful night of Europa League action has allowed Italy's Serie A to eat into the deficit on the English Premier League in UEFA's coefficients.
Managers of London's Olympic Stadium have opposed a decision for details of West Ham's rental deal to be made public.
Although striker has struggled to find best form at times this season defender believes the coolness he showed to win the match in Germany bodes well.
Tim Howard has set his Everton teammates the challenge of ending five years of Merseyside derby misery against Liverpool on Sunday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reacted furiously to repeated questions about his decision to drop Petr Cech for David Ospina.
England have announced that Liverpool striker Danny Ings and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli have been called into the squad.
Erik Lamela's resurgence continued in Monaco but a late Stephan El Shaarawy header denied Tottenham victory in the Europa League.
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