Joe Root admits England can no longer afford to play their best cricket with their backs against the wall after South Africa snuffed out hope of another outrageous fightback from his side in the Boxing Day Test.
Norwich were denied two precious points in their survival bid as a VAR-awarded goal from substitute Connor Wickham earned Crystal Palace a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.
Danny Ings continued his golden run of form as Southampton enjoyed a 1-0 victory against Tottenham, whose miserable afternoon was made worse by an injury to Harry Kane.
Tammy Abraham’s late finish stole Chelsea a dramatic 2-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the hero again as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton continued to climb the Premier League table with a 2-1 win at Newcastle.
Jose Mourinho branded Southampton’s goalkeeping coach Andrew Sparkes “an idiot” after they clashed in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat at St Mary’s.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims he always knew Wolves winger Adama Traore would become a star once he found the right manager to nurse his burgeoning career.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez insists every player wants to face Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby as the feeling in the changing room is that no one wants to “chill” despite a busy festive programme.
Demarai Gray missed a first-half penalty but scored a second-half winner as Leicester piled more pressure on West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini with a 2-1 victory.
Christian Pulisic has admitted he must sharpen up his finishing after Chelsea threw away a lead at Brighton.