Arsenal were hot favourites going into this – creating banana-skin conditions and a chance of anti-climax. Tierney was injured in the warm-up which didn’t help the cause. Kolasinac came in – in what could be his last game, with interest…

The Community Shield is a serious game if victorious, but a friendly in defeat. Apt name for a trophy in an empty stadium protecting the public. This win after a penalty shoot-out builds on the advances this year, further cements…

There was a time when the Cup Final was the only live televised football match all year. There was something mythical and magical about it. Something out of the ordinary happened or had a good chance of happening. Someone would…