Wayne Rooney scored Manchester United’s third in their 3-0 win over Stoke City. Photograph: Reuters

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The river Aire, in Leeds, England: Aer Lingus Regional plans to launch a service from Cork Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport in March next year. Photograph: Chris Hepburn/Getty Images

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Jack Grealish has a chance to get back in good books at Aston Villa. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA.

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Irish veteran John O’Mahony, who was named Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

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Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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 A man walks his dog at a park through heavy morning fog in London. Three flights from Dublin to London were cancelled on Tuesday morning as fog in the UK continues to cause disruption to flight schedules. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during Friday’s press conference. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declined to say on Friday whether he had been given any guarantees about his future if the champions lose at home to Liv(...)

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke celebrates with Roberto Firmino after  scoring against Southampton. Photograph: Alex Morton/Reuters

Jurgen Klopp has suffered more misfortune with his striking options at Liverpool after Christian Benteke was ruled out of tonight’s Capital One Cup (...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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A choirmaster undergoing a 75-hour ordeal of being locked in a hotel room listening only to Rick Astley’s (above) hit Never Gonna Give You Up has already broken his £2,000 fundraising target.

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