Emmanuel Adebayor can provide the goals Crystal Palace are in need of. Photograph: Getty

A warm welcome back to the Premier League for Emmanuel Adebayor, a player who splits opinions even as he joins a new club. “We have just signed a wor(...)

VfL Wolfsburg’s former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner could be on his way back to the English Premier League. Photograph: Getty Images.

Crystal Palace have been made aware of Nicklas Bendtner’s availability at Vfl Wolfsburg and are considering bringing the former Arsenal forward back (...)

Swansea City have accepted a €16 million bod for Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle United. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle are closing in on January target Jonjo Shelvey after having a bid accepted by Swansea. The two clubs have reached agreement on a deal wort(...)

Oscar, Diego Costa and Willian were all on the scoresheet for Chelsea as they started 2016 with a 3-0 win away at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Afp

Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 3 Chelsea supporters would love to think that the second half of 2015 was simply a bad dream. Sadly for them, it was grotesq(...)

Norwich City’s Jonny Howson celebrates scoring the opening goal at Carrow Road. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Norwich City 2 Aston Villa 0 Norwich strengthened their hopes of Premier League survival with a 2-0 defeat of struggling Aston Villa. Their fifth(...)

Harry Kane scored Tottenham’s opener as they beat Southampton 2-0 at St Mary’s. Photograph: Afp

Southampton 0 Tottenham Hostpur 2 Harry Kane’s superb solo goal helped Tottenham climb into the Barclays Premier League top four for the first time(...)

Brian McDermott has returned to manage Reading for a second spell. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Championship side Reading have appointed Brian McDermott as manager for the second time. The 54-year-old took the Royals into the Premier League dur(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is hoping to sign a new four-year contract. Photograph: Getty Images.

Certainty regarding Northern Ireland’s return to a major tournament is not reflected in their manager’s future. Contrary to the usual scenario, specu(...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

THE BEST  No Borders – Playing Rugby For Ireland by Tom English (Arena Sport, €31.60) Oral histories are tricky to get right. An oral history (...)

Junior Stanislas of Bournemouth celebrates scoring against Everton at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Bournemouth 3 Everton 3 Bournemouth twice recovered from seemingly-lost causes to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and rescue a vital(...)