Juan Mata heads home Manchester United’s second goal in the Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/ETA

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0The indignities for Liverpool started with the banner “24 Years and Counting” that was unveiled in the old Scoreboard E(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Jose Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side undefeated for 23 matches in all competitions. Photograph: Reuters.

The pursuit of perfection can feel like a hopeless dream in football. Last week a hush descended upon the Etihad Stadium as Bayern Munich produced (...)

The incident last Saturday at the Emirates Stadium  saw an Arsenal fan throw red wine at the visitors’ bench. Photograph: Andy Rain/Epa

Manchester United have decided against lodging a complaint over an incident at the Emirates Stadium which saw an Arsenal fan throw red wine at the (...)

David Moyes speaks during a press conference after he was presented as Real Sociedad’s new head coach at Estadio Anoeta  in San Sebastian, Spain. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

David Moyes said Real Sociedad were the “only side that tugged at my heartstrings” after revealing he had turned down offers from a number of Premier (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill with assistant Roy Keane during a training session in Malahide earlier this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 0:51

When asked last month in the run up to the Gibraltar and Germany games if all the hullabaloo around the launch of Roy Keane’s book was an unwelcome di(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA 2:31

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has been named as manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

David Moyes has been named as the new coach of Spanish Primera Division side Real Sociedad on a year-and-a-half deal.Moyes, who was axed by Manchester(...)

Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson have fallen out since their days at Old Trafford together. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill has urged his Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane to make peace with Alex Ferguson following the bitterness caused by their autobio(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill would like to see assistant Roy Keane reconcile with former boss Alex Ferguson. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill would like to see assistant Roy Keane reconcile with former boss Alex Ferguson. As a manager and captain co(...)