Martin O’Neill: juggling his options in advance of the visit to Celtic Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was last night forced to delay the naming of his final squad for Friday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier agai(...)

Jonathan Walters  scores Stoke City’s  second goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Tottenham’s woes at White Hart Lane took another turn for the worse as Mauricio Pochettino’s side slumped to a 2-1 defeat at (...)

Republic of Ireland centre back Marc Wilson suffered a suspected hamstring injury in Stoke City’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Photograph:      Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill could be without both centre back Marc Wilson and midfielder James McCarthy for next Friday’s Euro 2016 qua(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring against Brighton Hove Albion during their English League Cup game at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Tottenham 2 Brighton 0 The finish was less extravagant than the one with which he lit up Tottenham Hotspur’s previous midweek cup tie but Erik (...)

West Brom’s James Morrison  heads home the winning goal in the premier league clash against  Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Tottenham 0 West Brom 1Mauricio Pochettino was supposed to eradicate White Hart Lane performances like this. Instead, the Tottenham Hotspur manager fe(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge during a training session at St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent. Sturridge returned to Liverpool injured  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England’s handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured. The 25-year-(...)

Samuel Eto’o: Everton are close to signing the veteran striker for €20m.

Manchester United are looking to have the British record signing of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria wrapped up by this evening. United have m(...)

Ben Davies: reads the game well and  has a lovely left foot, which complements strong technique. Photograph: PA

When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal (...)

Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany celebrates with the English Premier League trophy following their match against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester City begin the defence of their Premier League title away to Newcastle United, while Louis van Gaal‘s first game as Manchester United mana(...)

Mauricio Pochettino  believes his ambition cannot be satisfied at St Mary’s and that he would be better served by joining Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager this week after Southampton failed to convince the Argentinian tha(...)