Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy has only featured twice for Everton  since November 27th. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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Sadio Mane of Southampton evades Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni  to score their first goal during the  Premier League match  at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria could return for this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

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Dublin senior footballer James McCarthy believes Dublin missed Ger Brennan’s presence last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dublin’s All Star defender James McCarthy is hopeful that team-mate Alan Brogan will stay on with the county panel for another year. Brogan has yet t(...)

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 Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring their third goal against  Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Everton’s James McCarthy leaves the pitch after being injured during the UEFA Europa League soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Everton FC in Wolfsburg, Germany, 27 November 2014. Photograph: Peter Steffen/EPA

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Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 4, 2014, 08:38

Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)