Raheem Sterling opened his Manchester City account in a 2-0 win over Watford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 2 Watford 0 Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini’s men maintained their flying Barclays Premier (...)

Stoke’s Jonathan Walters and teammates celebrate winning their League Cup tie against Luton after a penalty shootout. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Stoke City forward Jonathan Walters wants to stay with the Potters and continue his longest-ever stint at the same club despite the prolonged negotiat(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to his players during squad training at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Sunday’s game against England will, everyone hopes, add to the sense of how much things have changed over the past 20 years but perhaps this afternoon(...)

Martin O’Neill speaks to the press after the Republic of Ireland’s open training session at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

A focus on getting players back to full match fitness before the 2016 European Championship qualifier against Scotland in 10 days is what will dominat(...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Lukasz Fabianski saves a header from Robbie Keane. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

First, just a quick thanks to rugby for the half decent job it did of filling the international telly gap between November and last night, but, at las(...)

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter asked brother-in-law Scott Parker for advice following his first Ireland call-up. Photograph: Inpho

Harry Arter had only to turn to his brother-in-law for advice as he prepared to embark upon his senior international career with the Republic of Irela(...)

Ireland fans Neil Cotter and Mark May from Glasnevin with Polish fans in Poznan during Euro 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Next Sunday night, the Republic of Ireland take on Poland in a Uefa European Championship qualifier in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. It is the perfect momen(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

A good reason to get shirtyYesterday, as you no doubt know, was International Women’s Day, and Indonesian company Salvo Sports Apparel spent a good ch(...)