Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

Aiden McGeady takes on Germany’s Jerome Boateng during their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph: EPA

The forgotten man in the precious goal Ireland manufactured in the Ruhr on Tuesday evening was Aiden McGeady. The Glaswegian-born kid has been a delig(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Jonathan Walters: ‘If you’re not getting game time on the pitch, you’re not content.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Walters will consider his future at Stoke City if he is to become a “bit-part player”.The 30-year-old has made ne(...)

 Ahmet Ilhan Ozek heads home to give Turkey the lead in the friendly international against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2: Jon Walters’s fifth international goal was not enough to prevent the Republic of Ireland from slipping to a second su(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates with his players, including skipper John O’Shea (right) after the  Premier League victory over  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph; Darren Staples/Reuters

Premier League round-up: Sunderland took a huge step towards cementing their top-flight status by beating Manchester United 1-0 to hand Ryan Giggs the(...)

 Jonathan Walters (centre) being sent off by match referee Andre Marriner (left).  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Stoke have lost an appeal against Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Walters’ red card in the 1-1 draw with Norwich on Saturday, the English(...)

Stoke City’s Charlie Adam  scores his first goal against Manchester United. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Stoke City 2 Manchester United 1Charlie Adam scored either side of half-time as Stoke claimed their first ever Premier League victory over Manchester(...)

Petr Cech is unable to stop Oussama Assaidi’s strike as Peter Crouch looks on at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Stoke 3 Chelsea 2: Oussama Assaidi stunned Chelsea with a superb 90th-minute winner as Stoke claimed their first league victory over the Blues in 38 (...)