Leicester City striker  Jamie Vardy opens the scoring in the Premier League game against Newscastle at St James’ Park. The goal helped the England striker equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in 10 straight games. Photograph:    Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Jamie Vardy scored for the 10th game in a row to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record and maintain Leicester’s r(...)

Jon Walters (left) celebrates scoring his second goal with Richard Keogh  during the Euro 2016 play-off second leg between the Republic of Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Republic of Ireland hero Jon Walters to fire up his team as he comes bouncing back into club action. Walters has rejoin(...)

St. Patrick’s Eoin O’Connor with Michael Darragh MacAuley and Sean Gibbons of Ballyboden St. Enda’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

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Shay Given will play no part in Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-offs next month. Photograph: Inpho

Shay Given will sit out Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina next week - having undergone an operation on his knee. Given has n(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given goes down injured during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shay Given is set to miss both legs of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia and Herzegovina this month as he prepares to undergo kneee surgery. Gi(...)

Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters scores his side’s first goal during the Capital One Cup, Fourth Round match at The Britannia Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Mark Hughes admits Stoke are in danger of losing Jonathan Walters but still holds hope an agreement can be reached with the forward over a new deal. W(...)

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy scores the only goal of the Premier League clash  against Crystal palace at  King Power Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leicester 1 Crystal Palace 0 Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game and created a little piece of history in the process as Leicester edged to a(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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Stoke’s Jack Butland challanges Swansea’s Andre Ayew. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Swansea could be reprimanded over showing big-screen replays of an incident involving Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland on Monday night. Butland escaped p(...)

Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the second goal for West Ham Reuters / Graham Stuart

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham Dick Advocaat could only look on in horror as Sunderland squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Ham amid spec(...)