West Ham’s  Diafra Sakho  heads his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

West Ham 2 Man City 1Diafra Sakho’s seventh goal in as many Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton (...)

Paddy McNair from Ballyclare in Co Antrim will make his first-team debut against West Ham on Saturday. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Teenage defender Paddy McNair was handed his debut as Manchester United looked to bounce back from their defeat to Leicester by beating West Ham at Ol(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You might say ‘it’s only Gibraltar’, but for me I have to really focus on that game before Germany. Take your eye off it and you find yourself in a bit of trouble.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A month ago he named a 36-man provisional squad for the games against Oman and Georgia. Yesterday at Abbotstown Martin O’Neill raised the number by on(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho (unseen) scores a goal against Liverpool  at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Andrew Winning / Reuters

West Ham 3 Liverpool 1An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho helped earn West Ham a second Premier League win of the season as a very poor Liverpool perfo(...)

IJack Grealish celebrates scoring Ireland under-21’s third goal against the  Faroe Islands in a European Championships qualifying group game  last November.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having acceded to Jack Grealish’s request to sideline his international future, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will unlikely be able to ca(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper returns to the national squad after two-year absence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Senior Republic of Ireland international John O’Shea has called on West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to make a swift decision on his international futur(...)

West Ham United’s Mark Noble. He is a decent Premier League midfielder who played 20 times for England U21s but never made the senior squad

‘I know these players. Sure, a new manager will not change three, four or five. A new manager will continue the same way.” A year on, Giovanni Trapatt(...)

Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City scores the only goal of the Premier League game against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Mame Biram Diouf scored a sensational winner as Stoke claimed a shock 1-0 win over champions Manchester City at the Etihad St(...)

Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Substitute Chris Wood gave Leicester something to celebrate on their return to the top-flight as his 86th minute effort sealed a 2-2 draw with Everto(...)