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(...)

Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany and manager Manuel Pellegrini pose  with the English Premier League trophy. Photograph:   Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0: Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany scored the goals as Manchester City reclaimed the Barclays Premier League title with a c(...)

West Ham United’s goalkeeper Adrian concedes a penalty with this challenge on Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

West Ham 1 Liverpool 2 Not for the first time this season, Liverpool(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson celebrates after scoring his third and his team’s fourth against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Adam Johnson fired Sunderland off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table with a priceless hat-trick to drag Fulham back into relegation troub(...)

Lukas Podolski (left) celebrates with Theo Walcott after scoring Arsenal’s third goal during the Premier League match against West Ham United at Upton Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Arsenal are back on track. There was a period early in the second half, after Carlton Cole had put West Ham United in front and the home team suddenly(...)

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring his goal against West Ham. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester United 3 West Ham 1: Manchester United continued their resurgence by recording a fourth straight win which proved enough to see off a disap(...)