Max Kruse  celebrates scoring the winning goal during Germany’s 2-1 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier. Photo: Jens Wolf/PA

Three-times European champions Germany needed a 79th minute goal from substitute Max Kruse to edge past Georgia 2-1 yesterday and book their spot at t(...)

Martin O’Neill masterminded one of the most famous wins in Irish sporting history against Germany on Thursday night - but now attention turns to Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Thursday night belonged to the O’Neill men. In Dublin, the team managed by Martin revived, suddenly and without warning, the belief that Irish footbal(...)

Robbie Brady could be used at left back against Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Play-off spot sealed. Automatic qualification still a possibility. After beating the reigning world champions, our greatest achievement in many years,(...)

Germany’s Matthias Ginter and Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters  battle for the ball. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 4:40

A night like this only ever lives on in flashbacks. Shane Long has missed more than he’s scored for Ireland and will, on all known form, spend the (...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Daley Blind look dejected at the end of the match. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Michael Carrick has agreed with manager Louis van Gaal’s damning assessment of Manchester United’s performance in their 3-0 defeat by Arsenal on Sunda(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina scores an own goal during the Champions League Group F match against Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Olympiakos 3 Arsenal are on the brink. For the last 15 seasons their participation at the Champions League knock-out phase has felt set in (...)

  Alexis Sanchez  scores his second and Arsenal’s third goal during the  Premier League match against Leicester City  at The King Power Stadium. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Alexis Sanchez’s hat-trick saw Arsenal close the gap at the top of the Premier League after they came from behind to beat Lei(...)

Dinamo Zagreb’s  players celebrate after scoring their first goal in the Champions League Group F  match against Arsenal  at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Dinamo Zagreb 2 Arsenal 1 Zagreb was hit by an earthquake on Tuesday night that, for about five seconds, shook the buildings in the city. For Arsenal,(...)

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott in action with Stoke City’s Jack Butland: Arsenal had 29 efforts on goal. Photograph: Alan Walter/Reuters

Theo Walcott ought to have left the Emirates Stadium with the match ball, and he knew it, but the Arsenal striker was happy enough with the sense of(...)

Arsenal’s  Olivier Giroud beats four Stoke City players to head the ball past Jack Butland  and score the second goal in his side’s Barclays Premier League win on saturday. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 (Walcott 31’, Giroud 85’) Stoke City 0 Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a 2-0 win over Stoke, but it should (...)