Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney falls to the ground after Preston’s Thorsten Stuckmann (not pictured) conceded a penalty against him. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann has claimed that Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty against him in Monday’s fifth round FA Cup(...)

Wayne Rooney has been accused of diving to win the penalty he slotted to give Manchester united a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End at Deepdale. (Photograph: Reuters/Carl Recine)

Wayne Rooney was at the centre of a diving controversy as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston North End and set up an FA Cup quarter-fi(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson confronts Chelsea striker Diego Costa during the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Jordan Henderson and Diego Costa almost came to blows in the Anfield tunnel as Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea ended in acrimony.Th(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Alan Pardew is leaving Newcastle to return to Selhurst Park where he played for Crystal Palace in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Certainty may be a stranger at St James’ Park right now but two things are definite: Newcastle United will not rush into replacing Alan Pardew and th(...)

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney (right) has said he is sorry if his rendition of the republican ballad Joe McDonnell offended anybody and that he does not support violence or believe in every lyric in the song. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times. 0:39

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has said he is sorry if his rendition of the republican ballad Joe McDonnell offended any(...)

Saido Berahino during a training session with the English squad earlier this month. Photograph: Mike Egerton/Pa

Premier League football star Saido Berahino is to be interviewed by police after being arrested for drink-driving.The West Brom and England striker wa(...)

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 0:39

The FAI has failed to respond to questions put to it regarding a video showing its chief executive, John Delaney, singing the republican ballad Joe(...)