FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has been at the centre of headlines on both sides of the Irish Sea this morning. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 12, 2014, 08:47

Leading today’s paper headlines are comments from Irish goalkeeper Shay Given who has leaped to the defence of teammates James McCarthy and Aiden M(...)

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean could be on his way out of Sunderland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has joined Wigan Athletic from Sunderland for a fee believed to be €2.3 million. The Derry man tweeted confir(...)

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie (second right) shoots to score the winner against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 0 Man United 1: Manchester United briefly moved 18 points clear of their near neighbours and defending champions this afternoon with a o(...)