Shane Long scores the winning goal for the Republic of Ireland in the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another scalp wor(...)

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(...)

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side’s third goal against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

Arsenal 3 (Sanchez 6’, 19’, Ozil 7’) Manchester United 0 Alexis Sanchez’s stunning first-half brace helped Arsenal blow away Manchester United (...)

Jose Mourinho looks on during the Barclays Premier League match against Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Southampton 3 Chelsea capitulated and were booed off as Southampton won at Stamford Bridge for the first time in almost 14 years to leave Jo(...)

Arsene Wenger has hit out at ‘borin’ journalists over David Ospina questions. Photograph: Reuters

Arsène Wenger has launched a furious attack on “boring” journalists and “depressing” pundits who have continued to focus on David Ospina’s calamitous (...)

Manchester United’s Dutch coach Louis van Gaal waves to the crowd following the Champions League Group B match against VfL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United avoided a second straight European defeat after coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Wednesday but manager Louis van Gaal say(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at Melwood, Liverpool, ahead of his side’s Europa League game against FC Sion. Photograph: PA.

Europa League Group B Liverpool v FC Sion Anfield, 8.05pm BT Sport Europe and Setanta Brendan Rodgers believes a lack of support from England’s soc(...)

Chris Smalling stretches to steer home Manchester United’s winner against  VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters I

GROUP B: MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Mata 34pen, Smalling 53) VFL WOLFSBURG 1 (Caligiuri 4) For a while, Manchester United briefly threatened to add(...)

Niamh Fahey’s Chelsea can secure the  Super League title with a win over Liverpool on Sunday night. Photograph: Getty

After a disappointing start to the week back home where the Irish women were beaten by Finland in their opening European Championship qualifier, Niamh(...)