Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

Setanta Sports co-founder Mickey O’Rourke. Eir said on Monday it will acquired the Irish based sports broadcaster. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir (formerly Eircom) confirmed on Monday that it is to expand its TV offering with the acquisition of international(...)

 Mousa Dembele drills home a spectacular winning goal for  Tottenham against Anderlecht at White Hart Lane. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was near four in the morning when he got back to Glasgow after Celtic’s trip to Norway for their Europa League game with Molde, and then there w(...)

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke celebrates with Roberto Firmino after  scoring against Southampton. Photograph: Alex Morton/Reuters

Jurgen Klopp has suffered more misfortune with his striking options at Liverpool after Christian Benteke was ruled out of tonight’s Capital One Cup (...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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Shamrock Rovers players congratulate Brandon Miele after he scored the second goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division win over Galway United at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 2 Galway United 0 Gavin Brennan scored the opening goal before setting up Danny North for a second as Shamrock Rovers closed in(...)

Mamadou Sakho celebrates Adam Lallana’s goal during the Europa League game between  Bordeaux and Liverpool on Thursday. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

Mamadou Sakho is close to signing a new five-year contract with Liverpool as he looks to force his way back into Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans. Li(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 1 St Patrick’s Athletic expect to confirm on Saturday that Chris Forrester has joined Peterborough United af(...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)