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 (...)

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 4:40

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

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane: “We’re comfortable with the players we have.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As their own problems mount, the Irish management team are unlikely to have taken too much encouragement from the news that Lukas Podolski is ruled ou(...)

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(...)

Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho clashes with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku during Sunday’s draw between the sides. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Everton 1 Liverpool 1 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers maintained his unbeaten record in Merseyside derbies but not with a performance likely (...)

Seamus Coleman’s Everton team play Liverpool on Sunday - he’s been included in the Irish squad for the upcoming European qualifiers. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Martin O’Neill has reduced his provisional 40-man squad to 27 for Ireland’s Uefa Euro 2016 Group D qualifiers against Germany and Poland - and Seamus (...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said heavy investment makes Liverpool favourites for Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Photograph: PA

Roberto Martínez has put the pressure on Brendan Rodgers for Sunday’s Merseyside derby by claiming Liverpool’s “huge investment” makes them favourites(...)

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(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Jordon Ibe and Jordan Rossiter during a training session at Melwood. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits Daniel Sturridge has to be handled carefully to ensure they do not “break” him again. The England internation(...)