Manager John Still of Luton Town during the Skrill Conference Premier match between Luton Town and Braintree Town  this month. Photograph: Tim Keeton/Getty Images Finishers pivotal to success but Chelsea prove exception to enduring rule

Mourinho’s side devoid of top front men but are still on the cusp of success

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard:  “There’s not many players who can do what he can do – be one of the best attacking midfield players in Europe and then switch to be arguably the best controlling player,” says Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters  Brendan Rodgers praises Gerrard’s pivotal role in Liverpool’s title bid

Manager says his skipper is currently the best holding midfielder in Europe

Wayne Rooney is fit to face Everton following a recent foot problem. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Moyes believes Everton’s success down to his legacy

United manager pointsto the squad he left and the firm foundations built over 11 years

Chris Forrester of St Patrick’s Athletic  celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Conan Byrne during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Bohemians at  Richmond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho St Patrick’s dominate after early falter

Bohemians left behind after taking early lead at Richmond Park

Limerick do just enough to keep Athlone wanting

Drama at Thomond Park as midfielder Sean Brennan saves penalty for visitors

St Pat’s Conan Byrne clears as Darragh Raynor closes in during last night’s game at Richmond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho Fine finish by Ronan Finn earns Shamrock Rovers a point

Visitors deserve plenty of credit for way in which they chased game after being reduced to 10 men

Atletico Madrid continue title pursuit with win over stubborn Elche

Goals from Miranda and Diego Costa helps extend their lead at the top to six points

Buckley and Dennehy seal the points for Cork City

Home side take their chances in the second half to see off battling Drogheda

Defiant goalkeeper Ger Doherty helps Derry keep dominant Bray at bay

Home side left to rue missed penalty late in the first half

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