Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal against Spurs. Photograph:  David Klein/Reuters

Lee Dixon tells an eye-opening story in the film 89 about being pinned up against the wall of the dressing room by his own team-mates before his first(...)

Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi celebrates scoring his team’s first goal against Tottenham on Saturday. Phoograph: Reuters

For all that is positive about Tottenham, for all that they are about to move into an exciting new stadium and are blessed with a crop of highly promi(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second against Tottenham. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal proved they are still a force to be reckoned with by blowing away Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby. (...)

A disconsolate Stephen Ward after the second leg of the World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has welcomed his crushed Irish contingent back to Turf Moor with open arms. Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady all (...)

Stephen Ward loses the ball to Yussuf Poulsen, leading to Denmark’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nobody is too surprised today, are they? Not really, not honestly. Maybe there’s an innate fatalism that comes along with hanging around with Ireland (...)

A dejected Shay Given and Mick McCarthy after Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium in Brussels. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night was galling for a number of reasons. Most obviously - it means there will be no World Cup appearance(...)

Christian Eriksen celebrates with Denmark fans after his side’s 5-1 win over Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

As Ireland capitulated on Tuesday and the Aviva Stadium rapidly emptied, with glum faces slinking off into a miserable night, the party was just getti(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland have joined two of European football’s long-established aristocrats, Italy and Holland, in being absent from next summer’s World Cup after a d(...)

Denmark’s Thomas Delaney celebrates at the end of the game. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

History, they say, is written by the winners and on nights like this quotes pieces are generally filed with their thoughts as the losers make straight(...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen celebrates after they beat Ireland 5-1 to reach the World Cup. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Christian Eriksen was delighted to play a major part as his stunning hat-trick helped fire Denmark to the 2018 World Cup as they shot the Republic of (...)

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