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 Jonathan Kodjia scores Aston Villa’s second goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match against  Stoke City at Villa Park. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Leeds leapfrogged Norwich to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at Bolton. United substitute Patrick Bamford, back after three month(...)

Jon Walters: “I did well for Stoke and they did well for me.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Jon Walters says he is aiming to nail down a regular starting spot again at Burnley after having concluded that his “face didn’t fit,” anymore at Sto(...)

Police stand guard outside the Didsbury Mosque where  Salman Abedi, the bomber responsible for  Monday’s attack, had prayed.  Photograph: Andrew Testa The New York Times

Deep sadness and fears of a backlash have enveloped the Muslim community in the greater Manchester area in the days since a young jihadist, Salman Abe(...)

Former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke was refused entry into the US.  Photograph: Getty

Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United striker, said he was “made to feel like a criminal” when he was denied entry to the United States on Friday(...)

Anthony Stokes at  the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this month. Photograph: Collins

Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes must pay €230,000 damages to an Elvis Presley impersonator whom he headbutted and seriously injured in a(...)

 Manchester United manager José Mourinho: “If we progress in the competitions we will be in trouble in May.” Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Luke Shaw is fighting to convince José Mourinho of his worth, with the left-back likely to be left out of Manchester United’s squad for Thursday’s Eu(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)