Aston Villa captain John Terry scpred his first goal for the club on Saturday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Leo Bonatini scored twice as Wolves survived a late scare to beat Preston 3-2 at Molineux and cling onto top spot in the Sky Bet Championship. The ho(...)

Shane Long’s wait for a goal goes on. Photograph: Getty Images

Shane Long was the only Republic of Ireland international to start a game in the Premier League on Saturday. The Tipperary native played all 90-plus(...)

Istanbul bonded Rafa Benitez to Liverpool FC, and his activity with the Hillsborough Family Support Group bonded him to the city. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The telephone rang in Freddy Shepherd’s holiday villa in Majorca. It was late July 2004 and Shepherd, the Newcastle United chairman, was about to part(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at the squad announcement at Aviva HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Martin O’Neill’s latest squad announcement involved a busier than usual game of “good news, bad news”, with the manager announcing that a couple of st(...)

 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has some injury concerns ahead of the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

Saturday Burnley (7th) v Huddersfield (6th) Irish striker Jon Walters has been ruled out for Burnley as he recovers from a knee injury and Nahki Wel(...)

Leeds United’s Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring his side’s second goal at Turf Moor. Photograph: PA

Liverpool were not the only Premier League team to exit the League Cup inside 90 minutes on Tuesday night, as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away(...)

Gareth Barry will make his 632nd top-flight appearance on Saturday should he feature for West Brom against West Ham. Photograph: Steve Feeney/Action Plus via Getty Images

Gareth Barry will equal the Premier League appearance record held by Ryan Giggs on Saturday should he feature for West Bromwich Albion against West Ha(...)

Ireland's Conor Hourihane in training ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Serbia. Photo: Inpho

At 26, Conor Hourihane might be said to have taken a slightly scenic route to this point in his career but the Corkman is quietly determined that the (...)

Ireland will be without Jeff Hendrick for their upcoming qualifiers. Photograph: Inpho

Martin O’Neill has trimmed down his Republic of Ireland squad to 25 ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia. Injuries have ruled(...)

Scott Hogan celebrates scoring against Wigan on Tuesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

Aston Villa overcame Wigan 4-1 to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup, with Albert Adomah and Birkir Bjarnason adding to a Scott Hogan double. H(...)