Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at his office in Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As an escape from the hurly-burly of politics, Paschal Donohoe loves to get lost in a bit of science fiction. On the window sill beside his desk in th(...)

Tottenham’s Paulo Gazzaniga saves Troy Deeney’s penalty. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

Watford 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Troy Deeney missed a penalty as Tottenham forced a goalless draw at Vicarage Road to deny Watford a fourth straight Pre(...)

Jose Mourinho: if Tottenham reel in fourth-placed Chelsea and it will be an even greater achievement by the manager than steering Manchester United to a second-place finish behind Man City in 2018. Photograph: Lindsy Parnaby/AFP

José Mourinho was adamant. He said it had “nothing” to do with him and that he would “hate it” if anyone attributed the sudden upturn to him. “I made(...)

Danny Ings opens the scoring for Southampton against Spurs. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Southampton 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Just when a disappointing afternoon for Tottenham ostensibly could not get any worse, Harry Kane limped off down th(...)

Martin Peters: technique and opportunism were supreme assets that took him to the World Cup finals. Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Martin Peters Born: November 8th, 1943 Died: December 21st, 2019 Martin Peters, who has died aged 76, was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cu(...)

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood celebrates with Marcus Rashford after scoring against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United 4 Newcastle United 1 Manchester United again illustrated their Jekyll and Hyde character by rebounding from Sunday’s dismal defeat (...)

Irish striker Michael Obafemi celebrates his goal for Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Chelsea 0 Southampton 2 Chelsea had been flying after their victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, which felt like a defining moment for Frank Lampa(...)

A Chelsea fan was arrested on Sunday for racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min. Photograph: Getty Images

English football’s racism crisis took a new twist after it emerged that a Chelsea supporter was arrested for allegedly racially abusing Tottenham Hots(...)

Paulo Gazzaniga of Tottenham Hotspur collides with Marcos Alonso of Chelsea in the area during their Premier League clash on Sunday in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,   resulting in a penalty awarded to Chelsea. Photograph:  Clive Howes/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

“Ladies and gentleman, this is a security announcement. Racism is interfering with the game.” You can say that again. Welcome to Britain, 2019, a pla(...)

Old Trafford ahead of the Europa League match between Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Old Trafford is one of football’s most vibrant amphitheatres. During the 109-year history of Manchester United’s home, Billy Meredith, George Best, Di(...)

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