Burnley’s Chris Wood scores their  second goal during the Premier League match against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Fulham 0 Burnley 2 Fulham’s race is run and, even though they have seen fine margins go against them in recent weeks, there was no hard luck story to(...)

Aston Villa’s Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet scores his second against Fulham. Photograph: Nick Potts/Getty/AFP

Aston Villa 3 Fulham 1 While Aston Villa proved they can win without Jack Grealish, this was such a missed opportunity for Fulham. Leading through Al(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu makes a save during the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Winners Gavin Bazunu The 19-year-old didn’t look like the finished article but then . . . he’s 19. Did pretty well overall in the two games he start(...)

Gerson Rodrigues heads home the pening goal for  Luxembourg in the World Cup qualifier against Portugal. Photograph: Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images

Portugal had to come from behind on Tuesday night to beat Luxembourg 2-1 and join Serbia on seven points at the top of the Republic of Ireland’s World(...)

The result is a devastating blow for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who has now gone 10 games without a win. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland 0 Luxembourg 1 Ireland’s new World Cup campaign was thrown into turmoil at an empty Aviva stadium on Saturday night as Luxembourg(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after having a goal denied in Belgrade. Photograph: EPA

Serbia 2 Portugal 2 Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic became his country’s all-time top scorer on 39 goals from 63 international appearances after h(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It’s important that we win the game. We want to win the game. What does ‘must-win’ mean? We want to do well and we’re going to be very determined to try and win the game.” Photograph: Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP via Getty Images

The fun and games were getting into full swing at Stephen Kenny’s pre-match press conference on Friday with attempts being made to corral the manager (...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Dragan Stojkovic in Belgrade. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

No Belgrade football night has been as peaceful but even in an empty, echoing stadium, the tribulations continue for Stephen Kenny. His young team wer(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers dives in vain as Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (not pictured) scores their second goal during the  World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. Photograph:  Novak Djurovic/PA Wire

Serbia 3 Republic of Ireland 2 For a short spell in the second half it seemed as though we might have been watching a re-run of Ireland’s last World (...)

 Leeds’ Raphinha celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the  Premier League  match against  Fulham FC at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/EPA

Fulham 1 Leeds 2 Fulham cannot afford to spurn many more opportunities of this nature. While defeat to Leeds is hardly terminal it goes down as a was(...)

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