Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic receives a red card from referee Michael Oliver during the  FA Cup third-round  match against  Derby County at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP via Getty Images

Wayne Rooney helped Derby cause an upset at Crystal Palace to reach the FA Cup fourth round on an afternoon where the pitchside monitor was used for t(...)

Oli McBurnie scores  Sheffield United’s third goal during the Premier League match against Manchester United at Bramall Lane. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sheffield United 3 Manchester United 3 As Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon can testify, Sheffield is a tough place to aud(...)

Danish players celebrate at the final whistle as Republic of Ireland players fall to the ground around them after the Euro 2020 qualifier. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In every victory you need a defining moment to go your way, and the 31st minute last night felt like just such a moment, when Denmark’s Andreas Cornel(...)

Ireland’s Alan Browne gest a shot away. Photograph: EPA

23 Darren Randolph Has been assured all through the campaign and that shows in the fact that he has only conceded five goals in eight matches. Couldn(...)

Christian Eriken will be Denmark’s main threat on Monday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland are one home victory away from securing their place at next summer’s European Championships. Sounds pretty straightforward, do(...)

Shane Duffy will captain Ireland against Denmark on Monday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shane Duffy will captain the Irish team in Monday night’s European Championship qualifier Mick McCarthy has confirmed, with the Derryman standing in f(...)

James McClean: “The last time we played Denmark to qualify it didn’t go so well. But look, it’s another shot. Nothing is going to right the wrongs of that night but hopefully it goes better than last time.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The queue to start on the left hand side of Ireland’s front line may have gotten longer after Seán Maguire and Callum Robinson both impressed there ag(...)

 Ireland’s Troy Parrott with assistant manager Robbie Keane after being substituted. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It all worked out grand in the end, but let Thursday night be a lesson to all of us, especially Jim Beglin - never, ever chortle at the quality of tea(...)

  Sean Maguire scores his first  goal for Ireland. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 3 New Zealand 1 Sixteen attempts it took the Irish rugby team to beat New Zealand in Lansdowne Road. Here, Mick McCarthy’s men ma(...)

 Ireland’s Troy Parrott chases a through ball against New Zealand. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kieran O’Hara An assured full debut from O’Hara, who stayed alert after a quiet opening and made a couple of sharp saves in the second-half. Couldn’t(...)

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