Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United scores an own goal under pressure from Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City during the Premier League match  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Newcastle 2 Leicester 3 Ayoze Perez’s late own goal cost Newcastle a precious Premier League draw as Leicester ruined the Magpies’ 125th birthday cel(...)

Leicester City’s Demarai Gray stops Dele Alli from scoring in their Premier League win. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 There are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over.(...)

West Ham United’s Winston Reid stands on Andy Carroll as they compete for the ball with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. Photo: Eddir Keogh/Getty Images

West Ham United 1 Leicester City 1 By the end David Moyes could reflect on his first taste of the London Stadium with a measure of fondness. In the c(...)

 Manchester City striker Kevin De Bruyne takes on  Vicente Iborra of Leicester City. Photograph:  Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

“If the ball goes on the left foot then you just try it,” said a typically relaxed Kevin De Bruyne on Saturday evening. “Sometimes it comes off and so(...)

Stephen Ward loses the ball to Yussuf Poulsen, leading to Denmark’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nobody is too surprised today, are they? Not really, not honestly. Maybe there’s an innate fatalism that comes along with hanging around with Ireland (...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scores their fourth goal to complete his hat-trick. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 5 (Denmark win 5-1 on agg) More than 1,200 years after they first swung by and started giving foreigners a bad name, th(...)

Denmark manager Age Hareide and Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner shake hands with  referee Milorad Mazic at the Parken stadium on Saturday.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

If Ireland do come out on the right end of Tuesday night’s turbo-spin, they might think kindly of Milorad Mazic. There were two occasions during the r(...)

Shane Duffy was a rock at the back during Ireland’s draw in Denmark. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA

Towering Duffy head and shoulders above From the outset of Saturday night’s goalless draw it was clear Denmark knew it was going to be difficult to p(...)

Darren Randolph makes a late save in the World Cup playoff in Copenhagen. Photograph: James Crombie

“It’s not that I’m so smart,” claimed Albert Einstein. “It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” The Republic of Ireland are the football problem(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  with assistant Roy Keane during the  World Cup qualifying playoff first leg match at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Who knows how much these nights take out of Martin O’Neill. Just before 11pm, the Irish manager comes into a bright little box room in the basement of(...)

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