Sporting Lisbon’s Nani grasps the hand of the  injured Danny Welbeck after  the Arsenal striker was stretchered off with  a serious leg injury during the Europa League game at Emirates stadium. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Arsenal 0 Sporting Lisbon 0 The fearful hush that descended over the Emirates when Danny Welbeck landed in overwhelming pain never really lifted on a(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his side’s goal during the Europa League Group E match against Sporting Lisbon at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Sporting Lisbon 0 Arsenal 1 Momentum is a curious thing. It takes a while to warm up and can go cold suddenly, but right now it is fuelling Arsenal.(...)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani reacts after scoring in the  Champions League  match against  Bayern Munich  at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Paris St Germain tore apart Bayern Munich to win 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday as the French club’s expensively-assembled attack made anoth(...)

John O’Shea leads the run during the Republic of Ireland training session at the FAI National Training Centre on Friday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea is among a number of senior players not included on Sunderland’s retained list in the wake of relegation. Th(...)

Jon Walters scored a peach and then missed a golden opportunity in Ireland’s friendly win over Uruguay. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty

Friendly international football in June usually equals disinterested performances by disinterested players in front of disinterested crowds. Two years(...)

 Cyrus Christie celebrates scoring the Republic of Ireland’s  second goal with Jonathan Walters, Jonny Hayes, Shane Duffy and Jeff Hendrick during the friendly international against Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 3 Uruguay 1 If this game was supposed to represent the midway point in the metamorphosis between a side set up for a post season (...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was told by police to calm down after a touchline spat with Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp was instructed to calm down by a police officer after trading insults with Sam Allardyce and his backroom staff in the wake of Jeremain L(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

Sunderland have completed the signing of  of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a four-year deal. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent swit(...)

Liverpool have completed the signing of England Under-19 international defender Joe Gomez from Charlton for an undisclosed fee. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA

Liverpool have completed the signing of England Under-19 international defender Joe Gomez from Charlton for an undisclosed fee. Gomez, who made 21 app(...)

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