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World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Michael Thomas scores Arsenal’s second at Anfield in 1989. Photograph: Allsport/Getty

One of the most chilling political terms of the last century was “managed decline.” It was attributed to Geoffrey Howe, the Chancellor in the Conserva(...)

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring his side’s second at Fratton Park. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty/AFP

Portsmouth 0 Arsenal 2 Mikel Arteta is nothing if not brave. With the outcome of his team’s season hinging on progressing in the FA Cup, the Arsenal (...)

 Marcus Rashford (left) and Tammy Abraham celebrate an England goal. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

England 7 Montenegro 0 It was a night when England celebrated their football history and threatened to run up an historic scoreline. As the goals fl(...)

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks to the assistant referee after scoring in the Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The off-side decision was  overturned by VAR. Photograph:    Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1 Such is life for the modern Manchester United the first point to make is that their supporters no longer need to check (...)

England’s Gary Lineker celebrates scoring England’s opening goal against the Republic of Ireland in their 1990 World Cup match, one the striker remembers for a particularly  embarrassing moment. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Every big story is small in its own way. Gary Lineker is talking about a moment in time 29 years ago, a pixel in a billboard photo. It’s the England v(...)

England fans in Nizhny Novgorod celebrate after their match against Panama. Photograph: PA

It’s coming home. Three simple words but yet so much more. Twenty-two years after it was first written, the refrain to three lions is once again being(...)

Hats off to The Daily Mail reporter tasked with working out how far every single one of the 32 nations in the World Cup will have to travel within Ru(...)

Arsène Wenger with the Premiership trophy after Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003/04 campaign. Photograph: PA

La Fin. And so the credits finally roll. Like reaching the end of some heaving biopic, it may take a while for Arsène Wenger to feel able to shake him(...)

Arsene Wenger of Arsenal argues with Alex Ferguson of Manchester United during a clash in 2004. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Premier League is the richest league in the world but money cannot buy hate. English football is crying out for an immense, sprawling rivalry betw(...)

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