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Jose Mourinho: has guided Tottenham Hotspur to the top of the Premier League. They host local rivals Arsenal on Sunday.  Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/AFP/APA

José Mourinho has said that Tottenham’s position at the top of the Premier League means more than just local pride is at stake in Sunday’s north Londo(...)

Should Newcastle ask for the Aston Villa game to be postponed it would be the first Premier League fixture delayed on such grounds since the resumption in June. Photograph: EPA

Newcastle United’s trip to Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed after the north-east club reported a “significant” rise in positive Covid-19 test (...)

 A VAR decision is on display after a goal by Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa was disallowed. Photograph: EPA

West Ham 2 Aston Villa 1 One for the purists and those of a more trashy persuasion, this had the lot. Goals, tackles, tricks, spot kicks, f(...)

Marine players celebrate after winning their FA Cup second round. Photograph: Getty Images

Marine of the Northern Premier League Division One – in the eighth tier of the English game – have been drawn at home to Tottenham, the Premier League(...)

Jack Grealish has admitted to careless driving in connection with an incident which happened in March. Photograph: Rui Vieira/Getty/AFP

Aston Villa and England footballer Jack Grealish has admitted careless driving in connection with a crash during March’s coronavirus lockdown. The 25(...)

Hristo Stoitchkov: regarded as Bulgaria’s greatest ever player, the striker’s six goles won him the  Golden Boot at the 1994 World Cup and he also became the only Bulgarian to be named  European Footballer of the Year.

At first glance the Nations League clash between Ireland and Bulgaria seems like the footballing equivalent of two bald men fighting over a comb. Tw(...)

 Troy Parrott in action for the Ireland Under-21 team. Photograph: Inpho

Four players have been called into the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the Nations League match against Bulgaria. Shamrock Rovers duo Graham Burk(...)

 Harry Maguire scores England’s first goal at Wembley against Ireland. Photo:  Nick Potts/Getty Images

England 3 Republic of Ireland 0 Stephen Kenny insisted beforehand that he had wanted this game; one he hoped would be a special occasion that might h(...)

England’s Jack Grealish is expected to play against Ireland on Thursday. Photo Gareth Copley/AFP via Getty Images

That old line about FAI standing for ‘Find An Irishman’ has taken on a new twist of late. Stephen Kenny has to deal with so many withdrawals these day(...)

The Republic of ireland team that beat England 2-0 at Goodison Park in 1949.

Late one Autumn afternoon in 1949 I hopped on a Number 3 bus in Sandymount, heading towards O’Connell Street. Just coming up to my 20th birthday, I w(...)

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