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McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.
There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year
Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.
From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight
Serge Gnabry’s brace helped Bayern Munich overcome Lyon in last night’s semi-final.
Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.
John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better
The Sheffield United centre-back has been a key figure amid a remarkable season for the club.
Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?
The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.
This Liverpool side will be remembered as one of the Premier League greats
The Reds were confirmed as league champions for the first time since 1990 last night.
Hundreds of millions of talent on show, but a £60k purchase from Sligo the standout in Merseyside derby
Irish captain Seamus Coleman was named man of the match for his display in the Everton-Liverpool game.
Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title
Their aura has been dented amid a slump in form.
United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends
Performances in these final three months of the campaign will provide the strongest indication yet that the Norwegian’s methods are working.
A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want
The club’s reputation has been hugely damaged following an extraordinary seven days.
Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win
The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?
Just the seven Liverpool players make our selection.
Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?
West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.
Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?
The manager is now facing more scrutiny than at any point in his short coaching career thus far.
Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant
Soon, the biggest clubs might not bother playing it at all.
Liverpool are 17 games from greatness
The Reds are on course to win a first league title since 1990.
Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action
The club’s decision makers need to convince fans they are on the road to somewhere.
The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since
It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.
Are Manchester City a team in decline?
There is a growing sense that Pep Guardiola’s men are failing to maintain standards set in previous seasons.
Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?
Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.
Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making
The squad needed to be refreshed more than a year ago, but it wasn’t and now Spurs must compromise with Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win
Even the managers are getting involved ahead of what may be a Premier League clash for the ages at Anfield.
Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma
Jurgen Klopp continues to struggle to find the right balance for his side.
Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them
The Norwegian has come under fire amid the club’s disastrous start to the season.
Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game
The Boys in Green were well beaten by Switzerland in Geneva last night.
Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced
The Ireland U21 boss has explained how joined-up thinking across the age groups has benefited his side.
Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them
The issues at the club lie well away from the manager.
Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem?
This week has seen a consensus form that the club’s problems are long-rooted.
Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been given all of the tools he needs to do his extremely difficult job.
David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team
The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.
Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise
Bury have withered and died because they were allowed to be treated as nothing more than a business – an idea that comes from the top.
Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record
The Gunners have been suffering hammerings on Merseyside for years, but Liverpool’s early-season vulnerabilities give them reason for optimism.
Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie
The Spurs boss must decide whether to play wantaway star Christian Eriksen against Man City.
Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch
Liverpool outclassed Norwich in the season’s opening fixture.
Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention
The Boys in Green produced an underwhelming display despite beating Gibraltar.
'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland
Age Hareide’s men are in confident mood ahead of tonight’s game.
Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable
The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.
The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell
Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.
One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art
A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.