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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.
Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next
On the week English sides conquered the continent, Europe wants to change to emulate them.
Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights
The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.
Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?
The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.
Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals
In the absence of any forward-thinking, the club have fallen in love with their own myth.
Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness
A poor performance from Fred against City last night summed up a disappointing season for the Brazilian.
Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage?
Pep Guardiola’s cloud may carry with it a silver lining.
Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night
The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.
Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude
The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.
This may be the best title race the Premier League has seen - but is it a worrying sign?
In a repeat of the definitive weekend of the 2014 title race, Liverpool host Chelsea the same day as Man City travel to Crystal Palace.
How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare
Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.
15 games that will decide the Premier League title race
Liverpool currently hold a two-point lead, though rivals Man City have a game in hand.
As he turns 30, a look at Theo Walcott's weird and disappointing career
The Everton attacker has never quite fulfilled the promise that saw him randomly called up to the 2006 World Cup.
Improving Arsenal missing Solskjaer's injection of fun at Manchester United
Unai Emery’s debut season has had its good points, but it has lacked the recent euphoria at United.
Brendan Rodgers has a lot to prove as he gets another chance in the Premier League
The new Leicester manager has a number of big questions to answer on his return to England.
'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football'
Bohs’ Keith Ward gives his view of the incident that led to Shamrock Rovers’ Aaron Greene being sent off in last night’s Dublin derby.
United should learn Liverpool's lessons and avoid finding answers in their rich history
As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers his team-talk to Alex Ferguson, Manchester United should learn from their opponents about finding answers in their history.
Don't blame Sarri and Solskjaer if things don't work out for them - the problems are elsewhere
Chelsea and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup on Monday night, with both managers facing tough questions.
Everton must take some blame as beleaguered Marco Silva returns to Watford
The Portuguese has endured a sharp fall in popularity, but some of it is his club’s fault.
Anfield's anxiety shows Klopp's biggest opponent could be Liverpool's history
Liverpool ended the midweek fixtures better off than they had been beforehand, although that wasn’t evident judging by the crowd reactions on Wednesday.
What is going on at Chelsea?
Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were ‘mentally weak’ following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.
It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold
For how much longer can Emery ignore his highest-paid player?
Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær
The France international’s sublime pass created the only goal in Man United’s win.
Is Roy Keane a good pundit?
The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.
The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems
Intolerance has been inextricably linked with top-level football for years.
Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?
Man United are already 16 points behind rivals City, while a top-four spot is looking increasingly improbable.
Marcus Rashford the sole bright spark amid another lacklustre Man United display
The 21-year-old England international assisted both goals before being taken off by Jose Mourinho.
More than derby day bragging rights on the line for Liverpool at Anfield
There are three derbies down for decision in the Premier League on Sunday.
2018 will be remembered as the year when Ireland's footballers became unwatchable
Martin O’Neill’s side have scored just four goals over the past 12 months.
Why Glenn Whelan should be a role model to footballers everywhere
The Irish midfielder is set to represent his country for the last time against Northern Ireland tonight.