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Soccer - Today’s News

Arsene Wenger charged with misconduct following dispute with fourth official

The Arsenal boss was sent to the stands during his side’s meeting with Burnley yesterday.

League One club sack groundsman of 27 years after frozen pitch caused fixture postponement

Southend say ‘people generally lose their position as a result of not doing their job.’

Togo fans attack player's home after Cup loss

The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco.

Limerick continue preparations for top-flight return with signing of ex-PSG youth midfielder LOI

Cahill and Terry visit Mason in hospital following midfielder's surgery on skull fracture

Antonio Conte has also wished the 25-year-old well.

Liverpool target Pulisic commits long-term future to Borussia Dortmund

The USA international has ignored interest from the Reds to to sign a contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2020.

Irish midfielder Hourihane admits his head has been turned by Villa interest Temptation This post contains videos

Irish midfielder Hourihane admits his head has been turned by Villa interest

The Cork-born player has been heavily linked with a move to Steve Bruce’s side.

Ryan Mason in 'stable condition' but Hull confirm player fractured skull

The young midfielder was involved in clash of heads with Gary Cahill.

United eye €30m Benfica winger, Rooney ponders China and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, Bournemouth and AC Milan are both understood to be interested in signing Jack Wilshere on a permanent contract.

Dortmund spend €10m on the youngster dubbed 'the next Zlatan'

Swedish prodigy Alexander Isak was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid last week.

Gerrard urges Liverpool to sign Southampton star

The Anfield legend believes the Virgil van Dijk would be an ideal addition for Jurgen Klopp.

'He's too honest' - Toure claims Sterling should have dived

The Manchester City forward tangled with Kyle Walker during a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium, but missed out on a penalty.

'I was offered triple my salary to leave Arsenal but said no'

Thierry Henry “understands” why some players would consider switching clubs for a wage hike.

'This country has to appreciate him' - Ibrahimovic bemused by lack of Rooney respect

The Swede says his Manchester United team-mate is a ‘complete player’ and deserves greater praise.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Messi on target in comfortable Barca win but Busquets adds to injury woes

Messi on target in comfortable Barca win but Busquets adds to injury woes

Luis Enrique’s side closed to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Ireland's Derek Walsh produced a moment of magic at the Defence Forces World Cup A Case For The Defence This post contains videos

Ireland's Derek Walsh produced a moment of magic at the Defence Forces World Cup

Walsh helped Ireland to a 6-1 win against USA in Oman.

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

Wolves goalkeeper accuses Wes Hoolahan of 'blatantly' diving in Twitter rant

The Ireland playmaker won a penalty which put Norwich City 2-1 up during yesterday’s Championship game.

Wenger apologises for pushing fourth official after being sent to the stands Angry Arsene This post contains videos

Wenger apologises for pushing fourth official after being sent to the stands

The Arsenal manager lost his cool towards the end of a dramatic Premier League meeting with Burnley.

It's Sunday so here are 15 of our favourite sports pics of the week

These are the sporting images that have caught our eye over the past seven days.

Diego Costa stars as Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table

The striker has just come through a turbulent time at the club.

Alexis Sanchez penalty snatches thrilling win for 10-man Gunners

An ice-cool Alexis Sanchez penalty secured three vital points for 10-man Arsenal after an extraordinary climax against Burnley.

Birthday boy! Shane Long impresses off the bench as Saints end losing streak

Goals from James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic earned Southampton an important win.

'We don't need them kicking us when we are down': Ramos on booing Madrid fans

Los Blancos won their La Liga tie on Saturday but they were still booed by their own fans, much to the annoyance of the Spaniard

Not the same without you! Carrick absence makes Man Utd weaker

The 35-year-old’s importance to the Red Devils was obvious on Saturday as they needed a late Wayne Rooney goal to salvage a point.

How football failed a Man United legend and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, how a fake All-Star team inspired Ireland to play basketball.

Soccer - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Bruce reveals he had a furious bust-up with Ross McCormack on striker's doorstep

The Scotland international has plenty of work to do to get back in his manager’s good books.

Irish goalkeeper Emma Byrne finds new club after departing Arsenal

The Leixlip native has completed a move to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Emotions high as Chapecoense play first game since tragic plane crash

The friendly against Palmeiras is being played in the 20,000-seater Arena Conda stadium.

Stop what you're doing and savour this magical Nottingham Forest free-kick Pick That Out This post contains videos

Man City impress but controversial decision helps Spurs earn draw at Etihad

Pep Guardiola was furious with referee Andre Marriner when Raheem Sterling wasn’t awarded a penalty in the second half.

'The politics got me down. I loved playing the game - it's all the other crap that goes with it'

Conor Clifford is back home with Dundalk after a difficult and exhaustive journey in the UK.

Watch: Hourihane continues to strengthen Ireland claims with stunning free-kick Cometh The Hour... This post contains videos

Watch: Hourihane continues to strengthen Ireland claims with stunning free-kick

Barnsley earned all three points in a thrilling derby against Leeds United.

Former League of Ireland stars on target across the Football League

It was a good weekend for Ireland manager Martin O’Neill ahead of March’s vital World Cup qualifier against Wales, with Robbie Brady, among others, also finding the back of the net.

Ramos on the double as Real get title tilt back on track Unlikely Hero This post contains videos

Ramos on the double as Real get title tilt back on track

Zinedine Zidane’s side snapped a two-game losing streak against Malaga.

Coleman's strike piles more misery on Allardyce as Carroll sinks Boro

The full-back found the back of the net with three minutes of normal time left to play to maintain the Toffees’ fine run of form

250 not out: Rooney screamer rescues point for United and breaks Charlton's record

Jose Mourinho’s side found the net late on yet again to extend their unbeaten run.

Limerick bring in Brazilian striker while Estonian international heads to Waterford

The two Munster clubs have announced significant additions ahead of the start of the new season.

Klopp baffled by sloppy Liverpool

Liverpool’s slack defending in the surprise 3-2 defeat to Swansea City left manager Jurgen Klopp frustrated.

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