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Soccer - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Southampton boss says strange substitution of Long was a 'misunderstanding' Upset This post contains videos

Southampton boss says strange substitution of Long was a 'misunderstanding'

The Ireland striker was taken off after a 22-minute cameo in yesterday’s defeat to Manchester City.

As it happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s men visited the Hawthorns.

Moyes puts difference between him and Mourinho at United down to 'small margins'

Mourinho’s EFL Cup win has bought him time at Old Trafford, according to Moyes.

From Champions League miracles to the brink of disaster - the story of Liverpool in the '00s

Author and journalist Simon Hughes chats to The42 about a whirlwind decade for the Reds.

'You have biting and fighting' - Mesut Ozil has written a book about life in the Premier League

Despite it all, the German says the experience has made him a better player.

The hunt for Tom Brady's missing jersey and more of the week's best sportswriting

Enjoy this lot with your chocolate breakfast.

Soccer - Saturday 15 April, 2017

With Roy Keane watching, Limerick easily brushed past the Drogs to move into the top-four

Rodrigo Tosi was on the mark for the Shannonsiders while Chris Mulhall added a second.

From TheJournal.ie The amazing story of Tipperary man who helped found Argentina's most famous football club Boca Juniors

The amazing story of Tipperary man who helped found Argentina's most famous football club

Paddy McCarthy moved to Buenos Aires in 1900.

Sane shows his worth again as Vincent Kompany grabs collector's item goal for City

Pep Guardiola’s side moved into third after a comprehensive victory over Southampton.

Germany's most-hated club will be playing in next season's Champions League

RB Leipzig are assured of a top-four finish in the Bundesliga in their very first season in the top-flight.

Could it come down to goal difference? Top-flight relegation battle becomes clearer

Catch up with this afternoon’s Premier League action right here.

Inevitable! Ross Barkley gives perfect response after tough week as Everton impress at home

Phil Jagielka and Romelu Lukaku were also on the mark as the Toffees got past Burnley.

Last night's Newcastle v Leeds Championship clash drew a record crowd to St. James' Park

There was a bumper attendance on Tyneside – a sign of the renewed sense of optimism at both clubs.

The years were rolled back earlier as the Milan derby served up an absolute thriller

Inter were 2-0 up and coasting but their local rivals rallied and conjured a dramatic finale.

Mourinho accuses media of double standards over praise for Conte's Chelsea

“When I was winning titles with Chelsea you were criticising the style of play. At the moment you don’t do it.”

Kenny fumes over 'bizarre, exceptionally poor decisions' as Dundalk fall 9 points behind

The champions suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Bray Wanderers.

Milestone man Kane helps Spurs crush Bournemouth and cut the gap at the top

The game finished 4-0 at White Hart Lane.

From TheJournal.ie Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column Goodison Park

Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column

The column by MacKenzie discussing Everton player Ross Barkley in derogatory fashion has caused outrage.

Injury blow for Ireland as Meyler is ruled out for the season

Martin O’Neill’s side play three games in June, including a World Cup qualifier against Austria.

David Villa produces a stunning goal from 50 yards out Star Of David This post contains videos

David Villa produces a stunning goal from 50 yards out

But the goalkeeper probably should have done more to deny the former Barcelona striker.

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down' Pain This post contains videos

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

Soccer - Friday 14 April, 2017

Alarm bells at Dundalk as reigning champions crash to their third defeat in six games

In a week where Stephen Kenny spoke about his side not being awarded penalties, they conceded two here and were punished.

Tribesmen drop more points at home to Pat's as pressure grows on Shane Keegan

The hosts had to make do with a draw as their wait for a first victory of the season continues.

Sheppard's stunner ensures it's a great Friday for Cork City as their remarkable run continues

Garry Buckley was also on target for John Caulfield’s side as they moved nine points clear.

Hoops celebrate Milltown memory with win over 10-man Sligo Rovers

Brandon Miele scored the only goal as Sligo Rovers’ John Russell was issued an early red.

Elastic Banda: Substitute proves crucial as Harps take bragging rights in derby with Derry

The attacker came off the bench early in the first-half and grabbed the opening goal.

UCD held at home as O'Sullivan brace extends Waterford's lead at top of division 1

Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers bounced back from a goal down to win in Wexford.

With an astonishingly young team, Ajax are making everyone stand up and take notice

With an incredible crop of youthful stars, the club are reaping the rewards of giving them a chance to shine.

From TheJournal.ie Sun suspends Kelvin MacKenzie over 'unfunny' Ross Barkley column Racism

Sun suspends Kelvin MacKenzie over 'unfunny' Ross Barkley column

Merseyside Police are investigating whether his comments constitute a ‘racial hate crime’.

Sampaoli fumes with Sevilla after his club threaten Argentina over coach approach

The former Chile boss is in demand after an excellent season in Seville.

In the midst of a surreal fan protest, Coventry's plight continues with relegation to fourth tier

The Sky Blues were in the Premier League as recently as 2001 but the club has been devastated by off-field issues.

How Man United must rue Eden Hazard snub and other Premier League talking points

Also, Tottenham’s title credentials will only grow if they keep Mauricio Pochettino and how did it come to this for David Moyes?

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Stave off those last-days-of-Lent cravings by testing your memory of the sporting week that was.

McGeady's electric form at Preston continues as he hits a cracker Belter This post contains videos

McGeady's electric form at Preston continues as he hits a cracker

The Ireland international’s 8th goal of the season came against Huddersfield.

Man United to draw yet again and more Premier League bets to consider

Plus, Tottenham star Dele Alli to score two or more against Bournemouth.

Emotional Bartra opens up on the bomb attack - 'It was the longest 15 minutes of my life'

The Spanish defender has spoken about his experiences and recovery following the Borussia Dortmund team bus attack.

Wenger tight-lipped on £300k-a-week Alexis Sanchez offer

The Arsenal boss also praised the Chilean on his PFA Player of the Year nomination.

Former Tottenham midfielder in hot water over advert with porn star

Paulinho said he was unaware of the occupation of his co-star.

8 Leicester fans handed four-month jail terms after Madrid violence

Prosecutors said that the cases had been quickly dealt with as a result of the supporters involved admitting the charges.