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Soccer - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Alexis at the double for Gunners in controversial win

The Gunners scraped to victory over the struggling Tigers, though the Chilean attacker benefited from the ball hitting his arm and going in.

Alexis Sanchez's goal has everyone debating what is and isn't a handball

Does anybody even know anymore?

Pulis phoned Shawcross to call him a loser, claims Hughes

The bitterness between the two clubs in the aftermath of the Saido Berahino transfer has taken a bizarre turn after the Baggies’ 1-0 win last weekend

Chelsea can be caught by Spurs, insists Harry Kane

The England striker is not giving up hope of hoisting the Premier League trophy aloft in May.

Coveted Conor Hourihane set for home Villa debut against the club that let him leave for free

The Corkman made a £3million move during the transfer window.

'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me' Potential This post contains videos

'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me'

Promising Irish teenager Sean Boyd chats to The42 ahead of the new League of Ireland season.

Soccer - Friday 10 February, 2017

This startling stat shows why Hoffenheim's 29-year-old boss is so special

Ever since taking over, Julian Nagelsmann has shown a remarkable astuteness in spite of the relentless pressure of the Bundesliga.

Confusion at Rangers after manager reportedly denies he resigned

In a bizarre scenario, the Scottish club announced that Mark Warburton had stepped down contrary to other claims.

'Balotelli lets his head go down too easily'

Nice’s Valentin Eysseric has suggested the mental aspect of his game is preventing him reaching his true potential.

Memories of golden era return as Sheffield Wednesday are in play-off mix

Between 1991 and 1994, the club possessed a litany of excellent players and were an impressive side.

'He mentioned that he's coming to the end': Ian Wright reveals details of Wenger conversation

The former Gunners’ striker believes the 67-year-old will step down as Arsenal boss at the end of the season.

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We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport

Plus, Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.

'Maybe we'll go to Trump Tower': David Moyes hopes New York bonding trip can save Sunderland

The Premier League’s basement club are off to Manhattan later this month.

Liverpool's unusual dilemma and other Premier League talking points

Plus, will Manchester United continue their remarkable unbeaten run?

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'He could play in ten positions': Pep gives heartfelt tribute to 'exceptional' Philipp Lahm

The Catalan referred to the Bayern Munich defender as ‘one of the special people in my life’.

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Gareth Bale to be fit for Ireland clash says Zidane

The Real Madrid boss expects his Welsh winger back by 7 March.

'I agree with Ed' - Mourinho not planning overhaul of Man United's squad

Man United’s transfer policy has the manager and Ed Woodward in full agreement.

Liverpool FC ban The Sun's reporters from club over infamous Hillsborough coverage

The Premier League side have punished the paper following the notorious ‘The Truth’ story in the wake of the 1989 disaster.

Sanchez, Kane and Jesus to find the net - 5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

We’re also backing Man United to extend their unbeaten run.

'Liverpool need a reality check' - Hamann blasts complacency at Anfield

The former Reds midfielder believes the whole mentality at the Anfield club must change if they are to achieve success.

Leicester boss Ranieri holds crisis talks with Mahrez and Vardy

The Foxes boss has sought to get two key figures firing again, with the reigning Premier League champions enduring a torrid defence of their crown.

Football fans have long thought Beckham was a bit of a fraud; this week it felt like everyone else caught up

Tommy Martin on David Beckham’s obsessive cultivation of his public image.

Wenger still reeling over 'scandalous' Chelsea goal

Hull arrive with Wenger under pressure and annoyed at the injustice of Chelsea’s opening goal.

'We didn't bring binoculars but I'll know next time' - Dundalk on their visit to see Messi and Co

Lilywhites full-back Sean Gannon was encouraged by what he saw of the club’s new signings on their recent trip to Spain.

Soccer - Thursday 9 February, 2017

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, Ireland drop in Fifa rankings and today's sport

Miss any of today’s sport? Catch up right here.

FAI chief Delaney puts name forward for election to Uefa role

The head of Irish football is among the candidates vying for a seat on the Executive Committee.

'Van Gaal never believed in me' - Reborn Man United star Jones lauds Mourinho

The England international is enjoying life at Old Trafford once again after floundering during the regime of the veteran Dutch coach.

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way

European football’s governing body will ask for 16 places at the tournament.

Ireland down 2 places in Fifa rankings as Afcon finalists surge up the table

The latest world table has been released by football’s governing body this morning.

Gunners legend says Mesut Ozil wouldn't have made Arsenal's 'Invincibles' team

The Germany international wouldn’t have started for the 2003/04 side, according to Martin Keown

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'You weren't passing the ball to our players' - Martin O'Neill mocks Robbie Savage

The Ireland boss also made fun of Graeme Le Saux.

Shamrock Rovers boss Bradley turns to old managers O'Neill and Wenger for advice

The Hoops head coach has gone for players with the right character over natural ability as he looks to close the gap on Dundalk this season.

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'For a week we didn't have money': Liverpool's Lovren on his harrowing past as a child refugee

The defender has told his story to Liverpool’s in-house TV station.

Soccer - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Yes, Ndidi! Substitute's stunner proves crucial as Leicester get some FA Cup relief against Derby

The Foxes got the better of Steve McClaren’s Derby County to progress to the Fifth Round.

The Championship promotion race is heating up and there are some intriguing contenders

Newcastle lead the way but a litany of sides are still immersed in the race towards top-flight football.

England football boss Gareth Southgate hails Eddie Jones

Meanwhile, Shaun Edwards, the defence coach of the Welsh team, said the coach was “great” for the sport.

'Football has become less about talent and more about running a lot'

Cesc Fabregas is feeling the effects of a faster-paced game, but will not give up on trying to meet the required intensity.

OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote

Bernard O’Byrne has attacked the lack of transparency and openness before tomorrow’s ballot.