Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3
Just three games in, and it seems the early assessments of Tottenham and Liverpool were delivered prematurely.
Leicester 1 Arsenal 1
As Yaya Sanogo allowed another chance to slip away, the Arsenal fans made their feelings clear.
Aston Villa 2 Hull City 1
This is the fixture where Hull’s band of Irishmen try to impress and depress Roy Keane in equal measure, and the trusty right-hand man of both Martin O’Neill and Paul Lambert will have much to tell the former when they meet up to plot the downfall of Oman and then Georgia.
Chelsea: ‘Absolutely horrible monster’ Costa just what we neededMore
Ireland stalwart John O’Shea is pleading with English-born players mulling over joining Martin O’Neill’s set-up to decide their international future sooner rather than later.More
Unless Real Madrid president Florentino Perez unveils yet another galactico before the transfer window shuts tonight, Barcelona will be La Liga’s biggest spenders this summer — having spent over €155 million on seven different players.More
While the veteran Shay Given was yesterday expressing his delight at an unexpected return to the Irish squad, potential new recruit Mark Noble was saying he still had a decision to make about his international future.More
Burnley 0 Man United 0 The new era at Manchester United is prone to error, that much is clear, but midfield stalwart Darren Fletcher insists, like the manager who has decreed a fresh system, that they are getting there.More
With the start of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign less than a week away, the weekend’s championship action brought some unwelcome news for Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as Jeff Hendrick suffered a dislocated shoulder in Derby’s 1-1 draw with Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich.More
Everton 3 Chelsea 6 Winning popularity contests has, seemingly, always been a distant second to winning football matches on Jose Mourinho’s list of priorities at Chelsea.More
Man City 0 Stoke 1 As the man who helped Manchester City’s billionaire Middle East owners take their first fledgling footsteps in English football, Mark Hughes has had his own small part to play in the club’s meteoric rise to the summit of the domestic game in England.More
West Ham 1 Southampton 3 Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has vowed to keep trying to win games with style rather than simply grinding out results.More
QPR 1 Sunderland 0 Harry Redknapp has backed Charlie Austin to become the latest former non-League star to make a successful transition to life in the top flight.More
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3 Very much the archetypal straight-talking Yorkshireman, Neil Warnock rarely has a problem getting his message across.More
Swansea 3 West Brom 0 Nathan Dyer feels focusing on high-flying Swansea is the key to fulfilling his England dream.More
Following a first drawn game at Richmond Park and then a replay at Tolka Park which had to be abandoned due to floodlight failure, Shelbourne and St. Patrick’s Athletic will be looking to settle the issue at the third attempt when they meet in their rescheduled FAI Ford Cup third round game tie at Tolka Park tonight (kick off 8pm).More
Tottenham v Liverpool
They come, they go. Football’s magic roundabout spins so fast, sometimes it easy to forget how quickly things can change.
Burnley v Manchester Utd
Louis van Gaal has vowed to win the Premier League next season, and then lift the Champions League as part of an ambitious three-year plan at Manchester United.
Brian Lenihan is this weekend putting the finishing touches to a deal which will make him a Hull City player, although confirmation of the move is not now expected until Monday.More
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Athlone Town 2 Cork Ciuy 2
Cork City let slip a great chance to keep pace with Dundalk at the top of the Airtricity League table last night when they twice failed to hold on to a lead against Athlone Town — most significantly conceding a 20-yard strike to James O’Brien just 20 seconds after the ex-Limerick player came off the bench for the hosts.
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Dundalk 3 Bohemians 2
David McMillan came to Dundalk’s rescue at Oriel Park last night after the super sub came off the bench to hit a second-half double against Bohemians to overturn a half-time deficit and move six points clear at the summit of the Premier Division.
Man City v Stoke
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt his team can handle the pressure of expectation.
Leicester v Arsnal
Per Mertesacker puffed out his cheeks. Santi Cazorla shook his head, but with a smile. As the Arsenal players filed out of the Emirates following Wednesday night’s 1-0 Champions League win over Besiktas, the overriding feeling among the squad was one of sheer relief.
Everton may be returning to European football in the continent’s secondary competition, but they have been drawn in a group worthy of the Champions League, according to one of the men plotting their downfall.More