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Away goal gives Celtic edge

Maribor 1 Celtic 1
Celtic might not have made the most of their unlikely Champions League reprieve in Slovenia last night but, despite giving up an early lead, their 1-1 draw with Maribor means that, with a precious away goal under their belts, the side which seemed to have been drummed out of the competition must now be regarded as strong favourites to progress to the lucrative group stages.

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Ireland make hard work of seeing off Slovenia

Ireland 2 Slovenia 0
Ireland’s women last night moved to within two points of catching Russia for a World Cup play-off spot as they easily saw off Slovenia at Tallaght Stadium.

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Paddy McCourt: Has signed a one-year deal with Seagulls

Brighton manager Hyypia turns to McCourt to add creativity

Brighton snapped up Northern Ireland winger Paddy McCourt on a free transfer in time for him to sit on the bench for Tuesday’s 2-0 Championship win at Leeds, and Sami Hyypia believes the 30-year-old Derryman has a lot to offer.

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Lenihan all set for Seagulls

Brighton appear to have won the race to sign Cork City starlet Brian Lenihan.

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Bohs escape pitch sanction

SSE Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin has revealed Bohemians will escape sanction for Monday’s disastrous Dublin derby postponement against Shamrock Rovers.

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Spurs boss Pochettino to play World Cup stars in play-off tie

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will give Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho their first run-outs of the season in the Europa League play-off against AEL Limassol tonight.

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Fellaini’s Napoli loan move now in doubt

Marouane Fellaini’s proposed loan move to Napoli is in doubt after the Belgian was pictured on crutches following a reported training ground injury.

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Marcos Rojo

Rojo a Red as Nani moves to Sporting

Sporting Lisbon have sanctioned the sale of defender Marcos Rojo to Manchester United, with winger Nani returning to Portugal as part of the deal.

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Bohs look to vent pitch frustrations on Cork

A week which will end with Cork City and Bohemians doing battle in the FAI Cup at Turner’s Cross on Friday began with intense frustration for both sides — but for very different reasons.

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Wenger rages at Ramsey red as Gunners dig out goal-less draw

Champions League Play-off, First Leg
Besiktas 0 Arsenal 0

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Billy Dennehy Cork City, Ismahil Akinade and Dean Zambra, Bray Wanderers.

Cork miss big chance to close gap on Lilies

SSE Airtricity League
CorkCity 1 Bray Wanderers 1
Cork City missed a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on leaders Dundalk at the top of the Premier Division table as they were held by 10 man Bray Wanderers last night. 

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Wenger fears cost of failing to beat Turks

Champions League Play-off, First Leg
Besiktas v Arsenal
Tonight: 7.45pm

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ON TARGET: Branislav Ivanovic scores Chelsea's third goal against Burnley during last night's Premier League clash at Turf Moor.

New boys no match for Fab Blues

Premier League
Burnley 1 Chelsea 3
For the first time as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho finished last season empty-handed, an experience he will not want to repeat. 

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