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Eye-opener for lethargic Pool

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West Ham 3 Liverpool 1

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Arsenal's Danny Welbeck scores his teams second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham.

Wenger keeping faith in Welbeck

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Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 3

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Van Gaal: How is this possible?

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Leicester 5 Manchester United 3

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Lampard back to haunt Blues

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Manchester City 1 Chelsea 1

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Palace profit as Everton’s defensive woes continue

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Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3

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West Brom topple Spurs for first win

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Tottenham 0 West Brom 1

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Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior  reacts during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on September 21, 2014.

One voice still rules at Real

Real Madrid’s 2014/15 season so far has been full of drama and pandemonium, but the club’s AGM yesterday was as serene as could be for club president Florentino Perez.

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AFC Bournemouth's Harry Arter celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at Vicarage Road, Watford.

Dream comes true for Arter but Harte misses beat

Harry Arter had a premonition he would score against Watford, although it’s doubtful the Bournemouth midfielder could have imagined netting such a stunner in Saturday’s 1-1 Championship draw.

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Cork City's Josh O'Shea cflicks the ball away from Limerick's Shane O'Connor in last night's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at Thomond Park.

Super-sub Lehane gives City title boost

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Limerick FC 0 Cork City 1
Cork City moved to within three points of Premier Division table-toppers Dundalk with a battling win over Limerick FC at Thomond Park last evening.

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Mark Rossiter lifts the cup after Dundalk  defeated Shamrock Rovers to win the EA Sports Cup final at Oriel Park yesterday.

Cup win leaves Massey hungry for more

Dundalk 3 Shamrock Rovers 2
Having got their hands on a first trophy in 12 years on Saturday evening, Dane Massey insists no one will wrest the big prize of the league title from Dundalk’s grasp now either.

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‘Historic day’ as Euro 20 dream becomes a reality

FAI chief executive John Delaney has described the success of Dublin’s bid to host games at the Euro 2020 finals as "a holy grail" for Irish football.

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Van Gaal admits interest in Ronaldo

Louis van Gaal would be interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, but the Manchester United manager does not think Real Madrid are willing to sell him.

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Mourinho ready to risk Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is taking a risk in selecting Diego Costa for tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Manchester City, but that the Blues cannot do without their star striker.

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10-man Saints sink the Seagulls

Bray Wanderers 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 4
St Patrick’s Athletic, down to 10 men for 77 minutes, made it six wins in a row in all competitions, to keep very much alive their European ambitions with a comprehensive Premier Division victory over relegation-threatened Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.

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Win crucial for Cork

Cork City will be hoping to use their game in hand to cut Dundalk’s lead at the top to three points when they travel to Thomond Park tomorrow to face Limerick in a Premier Division Munster derby.

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Wenger defends Ozil

Mesut Ozil must not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal’s shortcomings, manager Arsene Wenger has insisted.

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Tonev charged over alleged racism

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been hit with a Scottish Football Association charge over alleged racist abuse.

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Pellegrini: Toure’s heart is in the club

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns about the form or commitment of key midfielder Yaya Toure.

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Eto’o poised for Everton promotion

Roberto Martinez believes Samuel Eto’o is ready to make the transition from super sub to starting striker after being convinced of the 33-year-old’s quality in his short time at Goodison Park.

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Partizan facing Uefa sanctions

Partizan Belgrade are facing Uefa sanctions after the governing body opened disciplinary proceedings for the anti-Semitic banner displayed by some of their fans against Tottenham.

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Rodgers wants his old guard to step up

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to his established players to take up some of the slack while his summer signings bed in properly.

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How to make Lansdowne roar again

So now we know that there’ll be some proper viva in the Aviva come the summer of 2020, when Dublin will, for the first time in its history, play host to international tournament football at the highest level.

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Delaney sees new Dalymount as Ireland’s Euro 2020 legacy

A redeveloped Dalymount Park being shared by Bohemians and Shelbourne — that’s John Delaney’s vision of what would constitute part of the legacy of Dublin’s hosting of games at the Euro 2020 finals.

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Dublin gets Euro boost, Wembley to host final

UEFA president Michel Platini’s vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition in Geneva yesterday, as Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities — including Dublin — joining the party.

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