Manchester City given go-ahead to host Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City given go-ahead to host Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium

Real will travel to Manchester for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour suffers injury setback

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour suffers injury setback

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season.

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Extended transfer window being considered between Premier League and English Football League clubs

Extended transfer window being considered between Premier League and English Football League clubs

UEFA has recommended that domestic leagues shut their windows no later than Monday, October 5.

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Paul Pogba says Manchester United’s form is making him enjoy his football

Paul Pogba says Manchester United’s form is making him enjoy his football

The World Cup winner has formed a promising midfield partnership with new signing Bruno Fernandes.

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Jurgen Klopp hails ‘exceptional’ scoring ability of Liverpool’s front trio

Jurgen Klopp hails ‘exceptional’ scoring ability of Liverpool’s front trio

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have contributed a combined 250 goals in all competitions under Jurgen Klopp.

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Alan Reynolds named as Ireland U21 assistant manager

Alan Reynolds named as Ireland U21 assistant manager

Former Waterford boss Alan Reynolds has been appointed assistant to Republic of Ireland U21 manager Jim Crawford.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refusing to think about Premier League points record

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refusing to think about Premier League points record

The Reds claimed a 30th league win of the season at Brighton.

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Pep Guardiola hails departing David Silva in impressive Manchester City display

Pep Guardiola hails departing David Silva in impressive Manchester City display

Guardiola is determined a fitting tribute will be paid to Silva’s when the time is right.

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Eric Dier met with fan he confronted in the stands, says Jose Mourinho

Eric Dier met with fan he confronted in the stands, says Jose Mourinho

The Tottenham defender will serve a four-match ban for his actions in March’s FA Cup tie.

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Jack Grealish and Man United speculation continues: Football rumours from the media

Jack Grealish and Man United speculation continues: Football rumours from the media

A move for Kai Havertz is being talked about in the papers.

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Home Euros too special for Ireland to miss out on, says Stephen Kenny

Home Euros too special for Ireland to miss out on, says Stephen Kenny

Even as Stephen Kenny admits his team have a huge task to qualify through two away play-offs for the European Championship finals, the new manager says he is not prepared to even countenance the possibility of Ireland missing out a unique opportunity to play on home soil in the 2021 tournament.

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John Sheridan named as Waterford FC manager

John Sheridan named as Waterford FC manager

Owner Lee Power said the acquisition of Sheridan ended "silly rumours" about his commitment to the club.

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'No reaction' from Jose Mourinho to Eric Dier ban but admits appeal is unlikely

'No reaction' from Jose Mourinho to Eric Dier ban but admits appeal is unlikely

Dier was handed a four-match suspension on Wednesd after he climbed into the stand following Spurs’ FA Cup exit to Norwich in March to confront a fan.

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Stephen Kenny ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into Ireland fold

Stephen Kenny ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into Ireland fold

New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into the international fold when fixtures resume in the autumn.

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wary of Jack Grealish threat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wary of Jack Grealish threat

The 24-year-old scored the opener when the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in December.

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Eric Dier gets four-game ban as panel labels behaviour ‘objectively threatening’

Eric Dier gets four-game ban as panel labels behaviour ‘objectively threatening’

Dier has been punished after confronting a fan following the FA Cup loss to Norwich on March 4.

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Arsenal rebuild will not happen overnight, warns defender Kieran Tierney

Arsenal rebuild will not happen overnight, warns defender Kieran Tierney

The Gunners played some of their best football of recent times against Leicester.

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Pep Guardiola to discuss John Stones’ Manchester City future at end of season

Pep Guardiola to discuss John Stones’ Manchester City future at end of season

Guardiola has always spoken highly of the England defender.

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Chelsea leading the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz

Chelsea leading the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz

The coveted 21-year-old Germany international will tell the Bundesliga side he wants a transfer this summer.

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Adam Lallana will not play for Liverpool again

Adam Lallana will not play for Liverpool again

The 32-year-old will leave at the end of the season and boss Jurgen Klopp respects the player enough to not jeopardise his next move.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard unhappy at having to endure ‘nerve-wracking’ finish

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard unhappy at having to endure ‘nerve-wracking’ finish

The Blues boss felt his side should have had their game against Crystal Palace wrapped up.

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European football clubs face €4billion hit over next year

European football clubs face €4billion hit over next year

European soccer clubs expect to lose €4 billion in revenue over the next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study from the European Club Association.

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Santo relaxed about comments linking Raul Jimenez to Manchester United

Santo relaxed about comments linking Raul Jimenez to Manchester United

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo refused to be riled after Mexico manager Gerardo Martino said Raul Jimenez should join Manchester United in the future.

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With Hope in Your Heart: Jurgen Klopp pens foreword for Seán Cox book

With Hope in Your Heart: Jurgen Klopp pens foreword for Seán Cox book

With Hope in Your Heart is written by Martina Cox, the wife of Liverpool fan Seán, a father-of-three from Dunboyne, Co Meath, who sustained a severe brain injury in a brutal, unprovoked attack outside Anfield in April 2018.

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Dundalk to host friendlies behind closed doors

Dundalk to host friendlies behind closed doors

Dundalk have announced they will play friendly games against Derry City and Bohemians at Oriel Park in the next fortnight, as League of Ireland clubs ramp up their preparations for the resumption of the season on July 31.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp never doubted ‘world-class’ Sadio Mane’s ability

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp never doubted ‘world-class’ Sadio Mane’s ability

People questioned the Reds manager when he signed the Senegal international in June 2016.

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Ray Barrett says FAI will decide on rule changes

Ray Barrett says FAI will decide on rule changes

FAI Chairman Roy Barrett insists his board will decide the rule changes to be ratified by members to facilitate the restoration of state funding.

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Neil Lennon hopes fans can return to Celtic Park in time for first Old Firm game

Neil Lennon hopes fans can return to Celtic Park in time for first Old Firm game

The fixture list for the new season was released by the Scottish Professional Football League on Monday morning.

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Curtis Jones grateful to Jurgen Klopp after marking new Liverpool deal with goal

Curtis Jones grateful to Jurgen Klopp after marking new Liverpool deal with goal

Jones came off the bench to score the second in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

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Nemanja Matic signs new Manchester United contract

Nemanja Matic signs new Manchester United contract

The 31-year-old Serbia midfielder joined United from Chelsea in 2017.

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The lowdown on Manchester United’s latest rising star Mason Greenwood

The lowdown on Manchester United’s latest rising star Mason Greenwood

The striker is banging in the goals at Old Trafford.

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Football rumours from the media: Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool?

Football rumours from the media: Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool?

One of Spain’s finest is looking for a new challenge in England.

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Patience is key for Mane as Liverpool eventually find spark at Aston Villa

Patience is key for Mane as Liverpool eventually find spark at Aston Villa

Worthy champions by some distance and for some time, but Liverpool were only just worthy winners against an Aston Villa side fighting for a lifeline in the relegation zone. Only a win would lift Villa out of the bottom three while Liverpool at proudly 20 points clear at the top of the table.

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A first real sign Arteta's methods sinking in at Arsenal

A first real sign Arteta's methods sinking in at Arsenal

The comprehensive manner of Arsenal's fourth consecutive lockdown victory was the best example yet that Mikel Arteta has convinced his players what they must do to play for him.

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Nikola Katic sidelined for ‘foreseeable future’ after injury

Nikola Katic sidelined for ‘foreseeable future’ after injury

The Rangers defender sustained the problem in pre-season training.

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Investors spy an open goal with Italian soccer's reconstruction

Investors spy an open goal with Italian soccer's reconstruction

Italian soccer has fallen a long way from its heyday. Now, the chance to refurbish one of Europe’s top leagues to its former glory has attracted interest from a clutch of private equity firms who are betting on getting a bargain.

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Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli agrees new contract with Arsenal

Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli agrees new contract with Arsenal

The Brazilian has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in his debut season for the Gunners.

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Klopp won't give out Premier League appearances ‘like Christmas presents’

Klopp won't give out Premier League appearances ‘like Christmas presents’

In their last two matches 17-year-old Harvey Elliott, and Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, both 19, have all been included in the matchday squad.

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Frank Lampard defends Marcos Alonso from Gary Neville criticism

Frank Lampard defends Marcos Alonso from Gary Neville criticism

Chelsea boss has no complaints about the season-long contributions of his players.

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Jose Mourinho on Spurs defeat: 'I now know more about the profile of my players'

Jose Mourinho on Spurs defeat: 'I now know more about the profile of my players'

Tottenham have some way to go to secure a European place.

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Pep Guardiola ‘delighted’ after Manchester City thrash champions Liverpool

Pep Guardiola ‘delighted’ after Manchester City thrash champions Liverpool

City boss Guardiola felt his side needed to be at their best to sharpen up for their continuing challenges in the FA Cup and Champions League.

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The sky is the limit for Mason Greenwood – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The sky is the limit for Mason Greenwood – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Greenwood has enjoyed a superb breakthrough season at United, scoring 13 goals in 40 appearances.

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Relegation format backlash could delay League of Ireland restart plans

Relegation format backlash could delay League of Ireland restart plans

The FAI are confident they are legally protected from any form of redress by angry clubs after their board ratified a controversial promotion/relegation format to the shortened season.

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Arsenal won’t sell prized assets to fund recruitment drive, insists Mikel Arteta

Arsenal won’t sell prized assets to fund recruitment drive, insists Mikel Arteta

The Gunners have been linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

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FAI board approves decision to restart League of Ireland

FAI board approves decision to restart League of Ireland

The FAI board has approved the decision of the National League Executive Committee (NLEC) to restart the SSE Airtricity League at the month's end.

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Hector Bellerin believes Arsenal can still qualify for Champions League

Hector Bellerin believes Arsenal can still qualify for Champions League

Only 10 points separate third-placed Leicester and Burnley in ninth in the Premier League table.

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John Cotter opts against taking Waterford job

John Cotter opts against taking Waterford job

Waterford FC’s hunt for a new manager continues after former Cork City boss John Cotter shied away from the vacancy.

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Pep Guardiola dismisses suggestion Jadon Sancho could return to Man City

Pep Guardiola dismisses suggestion Jadon Sancho could return to Man City

The attacking midfielder, now a full England international, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

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Jose Mourinho hoping Tottenham can sort out new contract for Eric Dier

Jose Mourinho hoping Tottenham can sort out new contract for Eric Dier

The England international’s current deal expires at the end of next season.

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Jordan Henderson has proved critics wrong, says Mohamed Salah

Jordan Henderson has proved critics wrong, says Mohamed Salah

The midfielder has been one of the driving forces behind Liverpool’s title win

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Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling to see out the Serie A season

Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling to see out the Serie A season

Inter Milan and Roma both have 10 league games remaining.

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We don’t have to win, but we want to win – Jurgen Klopp in no mood to ease off

We don’t have to win, but we want to win – Jurgen Klopp in no mood to ease off

Newly-crowned champions Liverpool take on Manchester City on Thursday night.

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2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic placed into administration and facing 12-point deduction

2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic placed into administration and facing 12-point deduction

A superb run of form has seen the Latics, managed by former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook, move out of the relegation zone and up to 14th in the Championship with six games left to play. A 12-point drop would take them bottom and four points adrift of safety.

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Bukayo Saka signs long-term Arsenal contract

Bukayo Saka signs long-term Arsenal contract

Saka was the target of reported interest from Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

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Manchester United and Chelsea to air on BBC One as FA Cup semi-final details confirmed

Manchester United and Chelsea to air on BBC One as FA Cup semi-final details confirmed

United needed extra time to see off Norwich to book their last-four date and Chelsea were winners at Leicester.

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Decision made on League of Ireland but discontent continues

Decision made on League of Ireland but discontent continues

The National League Executive Committee (NLEC) yesterday announced that the SSE Airtricity League will resume on July 31 but will consist of just two rounds of fixtures for a total of 18 matches per club instead of the usual 36.

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