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Pat’s fightback stuns champs

St Patrick’s Athletic 4, Cork City 2... Newly-crowned champions Cork City allowed a two-goal advantage slip at Inchicore last night as St Patrick’s Athletic staged a stunning comeback to boost their hopes of avoiding a first-ever relegation.

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Mourinho: My success drives United critics

Jose Mourinho believes his history of success creates a rod for his own back and leads to scrutiny that many managers do not have to face.

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Clairvoyant Conte predicted Blues struggle

Antonio Conte insists he is “not afraid to face the difficulties” at Chelsea.

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Defour: De Bruyne’s quality shone early

Kevin De Bruyne’s emergence as one of the world’s best footballers has come as little surprise to Belgium team-mate Steven Defour. De Bruyne has been in sparkling form for Manchester City this season, helping them rack up 17 goals in their last three home Premier League games, and Defour’s side Burnley are next up today at the Etihad Stadium.

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Klopp fears ‘world-class’ Kane more than Lukaku

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a ‘world class’ Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.

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Rested Arsenal rotate again but Everton vow to fight

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal require a “global plan” which includes heavy squad rotation if the club are to be successful this season.

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: Palace potential, Spurs rethink and Hazard’s return

Oh, how the mighty have fallen, eh?

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‘When you’re abroad, Cork City’s an anchor as comforting as family’

Ex-Examiner staffman John Riordan suffered more than most Cork City fans for not being there. But more important that homesickness is the club at the heart of his football passion is alive and thriving again. 

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‘A special time to be a Cork fan. It may take time to fully realise that’

The first man to captain a Cork City side to a League of Ireland title believes it may take years before the scale of the club’s achievements this season are recognised.

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Seanie Maguire exclusive: 'I owe everything to John Caulfield and Cork City

Ireland and Preston striker Seanie Maguire salutes Cork City’s title success and explains the debt he feels he owes to the club and manager John Caulfield

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Giroud’s late stunner does trick for Arsenal

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash last night.

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John Caulfield: ‘We have to keep going, we have to drive on’

“I’m very much in the now. Dealing with what’s happening at the moment.”

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