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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Ranieri wants answers from Leicester players after Old Trafford thrashing

Leicester City’s inability to play as a cohesive unit at Manchester United enraged the Italian.

Unused sub Moreno the unlikely subject of Klopp's praise after hammering Hull

The German said he was in ‘the wrong mood’ to discuss Mamadou Sakho’s outburst.

Sligo Rovers frustrate Rebels in Showgrounds stalemate

Karl Sheppard went close with a long distance effort and cleared one off the line at his own end.

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Ex-Man United favourite nets superb Bundesliga hat-trick including injury-time winner

Javier Hernandez has been excellent for Bayer Leverkusen since joining the club last year.

A happy anniversary for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal take advantage of calamitous Chelsea

First-half goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil made the difference.

As it happened: Arsenal v Chelsea, Premier League

The Gunners conjured a rampant display against Antonio Conte’s side.

No Messi, no problem as rampant Barcelona thrash Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon were unable to halt a rampant Barcelona in the 5-0 loss, despite Luis Enrique’s team being without Lionel Messi.

Stoke drop Given but concede late equaliser to WBA as Palace comeback to haunt Sunderland

Plus, a first league defeat of the season for Everton.

Goal machine Aguero at the double as Guardiola maintains perfect start

Sergio Aguero scored twice on his return from a domestic suspension to continue Manchester City’s perfect start to the season at Swansea.

Ruthless Liverpool thump 10-man Hull as Meyler grabs consolation goal

It was a birthday to forget for interim manager Mike Phelan as his side were thrashed 5-1.

As it happened: Liverpool v Hull, Premier League

Can Jurgen Klopp’s side maintain their fine start to the season at Anfield this afternoon?

With Wayne Rooney dropped, Pogba and United impress in thumping Leicester win

The Frenchman got his first goal for the club as they easily brushed past the hapless reigning champions.

Liverpool have a new first-choice goalkeeper as Simon Mignolet is dropped

Loris Karius was signed from Mainz in the summer.

'Ireland are England reserves and Northern Ireland are England’s reserves’ reserves'

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels has some strong opinions on international football.

Liverpool refuse to comment after Mamadou Sakho's social media outburst

The French international posted comments to Snapchat about his treatment by the club but later deleted them.

'It’s good that the players are in the manager’s thoughts' - Kenny backs Horgan for Ireland

Martin O’Neill left the talented winger out of the Ireland squad for the World Cup double-header.

As it happened: Man Utd v Leicester City, Premier League

Jose’s made a big call ahead of the champions’ visit to Old Trafford.

Mourinho makes his first big call as Man Utd manager by dropping Wayne Rooney

The England international has to make do with a place on the bench.

Avoiding drive-by shootings in Tipp and Paul Pogba's ever-changing hairstyles - It's Comments of the Week

Plus, we are not letting Liverpool forget about their infamous cream suits from the 1996 FA Cup final.

Bilic delays naming daughter due to West Ham worries

The Hammers boss in under pressure.

Mourinho: Rooney could be benched - he has no priviliges

The Old Trafford skipper has a had a difficult start to the season.

Soccer - Friday 23 September, 2016

'I'm a small bit disappointed but he has his reasons': Horgan on Ireland omission

The 24-year-old wasn’t selected by Martin O’Neill for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Bray's remarkable run continues with win over Lee Chin's relegation-threatened Wexford Youths

The Seagulls also guaranteed their Premier Division status for another season, in the process.

Kurtis Byrne on target again as Bohs secure narrow victory over Longford

Keith Long’s side claimed a 1-0 victory at Dalymount Park.

Ignored by Ireland, Daryl Horgan gives masterclass as superb Dundalk move 8 clear

The left winger was in magnificent form as Stephen Kenny’s side won 3-1 at Oriel Park.

Goals galore as rampant Shamrock Rovers overcome Galway

The Hoops secured a 4-2 win at the Tallaght Stadium.

We'll Leave It There So: Fresh faces in Irish squad, O'Neill's new contract and today's sport

Elsewhere, Burnley striker Andre Gray has been slapped with a four-game ban for homophobic tweets he posted in 2012.

Lack of Manchester United game-time 'frustrating' for Rashford

Jose Mourinho has only started Marcus Rashford once in the Premier League this season – a situation the striker is determined to change.

Will Wenger be celebrating on his 20th anniversary and the other Premier League questions

The Frenchman marks two decades at Arsenal with a difficult game against Chelsea this weekend.

Burnley striker Andre Gray banned for four matches following homophobic tweets

There was better news for Irish defenders Stephen Ward and Kevin Long, who have signed new deals with the club.

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Sergio Aguero to revel in his return and other Premier League bets to consider this weekend

Elsewhere, we’re predicting goals at Old Trafford.

The date of the potential League of Ireland title decider has been confirmed

Dundalk will face Cork City on Tuesday 11 October.

'I’m really chuffed, I didn’t expect it at all' - Ireland's new goalkeeper is eager to impress

Danny Rogers and Conor Hourihane are the two new faces in Ireland’s 33-man squad.

Pochettino backs Janssen to fill void for Spurs as Kane's remarkable run comes to an end

Tottenham must ease the burden on Vincent Janssen to fill Harry Kane’s goalscoring boots, says Mauricio Pochettino.

'He has a number of options' - Ireland have made contact with in-form striker Hogan

Martin O’Neill revealed that he has met with the player’s agent about the possibility of declaring for the Boys in Green.

3 months after it was 'agreed', Martin O'Neill has finally signed his new Ireland contract

Roy Keane and the rest of the backroom staff have also agreed to extend their stay.

Conor Hourihane gets first senior Ireland call - but no place for Dundalk's Horgan

Martin O’Neill names 33-man squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Wenger brushes off book claim that Mourinho wanted to 'break his face'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wished to be “constructive” not “destructive” after claims Jose Mourinho had violent intentions towards him.

Teams vs the silver screen: Is your League of Ireland ticket value for money?

Columnist John O’Sullivan assesses the arguments against splashing out €15 to see Irish football.

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