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Soccer - Saturday 29 August, 2015

One of Ireland’s brightest young talents completes move across the water

Chris Forrester is on his way to Peterborough.

Man City continue 100% start to the season with club record win, West Brom defeat nine-man Stoke City

Elsewhere, a Callum Wilson overhead kick earned Bournemouth a point at home to Leicester.

Comical defending sees Liverpool slump to heavy Anfield defeat

West Ham stunned Brendan Rodgers’ side at Anfield.

Chelsea suffer second loss in 100 home games under Mourinho

The Londoners’ poor start to the season continued, as goals from Bakary Sako and Joel Ward consigned the hosts to a shock loss.

Liverpool’s disastrous day continues as Coutinho is sent off

The Brazilian has been sent off for a second bookable offence.

Stoke earned two straight red cards in five first-half minutes

Midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam have been shown straight red cards.

Arsenal’s striker problems evident again as they edge past 10-man Newcastle

The Gunners were given a boost when Aleksandar Mitrovic was shown a straight red card early on.

As it happened: Liverpool v West Ham, Premier League

Liverpool took on West Ham, as Brendan Rodgers’ men attempted to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Celtic agree loan-deal for Manchester United defender

The 21-year-old made 11 appearances for United last season.

Newcastle’s €17.8m signing consolidates bad-boy reputation with straight red card

Newcastle’s €17.8m signing consolidates bad-boy reputation with straight red card

There is some debate over whether the decision to dismiss the youngster was correct.

‘West Ham were three hours away from appointing Rafa Benitez’

The former Liverpool boss eventually opted to join Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

De Bruyne set to join Man City for reported €74million fee

German broadcaster Sport1 showed the player boarding a private jet at Braunschweig airport.

Is Brendan Rodgers spoofing and more Premier League talking points

Also, will Louis van Gaal play Ander Herrera in the number 10 role after he impressed midweek?

One of Ireland’s most promising defenders makes a brilliant goal-saving intervention

Blackburn earned a point against Bolton last night to move up to 20th in the Championship.

Ian Harte opening tins of beans with that left foot! It’s Comments of the Week

We pick out our favourite readers’ thoughts from the past seven days.

Ex-Liverpool player under fire for making sexist remarks on Twitter

The 28-year-old former Holland international subsequently attempted to defend his behaviour.

How the First World War changed soccer in Ireland

The sport was not always wholly embraced by the masses.

Dennehy sprung from the bench to grab match-winner for Rebels

The Cork City winger struck early in the second half to get the better of Galway United at Turner’s Cross.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

We also expect Sunderland’s miserable start to the season to continue.

Forrester’s exit looms as Saints suffer disappointing loss to Derry

Ciaran O’Connor scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 win for the visitors at Richmond Park.

Towell to the rescue but league leaders Dundalk drop points at Dalymount

The Lilywhites drew 2-2 with Bohemians thanks to a 93rd-minute equaliser.

‘Francis Coquelin statistically the best defensive midfielder in Europe’

The young French midfielder was criticised by Sky pundit Gary Neville.

Here are several free-kicks we’ll never forget from ex-Ireland international Ian Harte

The former Leeds defender announced his retirement earlier in the week.

Soccer - Friday 28 August, 2015

One of the League of Ireland’s finest footballers is in talks with an English club

St Patrick’s Athletic star Chris Forrester is negotiating personal terms with Peterborough United after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Former Ireland international’s debut spoiled by resurgent Limerick hitting 4 past Drogs

It wasn’t a welcome arrival for Keith Treacy as Martin Russell’s men made it four wins from their last five.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Sports Council take a dig at IABA over Walsh and today’s sport

There was also the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up and an incredible performance in the women’s 200m final in Beijing.

Know your sport? Prove it in our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

‘I can count on one hand the number of agents I’d trust’

John O’Sullivan on why football at the top level is a cutthroat business.

Liverpool set for Russian challenge as Europa League draw revealed

Tottenham and Celtic also discovered their fate during this afternoon’s draw.

Joey Barton’s old tweets about Burnley have come back to haunt him

The outspoken midfielder was involved in Twitter spat with Claret supporters in 2014.

Spurs splash out £22m on a new striker — and it’s not Berahino

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was known to be chasing West Brom forward Saido Berahino.

Duo set for Anfield exit, United turn to Draxler and all today’s transfer news

Meanwhile, Matri is in London for a medical and Everton hope to complete double deal.

Man City will offer Kevin de Bruyne a staggering salary to return to the Premier League

A fee has reportedly been agreed between the Premier League side and Wolfsburg.

Alarm bells ring out as Southampton’s early season troubles worsen after Europe exit

Ronald Koeman’s side suffered defeat to Danish side FC Midtjylland as their poor form continues.

Soccer - Thursday 27 August, 2015

A magnificent seven for Dortmund as their scintillating start to the season continued tonight

An incredible 64,000 turned up to watch the German side in a Europa League qualifier.

Will £40 million finally persuade a determined Everton to sell John Stones?

The Toffees are sticking to their guns and have now refused three separate offers from Jose Mourinho’s side.

‘If they valued me, it would be there’: Jon Walters hits out at Stoke City’s contract offer

The attacker’s current deal expires at the end of the season.

We’ll Leave It There So: Bolt run over by Segway, Messi beats Ronaldo and today’s sport

There is also team news from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup warm-up against Wales and the Champions League group draw.

The main talking points from today’s Champions League group-stage draw

Man United will be happy, Man City won’t while Jose will get a nice reunion with a certain ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper.