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Soccer - Monday 23 November, 2015

Van Gaal confident Manchester United will progress in Champions League

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is confident they will beat PSV and book their ticket for the Champions League knockout stages.

Soccer - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Police confirm White Hart Lane stabbing before London derby

A man is in a stable condition after the incident.

16 of the best images from a memorable sporting week Through A Lens This post contains images

16 of the best images from a memorable sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

Are Spurs in the title race? Harry Kane hit a double to continue fine form

Tottenham cruised to an impressive victory over West Ham.

Former Irish international wins league title in Singapore under Steve Kean

“I’d definitely recommend to other players to look abroad more to places like this.”

Martin Skrtel had one last swipe at Man City after yesterday’s game

The defender put the boot in after Liverpool made a mockery of their hosts.

SPL club to wear special one-off shirt today in tribute to Paris victims

It features the French flag and the emblem of the French Football Federation.

Scholes ‘not convinced’ United are good enough to win the league

The former midfielder says Louis van Gaal’s side will be relying on their rivals to slip up.

‘Tenerife again next year for Jack Grealish’ and more in our sporting tweets of the week

The best sporting offerings on Twitter from the past seven days.

O’Neill’s greatest feat isn’t getting Ireland to the Euros — it’s making people love the team again

The Boys in Green beat Bosnia earlier this week to secure their spot in France.

Tyson Fury’s ‘disturbed’ mental state & David Simon on baseball; the week’s best sportswriting

Also, why Fifa needs more women and the man whose football dreams were ended by concussion.

Louis van Gaal confirms Man United’s interest in Cristiano Ronaldo

Could a return to Old Trafford be on the cards?

Soccer - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Liverpool expose naive City and more Premier League thoughts

Plus, Leicester continue a remarkable story and Chelsea struggle to convince.

Coutinho and Firmino inspire Liverpool to stunning win over City

The duo exposed some shoddy defending to record a thrilling away victory.

Suarez, Neymar star as Barca rout Real Madrid

Barca even had the luxury of leaving Lionel Messi on the bench for part of the game.

Andres Iniesta’s stunning strike summed up Barca’s brilliance in the Clasico

The visitors produced an exhibition of football.

Liverpool tear Man City apart in extraordinary first-half at the Ethiad

The Reds recorded a hugely impressive 4-1 victory in the day’s late kick-off.

As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier League

Man City took on Liverpool, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side aimed to enhance their title aspirations.

A Scottish league goalkeeper went to the wrong ground today Lad

A Scottish league goalkeeper went to the wrong ground today

His club were playing at home.

Leicester are top of the Premier League (yes, you read that right)

Goals from Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki sent the Foxes to top spot.

Costa strike gets Chelsea and Mourinho back to winning ways

The Spain international has struggled for form this season but his second-half effort gave the Blues all three points against the Canaries.

Arsenal’s title hopes suffer setback following shock loss at West Brom

The Gunners had previously lost just once in 19 visits to the Hawthorns.

Jamie Vardy equals Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record

The Leicester striker has now scored in 10 consecutive appearances.

Late drama as Troy Deeney scores at both ends to get United out of jail

Memphis Depay’s composed finish from close range gave the Red Devils the lead after 11 minutes.

Louis van Gaal keeps calling Chris Smalling ‘Mike’

The defender has been one of the Red Devils’ standout players this season.

Who needs Rooney? Man United’s makeshift striker has come good

Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal has included a little-known 18-year-old on the bench.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness taken to hospital

The 62-year-old Sky Sports pundit is understood to be receiving treatment in a hospital in Bournemouth.

Manchester United need ‘overall change’, warns Moyes

The Scottish coach thinks it will be a while before the Red Devils are a force to be reckoned with.

As it happened: Watford v Manchester United, Premier League

Can LVG’s side get the win they need to go top for a few hours at least?

Roy Keane approves of my messing, says Ireland’s super kitman Dick Redmond

David Meyler and Ireland’s newest celebrity were on Soccer AM today.

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe ‘requests sanctions’ against pair

The fallout from the report could prove massive for the future of world football’s governing body.

Can Sturridge lift Liverpool and more Premier League talking points

Also, injury-hit Man United travel to Watford, while Chelsea attempt to to arrest the slide against Notwich.

Towell named PFAI Player of the Year

The Dundalk midfielder picked up the trophy for the league’s best performer, while Lilywhites boss Stephen Kenny was also recognised.

Klopp: we have to make sure nobody wants to leave Anfield

The Reds boss is keen to avoid another episode like the one that saw Raheem Sterling leave the club shortly before his arrival at Anfield.

The Premier League will adopt La Marseillaise in Paris tribute today

The anthem is to be played again before each of this weekend’s 10 games.

Life after Messi? Neymar and Suarez give Barca food for thought

Lionel Messi is set to make his Barcelona return in El Clasico although they have not exactly struggled in his absence.

3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland’s latest international week

We assess the players whose repuations were enhanced, as well as those whose position within the squad has been weakened.

Shane Long: ‘Hopefully I can wipe a bit of the smile off his face’ Friends To Foes This post contains videos

Shane Long: ‘Hopefully I can wipe a bit of the smile off his face’

Long and Jon Walters go head-to-head this weekend.

Soccer - Friday 20 November, 2015

Injury blow for United with Valencia ruled out for longer than expected

The Ecuadorian has had surgery on a foot injury.