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Soccer - Monday 8 February, 2016

20,000 fans in attendance as Shamrock Rovers lose opening game on Indian tour

The Hoops lose their Nagjee Cup opener in stifling conditions.

Keiren Westwood suffers suspected concussion after nasty collision with team-mate

Sheffield Wednesday have played down the concerns over his health.

Liverpool cancel fans’ Q&A with Ian Ayre as discontent over ticket prices grows

But the club’s board are set to review the new ticketing structure.

‘Valencia won’t sack Gary Neville’

The ex-Man United player is yet to taste a La Liga victory in nine matches as coach.

This stunning Luka Modric goal earned Real Madrid a late win last night

Zinedine Zidane wants to see more such efforts in future from the former Tottenham man.

Soccer - Sunday 7 February, 2016

De Gea outstanding again and more Premier League talking points

Both Chelsea and Man United showed signs of improvement in today’s 4pm clash.

12 of our favourite images from a busy sporting week Through A Lens This post contains images

12 of our favourite images from a busy sporting week

We have all the shots that wowed us over the past week.

LVG did not seem best pleased with Memphis after United dropped points today

In his post-match interview with Sky Sports, the Dutch coach appeared to make a none-too-subtle reference to the winger.

Rodgers: ‘Liverpool have to choose between profits and success’

Former Reds manager has some advice for the Fenway Sports Group.

John Terry: No communication between club and me about new contract

The club captain added that he has “made it clear” that he wanted to stay.

Neville: ‘The obituaries have already been written, I have been judged in six weeks’

The Valencia manager has failed to register a La Liga win from nine attempts.

Napoli fans wear masks to show solidarity with player after racism incident

Kalidou Koulibaly was the victim of monkey chants at Lazio last week.

Late Costa strike earns Chelsea deserved draw against United

After a dire 90 minutes between these two teams earlier in the season, both sides looked far keener to impress today.

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AC Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper proved why he’s such a remarkable prospect today

Gianluigi Donnarumma was in brilliant form for the Rossoneri once again this afternoon.

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, Premier League

Chelsea took on Man United, as both sides looked to give their disappointing seasons a boost.

‘This is the start’: Liverpool supporters warn of more protests as ticket outrage continues

Fan groups pinpoint forthcoming home fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea.

Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways

The Gunners are now level on points with second-place Tottenham Hotspur.

Barcelona demand respect after Neymar Senior incident

The Catalan side have issued a statement on the matter.

Louis van Gaal hits out at media for Jose Mourinho ‘nonsense’

The Manchester United manager does not feel there is any substance to recent rumours.

Luis Suarez can’t stop scoring in Spain right now

The Uruguayan star has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo this season.

Ex-Man United defender says Ryan Giggs, not Jose Mourinho, should be club’s next boss

Phil Bardsley feels the club need to retain the services of those that are responsible for having brought so much success.

‘It doesn’t work in England’ – Hiddink questions Van Gaal and Guardiola’s tactics

The Blues coach has doubts as to whether the future Manchester City boss is well matched to the demands of English football.

23 police officers injured in Bundesliga riot

There were ugly scenes after Schalke’s clash with Wolfsburg.

Money, ambition, intent: China’s football revolution & the wider implications for the sport

In just two weeks, the country has broken its transfer record three times and has signed some in-demand players at their peak.

‘Man United can benefit from Guardiola’s City move’

The midfielder believes the Spanish coach must be wary of the pressure to deliver.

Soccer - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Dortmund coach plays down rumours as Jose Mourinho spotted at game

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich had to settle for a scoreless draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

Good to see Liverpool fans take a stand and more Premier League talking points

Plus, are Leicester now favourites to win the Premier League title?

It just gets better and better for Leicester as Vardy pens new deal

England striker commits to the Foxes until 2019.

Yoshida maintains 10-man Southampton’s surge

The Saints went ahead early on through Maya Yoshida and held their lead thereafter.

A dark horse for Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad is on fire in Scotland at the moment

The Dubliner has now scored 12 goals in his last 13 games.

5 key matches in Leicester’s remarkable title bid

The Foxes consolidated their place at the top of the league with a win earlier.

Trippier’s first top-flight goal sends Spurs into second

There were also vital wins for Aston Villa and Newcastle, while Seamus Coleman was on target in a comfortable Everton victory.

Defoe caps Sunderland fightback as Liverpool blow lead

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana initially seemed to be enough to give the Reds all three points.

‘You greedy b***ards, enough is enough!’ Angry Liverpool fans stage walkout protest

There was widespread disillusionment at Anfield this afternoon.

Seamus Coleman paid tribute to his newborn child after scoring today

The Irish international headed home from a corner to put his side 2-0 up.

Title contenders? You better believe it – outstanding Leicester stun Man City

Claudio Ranieri’s side extend their lead at the top of the table to six points with thrilling 3-1 win.

Roy Keane: ‘I love what I’m doing now’

The Republic of Ireland number two revealed that he enjoys working with the Ireland boss.

As it happened: Liverpool v Sunderland, Premier League

Liverpool took on Sunderland as they sought to boost their unlikely top-four hopes.

Appendicitis forces Klopp to miss Sunderland clash

The Liverpool manager won’t be on the touchline today.

As it happened: Manchester City v Leicester City, Premier League

It doesn’t get much bigger than this — England’s top two go head-to-head in today’s early kick-off.