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Soccer - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Shane Long proved the match-winner for Southampton as they beat Ipswich

The Irish international scored the only goal of the game in tonight’s third round replay against Mick McCarthy’s side.

The son of an ex-Liverpool boss quit his job after the firm became affiliated with The Sun

Stephen Evans was present for the Hillsborough disaster and hasn’t forgiven The Sun for their reporting on the incident.

David Moyes is sent to the stands, climbs to his seat and then eats some crisps with fans

His Real Sociedad side were in Spanish Cup action against Villarreal earlier tonight.

Graham Hunter on Lionel Messi: ‘He wants to stay at a Barcelona that’s more to his liking’

The Spanish football expert talks to us about whether the Argentine attacker could genuinely swap the Nou Camp for pastures new.

We’ll Leave It There So: Croker open to UFC, Man City make a move and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, James McGee won his first Australian Open qualifying match.

After last night’s shenanigans, here are 8 more epic penalty shootouts

Following West Ham’s 9-8 win over Everton, we look at similarly high-scoring affairs from down through the years.

Michael Owen is fishing for an Oscar with this dramatic turn in a Chinese whiskey ad

Regrettably, he is probably typecast from his BT commentary days.

Mario Balotelli is wasting everything – Mancini

The Nerazzurri coach fears the striker could throw away his career just like Adriano

Is this Manchester United’s Adidas-designed home jersey for next season?

The German company are taking over from Nike as the club’s kit manufacturer.

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Robbie Keane trains with St Sylvesters GAA club

The Ireland player is understood to have gone for “a gentle jog” with the team’s senior footballers.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Sunderland swapping Altidore plus cash for Defoe

The Black Cats are close to a deal worth €18m. Is the 32-year-old former England striker really worth that?

Wilfried Bony’s move to Man City is now official

The Ivorian striker, who is away on international duty, has completed a move to the Premier League champions.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son was chuffed to run into Lionel Messi at the Ballon d’Or ceremony

Perhaps this will finally bring Messi and Ronaldo together.

Sligo Rovers could have done with Mr Plow at this morning’s pre-season training

Manager Owen Heary and his players got the shovels out so the first session back could go ahead.

Big Sam asked Phil Neville to ‘make us a coffee’ on BT Sport last night

The veteran manager was in fine form after seeing his side knock Everton out of the FA Cup on penalties.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of the most controversial goals of his career last night

The controversy prompted home fans to furiously throw objects onto the pitch.

You might be surprised by who Pellegrini thinks is the Premier League’s best player

The 61-year-old Chilean manager gave his thoughts in a recent interview with AS.

Henry: I thought Wenger abuse was a joke

The Arsenal hero was astonished to find out that the manager was insulted after a 3-2 away defeat by Stoke.

Low: Forget Ballon d’Or, Lahm is best player of the decade

The Germany coach believes the defender deserves more credit for his talent.

Suarez named in FIFPro World Reserve XI

The former Liverpool man made the side despite sitting out a large chunk of the year through suspension. He is joined in attack by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar

Manchester United are ‘comfortable’ with three at the back, says Jones

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman observed what he saw as a weakness in the system.

Romelu Lukaku paid an emotional tribute to his late friend after scoring tonight

Junior Malanda tragically died in a car crash recently.

Soccer - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

West Ham beat Everton 9-8 in an epic FA Cup penalty shootout

Aiden McGeady was sent off as the sides could not be separated after extra-time.

Ireland’s Aiden McGeady was sent off tonight, and Twitter was NOT impressed

The winger received a second booking for the ill-advised tackle, and was consequently forced to leave the field.

Raheem Sterling’s new Liverpool deal could be wrapped up shortly

England international has been reassured that the Reds are not seeking a replacement for their manager.

Van Gaal’s Man United no better than Moyes’ team — he has been fooling us all

The Dutchman now has an identical record to his predecessor with 37 points from 21 Premier League games


Why the Ballon d’Or increasingly resembles the Eurovision song contest

Greater levels of political voting means the competition is at risk of losing credibility.

We’ll Leave It There So: Paulie’s final stretch, Steph, Del Piero & all today’s sport

Munster face an anxious wait after Conor Murray sits out training while Falcao’s future at United seems far from secure.

Aston Villa and Leicester charged by the FA after Saturday’s shemozzle

Paul Lambert’s side have also announced the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia.

Oldham owner on Ched Evans: ‘I still think the right thing would have been to take him’

Simon Corney says the club underestimated ‘the attention and fury’.

Ravel Morrison: The sad, sorry tale of a wasted talent

The West Ham midfielder has ventured down a well-trodden path and lost his way.

Falcao can find another top club, says agent

The Colombia striker joined United from Monaco until the end of the season in September.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Müller to United? Lucas to Napoli?

Could the German be on his way to Old Trafford?

Sligo Rovers have signed a former Chelsea striker

Morton Nielsen moves to the Showgrounds from the German third division.

Alessandro del Piero had some very kind words for Stephanie Roche Gent This post contains videos

Alessandro del Piero had some very kind words for Stephanie Roche

Roche flies out to join Ireland training camp in La Manga after an unforgettable evening in Zurich.

Messi stirs it up again by admitting he could leave Barcelona

Yesterday, it was all “lies.” Now it’s “I don’t know where I’ll be next year.”

Soccer - Monday 12 January, 2015