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# football - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Mystery over Sunderland player's absence for 'medical reasons'

Patrick van Aanholt was left out after being named in the XI for the loss at Spurs.

Charlie Austin inspires Southampton to first Premier League win

The English striker came off the bench to score a vital goal today.

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# football - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Coleman on target as Everton remain second after victory over Middlesbrough

Everton recorded a 3-1 Premier League win over Middlesbrough at Goodison Park, with veteran Gareth Barry also among the goalscorers.

Sanchez leads Gunners to victory over 10-man Hull despite penalty miss

Arsenal made it seven wins out of eight games at the KCOM Stadium.

James McClean on the scoresheet as West Brom pile more misery on West Ham

Inspired by a superb home debut from Nacer Chadli, West Brom held firm to claim a 4-2 Premier League triumph against West Ham.

Brilliant De Bruyne inspires Man City as Pep's men dismantle Bournemouth

The Belgian was on target along with Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan before Nolito was sent off.

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Hendrick can't prevent Burnley defeat on first league start as Leicester record signing shines

The Ireland midfielder was on the losing side this afternoon as Islam Slimani scored twice for Claudio Ranieri’s side.

Celtic weren't the only ones on the receiving end of a hammering from Barcelona this week Unplayable This post contains videos

Celtic weren't the only ones on the receiving end of a hammering from Barcelona this week

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barca thrashed Leganes this afternoon.

Mourinho defends Pogba start - 'World record fee not a big deal'

After impressing on his debut against Southampton last month, the France international came under fire for recent disappointing displays.

'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show

“I told the lads before the game anything can happen, but if we lose we must lose in our way.”

# football - Friday 16 September, 2016

'Van Gaal cried like a baby after Barcelona sacking'

Philippe Christanval claims the legendary Dutch coach broke down in the dressing room.

# football - Thursday 15 September, 2016

There was some incredible late drama in the other game in Dundalk's group tonight

Maccabi Tel Aviv were left shocked by Zenit’s memorable comeback victory.

Mourinho: Harsh to judge United's fringe players

Manchester United rung the changes in the Europa League defeat to Feyenoord, and Jose Mourinho refused to pass blame on his players.

Scholes thinks he has the solution for Man United to get the best out of Pogba

With the French mifielder beginning his second spell at the club in underwhelming fashion, his former team-mate has made a suggestion.

Man United don't want to be in the Europa League but they'll try to win it, insists Mourinho

The Portuguese concedes Europe’s secondary club competition isn’t a “dream”.

# football - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Spurs lose out to Monaco in front of record 85,000 at Wembley

Tottenham failed to recover from two first half goals as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat in the Champions League.

Celtic's Barcelona thrashing 'bitterly disappointing' for Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers felt Celtic started well against Barcelona, but blamed fatigue for what he described as a “bitterly disappointing” loss.

'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'

Luis Enrique says Barcelona star Lionel Messi is history’s greatest player because he can adapt to any role in the team.

# football - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Messi hat-trick hands Celtic their biggest ever European defeat

The Catalan giants thrashed the Hoops 7-0 in their Champions League Group C clash at the Nou Camp.

'It lasted three years and thank god it went very quick' - Pepe on Mourinho at Madrid

Pepe has some bad memories of that period, but is loving life under Zinedine Zidane.

# football - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli - 'Joining Liverpool was the worst decision of my life'

The new Nice striker has bad memories of his time at Liverpool.

Zlatan says Rashford will 'take over everything' if he's given time

Marcus Rashford has the potential to be a leading player in world football, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ronaldo: 'Xavi has not won a single Ballon d'Or... I have won three'

The Real Madrid has hit back at the ex-Barcelona midfielder following his comments this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me' Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# football - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Barcelona suffer shock defeat to newly-promoted Alaves Upset This post contains videos

Barcelona suffer shock defeat to newly-promoted Alaves

The La Liga champions lost ground on Real Madrid as they slumped to a 2-1 loss tonight.

Liverpool turn on the style at redeveloped Anfield

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were 4-1 winners over current champions Leicester City.

De Bruyne excels as City get the better of United in electrifying Manchester derby

The Belgian was on target with Kelechi Iheanacho as Pep Guardiola won out over Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Celtic hammer city rivals Rangers as Rodgers earns first derby win

The Hoops claimed an emphatic 5-1 victory over Mark Warburton’s side in the Scottish Premiership.

Portugal hero Eder 'sorry' for scoring Euro 2016 winner

There’s been a negative reaction from fans in Ligue 1.

# football - Friday 9 September, 2016

Ibrahimovic: I miss my wages at PSG

The former Sweden international is reportedly earning an estimated €30,000 a week less at Old Trafford.

# football - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Peter Schmeichel: Manchester City will never be bigger than United

The legendary Danish goalkeeper believes City will always be playing catch-up with their neighbours.

Hat-trick hero Rashford hoping Mourinho was impressed

Ahead of the Manchester derby, the United youngster Marcus Rashford has his sights set on a starting spot.

# football - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Impressive Rashford bags hat-trick for England U21s with Allardyce watching on

The Manchester United striker been showing off his vast talents against Norway.

Chelsea youngster Piazon blasts club loan policy as he's shipped out for the fifth time

The Brazilian attacking midfield is struggling to see the value of having 38 players out on loan.

Shilton calls for Rooney to retire from international football as he closes in on his record

The former England goalkeeper won 125 caps but the Manchester United star is now just nine appearances behind him.

# football - Monday 5 September, 2016

Netherlands coach Blind adamant he will not resign

The 55-year-old is under pressure following an unconvincing stint in charge so far.

German club rename stadium in honour of young fan who died from cancer

Jonathan Heimes passed away last March aged 26.

# football - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Toure agent demands Guardiola apology for 'humiliating' midfielder

Pep Guardiola must admit he was wrong to omit Yaya Toure unless Manchester City win the champions league, says agent Dimitri Seluk.

Ibrahimovic hails 'masterbrain' Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was key to persuading Zlatan Ibrahimovic to move to England, as the Swedish icon felt no need to play in the Premier League.

# football - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli lashes out at 'bad player' Carragher

Mario Balotelli has called Jamie Carragher a “wonderful hater” for his comments about the forward’s time at Liverpool.