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Soccer - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Liverpool sweating over Fabinho's potential hamstring issue following early withdrawal

The 27-year-old midfielder came off after 29 minutes, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Jordan Henderson’s half-time substitution was planned.

Irish star Manning makes debut as Swansea move up to second in the Championship

Jay Fulton and Kasey Palmer scored either side of the break.

Atalanta claw back two-goal deficit but fall behind group leaders Liverpool

Duvan Zapata scored twice to prevent visitors Ajax from taking all three points in Bergamo.

Last-gasp leveller spares Real Madrid from second successive group defeat

The Spanish champions found themselves 2-0 down to Borussia Monchengladbach but salvaged an unlikely point deep into stoppage time.

Double from Portuguese prodigy inspires crucial comeback win for Atletico

A dramatic double from Joao Felix salvaged a 3-2 win for the hosts, who were 2-1 down before his intervention.

Man City take charge of group as they sweep aside Villas-Boas' Marseille

Ferran Torres struck in the first half before further goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling after the break wrapped up a convincing victory.

Drogheda seal promotion to Premier Division

Tim Clancy’s men have pipped Bray Wanderers to the title.

Diogo Jota scores Liverpool's 10,000th goal in Champions League win

Jurgen Klopp’s under-strength side overcame FC Midtjylland this evening.

Barca president Bartomeu and board of directors resign following disastrous reign

The outgoing president confirmed that he had accepted a proposal on the club’s behalf to compete in a future European Super League.

'I will never consider ourselves title contenders' - Mourinho

The Portuguese coach has played down talk of Tottenham challenging for the Premier League.

Kimmich secures 13th-straight CL win for Bayern, while Inter are held away to Shakhtar

Real Madrid can move second despite a shock defeat to Shakhtar last week after the Ukrainians kept Inter winless in Group B.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Donny van de Beek’s Man United absence

The Holland international has struggled to make the starting line-up since his move to Old Trafford.

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests

The Candystripes could face disciplinary action due to their inability to fulfil Wednesday night’s fixture in Tallaght.

Millwall turn to Irish internationals after coaching staff struck down by Covid-19

Shaun Williams and Alex Pearce, along with Kevin Nugent, have taken the reins at the Championship club.

Setback for Ireland's Euro qualification hopes as Ukraine beat Greece

It looks like Vera Pauw’s side will need to beat Germany in their final game to progress any further.

Ireland U19 midfielder rewarded with new Preston North End deal

Adam O’Reilly has signed a new contract which commits him to the Championship club until 2023.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon blasts the media over 'shocking' abuse of Shane Duffy

The Ireland defender has come in for criticism for his recent performances for the Scottish champions.

Childhood experience left Giggs with 'no hesitation' lending support to BLM

‘When I was in Manchester there was no black people at my school… when I go back home I’m just surrounded by my dad’s family.’

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'The idea that the football family will look after each other is nonsense' - MNF picks apart Project Big Picture

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discussed the proposals on Monday Night Football.

Soccer - Monday 26 October, 2020

Ibrahimovic strikes twice but Roma level three times in Milan stalemate

AC Milan dropped their first points of the Serie A season in 3-3 draw with Roma.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane combine again as Tottenham battle past Burnley

Kane assisted Son’s 76th-minute winner at Turf Moor.

Derry City announce positive Covid-19 cases ahead of game with Shamrock Rovers

Derry City stated one squad member and one of their backroom team tested positive.

Pep Guardiola reveals Man City could be without Sergio Aguero for a month

Guardiola said the striker could be sidelined for anywhere between 10 days and a month.

Karlan Grant rescues a point for West Brom at Brighton

An unfortunate own goal from West Brom’s Jake Livermore gave the home side a first-half lead.

Klopp impressed with Liverpool response to being without Virgil van Dijk

The central defender faces several months out due to a knee injury.

Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team

The Sun ran the story in England and Pogba says he is ‘appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated’.

Soccer - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Former TV presenter and Grandstand host Frank Bough dies aged 87

The broadcaster was part of the BBC’s commentary team for England’s World Cup win in 1966.

Late Vardy strike delivers first Leicester league win at Arsenal in 47 years

The match-winner scored the winner from the bench after missing the last two games through injury.

Steve Bruce hails Jacob Murphy after dramatic late equaliser

Murphy scored his first Premier League goal since January 2018 to deny Wolves victory.

Defoe hits 300 mark as Rangers go six points clear at the top in Scotland

Rangers capitalised on Celtic’s slip earlier on Sunday.

Waterford take the points as Dundalk turn their focus towards Arsenal clash

John Martin’s second-half header saw Waterford move up into fourth place.

Premier League leaders Everton suffer first defeat of the season against Southampton

James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams fired the Saints to victory at St Mary’s.

Celtic stumble again as Aberdeen snatch point with stoppage-time penalty

The Hoops had come from 2-1 down to lead 3-2 until Ferguson struck.

From 'peak Rovers' to Hoop Dreams: Shamrock Rovers' long road back to the top

Author and Hoops fan Macdara Ferris reflects on a long nine years for the newly-crowned League of Ireland champions.

Soccer - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Liverpool battle back to beat Sheffield United after fresh VAR controversy

Sander Berge put the Blades ahead with a contentious penalty but Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck for the hosts.

Shamrock Rovers crowned champions and Cork City relegated after Finn Harps win over Bohs

A 2-0 win for Finn Harps tonight had a big impact at the top and bottom of the table.

Drogheda go top in push for Premier Division promotion as Bray slip up against Galway

Drogheda are a point clear going into the final round of games on Tuesday night.

Manchester United and Chelsea play out scoreless draw at Old Trafford

United have yet to win at home in the Premier League this season.

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Cork City face the drop after Coughlan hits winner for Sligo Rovers

The Leesiders were defeated 2-1 at The Showgrounds.

Ajax set Dutch record with 13-0 win as Lassina Traore scores five

The teenager is the first Ajax player to score five goals in a game since Marco van Basten did it in 1985.