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Soccer - Monday 18 January, 2021

Aubamayeng bags brace and youngsters shine bright as Arsenal ease past Newcastle
# Stroll
# Stroll

Aubamayeng bags brace and youngsters shine bright as Arsenal ease past Newcastle

Jan 18th 2021, 10:23 PM 16,868 Views 13 Comments

Emile Smith Rowe and goalscorer Bukayo Saka caught the eye for the Gunners in a comfortable win.

Premier League virus cases drop to 16 as pressure eases
# Decrease
# Decrease

Premier League virus cases drop to 16 as pressure eases

Jan 18th 2021, 9:33 PM 2,472 Views 0 Comments

A record 40 positive cases were reported two weeks ago, a figure that dropped to 36 last week and 16 today.

James McClean restored to Stoke City squad after accepting punishment for Covid-19 breach
# Update
# Update

James McClean restored to Stoke City squad after accepting punishment for Covid-19 breach

Jan 18th 2021, 8:59 PM 3,773 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland winger has reportedly been fined a week’s wages.

'I want to stay here as long as I can, but it is in the hands of the club' - Salah on Liverpool future
# Crystal Ball Gazing
# Crystal Ball Gazing

'I want to stay here as long as I can, but it is in the hands of the club' - Salah on Liverpool future

Jan 18th 2021, 6:29 PM 9,160 Views 23 Comments

The Egypt international has a contract at Anfield until the summer of 2023.

Dan Crowley joins Hull on loan after falling out of favour at Birmingham
# Tigers
# Tigers

Dan Crowley joins Hull on loan after falling out of favour at Birmingham

Jan 18th 2021, 6:20 PM 4,910 Views 4 Comments

The former Ireland underage international hasn’t featured for the Blues since October.

Phil Neville named head coach of Beckham's Inter Miami hours after quitting as England manager
# Crossing The Atlantic
# Crossing The Atlantic

Phil Neville named head coach of Beckham's Inter Miami hours after quitting as England manager

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 4:58 PM 10,501 Views 17 Comments

The Lionesses boss is on his way back to the men’s game in Major League Soccer.

Andy Reid steps down as Ireland U18s head coach to take role at Nottingham Forest
# New Job
# New Job

Andy Reid steps down as Ireland U18s head coach to take role at Nottingham Forest

Jan 18th 2021, 4:42 PM 15,358 Views 8 Comments

The Dubliner thanked the FAI for the opportunity as he prepares for a fresh challenge with his former club.

Free agent Jack Wilshere hoping to reignite his career after joining Championship promotion-chasers
# Short-term Deal
# Short-term Deal

Free agent Jack Wilshere hoping to reignite his career after joining Championship promotion-chasers

Jan 18th 2021, 4:10 PM 10,677 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old midfielder had been without a club since leaving West Ham in October.

Celtic confirm second coronavirus case as Lennon blasts 'hypocrisy'
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Celtic confirm second coronavirus case as Lennon blasts 'hypocrisy'

Jan 18th 2021, 3:57 PM 7,274 Views 4 Comments

The manager and 13 players were forced to self-isolate for draws against Hibernian and Livingston in the past week.

Southampton's promising Irish midfielder set for long spell on the sidelines
# Setback
# Setback

Southampton's promising Irish midfielder set for long spell on the sidelines

Jan 18th 2021, 3:22 PM 21,622 Views 4 Comments

Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that Will Smallbone has suffered an ACL injury.

Ireland international Richard Keogh looks set for a return to the Championship
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Ireland international Richard Keogh looks set for a return to the Championship

Jan 18th 2021, 1:52 PM 11,817 Views 1 Comment

Huddersfield Town have had a bid accepted for the experienced defender.

Ireland U21 winger ready to 'kickstart' his career after signing for League Two outfit
# Power Hour
# Power Hour

Ireland U21 winger ready to 'kickstart' his career after signing for League Two outfit

Jan 18th 2021, 1:47 PM 6,127 Views 0 Comments

Greystones native Simon Power has joined Harrogate Town.

Manchester City 'quietly confident' of title success, says in-form Stones
# Blue Moon Rising
# Blue Moon Rising

Manchester City 'quietly confident' of title success, says in-form Stones

Jan 18th 2021, 1:01 PM 2,354 Views 3 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s side moved to second in the Premier League last night.

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
# Development
# Development

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban

Jan 18th 2021, 12:38 PM 2,679 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.

Jurgen Klopp says qualifying for Champions League is ‘most important thing’
# Managing Expectations
# Managing Expectations

Jurgen Klopp says qualifying for Champions League is ‘most important thing’

Jan 18th 2021, 8:16 AM 6,516 Views 10 Comments

The Merseysiders’ goalless run was extended to three games on Sunday with a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

Soccer - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Barcelona stunned by Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup showpiece as Messi sees red
# Scenes
# Scenes

Barcelona stunned by Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup showpiece as Messi sees red

Jan 17th 2021, 11:07 PM 9,705 Views 2 Comments

Bilbao dramatically came from behind and won in extra time.

Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan
# Boost
# Boost

Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan

Updated Jan 17th 2021, 10:53 PM 6,330 Views 2 Comments

And in France, Metz ended Lyon’s run and PSG took the Ligue 1 lead.

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist

Jan 17th 2021, 10:47 PM 14,670 Views 16 Comments

Have a watch…

Klopp seeks quick response after Liverpool fail to score for third successive game
# Frustration
# Frustration

Klopp seeks quick response after Liverpool fail to score for third successive game

Jan 17th 2021, 10:21 PM 5,029 Views 6 Comments

The English champions needed some late heroics from goalkeeper Alisson Becker to preserve their unbeaten Premier League run at Anfield.

Real Madrid's €60 million outcast scores twice on Bundesliga return
# Comeback
# Comeback

Real Madrid's €60 million outcast scores twice on Bundesliga return

Jan 17th 2021, 9:46 PM 10,952 Views 4 Comments

Luka Jovic made the move on loan to Frankfurt earlier in the week.

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack

Jan 17th 2021, 9:30 PM 42,282 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.

Man City win sees them leapfrog Liverpool and go second
# In Form
# In Form

Man City win sees them leapfrog Liverpool and go second

Jan 17th 2021, 9:08 PM 5,295 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s James McCarthy made his first Premier League start since October, but he could not prevent a Crystal Palace loss.

Man United ‘didn’t pounce’ on Liverpool’s injury problems
# Reaction
# Reaction

Man United ‘didn’t pounce’ on Liverpool’s injury problems

Jan 17th 2021, 8:52 PM 6,278 Views 16 Comments

The Reds had midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in the middle of their defence.

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 1,664 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

6 months after being out in the cold, Spurs' record signing praised for revival
# Rejuvenated
# Rejuvenated

6 months after being out in the cold, Spurs' record signing praised for revival

Jan 17th 2021, 7:08 PM 8,297 Views 3 Comments

Tanguy Ndombele struck a brilliant goal to seal victory for the visitors at Bramall Lane.

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot
# Report
# Report

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot

Jan 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 37,872 Views 172 Comments

A tight and tense affair saw few clear-cut chances, as both sides had to be content with a point ultimately.

Chelsea beat United to go top on another busy weekend for Irish in English top-flight
# WSL
# WSL

Chelsea beat United to go top on another busy weekend for Irish in English top-flight

Jan 17th 2021, 6:19 PM 2,933 Views 0 Comments

Six Irish internationals featured, with Ruesha Littlejohn making her Birmingham City debut after signing for the club yesterday.

Outcast Mesut Ozil confirms exit from Arsenal
# The Long Goodbye
# The Long Goodbye

Outcast Mesut Ozil confirms exit from Arsenal

Jan 17th 2021, 5:32 PM 13,528 Views 11 Comments

The German midfielder says he is joining Fenerbahce.

Lewandowski breaks mid-season record as Bayern go four clear atop Bundesliga
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Lewandowski breaks mid-season record as Bayern go four clear atop Bundesliga

Jan 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 4,318 Views 2 Comments

The striker netted his 21st league goal of the season but the champions were again lethargic-looking in victory.

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League

Jan 17th 2021, 4:35 PM 65,560 Views 46 Comments

Liverpool faced Man United, in one of the season’s most-anticipated matches so far.

Audacious Ndombele goal seals Spurs win at Sheffield United
# Tanguy For The Big Occasion
# Tanguy For The Big Occasion

Audacious Ndombele goal seals Spurs win at Sheffield United

Jan 17th 2021, 4:17 PM 5,346 Views 6 Comments

The midfielder’s fantastic goal crowned a 3-1 win for Jose Mourinho’s side against the doomed-looking Blades.

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win

Jan 17th 2021, 4:06 PM 16,305 Views 5 Comments

The Cypriot side are in good form under new manager Savvas Poursaitidis.

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29
# Premature End
# Premature End

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29

Jan 17th 2021, 2:58 PM 10,813 Views 4 Comments

The striker has called it a day having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

Stubborn Motherwell earn point against Rangers
# Momentum Checked
# Momentum Checked

Stubborn Motherwell earn point against Rangers

Jan 17th 2021, 2:22 PM 2,126 Views 0 Comments

Steven Gerrard’s runaway leaders were held 1-1 at Fir Park.

Hartson: Lennon's time at Celtic is up, but players have 'gotten away with murder'
# Rip It Up
# Rip It Up

Hartson: Lennon's time at Celtic is up, but players have 'gotten away with murder'

Jan 17th 2021, 12:38 PM 9,642 Views 5 Comments

‘I do genuinely think, with the situation in the league, a change is needed from the bottom to the top.’

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting
# Recommended Reading
# Recommended Reading

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting

Jan 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 3,186 Views 1 Comment

Stick on the kettle and get stuck into our picks from the past seven days.

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches
# The Great Rivalry
# The Great Rivalry

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches

Jan 17th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,534 Views 12 Comments

Ahead of today’s meeting, reflect on each of the clubs’ histories through the prism of some of their most famous clashes.

Soccer - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Steve Bruce will not throw the towel in on Newcastle job
# On The Ropes
# On The Ropes

Steve Bruce will not throw the towel in on Newcastle job

Jan 16th 2021, 11:20 PM 3,391 Views 3 Comments

The 60-year-old enjoyed success as a player at Manchester United.

Klopp will put friendship with Alex Ferguson to one side on Sunday
# Best Of Enemies
# Best Of Enemies

Klopp will put friendship with Alex Ferguson to one side on Sunday

Jan 16th 2021, 11:13 PM 4,954 Views 5 Comments

The current Reds boss and the former Manchester United manager regularly exchange messages.

Goals from Maddison and Barnes help Leicester climb up to second
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Goals from Maddison and Barnes help Leicester climb up to second

Jan 16th 2021, 10:23 PM 3,428 Views 0 Comments

The Foxes are now just one point behind Premier League leaders Man United.