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Soccer - Monday 15 February, 2021

Germany hitman Werner ends goal drought as Chelsea brush aside woeful Newcastle
# Top Four Territory
# Top Four Territory

Germany hitman Werner ends goal drought as Chelsea brush aside woeful Newcastle

Feb 15th 2021, 10:20 PM 6,016 Views 5 Comments

The Blues climbed to fourth, and the result means Liverpool slip to sixth place.

Bayern held at home by Bundesliga strugglers Bielefeld in six-goal thriller
# Eventful
# Eventful

Bayern held at home by Bundesliga strugglers Bielefeld in six-goal thriller

Feb 15th 2021, 10:06 PM 2,578 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski scored one of the three second-half goals the leaders needed to rescue a point.

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
# Support
# Support

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean

Feb 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 28,301 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.

Argentina World Cup winner dies of heart attack after contracting Covid-19
# RIP
# RIP

Argentina World Cup winner dies of heart attack after contracting Covid-19

Feb 15th 2021, 9:19 PM 17,063 Views 1 Comment

Leopoldo Luque has died at the age of 71.

Massive blow as Irish international stretchered off in Sheffield United's loss to West Ham
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Massive blow as Irish international stretchered off in Sheffield United's loss to West Ham

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 8:59 PM 54,307 Views 33 Comments

John Egan emerged as a serious injury concern for Stephen Kenny as the Hammers won 3-0.

Celtic to take time on Lennon's future as finances hit by Covid
# Doubt
# Doubt

Celtic to take time on Lennon's future as finances hit by Covid

Feb 15th 2021, 6:50 PM 5,337 Views 5 Comments

The Scottish champions revealed a 24% fall in revenue for the six months to 31 December.

'It's the right thing for me to do at the right time' - Dual star Noonan puts full focus on soccer for now
# Shel Shock
# Shel Shock

'It's the right thing for me to do at the right time' - Dual star Noonan puts full focus on soccer for now

Feb 15th 2021, 6:37 PM 4,068 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s new signing on her decision to step away from the Cork ladies footballers as she targets an international breakthrough.

Man United youngster makes Croatia move
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Man United youngster makes Croatia move

Feb 15th 2021, 6:28 PM 11,358 Views 3 Comments

Wales international Dylan Levitt has joined NK Istra 1961 on loan.

Claims Rangers players attended house party broken up by police to be investigated
# Allegation
# Allegation

Claims Rangers players attended house party broken up by police to be investigated

Feb 15th 2021, 6:18 PM 5,637 Views 3 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on football to ‘make sure your house is in order’.

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break
# Energy
# Energy

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break

Feb 15th 2021, 6:05 PM 4,386 Views 7 Comments

The Reds have lost five of their last seven matches.

Jamie McGrath could put surgery on hold to salvage his superb season
# Blow
# Blow

Jamie McGrath could put surgery on hold to salvage his superb season

Feb 15th 2021, 5:24 PM 4,025 Views 2 Comments

The Meath man, who has been in fine form in the Scottish Premiership, has suffered a shoulder injury.

Waterford sign up midfielder Oscar Brennan
# LOI
# LOI

Waterford sign up midfielder Oscar Brennan

Feb 15th 2021, 5:12 PM 2,978 Views 0 Comments

The midfielder is relishing the chance to play full-time football.

Ex-Ireland international targeting success after signing new deal at St Mirren
# Jim Goodwin
# Jim Goodwin

Ex-Ireland international targeting success after signing new deal at St Mirren

Feb 15th 2021, 3:50 PM 4,395 Views 2 Comments

Goodwin was skipper when the Saints won their last major trophy in 2013.

Borussia Dortmund turn to Gladbach's highly rated coach to take charge next season
# Marco Rose
# Marco Rose

Borussia Dortmund turn to Gladbach's highly rated coach to take charge next season

Feb 15th 2021, 3:37 PM 4,600 Views 1 Comment

A long-term target of Dortmund’s, he has also been linked to the Manchester United job in the past.

Conor Masterson suffers 'serious injury' which could end his season
# Rotten Luck
# Rotten Luck

Conor Masterson suffers 'serious injury' which could end his season

Feb 15th 2021, 2:42 PM 8,771 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old Irish centre-back is currently on loan at Swindon Town from Queens Park Rangers.

Cork City sign young midfielder on loan from Preston
# Arrival
# Arrival

Cork City sign young midfielder on loan from Preston

Feb 15th 2021, 12:28 PM 5,668 Views 0 Comments

Jack Baxter becomes the fourth recent arrival at Turner’s Cross.

Soccer - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Chelsea duo offer social media support to those ‘struggling to come out’
# STrength
# STrength

Chelsea duo offer social media support to those ‘struggling to come out’

Feb 14th 2021, 11:00 PM 8,539 Views 6 Comments

Team-mates Pernille Harder and Magda Eriksson are in a relationship together.

Anthony Martial subjected to further racist abuse after United draw
# Kick It Out
# Kick It Out

Anthony Martial subjected to further racist abuse after United draw

Feb 14th 2021, 10:52 PM 7,238 Views 9 Comments

Instagram is looking into the matter.

Rangers launch investigation amid allegations players breached Covid-19 rules
# Breach
# Breach

Rangers launch investigation amid allegations players breached Covid-19 rules

Feb 14th 2021, 10:36 PM 6,556 Views 14 Comments

Scotland remains under strict lockdown restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Lukaku brace sends Inter top of Serie A with win over Lazio
# Big Rom
# Big Rom

Lukaku brace sends Inter top of Serie A with win over Lazio

Feb 14th 2021, 10:06 PM 3,482 Views 3 Comments

Inter will head into next weekend’s clash with Milan one point clear of their rivals at the Serie A summit after beating Lazio 3-1.

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Fulham end 12-match losing run as Maja double downs Everton
# Brace
# Brace

Fulham end 12-match losing run as Maja double downs Everton

Feb 14th 2021, 9:28 PM 4,301 Views 0 Comments

The result moves the third-bottom Cottagers to within seven points of Newcastle in 17th.

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,585 Views 0 Comments

Fancy treating yourself to even more top-class sports coverage while simultaneously supporting The42?

Liverpool will fight like champions until the end, vows Mo Salah
# Battling On
# Battling On

Liverpool will fight like champions until the end, vows Mo Salah

Feb 14th 2021, 7:40 PM 4,544 Views 14 Comments

The Reds have taken just nine points from their last 10 games.

Ireland's Quinn on target but Fiorentina bow out of Coppa Italia
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Ireland's Quinn on target but Fiorentina bow out of Coppa Italia

Feb 14th 2021, 7:28 PM 2,870 Views 0 Comments

The Wicklow defender scored the only goal of their quarter-final second leg clash with Inter Milan.

Manchester United won’t settle for second spot, insists Solskjaer
# Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
# Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United won’t settle for second spot, insists Solskjaer

Feb 14th 2021, 7:26 PM 5,620 Views 12 Comments

United dropped two more points at West Brom on Sunday.

Aubameyang hat-trick helps Arsenal to thrilling win over Leeds
# On Fire
# On Fire

Aubameyang hat-trick helps Arsenal to thrilling win over Leeds

Feb 14th 2021, 7:07 PM 4,411 Views 8 Comments

The Gunners captain had not started in five games after leaving the club’s coronavirus-secure bubble to tend to his ill mother.

Real Madrid pick up important La Liga win ahead of Champions League knockout stage
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Real Madrid pick up important La Liga win ahead of Champions League knockout stage

Feb 14th 2021, 6:07 PM 1,775 Views 0 Comments

A 2-0 victory over Valencia also cuts the gap on leaders Atletico Madrid.

Kirby double sees Chelsea extend WSL lead to five points after 5-0 win
# Wrap
# Wrap

Kirby double sees Chelsea extend WSL lead to five points after 5-0 win

Feb 14th 2021, 5:46 PM 2,031 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Reading and Everton played out a 1-1 draw.

Maguire hits post in injury time as West Brom secure draw to dent Man United's title bid
# All Square
# All Square

Maguire hits post in injury time as West Brom secure draw to dent Man United's title bid

Feb 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,206 Views 30 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side missed out on a chance to put pressure on leaders Man City.

Edouard on the double as Celtic rally to maintain winning form
# Close Call
# Close Call

Edouard on the double as Celtic rally to maintain winning form

Feb 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 3,162 Views 3 Comments

The French under-21 international has scored eight times in his last six games for the Hoops.

Wolves capitalise on controversial penalty call to leapfrog Southampton
# Dispute
# Dispute

Wolves capitalise on controversial penalty call to leapfrog Southampton

Feb 14th 2021, 2:46 PM 3,102 Views 1 Comment

Ruben Neves converted the spot-kick after Ryan Bertrand was punished for handball.

Hate in English football, the heist of Super Bowl rings and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Get The Kettle On
# Get The Kettle On

Hate in English football, the heist of Super Bowl rings and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 4,805 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Keegan and Jackie Robinson also feature in this week’s round-up.

Soccer - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Villa goalkeeper Martinez ensures his side leave wasteful Brighton with a point
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

Villa goalkeeper Martinez ensures his side leave wasteful Brighton with a point

Feb 13th 2021, 10:16 PM 6,235 Views 3 Comments

Dean Smith’s side moved above Tottenham in the table to eighth.

Atletico back to winning ways while Messi scores screamer in Barca win
# LaLiga
# LaLiga

Atletico back to winning ways while Messi scores screamer in Barca win

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,239 Views 2 Comments

Bareclona beat Alaves 5-1 tonight to leap above Real Madrid on goal difference – eight points behind Atletico.

'Of course they can do it' - Liverpool can still win the title, says Pep Guardiola
# Far From Over
# Far From Over

'Of course they can do it' - Liverpool can still win the title, says Pep Guardiola

Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 4,242 Views 2 Comments

Jurgen Klopp appeared to concede defeat in the race for first place but the City boss remains wary of the champions.

Sweet 16 in-a-row for City as they steamroll Spurs
# Relentless
# Relentless

Sweet 16 in-a-row for City as they steamroll Spurs

Feb 13th 2021, 7:40 PM 9,195 Views 17 Comments

Jose Mourinho’s men have conceded eight goals in four days.

Former Premier League winner Hernan Crespo takes charge of Brazilian giants
# The Gaffer
# The Gaffer

Former Premier League winner Hernan Crespo takes charge of Brazilian giants

Feb 13th 2021, 7:35 PM 7,475 Views 3 Comments

Sao Paulo have appointed the former Argentina striker.

PSG boost title hopes and warm up for Barca clash with narrow win in Neymar absence
# Ligue Un
# Ligue Un

PSG boost title hopes and warm up for Barca clash with narrow win in Neymar absence

Feb 13th 2021, 6:42 PM 2,667 Views 0 Comments

Moise Kean scored the winner against Nice.

Title moves closer for Rangers as they beat Kilmarnock at Ibrox
# Procession
# Procession

Title moves closer for Rangers as they beat Kilmarnock at Ibrox

Feb 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 3,275 Views 1 Comment

Ryan Jack scored the only goal of the game for the runaway leaders.

Promising Irish youngster Nathan Collins stretchered off in Stoke City defeat
# Trouble A Foot
# Trouble A Foot

Promising Irish youngster Nathan Collins stretchered off in Stoke City defeat

Feb 13th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,002 Views 1 Comment

The 19-year-old defender was hurt when he landed awkwardly in his side’s loss to Norwich City.