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Soccer - Monday 27 October, 2014

Van Persie’s goal celebration was ‘stupid’, says van Gaal

The Dutch striker was booked for taking off his jersey after equalising against Chelsea.

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead ‘while trying to protect his girlfriend’ RIP

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead ‘while trying to protect his girlfriend’

27 year-old played for Orlando Pirates and was recently made skipper of the national team.

Neymar will surpass Pele’s Brazil goalscoring record – Romario

The 1994 World Cup winner believes Neymar is destined to break the record.

‘Having a laugh with your mates is one of the best things about football, that’s what Team 33 is’

Richard Chambers explains the thinking behind the football podcast.

‘One step forward, two steps back’ for Manchester United this season – Ferguson

The ex-Gaffer also attempt to distance himself from the recruitment of David Moyes.

Soccer - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: In My Book You Should Be Ahead

A fascinating insight into one of Ireland’s oldest clubs and a glimpse of Dublin in the 1970s.

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points

Fellaini’s renaissance continues while Thibaut Courtois is getting better and better.

Van Persie hails deserved United point

The striker’s last-gasp goal earned the hosts a share of the spoils.

Gennaro Gattuso has walked away from his third job in just over a year

Perhaps management just isn’t for him.

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Managers’ reactions

Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho offered their thoughts immediately after the full-time whistle.

Last gasp van Persie strike salvages a point for United

The United skipper silenced his critics with a priceless equaliser as it ended 1-1 at Old Trafford.

Sligo Rovers appoint Owen Heary as new manager

The former defender has signed a two-year deal with the Bit O’Red.

Pardew’s half-time changes inspire Newcastle fightback

It was the Magpies’ second successive Premier League win.

John Giles has told Leeds owner Massimo Cellino where to go

Cellino sacked manager Darko Milanic yesterday after just 32 days in charge.

Ameobi scores after just eight seconds of second half to spark Newcastle comeback

It was the striker’s first Premier League goal.

Old man Eto’o still has it as he doubles up to sink Burnley

Burnley’s wait for a first Premier League goes on.

As it happened: Manchester United v Chelsea, Premier League

We were in Salford for live coverage of today’s massive top-flight fixture as two old friends did battle.

Flashback: The last time Manchester United beat Chelsea at Old Trafford

THAT miss by Torres was the stand-out memory as the hosts claimed a 3-1 win.

CSKA coach knocked unconscious by a snowball in Sofia derby

Bulgaria’s biggest fixture was marred by trouble yesterday.

Brendan Rodgers and Steve Bruce defend Liverpool ‘whipping boy’ Balotelli

Enigmatic striker drew another blank yesterday as the Reds dropped points at home to Hull.

‘By and large, the Irish played the way we expected them to’

A little less than two weeks on from Ireland’s shock Euro 2016 result, journalist Uli Hesse tells us why German football has gone backwards of late.

Analysis: Lack of confidence in back four affecting entire Man United team

With United set to take on Chelsea this afternoon, we look back on the problems evident in their recent match with West Brom.

This Irishman has come up with the new Di Maria chant set to debut at Old Trafford

The Man United fan had his song approved by the club’s official Facebook page.

Paulie high-fives and the rest of this week’s best sports photography

There was a whole lot of celebrating going on this week.

Sol Campbell thinks the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ squad would cost over £1 billion today

The former Gunners defender believes the 2004 team would be better than any current team.

Soccer - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Pressure mounts on Klopp after Dortmund slip to fourth straight league defeat

They’ve been great in Europe but awful at home.

Two goals from Wilfried Bony helps Swansea to win over Leicester

The win moves Swansea up to sixth in the league.

Vito Mannone made an absolute howler earlier on today

It hasn’t been a great seven days for the Sunderland keeper.

Real Madrid’s third goal in El Clasico was a thing of pure beauty

Isco to Ronaldo to James to Benzema to the net.

Leeds United sack Darko Milanic after just six games in charge

The Slovenian is the third Leeds manager in five months to be sacked.

Fair or unfair to say this is the worst miss of Messi’s career?

It is currently 1-1 in the Clasico.

As it happened: Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico

Luis Suarez is making his debut in the most exciting circumstances.

Southampton move up to second as they see off Stoke City

Southampton move up to second as they see off Stoke City

Meanwhile a late West Brom goal rescued a point against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal capitalise on Sunderland mistakes to take three points

Mistakes from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone helped Arsenal to a 2-0 victory.

Liverpool held by resolute Hull in dull affair

An awful week for Liverpool ends in disappointing fashion.

Suarez assists Neymar five minutes into his first Clasico

20 minutes in and it’s already a cracker.

Redknapp denies Taarabt’s training accusations

This disagreement shows no sign of letting up.

Suarez says his “bad” days are behind him

The Uruguay international admits his previous behaviour was ‘wrong’ and says he has left his controversial past behind him.