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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 December, 2014

Soccer - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Ben Foster exhibits the war wounds of a Midlands Derby with this gruesome tweet

If you’re anyway squeamish, look away now.

Sports Film of the Week: The Class of ’92

Perfect viewing for these cold evenings.

Louis van Gaal: My wife is happy so I am happy!

Manchester United picked up a sixth consecutive win earlier this afternoon.

It’s Sunday so here’s 13 of our favourite images from the past 7 days

This is how another week looked through a lens.

Classy late Eriksen goal keeps Spurs well in the race for fourth

A Harry Kane header had previously given Spurs the lead, before Wifried Bony equalised.

5 talking points as Man United overcome Liverpool

De Gea Schmeichel-esque, Balotelli’s misery continues and more.

‘We did enough to win the game, it epitomised our season really’ bemoans Brendan Rodgers

The Reds’ manager insisted said he “does not feel any additional pressure” despite his side’s poor run of form.

De Gea stars as United deepen Liverpool gloom

Rooney and Mata both found the net before half-time, the latter from an offside position.

As it happened: Man United v Liverpool, Premier League

Man United took on Liverpool in a potentially crucial game for both sides.

Cillian O’Connor is at Old Trafford today to promote ‘Mayo Day’

And he’s parading the county’s new jersey.

Mignolet dropped for Jones, as Wilson starts in United-Liverpool clash

The Belgian goalkeeper has been punished after a series of high-profile errors

Bane’s in Dublin and Jack McCaffrey’s oreos! It’s the the best sporting tweets of the week

Also, Shane Lowry’s family won a nice, fat turkey.

The Unlikely Lads – the unheralded players that have lit up United/Liverpool games

If history is anything to go by, a low-profile player could prove the difference in today’s big game.

Resurgent Man United stalk hurting Liverpool

Hostilities resume this afternoon between two sides desperately seeking to return to former glories.

Soccer - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Ex-Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen says club has an identity crisis

The Dutchman has been left underwhelmed by Louis van Gaal and expressed doubts about Marouane Fellaini.

Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal the lead against Newcastle with this great header

The Frenchman conjured an unstoppable finish to put the hosts in front.

Lionel Messi in no-goal shocker as Barcelona held to disappointing draw with Getafe

The Catalans lose ground on Real Madrid who comfortably beat Almeria last night.

Injuries to Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko overshadow Man City’s win

The club are already without Sergio Aguero for up to six weeks.

Lampard moves level with Thierry Henry on 175 Premier League goals as City edge past Leicester

Elsewhere, Southampton lost their fourth straight game while Aston Villa were defeated in the Midlands Derby.

Dortmund’s despair continues as they lose again to remain in bottom three

Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten 0-1 by Hertha Berlin – the club’s 9th league defeat of the season.

Chelsea maintain three point lead but were given helping hand by Tom Huddlestone’s nasty stamp

Diego Costa’s first goal in five games secured the win after Hazard’s opener.

LVG will rely on Giggsy to fire up United stars with pre-Liverpool game team talk

The Old Trafford assistant has presented analysis of Liverpool to the squad.

Is football’s next wonder-kid set to sign for Bayern Munich?

15 year-old Martin Odegaard, currently at Norwegian club Stromsgodset, is wanted by the Bavarian giants.

Arsene Wenger urges disgruntled fans to put their displeasure aside and support the Gunners

Meanwhile, Arsenal have recalled midfielder Francis Coquelin from his loan spell at Charlton.

There is no better man for the job than me, insists Brendan Rodgers

The Anfield chief has lost none of his self-belief.

‘Poisonous atmosphere’ and training ground row led to Roy Keane’s Villa exit, according to Daily Mail

‘Poisonous atmosphere’ and training ground row led to Roy Keane’s Villa exit, according to Daily Mail

Fabian Delph warned Keane: “‘Don’t try to f****** mug me off.”

Regardless of league standings, Man United – Liverpool remains English football’s No.1 rivalry

It doesn’t matter where these two English giants currently lie, this match remains the Premier League’s biggest.

McCoist future unclear amid resignation reports

The Ibrox legend tendered his resignation last night.

5 Premier League talking points ahead of another crunch weekend

Arsenal’s latest injury crisis, bragging rights are on the line in the Midlands and Hull could be in for a Stamford Bridge hiding.

Five classic Manchester United v Liverpool meetings at Old Trafford

The two fierce rivals have thrown up some memorable games over the years.

Denis Law thinks Ronaldo and Messi should share the Ballon d’Or

The United legend can’t separate the two superstars.

Balotelli accepts FA charge over ‘Super Mario post’ but it’s unclear what his punishment will be

Balotelli is awaiting the FA’s punishment for the incident.

Soccer - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘I’m not listening to the English television’ – van Gaal isn’t a fan of Monday Night Football

The United boss responded to Neville’s ‘pub team’ comments.

‘It’s another nail in the coffin’ – Roddy Collins on Friday night Premier League vs LOI

Collins doesn’t think the Premier League’s announcement today will spark much change from the Airtricity League authorities.