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Sport Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane look set to become the new coaching staff of the Republic of Ireland national team

The pair have been confirmed as the new management team

Pulis angry after Stoke draw with Manchester City

Stoke boss Tony Pulis was left fuming after Manchester City snatched a controversial draw to move fourth in the Barclays Premier League last night.

All-action Altidore takes Hull to new high

Hull City 2 Manchester City 1: Mancini calls home fans disrespectful for abusing returning Bridge but there are no excuses for dismal City display

Ian Herbert: City lost this skirmish but Cook has strategy for victory in the war

Mancini's position unaffected by cup loss as owner puts trust in team-building plans

Ferguson richly rewarded for his faith in old guard

The inference that Sir Alex Ferguson had his eyes on other prizes was scarcely believable but he tried it anyway. "I am not looking for extra time tonight because we have an immense game against Arsenal on Sunday and I must make sure I pick the right team for that one," he stated in his programme notes – as if to say that this match was just another in a busy schedule.

Brian Viner: Poet of the pitch always wanted to be on the field

The Last Word: 'I can think of nothing more uplifting than standing out there with your anthem being played, and you with your job to do'

Tevez silences United

Former team-mates swap provocative gestures as Argentine's goals hand City a 2-1 advantage in the Carling Cup

Bleak future for struggling Boro

Middlesbrough 0 Manchester City 1

Keith Andrews: 'We should have walked away and let everyone resent the French team'

Left in tears by Henry's infamous handball, written off as a lightweight at Blackburn, Keith Andrews has come through a tough 2009. He tells Ian Herbert he's confident the dark clouds will clear next year

Mancini deal agreed before Hughes left

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has admitted the club agreed a deal with Roberto Mancini the day before Mark Hughes was sacked.

Hungry Spurs state top-table intentions

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Manchester City 0

Hughes rules out Hart exit

Mark Hughes has ruled out the possibility of Joe Hart leaving Manchester City.

Wright-Phillips shows spirit money can't buy

For any club that wants to spend its way to a championship, Chelsea are the great template – not just because they succeeded but because unlike other pretenders to Manchester United's crown, such as Blackburn and Newcastle, they endured.

Keane savages 'mentally weak' Ireland players

Roy Keane yesterday launched a savage attack on the Republic of Ireland players and the Irish football establishment for their complaints about Thierry Henry's handball and told them they were just sympathy-seeking, "mentally weak" hypocrites who should "get over it".

Pluck of the Irish is deflated by Anelka

Republic of Ireland 0 France 1: Good performance from Trapattoni's men but France hold all the aces heading into Wednesday's crucial second leg

McDonald punches the final hole in City's defence

Manchester City 3 Burnley 3: Exciting see-saw match cannot mask deficiencies at the back as Hughes' side draw for fifth time in a row
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