RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:13:53 +0100 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:13:53 +0100 Sport News Wickham brace rocks Man City title charge Manchester City saw their title hopes suffer a potentially fatal blow after being held to a 2-2 home draw by Sunderland. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:03:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609349-manchester-city-v-sunderland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609349-manchester-city-v-sunderland/ Palace stun Everton in thrilling affair Everton's top-four hopes suffered a serious blow as they crashed to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Goodison Park against Crystal Palace. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:13:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609350-everton-v-crystal-palace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609350-everton-v-crystal-palace/ Bale's majestic strike seals Real Rey glory Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish Copa del Rey. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:06:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0416/609351-real-madrid-v-barcelona/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0416/609351-real-madrid-v-barcelona/ Duff seeks move to MLS or A-League Damien Duff will end his five-year association with Fulham this summer, with the winger contemplating a move to Australia or the United States before returning home to SSE Airtricity League. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0416/609289-duff-seeks-move-to-mls-or-a-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0416/609289-duff-seeks-move-to-mls-or-a-league/ Reds hopeful over Sturridge fitness Title-chasing Liverpool are optimistic striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609354-sturridge-reds-fitness/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0416/609354-sturridge-reds-fitness/ Poyet insists he is sticking with Sunderland Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has dismissed speculation suggesting he is poised to leave the relegation-threatened club. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609216-poyet-insists-he-is-sticking-with-sunderland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609216-poyet-insists-he-is-sticking-with-sunderland/ Wenger urges Arsenal players to ignore Everton Manager Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal side to focus on doing their own job after beating West Ham 3-1 rather than worry about Everton. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609170-wenger-we-can-only-focus-on-ourselves/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609170-wenger-we-can-only-focus-on-ourselves/ Kovacic says he is happy with Inter Mateo Kovacic has brushed aside speculation linking him with a move to England this summer, with the Croatian midfielder keen to remain at Inter Milan. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:04:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0416/609261-kovacic-says-he-in-happy-with-inter/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0416/609261-kovacic-says-he-in-happy-with-inter/ Pellegrini has no regrets over Kompany gamble Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no regrets about playing captain Vincent Kompany in Sunday's potentially damaging loss at title rivals Liverpool. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:23:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609167-pellegrini-has-no-regrets-over-kompany-gamble/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609167-pellegrini-has-no-regrets-over-kompany-gamble/ Belgium boss Wilmots extends deal Marc Wilmots has agreed a new contract to remain in charge of Belgium's national team until the 2018 World Cup. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:54:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/worldcup/2014/0416/609210-belgium-boss-wilmots-extends-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/worldcup/2014/0416/609210-belgium-boss-wilmots-extends-deal/ Arsenal rally to thump Hammers Arsenal came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and get their Champions League qualification hopes back on track at the Emirates. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:54:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609124-arsenal-west-ham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609124-arsenal-west-ham/ Dundalk secure Setanta Cup final place Chris Shields' well-hit volley was enough to secure Dundalk their place in the Setanta Cup final thanks to a 3-1 aggregate win over Shamrock Rovers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609123-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609123-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ Liverpool mark 25 years since Hillsborough Liverpool's players were in attendance as Anfield hosted the 25th anniversary memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster this afternoon. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:51:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/608923-liverpool-pay-respects-at-memorial/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/608923-liverpool-pay-respects-at-memorial/ Gundogan signs new Dortmund deal Reported Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund by signing a new contract. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:02:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609130-gundogan-signs-new-dortmund-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609130-gundogan-signs-new-dortmund-deal/ Stokes: I'm improving as a player at Celtic Celtic striker Anthony Stokes feels he has improved as a player this season - even if his goals tally does not indicate it. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:24:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0415/609097-stokes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0415/609097-stokes/ Pellegrini: City will have Toure back in two weeks Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the title race after being boosted by the news that Yaya Toure will only miss two weeks through injury. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:59:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609036-citys-toure-out-of-action-for-two-weeks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609036-citys-toure-out-of-action-for-two-weeks/ Tiger Brady hungry for cup final action Ireland international Robbie Brady is targeting a return to action before the end of the season, with Hull's FA Cup final with Arsenal a motivating factor. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609059-brady/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609059-brady/ Given promoted to Aston Villa coaching staff Aston Villa have confirmed that former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been temporarily promoted to assist manager Paul Lambert and his first-team coaching staff. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:09:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609049-given-promoted-to-aston-villa-coaching-staff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609049-given-promoted-to-aston-villa-coaching-staff/ Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a hamstring injury. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:51:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609058-ronaldo-to-miss-copa-del-rey-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609058-ronaldo-to-miss-copa-del-rey-final/ SSE Airtricity League team of the week It's been another busy week in the SSE Airtricity League with some high-scoring games, see who made the cut in our team of the week. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:41:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609011-sse-airtricity-league-team-of-the-week/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609011-sse-airtricity-league-team-of-the-week/