We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 20:04 | 24/7/16

West Ham fear Cresswell lay-off

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell could be sidelined for up to six months with the knee injury he suffered in the Hammers' 3-0 pre-season victory over Karlsruher on Saturday.

The 26-year-old left-back, who has missed just one Premier League match during the past two seasons, suffered the injury in a challenge with Karlsruher midfielder Grischa Promel.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold confirmed a story on the website "Claret and Hugh" that Cresswell could be sidelined for between one and six months.

"CandH sources are accurate and we are apprehensive but it doesn't look minor. We await the scans in the next day or so. Good luck Aaron. DG," Gold wrote on his official Twitter account.

Hammers' defender Winston Reid says the friendly victory over the German 2 Bundeliga side was a good work-out ahead of the Europa League third qualifying round tie against Slovenian side NK Domzale at the Stozice Stadium on Thursday.

"It was a really good performance on Saturday," he said. "We knew we needed and we wanted to win a game, so it was nice to get one under our belts.

"It was a competitive match and a match we needed going into Europe this week. Conditions were really hot, so it was a good test for everyone.

"We made good use of the ball and when we didn’t have it we tried to save our energy and wait for the moments when we could press the opposition.

"All in all, we scored three good goals and it was a good match."

Vardy: Caretaker boss' instructions led to goals against Liverpool

08:15 | Today

Caretaker Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare told Jamie Vardy to press higher up the pitch, which led to his two goals against Liverpool, the striker revealed pos...

Leicester return to winning ways without Ranieri

08:37 | Today

Leicester City defeated Liverpool 3-1 at King Power Stadium to start the post-Claudio Ranieri reign with a victory.

Van Dijk committed to Saints

11:33 | Today

Southampton are determined to retain their core team and are confident Virgil Van Dijk is committed to the club, chairman Ralph Krueger has said.

Klopp: It was not good enough

08:38 | Today

Jurgen Klopp gave a frank assessment of his side's performance in the 3-1 defeat to Leicester, claiming his players were not good enough in the beginning, middl...

Valcke to appeal 10-year ban

14:14 | Today

Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has appealed against his ten-year ban from all football-related activity.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.