Chris Brunt: the West Brom midfielder was one of a handful of senior men who missed Wednesday’s friendly defeat against Scotland but is set to return to the side with vital points at stake this weekend. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Chris Brunt hopes Sunday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland can be the first in a series of Windsor wonders for Northern Ireland. The West (...)

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City.McAuley was a v(...)

Manchester City’s  Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring the opening goal. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City 3 WBA 0 Referee Neil Swarbrick took the gloss off Manchester City’s return to winning ways as the Premier League suffered yet a(...)

Brown Ideye’s West Brom turnaround continued as the Baggies routed West Ham 4-0 at the Hawthorns. (Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire)

West Bromwich Albion 4 West Ham United 0Reinvigorated striker Brown Ideye inspired West Brom to a 4-0 FA Cup romp against West Ham as the Baggies reac(...)

 Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal in the  Premier League game against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Premier League round-up: Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Premier League.The Irons, who had started the day(...)

Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Romania 2 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their(...)

F Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.The dec(...)

  Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. Photograph: William Cherry / Presseye / Inpho

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is not getting carried away by the prospect of making history in Greece, but is quietly confident his side ca(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty scores the winning goal for his side in their   Uefa Euro 2016 Group F qualifier at Albert Florian Stadium in Budapest. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA

Hungary 1 Northern Ireland 2 Kyle Lafferty and Niall McGinn were the scorers as Northern Ireland marked the ninth anniversary of their famous victory (...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates the first goal of his hat-trick in the international friendly against  South Africa during their international friendly at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Friendly internationals round-up: Neymar scored a hat-trick as (...)