Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photo:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Everton 3 Manchester United 0The Grim Reaper did not appear beside the visitors’ bench as he did for David Moyes’s final game as Manchester United man(...)

James McCarthy was forced to undergo surgery at the end of last season to repair a damaged groin muscle. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the best thing about James McCarthy’s season so far is not feeding himself painkillers and reaching for another anti-inflammatory, then things can (...)

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa celebrates his goal against Swansea. Photo: Ryan Browne/PA Wire

Premier League round-up: Leonardo Ulloa grabbed his first Premier League goal since St Stephen’s Day Day as Leicester climbed off the bottom of the ta(...)

Jonjo Shelvey’s penalty gave Swansea City a share of the spoils against Everton at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: PA

Swansea City 1 Everton 1Swansea equalled their best-ever Premier League points haul as they fought back to stop Everton’s winning run in a feisty 1-1 (...)

Ross Barkley of Everton applauds the fans as he is substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park. Photo: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton 1 Southampton 0Everton captain Phil Jagielka’s solitary goal cut through the mediocrity on an afternoon when both the Toffees and Southampton (...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte may be missing from the sideline for  Sunday’s crucial league fixture against All-Ireland champions Kerry. Photograpgh: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte may be missing from the sideline during Sunday’s crucial league fixture against All-Ireland champions Kerry. The long-serv(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has defended James McCarthy after he was labelled ‘a terrible flop’ by Eamonn Dunphy. Photograph: Reuters

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has hit back at Liam Brady and Eamon Dunphy following their criticism of midfielder James McCarthy.Dunphy labeled the 24(...)

An animated Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, during Sunday’s European Championship 2016 Qualifier against Poland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Martin O’Neill says he will wait to see how many of his players are involved in English Championship play-offs before finalising his preparations for(...)

Martin O’Neill had a feel for the occasion by fielding an attacking line-up, just like Ireland always should do at home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA 3:20

The resilience shown by the Republic of Ireland players is important.Shane Long’s goal keeps this tough qualification campaign on track but victory ag(...)