Jamie Ward’s return bolsters Northern Ireland’s attacking options.

Jamie Ward has been recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for their decisive Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland. A hamstring injury kept(...)

 Kyle Lafferty scores Northern Ireland’s first goal in their 2-1 win over Finland which leaves them second in Group F. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1They were handing out leaflets mentioning sin and Satan on Olympia Drive adjacent to Windsor Park on Sunday, but inside th(...)

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 (...)

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’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2Northern Ireland’s dreams of a first European Championship appearance are one step closer to reality after goals from Jamie(...)

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 (...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Bobby Zamora fires home the winning goal despite the challenge of Derby County skipper Richard Keogh during the   Championship play-off final at Wembley.  Photograph: John Walton/PA

QPR 1 Derby County 0: Bobby Zamora struck a dramatic last-minute winner to sink Derby and fire QPR back into the Premier League.The 33-year-old, on as(...)

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku breaks free of the Croatia defence to score his second goal in the World Cup qualifier in Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

World Cup qualifiers round-up: Two goals from Everton striker Romelu Lukaku fired Belgium into next year’s World Cup finals as their golden generation(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)