Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their first goal wih Marcos Rojo. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester United 2 West Brom 0 Jesse Lingard gave the home support inside Old Trafford something to cheer as he helped Manchester United to a 2-0 vic(...)

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis celebrates after his side’s one-all draw with Finland last night propelled them to the top of their European Championship group. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

The job was already done but Northern Ireland ended a magnificent qualifying campaign with one final feat by winning their group courtesy of a point (...)

Victory over Greece sent Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland to their first major tournament since 1986. Photograph: Getty

Even Michael O’Neill said it was “special”. He said it twice, in fact three times. There is a brilliant realism to the Northern Ireland manager but ev(...)

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion will not play in Northern Ireland’s next qualifier game. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss the Group F leaders’ Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Greece on Thursday through injury, British media r(...)

 Yannick Bolasie broke the deadlock for Crystal Palace setting up their 2-0 win over West Brom at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Afp

Crystal Palace 2 West Bromwich Albion 0 Yannick Bolasie’s first goal at Selhurst Park in over two-and-a-half years set Crystal Palace on their (...)

 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(...)

Norwich fans celebrate the second goal scored by Wes Hoolahan during their Barclays Premier League match against Bournemouth at Carrow Road. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Norwich 3 Bournemouth 1 A fine performance from Wesley Hoolahan inspired Norwich to a comfortable first home win of the season at the expense o(...)

Brugge manager Michel Preud’homme: “To get a miracle, you need to be perfect and you need the other to not play at his best potential. We have a lot of players out, too.” Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has left Real Madrid target David de Gea out of his squad for the second leg of Manchester United’s Champions League play-off against C(...)

Everton continue to insist that James McCarthy is not for sale to Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has moved quickly to quash rumours in the British media suggesting his club were poised to sign Manchester United cen(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty after failing to score agaings   Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu at Windsor Park on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Michael O’Neill believes Northern Ireland’s next two matches will determine their Euro 2016 fate. Northern Ireland have not qualified for a major tour(...)