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(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty gets his shot away despite the challenge of Finland’s Paulus Arajuuri during the Group F game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty paid tribute to the team’s effort after he starred in a 2-1 win over Finland.Laffer(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he did not intend to humiliate Radamel Falcao by dropping to  the  under-21 side. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal insists he did not intend to humiliate Radamel Falcao by dropping him to Manchester United’s under-21 side.Twenty-four hours after fail(...)

A good reason to get shirtyYesterday, as you no doubt know, was International Women’s Day, and Indonesian company Salvo Sports Apparel spent a good ch(...)

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse have been banned for six and seven matches respectively for spitting at each other. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven matches and six matches respectively for spitting, the Fo(...)

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has pleaded not guilty to spitting at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and will have his case heard on Friday nig(...)

Manchester United player Jonny Evans (r) looks on as Papiss Cisse of Newcastle appears to spit during the Premier League match at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United’s Jonny Evans and faces a possible seven-match ban(...)

 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)