Burnley’s Ashley Barnes shows his dejection after a missed chance against Cardiff City, during the Sky Bet Championship match at Turf Moor. Photograph: PA

Burnley’s lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship was cut to a solitary point after they drew a blank in a goalless draw with Cardiff at Turf Moor(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley (centre) concedes a penalty by fowling Wales’ Simon Church in the area. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

In many respects it was one of those international friendlies that confirmed what most people already suspected. While Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ire(...)

Kyle Lafferty in action for Northern Ireland in a friendly against Latvia at Windsor Park last November. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Since Norwich City last won a match they have played 10, lost nine and not scored in six of them. Something’s not right. Meanwhile, every morning Kyle(...)

Volodymyr Onyshchenko, assistant coach of Ukraine, Adam Nawalka, manager of Poland, Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill  and Joachim Löw  pose for photographs during the Euro 2016 draw at  Palais des Congres in Paris. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manager Michael O’Neill insisted Northern Ireland would be fearless in France after being drawn against world champions Germany at Euro 2016. They wi(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis, who currently plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

European Championships Qualifier Group F Northern Ireland v Greece Windsor Park, 7.45pm Live on Sky Sports 5 Northern Ireland again on the brink. It’(...)

 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(...)

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty shoots to score their late equaliser past Hungary’s goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly during the Euro 2016 qualifying Group F matchat Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland 1 Hungary 1 They may well have heard the noise on the Cave Hill. You can see it now that the Kop at Windsor Park is no more. But its (...)

Kyle Lafferty: “I had to grow up sometime. The team and the country needs the Kyle Lafferty with the head screwed on”. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

Two years ago this week Steven Davis was part of a Northern Ireland side that lost 3-2 to Luxembourg on the way to finishing fifth in their World Cup (...)