Leigh Griffiths scores Celtic’s opening goal in the Scottish Premiership match against Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Celtic 3 Aberdeen 1 Leigh Griffiths helped himself to a double as Celtic went seven points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership 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 (...)

Aberdeen’s Paul Quinn celebrates his late winner against Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. Photo: Graham Stuart/Reuters

Aberdeen 2 (Rooney 57', Quinn 86') Celtic 1 (Griffiths 35') Paul Quinn’s dramatic late winner against Celtic at Pittodrie set a club record for(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Celtic’s Scott Brown celebrates scoring the winning goal against Aberdeen at Pittodrie yesterday. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Reuters

Celtic underlined their status as Scottish Premiership champions with their fourth win of the season over nearest challengers Aberdeen.The Hoops were (...)

 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(...)

Celtic’s Jason Denayer scores his side’s opening goal during the Scottish Premiership match against Aberdeen  at Celtic Park. Photograph:   Jeff Holmes/PA

Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0The narrative of this match will reveal as much about the end of Aberdeen’s tilt at the title as confirmation in all but name that (...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been under pressure due to recent bad results. Photograph: Getty

One-nil: it was a scoreline weighing heavily on Roberto Martinez as he stood on the Goodison Park touchline on Tuesday night. And no wonder. One-nil t(...)

Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Romania 2 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their(...)