Danny Graham scored his first goal for Sunderland as his side picked up a priceless three points away at Everton. Photograph: Getty

Everton 0 Sunderland 2Sunderland striker Danny Graham’s first goal for the club may have been a fluke but its significance could not be under-estimate(...)

Mark Farren in action for Derry City has been battling cancer. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might feel more than a little dysfunctional at times but the Irish “football family” managed a rare moment of clarity over the past week with stran(...)

Gareth Bale has said he wants to stay at Real Madrid long-term. Photograph: Reuters

Gareth Bale has no desire to leave Real Madrid and is confident the Spanish club view him as an integral part of their long-term future, making any ho(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photo:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Everton 3 Manchester United 0The Grim Reaper did not appear beside the visitors’ bench as he did for David Moyes’s final game as Manchester United man(...)

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa celebrates his goal against Swansea. Photo: Ryan Browne/PA Wire

Premier League round-up: Leonardo Ulloa grabbed his first Premier League goal since St Stephen’s Day Day as Leicester climbed off the bottom of the ta(...)

Jonjo Shelvey’s penalty gave Swansea City a share of the spoils against Everton at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: PA

Swansea City 1 Everton 1Swansea equalled their best-ever Premier League points haul as they fought back to stop Everton’s winning run in a feisty 1-1 (...)

Polish fans set off flares before the Group D qualifier against the Republic of Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Both the Republic of Ireland and Poland face Uefa charges arising out of Sunday night’s Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.Martin O’Neil(...)

Lukasz Fabianski saves a header from Robbie Keane. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

First, just a quick thanks to rugby for the half decent job it did of filling the international telly gap between November and last night, but, at las(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder  Wes Hoolahan holds off the challenge of Poland’s  Tomasz Jodlowiec during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 1 Poland 1: Player ratings16 Shay Given 6/10Nothing to do really. Peszko’s goal was a curling, left footed strike.Encouraging to see him start(...)