Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans appeared to pull up before being replaced at half-time in Wednesday night’s defeat to Norway. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough focused on the positives for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final against Slovakia after another f(...)

Chelsea’s Willian celebrates with teammate Gary Cahill after scoring against Crystal Palace during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Will Oliver/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea clung on to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge which will do little to boost the Blues’ fragile conf(...)

Manchester City failed in a deadline-day transfer raid for Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s club-record move to Arsenal was the headline deal on a frantic deadline day that saw Manchester City accept defeat in thei(...)

Republic of Ireland Under 21 manager Noel King. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Norway 0 The Republic of Ireland completed 2015 with a stalemate against a powerful Norway side at the Waterford RSC last night(...)