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The soon to be opened George Best hotel on Belfast’s Donegall Square

Only the Best memorabilia will be on display in a soon to be opened Belfast hotel named in honour of the city’s most famous son and one of the most ta(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal in  the Club World Cup final against  Gremio in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Co(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at one stage became the bookies’ favourite to take the Everton job. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be interesting to know whether the sort of press release that sparked a wave of articles over the weekend really drums up much by way of busi(...)

 Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates after  Ben Mee of Burnley scored a own goal during the Premier League match  at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 3 Burnley 1 Ross Barkley inevitably was the centre of attention as he inspired Everton to an eighth successive Premier League home win with a(...)

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the winning goal in their Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Everton 2 West Ham 3 Dimitri Payet’s winner seconds before the end of normal time kept alive the dreams of Champions League-chasing West Ham agains(...)

Jimmy Dunne (far left) playing a round of golf with his Arsenal team-mate Peter Dougall (second from left) at Mannings Heath in February 1934, two years after his record goal run. Photograph: JA Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Sheffield, Wednesday afternoon. Up Shoreham Street, on to Cherry Street and here lies Bramall Lane. This has been home to Sheffield United since 1889 (...)

A message to congratulate Jamie Vardy  on the new Premier League record of scoring 11 consecutive games is displayed at the King Power Stadium: the Leicester striker’s 14 goals are 73 per cent of the average Premier League team’s 19 so far this  season. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

To much acclaim, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has claimed the English Premier League record for goals scored in consecutive games. It is good, then, t(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their sixth goal during the League Cup fourth round 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in October 2012. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year histor(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku  scores the winner at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Everton 1 West Ham 0 Substitute Romelu Lukaku marked his return from a month on the sidelines through injury with a la(...)

An emotional Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal receives the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 trophy at the Kongresshalle  in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has banged his head against the brick wall for four years; now the brick wall has given way. Ronaldo was apparently doomed to be for(...)