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Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill: “Irish rugby is so strong, producing players of a world level. It’s very difficult to then say ‘here’s a wee lad playing for Crusaders, watch him’.” Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In a quiet corner of an Edinburgh café, Michael O’Neill has a list of names in front of him. It is a short list. It features players born in Ireland w(...)

Northern Ireland’s Paul Smyth celebrates scoring his side’s second goal  during the international friendly match against South Korea at Windsor Park. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 2 South Korea 1 Debutant Paul Smyth needed just four minutes to deliver on Michael O’Neill’s assertion that “the future starts today(...)

David Unsworth saw his Everton side concede four at St Mary’s. Photograph: Glym Kirk/AFP

Southampton 4 Everton 1 Everton crumbled to pieces for the second time in four days as their disastrous season continued with a chastening defeat at (...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill: “I see an assurance in the players and a self-belief that has grown over a period of three to four years.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael O’Neill has prepared another motivational video for Northern Ireland’s World Cup play-off, but believes painful memories of how international (...)

Glenn Murray leaps to head Brighton level against Southampton. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Southampton 1 This evenly matched contest in which the visitors took an early lead only to be pulled back in the second (...)

Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League match at St Mary’s, Southampton. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

As Mauricio Pellegrino allowed himself a sigh of relief at the full-time whistle, his embrace with his former mentor Rafael Benítez said it all. A har(...)

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster saves a shot from Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. Photograph: Getty Images

Crystal Palace 0 Southampton 1 Roy Hodgson’s first game as Crystal Palace manager ended in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton as they set two unwanted recor(...)

Michael O’Neill’s decision to switch Josh Magennis to the centre paid off with two goals against San Marino last Friday. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

In October of last year Sami Khedira made it 2-0 to Germany against Northern Ireland in the 17th minute in Hanover. The significance of the goal at th(...)

Josh Magennis scored a brace as Northern Ireland won 3-0 in San Marino. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho

Northern Ireland need just one point to secure second place in their World Cup qualifying group, and a likely play-off spot, and Michael O’Neill insis(...)

A brace from Josh Magennis helped Northern Ireland past San Marino. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3 Northern Ireland are on the brink of securing second place in their World Cup qualifying group after beating San Mari(...)

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