14 Aug '13, 8pm

N Ireland seal famous victory

N Ireland seal famous victory

Martin Paterson: Celebrates scoring the only goal at Windsor Park Northern Ireland enjoyed one of the most famous nights in their history by defeating Russia 1-0 in their rearranged Group E World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park. Michael Paterson's 43rd-minute header sent the home crowd into raptures and was enough to give Michael O'Neill his first win as Northern Ireland boss. O'Neill's men more than held their own in Belfast and could have been in front when Jamie Ward's ferocious strike cannoned back off the post in the first half. But only minutes later, Naill McGinn's pinpoint cross was expertly headed in by Paterson to end a 12-game winless streak. Russia boss Fabio Capello had caused controversy in the run-up to the match, stating "it's only Northern Ireland", but the Italian coach will be regretting those comments after this surprise result. The men in green worked ti...

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