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Northern Ireland keep qualification dream on track with big win against Norway

Jamie Ward and Conor Washington got the goals in Windsor Park this evening.

Ward: opened the scoring after just 87 seconds.
Ward: opened the scoring after just 87 seconds.
Image: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway

FIRST-HALF GOALS from Jamie Ward and Conor Washington helped Northern Ireland to a 2-0 win over Norway in Windsor Park this evening.

Michael O’Neill’s side remain second in Group C, five points behind leaders Germany who extended their 100% record on Sunday with a 4-1 win against Azerbaijan.

Nottingham Forest’s Ward opened the scoring after just 87 seconds before Washington doubled the hosts’ advantage in the 33rd minute, keeping a cool head to slot the ball through Rune Jarstein’s legs.

Norway did have their chances, not least when Havard Nordtveit’s free kick drew a fine save from Michael McGovern.

But Lars Lagerback’s first match in charge was to end in defeat, leaving Norway stranded in second last place, seven points behind Northern Ireland.

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