Lafferty bags crucial late goal for NIKYLE Lafferty's stoppage-time equaliser kept up his fine form for Northern Ireland, who rescued a vital point thanks to a 1-1 draw with Hungary in Belfast.
Chris Baird's dismissal heightened their task after Richard Guzmics' opener, but Canaries frontman Lafferty struck late on to maintain their push towards qualification for next year's European Championship.
Michael O'Neill's side are top of Group F, a single point clear of Romania with two fixtures remaining.
Republic of Ireland are third in Group D after Jonathan Walters' second-half tap-in secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Georgia in Dublin.
City pair Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady started at the Aviva Stadium, with Hoolahan withdrawn on the 75-minute mark.
Scotland's hopes of qualification took another hit as Germany pocketed the three points from an entertaining contest at Hampden Park.
Norwich captain Russell Martin played the full game but couldn't prevent his side losing 3-2 in Glasgow, despite Gordan Strachan's men twice pegging the world champions back. Steven Whittaker was an unused substitute.
Young winger Nathan Redmond was once again involved with England's Under-21s as they kicked off their 2017 European Championship qualifying campaign by beating Norway.
Southampton's James Ward-Prowse scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time, with Redmond completing 90 minutes at the Marienlyst Stadium in Drammen.