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8 October 2016

Lafferty fires brace in Northern Ireland win

NORTHERN Ireland picked up their first win of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday, with two City players featuring in their 4-0 victory over San Marino.

Goalkeeper Michael McGovern played the full match while Kyle Lafferty scored twice after being introduced as a second half substitute in their Group C meeting at Windsor Park.

Michael O'Neill's side were labouring to victory against their ten-man visitors, with Steven Davis' penalty the sole difference between the two teams before Jamie Ward and Lafferty (2) struck inside the final eleven minutes.

In Group F, Scotland needed a late James McArthur equaliser to earn a point on home soil against Lithuania. Our own Russell Martin took on the captain's armband after Darren Fletcher was withdrawn at half-time.

Martin completed the 90 minutes, but it took McArthur's 89th-minute goal to bring the Scots level following Fiodor Cernych's strike.

Earlier in the day Alex Tettey was an unused substitute for Norway, who suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Azerbaijan in Baku.

To see which Norwich City players are playing where during the international break, click HERE.

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