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International review: Drama for Northern Ireland and Scotland

10 June 2017

LATE drama was the order of the day in Saturday's international fixtures, with Northern Ireland and Scotland both involved in dramatic endings.

The former looked set to be held to a point away in Azerbaijan, only for Stuart Dallas to strike in the final minutes and secure a 1-0 victory.

Canaries goalkeeper Michael McGovern played the full match, keeping a clean sheet to help Michael O'Neill's men to a vital three points.

That ending was arguably topped at Hampden Park, where a trio of late goals saw Scotland play out a thrilling 2-2 draw with England.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave England the lead on 70 minutes, only for a brace of late Leigh Griffiths free-kicks to have seemingly given Scotland a remarkable comeback win.

They were to be denied in injury-time, however, with former Norwich loanee Harry Kane grabbing a last-gasp equaliser amid a pulsating finish.

City's Russell Martin and Steven Naismith were both unused substitutes for the hosts.


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