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Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness celebrate Northern Ireland's record-breaking Slovenia win

By Jonny Bell

Published 29/03/2016

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates Oliver Norwood and Jonathan Evans during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PA
Northern Ireland's Conor Washington (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates Oliver Norwood and Jonathan Evans during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PA
Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis has a shot on goal ahead of Slovenia's Samardzic Miral during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 28: Roy Carroll of Northern Ireland saves a penalty from Novakovic Milivoje of Slovenia during the international friendly between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at Windsor Park on March 28, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Conor Washington (left) and Slovenia's Cesar Bostjan (2nd from left) attempt to separate Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward and Slovenia's Samardzic Miral during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Conor Washington celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland fans during the 14th minute stand up and applaud in respect of Johan Cruyff who died recently during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland fans observe a minutes silent in respect to Sean McGrotty, 49, his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, 8, his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels, 59, and Ms Daniels' daughter Jodie Lee Daniels, who was 14 who died in Buncrana, Co. Donegal before an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PA
Northern Ireland fans during the 14th minute stand up and applaud in respect of Johan Cruyff who died recently during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.
Stephen Davis leads out Northern Ireland before an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Conor Washington (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 28: Conor Washington (L) of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring during the international friendly between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at Windsor Park on March 28, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Stephen Davis (left) reacts to a challenge from Slovenia's Jokic Bojan during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PA
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 28: Jamie Ward (R) of Northern Ireland and Krhin Rene (L) of Slovenia during the international friendly between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at Windsor Park on March 28, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 28: Jamie Ward (L) of Northern Ireland and Krhin Rene (R) of Slovenia during the international friendly between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at Windsor Park on March 28, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's defender Paddy McNair (R) vies with Slovenia's midfielder Benjamin Verbic during the international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast on March 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Northern Ireland's defender Paddy McNair (R) vies with Slovenia's midfielder Benjamin Verbic during the international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and Slovenia at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast on March 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Northern Ireland's Stephen Davis (left) and Jonathan Evans (right) and Slovenia's Ilicic Josip (centre) battle for the ball during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland fans in the stands show their support during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood (left) and Slovenia's Ilicic Josip battle for the ball during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Patrick McNair (left) jumps to head the ball during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland players line up with mascots to sing their country's national Anthem prior to kick off during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill stands at the touchline during an International Friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 28, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's dressing room which they will use for the first time before Monday night's International Friendly against Slovenia at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry / Press Eye
Northern Ireland players during Sundays training session ahead of Monday nights International Friendly against Slovenia. Photo by William Cherry Press Eye
Northern Ireland's dressing room which they will use for the first time before Monday night's International Friendly against Slovenia at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry / Press Eye
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Sundays training session at Windsor Park ahead of Monday nights International Friendly against Slovenia. Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Sundays training session at Windsor Park ahead of Monday nights International Friendly against Slovenia. Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis with Kyle Lafferty during Sundays training session at the National Stadium ahead of Monday nights International Friendly against Slovenia. Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Sundays training session at Windsor Park ahead of Monday nights International Friendly against Slovenia. Photo by William Cherry

First Ministers Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness have celebrated Northern Ireland's fantastic record-breaking win against Slovenia.

Michael O'Neill's men won 1-0 at Windsor Park to secure a record 10 game unbeaten run.

A brilliant first half strike from Conor Washington and a superb Roy Carroll penalty save helped put the fans in good spirits as preparations for the European Finals step up a gear.

Arlene Foster attended the game and even tweeted that she was looking forward to the "bouncy" ahead of kick-off.

"Great match and great fans," she tweeted.

Martin McGuinness singled out Washington and Carroll for their performances on the night.

"Looking forward to another O'Neill win tonight," he tweeted.

Ex-Northern Ireland international Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland side take on Slovakia on Tuesday night in the Aviva.



 

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