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Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary: player ratings

Northern Ireland have drawn 1-1 with Hungary in their Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match.

Player ratings

MICHAEL McGOVERN: Retained ahead of Roy Carroll and almost cost his side dearly with a dreadful handling error that led to the goal. Four out of 10.

CONOR McLAUGHLIN: Started with his usual solidity on the right and tested the water going forward when he settled into the game. 6

CHRIS BRUNT: Charged with marking dangerman Dzsudzsak, the West Brom man shaped up well at left-back and attacked the space in front when it opened up. 6

JONNY EVANS: Not a night for elegant sorties up the pitch, Evans kept it simple and did the chasing job when balls went over the top. 6

GARETH McAULEY: Another controlled performance from the veteran centre-half. Kept touch-tight to Adam Szalai and won his headers. 7

CHRIS BAIRD: Very impressive anchor work at the base of midfield until he was sent off in a frenetic conclusion for two fouls in a matter of seconds. 6

OLIVER NORWOOD: Drew a tumbling save with a swirling 30-yard free-kick and his set-piece delivery kept Hungary on their toes throughout. 7

STEVEN DAVIS: Bags of energy from the skipper, as is standard. Covered acres of ground and delivered the corner that led to the equaliser. 7

CORRY EVANS: Recalled to add discipline on the right flank and turned in a low-key display before making way for McGinn. 5

STUART DALLAS: The liveliest attacking presence on the park in the first half, running with and without the ball to pose questions. Faded before being replaced. 7

KYLE LAFFERTY: A quiet night for Northern Ireland's leading light until the depths of injury-time where his poacher's instinct took over and he smashed his seventh of the campaign from point-blank range. 7

Substitutes:

NIALL McGINN (for C Evans, 56mins): Appears to be a more effective substitute than a starter. His smart shot led to Lafferty's equalising chance. 7

JOSH MAGENNIS (for Norwood, 75): Added as a second striker as Northern Ireland hunted an equaliser and made his presence felt. 6

SHANE FERGUSON (for Dallas, 83): On the pitch at the end but scarcely involved. 5

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