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Victory would top win over England - Healy

By Steven Beacom

The man responsible for one of the most celebrated moments in Northern Ireland history has insisted that a win for Michael O'Neill's men at Windsor Park tonight would even overshadow his winning goal against England exactly 10 years ago.

David Healy sent the country into sporting heaven when he shot England to defeat on September 7, 2005 in a World Cup qualifier, but believes there will be an even bigger party should the current side emerge victorious at home to Hungary and qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.

Healy said: "If Northern Ireland beat Hungary and qualify for Euro 2016 as a result it will top us defeating England a decade ago.

"It would be a fabulous achievement and I really hope the boys can do it.

"The atmosphere when we beat England was incredible and I'm sure it will be just as electric this time with a huge prize at stake. I am sure Windsor will be rocking."

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