Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Northern Ireland player ratings v Russia

Roy Carroll
Roy Carroll - 8
Made smart decision to race off line early on to stop Dzagoev's progress and was also clever enough to release the ball before sliding over the 18-yard line. Didn't have a lot else to do
Aaron Hughes
Aaron Hughes - 8
His long ball down the right wing began the move for Martin Paterson's goal and as usual he was unfussy in defence. His experience was vital in keeping the defence tight
Corry Evans
Best of the bench: Corry Evans (for McGinn, 81 mins) - 6
Sent on to keep things tight in midfield and did exactly that. Will be hoping to nail down starting slot in future

We look at how each Northern Ireland player performed in the team's landmark victory against Russia at Windsor Park.

 

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