Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
Substitute Josh Magennis was the hero as Northern Ireland left it late to beat a stubborn Belarus at Windsor Park.
Jonny Evans had given the hosts a first-half lead but Belarus hit back quickly, Igor Stasevich bagging the leveller.
As Northern Ireland dominated, it took Magennis to pop up with his fifth international goal on 87 minutes to make it two wins from two and leave Northern Ireland top of Group C.
INSTINCTIVE! @NorthernIreland find the goal 💪— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 24, 2019
Magennis operates as the target man - brings it in well, dishes the ball to a teammate and then gets into the danger zone to turn the ball home. Brilliant! â½ pic.twitter.com/ux1ejodSAG
Evans' third goal for Northern Ireland opened the scores as the centre-back headed in unmarked from close range. It was a short corner that allowed Niall McGinn to cross to the near post, where Steven Davis flicked it on to the awaiting Evans.
It was a lead that the hosts' deserved for another dominant opening half hour but three minutes later, Belarus were level in fortunate fashion. Igor Stasevich unleashed an effort from long range, in hope rather than expectation but when it deflected wickedly off Stuart Dallas, there was nothing Bailey Peacock-Farrell could do to stop it looping into the top corner.
The closest Northern Ireland came to beating Andrei Kilmovich for a second time before the break was when George Saville stole in at the near post to rifle an effort straight at the goalkeeper.
Thursday's man of the match Jordon Jones came into his own during the second period and caused the defence plenty of problems from the left flank but the most dangerous cross came from full-back Jamal Lewis, whose viciously whipped ball just evaded Kyle Lafferty as the striker looked to beat the goalkeeper to the punch.
Just as it looked like it could be a frustrating night for Michael O'Neill's men, the manager pulled it out of the bag by bringing on Magennis, who smashed home Paddy McNair's low cross to snatch the win. Magennis contributed in the build-up, taking down Criag Cathcart's long ball and finding Stuart Dallas for the full-back to play McNair in on the overlap.
The three points, however, were only sealed in the last minute of injury-time when goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved from point-blank range to deny Pavel Nekhaychik.
Elsewhere in the group, the Germany beat the Netherlands 3-2, leaving Northern Ireland three points clear of both teams at the top of the table of their back-to-back home wins over Estonia and Belarus.
Here's the game as it happened: