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Northern Ireland player ratings as Bailey Peacock-Farrell shines in Euro 2020 qualifying defeat Germany

Northern Ireland's Bailey Peacock-Farrell was on top form against Germany.
Northern Ireland's Bailey Peacock-Farrell was on top form against Germany.

Ratings by Ian Cahoon

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell was the star man as Germany edged a nervy win at Windsor Park.

Here's a look at how the home players rated in what was a proud performance during the 2-0 defeat:

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 9: Looked assured from the off and produced a number of crucial saves throughout the match, but could do little about either goal.

Stuart Dallas 8: A lung-busting performance at full-back, as he managed to join in the attack with a number of crosses from the right.

Jonny Evans 8: A typically assured performance and helped to ensure it was a quiet night from German talisman and RB Leipzig frontman Timo Werner.

Craig Cathcart 8: Dealt fantastically well with the movement of the German frontmen as he continues to form a solid partnership with Jonny Evans.

Jamal Lewis 8: Asked to defend more than we would normally see. Dealt well with Serge Gnabry, who began on the German right flank.

Corry Evans 8: Got through an incredible amount of work as he helped to screen the back four all evening. Linked up well with others the midfield engine room.

Paddy McNair 8: Took responsibility for the majority of set pieces on the night. Booked in the first half, but wasn’t curtailed by it.

Steven Davis 8: Immaculate in possession as ever and continued to look for probing passes which would get us in behind the visitors’ backline.

Niall McGinn 7: Looked lively in the first half, but was unable to match that in the second period before being replaced by Gavin Whyte.

George Saville 7: A solid performance and his commitment was typified by throwing his body in the way of a shot midway through the first half.

Conor Washington 7: Worked tirelessly across the front line all night and was always looking for the ball, but could well have had a first half brace.

Substitutes

Gavin Whyte (for McGinn, 59 mins) 7: Brought on to give energy and did just that straight away 7

Josh Magennis (for Saville, 70 mins) 6: Added physicality but unable to threaten an equaliser. 6

Shayne Lavery (for Washington, 83 mins) 6: Very limited touches in his short time on the pitch 6

Unused subs: Michael McGovern, Trevor Carson, Conor McLaughlin, Tom Flanagan, Kyle Lafferty, Shane Ferguson, Liam Boyce, Jordan Thompson, Liam Donnelly.

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