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Rachel Furness and Northern Ireland's very own mentality monsters proved their prowess on biggest night with Women's Euro 2022 play-off on the line

Gareth Hanna


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Rachel Furness scored the only goal of the game in Belarus last month and again came up with a goods at Seaview.

Rachel Furness scored the only goal of the game in Belarus last month and again came up with a goods at Seaview.

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Press Eye - Belfast, Northern Ireland - 27th November 2020 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Northern Ireland's goal hero Kirsty McGuinness celebrates at the final whistle after defeating Belarus during Friday nights Women's Euro 2021 Qualifier at Seaview, Belfast.    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast, Northern Ireland - 27th November 2020 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Northern Ireland's goal hero Kirsty McGuinness celebrates at the final whistle after defeating Belarus during Friday nights Women's Euro 2021 Qualifier at Seaview, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

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Jackie Burns, Kenny Shiels and Sarah McFadden celebrate at the final whistle on Friday evening.

Jackie Burns, Kenny Shiels and Sarah McFadden celebrate at the final whistle on Friday evening.

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Press Eye - Belfast, Northern Ireland - 27th November 2020 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Northern Ireland's Lauren Wade, Sarah McFadden and Julie Nelson celebrate at the final whistle after defeating Belarus during Friday nights Women's Euro 2021 Qualifier at Seaview, Belfast.    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast, Northern Ireland - 27th November 2020 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Northern Ireland's Lauren Wade, Sarah McFadden and Julie Nelson celebrate at the final whistle after defeating Belarus during Friday nights Women's Euro 2021 Qualifier at Seaview, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

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Northern Ireland celebrate their victory over Belarus.

Northern Ireland celebrate their victory over Belarus.

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Rachel Furness scored the only goal of the game in Belarus last month and again came up with a goods at Seaview.

Before kick-off on what was the biggest night in Northern Ireland women's footballing history, the team gathered arm in arm.

Liverpool star Rachel Furness could be seen rallying her troops before the battle - leading the huddle with some final, impassioned instructions.

As soon as the first whistle blew, they flew at their unwitting opposition.


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