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Watch: David Healy fires Northern Ireland to victory over England 13 years ago today

It is 13 years to the day since David Healy sealed a stunning win for Northern Ireland against England.

Healy's goal, fired home from a Steve Davis' pass after 73 minutes, gave Lawrie Sanchez's side their first victory against England since 1972.

It was the most iconic moment of the record goal-scorer's Northern Ireland career, and one that brought on pandemonium in the stands, for Northern Ireland fans who had been starved of highlights in the seasons before.

The team hadn't qualified for a major finals since 1986 and under Sammy McIlroy, had gone three years without a win and 1,298 minutes without a goal. That was ended in Sanchez' first game in charge when Healy scored against Norway in February 2004.

After his header from a Keith Gillespie cross hit the net, the fans chanted 'bring on the England' but even the GAWA couldn't really have believed they would actually overturn their near neighbours just 19 months later.

Over to you, David:

It was a victory against the odds, an NI side including the likes of Plymouth full-back Tony Capaldi and Peterbrough United forward James Quinn saw off Sven Goran Eriksen's 'Golden Generation' of Beckham, Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard and the rest.

It capped a nightmare England display, in which a Wayne Rooney picked up a yellow card and David Beckham came closest for England, hitting the bar with a free-kick.

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Northern Ireland 's David Healy scores the goal which beat England in the World Cup Qualifier against England at Belfast's Windsor Park.

England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's growing band of critics were provided with an almost limitless supply of ammunition by an abject performance.

The first 45 minutes was sheer frustration for England against a dogged Northern Ireland side - illustrated perfectly by the sight of Rooney losing his cool completely in the closing stages of the half.

He was deservedly booked, and could have been sent off, for raising his arm in a challenge on Keith Gillespie.

Rooney looked out of control as he reacted angrily to an attempt by captain Beckham to calm him down, and brushed aside Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand as the teams left the field at the interval.

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