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Watch: Niall McGinn curls home stunning strike as Northern Ireland winger scores two in Aberdeen's win over Motherwell

Niall McGinn.
Niall McGinn.

Niall McGinn's first ever goal at Windsor Park for Northern Ireland has done the winger's confidence no harm at all.

The 31-year-old netted against Estonia in the first of his country's Euro 2020 qualifying double-header last month and now that he's back with his club side Aberdeen, he's kept the scoring form going.

McGinn netted his first brace since January 2017 on Wednesday night, both goals coming in the second half to help the Dons to their first home victory of 2019.

The first was a one-on-one, blasted convincingly past helpless 21-year-old goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson, who had come on just minutres earlier for his Scottish Premiership debut, replacing injured Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

But it was McGinn's second goal that made the points safe in extra-impressive fashion as the ball fell out to the left corner of the box and without a second thought, he whipped a ruthless finish over Ferguson's head into the far corner.

Have a look at his two goals, and Max Lowe's cross-cum-shot opener, here. McGinn's first goal is at 1.43mins and the stunning second at 2.36mins:

McGinn has now netted eight goals for Aberdeen this season.

Goalkeeper Gillespie's injury is a further blow to Motherwell who are already without first-choice stopper and Northern Ireland international Trevor Carson, still out of action after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in November.

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