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Let's not try and dress up that defeat to Norway... Northern Ireland were absolutely rubbish

Liam Beckett


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Michael Smith recoils as Norway strike again at Windsor Park

Michael Smith recoils as Norway strike again at Windsor Park

Michael Smith recoils as Norway strike again at Windsor Park

It's hard to know where to start but Northern Ireland's crushing 5-1 defeat by Norway on Monday evening can only be described as extremely poor at best.

Forget all of the ifs and buts and, of course, the inevitable spin some will endeavour to use in an effort to dress up what was an awful performance - we were absolute rubbish.

With Norway currently 44th and Northern Ireland 36th in the world rankings, few of us expected such a hammering, particularly at Windsor Park.