Davis cements play-off berth

By SFC Media Sun 08 Oct International
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Steven Davis’ Northern Ireland have cemented their place in next month’s World Cup qualification play-offs, despite defeat to Norway in Oslo.

The Saints skipper played the full 90 minutes of his country’s final qualifier in Group C.

Ultimately the pressure was off before a ball was kicked, as Scotland’s 2-2 draw in Slovenia ensured Northern Ireland would not be the only group runner-up to miss out on a play-off berth.

Chris Brunt inadvertently put through his own net in the 71st minute to decide the contest in favour of the hosts.

Northern Ireland must now wait on the results of the remaining groups to discover whether they will be seeded for the play-offs.

Elsewhere, Fraser Forster was on the bench for England, who won 1-0 in Lithuania courtesy of Harry Kane’s first-half penalty.

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