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Elation for Evans!

Northern Ireland have won four consecutive games at the start of a qualifying campaign for the first time ever

12 June 2019

Corry Evans played his part as Northern Ireland made it four wins from their opening four qualifying games as they bid to make the Euro 2020 Finals next summer.

The quartet of victories sees history being made for the country, who now sit top of Group C with 12 points, with the latest triumph coming against Belarus in Borisov yesterday evening.

Evans played his part on the night, starting for Michael O'Neill's outfit before being replaced by George Saville with 20 minutes remaining.

His country, who earned a late victory over Estonia at the weekend, did similar on Tuesday, with Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair bagging the only goal of the game with only four minutes remaining.

In a game of few chances, it was the Ulsterman who took the points, with McNair showing fine footwork down the left flank to cut inside and fire into the bottom corner in the 86th minute to earn a crucial win for his country.

Evans will hope to be in the squad and earn further caps for his country for a couple of crunch Qualifiers in September 2019.

The Green and White Army next host Germany in Belfast before heading over to the Netherlands to take on the Nations League runners-up in Amsterdam later in the week.


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