Lee Hodson’s Northern Ireland claimed their first-ever European Championship victory on Thursday.
After a tight first half, the Northern Irish took the lead through a brilliant Gareth McAuley header - the centre-back climbed superbly from Oliver Norwood’s pin-point free-kick to nod beyond goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.
The teams were then forced off the field temporarily due to a hailstorm before Michael O’Neill’s men doubled their advantage in stoppage time courtesy of Niall McGinn, who pounced on Stuart Dallas’ rebounded effort to seal a first victory at a major tournament finals in 34 years.
Thursday’s win means Northern Ireland will, at least, finish third in Group C and with three points to their name they may have done enough to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams. However, a win in their final group fixture against Germany would guarantee their place in the next round.