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Michael O'Neill: "Every player was magnificent"

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is "delighted" by Northern Ireland's 2-0 win against Group F favourites Greece, and reserves special praise for Kyle Lafferty.

Michael O'Neill has described himself as "delighted" by Northern Ireland's 2-0 win in Greece which continued their 100% start to Euro 2016 qualifying.

Goals from Jamie Ward and Kyle Lafferty in the early stages of each half gave the Green and White Army a victory which takes them two points clear at the top of Group F.

O'Neill hailed his entire side as "magnificent", but reserved special praise for Lafferty, who has scored a goal in each of Northern Ireland's first three qualifiers to put them in such a promising position.

He told Sky Sports News: "I'm delighted. It's a nice thing to have as statistics (won the first three qualifiers for the first time). The workrate of the team and belief - I thought tonight every player was magnificent.

"[Kyle] Lafferty has been fantastic in the three qualifiers. His physical size, technique and pace - when he puts that together and he's playing against international defenders, they can't handle him."

Northern Ireland travel to second-placed Romania for their final qualifier of 2014 in November.

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Northern Ireland's forward James Ward celebrates after scoring a goal during UEFA Euro 2016 group F qualifying gootball match between Greece and Northern Ireland at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on October 14, 2014
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