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Oct 8, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Windsor Park
Northern Ireland
4-0
San MarinoSan Marino
Davis (26' pen.), Lafferty (79', 94'), Ward (86')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Palazzi (50')

Result: Northern Ireland beat 10-man San Marino

Northern Ireland move onto four points in Group C courtesy of a 4-0 win over 10-man San Marino in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Kyle Lafferty scored twice as Northern Ireland recorded a 4-0 win over 10-man San Marino in Saturday night's 2018 World Cup qualification match at Windsor Park.

The result has moved Northern Ireland onto four points in Group C ahead of their trip to the world champions Germany on Tuesday night.

It took 26 minutes for the home side to make the breakthrough, with Steven Davis converting from the penalty spot, but it was a tough slog for Michael O'Neill's side until the 50th minute, when San Marino's Mirko Palazzi was given his marching orders following a second yellow card.

Northern Ireland were always comfortable from that moment, however, and scored their second of the match in the 79th minute when Lafferty guided a Shane Ferguson cross into the back of the net.

Jamie Ward made it 3-0 in the 85th minute when the forward converted from close range after another dangerous cross from Ferguson, before Lafferty notched his second late on after brilliant work from the skipper Davis.

San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini was the star of the show, however, with the stopper preventing the visitors, who have still only ever won one match, from losing by more goals in Belfast.

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