Haaland ruins the night for Davis
Elyounoussi 2, Haaland 7, 58, Sorloth 19, 47
Norway’s strike pairing of Erling Haaland and Alexander Sorloth dispatched Northern Ireland to take significant gloss from a momentous milestone for Steven Davis.
The Rangers midfielder equalled the record of Pat Jennings as he earned his 119th cap, but may not reflect on the evening with much fondness as his team slumped to the bottom of Group One in League B.
Northern Ireland fell behind almost immediately as a long ball found Mohamed Elyounoussi inside the box and he fired beyond Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Northern Ireland were soon level through Paddy McNair’s tap-in, but the visitors led again as Haaland lashed a left-footed shot home.
Sorloth made it 3-1 from close range and scored again shortly after half-time following good work by Haaland, who finished the scoring.
(4-2-3-1) Peacock-Farrell; Smith, Ballard (Boyce 45), Cathcart, Ferguson; Davis, Thompson; Dallas, McNair, Saville (Evans 71); Washington (Lavery 77). Galbraith, McLaughlin, McGinn, Lafferty, McGovern, Cooper, McCalmont, Carson. Ballard, Cathcart.
(4-4-2) Jarstein; Elabdellaoui (Svensson 79), Hovland, Ajer, Aleesami (Meling 78); Johansen (King 71), Henriksen, Normann, Elyounoussi; Sorloth, Haaland.
Hanche-Olsen, Gabrielsen, Fossum, Nyland, Rossbach, Berge, Linnes, Berg, Thorsby. Meling.
Bartosz Frankowski (Poland).
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