First Team

Smith's Northern Ireland joy

3rd September 2021

Michael Smith won his 18th cap for Northern Ireland in their World Cup qualifying victory over Lithuania last night.

The Jambos’ full-back started in Vilnius and played 89 minutes as Ian Baraclough’s side went goal crazy, winning 4-1. Among the scorers was former Hearts forward Conor Washington.

The win puts Northern Ireland third in Group C, two points behind Switzerland in second place. They face Estonia in a friendly match in Tallinn on Sunday before resuming World Cup qualifying duty by hosting Switzerland in Belfast on Wednesday.

Image courtesy of @NorthernIreland on Twitter.