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Euro2016: Northern Ireland proving people wrong - West Brom defender McAuley

Gareth McAuley is hoping he and his Northern Ireland teammates can leave a legacy at Euro2016.

The West Bromwich Albion centre-half produced a Man of the Match performance when scoring his side's opening goal in their 2-0 win over Ukraine in Lyon on Thursday.

After the triumph, McAuley spoke of Northern Ireland's desire to regularly qualify for major tournaments having last competed in the 1986 World Cup.

"It's been a long time. We have talked about leaving a legacy in this tournament and hopefully we can get to major tournaments more often," McAuley said at a post-match press conference.

"A lot of people did not give us a chance of getting a point when the draw was made but this is what Northern Ireland are all about, proving people wrong."

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