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Northern Ireland coach O'Neill delighted for Euro matchwinner Lafferty

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill hailed his players after their stunning 2-1 Euro qualifying win in Hungary.

Kyle Lafferty was the hero on this occasion, producing a fine run and assist for Niall McGinn to pull Northern Ireland level with 10 minutes to go and then scrambling home from close range to nick a 2-1 win in the closing moments.

"We needed someone to step up and Laff did that for us, I'm delighted for him," said O'Neill.

"For the first goal he made a great run, a great piece of play. We needed something big to open the game up and Lafferty gave us that. Then he finds the winner as well.

"He gave us great energy all night but he needed that goal, he really did.

"When he's focused and he's right on it he's an asset to any team and he showed that here."

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