Northern Ireland’s wait for a first Countries League win goes on after Jordan Gregoritsch’s first-half header saw Luxembourg beat them 1-0 at Windsor Park.
After the website visitors had missed a glut associated with early chances, Gregoritsch made amends by beating Michael McGovern using a close-range header three minutes just before half-time to give Austria an earned lead at the break.
Northern Ireland, who had fought so valiantly in their Euro 2020 play-off win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday night, looked away from sorts and barely improved right after half-time, with Jonny Evans’ basic header one of few efforts ahead close to testing goalkeeper Pavao Pervan.
Liam Boyce, whom had proven their penalty shoot-out hero in Sarajevo last week, exhibited an effort wide from a tight position in the second minute of additional time, but Northern Ireland wound up with the result their poor performance acquired deserved as their run of online games without a first Nations League earn was extended to a seventh fit.
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Northern Ireland are usually back in action on Wednesday, going to Norway live on Skies Sports Mix through 7. 30pm; Kick-off at seven. 45pm.
Austria go to Romania at the same time – their sport is on the Skies Sports Football Red Button from 7. 40pm.
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