Germany ease past Northern Ireland

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-10-12
Published : 12 Oct 2016, 10:44:46

Germany ease past Northern Ireland in WC qualifier

First-half goals by Julian Draxler and Sami Khedira earned Germany victory over Northern Ireland in their 2018 World Cup Group C qualifier in Hanover on Tuesday.

Draxler unleashed a right-foot shot into the bottom corner on 13 minutes.

Khedira nodded in the second four minutes later after Mats Hummels out-jumped the visitors' defence to head across goal to the Juventus midfielder.

Northern Ireland are third in the group on four points, with Germany top after winning their first three games.

Azerbaijan remain second in the table having retained their unbeaten record with a goalless draw against the Czech Republic.

Norway secured their first points of the qualifying campaign by defeating San Marino 4-1.

- TM
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