How the Northern Ireland players rated v San Marino

Steven Davis opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Northern Ireland against San Marino.

Steven Davis opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Northern Ireland against San Marino.

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Marks out of 10 listed below for the Northern Ireland players (ratings by Patrick Van Dort):

MICHAEL MCGOVERN (6/10): Comfortable evening between the posts but solid when called on.

CONOR MCLAUGHLIN (6/10): Bright start but struggled to make the most of some promising early positions in final third.

SHANE FERGUSON (8/10): Two assists for the full-back and a constant outlet in an advanced position along the left.

GARETH MCAULEY (6/10): Little to worry about at the back but used possession well when coming out of defence.

JONNY EVANS (6/10): Few defensive concerns and, similar to McAuley, kept play moving from the backline.

NIALL MCGINN (8/10): A livewire display, especially effective in the extra space against 10 men.

STEVE DAVIS (9/10): Composed, assured and a captain’s performance - with his penalty the fitting reward.

STUART DALLAS (6/10): Struggled to enjoy any consistent impact on play.

OLIVER NORWOOD (6/10): Failed to maximise his early possession.

JAMIE WARD (6/10): Alert inside the box to grab his goal.

JOSH MAGENNIS (7/10): Offered a physical presence and obvious target inside the box.

CONOR WASHINGTON (6/10): Came close to marking his appearance off the bench with a goal.

KYLE LAFFERTY (7/10): Two goals in little over 20 minutes of on-pitch playing time.

PADDY MCNAIR (6/10): Little opportunity to transfer his on-song club form on to the international stage.

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