Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill targets set-piece to end dismal scoring record

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Michael O’Neill believes set-pieces could hold the key to improving Northern Ireland’s dismal goalscoring record.

O’Neill’s side managed less than a goal a game in their first qualifying campaign under O’Neill, scoring nine times in 10 matches as they finished fifth in their World Cup group.

They have hardly looked more potent in friendly outings and go into Thursday morning’s (1am kick-off BST) friendly in Chile on the back of three successive blanks against Turkey, Cyprus and Uruguay.

 

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