Some memorable moments from star striker

David Healy scores 'that' goal against England

David Healy scores 'that' goal against England

David Healy has enjoyed plenty of highs during his international career.

Here, News Letter Sport takes a look at some of the ??-year-old’s highlights.

February 2000 – Luxembourg 1 N Ireland 3

Healy wasted no time in announcing himself on the international stage by scoring two goals on his debut. It was also manager Sammy McIlroy’s first game in charge. Healy – then 20 – scored in the 21st and 48th minutes to secure a 3-1 victory.

June 2004 – Trinidad & Tobago 0 N Ireland 3

A proud moment for Healy as he broke Colin Clarke’s goalscoring record. A free-kick saw Healy draw level with Clarke on 13 goals, and then a close-range finish saw the striker make it 14 and set a new Northern Ireland record.

September 2005 -

N Ireland 1 England 0

A night Healy – and Northern Ireland supporters – will never forget. Latching into Steven Davis’ sublime pass, Healy takes a touch before unleashing an unstoppable volley past Paul Robinson to seal a heroic 1-0 win over England at Windsor Park. Healy has described the goal as the “most memorable” in his career.

September 2006 –

N Ireland 3 Spain 2

Another historic night at Windsor as Healy bags a hat-trick to record a 3-2 victory over Spain in a Euro qualifier. It was a night when Iker Casillas, Xavi, David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Raul were humbled in Belfast.

November 2007 –

N Ireland 2 Denmark 1

A sublime lobbed finish from the angle at a rain-soaked Windsor saw Healy make it 13 goals in the 2008 Euro Qualifying campaign – a new UEFA record. Uefa President Michel Platini said: “I suspect this record will last for some time to come.”

November 2012 –

N Ireland 1 Azerbaijan 1

Healy scored a last-gasp equaliser with a direct free-kick to salvage a draw. A disappointing result, and it would turn out to be Healy’s last-ever goal for his country.




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