GALLERY: Northern Ireland's Nations League fate out of their hands after third defeat in a row

Northern Ireland were once again shown the value of clinical finishing as Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko condemned them to a third straight Nations League defeat in a match that saw them hit the post three times.

Dzeko scored in either half on the ground where he began his professional career, but Northern Ireland will rue a shocking miss from Gavin Whyte and an early George Saville effort that came back off the frame of the goal.

Dejected Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on Monday.

Dejected Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on Monday.

The 2-0 defeat leaves Northern Ireland on the brink of relegation to League C, with their fate now out of their hands.