EURO2016 SOCCER SLIDESHOW: Nortern Ireland v Romania at Windsor Park

Kyle Lafferty and Oliver Norwood were denied in a tense finale as Northern Ireland’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania ended in a 0-0 stalemate at Windsor Park.

Lafferty, whose deadly form has brought him five goals in the campaign, this time snatched at his big 83rd-minute chance, Ciprian Tatarusanu making the save before pawing clear Oliver Norwood’s goalbound free-kick moments later.

Northern Ireland fans in construction workwear cheering on the team in the new stand

Northern Ireland fans in construction workwear cheering on the team in the new stand

Victory would have seen Michael O’Neill’s side leapfrog their opponents at the top of Group F, but Tatarusanu’s ensured they must make do with the second automatic spot with four games to go.