Sammy Clingan played the full game for the Northern Irish and even dragged a shot wide in the 81st minute, the Irish won thanks to Colin Healy's goal.
Slovakia 1-4 Germany
Thomas Hitzlsperger was a non-playing substitute in the Germans easy win in Bratislava. Two goals from Lucas Podolski, one from Chelsea's Michael Ballack and a finish from Bastian Schweinsteiger completed the rout.
Malta 2-1 Hungary
Goalkeeper Marton Fulop was a non-playing substitute in an embarrassing defeat to the Hungarians. Two goals from Andre Schembri and a consolation from Sandor Torghelle were enough for the Maltese to win for the first time since 1993.
Wait for it "There are no easy games in football....Brian"