Northern Ireland v Albania, 14 December 1996

Score2-0 to Northern Ireland
RefereeAndreas Georgiou
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 9
VenueWindsor Park, Belfast
Attendance7,935

2  Northern Ireland

Manager: Bryan Hamilton

0  Albania

Manager: Astrit Hafizi

Goals:

Iain Dowie 12 G
Iain Dowie 21 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tommy Wright
Defender Colin Hill
Defender Barry Hunter
Defender Steve Morrow
Defender Ian Nolan
Defender Gerry Taggart
Midfielder Kevin Horlock
Midfielder Michael Hughes
Midfielder Neil Lennon
Midfielder Steve Lomas
Forward Iain Dowie (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Blendi Nallbani
Defender Nevil Dede
Defender Ervin Fakaj
Defender Altin Haxhi
Defender Saimir Malko
Defender Ilir Shulku
Defender Rudi Vata
Midfielder Bledar Kola
Midfielder Fatmir Vata
Forward Altin Rraklli

Substitutions:

Gerry McMahon for Steve Morrow 72
James Quinn for Iain Dowie 89

Substitutions:

Afrim Tole for Nevil Dede 35
Bajram Fraholli for Altin Haxhi 38

On the bench:

Midfielder Gerry McMahon
Forward James Quinn

On the bench: