In a remarkable turn of events, Roy Carroll kept a clean sheet for English League One side Notts County on Saturday, just 18 hours after being named man of the match in Northern Ireland's 2-0 defeat by Romania on Friday night.
The keeper, 37, showed tremendous loyalty and dedication, travelling in the small hours of Saturday morning in order to make Shaun Derry's starting lineup.
Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley was understandably disappointed with the 2-0 defeat in Romania, but nonetheless insists "we're happy with our efforts in the first four games of the campaign."
There are now three teams separated by as many points in a competitive Group F – a section propped up by pre-qualifying section favourites Greece.
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