Northern Ireland secured their first Group F victory to climb to fourth place and dent Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying hopes.
In a match postponed in March due to adverse weather conditions it was the visitors who made much of the running early on without really testing Roy Carroll in the Northern Ireland goal. However, the hosts carried a threat and, having hit the post minutes earlier, scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 43rd minute via the head of Martin Paterson.
|1||Carroll (GK)||1||Akinfeev (GK)|
|12||McGovern (GK)||12||Gabulov (GK)|
|23||Taylor (GK)||16||Ryzhikov (GK)|
|Michael O'Neill (NIR)||Fabio Capello (ITA)|
|Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)|