Northern Ireland players celebrate win on Twitter, Leeds United man Stuart Dallas apologises for error

Kyle Lafferty

The nation are on the brink of qualification for Euro 2016.

Northern Ireland are on the brink of an incredible achievement. Yesterday they defeated the Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn and they are now on the edge of history.

If they defeat Hungary at home on Monday night then they will be playing in France next summer with England and Wales seemingly on the way to join them.

The result was largely thanks to West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley. The veteran central defender nodded home two headers which effectively gave them a 2-1 lead.

The third goal came from Kyle Lafferty. Out-of-favour at Norwich City he may be but the forward is currently the second highest scorer in European Qualifying, only behind Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski.

He was clearly happy to have scored in the game and the progress of his nation, as shown on Twitter:

Stuart Dallas meanwhile was more apologetic on his Twitter feed. The Leeds United winger was largely to blame for the Faroes goal. He bundled his clearance from a poor Faroes corner and the Leeds man ended up gifting them what could have proved a vital equaliser.

He apologised for his role in the goal, but was also pleased with the result.

The pair were not alone in Tweeting after the game. The Norwich and Leeds lads were joined by Hamilton keeper Michael McGovern. The rest of the team, they must have been too busy celebrating.

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