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Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Goodbye!

    Whether this historic win will be enough for Northern Ireland to reach the last 16 remains to be seen. After all, they only have the small matter of Germany to earn a point from in their final Group C game. 

    But if they do go home on Wednesday morning then this afternoon will linger long in the memory of every Northern Irish fan. And, as a parting gift, here are the match highlights to watch on repeat for the rest of the night...


  2. 'Hugely proud day for the country'

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    Winning Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has a smile wider than then River Lagan. Listen to his post-match thoughts by watching this video.

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  5. Group C as it stands

    Euro 2016

    If Poland avoid defeat tonight then Ukraine are confirmed as the first team to be eliminated from Euro 2016. 

    See how Robert Lewandowski and co get on by following our live coverage of their game against world champions Germany at the Stade de France.

  6. Stats of the day

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    • Gareth McAuley is the second oldest goalscorer ever in a EURO finals competition (36y 194d), second only to Austria’s Ivica Vastic (38y 256d v Poland in 2008).
    • Six of McAuley’s eight goals for Northern Ireland have been headers.
    • Niall McGinn netted his first goal for Northern Ireland since September 2014 (v Hungary).
    • McGinn’s goal was the latest ever in a EURO finals competition in regular time (95:52).
    • Northern Ireland won their first game at a major tournament since beating Spain in the 1982 World Cup.
    • Ukraine have now gone 389 minutes since scoring in a EURO finals game, last scoring (twice) v Sweden on June 11, 2012.
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    gareth McAuley

    Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley speaks to BBC Sport: "We are delighted. The lads will take confidence from it because we have been written off really."

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    Chris GL Lovell: Never been prouder of my country and boys in green. Have tears streaming down my face. Still pinching myself, am I dreaming?

    Andrew Hayward: What happens if #ENGfalse meet #NIRfalse in the last 16? Do they play the same anthem twice?

  11. Passing is overrated...

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland completed just 57% of their 230 passes. Ukraine played 535 and completed 82%. Ukraine almost hogged 70% of possession.

    There's only one stat that matters though....

    Northern Ireland beat Ukraine
  12. Party time!

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    Gerry Taggart

    Former Northern Ireland captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The fans are singing and dancing, the players are clapping them. I'm proud to be a Northern Irishman tonight.

    "They had to come out and win after a disappointing performance against Poland. Michael O'Neill made changes and went to players who got him here and it's worked for him.

    "Tonight we used our best formation and got the result we needed."

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  14. Great reaction - McAuley

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley: "It is special to score. It will sink in over the next couple of days. It was the team performance tonight. It was a great reaction after the defeat by Poland. 

    "We had a point to prove to ourselves. We thought we let ourselves down in our intensity. But we have put that right. It is pleasing and we will take confidence from it. But we have a tough game ahead."

  15. McGinn seals the victory

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    Missed that late McGinn goal? Or just want to watch it over and over (and over) again? You're in luck.

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    Video caption: Niall McGinn seals the victory for Northern Ireland
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    Come clean then Northern Ireland fans... Who was screaming at Josh Magennis for not taking the ball to the corner flag? Good job he didn't....

    Northern Ireland fans celebrate
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    Gerry Taggart

    Former Northern Ireland captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was disappointing against Poland the way we set up. Tonight we saw a true Northern Ireland in our style of football, full of energy and aggression. Let's bring the same style against the Germans.

    "I thought the back four were superb, limiting Ukraine to chances outside the box. It's a clean sheet which is fantastic in a major competition. You could have picked any one of the back four as man of the match."

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    The Northern Irish players are lapping up the applause in the Stade de Lyon. And rightly so. The GAWA have been soaked by rain and had their emotions stuck through the wringer. But who cares now!

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    Dave Watson: England v Northern Ireland in the last 16!?? Now becoming a possibility.

  20. Not seen McAuley's goal yet?

    Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland

    Watch Gareth McAuley's header to put Northern Ireland 1-0 ahead against Ukraine. Think you'll quite enjoy watching this one...

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    Video caption: Gareth McAuley scores for Northern Ireland