BBC Sport - NI striker Josh Magennis says his Hanover role was 'roughing up' Germans

Magennis task was 'roughing up' Germans

Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis says he enjoyed his physical battle with Mats Hummels as he undertook a lone striker's role in the 2-0 World Cup qualifier defeat in Germany.

Julian Draxler and Sami Khedira hit early goals for the world champions but Magennis worked effectively for Michael O'Neill's side as they created a number of openings of their own.

"It was just important it wasn't a cricket score," said the 26-year-old Charlton forward.

"My job was just about trying to rough them up as much as I could."

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