N Ireland hopes hit by draw

David Healy struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time

David Healy struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time

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Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign lies in tatters despite David Healy securing a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan.

Rauf Aliyev scored a screamer to give the Group F minnows a fifth-minute lead and Northern Ireland conspired to waste at least half a dozen glorious chances to equalise.

Craig Cathcart and Chris Baird spurned four of the best between them and it took Healy's first goal in four years, deep in added time, to avert what would have been an embarrassing defeat.

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