Northern Ireland player ratings in 0-0 draw with Italy

BAILEY PEACOCK-FARRELL 7.5

Denied Di Lorenzo and Insigne with two smart saves in the first half and parried an Emerson shot wide with time running out. Assured characterize.

STUART DALLAS 7.5

Tireless shift from Leeds United man who helped limit the influence of the dangerous Chiesa. Could have won it at the death with a drilled shot narrowly wide of target.

CRAIG CATHCART 8

Had to be alert to the lively Insigne and Berardi but showed really good defensive instincts throughout. Super performance from Watford centre back.

JONNY EVANS 9

Exceptional characterize from Leicester City star. Defended superbly and had the confidence to take the ball in tight areas and play out from the back.

TOM FLANAGAN 7

Stray pass almost let Insigne in for the opener, but a largely substantial characterize in a back three in the absence of the injured Paddy McNair.

JAMAL LEWIS 6.5

Caught napping for an early Di Lorenzo effort and had his hands complete with the tricky Berardi. Teed up Saville for a golden chance at the start of the second half.

STEVEN DAVIS 7.5

Ran the hard yards and calmed things down in midfield battle in the opening period. If this was the skipper’s last cap, it was a fitting observe to leave on.

ALI McCANN 7.5

Brought a real energy to the engine room and played with a maturity beyond his 21 years. Tireless performance from Preston North End midfielder.

GEORGE SAVILLE 7

Did a lot of the dirty work and doggy runs in midfield. Went agonisingly close to scoring his first international goal but was denied by Donnarumma after the break.

GAVIN WHYTE 7

Oxford United forward provided a pacy ‘out ball’ alongside Magennis in two-man attack. ultimately replaced by Conor Washington.

JOSH MAGENNIS 7.5

Hull City striker ran himself into the ground and worked hard to provide a focal point in attack. A selfless performance on his 65th cap.

REPLACEMENTS

CONOR WASHINGTON (for Whyte, 72) 6.5

CORRY EVANS (for Saville, 72) 6.5

ITALY: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Emerson (Scamacca 80), Jorginho (Locatelli 68), Tonali (Cristante 46), Barella (Belotti 64), Berardi, Insigne (Bernardeschi 68), Chiesa.

REFEREE: Istvan Kovacs (Romania)



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