Clingan Plays For Northern Ireland
Sammy back for his country Coventry City midfielder Sammy Clingan played the whole game for Northern Ireland tonight in their European Championship Qualfying game against Estonia in Tallin. Clingan over-came the virus which saw him pull out of the defeat to Serbia in Belfast on Friday night, and was named in Nigel Worthington's starting eleven. Martin Vunk and Middlesbrough's Tamo Kink gave Estonia a two goal lead before Northern Ireland pulled one back in the 40th minute with a Raio Piiroja own goal. Clingan set up the move which saw one time Coventry City target David Healy denied a 49th minute penalty. Just before the hour mark, Estonia scored a third goal through Sergei Zenjov who had come on as a 53rd minute substitute. In the third minute of stoppage time, Saag hit a fourth goal to give Estonia a 4-1 win.
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