Leeds United - on this day: David Healy downs England to claim historic Northern Ireland victory

It's 15 years ago today since David Healy made history for Northern Ireland...

Monday, 7th September 2020, 1:42 pm
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 1:46 pm
David Healy in action for Northern Ireland. (Getty)

The day...

September 7, 2005

The event...

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David Healy scores as Northern Ireland beat England 1-0

What happened?

Leeds United striker David Healy made history for Northern Ireland as he scored against a star-studded England at Windsor Park.

Healey's goal came in the 73rd minute as the hosts ran out 1-0 winners to hand Sven-Göran Eriksson's his first and only defeat in a qualifier as Three Lions boss.

It was a first victory for the Lawrie Sanchez's men over England since 1972.

Northern Ireland: Taylor, Baird, Capaldi, Hughes, Craigan, Davis, Gillespie, Johnson, Healy (Sproule 88), Quinn (Feeney 79), Elliott (Duff 90).

Subs Not Used: Ingham, Robinson, Jones, Brunt.

Booked: Johnson, Capaldi, Baird.

Goals: Healy 74.

England: Robinson, Young, Ferdinand, Carragher, Ashley Cole, Lampard (Hargreaves 80), Beckham, Gerrard (Defoe 75), Wright-Phillips (Joe Cole 54), Owen, Rooney.

Subs Not Used: Upson, Kirkland, Neville, Bent.

Booked: Rooney.

Att: 14,000

Ref: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)