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...
David Healy in action for Northern Ireland. (Getty)David Healy in action for Northern Ireland. (Getty)
David Healy in action for Northern Ireland. (Getty)

The day...

September 7, 2005

The event...

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.

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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)