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Steven Davis helps Northern Ireland earn vital point

Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse wins the game for England U21s.

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Northern Ireland captain and Southampton stalwart Steven Davis helped his nation to a key draw at home against Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Hungary. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Hungary looked set to win at Windsor Park after Richard Guzmics put the visitors ahead with just fifteen minutes to go.

After that, former Saints defender-turned-midfielder Chris Baird was dismissed after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession.

Despite the odds being stacked against their favour, Kyle Lafferty scored late in stoppage time to earn Northern Ireland the draw and their berth as top dogs in Group F.

With the other results tonight, Northern Ireland have to win against either Greece or Finland to secure their place in Euro 2016 for certain.

Meanwhile, Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse captained England U21s to a 1-0 victory over Norway.

Ward-Prowse, who is often criticised for his lack of goals at Southampton, netted the winner from a penalty after Norwich's Nathan Redmond was fouled in the box. The goal was the ultimate decider as Ward-Prowse coolly slotted the ball home from the spot.

Matt Targett also featured in what was a tight, competitive game, while Jack Stephens was left on the substitutes bench.

This win sees the Young Lions get off to a positive start as they try to qualify for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2017.