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FIRST INTERNATIONAL START FOR LAVERY

28 Mar 2021
football
© Jonathan Porter/PressEye Shayne Lavery tussles for possession with Matthew Miazga
Linfield striker Shayne Lavery was named amongst the starting XI in Northern Ireland's home friendly with the United States on Sunday.
 
Earning his seventh cap, it was the first time the 22-year-old started a game at senior international level. He played for 60 minutes in the 2-1 defeat before being replaced by debutant Dion Charles.
 
Lavery was praised for a lively performance during his time on the pitch, producing a one handed save from keeper Zack Seffen towards the end of the first half with a low right-foot effort from just outside the area.
 
Shayne remains in the squad for the World Cup qualifier, also at Windsor Park, against Bulgaria on Wednesday.