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Summary

  1. Northern Ireland unbeaten in 10 games
  2. Carroll saves penalty after foul by Evans
  3. Wales beaten 1-0 in Ukraine
  4. Wales were without Bale & Ramsey

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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So, two 1-0 results tonight.

Wales on the wrong end of one in Ukraine, Northern Ireland on the positive side against Slovenia in Belfast.

But both sides look in decent nick less than three months before Euro 2016.

Thanks for joining us. Good night.

'A great night for Washington'

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

O'Neill
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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill on Conor Washington: "He's a raw striker. He's come on the international stage and showed what he can do. He made a goal out of nothing and it’s a great night for him.

"He's strong enough to fight against centre-backs and is particularly good in those inside channels.

"It would be unfair to say if he's on the flight to France. He's done himself no harm at all, not only in the performance, but how he's fitted in with the group. It looks like he's going to be an asset to us.

On the record of going 10 games unbeaten: "It's lovely to achieve something like that. It's for the squad – to go unbeaten for 10 games is a great achievement. I’ve emphasised that to the players."

'Fairytale four years'

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Conor Washington
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Northern Ireland goal scorer Conor Washington on BBC two Northern Ireland: "It's crazy. 

"For my goal the ball's come over the top and I moved two defenders of the out the way. The keeper was going one way so I stuck it in the far corner.

"We've got the 10-game unbeaten record and that's brilliant.

"For me it's unbelievable. It's been a bit of a fairytale four years but particularly the last four months."

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Ryan Kerr: Ten, yes ten games undefeated now for Northern Ireland. What a stat that is.

Andrew Priestley: Great win for Northern Ireland. Solid at the back and nick a goal at the other end. That is the recipe for success in France.

'I've had some bad nights'

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Roy Carroll
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Keeper Roy Carroll on BBC two Northern Ireland: "I've been watching their penalties the last two days. I guessed the right way. He went that way in the videos.

"I enjoy playing for Northern Ireland. It's great to play. It's nice to keep a clean sheet as well. I want to be pushing for that number one shirt - nobody wants to be sat on the bench in France.

"I've had some bad nights out there at Windsor Park but tonight was fantastic."

Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Joe Allen
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I mentioned earlier how good Joe Allen looked tonight - a metronome in the Welsh midfield.

Boss Chris Coleman agrees, telling the press: "He's a great player. I don't use that term loosely. He's irreplaceable."

Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Wales boss Chris Coleman on 1-0 loss in Ukraine: "I was pleased with the effort. My only criticism was [conceding a goal from] set-pieces."

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

David Healy

Northern Ireland's all-time leading goalscorer on BBC Two Northern Ireland

"Michael O'Neill will be very happy, especially with a clean sheet. I'm delighted for Roy Carroll, it has been a tough season for him but he proved his worth tonight. It was a great penalty save, but I think the one after was even better."

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Former Northern Ireland winger Keith Gillespie: "Roy Carroll never lets you down. It's given Michael O'Neill a nudge about who will start in goal in France.

"Conor Washington was a deserved man of the match and was a constant menace for the Slovenian defence."

Roy Carroll celebrates
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Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Controlled, patient and as good as they needed to be. Northern Ireland are 10 games unbeaten, which is a national record.

Michael Oneill celebrates
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FULL-TIME

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Valter Birsa tries to poke a ball through that goes straight into the arms of Roy Carroll.

And, as the PA announcer proclaims Conor Washington as man of the match, the referee brings the game to an end.

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Stuffed animals, hand puppets, actual animals and even the odd human. Our list of things named after footballers is growing... (Squirrel Regis is beyond brilliant).

Elaine Cunningham: I have a number of stuffed animals named after footballers... Squirrel Regis, Steven Bearrard, Raheem Starling, Rafa Bearnitez!  

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Three minutes of added time.

Which means Northern Ireland are three minutes away from a record 10th consecutive game unbeaten.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

A few late chances for Slovenia. Decent interplay sees Valter Birsa stride on to the ball on the edge of the area but Roy Carroll gets down low to his left to turn it around the post.

Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Not the result we were looking for but a lot of positives to take from that game in to the Euros!! Can't wait now! ⚽

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Rene Krhin thinks he has a moment's space to have a go from the edge of the area, but Oliver Norwood stands up to deflect it wide.

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Elton Loggings: Had a hamster who was black and white and was doing flips in his cage on the first day so we named him LuaLua!

Trevor Brennan: Had a cat named 'Shevas' (after Andrei Schevchenko), but my girlfriend stole her when we split up...still miss her (the cat).

Danny Burke: As an Evertonian, as a child I had a goldfish called Andrei Kanchelsfish.

Marcel: Got a Dutch mum & English dad.. Mum called me Marcel, dad called my twin brother Emlyn.. As a scouser that needs no explaining.

Andrei Kanchelfish. Tremendous.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Five minutes for Slovenia to find a leveller. There's little urgency though as they stroke it around at the back and Petar Stojanovic ends up putting it out for a throw-in.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Kyle Lafferty's a nice bloke, isn't he?

He shares his bottle of water with a Slovenian defender while they wait for a corner to come in.

The corner, incidentally is cleared, and Slovenia almost muster a chance at the other end but lose out through miscommunication.

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#bbcfootball This is Kasper. Named after then-Leeds 'keeper Schmeichel. Then signed for my team #lcfc - ideal!

#bbcfootball This is Kasper. Named after then-Leeds 'keeper Schmeichel. Then signed for my team #lcfc - ideal!

So Josh, just to clarify, you named your rabbit after a player who had nothing to do with your club?

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

The game is drifting a little bit now, and has lost rhythm after all those changes.

Oliver Norwood puts in a free-kick that is below par and easily dealt with.

To pass the time, here's a picture of a bunny rabbit with a worryingly large eye...

SUBSTITUTION

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Paddy McNair is off. Niall McGinn is on.

I think that's Northern Ireland's 14th substitution, although it's possible I may have lost count.

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Steve Smith: We had a budgie called Duncan Ferguson. We went on holiday and left Duncan to our neighbour. He escaped from his cage and flew to our upstairs bathroom and didn't survive. Was replaced by Duncan Ferguson 2 which didn't fool us as he was a different colour.  

Peter Anketell: Here's a random one - I had a koala bear hand puppet that I got in 1990 during the World Cup.My brother made me name him Diego.

You had me at 'koala bear hand puppet'.

There DEFINITELY aren't enough hand puppets in our things (animals) named after footballers XI.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Steven Davis's eyes light up as the ball drops to him on the edge of the area, but the half volley is charged down.

Conor McLaughlin then sends a diagonal to Kyle Lafferty on the left side of the box and he puts it back across first time, but he's offside.

There are 15 minutes left.

Steven Davis shoots
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We have a Noah's Ark of animals named after footballers...

Rick in Edinburgh: We got a shelter dog the day the '94 World Cup started, agreed with my parents we would name it after 1st scorer. Hoping he would be called Baggio, our dog was called Ray Houghton! Everyone loved his name too!

Glenn Wheeler: My dad's a Spurs fan, so he decided to name me after the legendary Glenn Hoddle! Looking forward to carrying on the tradition. Gareth, Harry and Rafael are all in the mix so far...

Linda Edwards: Named our labrador Dawson after Michael then Spurs sold him to Hull. Heartbroken.

Stu: Had a cat called sooty who stopped the ball from going in the goal in the garden - renamed him 'snelders' after the Aberdeen keeper - amazingly it stuck and the cat preferred it.

Luke: Come on, surely there is a spider somewhere named after Yashin! If not I am going to find one in the bathroom and name him Lev.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Kyle Lafferty is being the epitome of Kyle Lafferty by nicking the ball off a defender. He takes it down the right channel and whips in a low cross that Josh Magennis can't get contact to.

Josh Magennis
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SUBSTITUTION

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Conor Washington's night of top work is over.

He's replaced by Josh Magennis.

Bear in mind that Conor was playing non-league football just four years ago.

Washington's former Peterborough team-mate Michael Smith is also off, ending a decent debut, with Conor McLaughlin on.

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#bbcfootball meet jozy (jozy altidore) & lucy (lucy bronze) past dogs are cobi (cobi jones) & lilly (kristine lilly)

#bbcfootball meet jozy (jozy altidore) & lucy (lucy bronze) past dogs are cobi (cobi jones) & lilly (kristine lilly)

I'd back Jozy the dog to be more prolific than Jozy the footballer...

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Not that it matters now, but the awarding of the penalty was initially a bit puzzling.

But looking at the replays, Jonny Evans has an arm wrapped around the neck of Miral Samardzic. An easy decision.

MISSED PENALTY

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Roy Carroll using all of his 38 years of experience to get down to his right and save from Milivoje Novakovic.

It's like watching classic Premier League action of yesteryear.

Roy Carroll saves a penalty
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PENALTY

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Jonny Evans goes up for a header in his own area and concedes a penalty.

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Andrew Wilkinson: Conor Washington scored for Peterborough in a preseason friendly against Cliftonville, so can’t be his first trip.   

Perhaps Conor thinks this is his first visit to Northern Ireland.

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This is Jess. Named her after the Pele of Port Soy, The legend Eoin Jess #bbcfootball

This is Jess. Named her after the Pele of Port Soy, The legend Eoin Jess #bbcfootball

A greyhound and a tortoise in the squad now? It's good to have options.  

I bet he goes like a whippet.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Michael O'Neill's coaching staff hand a piece of paper to Aaron Hughes.

That's Aaron Hughes who's on the football pitch.

Not too sure what he did with it.

SUBSTITUTION

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Jamie Ward is off, possibly to make sure he doesn't get a second booking.

And on comes Kyle Lafferty to the second biggest cheer of the night.

Shane Ferguson also makes way, with Stuart Dallas coming on.

Northern Ireland subs
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Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Northern Ireland play it coolly and calmly out from the back, lovely two-touch stuff.

They get it to the edge of the Slovenia area before it breaks down and at the other end Shane Ferguson is forced into turning a cross behind for a corner.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

So, Northern Ireland have never gone 10 games unbeaten.

Tonight could be the night for Michael O'Neill's men to make history.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Michael Smith is played in down the right by some clever play by Conor Washington.

The pair will have a connection from being at Peterborough together.

But Smith can't beat the first man with the cross.

FULL-TIME

Ukraine 1-0 Wales

John Hartson

Former Arsenal and Wales striker on BBC Two Wales

"It was a hard fought performance. Wales gave everything, you can't question their attitude. Chris Coleman will be disappointed with the way they conceded the goal. But there was little between the two teams. Wales had more possession, forced more corners, but it is goals that count."

Chris Coleman
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We want to know about names inspired by footballers.

Paul Francis: Had a lamb called Gerry named after Gerry Taggart. Had as much skill on the ball

this is Sócrates. Got him the day the legendary Brazilian died #bbcfootball

this is Sócrates. Got him the day the legendary Brazilian died #bbcfootball

Lambs, dogs, cats, a tortoise. Anyone care to throw any others into the mix?