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Saturday 24 Mar 2018
Smyth scores on senior debut for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland forward Paul Smyth believes it must have been written in the stars that he would score on his senior debut against the Korea Republic.

The QPR man, who was set up by club team-mate Conor Washington, cut in from the left and shot low with his right to give Northern Ireland a late win.

Smyth came on with 10 minutes to go in place of Jordan Jones and was just proud to get on the pitch, let alone get the winning goal. He said: "I don't think you can dream a better debut and it's an amazing feeling.

"I was dreaming of getting on the pitch first and it was just written in the stars. I'm just glad I got my opportunity and I thank Michael (O'Neill) for that and all the coaching staff behind me and all the lads that were behind me."

To view Paul Smyth's winner and his incredible back-flip celebration watch the video above.