Healy gives Swiss fright at the death

Switzerland 0 - Northern Ireland 0
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Northern Ireland produced a stout defensive display to frustrate Switzerland at the Hardturm Stadium yesterday.

Northern Ireland produced a stout defensive display to frustrate Switzerland at the Hardturm Stadium yesterday.

The visitors' all-time leading scorer David Healy almost grabbed a win late in the second half but Pascal Zuberbuhler produced a fine fingertip save to push the ball over the bar.

Northern Ireland: Carroll, A Hughes, Craigan, Williams, Capaldi, Gillespie, Sonner, Johnson, Elliott, Healy, Smith. Substitutes: Taylor, Duff, McVeigh, Murdock, Brunt, Hamilton.

Switzerland: Zuberbuhler, Haas, Muller, Murat Yakin, Spycher, Huggel, Vogel, Wicky, Cabanas, Hakan Yakin, Vonlanthen. Substitutes: Roth, Henchoz, Lonfat, Muff, Frei, Magnin.

Referee: N Vollquartz (Den).

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