Watch: Stunning Megan Campbell goal helps Ireland beat Northern Ireland in opening World Cup qualifier

Tue, Sep 19 2017

Megan Campbell's long throw was the source of the own goal. Credit: Ian Anderson

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The Republic of Ireland beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their opening 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier at Mourneview Park in Lurgan thanks to a Rachel Furness own goal and Megan Campbell's long-range strike.

 

The Reading midfielder headed into her own net from a raking Megan Campbell long throw, which have caused the Northern Ireland defence problems earlier in the game.

 

An earlier Campbell throw had been headed off the crossbar by striker Steph Roche, while a cross from the Manchester City full-back saw Louise Quinn's header well-saved.

 

Follow live updates of the game with Gareth Penrose here.

 

Goal courtesy of BBC Northern Ireland.

 

 

 

Campbell made it 2-0 in the second half as her effort from distance fooled Northern Ireland keeper Lauren Perry on dipped into the top corner.