Norwood & Paterson start in Cyprus stalemate
Huddersfield Town’s Oliver Norwood and Martin Paterson earned further caps for Northern Ireland in their international friendly draw in Cyprus on Wednesday evening.
The Town duo both started the 0-0 draw against the hosts at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium.
Paterson had one of Northern Ireland’s best chances during the game, but experienced home goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides brilliantly saved his headed effort in the 13th minute. Pato was booked nine minutes later and was replaced by Palermo striker Kyle Lafferty for the second-half.
Meanwhile, fellow Terrier Norwood started in midfield, eventually being substituted and replaced by Barnsley man Paddy McCourt in the 73rd minute.
The 'Green and White Army' played the final 15 minutes of the game with 10 men after West Brom centre half Gareth McAuley was shown a red card.
‘Pato’ has now scored three goals in 22 senior appearances for the Northern Irish, whereas Oliver has played 15 times for his adopted country.
Both players will now return to Huddersfield ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game at Doncaster Rovers.