Northern Ireland player ratings in 0-0 draw with Switzerland

By belfastlive.co.uk

BAILEY PEACOCK FARRELL - 9

Top display. A second penalty save in two internationals denied the Swiss a winner. Deserved his standing ovation from the Green and White Army on the final whistle.

MICHAEL SMITH - 6

Conceded a soft penalty in the first half and walked a tightrope after picking up a first half yellow. Injury forced his withdrawal for Liverpool teenager Conor Bradley.

DANIEL BALLARD - 7.5

Played with a maturity beyond his 21 years. Really assured and determined display from the Millwall defender on the right hand side of back three. Looks every inch an international player.

CRAIG CATHCART - 7.5

Had to be alert and snuffed out danger at the heart of the back three. One of Watford defender’s most accomplished performances in a green shirt.

CIARON BROWN - 7

Hard to believe this was his first competitive start. Cardiff City defender rose to the challenge and produced a surefooted performance in back three.

JAMAL LEWIS - 7

Had to be alive to the threat of Young Boys winger Fassnacht and didn't get chance to bomb forward as Swiss turned the screw, but dealt with the danger and produced a solid display.

STEVEN DAVIS - 7

Rangers star showed his experience in spades at the heart of midfield. Buzzed about, picked up the pieces and found his teammates. A trademark shift from veteran playmaker.

JORDAN THOMPSON - 7

Another bright display from Stoke City midfielder. Worked hard, protected the ball and found teammates. Eventually made way for George Saville.

ALI McCANN - 7

Provided a lot of youthful energy and worked really hard in midfield three. Tireless display from Preston North End new boy.

SHAYNE LAVERY - 7.5

Blazed an early effort wide of the target and hassled and harried the Swiss backline. Blackpool striker can be really pleased with his night's work.

CONOR WASHINGTON - 6.5

Willing runner in two-man attack alongside Lavery. Worked hard and was a real nuisance before being replaced by Dion Charles midway through the second period.

REPLACEMENTS

CONOR BRADLEY (for Smith, 67) - 7

DION CHARLES (for Washington, 67) - 6.5

GEORGE SAVILLE (for Thompson, 75) - 6.5

JORDAN JONES (for Lavery, 85) - 6

SWITZERLAND: Sommer, Widmer (Lotumba 860, Elvedi, Akanji, Freuler, Frei (Steffen 59), Zakaria (Aebischer 86), Vargas, Fassnacht (Zuber 59), Seferovic (Zeqiri 77).

REFEREE: Harald Lechner (Austria)

ATTENDANCE: 15,660.


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