The referee blows the final whistle, as the hosts run out 3-2 winners. They were set on their way after just nine minutes, when Davis brought down Rashica in the box. Muriqi rolled the resulting penalty into the bottom corner. They then doubled their lead soon after, when Bytyqi was well-placed to turn a Rashica cross into the back of the net. The visitors got themselves back into the game just before half-time, when Lavery nodded a Spencer cross in at the back post to halve the deficit. However, Kosovo restored their two goal advantage just seven minutes into the second period, with Muriqi adding his second of the match as he finished off a deflected Kastrati cross. Northern Ireland found another reply though, as Ballard powered home a header with seven minutes left to play to put the pressure on Giresse's team. However, the hosts were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory.