Northern Ireland beat Czech Republic for fifth successive win

Northern Ireland celebrate Jonny Evans' goal

Northern Ireland secured second place in Group C and took a huge step towards a World Cup play-off place by beating the Czech Republic at Windsor Park.

Defender Jonny Evans headed the hosts in front before his West Bromwich Albion team-mate Chris Brunt fired in a superb free-kick before the interval.

Northern Ireland, who have now won five matches in a row for the first time, still have to face Germany and Norway.