Charlton Athletic striker Josh Magennis has had a night to remember playing for Northern Ireland with the player netting a brace in a 3-0 FIFA World Cup Qualifying win against San Marino in Serravalle.

The 27-year-old Bangor born hotshot has already bagged two goals in four games at club level with Charlton Athletic this season and the player was on top form on the international stage.

San Marino battled well against Northern Ireland for the first 70 minutes of the match but the European minnows’  hearts were eventually broken when Addicks hotshot Magennis scored an opening goal with a clinical finish from close range.

Five minutes later, the player was on target again as he proved his quality in the air with a headed effort from inside the box. Southampton midfielder Steven Davis wrapped up the win with a penalty kick 12 minutes from time.

Magennis signed for Charlton Athletic in August 2016 on a two-year deal from Scottish Premiership outfit Kilmarnock. The player scored just 10 goals in 41 appearances in his first season at The Valley however the striker’s early season form this term has suggested that he could play a key role for The Addicks as the club looks to challenge for promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship.


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