QPR's Irish trio all feature in win

QPR’s Irish trio all made substitute appearances for Northern Ireland Under-21s in their 4-2 win against Estonia on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland recorded victory in their UEFA 2019 European Championship qualifier at Mourneview Park.

Chris Paul, Paul Smyth and Charlie Owens all came off the bench for former R’s defender Ian Baraclough’s side.

Defender Paul came on in the 58th minute whilst striker Smyth and midfielder Owens saw action in the 76th and 81st minutes respectively.

The Irish took the lead after just two minutes through Ryan Johnson before Estonia went 2-1 up after 20 minutes courtesy of goals from Frank Liivak and Rauno Sappinen.

However, Dale Gorman equalised moments prior to half-time, before a second half strike from Mark Sykes and an Estonia own goal sent them top of Group 2.

Next-up is an away match against Albania in November.