Last Updated: 29/03/11 9:41pm
FULL TIME. It is a stalemate here at Windsor Park and Group C is now bunching behind leaders Italy after a draw between Estonia and Serbia in the other Group C game. Thanks for being with us tonight and stay with us for reaction.
NI win a free-kick midway in their own half. Camp punts the ball forward and McAuley heads on in the box and McQuoid latches onto it before going down but the ref waves play on and it is the right decision as he slipped.
Brunt takes the corner but it is too high for everyone and goes out for a goal kick on the far side.
McQuoid treisa to play Brunt into the left corner but he is given offside. Replays show he was level so bad luck.
Kirm is now played into the left corner. He turns and crosses but Cathcart is there to head away in the box.
C Evans tries to get onto a McQuoid throughball but he is given offside 25 yards out on the right. Slovenia punt the free-kick forward and Dedic is played one-on-one with Camp running in from the left. He shoots from 12 yards out but the keeper spreads himself big and makes a great save and McAuley clears.
NI win a throw in 30 yards out on the left. J Evans takes before getting the ball back and he crosses into the box but it is too near Handanovic who gathers.
J Evans crosses from 35 yards out on the left to his brother C Evans on the right. He plays a great ball from six yards across the face of goal but Brunt can not get a touch on it in the centre as he dives in and Slovenia clear. Best NI move of the game!
Slovenia come again and Novakovic tries an effort from 22 yards in front of goal but his effort is well over.
Feeney puts Suler under pressure and wins a throw in five yards out on the right. NI take and cross towards McQuoid who heads just wide of Handanovic's left post from 12 yards although the keeper had it covered.
Ljubijankic runs onto a throughball on the left but his touch is heavy and it goes out for a goal kick. J Evans is back on.
C Evans wins the ball and crosses from 25 yards out on the right towards Brunt at the far post but Brecko shepherds it out for a goal kick.
Koren catches Feeney for a NI free-kick midway in their own half on the right. Camp punts the ball forward but Suler clears on the edge of his box.
McCann takes the free-kick and it finds McAuley unmarked four yards out at the far post. He heads across goal and it is going in but Mavric is there to clear off his line. Unlucky.
Kirm takes the corner and the ball falls to Birsa 20 yards out on the right. He tries an effort which goes just wide of Camp's right post. It is all Slovenia at present.
Mavric wins a free-kick just inside his half off Feeney. Mavric takes it short before Breko wins a corner on the right after tryign to play Novakovic in.
Kirm takes the corner and Koren wins another corner on the left. Kirm takes again and this time McAuley puts it out for another corner. Kirm takes the third corner and Slovenia press the NI box but the hosts stand firm before Jokic's long pass goes through to Camp who gathers.
Slovenia come again and Koren almost plays Birsa into the box but McAuley is there again to put out the ball for a corner on the left.
Kirm puts the corner into the box but Craigan heads out at the far post for a corner on the left. Slovenia take but NI clear their box.
Brunt knocks the ball down to Baird 22 yards out in front of goal but he shoots over under pressure from Koren.
Brecko plays a one-two with Bacinovic before running into the box but his touch lets him down and the ball runs through to Camp to clear.
Kirm takes the corner and Suler gets half a yard on McAuley at the near post and he heads goalwards from eight yards but it is into the side netting.
Birsa feeds the ball to Brecko down the right flank who crosses into the box from ten yards and McAuley has to put it out for a corner on the right.
Feeney does well to dis-possess Suler on the halfway line before Cathcart punts the ball into the right corner. Feeney chases the ball before Jokic clears.
Slovenia keep good possession before Brecko's long ball forward is over hit and goes out for a NI throw in near their own right byline.
Slovenia break forward and Suler crosses from six yards out on the left wards Kirm eight yards out in the centre but he blasts over when unmarked. Good opportunity wasted.
J Evans wins a free-kick 40 yards out on the left. He hits it towards McAuley on the edge of the box but Jokic heads away.
Ni win a throw in 22 yards out on the left. J Evans puts the ball into the box, Brunt flicks but Handanovic gathers.
NI re-start the game. Feeney is now sporting a big bandage on his cut head - he has had four stitches at half time. No chages for either side at the break.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 11/5 for a NI win, 13/8 the draw and 6/4 for a Slovenia victory. It is tight here but I'm sticking to my 1-0 NI win with Brunt to score the winner! What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best when I come back with my brew!
HALF TIME. The teams go in all square after a first half in which Slovenia have been the better side but NI are still well in this. Stay with us for the second period.
Ljubijankic feeds the ball to Koren to the right of the box who drills it across the face of goal but Camp dives down low to gather.
Slovenia take the free-kick but it goes out for a throw in to NI near the halfway line on the right. Cathcart takes and NI win a free-kick midway in their own half on the right. C Evans takes but Jokic clears nears his own box.
Baird is now booked for a late challenge on Koran as he tries to win the ball on the edge of the Slovenia box.
Clingan takes the free-kick. It is an up and over the wall and is just inches wide and over the bar. Unlucky!
J Evans is checked by Brecko as he tries to run down the left flank but the ref gives it as a Slovenia throw in near the halfway line. They take and win another throw in 25 yards out. They take but Ljubijankic fouls Baird in the box.
J Evans drills the free-kick forward but Cathcart can not get on it in the right corner and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Slovenia take the free-kick and try to release Brecko down the right flank but he fouls McCann for a free-kick to NI near their own box.
Feeney and Koren go for a high ball near the halfway line and the ref penalises the NI player. He has got a head cut and has to go off the pitch and get it attended to.
Clingan takes the free-kick from 25 yards out on the left but it is too close to Handanovic who gathers.
Brunt wins a free-kick just inside the NI half. NI take short and McCann runs down the left flank before being brought down by Koran who is booked.
Ljubijankic is penalised as he attempts to press down the left flank and it is a NI free-kick midway in their own half.
Brecko tries to run into the right side of the box but McCann tackles and the ball touches Brecko before it goes out for a goal kick.
Feeney wins a free-kick off Mavric 35 yards out in front of goal. McCann punts the ball in for McAuley but he heads wide on the left from six yards after making a late run into the box.
Bacinovic wins a free-kick 40 yards out on the right. They take short again and keep possession again before Bacinovic gives the ball away on the edge of the NI ball.
Birsa takes the free-kick but it hits the wall. The ball falls to Bacinovic who crosses from the left into the box, Ilicic heads on but the ball goes out for a goal kick at the far post.
Slovenia take the corner on the right and McAuley heads it out for a corner on the left. Birsa takes but Suler puts it out for a goal kick at the near post.
Bacinovic wins the ball off Craigan before Ilicic tries an effort from 22 yards out on the right which Camp has to tip over.
Camp punts a clearance forward towards Feeney on the edge of the box who tries to flick on but is adjudged to have fouled and it is a Slovenia free-kick.
Feeney wins a free-kick just inside the Slovenia half. Craigan punts the ball into the box but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.
Ilicic is down injured and needs treatment on the pitch after pulling a hamstring. He has run off the pitch and is now okay to continue and play resumes.
NI take the corner and win another on the right. Brunt takes but again it is too deep and McAuley puts it out for a goal kick on the far side.
C Evans crosses from 20 yards out on the right and McCann wins a corner on the left at the far post.
Birsa takes the corner and the ball falls to Ilicic 15 yards out on the right. He tries another effort but it is blocked and the ball falls to Suler on the edge of the box who volleys at goal but it is straight at Camp who catches on his line.
Ilicic tries a long range effort which bobbles in front of Camp who pushes it out for a corner on the left.
Brunt puts the ball into the box but it is too high for McAuley at the far post and Suler eventually clears for Slovenia.
Birsa wins a throw in 12 yards out on the right. Slovenia take short towards Ilicic who tries an effort from 25 yards out from a tight angle but Camp collects at his near post.
NI win a throw in 35 yards out on the left. They take, McCann flicks on towards Feeney in the box but Brecko clears.
Baird wins a free-kick 40 yards out in front of goal. Cathcart punts the ball forward but Suler clears on the edge of his box.
Teams - Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Mavric, Suler, Jokic, Birsa, Bacinovic, Koren, Kirm, Ilicic, Novakovic. Subs: Jasmin Handanovic, Andjelkovic, Ilic, Ljubijankic, Dedic, Radosavljevic, Sukalo.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 2/1 for a Northern Ireland win, 11/5 for a draw and 7/5 for a Slovenia victory. I'm going to go for a narrow 1-0 NI win with Brunt to score the winner which pays a handsome 40/1! What are your views / predictions tonight? Send them to email@example.com
Teams - Northern Ireland: Camp, Cathcart, McAuley, Craigan, J Evans, C Evans, Baird, Clingan, McCann, Brunt, Feeney. subs: Tuffey, Thompson, Hodson, McCourt, Boyce, Gorman, McQuoid.
Teams - Worthington has restored Grant McCann, Warren Feeney and Stephen Craigan to the Northern Ireland side. Changes are needed after injury ruled out Kyle Lafferty and captain Aaron Hughes, while 18-year-old Johnny Gorman was left on the bench after making his first competitive start in the 2-1 defeat in Serbia. Gareth McAuley leads the side in Hughes' absence, while Millwall striker Josh McQuoid is among the substitutes after being called up on Sunday.
Welcome to Windsor Park where Northern Ireland host Slovenia in a crucial Euro 2012 Group C qualifier. Can Nigel Worthington's team bounce back from Friday's defeat against Serbia or will Slovenia post a vital win to boost their qualification hopes? Send your views / predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening.