Draw made for the Nations League - Premiership title race takes another twist

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NI captain Steven Davis. Pic: IFA.

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Northern Ireland will kick-off their Nations League campaign at the start of September away to Romania.

The first home game is a few days later against Norway.

The visitors could feature teenage sensation Erling Braut Håland, who recently turned down Manchester United to join Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

The Republic have a trip to Bulgaria, then host Finland and Wales. 

Coleraine have cut Linfield's lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership to four points with eight games to play.

The second-placed Bannsiders beat Glenavon 2-1 at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night with goals from Stewart Nixon and James McLaughlin. 

It was Nixon's first since his January move from Carrick.

Conor McCloskey grabbed a consolation for the Lurgan Blues.

The North Belfast derby between Crusaders and Cliftonville ended scoreless.

Dungannon defeated Ballymena 1-0 to move above Davy Jeffrey's team into ninth place.

Dougie Wilson hit the winner on his 26th birthday.


Weekend fixtures

Saturday 3pm - 

Ballymena United vs Coleraine 
Carrick Rangers vs Linfield 
Crusaders vs Institute
Dungannon Swifts vs Warrenpoint Town
Glentoran vs Cliftonville

5.30pm - 
Larne vs Glenavon









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