Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland: Lewis sent off as Irish World Cup hopes suffer devastating blow

Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland: Newcastle defender Jamal Lewis sent off after taking too long to take a throw in before Steven Zuber and Christian Faasnacht deliver devastating blow to Irish World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes suffered a devastating blow as they were beaten by Switzerland on Saturday night. 

Jamal Lewis was shown a red card after receiving a second booking for time-wasting in the 36th minute. 

Just 17 seconds elapsed between Lewis picking up the ball and the referee walking over and showing him a second yellow card.

The Newcastle United defender had been booked earlier for tugging the shirt of Breel Embolo. 

Steven Zuber scored the the first goal in first-half stoppage time.

Christian Faasnacht sealed victory late on. 

More to follow 

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