Rachel Furness claimed a brace to make history as Northern Ireland boosted their hopes of qualification for the 2023 Women's World Cup with a crushing 9-0 win over North Macedonia in Belfast.

The first of the Liverpool player's two goals arrived in the first half and brought her international tally to 37, breaking David Healy's all-time Northern Ireland goalscoring record in the process. A second would arrive after the break to cap off a great night for the player and her team.

Just four days after thumping their opponents 11-0 in Skopje, Kenny Shiels' side once again ran riot in another one-sided affair.

Kirsty McGuinness hit a hat-trick and Rebecca Holloway, like Furness, claimed a brace at Seaview while Simone Magill - who scored four on Thursday - was also on target before Kerry Beattie's maiden international goal rounded off the scoring.

The thumping victory lifts Northern Ireland into the play-off spot in Group D, two points below leaders England, albeit having played a game more.

Third-placed Austria, who also have a game in hand, can regain second spot when they travel to Luxembourg on Tuesday.

The rampant hosts were four goals up at the break after McGuinness scored either side of Holloway's strike and a landmark finish from Furness.

McGuinness completed her treble just after the hour mark and, with goal difference a possible deciding factor in the race to reach the finals in Australia and New Zealand, Holloway soon added another before Magill made it 7-0 with 16 minutes to play with a fine individual effort.

Furness added an eighth late on, with Beattie claiming a milestone strike in her career in added time.