Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough praised Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell following his side’s 4-1 win against Lithuania.

Peacock-Farrell – who is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday – made a vital stop from Arvydas Novikovas’ penalty when Baraclough’s men led 2-1.

The win puts Northern Ireland third in Group C, with four points from their opening three games as they aim to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Baraclough says the save came at a vital time in the match and praised Peacock-Farrell for his performances on the international stage.

He insists playing regularly in League One will have a big impact on the Burnley man over the coming season.

“It was a big, big moment in the game,” said Baraclough. “Lithuania were on top of the game at that time.

“I’ve looked at it again, whether or not it was a penalty is irrelevant now but I’m disappointed it was given and my man was booked.

“But when (Peacock-Farrell) was asked the question, he’s a big goalkeeper, it was a big performance. He’s done it before and he’ll do it again.

“He’s only a young lad, 24, he’s gone on loan to Sheffield Wednesday from Burnley and you can tell he’s getting regular games.

“It was a key moment and it shifted the momentum again. We had to go and make sure we worked hard to create the chances and take the chances when they came.

“It wasn’t easy like 4-1 might suggest.”

Baraclough’s men are back in action on Sunday when they head to Estonia (KO 5pm).