O'Neill rues another loss
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill was left "scratching his head" after his side crashed to a 2-0 defeat in Azerbaijan.
The visitors wasted numerous chances to open the scoring in Baku and were made to pay when Rufat Dadashov gave the hosts the lead early in the second half.
Jonny Evans was then sent off in stoppage time, with Mahir Shukurov curling home the resultant free-kick to compound Northern Ireland's misery.
"We dominated the game particularly in the first half," O'Neill told Sky Sports. "We had numerous chances but didn't take them.
"We had a little bit of bad fortune; they had a little bit of good fortune at times. We then had a bad 5-10 minute spell and they scored at that point. It was a poor goal to lose.
"We hit the post towards the end. I felt the second half was more even as a contest, unlike the first half when we were totally dominant.
"But again like many other games it's the same story in many ways. We have dominated at lot of these types of games and come away with nothing.
"We feel a bit aggrieved but at the end of the day we are left scratching our heads how from such a strong position in the game we ended up losing."
O'Neill was also left frustrated at what he felt was timewasting tactics employed by the opposition, though he offered up no excuses for Evans' late dismissal.
"I haven't seen it," he added, when asked about the red card. "I think there has been a kick from Jonny out of frustration and the referee has sent him off.
"I'm disappointed with the antics of the opposition and disappointed the referee; I thought he would have been stronger in that situation
"If you look at the statistics in the foul count is dramatically different between Azerbaijan and ourselves.
"Every time they got fouled they called for the stretcher and the referee allowed that to happen, I think it was a really poor situation.
"[Azerbaijan boss] Berti Vogts apologised for the behaviour of his players as he did in Belfast but unfortunately we need the referees to get hold of this in the game."