Rangers hero Steven Davis ballooned a penalty over the crossbar for Northern Ireland last night.

The Gers midfielder - who became the UK's most capped international player against Holland - blazed a spot-kick over the bar as his country ended their hopes for automatic qualification for Euro 2020.

Netherlands defender Joel Veltman handled inside the area and Davis stepped up to take but spurned the big chance as the two teams played out a goalless draw.

Skipper Davis, 34, admitted after the clash that he should've done better with the kick.

However he refused to blame the Dutch defence who remonstrated with the referee for a lengthy spell before he stepped up.

He said: "No excuses from me. I didn’t feel in my head that any of that affected me. Unfortunately I just put too much on it.

"I watched clips before the game and I thought he went quite early so the idea was to hit it down the middle and I hit it a little bit too much down the middle. It was huge disappointment because it was a great opportunity to get us in front.

"I had to get on with the game after that happened. It’s a huge disappointment because we all wanted that big result and a big scalp to take it into the final game. Unfortunately we couldn’t do it."

Michael O'Neill's men will head into the play-offs while the draw helped Holland qualify through the group.