McNair - who started for Michael O'Neill's side while his Boro teammate George Saville was on the bench - struck with a few minutes remaining to make it four wins from four for Northern Ireland. 

The victory over Belarus preserves their place at the summit of Euro 2020 qualifying Group C, three points ahead of Germany. 

Northern Ireland's qualifying campaign will be wrapped up later in the year with home and away fixtures against the Netherlands and a trip to Germany. 

Paddy McNair celebrates scoring his first goal for his country