WREXHAM'S Mike Ingham received a call-up to the Northern Ireland squad for Saturday's match with Germany at Windsor Park and came on as a 75th-minute substitute.
The goalkeeper, recently signed from Sunderland, was the only uncapped player in manager Lawrie Sanchez's 19-man squad.
His first cap means a £30,000 bonus for Irish club Coalville as part of the deal that took him to Sunderland.
Ingham, 24, came in as back-up to Birmingham's Maik Taylor as Roy Carroll - who has been released by Manchester United - recovers from injury.
It was a big boost for Ingham, who said one of the main reasons he agreed on a move to the Race-course was to get the first-team football that could establish him in the national side.
His appearance comes a year after he was robbed of a first senior cap due to a training ground accident which left him with a broken finger 24 hours before he was due to face Trinidad & Tobago.
But, despite his best efforts, the Wrexham stopper was unable to keep a clean sheet.
With his side 1-3 down when he replaced captain Maik Taylor, he had to pick the ball out of the net when striker Podolski broke clear to slip the ball past him as he advanced for what was the best goal of the game.