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Faroe Islands frustrate Northern Ireland

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.55CET
Faroe Islands 1-1 Northern Ireland
Some inspired goalkeeping meant Northern Ireland had to settle for a point having come from behind with Kyle Lafferty's equaliser.
Faroe Islands frustrate Northern Ireland
The Faroe Islands secured their first point in qualifying ©Bongarts

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsNorthern Ireland

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts6
 
27
Attempts on target4
 
12
Attempts off target1
 
10
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
8
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
12
Fouls suffered0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.55CET

Faroe Islands frustrate Northern Ireland

Faroe Islands 1-1 Northern Ireland
Some inspired goalkeeping meant Northern Ireland had to settle for a point having come from behind with Kyle Lafferty's equaliser.

The Faroe Islands withstood a prolonged period of pressure from Northern Ireland to claim their first point in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group C.

Having lost their four previous group fixtures, the Faroe Islands were grateful for the agility of 40-year-old goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen before Christian Lamhauge Holst shocked the visitors on the hour. Kyle Lafferty equalised 14 minutes from time but despite a late onslaught, Northern Ireland had to settle for a draw which leaves them on five points from three matches.

Lafferty, one of two changes to the team which held Italy on Friday, drew the first of two impressive saves from Mikkelsen on 18 minutes with a dipping long-range shot. The Faroe Islands' only first-half effort of note came when Símun Samuelsen shot straight at Maik Taylor, after which Jonny Evans went close twice. Gareth McAuley then headed into the side netting as Northern Ireland finished the half in the ascendancy. The visitors were soon forcing the issue after the restart as well, and Steven Davis's measured pass enabled McGinn to round Mikkelsen only to hit the wrong side of the net.

David Healy, on as a substitute, span on the edge of the area and drew another save from Mikkelsen, before Lafferty resumed his private battle with the keeper, who somehow clawed a powerful header away from the top corner. Northern Ireland were punished on the hour when Stephen Craigan's heavy touch allowed Daniel Udsen to steal in and feed Holst, who turned past Aaron Hughes and beat Taylor.

Cue a period of sustained Northern Ireland pressure which paid off 14 minutes from time, Lafferty traversing across the face of the penalty area before his low shot went in off Mikkelsen's left-hand upright. Northern Ireland were unable to force a winner, though, and resume their campaign in Serbia on 25 March while the Faroe Islands do not play again until Slovenia and Estonia visit in June.

Last updated: 11/05/11 13.36CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
1
TaylorMaik Taylor (GK)
2
NæsJónas Tór Næs
Yellow Card38
2
McAuleyGareth McAuley
3
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
3
J. EvansJonny Evans
4
Joh. DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
5
CraiganStephen Craigan
5
A. GregersenAtli Gregersen
Yellow Card72
6
BairdChris Baird
6
UdsenDaniel Udsen
Substitution68
7
DavisSteven Davis
Yellow Card87
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen (C)
8
McGinnNiall McGinn
Substitution83
8
Sím. SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution78
9
K. LaffertyKyle Lafferty
Goal76
9
HolstChristian Holst
Goal60
Substitution85
10
FeeneyWarren Feeney
Substitution50
10
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
11
BruntChris Brunt
11
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør
18
HughesAaron Hughes (C)

Substitutes

16
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
12
TuffeyJonathan Tuffey (GK)
12
RubeksenHendrik Rubeksen
4
ClinganSammy Clingan
13
á BøEgil á Bø
13
C. EvansCorry Evans
Substitution83
14
PetersenJann Ingi Petersen
Substitution68
14
HealyDavid Healy
Substitution50
15
J. HansenJústinus Hansen
Substitution85
15
McCannGrant McCann
17
Christian MouritsenChristian Mouritsen
16
PattersonRory Patterson
18
A. HansenArnbjørn Hansen
Substitution78
Yellow Card84
17
GormanJonny Gorman

Coach

Brian Kerr (IRL) Nigel Worthington (NIR)

Referee

Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Assistant referees

Beat Hidber (SUI), Bruno Zurbrügg (SUI)

Fourth official

Bruno Grossen (SUI)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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