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Stalemate suits Stabæk

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.20CET
Linfield FC 1-1 Stabæk IF (Agg: 1-5) Three dismissed, but Stabæk advance.

Match statistics

LinfieldStabæk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards1
 
2

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.20CET

Stalemate suits Stabæk

Linfield FC 1-1 Stabæk IF (Agg: 1-5) Three dismissed, but Stabæk advance.

Linfield FC 1-1 Stabæk IF (Stabæk win 5-1 on aggregate)
Stabæk IF cruised into the UEFA Cup first round with a 5-1 aggregate victory against Linfield FC, but their second-leg draw came at a high price as the visitors had two men sent off.

Three dismissed
The Norwegian side had substitute Andre Flem dismissed before captain Martin Andresen joined him on the sidelines. Linfield also had their captain and goalscorer Glenn Ferguson dismissed, the number nine seeing red at the same time as Stabæk's Andresen, the two skippers sent off in the 79th minute after an off-the-ball clash. Earlier, Flem was red-carded in the 62nd minute after another unseemly incident involving Linfield midfielder Darren Murphy.

Resilient
However, less than three minutes after being reduced to nine men, the Norwegians equalised, striker Tryggvi Gudmundsson seizing on a misplaced pass by Linfield centre-half Hugh Dickson to run clear and slot the ball past Linfield goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

Ferguson opener
Linfield had taken the lead in the 44th minute when Ferguson cleverly guided in a cross from right-back Stephen Collier but the Northern Irish side never looked like scoring enough goals to overturn the 4-0 deficit from the first leg. The severely understrength Blues applied plenty of early pressure but showed little end product for all their effort against a disciplined and well-organised visiting side.

Hard luck stories
Stabæk almost scored a wonder goal midway through the first period when left-back Christian Holter launched a free-kick from his own half and centre-forward Thomas Finstad swung on the ball as it dropped, his right-foot shot from 15 metres going just wide of the left-hand post with the home goalkeeper stranded. Linfield missed an open goal in the 32nd minute when Ferguson forced goalkeeper Jon Knudsen into a poor clearance, but Russell Kelly fired wide from 20 metres.

Last updated: 30/08/02 0.14CET

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Lineups

linfield

Linfield

stabæk

Stabæk

1
MannusAlan Mannus (GK)
1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
2
CollierStephen Collier
Yellow Card86
2
MuriAndré Muri
Substitution25
3
McShanePatrick McShane
4
KjøløMike Kjølø
4
MurphyDarren Murphy
6
StenvollTom Stenvoll
5
HunterAndrew Hunter
Yellow Card51
Substitution81
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
Red Card78
6
DicksonHugh Dickson
9
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
7
PickingMark Picking
11
T. GudmundssonTryggvi Gudmundsson
Goal81
8
ShawStephen Shaw
13
MichelsenChristian Michelsen
9
FergusonGlenn Ferguson (C)
Goal44
Red Card78
16
HolterChristian Holter
10
KellyRussell Kelly
18
FinstadThomas Finstad
Yellow Card42
11
McBrideJustin McBride
21
StenersenTommy Stenersen
Substitution68

Substitutes

18
KincaidGary Kincaid (GK)
22
RotevatnAnders Rotevatn (GK)
12
KingStuart King
Substitution81
3
FlemAndre Flem
Substitution25
Red Card62
13
ScatesGarth Scates
20
OlsenInge André Olsen
Substitution68
14
GaultMichael Gault
10
BaldvinssonMarel Baldvinsson
15
McDonaldPaul McDonald
17
Peter SandPeter Sand
16
McCleanMichael McClean

Coach

David Jeffrey (NIR) Gaute Larsen (NOR)

Referee

Antonio Manuel Almeida Costa (POR)

Assistant referees

Paulo Jorge Januario Leite Ribeiro (POR), Joao Almeida Esteves (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Proença (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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