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Calm Cork deny Djurgården

Published: Friday 26 August 2005, 0.13CET
Cork City FC 0-0 Djurgårdens IF (agg: 1-1, Cork win on away goals) A solid defensive display takes Cork into first round.

Match statistics

Cork CityDjurgården

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 26 August 2005, 0.13CET

Calm Cork deny Djurgården

Cork City FC 0-0 Djurgårdens IF (agg: 1-1, Cork win on away goals) A solid defensive display takes Cork into first round.

By Aidan Fitzmaurice

Cork City FC eliminated Swedish opposition from European competition for the second year in a row with a scoreless draw that was enough to send the Irish outfit into Friday's UEFA Cup draw at the expense of Djurgårdens IF.

Narrow margin
A precious away goal from Neale Fenn in the first leg in Sweden was the key to Cork's success which sees them progress on away goals for the second time in their history.

Sensational Kearney
Djurgården had a number of senior internationals on show but Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Liam Kearney was the best player on the pitch as he tormented the Swedish defence with his pacy runs on the left wing. However, London-born full-back Danny Murphy was also a hero for the Irish club as he made a crucial tackle 12 minutes from the end to deny Mattias Jonson what looked a certain goal.

Early scares
Desperate to progress, the Swedish had Cork under pressure early on. Tobias Hysén - son of former Liverpool FC and Sweden defender Glen - had a shot on eleven minutes but fired wide, and two minutes later Marcus Johannesson also went close.

Fenn openings
But then Cork settled as former Tottenham Hotspur FC man Fenn almost broke the deadlock with a free-kick on 17 minutes, and just after that saw his glancing header go wide of Pa Dembo Tourray's goal.

Bold Richardson
Cork suffered a major blow ten minutes into the second half when defender Alan Bennett was forced to withdraw through injury. City boss Damien Richardson refused to change his attacking policy, however, and brought on a forward in Roy O'Donovan, asking midfield player Greg O'Halloran to fill in at the back.

Hysén chance
On 58 minutes Hysén had a superb chance to give his side the lead but he headed weakly at goalkeeper Mick Devine. Just minutes later the Djurgården forward was put through on goal again, but this time he fired wide.

Magnificent Murphy
Cork then went on the attack, Fenn forcing a superb save from Tourray on 76 minutes with a well-struck free-kick. Two minutes later Irish defender Murphy executed a brilliant tackle on the goalline to deny Jonson, a crucial intervention as the Swedes could not find a way past Devine in the closing moments.

Last updated: 26/08/05 1.34CET

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Lineups

cork

Cork

djurgården

Djurgården

1
DevineMichael Devine (GK)
15
TourayPa Dembo Touray (GK)
2
MurphyDanny Murphy
2
ConchaMatias Concha
Yellow Card51
3
BennettAlan Bennett
Substitution56
3
StenmanFredrik Stenman
4
O'HalloranGreg O'Halloran
6
KuivastoToni Kuivasto
6
MurrayDan Murray (C)
7
ArnengJohan Arneng
8
FennNeale Fenn
8
HysénTobias Hysén
9
O'FlynnJohn O'Flynn
Substitution90+1
9
Kusi-AsareJones Kusi-Asare
Substitution45
10
O'CallaghanGeorge O'Callaghan
11
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
Yellow Card70
Substitution90
20
GambleJoe Gamble
Yellow Card44
12
JonsonMattias Jonson
Yellow Card38
22
HorganNeil Horgan
16
JohannessonMarcus Johannesson (C)
30
KearneyLiam Kearney
18
RasckNiclas Rasck
Substitution60

Substitutes

16
McNultyMark McNulty (GK)
36
VaihoTommi Vaiho (GK)
5
CoughlanDerek Coughlan
Substitution90+1
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
7
O'BrienColin O'Brien
13
BergtoftStefan Bergtoft
12
O'DonovanRoy O'Donovan
Substitution56
Yellow Card87
14
ÁrnasonKári Árnason
Substitution60
14
Ci. LordanCillian Lordan
23
BaIbrahim Ba
15
BrutonWillie Bruton
25
AmoahPatrick Amoah
Substitution90
21
BehanDennis Behan
77
BarsomAbgar Barsom
Substitution45
Yellow Card90+1

Coach

Damien Richardson (IRL) Kjell Jonevret (SWE)

Referee

Luc Wilmes (LUX)

Assistant referees

François Mangen (LUX), Antonio De Carolis (LUX)

Fourth official

Serge Parage (LUX)

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