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Srur strike revives Israel hopes

Published: Wednesday 6 February 2008, 17.17CET
Israel 2-1 Northern Ireland Substitute Idan Srur struck three minutes from time to revive Guy Levi's team's aspirations of progress from Group 9.
Srur strike revives Israel hopes
Israel coach Guy Levy ©Getty Images

Match statistics

IsraelNorthern Ireland

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 9: GER / ISR / MDA / NIR / LUX

PPts
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland712
Germany Germany410
Israel Israel510
Moldova Moldova56
Luxembourg Luxembourg50
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 6 February 2008, 17.17CET

Srur strike revives Israel hopes

Israel 2-1 Northern Ireland Substitute Idan Srur struck three minutes from time to revive Guy Levi's team's aspirations of progress from Group 9.

Substitute Idan Srur struck three minutes from time as Israel revived their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory against Group 9 pacesetters Northern Ireland.

Frantic finish
The home side had appeared well-set in Tel-Aviv when Ben Sahar gave them the lead midway through the second half, collecting Bebars Natcho's through-ball and firing past Jonathan Tuffey, but were forced to sweat in the end. Israel should have been further ahead as Etey Shechter struck the post and was denied from the penalty spot in the first half, and looked like lamenting their profligacy when Thomas Stewart rifled in a fierce volley nine minutes from time. Coach Guy Levy responded by bringing on Srur and the midfielder duly made his mark, beating Tuffey with a curling free-kick. The result lifted Israel to ten points after five outings, level with Germany (four games) and two points behind Northern Ireland (seven).

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.53CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

17
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
Yellow Card31
11
BuchananDavid Buchanan
Yellow Card74
4
DamariNitzan Damari
3
CallaghanAaron Callaghan
Substitution89
6
JanLior Jan
Yellow Card43
6
GarrettRobert Garrett
Substitution78
8
KayalBeram Kayal
Substitution38
4
McArdleRory McArdle
1
LevitaOhad Levita (GK) (C)
Yellow Card79
9
StewartThomas Stewart
Goal81
5
MaymonShai Maymon
1
TuffeyJonathan Tuffey (GK) (C)
7
NatchoBebras Natcho
Yellow Card74
7
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution82
9
ShechterEtey Shechter
8
O'ConnorMichael O'Connor
3
ShitritOri Shitrit
Substitution57
2
KaneTony Kane
2
ShpunginYuval Shpungin
10
WardJamie Ward
14
SaharBen Sahar
Goal66
Substitution82
5
CathcartCraig Cathcart
Yellow Card84

Substitutes

10
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution38
Yellow Card90+2
12
CarsonTrevor Carson (GK)
18
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
13
CasementChris Casement
13
RoashOshri Roash
17
FordyceDaryl Fordyce
Substitution78
16
DuaniRami Duani
15
MulgrewJamie Mulgrew
Substitution82
12
AvidorYoval Avidor
18
CarvillMichael Carville
Substitution89
15
SrurIdan Srur
Substitution82
Goal86
14
WeirRobert Weir
21
KozokinShemoel Kozokin
Substitution57
16
HowlandDavid Howland

Coach

Guy Levi (ISR) Frederick Roy Millar (NIR)

Referee

Mechalis Germanakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Christos Kalaitzidis (GRE)

Fourth official

Konstantinos Papastamatis (GRE)

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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