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Early treble fires Northern Ireland top

Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 18.22CET
Northern Ireland 5-0 Luxembourg The hosts surged to the top of qualifying Group 9 after their biggest win in six years at Mourneview Park.
Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 18.22CET

Early treble fires Northern Ireland top

Northern Ireland 5-0 Luxembourg The hosts surged to the top of qualifying Group 9 after their biggest win in six years at Mourneview Park.

Northern Ireland surged to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 after their biggest win in six years at Mourneview Park.

Early blitz
The home side made an incredible start and were 3-0 up against Luxembourg after just seven minutes. David Buchanan opened the scoring in the second minute, Andrew Waterworth added a second and Michael O'Connor fired in the third against the shell-shocked visitors. Jamie Ward made it 4-0 with only 27 minutes on the clock with a shot from a narrow angle, but Northern Ireland made to wait until the eleventh minute of the second half to register again, Chris Turner getting in on the act with a superb individual effort.

Two-point gap
The result moved Northern Ireland to nine points from five games, two clear of Germany and Israel although those side have two and one game in hand, respectively. The home side can maintain, or even add to, their buffer on Tuesday when Moldova are the visitors and Germany face a tricky trip to Luxembourg.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.10CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

11
BuchananDavid Buchanan
Goal2
8
BensiStefano Bensi
Substitution77
3
CallaghanAaron Callaghan
10
BraunChristian Braun
6
GarrettRobert Garrett
Substitution46
1
OrigerAndré Origer (GK)
4
McArdleRory McArdle
9
SagramolaChris Sagramola
1
TuffeyJonathan Tuffey (GK) (C)
Substitution46
4
BukvicAnte Bukvic (C)
7
TurnerChris Turner
Goal8
Goal56
5
RausMarc Raus
9
WaterworthAndy Waterworth
Goal5
7
Simoes RodriguesMarco Simoes Rodrigues
Substitution86
2
KaneTony Kane
2
LeiteKevin Leite
5
CathcartCraig Cathcart
3
ScholerChristophe Scholer
Yellow Card54
8
O'ConnorMichael O'Connor
6
JänischMathias Jänisch
Substitution83
10
WardJamie Ward
Goal27
Substitution71
11
BinsfeldMarc Binsfeld

Substitutes

12
CarsonTrevor Carson (GK)
Substitution46
17
TanaDan Tana
Substitution86
13
CasementChris Casement
18
Alves MarinhoBruno Alves Marinho
Substitution77
16
FordyceDaryl Fordyce
12
OsterJeff Oster (GK)
14
MulgrewJamie Mulgrew
14
RodriguezAndré Rodriguez
18
StewartThomas Stewart
15
SemedoAlexandre Semedo
17
CarvillMichael Carville
Substitution71
13
MarcolinoJérôme Marcolino
15
HowlandDavid Howland
Substitution46
16
FeltenChris Felten
Substitution83

Coach

Frederick Roy Millar (NIR) Roland Schaack (LUX)

Referee

Johannes Valgeirsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Einar Sigurdsson (ISL), Olafur Ingvar Gudfinnsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Gardar Orn Hinriksson (ISL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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