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Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 20.45CET
Northern Ireland 2-6 Iceland
Iceland enjoyed an emphatic away win to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine
Iceland were 6-2 winners ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 20.45CET

Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine

Northern Ireland 2-6 Iceland
Iceland enjoyed an emphatic away win to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Iceland enjoyed an emphatic 6-2 win away to Northern Ireland to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Strong start
Both teams had lost their opening games in the section 2-0 against the Czech Republic, Iceland at home and Northern Ireland away, but the visitors fared better on their travels this time as they jumped to a 4-0 lead by half-time with Bjarni Vidarsson's 15th-minute penalty opening the floodgates. Further goals from Aron Einar Gunnarsson (32), Alfred Finnbogason (42) and Rurik Gislason (44) put the result beyond doubt before the interval at the Showgrounds in Coleraine.

Gislason double
Johann Gudmundsson continued the rout 12 minutes after the break, and though substitute Joshua Magennis briefly stemmed the tide with one for the home side a minute later, Gislason added his second and his side's sixth with just 64 minutes played. Magennis completed the scoring with his second on 76 minutes but it was not enough to save the home side's blushes.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.11CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Iceland

Iceland

1
CarsonTrevor Carson (GK)
1
BjörnssonHaraldur Björnsson (GK)
2
HodsonLee Hodson
2
FjólusonJón Gudni Fjóluson
Substitution89
3
TaylorJohnny Taylor
Substitution73
3
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson
4
WeirRobert Weir
4
ValgardssonHjörtur Valgardsson
5
DuffyShane Duffy
5
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Goal42
6
CasementChris Casement (C)
6
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
7
CarvillMichael Carville
7
FridgeirssonSkúli Jón Fridgeirsson
8
GarrettRobert Garrett
8
VidarssonBjarni Vidarsson
Goal15
9
McQuoidJosh McQuoid
9
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason (C)
Goal44
Goal64
10
McKayWilliam McKay
Substitution46
10
A. GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson
Goal32
Substitution76
11
ShrootRobin Shroot
Substitution46
11
GudmundssonJóhann Gudmundsson
Goal57
Yellow Card57
Substitution71

Substitutes

12
O'NeillSean O'Neill (GK)
12
O. PéturssonÓskar Pétursson (GK)
13
McCashinSean McCashin
13
JósefssonJósef Kristinn Jósefsson
Substitution71
14
JarvisDean Jarvis
Substitution73
14
PálssonGudlaugur Pálsson
15
LowryPhilip Lowry
15
OrmarssonAlmarr Ormarsson
16
BryanMichael Bryan
16
KristjánssonGudmundur Kristjánsson
Substitution76
17
M. DonnellyMartin Donnelly
Substitution46
17
HelgasonElfar Freyr Helgason
Substitution89
18
MagennisJosh Magennis
Substitution46
Goal58
Goal76
18
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (ENG) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Assistant referees

Istvan Albert (HUN), Attila Kelemen (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

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