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Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.45CET
Nothern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
Andrew Little scored twice as Steve Beaglehole's side beat the visitors for a second time in qualifying Group 5.
by Jim Smith
from The Showgrounds
Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino
Northern Ireland were comfortable winners ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.45CET

Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino

Nothern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
Andrew Little scored twice as Steve Beaglehole's side beat the visitors for a second time in qualifying Group 5.

Northern Ireland were comfortable winners in their penultimate Group 5 match as Andrew Little scored twice for the hosts in a 4-0 rout of San Marino.

San Marino complete their fixtures without picking up a point and they soon fell behind at the Showgrounds in Coleraine, Little firing high into the goal in the fourth minute after being given too much time in the area. The home side doubled their lead when captain Ryan McGivern swept home a penalty on 15 minutes, but were made to wait before completing the scoring with two late goals.

Little added the third from the spot with five minutes to play after Alex Della Valle had been dismissed for a second bookable offence, then  William Grigg hit the fourth in the second minute of added time. Northern Ireland are fourth in the section with seven points from seven games and conclude their campaign away to holders Germany on Tuesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.43CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

San Marino

San Marino

1
DrummondWayne Drummond (GK)
1
ManzaroliMattia Manzaroli (GK)
2
HodsonLee Hodson
2
CasadeiMattia Casadei
Yellow Card71
3
FergusonShane Ferguson
3
GiardiMattia Giardi
4
WeirRobert Weir
4
BrolliCristian Brolli
5
ThompsonAdam Thompson
5
Alex Della ValleAlex Della Valle
Yellow Card78
Red Card85
6
McGivernRyan McGivern (C)
Goal15
Yellow Card55
6
ColonnaMatteo Colonna
7
LittleAndrew Little
Goal4
Goal85
7
VenerucciAndrea Venerucci
Substitution63
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
8
CoppiniMatteo Coppini
9
BoyceLiam Boyce
Substitution55
9
StefanelliMattia Stefanelli
Substitution78
10
MagennisJosh Magennis
Substitution71
10
GasperoniLorenzo Gasperoni
Yellow Card45
Substitution87
11
P. McLaughlinPaddy McLaughlin
Substitution86
11
Della ValleAchille Della Valle (C)

Substitutes

12
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
12
BerardiMichele Berardi (GK)
13
BlakeRyan Blake
Substitution86
13
BenvenutiAndrea Benvenuti
14
MillarKirk Millar
Substitution55
14
BianchiAlessandro Bianchi
Substitution78
15
GriggWilliam Grigg
Substitution71
Goal90+2
15
CalzolariPietro Calzolari
16
GrayJames Gray
16
GolinucciEnrico Golinucci
Substitution63
17
RostiMarco Rosti
Substitution87
18
ZafferaniNicola Zafferani

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (ENG) Pier Angelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Ioannis Anastasiou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP), Stelios Nikita (CYP)

Fourth official

Demetris Chrysostomou (CYP)

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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