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Germany frustrated after frantic finish

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.43CET
Northern Ireland 1-1 Germany
Oliver Norwood's dramatic equaliser deep into added time cancelled out the defending champions' last-minute opening goal.
by Keith Wallace
from The Oval
Germany frustrated after frantic finish
Oliver Norwood equalised deep into stoppage time to deny Germany victory ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.43CET

Germany frustrated after frantic finish

Northern Ireland 1-1 Germany
Oliver Norwood's dramatic equaliser deep into added time cancelled out the defending champions' last-minute opening goal.

Oliver Norwood's dramatic free-kick equaliser deep into added time earned Northern Ireland an unlikely point to frustrate a Germany side that had taken the lead in the final minute.

Enke tribute
Both teams were eager for wins to boost their bids in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5, but all thoughts before kick-off turned to Robert Enke, with a minute's silence held for the German senior international goalkeeper who died on Tuesday. After the match got going, it was the visitors who pressed first, and Trevor Carson had to dive at full stretch to keep out a Julian Schieber header, before Northern Ireland created danger through Robbie Weir, whose cross into the box invited a finishing touch that did not come. As half-time approached, Thomas Müller looked destined to register for the defending European champions, but with an empty net at his mercy he was put off by the attentions of Ryan McGivern.

Late flourish
Schieber then blasted wide just ahead of the break, with James Lawrie rattling the crossbar from 25 metres out soon after the restart. That chance and another Müller miss suggested the match was destined to finish goalless, yet with less than 60 seconds of normal time remaining substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting finished with ease from close range. Steve Beaglehole's charges refused to buckle, however, and Norwood fired into the top corner to earn them their first point after James McClean had been brought down by Mats Hummels on the edge of the area. Germany now find themselves under increasing threat in the section with just four points from three games, eight fewer than the Czech Republic and Iceland, the latter having played one game more.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.05CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Germany

Germany

1
CarsonTrevor Carson (GK)
1
SippelTobias Sippel (GK)
2
HodsonLee Hodson
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
3
McGivernRyan McGivern
5
BastiansFelix Bastians
4
C. EvansCorry Evans
9
SchieberJulian Schieber
5
FlynnJonathan Flynn
10
KroosToni Kroos
6
CathcartCraig Cathcart (C)
15
HummelsMats Hummels (C)
7
WeirRobert Weir
18
SamSidney Sam
Substitution86
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
Goal90+4
24
LangkampSebastian Langkamp
Substitution64
9
KeeBilly Kee
Substitution69
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Yellow Card43
Substitution90+2
10
LawrieJames Lawrie
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
11
DudgeonJoe Dudgeon
Substitution34
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer

Substitutes

12
O'NeillSean O'Neill (GK)
12
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
13
FergusonShane Ferguson
8
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution86
14
BoyceLiam Boyce
11
Choupo-MotingEric Choupo-Moting
Substitution64
Goal90
15
McQuoidJosh McQuoid
16
RudySebastian Rudy
16
MagennisJosh Magennis
Substitution69
22
BargfredePhilipp Bargfrede
Substitution90+2
17
CasementChris Casement
33
Bittroff Alexander Bittroff
18
McCleanJames McClean
Substitution34
34
KopplinBjörn Kopplin

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (ENG) Rainer Adrion (GER)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

Venâncio Tomé (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Jorge Carvalheiro Henriques (POR)

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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