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Serbia start by beating Northern Ireland

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 18.43CET
Serbia 1-0 Northern Ireland
Luka Milivojević's 17th-minute strike got Serbia's Group 4 campaign off to a winning start as Northern Ireland ended with ten men.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from Karadjordje stadium
Serbia start by beating Northern Ireland
Serbia captain Slobodan Medojević ©Sportsfile
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 18.43CET

Serbia start by beating Northern Ireland

Serbia 1-0 Northern Ireland
Luka Milivojević's 17th-minute strike got Serbia's Group 4 campaign off to a winning start as Northern Ireland ended with ten men.

Serbia made a winning start to their 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign thanks to Luka Milivojević's goal against Northern Ireland.

Having had their run of final tournament appearances ended last time out, Serbia dominated their first Group 4 fixture as they seek to reach Israel in 2013. Milivojević's 17th-minute strike proved decisive although Serbia missed a penalty early in the second half after Connor McLaughlin was sent off.

Northern Ireland were playing their third qualifier having already picked up four points against the Faroe Islands but condeded their first goal of the campaign when Milivojević pounced on a blocked shot 16 metres out and beat keeper Conor Devlin. In the 35th minute Milivojević fired just over, though Northern Ireland were proving determined opponents.

Billy Kee forced home goalkeeper Branimir Aleksić into a close-range save with a header not long past the break, but on 50 minutes McLaughlin was dismissed for fouling Stefan Šćepović, whose resulting penalty was missed. Serbia continued to press, and Slobodan Medojević headed over while in the 81st minute Luka Milunović let fly from 22 metres only for Devlin to pull off a fingertip save. On Tuesday Serbia welcome the Faroe Islands to Uzice while Northern Ireland meet 2011 finals hosts Denmark, who are beginning their campaign.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.10CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
AleksićBranimir Aleksić (GK)
1
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
2
NastasićMatija Nastasić
2
C. McLaughlinConnor McLaughlin
Red Card50
4
MedojevićSlobodan Medojević (C)
3
McKeownRory McKeown
5
GudeljNemanja Gudelj
Yellow Card73
4
P. McLaughlinPaddy McLaughlin
8
IgnjovskiAleksandar Ignjovski
Substitution85
5
McCashinSean McCashin
Substitution64
9
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Penalty51
Substitution64
6
RamseyChris Ramsey
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
7
GriggWilliam Grigg
Substitution64
11
MarkovićSaša Marković
Substitution55
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
Yellow Card71
14
MladenovićFilip Mladenović
9
KeeBilly Kee (C)
Yellow Card85
19
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
Goal17
10
CarsonJosh Carson
Yellow Card15
22
LazovićDarko Lazović
11
FergusonShane Ferguson
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
VasićVaso Vasić (GK)
12
DrummondWayne Drummond (GK)
3
PetkovićMarko Petković
13
M. BallMatthew Ball
7
KrstičićNenad Krstičić
Substitution85
14
BoyceLiam Boyce
13
MitoševićVuk Mitošević
15
MagennisJosh Magennis
Substitution64
15
MilanovićMilan Milanović
16
BreezeJonathan Breeze
Substitution77
17
KojićNemanja Kojić
Substitution64
Yellow Card85
17
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
20
MilunovićLuka Milunović
Substitution55
18
ClucasSeanan Clucas
Substitution64

Coach

Aleksandar Janković (SRB) Steve Beaglehole (ENG)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Davie Goossens (NED), Coen Droste (NED)

Fourth official

Jeroen Sanders (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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