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Denmark make light work of Northern Ireland

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.15CET
Denmark 3-0 Northern Ireland
Morten Wieghorst's men finished second behind Serbia in qualifying Group 4 thanks to a comfortable victory, with all the goals coming in the first half.
by Jamie Reid
from Aalborg Stadion
Denmark make light work of Northern Ireland
Andreas Laudrup scored Denmark's third goal ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.15CET

Denmark make light work of Northern Ireland

Denmark 3-0 Northern Ireland
Morten Wieghorst's men finished second behind Serbia in qualifying Group 4 thanks to a comfortable victory, with all the goals coming in the first half.

Denmark made sure of second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 with a comfortable victory against Northern Ireland.

Going into the match with hope of pipping Serbia to top spot in Group 4, the 2011 finals hosts had sewn up the points by half-time thanks to goals from Emil Larsen, captain Mads Albæk and Andreas Laudrup.

Serbia, however, defeated the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 5-1 and head into Friday's play-off draw as section winners, with the four best runners-up also in the hat.

Larsen opened the scoring with a composed left-foot shot after being picked out by Mikkel Kirkeskov's low cross. The lead was doubled from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark, Albæk doing the necessary following Josh Magennis's foul on Laudrup.

Laudrup completed the scoring with the last kick of the first half, beating Ross Glendinning with a wonderful curling shot. Denmark coach Morten Wieghorst said: "Our campaign has been good. We're undefeated with four wins and four draws. Thankfully we got a bit of help today from a couple of other teams, but I'm happy with the overall campaign."

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.10CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
1
Ross GlendinningRoss Glendinning (GK)
2
FengerMads Fenger
2
MagennisJosh Magennis
Yellow Card28
3
HøeghDaniel Høegh
3
McKeownRory McKeown
4
VestergaardJannik Vestergaard
4
ClucasSeanan Clucas
5
KirkeskovMikkel Kirkeskov
5
ThompsonAdam Thompson (C)
6
SlothCasper Sloth
Substitution82
6
HegartyChristopher Hegarty
7
E. LarsenEmil Larsen
Goal8
7
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
Substitution55
8
AlbækMads Albæk (C)
Goal28
8
M. BallMatthew Ball
Substitution81
9
MakienokSimon Makienok
Substitution46
9
GrayJames Gray
Substitution64
10
LaudrupAndreas Laudrup
Goal45+1
Substitution69
10
P. McLaughlinPaddy McLaughlin
11
KuskKasper Kusk
11
KaneMarcus Kane

Substitutes

16
LarsenNicolai Larsen (GK)
12
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
12
Stryger LarsenJens Stryger Larsen
13
RobinsonJoshua Robinson
13
J. NielsenJakob Nielsen
14
MillarKirk Millar
Substitution55
Yellow Card72
14
ChristiansenAnders Christiansen
15
McAlindenLiam McAlinden
15
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Substitution82
16
McClureMatthew McClure
Substitution64
17
AndersenLucas Andersen
Substitution69
17
MitchellAndrew Mitchell
18
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Substitution46
18
KeeBilly Kee
Substitution81

Coach

Morten Wieghorst (DEN) Stephen Robinson (NIR)

Referee

Alan Mario Sant (MLT)

Assistant referees

Ingmar Spiteri (MLT), Paul Apap (MLT)

Fourth official

Paul Caruana (MLT)

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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