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Northern Ireland's Kee opens up Faroese defence

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 17.34CET
Northern Ireland 4-0 Faroe Islands
Captain Billy Kee stole the show in Belfast with a hat-trick in a routine qualifying Group 4 win for Steve Beaglehole's team.
by Keith Wallace
from The Oval
Northern Ireland's Kee opens up Faroese defence
Josh Magennis was among Northern Ireland's scorers ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Northern IrelandFaroe Islands

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
11
Corners4
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 17.34CET

Northern Ireland's Kee opens up Faroese defence

Northern Ireland 4-0 Faroe Islands
Captain Billy Kee stole the show in Belfast with a hat-trick in a routine qualifying Group 4 win for Steve Beaglehole's team.

Billy Kee scored a hat-trick as Northern Ireland overwhelmed the Faroe Islands in 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4.

The Northern Ireland captain opened the scoring on 25 minutes with a magnificent dipping effort into the top right-hand corner, and the game was as good as over when he added another from long range moments later. Kee turned provider for Josh Magennis − who turns 21 in five days' time − after 32 minutes, yet it was not until a quarter of an hour from time that he completed his treble with a lofted finish over Teitur Gestson.

Conor Devlin saved a late penalty when these sides drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture in May, but was seldom called upon as Steve Beaglehole's men dominated, Kee in particular spurning three chances in the early stages. He made up for that in style, however, with two goals from outside the area and then teed up strike partner Magennis, who received an early birthday present when he turned sharply and fired in a low shot.

Kee twice came close to adding a third for himself in the second half − the latter occasion when he shot wide of the empty net following confusion in the Faroese defence between Gestson and Erling Jacobsen − but righted those wrongs when he reached Oliver Norwood's pass over the top.

The only downside to an otherwise comfortable afternoon for the hosts was the straight red shown to James Knowles 11 minutes from time for a challenge on substitute Gunnar Zachariasen. Northern Ireland lead the group by three points from the Faroe Islands, with none of the other three teams yet to begin their campaign.

Last updated: 27/03/13 3.58CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
1
GestsonTeitur Gestson (GK)
2
KnowlesJames Knowles
Yellow Card78
Red Card79
2
J. EllingsgaardJan Ellingsgaard
Yellow Card55
3
DudgeonJoe Dudgeon
3
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
4
P. McLaughlinPaddy McLaughlin
Yellow Card61
4
HolmRógvi Holm (C)
Yellow Card86
5
HegartyChristopher Hegarty
Yellow Card64
5
EysturoyHøgni Eysturoy
Substitution51
6
McKeownRory McKeown
6
HanssonHallur Hansson
7
LundMatthew Lund
Substitution60
7
K. LøkinKarl Løkin
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
8
D. LakjuniDanial Lakjuni
Substitution70
9
KeeBilly Kee (C)
Goal25
Goal29
Goal75
9
BartalstovuKaj Bartalstovu
10
MagennisJosh Magennis
Goal32
Substitution65
10
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
11
CarsonJosh Carson
Substitution73
11
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
Yellow Card45
Substitution63

Substitutes

12
DrummondWayne Drummond (GK)
16
MagnussenPetur Magnussen (GK)
13
BoyceLiam Boyce
Substitution65
12
R. NielsenRógvi Nielsen
14
GriggWilliam Grigg
Substitution73
13
IsaksenJogvan Isaksen
15
M. BallMatthew Ball
14
U. PetersenUni Petersen
Substitution51
16
McCashinSean McCashin
15
ZachariasenGunnar Zachariasen
Substitution63
17
RamseyChris Ramsey
17
A. OlsenAndré Olsen
18
BreezeJonathan Breeze
Substitution60
18
René JoensenRené Joensen
Substitution70

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (ENG) William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO)

Referee

Tero Nieminen (FIN)

Assistant referees

Mikko Alakare (FIN), Miikka Poikselkä (FIN)

Fourth official

Vesa Hätilä (FIN)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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