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Northern Ireland floored by ten-man Denmark

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 17.55CET
Northern Ireland 0-3 Denmark
Late goals from substitute Andreas Laudrup and Emil Larsen sealed a comfortable win for the ten-man visitors in Group 4.
by Keith Wallace
from The Oval
Northern Ireland floored by ten-man Denmark
Morten Wieghorst's team were comfortable victors in Belfast ©www.boesenfoto.dk
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 17.55CET

Northern Ireland floored by ten-man Denmark

Northern Ireland 0-3 Denmark
Late goals from substitute Andreas Laudrup and Emil Larsen sealed a comfortable win for the ten-man visitors in Group 4.

Late goals from substitute Andreas Laudrup and Emil Larsen helped Denmark get off to a fine start in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 4 as the visitors prospered despite the first-half dismissal of Mathias Jørgensen.

With a strong wind behind them in the first half, Denmark were ahead after six minutes, Nicklas Helenius converting Emil Larsen's corner at the back post moments after seeing a shot fended wide by Northern Ireland captain Chris Hegarty. However, Jørgensen was dismissed after 42 minutes, with Liam Boyce firing wide before the interval, and Josh Magennis being denied just after the break.

Steve Beaglehole's side almost levelled on 52 minutes when captain Oliver Norwood's thunderous long-range free-kick struck the woodwork before the Manchester United FC youngster tested goalkeeper Kristian Fæste with another set piece after the visiting No1 handled outside the box. Norwood struck the woodwork again on 80 minutes with a clever chip from 18 metres.

The game was killed off shortly after when Larsen got to the byline and put the ball on a plate for Laudrup – the son of Denmark legend Michael Laudrup – who steered home from 12 metres. Substitute William Grigg almost pulled one back on 86, but Denmark put the seal on victory in their first game since hosting the 2011 U21 finals when the influential Larsen fired into the bottom corner from 25 metres.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.11CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Denmark

Denmark

1
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
1
FæsteKristian Fæste (GK)
2
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
2
SørensenFrederik Sørensen
3
McKeownRory McKeown
3
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
Red Card42
4
BreezeJonathan Breeze
Yellow Card55
Substitution65
4
VestergaardJannik Vestergaard
5
HegartyChristopher Hegarty (C)
Yellow Card42
5
LauridsenJesper Lauridsen
6
RamseyChris Ramsey
Yellow Card40
6
K. HansenKasper Hansen
7
DallasStuart Dallas
Substitution65
7
WichmannMathias Wichmann
Substitution46
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
Yellow Card84
8
AlbækMads Albæk (C)
9
BoyceLiam Boyce
Substitution80
9
HeleniusNicklas Helenius
Goal6
Substitution80
10
MagennisJosh Magennis
Yellow Card37
10
E. LarsenEmil Larsen
Goal88
11
FergusonShane Ferguson
11
Stryger LarsenJens Stryger Larsen
Substitution37

Substitutes

12
DrummondWayne Drummond (GK)
16
LarsenNicolai Larsen (GK)
13
McCashinSean McCashin
12
SlothCasper Sloth
14
P. McLaughlinPaddy McLaughlin
13
PedersenDaniel Pedersen
15
M. BallMatthew Ball
Substitution65
14
OkoreJores Okore
Substitution46
16
GriggWilliam Grigg
Substitution65
15
AkharrazOsama Akharraz
17
WatsonJordan Watson
17
LaudrupAndreas Laudrup
Substitution37
Goal81
18
McLellanMichael McLellan
Substitution80
18
MakienokSimon Makienok
Substitution80

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (ENG) Morten Wieghorst (DEN)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Guido Kleve (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Tobias Welz (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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