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Late FYROM penalty denies Northern Ireland

Published: Thursday 10 May 2012, 20.45CET
FYROM 1-0 Northern Ireland 
Yani Urdinov's late penalty ensured the hosts maintained their unbeaten record in Group 4 and moved them level with second-placed Denmark.
by Emil Gasevski
Late FYROM penalty denies Northern Ireland
Kumanovo hosted FYROM's vital victory ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

FYROMNorthern Ireland

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
7
Corners7
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
20
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Thursday 10 May 2012, 20.45CET

Late FYROM penalty denies Northern Ireland

FYROM 1-0 Northern Ireland 
Yani Urdinov's late penalty ensured the hosts maintained their unbeaten record in Group 4 and moved them level with second-placed Denmark.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia boosted their chances of reaching the UEFA European Under-21 Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win against Northern Ireland in Kumanovo.

It was the visitors made the early inroads, however, with William Grigg pickpocketing Kirce Ristevski but failing to beat Filip Gacevski from close range. Connor McLaughlin then planted a firm header narrowly over before FYROM seized the initiative. Ilija Nestorovski provided a perfect cross for Feran Hasani, but the forward fired straight at Conor Devlin.

The hosts emerged with more adventure after the interval, and it was the introduction of David Babunski which sparked them into the life. Soon after, Seanan Clucas handled in the area but Nestorovski blazed over the crossbar from the spot.

However, FYROM were not to be denied and Yani Urdinov converted his side's second penalty on 83 minutes. The visitors' misery was compounded when Shane Ferguson was sent off.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.11CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
GacevskiFilip Gacevski (GK)
1
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
Yellow Card82
2
RistovskiStefan Ristovski
2
HodsonLee Hodson
3
RistevskiKirce Ristevski
Yellow Card68
3
McGivernRyan McGivern (C)
Yellow Card22
4
UrdinovYani Urdinov
Yellow Card55
Goal83
4
ThompsonAdam Thompson
5
BogdanoviсGoran Bogdanoviс (C)
5
C. McLaughlinConnor McLaughlin
8
TairiFlamur Tairi
6
ClucasSeanan Clucas
Yellow Card59
9
FazliSamir Fazli
Substitution71
7
R. McLaughlinRyan McLaughlin
Substitution77
10
NestorovskiIlija Nestorovski
Penalty53
Substitution57
8
NorwoodOliver Norwood
Yellow Card79
11
HasaniFeran Hasani
9
GriggWilliam Grigg
18
BrdarevskiVladica Brdarevski
Yellow Card72
Substitution78
10
LundMatthew Lund
Substitution86
20
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
Yellow Card61
11
FergusonShane Ferguson
Red Card88

Substitutes

12
DimitrievskiStole Dimitrievski (GK)
12
DeaneGareth Deane (GK)
13
HusmaniZeni Husmani
13
WatsonJordan Watson
14
TimovFilip Timov
Substitution78
14
LaveryCaolan Lavery
Substitution77
15
AskovskiStefan Askovski
15
McCartanSeamus McCartan
16
BabunskiDavid Babunski
Substitution57
16
McClureMatthew McClure
Substitution86
17
AltiparmakovskiMarjan Altiparmakovski
Substitution71
17
MorganDavid Morgan
19
SiljanovskiGoran Siljanovski
18
McKeownRory McKeown

Coach

Boban Babunski (MKD) Stephen Robinson (NIR)

Referee

Davit Kharitonashvili (GEO)

Assistant referees

Guram Chigogidze (GEO), Zaza Pipia (GEO)

Fourth official

Georgi Vadachkoria (GEO)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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