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Devlin saves Northern Ireland from defeat

Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 22.53CET
Faroe Islands 0-0 Northern Ireland
Conor Devlin made an added-time penalty save from Rógvi Holm to ensure the opening 2013 qualifying Group 4 fixture was drawn.
by Milan Cimburovic
from Gundadalur Stadium
Devlin saves Northern Ireland from defeat
Conor Devlin made a vital penalty save ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsNorthern Ireland

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners5
 
3
Fouls committed2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 22.53CET

Devlin saves Northern Ireland from defeat

Faroe Islands 0-0 Northern Ireland
Conor Devlin made an added-time penalty save from Rógvi Holm to ensure the opening 2013 qualifying Group 4 fixture was drawn.

Goalkeeper Conor Devlin was Northern Ireland's hero as his added-time penalty save from Rógvi Holm ensured the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 spoils were shared.

Aiming to build on a promising 2011 campaign in which they secured 11 points, the home side took a positive approach, as did their visitors. Devlin and opposite number Kristian Joensen both did well to keep clean sheets in the first game in a group also involving Denmark, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The Faroe Islands so nearly struck on 84 minutes but Høgni Eysturoy's shot hit the crossbar. As time ran out, Joensen kept out substitute Matthew Ball's header and things looked bleak for Northern Ireland when Christopher Hegarty brought down Klæmint Olsen in the box, but Devlin had other ideas. These teams meet again in Northern Ireland on 10 August.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.21CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
K. JoensenKristian Joensen (GK)
1
DevlinConor Devlin (GK)
2
J. EllingsgaardJan Ellingsgaard
Substitution77
2
ClucasSeanan Clucas
Substitution82
3
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
3
HanleyNathan Hanley
4
HolmRógvi Holm (C)
Penalty90+2
4
NorwoodOliver Norwood (C)
5
EysturoyHøgni Eysturoy
5
RamseyChris Ramsey
6
ZachariasenGunnar Zachariasen
Substitution80
6
HegartyChristopher Hegarty
Yellow Card90+1
7
K. LøkinKarl Løkin
Yellow Card82
7
GriggWilliam Grigg
Yellow Card42
Substitution71
8
D. LakjuniDanial Lakjuni
8
LundMatthew Lund
Yellow Card40
9
BartalstovuKaj Bartalstovu
9
BoyceLiam Boyce
10
A. OlsenAndré Olsen
Substitution70
10
MagennisJosh Magennis
Substitution46
11
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
11
CarsonJosh Carson

Substitutes

16
MagnussenPetur Magnussen (GK)
12
DrummondWayne Drummond (GK)
12
R. NielsenRógvi Nielsen
13
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
Substitution82
13
IsaksenJogvan Isaksen
14
McCashinSean McCashin
14
VatnsdalHeini Vatnsdal
Substitution80
15
M. BallMatthew Ball
Substitution71
15
B. HansenBardur Hansen
16
McKeownRory McKeown
17
B. PetersenBogi Petersen
Substitution70
17
LawrieJames Lawrie
18
René JoensenRené Joensen
Substitution77
18
BryanMichael Bryan
Substitution46

Coach

Hedin Askham (FRO) Alfie Wylie (NIR)

Referee

Andris Treimanis (LVA)

Assistant referees

Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA), Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)

Fourth official

Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)

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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