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Collins hat-trick helps Ireland beat Liechtenstein

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 21.23CET
Liechtenstein 1-4 Republic of Ireland
The home side took an early lead but a seven-minute hat-trick from Shrewsbury Town FC striker James Collins stole the show in Group 7.
by Miron Goihman
from Sportpark Eschen-Mauren
Collins hat-trick helps Ireland beat Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein let an early lead slip against the Republic of Ireland ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 21.23CET

Collins hat-trick helps Ireland beat Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 1-4 Republic of Ireland
The home side took an early lead but a seven-minute hat-trick from Shrewsbury Town FC striker James Collins stole the show in Group 7.

Liechtenstein let an early lead slip for the second game in a row, with the Republic of Ireland hitting back four times before the break to claim a 4-1 win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

René Pauritsch's men took an early lead against Italy before losing 7-2 in their last game, and were on course for similar disappointment after Simon Pirker linked up with Rony Hanselmann to put the home side in front on 14 minutes. James Collins scored a seven-minute hat-trick, connecting with a Robert Brady corner and an Adam Barton cross before putting the finishing touch to a move involving Richie Towell and Aidan White.

Shane Duffy completed the scoring six minutes before the interval when he got his head to another Brady corner. Liechtenstein are yet to pick up a point in the section.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.17CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
1
McLoughlinIan McLoughlin (GK)
2
F. EberleFabian Eberle
2
ConnollyMark Connolly
3
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
3
CunninghamGreg Cunningham
Substitution69
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
4
KiernanRob Kiernan (C)
5
Val. FlatzValentin Flatz
5
DuffyShane Duffy
Goal39
6
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
Yellow Card61
6
TowellRichie Towell
8
L. EberleLucas Eberle (C)
7
WhiteAidan White
9
PirkerSimon Pirker
Goal14
8
CollinsJames Collins
Goal26
Goal30
Goal33
10
N. KieberNiklas Kieber
9
C. CliffordConor Clifford
Substitution66
11
HeebArmando Heeb
Yellow Card87
10
BartonAdam Barton
17
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
Substitution83
11
BradyRobert Brady
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
CaluoriDario Caluori (GK)
16
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
13
BüchelAlessandro Büchel
12
StevensEnda Stevens
Substitution69
14
GürOlcay Gür
13
MasonJoseph Mason
15
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution83
14
DixonTerry Dixon
16
SprengerPius Sprenger
15
GreeneAaron Greene
Substitution79
18
ÜnlüTolgahan Ünlü
17
HourihaneConor Hourihane
Substitution66
Yellow Card72
18
CanavanNiall Canavan

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Noel King (IRL)

Referee

Nikola Dabanović (MNE)

Assistant referees

Dejan Saković (MNE), Vladan Todorović (MNE)

Fourth official

Jovan Kaludjerović (MNE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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