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Ireland win seven-goal thriller with Faroes

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.03CET
Republic of Ireland 5-2 Faroe Islands
Aiden O'Brien scored twice in the first half as Ireland moved level on points with second-placed Montenegro in qualifying Group 6.
by Javier Aja
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Ireland win seven-goal thriller with Faroes
Jack Grealish celebrates after scoring Ireland's third ©Sportsfile

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Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.03CET

Ireland win seven-goal thriller with Faroes

Republic of Ireland 5-2 Faroe Islands
Aiden O'Brien scored twice in the first half as Ireland moved level on points with second-placed Montenegro in qualifying Group 6.

All seven goals were scored in the first half as the Republic of Ireland completed the double over the Faroe Islands in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6.

The visitors, having trailed 3-0, reduced the arrears to one when Gunnar Zachariasen found the net for the second time, only for Anthony Forde and Aiden O'Brien to restore Ireland's commanding advantage before the break. The win lifts Noel King's team up a position to third, level on points with second-placed Montenegro, their opponents in Podgorica on Tuesday.

Samir Carruthers scored the opening goal of a breathless first period with 17 minutes on the clock, receiving Callum Reilly's pass and shooting past Teitur Gestson. O'Brien seized on a poor defensive clearance to make it two and Jack Grealish headed the third from Anthony O'Connor's right-wing cross.

Zachariasen gave the Faroese hope, his second goal a penalty awarded after Ireland captain Shane Duffy climbed on Ragnar Nattestad, but a stunning strike from Forde and a close-range O'Brien effort quickly nipped the minnows' recovery in the bud.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.18CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

16
McDermottSean McDermott (GK)
1
GestssonTeitur Gestsson (GK)
2
O'ConnorAnthony O'Connor
2
B. HansenBárdur Hansen
3
McGintySean McGinty
3
R. JoensenRené Joensen
4
WilliamsDerrick Williams
Substitution63
4
P. JoensenPál Joensen
5
DuffyShane Duffy (C)
5
NattestadRagnar Nattestad
6
CarruthersSamir Carruthers
Goal17
6
JensenTróndur Jensen
Substitution46
8
ReillyCallum Reilly
7
SørensenGilli Sørensen (C)
9
O'BrienAiden O'Brien
Goal20
Goal42
Substitution82
8
HenriksenBrandur Henriksen
Yellow Card41
10
Murray Sean Murray
Substitution74
9
HanssonHallur Hansson
11
FordeAnthony Forde
Goal39
10
ZachariasenGunnar Zachariasen
Goal26
Goal37
Substitution84
17
GrealishJack Grealish
Goal25
11
Ar. FredriksbergÁrni Fredriksberg
Substitution56

Substitutes

1
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
16
Hal. HansenHaldgrimur Hansen (GK)
7
O'SullivanJohn O'Sullivan
Substitution74
12
B. PetersenBogi Petersen
Substitution46
12
HarrimanMichael Harriman
13
Rógvi JoensenRógvi Joensen
13
DunneCharles Dunne
Substitution63
14
A. EllingsgaardAri Ellingsgaard
Substitution56
14
EganJohn Egan
15
KalsøSørmund Kalsø
Substitution84
15
ShaughnessyJoseph Shaughnessy
17
SørensenGustav Sørensen
18
HayhurstWilliam Hayhurst
Substitution82
18
VagsheygAndras Vagsheyg

Coach

Noel King (IRL) William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO)

Referee

Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Sergei Vassyutin (KAZ), Anatoli Hodin (KAZ)

Fourth official

Sergei Gorokhovodatski (KAZ)

Legend:

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