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Serbia come from behind to sink Northern Ireland

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 21.42CET
Serbia 3-1 Northern Ireland
The hosts were forced to come from behind in Gornji Milanovac but did enough to inflict a fourth successive Group 9 defeat on the visitors.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from FK Metalac
Serbia come from behind to sink Northern Ireland
Luka Milunović put Serbia ahead ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 21.42CET

Serbia come from behind to sink Northern Ireland

Serbia 3-1 Northern Ireland
The hosts were forced to come from behind in Gornji Milanovac but did enough to inflict a fourth successive Group 9 defeat on the visitors.

Serbia inflicted a fourth straight defeat on Northern Ireland as three second-half goals helped them come from behind to take the spoils in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9.

After a quiet first period, the visitors' hopes of earning their first points in the section gained a boost as James Gray fired them ahead on 54 minutes. However, David Morgan turned into his own net to restore parity, before goals from Luka Milunović and Uroš Vitas secured the home success.

There was barely a chance of note in the first half but things immediately picked up in the second and Gray took advantage of confusion in the Serbian defence to head Stephen Robinson's men into the lead. Morgan put the ball into his own goal under pressure from Miloš Jojić on 63 minutes, though, and Serbia were in front almost instantly as Milunović rifled in their second a minute later. Vitas wrapped up the victory, nodding Aleksandar Kovačević's header past Conor Brennan.

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.35CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
PerićNikola Perić (GK)
1
BrennanConor Brennan (GK)
2
KovačevićAleksandar Kovačević
2
DonnellyLiam Donnelly
9
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
3
McKeownRory McKeown (C)
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić (C)
Substitution90+3
4
McCulloughLuke McCullough
13
N. PetrovićNemanja Petrović
5
SharpeRhys Sharpe
15
SpajićUroš Spajić
6
MorganDavid Morgan
Yellow Card39
Goal63
16
MilunovićLuka Milunović
Goal64
Substitution75
7
BrobbellRyan Brobbell
Substitution84
17
GolubovićPetar Golubović
8
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
Substitution69
18
JojićMiloš Jojić
9
GrayJames Gray
Goal54
20
VitasUroš Vitas
Goal74
10
McCartanSeamus McCartan
Yellow Card52
Substitution62
21
StoiljkovićNikola Stoiljković
Substitution56
16
MillarKirk Millar

Substitutes

12
DmitrovićMarko Dmitrović (GK)
12
Ross GlendinningRoss Glendinning (GK)
3
StojkovićFilip Stojković
11
DuffyMichael Duffy
4
MijailovićSrdjan Mijailović
Substitution75
13
GormanJonny Gorman
Substitution62
5
ĆirkovićLazar Ćirković
Substitution90+3
14
TempestGregory Tempest
Substitution69
8
DjurdjevićUroš Djurdjević
Substitution56
15
NolanLiam Nolan
11
KostićFilip Kostić
17
ConlanLuke Conlan
Substitution84
14
BrašanacDarko Brašanac

Coach

Radovan Ćurčić (SRB) Stephen Robinson (NIR)

Referee

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

Assistant referees

Andreas Staudinger (AUT), Andreas Rothmann (AUT)

Fourth official

Dominik Ouschan (AUT)

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