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Cyprus ease past Northern Ireland

Published: Thursday 30 May 2013, 21.55CET
Cyprus 3-0 Northern Ireland
Savvas Paraskevas' side opened their account at the second attempt with goals from Onisiforos Roushias, Zacharias Theodorou and Pieros Sotiriou.
Cyprus ease past Northern Ireland
Cyprus celebrate their win ©Cyprus Football Association

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Published: Thursday 30 May 2013, 21.55CET

Cyprus ease past Northern Ireland

Cyprus 3-0 Northern Ireland
Savvas Paraskevas' side opened their account at the second attempt with goals from Onisiforos Roushias, Zacharias Theodorou and Pieros Sotiriou.

Cyprus earned their first points in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 with a comfortable victory in Nicosia, condemning Northern Ireland to an opening-match defeat in the process.

Savvas Paraskevas' men had kicked off the section with a 2-0 reverse in Belgium but responded emphatically as a first-half effort from Onisiforos Roushias was fortified after the interval through Zacharias Theodorou and Pieros Sotiriou.

The hosts nearly leapt in front three minutes in when Dimitris Moulazimis struck the post and Roushias' follow-up up was well saved by Ross Glendinning. However, the visiting No1 was beaten after 19 minutes when Sotiriou launched a counterattack and teed up Roushias to fire in.

Northern Ireland enjoyed the majority of possession but failed to translate ball retention into goals and they were undone again just shy of the hour when Nikos Englezou's long throw was cleared into the path of Theodorou, who drilled in a low effort.

Ten minutes later the victory was secured when a cross by Moulazimis was repelled to Sotiriou and the captain made no mistake with a well-executed volley. Cyprus head to Serbia on 5 September for their next contest while Northern Ireland travel to Belgium four days later.

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Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1
LoizouGiorgos Loizou (GK)
1
Ross GlendinningRoss Glendinning (GK)
2
MoulazimisDimitris Moulazimis
2
RobinsonJoshua Robinson
3
LaifisKostas Laifis
3
McKeownRory McKeown (C)
4
EconomouDimitris Economou
4
TempestGregory Tempest
Substitution62
6
TheodorouZacharias Theodorou
Goal59
Substitution81
5
McNallyPatrick McNally
Substitution71
7
EnglezouNikos Englezou
6
Sendles-WhiteJamie Sendles-White
8
KyriakouCharis Kyriakou
Substitution85
7
LesterChristopher Lester
9
SotiriouPieros Sotiriou (C)
Goal69
8
MitchellAndrew Mitchell
10
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
9
GrayJames Gray
Yellow Card56
13
FurlongeAnthony Furlonge
10
WinchesterJude Winchester
Substitution60
17
RoushiasOnisiforos Roushias
Goal19
Yellow Card72
Substitution76
11
BrobbellRyan Brobbell

Substitutes

12
PanayiKostas Panayi (GK)
12
BrennanConor Brennan (GK)
5
ChristofidesAndreas Christofides
13
ReidJamie Reid
Substitution62
11
AndreouKristis Andreou
14
D. BallDominic Ball
Substitution71
14
M. StylianouMarios Stylianou
Substitution81
15
DonnellyLiam Donnelly
15
KrassasKyriakos Krassas
Substitution76
16
ShieldsSean Shields
Substitution60
18
Marko CharalampousMarko Charalampous
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+1
17
M. BallMatthew Ball
19
C. CharalambousChristos Charalambous
18
MillarKirk Millar

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Stephen Robinson (NIR)

Referee

Michael Tykgaard (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Niels Hoeg (DEN)

Fourth official

Anders Poulsen (DEN)

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