Mourneview Park - Lurgan 19/11/2013 - 20:30CET (19:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 9

Northern Ireland - Cyprus
1-0
 

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Northern Ireland off the mark against Cyprus

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 22.33CET
Northern Ireland 1-0 Cyprus
Jim Magilton's side remain bottom of Group 9 despite opening their account courtesy of an Andreas Christofides deflection.
Northern Ireland off the mark against Cyprus
Northern Ireland beat Cyprus at Mourneview Park ©UEFA.com
 

Match statistics

Northern Ireland
Cyprus

1

Goals scored

0

4

Total attempts

6

1

on target

1

1

off target

2

2

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

3

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

6

4

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

Standings

Last updated: 20/11/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 22.33CET

Northern Ireland off the mark against Cyprus

Northern Ireland 1-0 Cyprus
Jim Magilton's side remain bottom of Group 9 despite opening their account courtesy of an Andreas Christofides deflection.

Northern Ireland are off the mark in qualifying Group 9 thanks to a 1-0 win against Cyprus in Lurgan.

Defeated in all of their first five fixtures in the section – including a 3-0 reverse in Nicosia in May – Jim Magilton's side earned their first win with a goal five minutes from the end, Andreas Christofides directing substitute Jonny Gorman's free-kick past his own goalkeeper at Mourneview Park. It was the home side's first shot on target, and they might have had a second goal when Gorman drew a good save from Giorgos Loizou in the final stages.

Ryan Brobbell had an effort blocked in the first half, and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Brennan had a first save of note to make on 62 minutes, when he denied Kostakis Artymatas. Captain Pieros Sotiriou and Nikos Efthimiou then threatened, but a draw seemed the most likely result until Gorman's late intervention. Cyprus stay fourth in Group 9, three points adrift of third-placed Italy and seven behind pacesetters Belgium.

Last updated: 20/11/13 16.22CET

Related information

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