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Iceland secure top-two place after Armenia rout

Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 22.08CET
Iceland 4-0 Armenia
The hosts were in clinical form as they beat a wasteful Armenia side in Reykjavik to secure a top-two finish in Group 10.
by Ari Erlingsson
from Fylkisvöllur
Iceland secure top-two place after Armenia rout
Emil Atlason notched his eight goal in just seven games. ©Fótbolti.net

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Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 22.08CET

Iceland secure top-two place after Armenia rout

Iceland 4-0 Armenia
The hosts were in clinical form as they beat a wasteful Armenia side in Reykjavik to secure a top-two finish in Group 10.

Iceland made sure of a top-two finish by beating Armenia in style in Reykjavik as the away side were punished heavily after missing a host of chances.

Eyjólfur Sverrisson's side ensured Group 10 leaders France have to wait until they host Iceland on 8 September to confirm top spot and a play-off place. Holmbert Fridjonsson, a constant threat to Armenia's defence, headed the hosts in front in the 24th minute before he doubled the lead from the penalty spot (57). Emil Atlason's eight goal in just seven games (68) and Ólafur Karl Finsen (90) completed the rout.

Armenia, who had just one less attempt than their opponents, were punished for their profligacy as Fridjonsson met Gudmundur Thórarinsson's pinpoint free-kick to head Iceland into the lead. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson won a second-half penalty for the hosts which Fridjonsson converted. Atlason is just one goal behind UEFA European Under-21 Championship top goalscorer Arkadiusz Milik of Poland after notching his eighth goal following a left-wing cross by Hordur Magnússon. Two substitutes combined to complete the victory as Finsen finished well from Aron Elís Thrándarson's pass.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Armenia

Armenia

1
RúnarssonRúnar Rúnarsson (GK)
1
ToroyanArtur Toroyan (GK)
2
IngasonSverrir Ingason (C)
2
MinasyanVaspurak Minasyan
3
HermannssonHjörtur Hermannsson
4
G. HovhannisyanGrigor Hovhannisyan
4
O. ÓmarssonOrri Ómarsson
5
ShakhnazaryanAram Shakhnazaryan
5
H. MagnússonHordur Magnússon
Substitution79
6
MarikyanDavit Marikyan
Yellow Card23
6
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
9
G. MalakyanGor Malakyan
Substitution71
7
YeomanAndri Yeoman
10
PapikyanAghvan Papikyan
8
TraustasonArnor Ingvi Traustason
Substitution87
11
BarseghyanTigran Barseghyan
9
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
Yellow Card64
14
Ghukas PoghosyanGhukas Poghosyan
Substitution61
10
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Goal68
Substitution68
18
SimonyanArtem Simonyan
Substitution85
11
FridjonssonHolmbert Fridjonsson
Goal24
Yellow Card35
Goal57
19
K. MuradyanKaren Muradyan (C)

Substitutes

12
SchramFrederik Schram (GK)
12
OhanyanAlbert Ohanyan (GK)
13
FinsenÓlafur Karl Finsen
Substitution68
Goal90
7
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
Substitution61
14
ThrándarsonAron Elís Thrándarson
Substitution87
8
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
Substitution71
15
GudjónssonBrynjar Gudjónsson
Substitution79
16
LoretsyanAram Loretsyan
Substitution85
16
VilhjálmssonÁrni Vilhjálmsson
17
HambartsumyanAlen Hambartsumyan
17
PálssonEmil Pálsson
21
N. MinasyanNairi Minasyan
18
EmilssonKristján Gauti Emilsson

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Abraham Khashmanyan (ARM)

Referee

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Assistant referees

Henrik Larsen (DEN), Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)

Fourth official

Michael Tykgaard (DEN)

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