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Van Persie on target in Netherlands victory

Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 0.22CET
Netherlands 2-0 Turkey
Robin van Persie continued his fine early-season form with the first goal as the 2010 FIFA World Cup runners-up began their 2014 bid with a win.
Van Persie on target in Netherlands victory
Jetro Willems (left) strides away from Turkey midfielder Arda Turan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsTurkey

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts12
 
10
Attempts on target4
 
2
off target6
 
7
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides4
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 0.22CET

Van Persie on target in Netherlands victory

Netherlands 2-0 Turkey
Robin van Persie continued his fine early-season form with the first goal as the 2010 FIFA World Cup runners-up began their 2014 bid with a win.

In-form striker Robin van Persie helped the Netherlands to victory against Turkey in their first 2014 FIFA World Cup Group D qualifier.

Van Persie, who has scored four goals in his first three appearances for Manchester United FC, was restored to the central striking position in place of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar having been left out of last month's friendly against Belgium.

The former Arsenal FC forward repaid coach Louis van Gaal by registering for the 30th time in the Oranje jersey, heading in a corner from Wesley Sneijder after 17 minutes.

John Heitinga was the only regular defender under Bert van Marwijk selected as Van Gaal opted for a new-look back five, with goalkeeper Tim Krul and youngsters Daryl Janmaat, Bruno Martins Indi and Jetro Willems.

Martins Indi made a vital goal-line intervention to preserve the lead following a misunderstanding between himself and Krul, while Willems was fortunate Arda Turan did not profit when he lost possession. Umut Bulut hit the crossbar and Krul denied Hamit Altıntop as Abdullah Avcı's team responded positively to falling behind.

Indeed, it was not until added time that the Netherlands put the result beyond doubt, Luciano Narsingh chipping Tolga Zengin after being sent clear by PSV Eindhoven team-mate Kevin Strootman.

Last updated: 08/09/12 0.44CET

Related information

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http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008623/postmatch/report/index.html#netherlands+defeat+turkey

Lineup

Netherlands

Netherlands

Turkey

Turkey

1Tim Krul (GK)1Tolga Zengin (GK)
2Daryl Janmaat
Substitution46
3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
Yellow Card42
3John Heitinga
Substitution86
4Semih Kaya
4Bruno Martins Indi5Emre Belözoğlu (C)
Substitution60
5Jetro Willems
Yellow Card88
6Hamit Altıntop
Yellow Card83
6Jordy Clasie
Substitution50
9Umut Bulut
7Luciano Narsingh
Goal90+3
11Tunay Torun
Yellow Card66
Substitution81
8Kevin Strootman14Arda Turan
9Robin van Persie
Goal17
15Mehmet Topal
10Wesley Sneijder (C)21Ömer Toprak
11Arjen Robben23Sercan Sararer
Substitution70

Substitutes

22Maarten Stekelenburg (GK)13Cenk Gönen (GK)
23Michel Vorm (GK)12Mert Günok (GK)
12Ricardo van Rhijn
Substitution46
2Bekir İrtegün
13Ron Vlaar
Substitution86
7Gökhan Gönül
14Joris Mathijsen8Selçuk İnan
15Nick Viergever10Nuri Şahin
Substitution60
16Luuk de Jong16Eren Güngör
17Jeremain Lens17Burak Yılmaz
Substitution70
18Leroy Fer
Substitution50
18Mehmet Ekici
19Klaas-Jan Huntelaar19Mevlüt Erdinç
Substitution81
20Urby Emanuelson20Caner Erkin
21Dirk Kuyt22Gökhan Töre

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Abdullah Avcı (TUR)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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