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Luxembourg claim Northern Ireland scalp

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.29CET
Luxembourg 3-2 Northern Ireland
The home team recorded their first win in 44 home FIFA World Cup qualifiers thanks to Mathias Jänisch's clinical finish three minutes from time.
Luxembourg claim Northern Ireland scalp
Aurélien Joachim (centre) scored Luxembourg's opener ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LuxembourgNorthern Ireland

Goals scored3
 
2
Total attempts15
 
13
Attempts on target5
 
3
off target7
 
9
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed5
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
5

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.29CET

Luxembourg claim Northern Ireland scalp

Luxembourg 3-2 Northern Ireland
The home team recorded their first win in 44 home FIFA World Cup qualifiers thanks to Mathias Jänisch's clinical finish three minutes from time.

Mathias Jänisch struck three minutes from time to give Luxembourg their first win in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F.

Martin Paterson's 14th-minute opener was wiped out on the stroke of half-time by Aurélien Joachim. Stefano Bensi and Gareth McAuley then traded second-half goals before Jänisch fired in with three minutes remaining.

The visitors were wobbling when unmarked midfielder Lars Gerson planted a firm header against the crossbar nine minutes in. They swiftly regained their composure, though, as Paterson caressed the ball beyond Jonathan Joubert. 

It needed a moment of inspiration to lift Luxembourg spirits and Gerson almost provided it, his sumptuous long-range effort bouncing back off the woodwork. Northern Ireland had been warned, but they could not prevent an equaliser, as Joachim looped a shot over visiting goalkeeper Roy Carroll.

Luc Holtz's team failed to capitalise on an indirect free-kick early in the second half, Bensi slashing wide after being teed up in front of goal. At the other end, William McKay could only disturb the side netting after rounding Joubert and his miss proved even more costly when Bensi made Carroll's net billow with a rasping 20-metre drive.

McAuley thought he had rescued a point when he headed in Steven Davis' corner, but more drama was to come as Jänisch powered in from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

Last updated: 11/09/13 0.25CET

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Lineup

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1Jonathan Joubert (GK)1Roy Carroll (GK)
9Daniel Da Mota
Substitution89
2Lee Hodson
11Stefano Bensi
Goal78
3Daniel Lafferty
Substitution80
13Aurélien Joachim
Goal45+2
4Gareth McAuley
Goal82
Yellow Card90+3
14Tom Laterza5Jonny Evans
16Chris Philipps7Niall McGinn
Substitution35
17Mario Mutsch (C)8Steven Davis (C)
18Laurent Jans9Martin Paterson
Goal14
19Mathias Jänisch
Goal87
11Shane Ferguson
Substitution60
20David Turpel
Substitution68
16Oliver Norwood
22Lars Gerson19Jamie Ward

Substitutes

12Marc Oberweis (GK)10Dean Shiels
2Ricardo Delgado21Michael O'Connor
Substitution35
4Eric Hoffmann22Rory McKeown
5Yannick Bastos20William McKay
Substitution60
6Kevin Malget12Michael McGovern (GK)
7Antonio Luisi
Substitution68
14Rory McArdle
8René Peters18Josh Magennis
15Ante Bukvic
Substitution89
15William Grigg
Substitution80
13Corry Evans
23Conor Devlin (GK)
17Alex Bruce
6Chris Baird

Coach

Luc Holtz (LUX) Michael O'Neill (NIR)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Pawel Gil (POL)

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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