Windsor Park - Belfast 14/08/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Northern Ireland - Russia
1-0
 

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Paterson heads Northern Ireland past Russia

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 22.00CET
Paterson heads Northern Ireland past Russia
Martin Paterson celebrates his goal that gave Northern Ireland their first Group F win ©Getty Images

Northern Ireland secured their first Group F victory to climb to fourth place and dent Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying hopes.

In a match postponed in March due to adverse weather conditions it was the visitors who made much of the running early on without really testing Roy Carroll in the Northern Ireland goal. However, the hosts carried a threat and, having hit the post minutes earlier, scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 43rd minute via the head of Martin Paterson.

Match statistics

Northern Ireland
Russia

1

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

9

4

Attempts on target

0

2

off target

4

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

5

6

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

8

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    86
    Grigg (in) - Paterson (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • Substitution
    83
    C. Evans (in) - McGinn (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • Yellow Card
    74
    V. Berezutski (Russia) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    74
    Paterson (Northern Ireland) is shown a yellow card.

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