Lilleküla Stadium - Tallinn 12/10/2012 - 20:30CET (21:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Estonia - Hungary
0-1
 

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Hajnal the hero as Hungary eke out Estonia

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.20CET
Estonia 0-1 Hungary
Tamás Hajnal scored early in the second half as the away side earned a narrow win, inflicting a third successive defeat on their opponents in the process.
by Mikhail Malkin
from Tallinn
Hajnal the hero as Hungary eke out Estonia
Tamás Hajnal scored the winner for Hungary ©Filippo Pruccoli

Match statistics

Estonia
Hungary

0

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

13

3

Attempts on target

7

6

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

3

1

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
  
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.20CET

Hajnal the hero as Hungary eke out Estonia

Estonia 0-1 Hungary
Tamás Hajnal scored early in the second half as the away side earned a narrow win, inflicting a third successive defeat on their opponents in the process.

Tamás Hajnal scored the only goal as Hungary defeated Estonia in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D.

Coach Sándor Egervári was eager for his Hungary side to atone for their 4-1 home defeat by the Netherlands, but a goalless first half had the visitors on edge. Hajnal quelled any fears immediately after the restart, his goal keeping six-point Hungary within a win of leading pair the Netherlands and Romania.

The away fans will have been scratching their heads at how their dominant team went into the break with the game still scoreless. Tamás Koltai was guilty of passing up two golden chances, firing wide from Zoltán Gera's deep cross from the left, and later missing with an angled low drive.

Hajnal broke the deadlock in style after the break, though, controlling a loose ball with his first touch before sending it into the top corner with a spectacular second. Against a team still to score in qualifying, the lead looked a solid one, although Andres Oper could have levelled after a mix-up in the Hungarian defence.

Late on, Estonian keeper Sergei Pareiko denied Ádám Szalai when one-on-one, but his side slipped to a third successive defeat. They will hope to register their first points in Andorra on Tuesday, when Hungary host Turkey.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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