8 KM Stadionu - Baku 11/10/2013 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Azerbaijan - Northern Ireland
2-0
 

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Azerbaijan post first win against Northern Irish

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 19.45CET
Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland
Strikes from Rüfat Dadaşov and Mahir Shukurov steered the home team to their first victory in qualifying Group F.
Azerbaijan post first win against Northern Irish
Azerbaijan celebrate on their way to a first win in the section ©Victoria Melnik

Match statistics

Azerbaijan
Northern Ireland

2

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

19

4

Attempts on target

7

4

off target

10

2

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

1

2

Corners

5

4

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

6

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

4

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 19.45CET

Azerbaijan post first win against Northern Irish

Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland
Strikes from Rüfat Dadaşov and Mahir Shukurov steered the home team to their first victory in qualifying Group F.

Azerbaijan climbed off the foot of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F thanks to a 2-0 victory against Northern Ireland.

Berti Vogts's team had failed to win any of their previous eight qualifiers and the early signs did not augur well for the hosts. They slowly wrested back the initiative, however, and went in front when Rüfat Dadaşov struck 13 minutes after the interval. Northern Ireland's misery was compounded when Jonny Evans was sent off and Mahir Shukurov curled in the resulting 95th-minute free-kick.  

In a contest that was slow to ignite Chris Brunt almost lit the fuse. Drifting in from the left, the West Bromwich Albion FC winger sent a venomous right-footed shot towards the far corner that Kamran Agayev tipped wide. Moments later, Martin Paterson pick-pocketed Elnur Allahverdiyev on the byline and centred for Jamie Ward, whose header was repelled at point-blank range.

At the other end, Dadaşov fired centimetres wide from Mahir Shukurov's right-wing cross. A breathless opening period concluded with Paterson combining with Ward inside the area before eliciting a fine fingertip save from Agayev.

The start of the second half bore an uncanny resemblance to the first, with both sides squandering chances before Azerbaijan broke through. The goal owed much to Araz Abdullayev's defence-splitting through ball for Rauf Aliyev, whose cutback was finished with aplomb by Dadaşov. With the clock ticking down, Evans was dismissed for upending Dadaşov on the edge of the box and Shukurov found the top corner.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008666/postmatch/report/index.html#azerbaijan+mark

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1Kamran Agayev (GK)1Roy Carroll (GK)
3Rasim Ramaldanov
Yellow Card63
2Lee Hodson
Substitution66
4Mahir Shukurov
Goal90+5
4Gareth McAuley
5Elnur Allahverdiyev5Jonny Evans
Red Card90+4
8Qara Qarayev8Steven Davis (C)
10Rüfat Dadaşov
Goal58
Substitution90+3
9Martin Paterson
11Rauf Aliyev10Shane Ferguson
14Rashad F. Sadygov (C)11Chris Brunt
Substitution74
15Araz Abdullayev
Substitution82
14Craig Cathcart
17Vüqar Nadirov
Substitution46
16Oliver Norwood
Yellow Card55
19Rahid Amirguliyev19Jamie Ward
Substitution84

Substitutes

12Anar Nazirov (GK)12Alan Mannus (GK)
23Salahat Agayev (GK)23Michael McGovern (GK)
2Badavi Guseynov
Substitution90+3
3Daniel Lafferty
6Rashad A. Sadygov6Chris Baird
7Vagif Javadov7Niall McGinn
Substitution66
9Cihan Özkara
Substitution82
13Corry Evans
13Ali Gokdemir15William Grigg
Substitution84
16Cavid Hüseynov
Substitution46
17Alex Bruce
18Maksim Medvedev18Rory McArdle
20Ufuk Budak20William McKay
Substitution74
21Vladimir Levin21Sammy Clingan
22Afran Ismayilov22Andrew Little

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Michael O'Neill (NIR)

Referee

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Assistant referees

Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA), Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)

Fourth official

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

Legend:

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

See also

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