Windsor Park - Belfast 14/11/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Northern Ireland - Azerbaijan
1-1
 

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Healy saves Northern Ireland against Azerbaijan

Published: Wednesday 14 November 2012, 23.45CET
Northern Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan
David Healy's free-kick in the dying seconds denied Berti Vogts's side what would have been only their second competitive away win.
Healy saves Northern Ireland against Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's Ali Gokdemir looks to keep up with Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Northern Ireland
Azerbaijan

1

Goals scored

1

18

Total attempts

9

6

Attempts on target

5

11

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

1

Offsides

0

5

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

4

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 21:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Wednesday 14 November 2012, 23.45CET

Healy saves Northern Ireland against Azerbaijan

Northern Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan
David Healy's free-kick in the dying seconds denied Berti Vogts's side what would have been only their second competitive away win.

Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland are still without a win in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F after David Healy's last-gasp free-kick ensured it finished all square in Belfast.

The visitors made the perfect start when Rauf Aliyev's wonderful strike gave them the lead on five minutes. However, just as Berti Vogts's side seemed destined for only a second competitive away win, Healy struck with a low free-kick in added time.

Without a win in their opening three games in the section, both sides were looking to kick-start their qualifying campaigns. It was Azerbaijan who forged ahead when Aliyev unleashed an unstoppable strike from 25 metres which gave goalkeeper Roy Carroll no chance. The impressive point gained in Portugal last time out suddenly seemed a distant memory for the hosts.

Kyle Lafferty passed up a great opportunity to equalise when his poor touch allowed goalkeeper Salahat Agayev to smother the danger. Defender Craig Cathcart then headed wide and Daniel Lafferty, making only his second international appearance, squandered the final chance of the first half with a header over the crossbar.

Northern Ireland continued to push forward after the break but Cathcart's excellent chest control was not matched by a composed volley as another chance came and went for Michael O'Neill's men. They were almost made to rue their missed opportunities when Cihan Özkara raced clear but Carroll was alert to deny the 21-year-old forward.

Fulham FC's Chris Baird spurned two chances before Healy's low free-kick wrong-footed Agayev to earn Northern Ireland a second successive 1-1 draw. Next up for Azerbaijan is a trip to Luxembourg on 22 March 2013 while O'Neill's search for a first win as Northern Ireland manager continues a day later at home to Russia.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.37CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008679/postmatch/report/index.html#healy+defies+azerbaijan

Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Roy Carroll (GK)23Salahat Agayev (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
2Daniel Lafferty
Yellow Card90+1
5Rasim Ramaldanov
Substitution71
4Gareth McAuley9Cihan Özkara
Substitution79
5Craig Cathcart
Substitution82
11Rauf Aliyev
Goal5
Yellow Card65
6Chris Baird
Yellow Card79
13Ali Gokdemir
Substitution63
7Dean Shiels
Yellow Card42
Substitution55
15Ruslan Abışov (C)
8Steven Davis (C)16Cavid Hüseynov
Yellow Card90+2
10Kyle Lafferty
Yellow Card57
17Vüqar Nadirov
14Niall McGinn
Substitution67
18Maksim Medvedev
17Shane Ferguson19Rahid Amirguliyev
18Aaron Hughes21Vladimir Levin
Yellow Card49

Substitutes

12Alan Mannus (GK)23Andriy Popovich (GK)
9David Healy
Substitution82
Yellow Card90+2
Goal90+6
2Badavi Guseynov
Substitution63
11Chris Brunt
Substitution67
3Elhad Naziri
Substitution71
13Corry Evans6Rashad A. Sadygov
15Paddy McCourt
Substitution55
7Vagif Javadov
Substitution79
16Oliver Norwood8Aleksandr Chertoganov
19William Grigg10Branimir Subašić
20William McKay12Anar Nazirov (GK)
21Connor McLaughlin14Haji Ahmadov
23Michael McGovern (GK)20Elvin Mammadov

Coach

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

Referee

Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)

Fourth official

Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

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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