Qualifying round (Group F) - 11/09/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - Windsor Park - Belfast
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Luxembourg deny Northern Ireland at the death

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.55CET
Northern Ireland 1-1 Luxembourg
Leading for long periods, the hosts were dealt a cruel blow when Daniel Da Mota rescued a dramatic point three minutes from time.
Luxembourg deny Northern Ireland at the death
Luxembourg goalscorer Daniel Da Mota (right) goes past Aaron Hughes ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Northern IrelandLuxembourg

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts20
 
6
Attempts on target5
 
2
off target10
 
2
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides5
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
3
Fouls suffered1
 
5

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.55CET

Luxembourg deny Northern Ireland at the death

Northern Ireland 1-1 Luxembourg
Leading for long periods, the hosts were dealt a cruel blow when Daniel Da Mota rescued a dramatic point three minutes from time.

Daniel Da Mota scored his second goal in as many games as Luxembourg came from behind to secure a last-gasp 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland.

Both sides were reeling from opening FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F defeats and it seemed more woe was on the cards for Luxembourg when Dean Shiels opened the scoring after 14 mintues. The Rangers FC forward showed presence of mind by latching on to Jonny Evans' incisive pass, before delicately lifting the ball over the onrushing Jonathan Joubert.

The hosts had a chance to put the game to bed when Chris Brunt struck a post from close range and they were made to pay for their profligacy three minutes from time when Da Mota's fierce shot took a wicked deflection and sent Roy Carroll the wrong way.

Luxembourg coach Luc Holtz hailed the draw as a "big result" for his players. "Northern Ireland were physically stronger than us in the first half and we didn't keep the ball," he said. "We performed better in the second half, had more of the ball, created chances and deserved a draw."

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill, still seeking his first win after five games at the helm, said: "It is a game we feel we should have won, but we played poorly in the second half and let our standards drop."

Last updated: 12/09/12 0.14CET

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Lineup

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1Roy Carroll (GK)1Jonathan Joubert (GK)
3Ryan McGivern3Guy Blaise
4Gareth McAuley
Yellow Card29
5Tom Schnell
5Jonny Evans8Gilles Bettmer
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution90+3
6Chris Baird9Daniel Da Mota
Goal87
8Steven Davis (C)10Ben Payal
10Kyle Lafferty
Yellow Card38
13Aurélien Joachim
Substitution46
11Chris Brunt
Yellow Card59
15Ante Bukvic
18Aaron Hughes17Mario Mutsch (C)
19Dean Shiels
Goal14
Substitution83
19Mathias Jänisch
22Shane Ferguson
Substitution74
22Lars Gerson
Substitution50

Substitutes

12Alan Mannus (GK)12Marc Oberweis (GK)
2Lee Hodson2Clayton Moreira
9Jamie Ward
Substitution74
4Eric Hoffmann
Substitution90+3
14Sammy Clingan11Dan Collette
15William Grigg16Chris Philipps
Substitution50
16Oliver Norwood
Substitution83
20Laurent Jans
17Corry Evans21Maurice Deville
Substitution46
20Craig Cathcart
21Josh Carson
23Trevor Carson (GK)

Coach

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

Referee

Vlado Glodjović (SRB)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Jovanović (SRB), Goran Kojić (SRB)

Fourth official

Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

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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