Windsor Park - Belfast 11/09/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Northern Ireland - Luxembourg
1-1
 

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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 Ireland
Luxembourg

1

Goals scored

1

20

Total attempts

6

5

Attempts on target

2

10

off target

2

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

2

5

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

3

1

Fouls suffered

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: 08/05/14 8.11CET

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