Stadion Lokomotiv - Moscow 07/09/2012 - 17:00CET (19:00 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group F

Russia - Northern Ireland
2-0
 

Russia - Northern Ireland 2-0 - 07/09/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Russia start with Northern Ireland win

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 19.00CET
Russia start with Northern Ireland win
Viktor Fayzulin (centre) is congratulated by team-mates after putting Russia ahead ©Getty Images

Russia got their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F campaign off to a winning start, as a goal in either half gave Fabio Capello's men a comfortable victory.

Taking charge of his first competitive game, everything went to plan for Capello as Viktor Fayzulin stroked in his first goal for Russia on the half-hour. Northern Ireland were unable to impose themselves on the game and Roman Shirokov secured the win from the spot with 12 minutes left.

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Press kits

Standings

Match statistics

Russia
Northern Ireland

2

Goals scored

0

12

Total attempts

4

5

Attempts on target

1

5

off target

1

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

3

3

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

4

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    McAuley (Northern Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    85
    Glushakov (in) - Fayzulin (out) (Russia)
  • Substitution
    84
    Shiels (in) - C. Evans (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • Goal
    78
    Shirokov (Russia) scores from the penalty spot.

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