Match statistics

Northern IrelandFinland

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)41
 
59
Total attempts13
 
12
on target8
 
4
off target2
 
5
blocked3
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
7
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
7

Standings

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The hosts tighten their grip on second place in Group F as two goals from Kyle Lafferty help them record their fourth win in their opening five qualification matches.
  • 90+4
    Mattila (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 90+3
    Mattila (Finland) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+3
    Sadik (Finland) misses the target.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Sadik (Finland) scores!
    Roy Carroll cannot hold Roman Eremenko's shot and Sadik is left with a simple close-range finish for his first international goal.
  • 90
    Carroll (Northern Ireland) makes a save.
  • 90
    Eremenko (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 88
    Eremenko (Finland) misses the target.
  • 86
    Ring (Finland) is penalised for a foul on C. Evans (Northern Ireland).
  • 83
    Magennis (Northern Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mattila (Finland).
  • 82
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 82
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 81
    Sparv (Finland) is penalised for a foul on C. Evans (Northern Ireland).
  • 80
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    79
    Magennis (in) - K. Lafferty (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Arajuuri (Finland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 79
    Arajuuri (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Dallas (Northern Ireland).
  • 73
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 73
    Ward (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 72
    K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • Yellow Card
    70
    Pohjanpalo (Finland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 70
    Pohjanpalo (Finland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on McAuley (Northern Ireland).
  • Substitution
    70
    Sadik (in) - Pukki (out) (Finland)
  • 69
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eremenko (Finland).
  • 69
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • Yellow Card
    67
    Brunt (Northern Ireland) is booked.
  • 67
    Brunt (Northern Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pohjanpalo (Finland).
  • 66
    Ward (Northern Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eremenko (Finland).
  • Substitution
    64
    Dallas (in) - McGinn (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • 64
    Moisander (Finland) misses the target.
  • 64
    Mattila (Finland) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    63
    Baird (Northern Ireland) is booked.
  • 63
    Baird (Northern Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mattila (Finland).
  • 60
    Mattila (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 59
    Mattila (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 57
    Carroll (Northern Ireland) makes a save.
  • 55
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 55
    Ward (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Pohjanpalo (Finland) misses the target.
  • 49
    McGinn (Northern Ireland) misses the target.
  • 49
    Brunt (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 48
    K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • Substitution
    46
    Arajuuri (in) - Toivio (out) (Finland)
  • Substitution
    46
    C. Evans (in) - S. Davis (out) (Northern Ireland)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+1
    J. Evans (Northern Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1
    Toivio (Finland) is penalised for a foul on McGinn (Northern Ireland).
  • 44
    Mattila (Finland) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    43
    Pohjanpalo (in) - Hämäläinen (out) (Finland)
  • 42
    Ward (Northern Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 41
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 39
    K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Toivio (Finland).
  • Goal
    38
    K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland) scores!
    Jamie Ward thinks he has lost the ball on his right flank but manages to find Conor McLaughlin, whose cross is superbly directed into the corner of the net by Lafferty's head.
  • Goal
    33
    K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland) scores!
    A superb strike for his fourth goal of the campaign. Oliver Norwood's original free-kick is cleared but Niall McGinn heads it back into the area and Lafferty swivels and tucks away a crisp strike to put Northern Ireland ahead.
  • 33
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Moisander (Finland) is penalised for a foul on K. Lafferty (Northern Ireland).
  • 32
    Carroll (Northern Ireland) makes a save.
  • 32
    Mattila (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 29
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 29
    C. McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 28
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 28
    S. Davis (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 28
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 27
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ring (Finland).
  • 27
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 26
    Ward (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 26
    McGinn (Northern Ireland) misses the target.
  • 25
    Sparv (Finland) is penalised for a foul on C. McLaughlin (Northern Ireland).
  • 24
    Mattila (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 23
    Sparv (Finland) has a shot blocked.
  • 23
    Mattila (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 23
    Ring (Finland) has a shot blocked.
  • 22
    Brunt (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 14
    Hradecky (Finland) makes a save.
  • 14
    McAuley (Northern Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 10
    Baird (Northern Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 10
    Brunt (Northern Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 9
    Ward (Northern Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 7
    Mattila (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 6
    Carroll (Northern Ireland) makes a save.
  • 6
    Pukki (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 5
    Mattila (Finland) misses the target.
  • 5
    Norwood (Northern Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Uronen (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Ward (Northern Ireland).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution