Qualifying round (Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR) - 28/05/2008 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - The Showgrounds - Newry
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Northern Ireland - Spain 0-3 - 28/05/2008 - Match page - UEFA Women's EURO 2009

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Spain victory sets up showdown

Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 20.43CET
Northern Ireland 0-3 Spain
Spain set up a Group 1 decider at home to England on 2 October courtesy of a comfortable win in Northern Ireland.
Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 20.43CET

Spain victory sets up showdown

Northern Ireland 0-3 Spain
Spain set up a Group 1 decider at home to England on 2 October courtesy of a comfortable win in Northern Ireland.

Spain set up a UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 decider at home to England on 2 October with a comfortable win in Northern Ireland.

October meeting
Erika Vázquez's goals on eight and ten minutes were added to late on by Verónica Boquete to move Spain level on points with England, who won their Shrewsbury meeting 1-0 in November. Spain know that if they overturn that head-to-head inferiority in their home meeting they will qualify direct for the finals in Finland, while if the Czech Republic avoid defeat against England early that week, any victory will be suffice for first place.

Erika double
Having beaten the Czech Republic 4-1 earlier this month to move up into second place, Spain's morale was high against a team without a point on their return to the top level of women's football. And soon Erika had the visitors in control, turning in a loose ball after a free-kick and then chasing an Ana Romero ball before producing a fine finish.

Third goal
Ashley Hutton hit the crossbar for Northern Ireland on 25 minutes but Spain remained on top and were producing some fine displays of skill. Eighteen minutes from the end Itziar Gurrutxaga combined with Verónica for Spain's third goal while Erika twice came close to a hat-trick.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.47CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Spain

Spain

1
HigginsEmma Higgins (GK)
1
TirapuAinhoa Tirapu (GK)
2
McGovernAine McGovern
2
BurgosBurgos
3
BailieKelly Bailie
4
NicolauMelisa Nicolau
Substitution85
4
HuttonAshley Hutton
6
GurrutxagaItziar Gurrutxaga (C)
5
NelsonJulie Nelson
7
RomeroAna Romero
6
HarkinUna Harkin
9
Verónica BoqueteVerónica Boquete
Goal72
7
TurnerKim Turner
Substitution90+2
10
VanesaVanesa
8
HallStacey Hall (C)
14
SoniaSonia Bermudez
Substitution78
9
McFaddenSarah McFadden
Substitution77
15
TorrejónMarta Torrejón
10
HavelinRoisin Havelin
Substitution64
16
DiéguezMiriam Diéguez
Substitution73
11
VanceDemi Vance
18
Erika VázquezErika Vázquez
Goal9
Goal11

Substitutes

12
McKennaTiarna McKenna (GK)
13
Estevez LoresCristina Estevez Lores (GK)
13
BoothSarah Booth
3
RuthRuth García
Substitution85
14
GiltespleLaura Giltesple
Substitution90+2
5
BenitoMaría Benito
15
CorishRebecca Corish
8
Saray GarcíaSaray García
16
CaldwellNadene Caldwell
Substitution64
11
VilanovaSandra Vilanova
Substitution73
17
McCannAmy McCann
Substitution77
12
Cubí TudóMarta Cubí Tudó
18
McKeeAshley McKee
17
PérezMaría José Pérez
Substitution78

Coach

Alfie Wylie (NIR) Ignacio Quereda (ESP)

Referee

Christina Westrum Pedersen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Vibeke Larsen (NOR), Marianne Braathen Velo (NOR)

Fourth official

Claire Noble (NIR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution