Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 23/04/2008 - 13:00CET (13:00 local time) - Diósgyöri - Miskolc
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Ireland punish profligate Hungary

Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 16.00CET
Hungary 0-2 Republic of Ireland
Goals at the start of either half earned the visitors victory in Miskolc as Hungary were left to rue missed chances.
Ireland punish profligate Hungary
Stephanie Curtis scored an excellent second goal for Ireland ©Sportsfile
Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 16.00CET

Ireland punish profligate Hungary

Hungary 0-2 Republic of Ireland
Goals at the start of either half earned the visitors victory in Miskolc as Hungary were left to rue missed chances.

Goals at the start of either half from Michelle O'Brien and Stephanie Curtis earned the Republic of Ireland a 2-0 victory against Hungary in Miskolc, to move above Sweden and into second place in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 2.

Dream start
Noel King's side were overwhelmed in their last outing in February but any early nerves were soon allayed when O'Brien opened the scoring after 18 seconds, outmuscling two defenders before deftly lobbing goalkeeper Melinda Szvorda. The Republic of Ireland had chances to extend their lead, but were increasingly forced on the back foot by a Hungary team growing in confidence and it took something special from Curtis after the hour to make the points safe. The striker rifled in an unstoppable shot after a well-rehearsed free-kick to keep Irish hopes alive and leave Hungary at the foot of the section.

Hungary profligate
O'Brien and Curtis may have taken the headlines, but the Irish were equally indebted the excellent Emma Byrne. The Arsenal LFC goalkeeper made a string of saves, most notably when the hosts were awarded a penalty for handball seven minutes from time. Katalin Fogl stepped up, but Byrne made a splendid save and the forward then fired the rebound over the crossbar. It was a wastefulness that typified Hungary's performance, as Anett Nagy and Anita Padár, in particular, squandered fine build-up work in front of goal. Their side will now look to avoid the wooden spoon while the Irish prepare for June's decisive meeting with Sweden.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.50CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

9
GaspárCecilia Gaspár
Substitution61
3
BoyleSharon Boyle
14
JakabfiZsanett Jakabfi
1
ByrneEmma Byrne (GK)
15
KantaKrisztina Kanta
2
CurtinMarie Curtin
11
NagyAnett Nagy
11
CurtisStephanie Curtis
Goal63
8
PádárAnita Pádár
4
FaheyNiamh Fahey
6
SmuczerAngéla Smuczer
7
GrantCiara Grant (C)
Substitution88
3
SümegiÉva Sümegi (C)
6
HughesSonya Hughes
5
SzekérAnita Szekér
10
O'BrienMichelle O'Brien
Goal1
Substitution90+1
1
SzvordaMelinda Szvorda (GK)
8
O'GormanAine O'Gorman
Substitution90+3
18
TálosiSzabina Tálosi
Substitution73
5
TracyYvonne Tracy
13
BenkõMonika Benkõ
Substitution86
9
MaloneEdel Malone

Substitutes

16
GálTímea Gál
13
MoranAlisha Moran
Substitution90+3
7
G. TóthGabriella Tóth
Substitution86
12
O'TooleOlivia Christin O'Toole
Substitution90+1
12
E. PappEszter Papp (GK)
14
De BurcaMeabh De Burca
Substitution88
2
StefánAnita Stefán
16
BradleyLynn Bradley (GK)
4
SzeitlSzilvia Szeitl
15
ScanlonClaire Josephin Scanlon
10
FoglKatalin Fogl
Substitution73
17
CookeSeana Cooke
17
FerencsikEvelin Ferencsik
Substitution61

Coach

Attila Vágó (HUN) Noel King (IRL)

Referee

Aneliya Sinabova (BUL)

Assistant referees

Gergana Vidova (BUL), Yordanka Korcheva (BUL)

Fourth official

Brigitta Makkosne Petz (HUN)

Legend:

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