16 August 2012

579: 15 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 3-3 FINLAND (FIN) (H/T 2-2)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 9,575
Referee: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Assistant Referees: Angelo Boonman (NED), Nicky Siebert (NED)
Fourth Official: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Scorers: NIR: Ferguson (7), Lafferty (19), Paterson (84 pen); FIN: Sparv (22), Pukki (24), Hatemaj (78)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game 3. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 2)
Captain: Steven Davis (Game 5. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 4)
Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
12
Olympiakos

46>
21
2
Watford

84>
9
3
Manchester City


17
4
West Bromwich Albion


37
20
Blackpool


10
6
Fulham


57
17
Newcastle United
1
84>
4
8
Southampton


53
19
Rangers


11
10
Sion
1
63>
31
11
West Bromwich Albion

46>
37
Substitutions:
1
Nottingham Forest

>46
9
21
Derby County

>46
2
9
Burnley
1
>63
14
16
Huddersfield Town

>84
7
18
Ipswich Town

>84
4
Unused Substitute:
23
St Johnstone


-
5
Hibernian


-
13
Burnley


-
14
unattached


-
7
Rangers


-
15
Walsall


-

FINLAND: 4-3-3 (all blue)
Manager: Mixu Paatelainen
Captain: Niklas Moisander
Maenpaa, Uronen, Toivio, Arkivuo, Moisander, Roman Eremenko, Hamalainen (Kolehmainen 69), Sparv, Alexei Eremenko (Hetemaj 69), Pukki (Riski 46), Kuqi (Sjolund 84).
Subs not used: Sillanpaaa, Ojala, Vayrynen, Furuholm, Halsti, Porokara.

Match Pictures:
The Northern Ireland players take part in a minutes applause in honour of Alan McDonald.
Lee Hodson, Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley, Chris Baird, Roy Carroll, Dean Shiels, Craig Cathcart, Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty, Ryan McGivern, Shane Ferguson.
Shane Ferguson, Kyle Lafferty, Chris Brunt and Lee Hodson
celebrate Lafferty's goal (photo by Chopper1)
Northern Ireland set up a defensive wall (photo by Chopper1)
Match Reports:
BBC
IrishFA
Daily Mail

Match Programme/Ticket:


Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland squad:
Goalkeepers: Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest), Roy Carroll (Olympiakos), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
Defenders: Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Ryan McGivern (Manchester City), Aaron Hughes (Fulham), James McPake (Hibs), Lee Hodson (Watford), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Chris Baird (Fulham), Daniel Lafferty (Burnley), Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Dean Shiels (Rangers), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Corry Evans (Hull City), Pat McCourt (Celtic), Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town), Sammy Clingan* (unattached), Josh Carson* (Ipswich Town)
Forwards: Jamie Ward (Derby County), Martin Paterson (Burnley), Kyle Lafferty (FC Sion), Andrew Little (Rangers), Will Grigg* (Walsall)
* late call-up to replace players withdrawn through injury.

Finland squad:
Goalkeepers: Niki Mäenpää (VVV Venlo), Henri Sillanpää (GAIS)
Defenders: Joona Toivio (Djurgården), Markus Halsti (Malmö FF), Niklas Moisander (AZ Alkmaar), Paulus Arajuuri (Kalmar FF), Jere Uronen (Helsingborgs), Jukka Raitala (Heerenveen), Kari Arkivuo (Häcken), Juhani Ojala (Young Boys)
Midfielders & Forwards: Kasper Hämäläinen (Djurgården), Daniel Sjölund (Djurgården), Tim Sparv (Groningen), Toni Kolehmainen (TPS), Roni Porokara (KFC Germinal Beerschot), Alexei Eremenko jr (Rubin Kazan), Roman Eremenko (Rubin Kazan), Mika Väyrynen (HJK), Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo), Riku Riski (Hønefoss), Njazi Kuqi (Atromitos), Teemu Pukki (Schalke), Timo Furuholm (Fortuna Düsseldorf)

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