3 October 2016

617: 8 October 2016

8th October 2016. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 4-0 SAN MARINO (SMR) (H/T 1-0)


Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 18,234
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
Assistant referees:
Fourth officials:
Goals: NIR: Davis 26 (pen), Lafferty 79, 90+4, Ward 85

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
NIR: (4-4-2) M. McGovern; C. McLaughlin [P. McNair 77], S. Ferguson, G. McAuley, J. Evans, O. Norwood, N. McGinn, S. Davis, J. Maginnis [K. Lafferty 73], J. Ward, S. Dallas [C. Washington 65]
Unused subs: T. Carson (gk), A. Mannus (gk); L. Hodson, P. Paton, C. Evans. R. McGivern, A. Hughes, M. Lund, T. Flanagan

SAN MARINO:
Manager: Pierangelo Manzaroli
Captain: Matteo Vitaioli
SMR: (5-4-1) A. Simoncini; Berardi, F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, Della Valle, Palazzi; Hirsch [Cesarini 56], Tosi, Coppini [Golinucci 71], M. Vitaioli; Stefanelli [Zafferani 88]
Unused subs: Benedettini (gk), Manzaroli (gk); Valentini, Selva, Censoni, Rinaldi, Bianchi, Berretti, Mazza

Match Programme/Ticket:
The match programme is now also available as a digital download
Match Report:
BBC
Daily Mail
UEFA

Match Photos:
(courtesy of Roy Cathcart)
Stuart Dallas, Josh Magennis, Jonny Evans, Michael McGovern, Gareth McAuley, Conor McLaughlin
Shane Ferguson, Oliver Norwood, Steven Davis, Jamie Ward, Niall McGinn
Squad:
BBC / IrishFA
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Trevor Carson (Hartlepool)
Defenders: Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans (both West Brom), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Michael Smith (Peterborough), Tom Flanagan (Burton), Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town), Aaron Hughes* (Kerala Blasters), Calum Morris* (Aberdeen)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Oliver Norwood (Brighton), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Matthew Lund (Rochdale), Paul Paton* (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Liam Boyce (Ross County)
* late call-up

Notes:
  • This match marked the official opening by FIFA President Gianni Infantino of the redeveloped National Stadium.
  • Prior to kick-off there will be a Lap of Legends including a number of sporting and cultural figures.

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