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  • Date:12 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Torsvollor Stadium
  • Holst (59)
  • Lafferty (75)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:41 +3.41

Unfair challenge on Erling Jacobsen by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick. Erling Jacobsen restarts play with the free kick.

93:02 +3.02

Kyle Lafferty challenges Johan Davidsen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Atli Gregersen takes the free kick.

90:32 +0.32

Kyle Lafferty produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Jakup Mikkelsen.

89:28

Centre by Chris Baird.

86:47

Steven Davis goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Steven Davis challenges Frodi Benjaminsen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Erling Jacobsen takes the direct free kick.

84:00

Justinus Hansen replaces Christian Holst.

82:31

Corry Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Niall McGinn.

79:21

Effort on goal by Kyle Lafferty from 18 yards. Johan Davidsen gets a block in.

77:08

Arnbjorn Hansen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simun Samuelsen.

76:31

The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Jakup Mikkelsen.

76:01

David Healy has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

75:02

Kyle Lafferty scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Faroe Islands 1-1 Northern Ireland.Assist by Chris Brunt.

74:20

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn.

73:48

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, Johan Davidsen manages to make a clearance.

72:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kyle Lafferty. Atli Gregersen takes the free kick.

71:22

Booking for Atli Gregersen for time wasting. A cross is delivered by Gareth McAuley, Header on goal by Jonathan Evans from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

69:20

Hjalgrim Elttor challenges Jonathan Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Evans takes the direct free kick.

68:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Atli Gregersen.

68:28

David Healy has a drilled shot. Hjalgrim Elttor gets a block in.

66:59

Jann Ingi Petersen replaces Daniel Udsen.

66:12

Chris Baird takes a shot. Save made by Jakup Mikkelsen.

65:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the right by-line, Atli Gregersen manages to make a clearance.

64:01

Johan Davidsen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn. Centre by Chris Brunt, Jonathan Evans produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

62:53

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Jonathan Evans produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

62:20

Shot from 20 yards from Joan Edmundsson. Save by Maik Taylor.

61:07

Steven Davis takes a outswinging corner.

59:54

Christian Holst finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Faroe Islands 1-0 Northern Ireland.Assist by Daniel Udsen.

59:10

Effort from 12 yards by Niall McGinn. Blocked by Johan Davidsen.

58:23

Chris Brunt fouled by Hjalgrim Elttor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

57:37

Steven Davis produces a cross, Jakup Mikkelsen makes a save.

57:04

Chris Brunt sends in a cross, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Jakup Mikkelsen makes a brilliant save.

55:13

Unfair challenge on Daniel Udsen by Niall McGinn results in a free kick. Atli Gregersen takes the direct free kick.

53:46

David Healy takes a shot. Save by Jakup Mikkelsen.

53:05

The ball is sent over by Erling Jacobsen, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

52:30

Kyle Lafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erling Jacobsen. Atli Gregersen takes the free kick.

51:00

The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.

50:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Erling Jacobsen on Niall McGinn. Niall McGinn takes the direct free kick.

49:34

David Healy is brought on as a substitute for Warren Feeney.

49:13

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

49:13

Niall McGinn has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

47:01

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

46:54 +1.54

The ball is delivered by Hjalgrim Elttor, Close range headed effort by Steven Davis misses to the right of the goal.

45:28

The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn.

44:32

Frodi Benjaminsen concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall McGinn. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

44:21

Hjalgrim Elttor sends in a cross, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.

43:19

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Jakup Mikkelsen.

42:47

Christian Holst takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

40:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Udsen on Niall McGinn. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johan Davidsen by Jonathan Evans. Indirect free kick taken by Atli Gregersen.

39:43

Chris Brunt produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Erling Jacobsen gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis.

38:56

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn, Jakup Mikkelsen makes a save.

38:05

Jonas Tor Naes is given a yellow card.

35:57

Foul by Gareth McAuley on Simun Samuelsen, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Simun Samuelsen.

34:36

Frodi Benjaminsen challenges Maik Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Maik Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

34:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Hughes on Joan Edmundsson. Direct free kick taken by Simun Samuelsen.

33:30

Kyle Lafferty crosses the ball.

31:22

Foul by Erling Jacobsen on Warren Feeney, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

30:35

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Evans goes wide left of the goal.

30:09

Simun Samuelsen takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Maik Taylor.

29:36

The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.

29:29

Gareth McAuley produces a cross.

27:36

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn, save by Jakup Mikkelsen.

26:22

Corner taken right-footed by Hjalgrim Elttor from the left by-line, save made by Maik Taylor.

25:56

The referee blows for offside against Frodi Benjaminsen. Maik Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

25:24

Foul by Chris Brunt on Frodi Benjaminsen, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simun Samuelsen.

25:09

Shot from 20 yards by Christian Holst. Save by Maik Taylor.

24:30

Unfair challenge on Frodi Benjaminsen by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Atli Gregersen.

23:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joan Edmundsson by Chris Baird. Christian Holst takes the free kick. Effort by Daniel Udsen from a long way out goes over the target.

22:08

A cross is delivered by Jonas Tor Naes, save by Maik Taylor.

20:39

Corner taken short by Niall McGinn.

19:08

Shot from 12 yards by Steven Davis. Atli Gregersen gets a block in. Steven Davis takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Erling Jacobsen manages to make a clearance.

18:19

Drilled left-footed shot by Kyle Lafferty. Save made by Jakup Mikkelsen. Steven Davis takes a outswinging corner.

15:04

Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Jakup Mikkelsen.

11:26

Christian Holst concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Baird. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

9:54

Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Tor Naes. Atli Gregersen restarts play with the free kick.

8:43

Chris Baird delivers the ball, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Jakup Mikkelsen makes a save.

7:43

Centre by Gareth McAuley, clearance made by Johan Davidsen.

5:35

Steven Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Holst. Atli Gregersen takes the free kick.

3:25

The ball is sent over by Chris Baird, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Jakup Mikkelsen.

1:42

Joan Edmundsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans. Free kick taken by Maik Taylor.

1:20

Simun Samuelsen crosses the ball.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half kicks off.

Match Preview

Worthington not taking victory for granted Nigel Worthington has given his players a history lesson in the hope they will not be embarrassed as he once was with Northern Ireland. Worthington played at left-back when the Faroe Islands held Northern Ireland to a draw at Windsor Park in a European Championship qualifier, a match the home side were expected to win comfortably. Tomorrow, 19 years on, the national teams meet in Toftir with important points again at stake and Northern Ireland once more clear favourites. Worthington is anxious his side improve on their tally of four points following a victory against Slovenia and a goalless draw with Italy, and will not let them take anything for granted. Reflecting on the drawn match in 1991, Northern Ireland manager Worthington said: "I remember it was a Saturday afternoon when we don't perform that well. It was quite warm. "I was part of a team that thought maybe it was going to be easy. You cannot afford to do that. "If you go into any game thinking it is going to be easy I always think you can get surprised. After a decent start that is the last thing we want. "There is still a lot of football to be played. There will be a lot of tough games. "It is not about revenge on the Faroes as far as I am concerned. It is just about being professional and doing our job properly. "We want to build on our start so that we go into the three-month break in a good position in the table." Northern Ireland have found themselves sharing the same Torshavn hotel as the home team - who have lost their opening four games in the group. They face a lengthy trip to the tiny clifftop stadium in Toftir. Worthington is happy about and wants no excuses against a side managed by former Republic of Ireland boss Brian Kerr. Worthington explained: "Our players can't be saying we had an hour's journey before the game. "The Faroes are doing exactly the same thing. I said to the players the mental approach has to be, no distractions. "People are saying it is done and dusted. I have been in the game far too long to know that is not the case. We have a job to do. "We have just to see three points and go for it. The Faroes will work hard and close you down. It is a British mentality." Captain Aaron Hughes expects a British-style cup tie. "We're in an unusual predicament this time because we are the favourites, that's not normal for us, " said the Fulham defender. "We are expected to do well against the Faroes because they've lost every game. People just think it will be another win for us and seven points on the board. These are the games where if you don't perform then a nasty shock awaits. "This will be similar to one of those big cup ties - where a giant takes on a minnow. We will have to play to the best of our ability to get a win."

Formation:433Manager: Brian Kerr

Faroe Islands

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Worthington

Northern Ireland

  • Jakup Mikkelsen
  • Jonas Tor Naes
  • Erling Jacobsen
  • Johan Davidsen
  • Atli Gregersen
  • Daniel Udsen
  • Frodi Benjaminsen
  • Simun Samuelsen
  • Christian Holst
  • Joan Edmundsson
  • Hjalgrim Elttor
  • SUBS
  • Tordur Thomsen
  • Hendrik Rubeksen
  • Egil Bo
  • Jann Ingi Petersen
  • Justinus Hansen
  • Christian Mouritsen
  • Arnbjorn Hansen

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Match Report

Faroes stun wasteful Irish Northern Ireland were left to reflect on some wasteful finishing as they came unstuck in a 1-1 draw against the Faroe Islands in a Euro 2012 qualifier. After the satisfaction of holding former world champions Italy to a draw on Friday, they had to settle for a point against one of football's lesser lights despite having the majority of possession. It could have been even worse as well as Christian Holst gave the home team the lead. Kyle Lafferty, who regained his place in the side at the expense of David Healy, salvaged some pride by scoring the equaliser. Northern Ireland carved out the first chance of the match in the fourth minute following a swift break and it carried on that way for most of the game. Lafferty got on the end of a cross from Gareth McAuley only to send a soft header into the arms of goalkeeper Jakup Mikkelsen. They kept up the pace and Lafferty peeled away from his marker in the ninth minute but Mikkelsen was equal to his effort. Lafferty was finding plenty of space and sent a shot into the goalkeeper's body in the 16th minute with Warren Feeney playing a part in the move. Then Lafferty came close to making the breakthrough three minutes later when his pace took him clear but Mikkelsen turned his powerful effort over the bar. The Faroe Islands were being pegged back but managed to break away following a mistake by Stephen Craigan. However, goalkeeper Maik Taylor made a good block from Frodji Benjaminsen. It was brief respite for the home side with Jonny Evans cracking in a shot from distance that was deflected by Lafferty and went wide after 31 minutes. They maintained the momentum and Chris Baird released Lafferty down the left. He delivered the ball into the path of Niall McGinn but he miscued his effort. The Faroes then gave away a free-kick with Jonas Tor Naes booked after tripping Feeney as he tried to break clear. Baird's effort was taken cleanly by Mikkelsen. Northern Ireland should have taken the lead in the 50th minute when Steve Davis threaded the ball through the middle. McGinn was first to react but only succeeded in finding the side netting when it seemed he should have hit the target at least. Healy was quickly into the action after replacing Feeney and Mikkelsen had to make a smart save from him in the 53rd minute. Mikkelsen came to the Faroes' rescue five minutes later when he clawed away a towering header from Lafferty following Chris Brunt's cross from the left. Northern Ireland were made to pay in the 61st minute when the Faroes took the lead. Holst took advantage of some slack defensive work to steer a shot beyond Taylor and into the net. Northern Ireland hit back in search of the equaliser and Baird headed wide three minutes later following Brunt's corner. Then Craigan was off target with a header in front of the posts. Northern Ireland's pressure paid off in the 76th minute when Lafferty equalised. He linked up well with Brunt before steering his effort home via the post for his eighth goal in 28 international appearances. It was just the lift his side needed and Lafferty was sent clear by Brunt a minute later but failed to get a decent touch. But despite all their pressure they had to settle for a point and that is not what manager Nigel Worthington wanted going into a three-month break.

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