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16 October 2020

653: 14 October 2020

652 vs Austria - 653 - 654 vs Slovakia
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Weds 14th October 2020. KO: 20.45 (local time)
NORWAY (NOR) 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 200 (limited home fans-only due to Covid-19)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referees: Silver Koiv (EST), Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST) 
Goals: NOR: Dallas O.G. (68')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-2 (white shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Jonny Evans
Team: T Carson; D Ballard, J Evans [C McLaughlin 46'], T Flanagan; M Smith [S Dallas 60'], G Saville [P McNair 60'], C Evans, J Thompson [S Davis 85'], S Ferguson; J Magennis, C Washington [G Whyte 75']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], N McGinn, L Boyce, K Lafferty, J Cooper, A McCann

NORWAY: 4-4-2 (red shirts, white shorts, navy blue socks)
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
Captain: Omar Elabdellaoui
Team: Hansen; Elabdellaoui, Strandberg, Ajer, Meling; Ødegaard [Linnes 78], Berge, Normann [Midtsjø 65'], Elyounoussi; King [Sørloth 65'], Haaland [Henriksen 87']
Unused subs: Jarstein [GK], Rossbach [GK], Østigård, Rosted, Johansen, Svensson, Hauge, Thorsby
Booked: King (62'), Elyounoussi (75')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

Notes:
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell was listed on the official teamsheet as the starting goalkeeper but pulled out after aggravating a hip injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Trevor Carson
  • Jamal Lewis pulled out of the squad for this game with an Achilles problem
  • When Jonny Evans was substituted off he handed the captain's armband to Corry Evans - the first time two brothers have captained NI in the same game

14 October 2020

652: 11 October 2020

651 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina - 652 - 653 vs Norway
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Sun 11th October 2020. KO: 19.45
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0-1 AUSTRIA (AUT)
(H/T 0-1)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 600 (limited home fans-only due to Covid-19)
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE), Jiří Moláček (CZE)
Fourth Official: Karel Hrubes (CZE)
Goals: AUT: Gregoritsch (42')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-5-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: M McGovern; C McLaughlin, C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; G Whyte [L Boyce 83'], S Dallas [J Thompson 73'], S Davis [C Evans 73'], P McNair [J Magennis 83'], J Jones; K Lafferty [C Washington 61']
Unused subs: B Peacock-Farrell [GK], T Carson [GK], T Flanagan, M Smith, N McGinn, S Ferguson, D Ballard
Booked: C McLaughlin (79'), J Thompson (86')

AUSTRIA: 4-4-2 (red shirts, black shorts, red socks)
Coach: Franco Foda
Captain: Julian Baumgartlinger
Team: Pervan; Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Alaba; Ranftl [Trimmel  73'], Ilsanker, Baumgartlinger, Baumgartner; Gregoritsch [Grbić 80'], Schlager
Unused subs: Lindner [GK], Siebenhandl [GK], Ullmann, Posch, Kalajdzic, Grillitsch, Holzhauser, Schöpf, Onisiwo, Schaub
Booked: Schlager (90+2')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

Notes:
  • Steven Davis won his 121st cap, making him the most-capped male British outfield player of all-time, overtaking England's Wayne Rooney on 120

13 October 2020

Amrit Bansal-McNulty

Name:
Amrit Bansal-McNulty
Born: 16 March 2000, Hackney (ENG)
Height:
Weight:
Position: Midfielder

International Career: Northern Ireland : Under-21 (2020-date)

Club Career: 
QPR Youth
Torquay 19/20 Nov-19 loan
Dartford 19/20 Feb-20 loan
Como 20/21 loan 

Biography:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrit_Bansal-McNulty
https://www.qpr.co.uk/news/under-23s-news/u23s-in-profile-amrit-bansal-mcnulty/

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 
13-10-2020 Ukraine H W 1-0

11 October 2020

651: 08 October 2020

650 vs Norway - 651 - 652 vs Austria
Euro 2020 qualifying play-off semi-final
Thurs 8th October 2020. KO: 20.45 (local time)
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (BIH) 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 1-0)
[BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 3-4 NORTHERN IRELAND ON PENALTIES]

Venue: Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo
Attendance: 2,000 (limited home fans-only due to Covid-19)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
Goals: NIR: N McGinn (53'); BIH: Krunić (14')
Penalties: BIH (took first): Pjanić, Hajradinović (missed), Višća (missed), Hotić, Džeko; NIR: S Dallas, K Lafferty, G Saville (missed) C Washington, L Boyce; 

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-1-1 (white shirts, white shorts, white socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; P McNair [J Thompson 90+3' {L Boyce 120+1'}], C Cathcart, J Evans; S Dallas, C Evans [G Whyte 73'], S Davis, G Saville, J Lewis; N McGinn [Jones 82' {Washington 120+1'}]; J Magennis [K Lafferty 90+3']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], C McLaughlin, T Flanagan, S Ferguson, D Ballard
Booked: Davis (108')

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: 4-3-3 (blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks)
Coach: Dušan Bajevic
Captain: Edin Džeko
Team: Šehić; Cipetić, Ahmedhodzic, Saničanin, Kolašinac [Hajradinović 118']; Cimirot [Lončar 106'], Hadžiahmetović [Gojak 83'], Pjanić; Višća, Džeko, Krunić [Hotić 88']
Unused subs: Begović [GK], Pirić [GK], Nastić, Todorović, Hodžić, Hadzikadunic, Djurić, Milošević
Booked: Hadžiahmetović (20'), Kolašinac (47'), Pjanić (100')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

Notes:
  • Steven Davis won his 120th cap, breaking Pat Jennings' long-held record of 119 to become the most capped player in Northern Ireland's history
  • This was Northern Ireland's first ever penalty shoot-out 
  • Ian Baraclough substituted two of his substitutes, Jordan Jones and Jordan Thompson, in stoppage time in the second-half of extra-time to bring on Conor Washington and Liam Boyce specifically to take penalties
  • In the shoot-out, Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved from Hajradinović while Višća hit the crossbar. For NI, George Saville blasted over.

16 September 2020

Harry Olpherts

Name:
Hugh Olpherts 
Born: c.1884, Co. Londonderry
Height: 
Weight: 
Position: Right-Half 

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1909) 

Club Career: 
Derry Celtic 

Biography: 
To follow. 

Ireland Amateur Cap Details: 
21-11-1908 England H L 1-5 

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Assumed census return 
1901 - Bruce Terraces, Coleraine
Age 17, Tailor
1911 - Majorca Street, Antrim
Age 26, Tailor

13 September 2020

262: 11 December 1968

 261 vs Turkey - 262 - 263 vs England

TURKEY 0 - 3 NORTHERN IRELAND



8 September 2020

650: 07 September 2020

649 vs Romania - 650 - 651 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Mon 7th September 2020. KO: 19.45
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-5 NORWAY (NOR)
(H/T 1-3)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Marcin Boniek (POL), Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Goals: NIR: P McNair (8'); NOR: Elyounoussi (3'), Haaland (8', 59'), Sørloth (20', 48')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith, D Ballard [L Boyce 46'], C Cathcart; S Dallas, J Thompson, S Davis, G Saville [C Evans 71'], S Ferguson; P McNair; C Washington [S Lavery 77']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], E Galbraith, C McLaughlin, N McGinn, K Lafferty, J Cooper, A McCalmont 
Booked: Ballard (36'), C Cathcart (69')

NORWAY: 4-4-2 (red shirts, red shorts, red socks)
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
Captain: Stefan Johansen
Team: Jarstein (GK); Elabdellaoui [Svensson 80'], Ajer, Hovland, Aleesami [Meling 77']; Johansen [King 71'], Henriksen, Normann, Elyounoussi; Sørloth, Haaland
Unused subs: Nyland (GK), Rossbach (GK), Hanche­-Olsen, Gabrielsen, Fossum, Linnes, Berg, Thorsby 
Booked: Meling (90+3')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
DefendersJonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard* (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City)Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Ethan Galbraith** (Manchester United), Alfie McCalmont** (Leeds United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian), Shayne Lavery (Linfield)
*late call-up due to injuries
**late call-up on matchday from U21s

Notes:
  • Gavin Whyte, NI's goalscorer against Romania three days earlier, was absent from the matchday squad for reasons unknown
  • Jonny Evans withdrew from the squad with a "slight thigh strain"
  • Jordan Jones and Matthew Kennedy both returned to their clubs injured
  • Jamal Lewis was omitted from the squad ahead of a medical with Newcastle United the next day
  • Tom Flanagan withdrew from the squad for "personal reasons" with his partner expected to give birth
  • Ethan Galbraith and Alfie McCalmont were called-up on matchday from the U21 squad which was preparing for a home game v Denmark the following day
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