31 July 2011

572: 10 August 2011

Wednesday, 10th August 2011. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 4 - 0 FAROE ISLANDS (FRO) (H/T 1-0)
Attendance: tbc
Referee: Emir Alecković (BIH)
Assistant Referees: Hrvoje Turudić (BIH), Senad Ibrisimbegović (BIH)
Fourth Official: Ognjen Valjić (BIH)
Goalscorers: NIR A. Hughes 5, S. Davis 66, P. McCourt 71, 88

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-3 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Nigel Worthington (Game: 37. Won 9, Drew 10, Lost 18)
Captain: Aaron Hughes (Game: 43. Won 12, Drew 17, Lost 14)
Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Nottingham Forest
3
2
Fulham
52
3
Manchester United
27
4
West Bromwich Albion
46>
31
18
Fulham
1
77
6
Coventry City
29
7
Hull City
59>
12
8
Rangers
1
47
9
Rangers
83>
87
10
Celtic
2
8
11
Peterborough United
34
Substitutes
5
Blackpool
>46
6
16
Celtic
>59
14
15
Derby County
>83
1
Unused Substitutes: MANNUS A. (St. Johnstone), McGIVERN R. (Manchester City), THOMPSON P. (Linfield), GORMAN J. (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

FAROE ISLANDS: 4-4-1-1 (all blue)
Manager: Brian Kerr (IRL)
Captain: Fródi Benjaminsen
Mikkelsen; Naes, Johan Davidsen, Baldvinsson, Gregersen, Benjaminsen, Udsen, Olsen (sub 75 Danielsen), Holst (sub 68 Hansen), Edmundsson, Elttor (sub 75 Mouritsen).
Unused subs: Torgard, Viljormur Davidsen, Faeroe, Lokin.

Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers - Tuffey (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Camp (Nottingham Forest), Mannus (St Johnstone)
Defenders - J. Evans (Manchester United), McGivern (Manchester City - on loan at Crystal Palace), Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (West Brom), Hughes (Fulham), Hodson (Watford)
Midfielders - Baird (Fulham), McCann (Peterborough United), McGinn (Celtic - on loan at Brentford), Gorman (Wolves), C. Evans (Hull City), Davis (Rangers), Clingan (Coventry City), McCourt (Celtic)
Forwards - Feeney* (Oldham Athletic), McQuoid* (Millwall), McClean* (Derry City), Healy (Rangers), Ward (Derby County), M. Paterson* (Burnley), Thompson** (Linfield)
* Withdrawn from squad
** Late call-up

Faroe Islands Squad:
Goalkeepers - Jákup Mikkelsen (ÍF Fuglafjørður), René Tórgarð (EB/Streymur)
Defenders - Jónas Tór Næs (Valur (ICE)), Johan Troest Davidsen (NSÍ Runavík), Atli Gregersen (Ross County (SCO)), Atli Danielsen (B36 Tórshavn), Rógvi Baldvinsson (Ålgård (NOR)), Hendrik Rubeksen (HB Tórshavn)
Midfielders - Daniel Udsen (EB/Streymur), Bogi Løkin (NSÍ Runavík), Súni Olsen (Víkingur), Hjalgrím Elttør (KÍ Klaksvík), Viljormur Davidsen (FC Fyn (DEN)), Christian Mouritsen (Valur (ICE)), Rógvi Poulsen (HB Tórshavn), Fróði Benjaminsen (captain) (HB Tórshavn), Símun Samuelsen (HB Tórshavn)
Forwards - Christian Holst (Silkeborg (DEN)), Arnbjørn Hansen (EB Streymur), Jóan Símun Edmundsson (Newcastle United (ENG))

Match Programme/Ticket/Teamsheet:


Match Highlights:
McCourt's goals
Match Reports:

Match Picture:
J. Evans, McAuley, Camp, Clingan, Healy, Baird
McCourt, C. Evans, Hughes, McCann, Davis
Notes:
  • Northern Ireland's fourth goal, scored by Pat McCourt, was their 600th in senior internationals.
  • Steven Davis' goal was Northern Ireland's 100th in the European Championships.
  • Northern Ireland captain, Aaron Hughes scored his first international goal on his 77th appearance. Pat McCourt also scored his first national team goals while winning his eighth cap.
Credits/Sources:
Group photo courtesy of Roy Cathcart.

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