11 August 2011

573: 2 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011, KO 17:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0-1 SERBIA (SRB) (H/T 0-0)

Attendance: 13,026
Referee: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Andreas Fellinger (AUT), Armin Eder (AUT)
Fourth Official: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
Goals: SRB: Pantelic (67)

Northern Ireland: 4-4-1-1 (Green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manger: Nigel Worthington (Game: 38. Won 9, Drew 10, Lost 19)
Captain: Aaron Hughes (Game: 44. Won 12, Drew 17, Lost 15)
Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Nottingham Forest
4
2
Blackpool
7
3
EVANS J. _90+2
Manchester United
28
4
West Bromwich Albion
32
18
Fulham
78
6
Hull City
57
13
7
Fulham
53
8
Rangers
48
9
Rangers
84
88
10
West Bromwich Albion
35
11
Peterborough United
71
35
Substitutes
16
Celtic
57
15
14
Plymouth Argyle
71
43
15
Millwall
84
4
Unused Substitutes: TAYLOR M.S. (unattached), McGIVERN R. (Manchester City), HODSON L. (Watford), GORMAN J. (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Serbia: (red shirts, blue shorts, red socks)
Coach: Vladimir Petrović
Captain: Dejan Stanković
Jorgacevic, Rajkovic _45, Ivanovic, Subotic, Kolarov, Z Tosic (sub: Ljajic 79), Stankovic, Ninkovic _41 (sub: Petrovic 74 _90+3), Kuzmanovic (sub: Fejsa 89), Jovanovic, Pantelic
Unused subs: Kahriman, D Tosic, Bisevac, Despotovic

Pre-Match:
Goalkeepers: Maik Taylor (unattached), Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
Defenders: Jonathan Evans (Manchester United), Ryan McGivern (Manchester City - on loan at Crystal Palace), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Aaron Hughes (Fulham), Lee Hodson (Watford)
Midfielders: Chris Baird (Fulham), Grant McCann (Peterborough United), Niall McGinn (Celtic - on loan at Brentford), Jonny Gorman (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Corry Evans (Hull City), Steven Davis (Rangers), Sammy Clingan (Coventry City), Pat McCourt* (Celtic) , Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion)
Forwards: Warren Feeney (Plymouth Argyle), David Healy (Rangers), Jamie Ward* (Derby County)
, Kyle Lafferty* (Rangers), Josh McQuoid (Millwall)
* Withdrawn injured

Serbia Squad
Goalkeepers: Bojan Jorgačević (Gent (BEL)), Damir Kahriman (Tavriya Simferopol (UKR)), Bojan Šaranov (Maccabi Haifa (ISR))
Defenders: Branislav Ivanović (Chelsea (ENG)), Nenad Tomović (Lecce (ITA)), Milan Vilotić (Red Star Belgrade), Milan Biševac (Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)), Neven Subotić (Borussia Dortmund (GER)), Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City (ENG)), Duško Tošić (Real Betis (SPA)), Slobodan Rajković (Hamuburger SV (GER))
Midfielders: Dejan Stanković (Inter Milan (ITA)), Zdravko Kuzmanović (VfB Stuttgart (GER)), Radoslav Petrović (Blackburn Rovers (ENG)), Ljubomir Fejsa (Olympiacos (GRE)), Miloš Ninković (Dynamo Kiev (UKR)), Nemanja Tomić (Partizan Belgrade), Zoran Tošić (CSKA Moscow (RUS)), Adem Ljajić (Fiorentina (ITA)), Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax (NED)), Milan Jovanović (Anderlecht (BEL))
Forwards: Marko Pantelić (Olympiacos (GRE)), Jovan Damjanović (Borac Čačak), Ranko Despotović (Urawa Red Diamonds (JAP))

Match Reports:

Match Programme/Ticket:
Notes:
  • David Healy won his 88th cap, taking him to third in the all-time list, equal with Sammy McIlroy.
  • Bookings for Corry Evans and Jonny Evans mean that they are both suspended for the match against Estonia.
  • During half-time Pat Jennings was awarded a UEFA Centurion cap and medal in recognition of his 119 caps.
  • The Northern Ireland players wore black armbands as a mark of respect for John Parke who had passed away during the previous week.

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