28 February 2012

577: 29 February 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012. KO 19:45 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0 - 3 NORWAY (NOR) (H/T 0-1)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 9,759
Referee: Huw Jones (WAL)
Assistant Referees: Gareth Wyn (WAL), John Bryn Roberts (WAL)
Fourth Official: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Goals: NOR: Havard Nordtveit (44), Tarik Elyounoussi (88), Espen Ruud (90+)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game: 1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1)
Captain: Steven Davis (Game: 4. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 4)

Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Nottingham Forest


4
West Bromwich Albion

57>
36 
3
Manchester City


15 
18
Fulham

46>
80 
5
Manchester United


29 
6
Coventry City


32 
19
Kilmarnock


10 
8
Rangers


52 
15
Burnley

73>
13 
10
Hull City

46>
16 
17
Newcastle United

69>
Substitutes:
13
Burnley
>46
23 
11
Peterborough United
>46
38 
2
Watford
>57
16
Celtic
>69
10 
9
Rangers
>73
92 
Unused Subs: MANNUS A. (St. Johnstone), McGOVERN M. (Falkirk), CARSON J. (Ipswich Town), McQUOID J. (Millwall)



NORWAY:
Head Coach: Egil Olsen
Jarstein; Hogli (Ruud 88), Rogne, Demidov (Reginiussen 60), Riise, Nordveit, Henriksen (Jenssen 78), Abdellaoue (Braaten 46), Pedersen, Grindheim (Elyounoussi 60), Huseklepp (Berisha 66)
Unused Sub: Pettersen.

Northern Ireland Squad:
(BBC)
Goalkeepers: L Camp (Nottingham Forest), A Mannus (St Johnstone), M McGovern (Falkirk)
Defenders: J Evans (Manchester United), G McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), M Duff (Burnley), S Ferguson (Newcastle United), R McGivern (Manchester City, Bristol City on loan), A Hughes (Fulham), L Hodson (Watford), C Cathcart* (Blackpool)
Midfielders: J Carson (Ipswich Town), S Davis (Rangers), D Shiels (Kilmarnock), S Clingan (Coventry City), G McCann (Peterborough United), C Evans (Hull City), N McGinn (Celtic, Brentford on loan), P McCourt (Celtic)
Forwards: D Healy (Rangers), W Feeney* (Plymouth Argyle), J McQuoid (Millwall, Burnley on loan), J Ward (Derby County), M Paterson (Burnley).
* Players withdrawn injured.

Norway Squad:
Rune Almenning Jarstein (Viking), Espen Bugge Pettersen (Molde), Mohammed Abdellaoue (Hannover), Valon Berisha (Viking), Daniel Braaten (Toulouse), Vadim Demidov (Real Sociedad), Tarik Elyounoussi (Fredrikstad), Christian Grindheim (FC København), Brede Hangeland (Fulham), Markus Henriksen (Rosenborg), Erik Huseklepp (Portsmouth), Tom Høgli (Brugge), Ruben Yttergård Jenssen (Tromsø),
Håvard Nordtveit (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Thomas Rogne (Celtic), Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn), John Arne Riise (Fulham), Espen Ruud (Odense)

Match Preview:
BBC

Match Report:
BBC
NewsLetter


Match Programme/Ticket/Teamsheet:


Notes:
  • David Healy became Northern Ireland's most capped outfield player, winning his 92nd cap.
With thanks to Gary for forwarding the teamsheet.

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