18 October 2012

583: 14 November 2012

14th November 2012. KO: 19:45 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-1 AZERBAIJAN (AZE) (H/T 0-1)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 12,327
Referee: Victor Shvetsov (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Goalscrers: NIR: Healy (90+6); AZE: Aliyev (5)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game: 7. Wins 0, Draws 4, Defeats 3) 
Captain: Steven Davis
Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
CARROLL R.E.
Olympiakos


25
18
HUGHES A.W.
Fulham


84
2
LAFFERTY D. _
Burnley


2
4
McAULEY G.
West Bromwich Albion


40
5
CATHCART C.
Blackpool

82>
13
6
BAIRD C. _
Fulham


61
14
McGINN N.
Aberdeen

67>
20
8
DAVIS S.
Southampton


57
7
SHIELS D. _
Rangers

55>
14
10
LAFFERTY K. _
Sion


35
17
FERGUSON S.
Newcastle United


6
Substitutes:
9
HEALY D.J. _
Bury
1
>82
94
11
BRUNT C.
West Bromwich Albion

>67
40
15
McCOURT P.
Celtic

>55
11
Unused Substitutes:
12
MANNUS A.
St Johnstone


-
23
McGOVERN M.
Falkirk


-
13
EVANS C.
Hull City


-
16
NORWOOD O.
Huddersfield Town


-
19
GRIGG W.
Walsall


-
20
McKAY W.
Inverness CT


-
21
McLAUGHLIN R.
Liverpool


-

AZERBAIJAN: (white shirts, blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Berti Vogts (GER)
Captain: Ruslan Abışov
Agayev _; Ramaldanov [sub: Naziri (72)], Abbasov, Medvedev, Levin _, Gokdemir [sub: Guseynov (63)], Huseynov _, Amirguliev, Ozkara [sub: Javadov (78)], Aliyev _, Nadirov
Unused subs: Popovich, Nazirov, Sadygov, Pamuk, Chertoganov, Ahmadov, Mammadov, Subasic

Pre-Match:

Northern Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Olympiakos), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Michael McGovern (Falkirk).
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Fulham), Ryan McGivern (Manchester City), Jonathan Evans (Manchester Utd), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Alex Bruce (Hull City), Ryan McLaughlin* (Liverpool), Daniel Lafferty* (Burnley)
Midfielders: Chris Baird (Fulham), Steven Davis (Southampton), Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town), Corry Evans (Hull City), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Pat McCourt (Celtic), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle Utd), Grant McCann (Peterborough Utd).
Forwards: David Healy (Bury), Dean Shiels (Rangers), Kyle Lafferty (Sion), Will Grigg (Walsall), Jamie Ward (Derby County), Andrew Little (Rangers), Billy McKay* (Inverness Caledonian Thistle).
* late call-up

Azerbaijan Squad:
Goalkeepers: Anar Nazir (Gabala), Salahat Agayev (Sugmait), Andrei Popovici (Turan). 
Defenders: Vladimir Levin (Inter Baku), Badawi Huseynov (Qarabag), Maksim Medvedev (Qarabag), Haji Akhmedov (Qarabag), Ali Gekdemir (Hannover 96, Germany), Agil Nabiyev (AZAL), Ruslan Abyshev (Khazar Lankaran), Rasim Ramaldanov (Simurg). 
Midfielders: Elhad Nasiri (Milsami, Moldova), Murad Agaev (Sumgait), Alexander Chertoganov (Gabala), Rashad Sadigov (Neftchi), Mahir Shukurov (Neftchi , Rahid Amirguliyev (Khazar), Javid Huseynov (Adana Demirspor, Turkey), Elvin Mammadov (Baku), Rizwan Umarov (Elche, Spain), Ugur Pamuk (Sumgait).
Forwards: Branimir Subasic (Khazar), Vugar Nadirov (Qarabag), Rauf Aliyev (Qarabag), Vagif Javadov (Qarabag), Cihan Ozkara (Kayseri Erciyesspor, Turkey).


Match Programme/Ticket:


Post-Match:

Notes:
  • This was the fifth time a team managed by Berti Vogts has faced Northern Ireland having previously been manager of Germany (1990-98). He has yet to taste defeat, with a record of one win and four draws.
  • Kyle Lafferty and Chris Baird will miss the next qualifying game (against Russia) following their second yellow cards of the competition.

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