28 March 2016

609: 28 March 2016

International Friendly
Monday, 28th March 2016. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-0 SLOVENIA (SVN) (H/T 1-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance:
Referee: Kristo Tohver
Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:
Goals: NIR: Washington 41

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green/blue shirts, white shorts, green socks) 
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
(3-1-4-2) R. Carroll; Smith [C. McLaughlin 71], C. Cathcart, G. McAuley [A. Hughes 46], J. Evans _, P. McNair [N. McGinn 79], O. Norwood, S. Davis, C. Washington _ [J. Magennis 70], J. Ward _ [K. Lafferty 60], S. Ferguson [Dallas 60]
Unused subs: M. McGovern (gk); D. Lafferty, L. McCullough, B. McKay, L. Hodson, P. Paton

SLOVENIA: (light blue and white)
Manager: Srečko Katanec
Captain:  Cesar Bostjan
(4-3-2) Oblak _, Cesar [Vidmar 80], Jokic, Samardzic, Skubic [Stojanovic 62], Birsa, Ilicic [Novakovic 46], Krhin, Kurtic [Vrhovec _46], Verbic [Kirm 62], Bezjak [Crnic 74]
Unused subs: Aljaz Struna, Andraz Struna, Novakovic, Stojanovic, Belec


Match Photos:
Roy Carroll, Shane Ferguson, Paddy McNair, Craig Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley
Michael Smith, Jamie Ward, Steven Davis, Conor Washington, Oliver Norwood (courtesy of Roy Cathcart)


Match Programme/Teamsheet/Tickets:
This match saw the first use of the new hospitality suites, the latest feature of the ongoing stadium redevelopment
Match Reports:
BBC
IrishFA
Daily Mail 

Pre-Match:
Irish FA Announcement
@LaureJames

Squad:
(BBC)
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll, Michael McGovern, Alan Mannus
Defenders: Aaron Hughes, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart, Lee Hodson, Conor McLaughlin, Daniel Lafferty, Luke McCullough, Paddy McNair, Michael Smith
Midfielders: Steven Davis, Niall McGinn, Oliver Norwood, Shane Ferguson, Stuart Dallas
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty, Jamie Ward, Josh Magennis, Billy McKay, Liam Boyce, Conor Washington

Notes:
  • Roy Carroll saved Milivoje Novakovic's penalty in the 66th minute.
  • This match extended Northern Ireland's unbeaten run to ten games, an all-time best.
Credits:
Roy Cathcart (team photo etc)

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