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2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Fri 4th September 2020. KO: 21:45 local time

ROMANIA (ROU) 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 1-0)

Venue: Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Cyril Mugnier (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Fourth Official: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Goals: NIR: Whyte (86'); ROU: Puşcaş (25')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-2-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; S Dallas, D Ballard [M Smith 90+1'], C Cathcart, J Lewis; S Davis, C Evans [K Lafferty 77'], P McNair; J Magennis, G Saville; C Washington [G Whyte 65']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], C McLaughlin, N McGinn, L Boyce, S Ferguson, J Thompson, J Cooper, S Lavery
Booked: J Magennis (13' + 39'), C Evans (33')
Sent-off: J Magennis (39')

ROMANIA: 4-3-1-2 (yellow shirts, yellow shorts, yellow socks)
Coach: Mirel Rădoi
Captain: Vlad Chiricheș
Team: Tătăruşanu (GK); Hanca [Nedelcearu 86'], Chiricheş, Toşca, Bancu; Stanciu, Cicâldău [Nistor 74'], Maxim; Hagi [Cretu 56']; Puşcaş, Alibec
Unused subs: Niță (GK), Lazar (GK), Ștefan, Burcă, Deac, Coman, Iancu, Buş Grigore
Booked: Hagi (42'), Nistor (78')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
DefendersJonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard* (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Joel Cooper (Oxford United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian), Shayne Lavery (Linfield)
*late call-up due to injuries

Notes:
  • First senior cap for Daniel Ballard
  • First senior call-up for Joel Cooper
  • Jonny Evans did not travel to Romania for "personal reasons"; Jordan Jones travelled but was injured in training
  • Tom Flanagan withdrew from the squad for "personal reasons" because his partner was due to give birth - he played for Sunderland on September 5
  • The day before the squad was announced, uncapped Oxford United & NI U21 midfielder Mark Sykes - who was due to be selected - revealed his intention to switch his international allegiance to the Republic of Ireland

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