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2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Mon 7th September 2020. KO: 19.45
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-5 NORWAY (NOR)
(H/T 1-3)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Marcin Boniek (POL), Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Goals: NIR: P McNair (8'); NOR: Elyounoussi (3'), Haaland (8', 59'), Sørloth (20', 48')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith, D Ballard [L Boyce 46'], C Cathcart; S Dallas, J Thompson, S Davis, G Saville [C Evans 71'], S Ferguson; P McNair; C Washington [S Lavery 77']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], E Galbraith, C McLaughlin, N McGinn, K Lafferty, J Cooper, A McCalmont 
Booked: Ballard (36'), C Cathcart (69')

NORWAY: 4-4-2 (red shirts, red shorts, red socks)
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
Captain: Stefan Johansen
Team: Jarstein (GK); Elabdellaoui [Svensson 80'], Ajer, Hovland, Aleesami [Meling 77']; Johansen [King 71'], Henriksen, Normann, Elyounoussi; Sørloth, Haaland
Unused subs: Nyland (GK), Rossbach (GK), Hanche­-Olsen, Gabrielsen, Fossum, Linnes, Berg, Thorsby 
Booked: Meling (90+3')

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), Ethan Galbraith** (Manchester United), Alfie McCalmont** (Leeds 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
**late call-up on matchday from U21s

Notes:
  • Gavin Whyte, NI's goalscorer against Romania three days earlier, was absent from the matchday squad for reasons unknown
  • Jonny Evans withdrew from the squad with a "slight thigh strain"
  • Jordan Jones and Matthew Kennedy both returned to their clubs injured
  • Jamal Lewis was omitted from the squad ahead of a medical with Newcastle United the next day
  • Tom Flanagan withdrew from the squad for "personal reasons" with his partner expected to give birth
  • Ethan Galbraith and Alfie McCalmont were called-up on matchday from the U21 squad which was preparing for a home game v Denmark the following day
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