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653: 14 October 2020

652 vs Austria - 653 - 654 vs Slovakia
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Weds 14th October 2020. KO: 20.45 (local time)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 200 (limited home fans-only due to Covid-19)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referees: Silver Koiv (EST), Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST) 
Goals: NOR: Dallas O.G. (68')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-2 (white shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Jonny Evans
Team: T Carson; D Ballard, J Evans [C McLaughlin 46'], T Flanagan; M Smith [S Dallas 60'], G Saville [P McNair 60'], C Evans, J Thompson [S Davis 85'], S Ferguson; J Magennis, C Washington [G Whyte 75']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], N McGinn, L Boyce, K Lafferty, J Cooper, A McCann

NORWAY: 4-4-2 (red shirts, white shorts, navy blue socks)
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
Captain: Omar Elabdellaoui
Team: Hansen; Elabdellaoui, Strandberg, Ajer, Meling; Ødegaard [Linnes 78], Berge, Normann [Midtsjø 65'], Elyounoussi; King [Sørloth 65'], Haaland [Henriksen 87']
Unused subs: Jarstein [GK], Rossbach [GK], Østigård, Rosted, Johansen, Svensson, Hauge, Thorsby
Booked: King (62'), Elyounoussi (75')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jonny 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 - on loan at Blackpool)
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), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell was listed on the official teamsheet as the starting goalkeeper but pulled out after aggravating a hip injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Trevor Carson
  • Jamal Lewis pulled out of the squad for this game with an Achilles problem
  • When Jonny Evans was substituted off he handed the captain's armband to Corry Evans - the first time two brothers have captained NI in the same game