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655: 15 November 2020

654 vs Slovakia - 655656 vs Romania
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Sun 15th November 2020. KO: 19.45
AUSTRIA (AUT) 2-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Alberto Tegoni (ITA) Stefano Del Giovane (ITA)
Fourth Official: Federico La Penna (ITA)
Goals: NIR: Magennis (75'); AUT: Schaub (81'), Grbić (87')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-2 (white shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Stuart Dallas
Team: M McGovern; T Flanagan, D Ballard (C Cathcart 83'), C McLaughlin; S Ferguson (J Lewis 36'), S Dallas, A McCann (S Davis 83'), P McNair, M Smith; C Washington (J Magennis 62'), L Boyce (G Whyte 62')
Unused subs: B Peacock-Farrell [GK], C Hazard [GK], J Evans, E Galbraith, R McLaughlin, 
Booked: L Boyce (25'), M McGovern (80')

AUSTRIA: 4-4-2 (red shirts, white shorts, red socks)
Coach: Franco Foda
Captain: Julian Baumgartlinger
Team: Pervan; Lainer, Dragović (Ranftl 46'), Hinteregger, Ulmer (Grbić 78'); Schlager, Ilsanker, Baumgartlinger (Schaub 78'), Alaba, Sabitzer, Gregoritsch (Arnautović 63')
Unused subs: Schlager [GK],  Stanković [GK], Trauner, Holzhauser, Žulj, Kalajdzic, Onisiwo, Wiesinger
Booked: Dragović (10'), Sabitzer (90+4')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defenders: Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool), Ryan McLaughlin* (Rochdale)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Ethan Galbraith (Manchester United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone), Ethan Galbraith* (Manchester United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

*late call-ups due to injuries

Notes:
  • Senior debut for Alistair McCann
  • Kyle Lafferty and George Saville both withdrew from the squad due to recent family bereavements
  • Niall McGinn and Jordan Thompson withdrew through injury
  • Northern Ireland's assistant coach Austin MacPhee was sent-off in the 86th minute (incorrectly reported by UEFA as Jimmy Nicholl)

 

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