Armenia leave Ireland flailing

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 20.45CET
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Armenia
Armenia survived the late dismissal of Masis Voskanyan to pull further clear of their hosts at the bottom of Group 2.
Armenia leave Ireland flailing
The Republic of Ireland are yet to win in Group 2 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandArmenia

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
1
Goal attempts20
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Fouls committed20
 
16

Matches

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 20.45CET

Armenia leave Ireland flailing

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Armenia
Armenia survived the late dismissal of Masis Voskanyan to pull further clear of their hosts at the bottom of Group 2.

The Republic of Ireland are three points adrift at the foot of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 after losing 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Armenia.

Sean Scannell and Cillian Sheridan both had opportunities to set the game on a different course but Armenia punished Ireland's profligacy on 34 minutes when Levon Hayrapetyan went past a host of home defenders and finished from the edge of the penalty area. Gevorg Ghazaryan cemented the visitors' lead with a free-kick five minutes prior to half-time before Masis Voskanyan's late dismissal and Ian Daly's scrambled goal offered Ireland brief hope. Seamus Coleman went closest to drawing his side level but Armenia clung on for a win that takes them clear of the bottom of the section.

Last updated: 03/03/10 23.30CET

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Lineup

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Armenia

Armenia

1Shane Redmond (GK)1Edvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
2Seamus Coleman3Artashes Arakelyan
3Cian Hughton
Yellow Card72'
6Masis Voskanyan
Yellow Card51'
Red Card78'
4Callum Morris7Artak Dashyan
5Darren Dennehy
Yellow Card30'
8Levon Hayrapetyan
Goal34'
6David Meyler
Substitution46'
9Hovhannes Goharyan
Yellow Card30'
7Alan Judge10Gevorg Ghazaryan
Goal40'
8Conor Clifford13Edgar Malakyan
Substitution70'
9Cillian Sheridan
Yellow Card57'
15Artur Yuspashyan
10Owen Garvan (C)17Artak Edigaryan
11Sean Scannell
Substitution62'
18Davit Manoyan (C)
Substitution90+3'

Substitutes

16James McKeown (GK)12Gevorg Prazyan (GK)
12Scott Davies2Hiraç Yagan
Substitution70'
14Olanrewaju Oyebanjo4Gagik Daghbashyan
15Kevin Long5Hovhannes Hambardzumyan
17Ian Daly
Substitution46'
Goal80'
11Albert Tadevosyan
18Seamus Conneely14Mihran Manasyan
Substitution90+3'
19Terry Dixon
Substitution62'
16Gevorg Badalyan

Coach

Donald Givens (IRL) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)

Assistant referees

Saulius Dirda (LTU), Vytautas Simkus (LTU)

Fourth official

Sergejus Slyva (LTU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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