Estonia continue winning ways

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.45CET
Estonia 2-0 Georgia
Sergei Mošnikov and substitute Henri Anier struck late in each half as the home team earned a second straight win to go level at the top of Group 2.
by Mihail Malkin
from Tallinn
Estonia continue winning ways
Estonia won for the second match in a row ©Estonian FA

Match statistics

EstoniaGeorgia

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts12
 
21
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
3
Fouls committed24
 
11

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Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.45CET

Estonia continue winning ways

Estonia 2-0 Georgia
Sergei Mošnikov and substitute Henri Anier struck late in each half as the home team earned a second straight win to go level at the top of Group 2.

Estonia won for the second match in succession to move level at the top of Group 2 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Ivanishvili miss
Frank Bernhardt's side had opened their campaign with a surprise 1-0 win against Switzerland last month and impressed again in Tallinn where goals from Sergei Mošnikov and substitute Henri Anier late in each half took them level on six points with Turkey and the Swiss at the top of the section. Estonia adopted a defensive approach, looking to attack on the break and Georgia seized the early initiative. Their best chance fell to Giorgi Ivanishvili who raced clear on 18 minutes, but shot wide with only goalkeeper Stanislav Pedõk to beat. Estonia were restricted to long balls, leaving Kaimar Saag an isolated figure up front.

Anier solo
Georgia continued to press and defender Lasha Totadze crashed a shot off the bar from a free-kick, but against the run of play Estonia took the lead on 42 minutes. Saag's defence-splitting pass put Mošnikov through on goal and he calmly shot past Revaz Tevdoradze. Estonia looked increasingly dangerous after the break and finally made the game safe in the final minute when Anier completed a fine solo run, firing in from the edge of the area.

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Last updated: 05/09/09 18.26CET

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Lineup

Estonia

Estonia

Georgia

Georgia

1Stanislav Pedõk (GK)1Revaz Tevdoradze (GK) (C)
2Andrei Veis18Levan Kakubava
Yellow Card73'
3Martin Tšegodajev17Levani Kutalia
Substitution69'
4Aleksei Jahhimovitš
Yellow Card28'
16Giorgi Khidesheli
Yellow Card90+1'
5Igor Morozov11Giorgi Gugava
Substitution73'
6Eino Puri (C)
Yellow Card52'
Substitution68'
10Irakli Klimiashvili
7Sergei Mošnikov
Goal42'
9Giorgi Ivanishvili
8Ken Kallaste8Murtaz Daushvili
9Rauno Alliku
Substitution77'
6Giorgi Janelidze
Substitution88'
10Andre Frolov4Lasha Totadze
11Kaimar Saag
Substitution88'
3Gulverd Tomashvili

Substitutes

12Daniil Savitski (GK)15Nikoloz Maisuradze
13Dmitri Smirnov14Teimuraz Shonia
Substitution73'
14Artjom Artjunin13Giorgi Tchedia
Substitution69'
15Albert Taar
Substitution88'
7Aleks Benashvili
Substitution88'
16Ats Sillaste
Substitution68'
5Giorgi Khatiashvili
17Juri Jevdokimov2David Khurtsilava
18Henri Anier
Substitution77'
Goal90'
12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK)

Coach

Frank Bernhardt (GER) Otar Gabelia (GEO)

Referee

Magnus Thorisson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Olafur Ingvar Gudfinnsson (ISL), Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)

Fourth official

Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Estonia

    Estonia

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    Georgia

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