Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 20.45CET
Northern Ireland 2-6 Iceland
Iceland enjoyed an emphatic away win to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine
Iceland were 6-2 winners ©UEFA

Match statistics

Northern IrelandIceland

Goals scored2
 
6
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts19
 
15
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
6
Fouls committed15
 
11

Matches

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 20.45CET

Iceland canter to victory in Coleraine

Northern Ireland 2-6 Iceland
Iceland enjoyed an emphatic away win to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Iceland enjoyed an emphatic 6-2 win away to Northern Ireland to pick up their first points in qualifying Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Strong start
Both teams had lost their opening games in the section 2-0 against the Czech Republic, Iceland at home and Northern Ireland away, but the visitors fared better on their travels this time as they jumped to a 4-0 lead by half-time with Bjarni Vidarsson's 15th-minute penalty opening the floodgates. Further goals from Aron Einar Gunnarsson (32), Alfred Finnbogason (42) and Rurik Gislason (44) put the result beyond doubt before the interval at the Showgrounds in Coleraine.

Gislason double
Johann Gudmundsson continued the rout 12 minutes after the break, and though substitute Joshua Magennis briefly stemmed the tide with one for the home side a minute later, Gislason added his second and his side's sixth with just 64 minutes played. Magennis completed the scoring with his second on 76 minutes but it was not enough to save the home side's blushes.

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Last updated: 08/09/09 23.48CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Iceland

Iceland

1Trevor Carson (GK)1Haraldur Björnsson (GK)
2Lee Hodson2Jón Gudni Fjóluson
Substitution89'
3Jonathan Taylor
Substitution73'
3Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson
4Robert Weir4Hjörtur Valgardsson
5Shane Duffy5Alfred Finnbogason
Goal42'
6Chris Casement (C)6Birkir Bjarnason
7Michael Carville7Skúli Jón Fridgeirsson
8Robert Garrett8Bjarni Vidarsson
Goal15'
9Josh McQuoid9Rúrik Gíslason (C)
Goal44'
Goal64'
10William McKay
Substitution46'
10Aron Gunnarsson
Goal32'
Substitution76'
11Robin Shroot
Substitution46'
11Johann Gudmundsson
Goal57'
Yellow Card57'
Substitution71'

Substitutes

12Sean O'Neill (GK)12Óskar Pétursson (GK)
13Sean McCashin13Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson
Substitution71'
14Dean Jarvis
Substitution73'
14Gudlaugur Pálsson
15Philip Lowry15Almarr Ormarsson
16Michael Bryan16Gudmundur Kristjánsson
Substitution76'
17Martin Donnelly
Substitution46'
17Elfar Freyr Helgason
Substitution89'
18Josh Magennis
Substitution46'
Goal58'
Goal76'
18Kolbeinn Sigthórsson

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (NIR) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Assistant referees

Istvan Albert (HUN), Attila Kelemen (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

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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