Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.45CET
Nothern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
Andrew Little scored twice as Steve Beaglehole's side beat the visitors for a second time in qualifying Group 5.
by Jim Smith
from The Showgrounds
Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino
Northern Ireland were comfortable winners ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Northern IrelandSan Marino

Goals scored4
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1
Goal attempts10
 
0
Attempts off target15
 
4
Corners10
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
18

Matches

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.45CET

Little leads Northern Ireland past San Marino

Nothern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
Andrew Little scored twice as Steve Beaglehole's side beat the visitors for a second time in qualifying Group 5.

Northern Ireland were comfortable winners in their penultimate Group 5 match as Andrew Little scored twice for the hosts in a 4-0 rout of San Marino.

San Marino complete their fixtures without picking up a point and they soon fell behind at the Showgrounds in Coleraine, Little firing high into the goal in the fourth minute after being given too much time in the area. The home side doubled their lead when captain Ryan McGivern swept home a penalty on 15 minutes, but were made to wait before completing the scoring with two late goals.

Little added the third from the spot with five minutes to play after Alex Della Valle had been dismissed for a second bookable offence, then  William Grigg hit the fourth in the second minute of added time. Northern Ireland are fourth in the section with seven points from seven games and conclude their campaign away to holders Germany on Tuesday.

Last updated: 04/09/10 0.56CET

Related information

Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineup

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

San Marino

San Marino

1Wayne Drummond (GK)1Mattia Manzaroli (GK)
2Lee Hodson2Mattia Casadei
Yellow Card71'
3Shane Ferguson3Mattia Giardi
4Robert Weir4Cristian Brolli
5Adam Thompson5Alex Della Valle
Yellow Card78'
Red Card85'
6Ryan McGivern (C)
Goal15'
Yellow Card55'
6Matteo Colonna
7Andrew Little
Goal4'
Goal85'
7Andrea Venerucci
Substitution63'
8Oliver Norwood8Matteo Coppini
9Liam Boyce
Substitution55'
9Mattia Stefanelli
Substitution78'
10Josh Magennis
Substitution71'
10Lorenzo Gasperoni
Yellow Card45'
Substitution87'
11Patrick McLaughlin
Substitution86'
11Achille Della Valle (C)

Substitutes

12Conor Devlin (GK)12Michele Berardi (GK)
13Ryan Blake
Substitution86'
13Andrea Benvenuti
14Kirk Millar
Substitution55'
14Alessandro Bianchi
Substitution78'
15William Grigg
Substitution71'
Goal90+2'
15Pietro Calzolari
16James Gray16Enrico Golinucci
Substitution63'
17Marco Rosti
Substitution87'
18Nicola Zafferani

Coach

Steve Beaglehole (NIR) Pier-Angelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Ioannis Anastasiou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP), Stelios Nikita (CYP)

Fourth official

Demetris Chrysostomou (CYP)

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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