|Attempts off target||0||0|
|2||Republic of Ireland||Georgia|
|3||Wales||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2||Republic of Ireland||Switzerland|
|3||Italy||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Iceland closed to within three points of the Group 5 summit by defeating Northern Ireland 2-1 in Grindavik.
Having lost their opening qualifier to the Czech Republic, who lead the section with a perfect record from four matches, Iceland have since won three times. The latest success tonight was achieved thanks to second-half efforts from Jóhann Gudmundsson and Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson, with James Lawrie setting up a tense finale after replying in the 80th minute for the visitors.
Gudmundsson, who scored a hat-trick against San Marino, broke the deadlock on 56 minutes from Andrés Már Jóhannsson's cross before Jósefsson doubled the advantage 14 minutes later, firing in from a narrow angle after more fine work from Jóhannsson. Jósefsson blocked a Billy Kee effort on the goalline as the visitors upped the tempo, and they were rewarded when Lawrie turned the ball in after Haraldur Björnsson had parried a Joshua Magennis drive.
Yet that was as good as it got for stand-in Northern Ireland manager Alfie Wylie – regular incumbent Steve Beaglehole is with the Under-19 side in Bosnia-Herzegovina – leaving the team still searching for their first points in the group.
|1||Haraldur Björnsson (GK)||1||Sean O'Neill (GK)|
|2||Jón Gudni Fjóluson||2||Adam Chapman|
|3||Elfar Freyr Helgason||3||Joe Dudgeon|
|5||Almarr Ormarsson (C)||5||Craig Cathcart (C)|
|6||Andrés Már Jóhannesson|
|7||Skúli Jón Fridgeirsson|
|8||Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson|
|10||Gudmundur Kristjánsson||10||Josh McQuoid|
|12||Óskar Pétursson (GK)||12||Niall Morgan (GK)|
|13||Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson|
|16||Johann Laxdal||16||William McKay|
|Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)||Alfie Wylie (NIR)|
|Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)|
|Alain Hoxha (AUT), Andreas Staudinger (AUT)|
|Alexander Harkam (AUT)|