Norwood double sees off San Marino

Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 22.01CET
San Marino 0-3 Northern Ireland
Oliver Norwood, 18, was the visitors' star as he scored twice to secure his side their second Group 5 win against San Marino.
Norwood double sees off San Marino
Oliver Norwood was on target twice for Northern Ireland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

San MarinoNorthern Ireland

Goals scored0
3
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts1
 
18
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
9
Fouls committed12
 
16

Matches

Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 22.01CET

Norwood double sees off San Marino

San Marino 0-3 Northern Ireland
Oliver Norwood, 18, was the visitors' star as he scored twice to secure his side their second Group 5 win against San Marino.

Oliver Norwood was Northern Ireland's star as he scored twice in a 3-0 win against Group 5's bottom side San Marino.

Occupying the last two places in the section, both teams are out of the running for UEFA European Under-21 qualification, but the visitors pulled four points clear of their hosts with Norwood's two goals coming either side of a James Lawrie strike.

Lawrie created the game's first chance when he got to the byline and squared for Billy McKay who was denied by Federico Casadei. Norwood, 18, then broke the deadlock in Serravalle after 24 minutes firing in first-time from Lee Hodson's cross.

Lawrie added the second on 38 minutes, tapping in after McKay's lob came back off the crossbar, before Manchester United FC midfielder Norwood struck again late on – his fourth goal in three qualifying appearances.

Last updated: 02/03/10 22.03CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

San Marino

San Marino

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1Federico Casadei (GK)1Sean O'Neill (GK)
2Raffaele Carlini2Lee Hodson
3Mattia Casadei3Patrick McLaughlin
4Michele Cervellini (C)
Yellow Card90+2'
4Corry Evans (C)
Substitution46'
5Pier Filippo Mazza5Jonathan Flynn
Yellow Card14'
6Andrea Venerucci
Yellow Card83'
6Connor McLaughlin
7Mattia Giardi
Substitution65'
7Robert Weir
Yellow Card74'
Substitution84'
8Matteo Coppini8Oliver Norwood
Goal24'
Goal78'
9Alessandro Bianchi
Substitution88'
9Billy Kee
Substitution58'
10Achille Della Valle
Yellow Card82'
10William McKay
11Simone Ciavatta
Substitution81'
11James Lawrie
Goal38'

Substitutes

12Ignacio Di Natale (GK)12Conor Devlin (GK)
13Lorenzo Buscarini
Substitution88'
13Christopher Ramsey
14Nicola Canini14Liam Boyce
Substitution46'
15Matteo Giannoni
Substitution81'
15Dean Jarvis
Substitution84'
16Davide Mularoni
Substitution65'
16William Grigg
17Marco Rosti17Michael Bryan
Substitution58'

Coach

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

Referee

Emir Aleckovic (BIH)

Assistant referees

Drago Cule (BIH), Adnan Alispahic (BIH)

Fourth official

Vladimir Dominkovic (BIH)

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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