- match commentary
- European World Cup Qualifiers
- 11 September 2012, 6:45pm
- Windsor Park
94 mins:FULL-TIME: NORTHERN IRELAND 1:1 LUXEMBOURG
93 mins:Chris Baird heads over a Chris Brunt cross in Northern Ireland's final attack of the game.
92 mins:Eric Hoffmann brought on for Gilles Bettmer by Luxembourg.
92 mins:There is a mixture of shock and frustration around Windsor Park as the clock ticks down.
90 mins:There will be three added minutes to be played at Windsor Park.
89 mins:It had looked so good for Northern Ireland in the first half, but it has all gone wrong and they could be left to rue that Chris Brunt shot that hit the post.
88 mins:A corner lands at the feet of Jamie Ward but his half-volley goes out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
85 mins:GOAL. Northern Ireland 1 Luxembourg 1. Daniel Da Mota hits a speculative long-range effort but it deflects off Ryan McGivern and nestles in the Northern Ireland net.
84 mins:So close for Northern Ireland. Chris Brunt is put in by Steven Davis and he takes his time, but his shot hits the near post and goes wide.
83 mins:Oliver Norwood is brought on for Dean Shiels for the home side.
82 mins:A cross comes in and Maurice Deville puts his diving header wide of the Northern Ireland goal.
80 mins:It's anxious times at Windsor Park as Luxembourg start looking more of an attacking threat with 10 minutes to go.
79 mins:The ball lands at the feet of Jamie Ward some 30 yards out and his low drive is tipped around the post by Jonathan Joubert. A great attempt from the forward.
76 mins:Almost a second goal for Northern Ireland. A good move ends with Kyle Lafferty having a shot from just outside the area but it is saved by Jonathan Joubert.
74 mins:The first change for Northern Ireland, with Shane Ferguson taken off for Jamie Ward.
71 mins:The Northern Ireland fans are getting frustrated by the constant offsides as Kyle Lafferty is yet again incorrectly flagged.
70 mins:There's a half-chance for Luxembourg as Maurice Deville gets some space on the edge of the area - however his shot flies high and wide.
69 mins:The Windsor Park faithful are trying to lift Northern Ireland for the final quarter. They will be bouyed by the fact Luxembourg are not causing any problems for the home side.
66 mins:It could be as both these teams had hard games at the weekend, but they look tired in this second half and the play has just dropped in standard since the break.
64 mins:Shane Ferguson goes on a great run down the left hand line but he puts his cross behind the goal.
62 mins:Northern Ireland are consistently being caught offside, sometimes in twos or threes as Luxembourg continue to play a high line.
60 mins:The ball is in the net for Northern Ireland again, but yet again it won't count. Shane Ferguson gets on the end of a pass and slides it to Kyle Lafferty who slots it in - but the flag went up quickly.
59 mins:The second half has been very scrappy in the opening stages. Northern Ireland could really do with a second goal to tie this up.
57 mins:Chris Brunt is given a yellow card for a foul on Gilles Bettmer.
53 mins:The tempo has been slow since half-time and neither side are managing to put much play together.
51 mins:Kyle Lafferty was put in by Steven Davis but the flag goes up for offside yet again.
50 mins:Another change for Luxembourg as Chris Philipps comes on for Lars Gerson.
47 mins:A yellow card for the new man Maurice Deville for an elbow on Gareth McAuley.
46 mins:Maurice Deville comes on for Aurelien Joachim for the visitors at half-time.
45 mins:Luxembourg get the second half underway at Windsor Park.
48 mins:HALF-TIME: NORTHERN IRELAND 1:0 LUXEMBOURG
46 mins:A yellow card given to Gilles Bettmer.
45 mins:There will be three minutes added time to be played.
44 mins:A corner comes in and Chris Baird glances the header, which flies across the goal and Jonny Evans failed to touch it in. Very close for Northern Ireland.
43 mins:Another defensive mistake sees Chris Brunt set up Kyle Lafferty but the forward's curled effort flies just wide of the left-hand post.
42 mins:Dean Shiels robs Guy Blaise in the area but his attempted cross is intercepted.
41 mins:Superb link-up play between Dean Shiels and Chris Brunt, but the midfielder's attempted curled effort is blocked.
40 mins:Great trickery from Steven Davis makes space but his ball through goes just to far ahead of Kyle Lafferty and is gathered by the goalie.
37 mins:Kyle Lafferty given a yellow card.
35 mins:The game restarts and Kyle Lafferty hits a speculative effort from 30 yards - it flies very high over the bar.
34 mins:There is a temporary break at Windsor Park as the assistant referee appears to be injured.
32 mins:Kyle Lafferty tests Jonathan Joubert with a stinging shot from a tight angle. It was a low drive that the keeper did well to get down and stop.
30 mins:Yet again Northern Ireland have a goal ruled out. Chris Baird wins the ball and Kyle Lafferty curls it in from 20 yards out - but the linesman's flag goes up again for offside.
28 mins:Gareth McAuley is given a yellow card for a foul on Daniel Da Mota. It means he misses the next qualifier.
25 mins:Northern Ireland have looked impressive in the first half and capable of causing constant problems for the travelling defenders.
22 mins:Northern Ireland have the ball in the net but it wont count. A Chris Brunt corner is headed back across the goal by Kyle Lafferty and Jonny Evans puts it in - but the referee blows his whistle for a push.
20 mins:It is Gilles Bettmer with another long-range strike, but it sails well wide of the Northern Ireland goal.
19 mins:Chris Brunt whips a great ball in from the right hand side that Kyle Lafferty is only inches away from getting his head onto.
18 mins:Gilles Bettmer hits a free kick from 25 yards that Roy Carroll has to get down to save well.
15 mins:It was a goal of real quality from Northern Ireland but the visitors are complaining as they were down to 10 men.
13 mins:GOAL. Northern Ireland 1 Luxembourg 0. A great goal by Dean Shiels. Jonny Evans came forward and played in the forward, and it was a lovely lob over the keeper by Shiels.
12 mins:Tom Schnell has been off the pitch for the last few minutes with a nasty-looking cut on his cheek that was caused in a coming-together with Kyle Lafferty.
9 mins:Some sloppy play in defence gives the ball to Aurelien Joachim but Jonny Evans does well to block the shot.
8 mins:A first shot for the visitors but Tom Schnell hits it high over the crossbar from long range.
7 mins:Luxembourg already look to have embedded a gameplan of sitting deep and trying to restrict Northern Ireland.
5 mins:Kyle Lafferty has caused umpteen problems for the Luxembourg defence in the opening five minutes and he looks a real handful for the visitors.
4 mins:Dean Shiels and Kyle Lafferty combine again but the referee flags for offside - replays show the forward was onside when he broke free.
2 mins:The corner is met by Gareth McAuley and his header is gathered by Jonathan Joubert in the away goal. A great opening for Northern Ireland.
1 mins:An early chance for Dean Shiels, he gets on the end of a Kyle Lafferty knock-down and its cleared for a corner.
Northern Ireland kick-off the match.
4 mins:Luxembourg line-up: Joubert, Schnell, Blaise, Bukvic, Janisch, Mutsch, Gerson, Payal, Bettmer, Da Mota, Joachim
3 mins:N. Ireland line-up: Carroll, Hughes, McAuley, J Evans, McGivern, Brunt, Baird, Davis, Ferguson, Shiels, Lafferty
2 mins:Northern Ireland lost their opening game of the qualifying campaign 2-0 to Russia in Moscow, while Luxembourg put up a good fight to go down 2-1 to group favourites Portugal, with the minnows even taking the lead on 13 minutes.
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