Estonia vs Northern Ireland (1-2)

Substitute ride Magennis was the hero as European country snatched a dramatic 2-1 comeback win at the Republic of Estonia in Saturday’s monetary unit 2020 qualifier.

Estonia skipper Konstantin Vassiljev’s first-half free-kick gave the impression to have done enough for the hosts to say all 3 points. However, a Conor Washington strike deflected off Magennis to level the scores within the 77th minute and also the latter sealed the triumph 3 minutes later.

The late turnaround within Tallinn keeps Northern Ireland’s one hundred percent begin to qualifying alive and ends their unsuccessful away run, that spanned seven matches heading into this contest.

Michael O’Neill’s aspect are currently six points clear at the highest of cluster C. However, all of the four sides under them still have games in hand.

Estonia opened the marking through Vassiljev’s free-kick that Bailey Peacock-Farrell didn’t prevent right down to his left once it had curled around the wall.

The home aspect thought that they had a second goal six minutes before half-time, just for Madis Vihmann’s header to be polemically dominated out for AN alleged foul on Peacock-Farrell once assaultive the ball.

Northern Ireland grew in the match and went shut through Liam Boyce’s disobedient header on the sting of the six-yard box.

Vassiljev smote a fierce shot against the crossbar once fifty-three minutes however Northern Ireland’s pressure eventually told as Washington’s shot struck Magennis and deflected past Sergei Lepmets.

Magennis completed the comeback with ten minutes to travel by guiding Jordan Jones’s cross over the road with a fragile bit, a lot of to the delight of the movement supporters.

Last Match: Northern Ireland vs Belarus (2-1)


Goals Estonia

25′ Estonia K. Vassiljev


Goals Northern Ireland

77′ Northern Ireland C. Washington
80′ Northern Ireland J. Magennis

Estonia Lineups

12 Sergei Lepmets
23 Taijo Teniste
5 Madis Vihmann
18 Karol Mets
3 Artur Pikk
20 Artjom Dmitrijev
4 Mattias Käit
10 Sergei Zenjov
14 Konstantin Vassiljev
8 Vlasiy Sinyavskiy
15 Rauno Sappinen


Northern Ireland Lineups

1 Bailey Peacock-Farrell
19 Michael Smith
20 Craig Cathcart
5 Jonny Evans
3 Jamal Lewis
17 Paddy McNair
8 Steven Davis
6 George Saville
7 Gavin Whyte
9 Liam Boyce
14 Stuart Dallas

Estonia – Northern Ireland Match Statistics


Northern Ireland

9 Shots Total 15
3 Shots on goal 5
6 Shots off goal 9
0 Shots blocked 1
4 Shots inside box 11
5 Shots outside box 4
15 Fouls 9
4 Corners 7
0 Offsides 2
3 Saves 2
39% Possession Time 61%
274 Passes Total 415
185 Accurate Passes 335
68% Accurate Passes% 81%
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