Northern Ireland vs Belarus (2-1)

Josh Magennis came off the bench to fireside Northern Ireland to the highest of group C with a late winner in Sunday’s 2-1 conclusion over Byelarus in monetary unit 2020 qualification.

After eight competitive internationals while not a win and a torrid UEFA Nations League campaign, Th night’s 2-0 success over Esthonia in the capital of Northern Ireland was a significant step back within the right direction for a European country.

Archangel O’Neill’s aspect has to bank another 3 points here against Byelorussia to line themselves up for key qualifiers against Netherlands and Deutschland later within the year, and also the bookies rate them unequal favorites to oblige at that time success and Belarus’ 4-0 activity against the Dutch on matchday one.

while European country was dealt a reasonably robust gig drawn aboard European heavyweights Netherlands and Deutschland in cluster C, the order of fixtures works in their favor as they need a chance to rack up points from home and away clashes with Esthonia and Byelorussia before usurping the large guns between September and Nov.

And once being outpointed all told four of their UEFA Nations League games by a European country and Bosnia Herzegovina to suffer relegation from League B, European country required a soft introduction to the monetary unit 2020 qualifiers to revive some morale and confidence within the squad.

O’Neill’s men can doubtless be feeling far better concerning life once beating Esthonia 2-0 at Windsor Park on Th night, though they rejected a variety of probabilities before Aberdeen midfielder Niall McGinn stony-broke the stalemate directly before the hour mark.

Other Matches: Estonia vs Northern Ireland (1-2)

 

Goals Northern Ireland

30′ Northern Ireland J. Evans
87′ Northern Ireland J. Magennis

 

Goals Belarus

33′ Belarus I. Stasevich

 

Northern Ireland Lineups

1 Bailey Peacock-Farrell
14 Stuart Dallas
20 Craig Cathcart
5 Jonny Evans
3 Jamal Lewis
17 Paddy McNair
8 Steven Davis
6 George Saville
7 Niall McGinn
10 Kyle Lafferty
15 Jordan Jones

 

Belarus Lineups

12 Andrei Klimovich
4 Igor Shitov
3 Aleksandr Martynovich
17 Mikhail Sivakov
19 Maksim Volodjko
18 Ivan Maevskiy
2 Stanislav Dragun
8 Pavel Savitski
10 Alexander Hleb
22 Igor Stasevich
9 Denis Laptev

 

Northern Ireland – Belarus Match Statistics

Northern Ireland

Belarus

16 Shots Total 4
5 Shots on goal 2
6 Shots off goal 2
5 Shots blocked 0
9 Shots inside box 2
7 Shots outside box 2
8 Fouls 12
8 Corners 3
2 Offsides 0
1 Saves 3
49% Possession Time 51%
402 Passes Total 438
306 Accurate Passes 328
76% Accurate Passes% 75%

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