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European Championship Qualifying

A. Le Coq Arena (ATT 8,660) 6th September 2011 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: D Stalhammar

Estonia Estonia vs Northern Ireland N Ireland

Estonia 4

M Vunk (29)
T Kink (32)
S Zenjov (59)
K Saag (90+3)

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N Ireland 1

R Piiroja (og 39)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 10:11 pm, September 6th 2011

  1. FULL TIME. NI slump to a disastrous defeat in Estonia which delivers a hammer blow to their faint qualification hopes. Thanks for your views tonight and stay with us for reaction.

  2. 90 (+3)

    GOAL - SAAG!!! Saag completes Estonia's rout. McAuley deflects a cross from the left towards Camp who parries the ball away but only as far Vassiljev on the right who tees Saag up on the six yard box. He takes one touch and then blasts into goal to finish the job for Estonia and keep their qualification hopes alive.

  3. 90 (+2)

    Estonia break forward but McAuley shepherds the ball back to Camp who takes a touch and Zenjov almost manages to steal the ball but Camp manages to get his foot on it and clear.

  4. 90 (+1)

    Clingan takes the free-kick and Vassiljev heads away.

  5. Three minutes of added time are announced.

  6. 90

    McQuoid takes on Jaager down the left flank and wins a throw in 25 yards out. NI take and McCann wins a free-kick off Purje 25 yards out on the left.

  7. 89

    Clingan crosses from 35 yards out on the left into the box but it is too close to Pareiko who gathers.

  8. 88

    Saag is on for Kink.

  9. 87

    Kruglov cuts inside from the left flank before trying an effort from 22 yards but it is well over and wide.

  10. 86

    Hughes wins a free-kick on the halfway line on the left. Clingan takes but Rahn clears the danger from the Estonia box after a scramble.

  11. 85

    Clingan passes to Brunt 30 yards out in front of goal but his low shot is just wide of Pareiko's left post.

  12. 84

    Estonia come again and Vassiljev feeds the ball to Zenjov 20 yards out in front of goal but he scuffs his effort well wide.

  13. 83

    Vassiljev takes the corner on the left but Baird puts it out for a throw in 15 yards out on the left. Vassiljev takes but NI clear their box.

  14. 82

    Zenjov wins a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal off Baird. Vassiljev hits a fantastic effort at goal which Camp has to tip over.

  15. 81

    NI come again and McCann crosses into the box from 25 yards on the left but it is too close to the keeper who this time catches the ball.

  16. 80

    Camp takes the free-kick into the box and the keeper misses it but Jaager manages to clear.

  17. 79

    McQuoid fouls Jaagar for an Estonia free-kick midway in their half. Pareiko takes but Jaagar catches McQuoid for a NI free-kick just inside their half.

  18. 77

    Kruglov wins a throw in ten yards out on the left off Baird. Estonia take and the ball falls to Zenjov eight yards out in front of goal who tries an overhead effort but it is at Camp who saves.

  19. 76

    Davis tries to release Brunt into the right side of the box but Pareiko is quickly off his line to gather.

  20. 75

    McCann tries a volley from 25 yards in front of goal but it is straight at Pareiko who gathers.

  21. 74

    Lull - the game is scrappy in the middle at present.

  22. 72

    Baird wins a free-kick on the edge of his box. Camp punts the ball forward but Klavan clears.

  23. 71

    McCann takes the free-kick towards the far post but no one is there to head home and the ball goes harmlessly out for a goal kick.

  24. 70

    Brunt wins a free-kick 30 yards out to the right of goal.

  25. 69

    Estonia come again and Vassiljev releases Kink into the right side of the box but McAuley shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

  26. 68

    Vassiljev takes the second corner but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.

  27. 67

    Vassiljev takes the corner and Baird puts it out for another corner on the left.

  28. 67

    Zenjov cuts into the left side of the box before shooting from ten yards but it hits Hughes and goes out for a corner on the left.

  29. 65

    Feeney and McQuoid are on for McGinn and Healy for NI.

  30. 64

    NI take the throw in but Estonia intercept and feed the ball to Kink 25 yards out on the left but his shot is straight at Camp who gathers.

  31. 63

    Clingan puts the free-kick into the box but Pareiko punches it out for a throw in 25 yards out on the left.

  32. 63

    Purje is on for Puri.

  33. 63

    NI win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left.

  34. 61

    Kink's pass from ten yards out on the left is intercepted by Davis who clears.

  35. 59

    GOAL - ZENJOV!!! Vunk passes to Puri 12 yards out whose looping header hits the right post. The ball falls to McAuley who dwells for too long and allows Zenjov to steal the ball and slot home from close range. Poor, poor defending.

  36. 58

    NI win a throw in 25 yards out on the left and McGinn crosses into the box but it is too close to Pareiko who gathers.

  37. 57

    NI take the second corner and win another on the left. Clingan takes but Klavan clears from the box.

  38. 57

    NI take the corner and Cathcart wins another corner on the right.

  39. 56

    NI take the throw in and feed the ball to Healy in the left corner who wins a corner.

  40. 55

    Vassiljev takes the corner but Brunt heads away at the near post. Davis then wins the ball and NI win a throw in 40 yards out on the left.

  41. 54

    Kruglov wins a corner on the left off Baird.

  42. 54

    Zenjov catches Hughes for a NI free-kick on the halfway line on the left. Hughes takes but the ball rolls all the way through to Pareiko to gather.

  43. 52

    Zenjov is on for Ahjupora.

  44. 52

    Cathcart wins a free-kick on the halfway line on the left.

  45. 50

    McCann passes to Healy in the box and the striker goes down under a challenge by the keeper but the ref waves play on. Replays show the keeper caught him and it was a stonewall penalty and NI are harshly done by.

  46. 49

    Kink is caught by Hughes for an Estonia free-kick on the halfway line. They take but Hughes clears on the edge of his box.

  47. 48

    Estonia break forward and feed the ball to Kink 25 yards out on the right but he shoots well over.

  48. 47

    NI keep good possession but Brunt's shot from the edge of the box is charged down before Rahn then clears McGinn's cross from the left.

  49. 46

    Estonia re-start the game. No changes at the break.

  50. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 1/3 for an Estonia win, 11/4 for the draw and 10/1 for a NI success. NI are not out of this and could easily still win in my opinion. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will put up the best.

  51. HALF TIME. It's 2-1 to Estonia here at half time after an action-packed first half. Stay with us for the second period.

  52. 45

    Kink collects the ball on the edge of the box in front of goal who turns and shoots but his effort is just wide of Camp's right post. Unlucky!

  53. 44

    Davis releases McGinn down the right flank who crosses to the unmarked Healy in the box who heads home but McGinn has been given offside so it doesn't count.

  54. 42

    Estonia break forward and feed the ball to Kink on the edge of the box to the left of goal who tries to lob Camp but it is a few yards over.

  55. 41

    Davis almost gets onto a Healy pass into the right side of the box but Klavan clears for a NI throw in ten yards out on the right. They take and feed the ball to McCann on the edge of the box who creates a yard of space for himself before shooting but it is straight at Pareiko who easily gathers.

  56. 39

    OWN GOAL - PIIROJA!!! NI take the free-kick, McAuley flicks on in the box towards goal and Piiroja inexplicably heads into his own net on from six yards!!! Game on again for NI!!!!

  57. 39

    Rahn is booked for a late challenge on McCann 35 yards out in front of goal. It is a NI free-kick.

  58. 37

    McCann tries to cross into the box from 30 yards out on the right but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.

  59. 36

    Ahjupera wins a free-kick 40 yards out in front of goal. Kink takes it and tries a low shot but Hughes blocks and NI clear.

  60. 34

    NI keep good possession before Davis' pass is intercepted by Klavan on the edge of the box and Estonia clear.

  61. 32

    GOAL - KINK!!!! Kink tries a speculative effort from 35 yards on the right but Camp makes a complete hash of the shot with the dipping ball going through his legs. NI face a mountain to climb now.

  62. 30

    Estonia come again and Ahjupera turns and shoots on the edge of the box but he is given offside.

  63. 29

    GOAL - VUNK!!!!! Estonia break forward and Kruglov crosses from eight yards out on the left but the ball takes a deflection off McAuley in the box to Vunk on the edge of the box and he plants a sweet low effort into the right bottom corner. Great strike!!

  64. 27

    McCann puts the corner into the box but Pareiko gathers at the second attempt.

  65. 26

    NI take the throw in and punt the ball forward and Healy wins a throw in ten yards out on the right off Piiroja. NI take the throw in and Baird crosses into the box but Vassiljev heads out for a corner on the right.

  66. 25

    Estonia win a throw in 35 yards out on the left off McGinn. They take and win another throw in in a similar position before NI win their own throw in in a similar position.

  67. 24

    NI take the throw in and Cathcart passes to McGinn on the edge of the box in front of goal but he puts his shot way over under pressure.

  68. 23

    McCann's free-kick is straight at the wall. NI keep possession before Davis crosses from the right into the box but Rahn partially clears. NI come again but McGinn's cross from the left is cleared by Piiroja for a NI throw in 30 yards out on the left.

  69. 22

    McGinn is fouled for a NI free-kick 25 yards out to the right of goal.

  70. 21

    Ahjupera heads on a long ball from Vunk into the box but Camp is quickly off his line to gather ahead of the on-rushing Kink.

  71. 20

    Kink tries a 30 yard effort from the left but his shot is well over.

  72. 19

    NI win a free-kick midway in their own half after Kink is given offside. Camp kicks the ball forward but Piiroja heads away on the edge of the box and Estonia clear.

  73. 18

    NI break forward but can not find a way through before keeping possession and passing all the way back to Camp.

  74. 17

    McCann catches Puri for a free-kick near the halfway line. Estonia take and win a throw in 35 yards out on the right. They take and keep possession before Baird intercepts a pass towards Kruglov on the left flank and clears.

  75. 16

    Kink tries to release Ahjupera into the box down the centre but Camp is quickly off his line to gather.

  76. 15

    The game is scrappy in the middle at present with neither side keeping possession.

  77. 13

    Estonia come again and Kruglov's cross from 25 yards out on the left is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a NI goal kick.

  78. 12

    Ahjupera crosses from the left into the box but NI clear.

  79. 10

    NI press the Estonia box before McGinn and then Healy crosses from the right into the both but Pareiko eventually gathers.

  80. 8

    Estonia win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left. They take but NI clear. Estonia come again but Kruglov's header from the left into the box is easily gathered by Camp.

  81. 7

    Estonia feed the free-kick towards Ahjupera in the box who goes down under a challenge off Cathcart but the ref rightly waves play on as he went down too easily.

  82. 7

    Kink wins a free-kick 40 yards out off McAuley.

  83. 6

    NI take the throw in and feed the ball to Brunt but his crossfield pass to the left flank is mis-hit and goes out for an Estonia throw in.

  84. 5

    Clingan takes the free-kick and Jaager heads the ball out for a NI throw in ten yards out on the left. NI take and win a throw in 35 yards out on the right.

  85. 4

    NI come again and Brunt wins a free-kick 20 yards out on the left off Jaager.

  86. 4

    NI win a throw in 35 yards out on the right. They take but Davis puts mis-hits a pass and Estonia win a throw in in a similar position.

  87. 3

    Estonia win a throw in 30 yards out on the left. They take but Klavan puts the ball out for a NI goal kick.

  88. 2

    No chances yet as both sides find their feet.

  89. 1

    NI get the game underway.

  90. Referee: Daniel Stalhammar (Sweden)

  91. Teams - Estonia: Pareiko, Jaager, Rahn, Piiroja, Klavan, Puri, Vunk, Vassiljev, Kruglov, Ahjupera, Kink. Subs: Kotenko, Zenjov, Purje, Palatu, Saag, Stepanov, Teniste.

  92. Teams: Northern Ireland - Camp, Baird, Cathcart, Hughes, McAuley, Davis, Clingan, McGinn, McCann, Brunt, Healy. Subs: Taylor, McGivern, Feeney, Little, Carson, McQuoid, Gorman.

  93. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 11/8 for an Estonia win, 9/4 the draw and 2/1 for a Northern Ireland victory. I'm going to go for a 2-0 NI win with Brunt to score first which pays a handsome 60/1! What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the night.

  94. Teams - David Healy has been given another chance to end his near three-year goal drought as he moves third on Northern Ireland's all-time caps list in Tallinn. With Paddy McCourt and Kyle Lafferty out injured and Jonny and Corry Evans both suspended, Worthington has also handed starts to Niall McGinn and the fit-again Sammy Clingan.

  95. Welcome to Estonia where Nigel Worthington's side play a must-win game as they bid to qualify for Euro 2012. Can they do it? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

Matches

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Tables

European Championship Qualifying Group A

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Iceland 1 3
2 Czech Republic 1 3
3 Kazakhstan 1 1
4 Latvia 1 1
5 Netherlands 1 0
6 Turkey 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group B

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Cyprus 1 3
2 Wales 1 3
3 Belgium 0 0
4 Israel 0 0
5 Andorra 1 0
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group C

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 1 3
2 Slovakia 1 3
3 Belarus 1 1
4 Luxembourg 1 1
5 Ukraine 1 0
6 Macedonia 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group D

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Poland 1 3
2 Republic of Ireland 1 3
3 Germany 1 3
4 Scotland 1 0
5 Georgia 1 0
6 Gibraltar 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group E

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 1 3
2 Lithuania 1 3
3 Estonia 1 3
4 Slovenia 1 0
5 San Marino 1 0
6 Switzerland 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group F

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Finland 1 3
2 Northern Ireland 1 3
3 Romania 1 3
4 Hungary 1 0
5 Greece 1 0
6 Faroe Islands 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group G

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 1 3
2 Montenegro 1 3
3 Sweden 1 1
4 Austria 1 1
5 Moldova 1 0
6 Liechtenstein 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group H

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 1 3
2 Croatia 1 3
3 Bulgaria 1 3
4 Azerbaijan 1 0
5 Malta 1 0
6 Norway 1 0

European Championship Qualifying Group I

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark 1 3
2 Albania 1 3
3 Serbia 0 0
4 Armenia 1 0
5 Portugal 1 0