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Denmark too strong for Northern Ireland U21s

Last Updated: 11/09/12 8:04am

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James Gray: Saw his shot blocked early on for Northern Ireland

James Gray: Saw his shot blocked early on for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Under-21s suffered a sixth straight defeat as they crashed 3-0 to Denmark in Aalborg to end their Euro 2013 qualifying campaign.

The home side scored all three goals before half-time as they secured second place in Group 4, with Northern Ireland second bottom with just four points.

The pick of the goals was scored in first-half injury-time by Andreas Laudrup, son of Swansea boss Michael.

Disappointing

Northern Ireland's evening got off to a disappointing start, Odense midfielder Emil Larsen putting the home side ahead with the first significant chance of the match with just eight minutes on the clock.

Accrington striker James Gray attempted to bring his side back into it five minutes later only to see his shot blocked, while Matty Ball sent his free-kick wide moments later.

Denmark had attempts of their own but, one save from Ross Glendinning aside, were struggling to locate the target.

Josh Magennis gave them a helping hand when he conceded a 28th-minute penalty, allowing Denmark captain Mads Albaek to roll home his side's second.

The Aberdeen full-back had a chance to make amends with a free-kick of his own but could not beat the wall.

Simon Makienok had three attempts to extend the home advantage but was unsuccessful and paid by being hauled off at half-time.

By that point it was already 3-0, though, Laudrup defeating Glendinning in added time with a wonderful finish.

With the result safe the hosts slowed down in the second period, while Northern Ireland picked themselves up and started enjoying more possession.

Disrupted

Neither goalkeeper had to work too hard and a string of substitutions disrupted things further.

But it was Northern Ireland's replacements who looked most likely to get them a consolation.

Matt McClure tried his luck with 10 minutes to go and Billy Kee headed straight at the Frederik Ronnow from six yards after getting on the end of a floated cross by Seanan Clucas.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
    Tue 11th Sep - Group G
    • Bos & Herz
      4 - 1
      Latvia
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    • Slovakia
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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      TV
    • Greece
      2 - 0
      Lithuania
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      TV
    Tue 11th Sep - Group A
    Tue 11th Sep - Group H
    Tue 11th Sep - Group C

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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