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Windsor Park (ATT 9,575) 15th August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Liesveld

N Ireland Northern Ireland vs Finland Finland

N Ireland 3

S Ferguson (7)
K Lafferty (19)
M Paterson (pen 84)


Finland 3

T Sparv (22)
T Pukki (24)
P Hetemaj (78)

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  1. Not often you get a 3-3 draw in a friendly and overall it was a very decent game of football with chances at both ends. NI let a two-goal lead slip in the first-half and they will have to be much tighter when they go to Russia on September 7 for their opening World Cup qualifier.

  2. 90+3

    Paterson brings the ball down and lays it off to Carson who elects to shoot from the edge of the box and puts it wide when he had two players in the box he could have passed to.

  3. 90+2

    Paterson forces a corner and this could be the last chance of the game. Shiels takes it but the Finns head clear.

  4. 90

    We will have a minimum of three minutes added time.

  5. 89

    A dogged Shiels chases a lost cause and gets in a cross but the keeper gathers at his near post.

  6. 88

    3-3 could easily have been 5-5 tonight - not your typical friendly I'm pleased to say.

  7. 87

    Riski misses his shot six yards out with the goal at his mercy and that goes down as another lucky escape for the hosts.

  8. 86

    Davis is tripped but NI opt to play the ball around and the crowd are not happy - they want a winner!

  9. 85

    Paterson is buoyed by his first NI senior goal and is chasing everything now.

  10. 84

    Roman Eremenko spots Camp off his line and goes for a chip from 40 yards but it drops just wide.

  11. 83

    Paterson is adament he is taking the kick and sends the keeper the wrong way to draw NI level.

  12. 82

    Changes before the kick is taken with Norwood replacing Hodson for NI and Daniel Sjolund on for Kuqi.

  13. 81

    Davis plays in Paterson whose shirt is pulled by Toivio and the penalty is given.

  14. 80

    Shiels then tries to play in Paterson but Toivio makes a vital interception and Finland clear their lines.

  15. 79

    NI up the tempo as they look for an equaliser and Shiels tries a curler from the edge of the box but it's well wide.

  16. 78

    It's a goal that has been coming and what a strike - worthy of winning any game.

  17. 77

    Hetemaj takes the free kick and it's a gem which goes in off the underside of the bar.

  18. 76

    Kolehmainen is brought down by McGivern on the edge of the box and the home defender is given a stern lecture by the referee.

  19. 75

    Finland are keeping possession and forcing NI tio chase them down in order to try and win it back.

  20. 74

    Certainly it's the visitors who are doing most of the pressing still.

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