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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

19th November 2013 - Kick off 19:30

N Ireland U21 N Ireland U21 vs Cyprus U21 Cyprus U21

N Ireland U21 1

J Gorman (85)

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Cyprus U21 0

Under-21 European Qualifier: Northern Ireland U21s edge out Cyprus U21s 1-0

Last Updated: 19/11/13 10:43pm

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Jim Magilton: Took charge of the Under-21s

Jim Magilton: Took charge of the Under-21s

Northern Ireland Under-21s claimed the first points of their European Championship qualification campaign with a 1-0 win over Cyprus in Lurgan.

Jonny Gorman's 85th-minute free-kick was turned into his own net by Andreas Christofides to end a run of five straight defeats in Group Nine.

It was the home side's first shot on target of a largely lifeless encounter and they may have even had a second when Gorman drew a good save from Giorgos Loizou in the final stages.

Jim Magilton took charge with Stephen Robinson away with the Under-17s and had reason to be content after his side came back into the dressing-room level.

Ryan Brobbell had an early effort blocked and they were hardly troubled at the other end, with only a wayward effort from Cyprus captain Pieros Sotiriou causing any alarm.

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Brennan kept out the first shot on target on 62 minutes when Kostakis Artymatas finally made him work.

Cyprus, a place above Northern Ireland in the group with six points, threatened through Sotiriou and Nikos Efthimiou but a draw seemed the most likely result until Gorman's late intervention.

His free-kick was turned in by Christofides to give Northern Ireland just their second goal of the campaign and the three points.

Gorman almost got his name on the scoresheet soon after, but Loizou made a good save.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Tue 19th Nov - Group Two
    • Andorra U21
      0 - 2
      Denmark U21
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    • Russia U21
      1 - 0
      Estonia U21
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    • Bulgaria U21
      1 - 5
      Slovenia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Five
    • Croatia U21
      3 - 1
      Latvia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Six
    • Montenegro U21
      0 - 0
      Rep Ire U21
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    • Romania U21
      2 - 2
      Germany U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Nine
    • Serbia U21
      1 - 0
      Italy U21
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    • N Ireland U21
      1 - 0
      Cyprus U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Ten
    • Belarus U21
      0 - 1
      Armenia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Seven
    • Poland U21
      3 - 1
      Greece U21
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    • Sweden U21
      5 - 0
      Malta U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group One
    • Moldova U21
      3 - 0
      Lithuania U21
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    • England U21
      9 - 0
      San Marino U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Eight
    • Macedonia U21
      1 - 3
      Norway U21
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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 8 22
2 Moldova U21 8 13
3 Finland U21 8 12
4 Wales U21 8 10
5 Lithuania U21 7 7
6 San Marino U21 9 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 8 20
2 Russia U21 7 16
3 Slovenia U21 8 11
4 Bulgaria U21 8 8
5 Estonia U21 7 8
6 Andorra U21 8 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Holland U21 5 13
2 Slovakia U21 6 13
3 Georgia U21 7 8
4 Scotland U21 6 7
5 Luxembourg U21 6 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain U21 6 18
2 Austria U21 6 12
3 Hungary U21 6 6
4 Bosnia U21 6 6
5 Albania U21 8 6

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Croatia U21 7 16
2 Switzerland U21 6 12
3 Ukraine U21 4 7
4 Latvia U21 5 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 6 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 6 14
2 Montenegro U21 6 11
3 Romania U21 6 9
4 Rep of Ireland U21 7 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 7 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Poland U21 7 15
2 Greece U21 6 12
3 Turkey U21 6 10
4 Sweden U21 6 10
5 Malta U21 7 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 6 18
2 Israel U21 5 9
3 Norway U21 7 9
4 Macedonia U21 6 4
5 Azerbaijan U21 6 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Serbia U21 6 13
2 Belgium U21 7 13
3 Italy U21 6 12
4 Cyprus U21 6 6
5 N Ireland U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 6 18
2 Iceland U21 6 12
3 Kazakhstan U21 7 9
4 Armenia U21 6 6
5 Belarus U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 2 6
2 Denmark U21 2 3
3 Macedonia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bulgaria U21 2 6
2 Ukraine U21 2 3
3 Croatia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Israel U21 2 4
2 Turkey U21 2 2
3 Wales U21 2 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 2 6
2 Slovenia U21 2 3
3 Scotland U21 2 0