Estonia vs Northern Ireland (1-2)
Substitute ride Magennis was the hero as European country snatched a dramatic 2-1 comeback win at the Republic of Estonia in Saturday’s monetary unit 2020 qualifier.
Estonia skipper Konstantin Vassiljev’s first-half free-kick gave the impression to have done enough for the hosts to say all 3 points. However, a Conor Washington strike deflected off Magennis to level the scores within the 77th minute and also the latter sealed the triumph 3 minutes later.
The late turnaround within Tallinn keeps Northern Ireland’s one hundred percent begin to qualifying alive and ends their unsuccessful away run, that spanned seven matches heading into this contest.
Michael O’Neill’s aspect are currently six points clear at the highest of cluster C. However, all of the four sides under them still have games in hand.
Estonia opened the marking through Vassiljev’s free-kick that Bailey Peacock-Farrell didn’t prevent right down to his left once it had curled around the wall.
The home aspect thought that they had a second goal six minutes before half-time, just for Madis Vihmann’s header to be polemically dominated out for AN alleged foul on Peacock-Farrell once assaultive the ball.
Northern Ireland grew in the match and went shut through Liam Boyce’s disobedient header on the sting of the six-yard box.
Vassiljev smote a fierce shot against the crossbar once fifty-three minutes however Northern Ireland’s pressure eventually told as Washington’s shot struck Magennis and deflected past Sergei Lepmets.
Magennis completed the comeback with ten minutes to travel by guiding Jordan Jones’s cross over the road with a fragile bit, a lot of to the delight of the movement supporters.
Last Match: Northern Ireland vs Belarus (2-1)
Goals Northern Ireland
|77′||Northern Ireland||C. Washington|
|80′||Northern Ireland||J. Magennis|
Northern Ireland Lineups
Estonia – Northern Ireland Match Statistics
|3||Shots on goal||5|
|6||Shots off goal||9|
|4||Shots inside box||11|
|5||Shots outside box||4|