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 Estonia

25′EstoniaK. Vassiljev


Goals Northern Ireland

77′Northern IrelandC. Washington
80′Northern IrelandJ. Magennis

Estonia Lineups

12Sergei Lepmets
23Taijo Teniste
5Madis Vihmann
18Karol Mets
3Artur Pikk
20Artjom Dmitrijev
4Mattias Käit
10Sergei Zenjov
14Konstantin Vassiljev
8Vlasiy Sinyavskiy
15Rauno Sappinen


Northern Ireland Lineups

1Bailey Peacock-Farrell
19Michael Smith
20Craig Cathcart
5Jonny Evans
3Jamal Lewis
17Paddy McNair
8Steven Davis
6George Saville
7Gavin Whyte
9Liam Boyce
14Stuart Dallas

Estonia – Northern Ireland Match Statistics


Northern Ireland

9Shots Total15
3Shots on goal5
6Shots off goal9
0Shots blocked1
4Shots inside box11
5Shots outside box4
39%Possession Time61%
274Passes Total415
185Accurate Passes335
68%Accurate Passes%81%

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