Ukraine vs Northern Ireland

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UEFA Euro 2016

Group C

June 16th

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France


49′ McAuley

90’+6′ McGinn

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Northern Ireland go third in Group C, behind Germany and Poland who face-off later this evening, whilst Ukraine are bottom without a point.

FT: It was Northern Ireland’s first goals in tournament competition in almost 30 years. Northern Ireland played below their usual standard but they didn’t need to against a Ukraine side that despite having chances, couldn’t take them.

FT: So Northern Ireland win their first game of the European Championships thanks to two second-half goals from McAuley and McGinn

90’+6′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+6′ Goal!! Magennis does well to beat his man before pulling the ball back to McGinn who dummies the ball to Dallas whose effort is palmed away into the path of McGinn who taps home the rebound.

90’+4′ Evans receives a yellow card for dissent.

90’+2′ Final Northern Ireland change sees Paddy McNair replace C. Evans.

90′ There will be six additional minutes.

89′ Chance!! Konoplyanka fires wide.

88′ Chance!! Yarmolenko cuts inside before curling an effort that forces McGovern into a good save with the keeper palming the effort away.

86′ Dallas receives a yellow card for timewasting.

84′ Chance!! Zinchenko meets a Shevchuk cross but his header is easy for McGovern.

83′ Final Ukraine change sees Oleksandr Zinchenko replace Kovalenko. Northern Ireland’s second change sees Josh Magennis replace Washington.

79′ The delivery is cleared before McGovern claims a cross.

79′ J. Evans concedes a corner.

75′ Chance!! Kovalenko drags an effort wide from just outside the area.

74′ Second Ukraine change sees Denys Harmash replace Sydorchuk.

71′ First Ukraine change sees Seleznyov replaced by Roman Zozulya.

70′ Close!! Kovalenko fires the ball just wide after Seleznyov did well to hold the ball up.

69′ First Northern Ireland change sees Ward replaced by Niall McGinn.

68′ Yarmolenko is caught offside.

66′ Sydorchuk receives a yellow card for a late challenge on C. Evans.

62′ Ward receives a yellow card for an earlier foul.

The players are back on the field and play resumes.

57′ The game has to be suspended due to adverse weather condition.s

55′ Chance!! Ward’s delivery is cleared to Norwood whose driven effort is saved well by Pyatov.

55′ Ward wins a freekick in a good position.

54′ The freekick is cleared.

53′ Ward wins a freekick.

53′ Chance!! Konoplyanka’s delivery goes all the way through and McGovern again gathers at the second attempt.

52′ Konoplyanka wins a freekick in a good position.

50′ Chance!! Konoplyanka’s delivery is met by Seleznyov but McGovern makes a good save before gathering at the second attempt.

50′ Ukraine win a freekick in a good position.

49′ Goal!! McAuley meets the delivery to head home into the top-corner. It’s Northern Ireland’s first tournament goal for almost 30 years.

48′ Northern Ireland win a freekick in a good position.

47′ Chance!! Seleznyov meets the corner to head wide of the near-post.

46′ McAuley concedes a corner.

46′ Kovalenko wins a freekick in a a good position.

45′ C. Evans is penalised for a foul.

45′ Northern Ireland get the second-half underway.

HT: So will Northern Ireland go ahead or will Ukraine find a goal themselves? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Ukraine have looked dangerous on the break, but as of yet, McGovern hasn’t been troubled so far, but that may change as the game progresses.

HT: Neither side has really got into their stride but Northern Ireland have had the better chances with Cathcart coming within inches to finding the lead. Dallas and Davis also forced Pyatov into good saves, but they were saves he was expected to make.

HT: So we’re goalless at the break with Northern Ireland having the better opportunities.

45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

41′ Chance!! Davis receives the ball before forcing Pyatov into a good save.

41′ Kovalenko is penalised for a handball.

39′ Seleznyov receives a yellow card for a late challenge on J. Evans.

37′ The corner is met by McAuley but it’s an easy save for Pyatov.

36′ Ward fires wide via a deflection.

33′ Close!! The delivery is drilled into Cathcart who heads inches over the bar.

32′ Davis wins a corner.

29′ The delivery is cleared.

28′ Ward wins a freekick after Rakitskyi loses his footing. A complete accidental challenge but a freekick none the less.

25′ The freekick comes to nothing as Konoplyanka fires the ball over the bar. He had options in the box.

24′ Ukraine win a freekick in a dangerous position.

23′ Chance!! An effort from-range by Rakitskyi is well-saved by McGovern.

21′ Chance!! Yarmolenko sends in a dangerous delivery that just evades the head of Seleznyov.

20′ Seleznyov wins a freekick after a foul from Cathcart.

15′ Sydorchuk tries an effort from-range but it just drifts off-target.

15′ Shevchuk sends in a dangerous cross but McAuley clears the danger.

12′ Washington ambitiously goes for goal, but his effort is harmlessly wide from-range.

10′ Ukraine enjoy a nice spell but Shevchuk can’t keep the ball in play and has to concede a throw-in.

4′ Davis wins a freekick.

3′ Chance!! Dallas tries an effort that forces Pyatov into a good save and the keeper does well to hold onto the effort.

1′ The corner is cleared before Konoplyanka wins a freekick.

1′ Washington wins a corner.

0′ Ukraine get the game underway.

Team news:

Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov (GK), Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Yaroslav Rakitskyi, Yevhen Khacheridi, Artem Fedetskyi, Taras Stepanenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Viktor Kovalenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Seleznyov

Northern Ireland: Michael McGovern (GK), Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Craig Cathcart, Aaron Hughes, Steven Davis, Oliver Norwood, Corry Evans, Stuart Dallas, Jamie Ward, Conor Washington

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