Wednesday August 11, 2010 Friendlies Finished Pod Goricom

Montenegro 2 - 0 Northern Ireland

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  1. Northern Ireland slump

    Northern Ireland slump

    A Radomir Djalovic brace earned Montenegro a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in their friendly at the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Montenegro
    • Northern Ireland
    • 90+3 It's all over! A very disappointing result for Northern Ireland as they lose 2-0 here in Montenegro.
    • 90+1 So Montenegro are taking on England in October. They will have to be sure not to give Djalovic an inch.
    • 90 Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
    • 88' McCann hits it left-footed which forces the keeper to save at full stretch!
    • 87' Norwood is clumsily brought down 20 yards out and the Man United youngster looks very interested in taking this himself.
    • 83' A glimpse of the invention which Oliver Norwood possesses. He looks to chip the ball over the keeper from the edge of the box but the keeper isn't interested as it sails over the bar.
    • 81' Oooo! Andrija Delibasic picks Jonny Evans' pocket as the Northern Ireland defender stumbles over. The ball is pulled back to the Roma striker who shoots narrowly wide.
    • 78' Djalovic earns a standing ovation as he is replaced.
    • 77' Grant McCann leaves his boot in on Vukcevic which causes mini scuffle in midfield.
    • 76' Stefan Savic is on for Montenegro, he replaces Milan Jovanovic who hobbles off with cramp.
    • 75' Zverotic has been a willing runner all night and he chases down a loose ball to send in a cross. It's a shame none of his team mates joined him.
    • 73' Northern Ireland are looking impressive up front at the moment. Healy is looking sharp and he looks to have reinvigorated his team mates.
    • 69' Montenegro have a player down but the visitors continue with play and break through Davis. The home players and fans are furious and it is obvious that as soon as they catch up with one of them then a foul is coming. Davis is the unlucky man as he is wiped out from behind by Jovanovic.
    • 68' David Healy is on! He replaces Ryan McGivern.
    • 65' Craigan towers above his marker at the backpost and his header is smartly saved low down by the keeper.
    • 64' Northern Ireland sub: Oliver Norwood replaces Sammy Clingan.
    • 61' Sub for Montenegro: Pekovic is replaced by Miltar Novakovic.
    • 60' Evans with a header at the back post! Well saved by the keeper.
    • 59' A quick throw is taken to Elsad Zverotic who races down the right wing and slides the ball into the box, leaving Djalovic with the easy task of slotting the ball home! Too easy for Montenegro.
    • 59' Gooaaallll! Djalovic gets his second and his team's second. 2-0 to Montenegro!
    • 59' Sub for Northern Ireland. 17 year old John Gorman comes on for Lafferty.
    • 56' Lafferty lets his frustration get the better of him and he receives a yellow card.
    • 55' Ooo! Lafferty hits a shot first time which he controls brilliantly as the ball arrows toward the bottom corner. The keeper gets down well to palm behind.
    • 54' And guess what? The ball flies over the bar. Milorad Pekovic is the guilty man this time. The ball must be filled with helium.
    • 53' Corry Evans brings his opponent down and this will give the home team a free kick in a dangerous area.
    • 52' And that is Pacicevic's last action of the evening. He is replaced by Drasko Bozovic.
    • 51' Savo Pavicevic attacks down the right and hits a high, looping cross straight out of play. That has happened a lot tonight.
    • 49' So a proud moment for the Evans family as both Jonny and Corry take the field for the first time together.
    • 48' Three subs at the start of the 2nd half for the visitors - Grant McCann, Wayne Feeney and Correy Evans have replaced Patterson, Baird and Brunt.
    • 47' Ooo! Lafferty hits a volley at goal which loops off a defnder and falls just wide.
    • 46' We are back underway in Montenegro.
    • 45+1 Peep-peep-peep. Half time here in Podgorica where the home team are leading.
    • 45+1 A low left wing cross is played into the goal scorer Djalovic; with his back to goal he attempts to spin Jonny Evans, but the Man United defender is alive to the danger to intercept the ball.
    • 45' One minute of stoppage time to be played...
    • 42' Vukevic turns Lafferty on the touchline and digs out a ball to the back post. Little misjudges the ball which is criminal when Vucinic is around. The Roma forward fires a shot in on goal which rebounds off a couple of defenders and straight to the lurking Djalovic who lashes the ball home from five yards!
    • 42' Goooaaalll! 1-0 to Montenegro! Radmoir Djalovic puts the home team one up!
    • 41' Vukevic swings in a devilish free kick which lands in Taylor's six yard box. Under pressure, Baird flicks it behind for a corner.
    • 39' Vucinic has a dig from 35 yards...and sends it 35 yards over the bar! Even the home fans are jeering that effort.
    • 38' Lafferty is getting a little frustrated out there.
    • 36' Yellow card for Patterson. A minute after winding up Baird, Pejovic blocks off Patterson who throws him to the ground off the ball.
    • 35' Baird and Lka Pejovic have a coming together in the middle of the park and neither player backs down until the referee diffuses the situation.
    • 31' The ball is cleared to Lafferty who immediately nutmegs his marker. He spins and attacks Jovanovic at pace, faking to his right and it looks as though he may have half a yard on his defender, but Jovanovic just about recovers to dispossess the Northern Ireland forward.
    • 30' Vucinic steps away from a couple of defenders but Northern Ireland crowd him out.
    • 29' Steven Davis finds room in midfield, Brunt peels off in front of him and Davis threads a perfect reverse through ball, Brunt's first touch lets him down and possession is surrendered.
    • 28' The synchronised clapping from the home fans can only be commended - great stuff.
    • 27' The corner is catching practice for Mladen Bozovic in the Montenegro goal though.
    • 26' Andrew Little clips the ball down the channel to Patterson who hooks the ball into his defender and behind for a corner.
    • 24' Montenegro give the ball away this time. Vukevic's pass is too obvious and the ball is worked to Chris Brunt who looks to swing a deep ball to the back post, but can only loop the ball straight out of play.
    • 23' Patterson this time gives the ball away in midfield. The boys in green are not passing the ball very well at all.
    • 20' Shocking pass from Ryan McGivern and the ball is intercepted. Vucinic receives it, cuts on to his right and looks to bend it in to the bottom corner. It ricochets off a defender and Northern Ireland clear the ball long.
    • 18' After some good possession in the opening ten minutes, Montenegro are looking threatening up against Northern Ireland's defence.
    • 16' A deep cross is sent in to Vucinic who rises above Andrew Little and nods just wide.
    • 14' Tonight's referee - Bosko Jovanetic - is from Serbia, a country which Montenegro went to the World Cup with in 2006.
    • 12' Radomir Djalovic to Vucinic. back to Djalovic to Vucinic back to Djalovic once more but Northern Ireland just about recover to intercept. Brilliant link up play from the two forwards!
    • 10' Lafferty thinks he has been fouled so in frustration jumps in dangerously on Milan Jovanovic.
    • 7' Martin Patterson is finding a lot of room out wide and he is found with a delicious cross field ball from Chris Baird. A poor second touch surrenders possession.
    • 6' On the bench tonight for Northern Ireland is Jonny Evans' younger brother Corry. They could play together for their country for the first time tonight.
    • 5' The ball is played into the lone striker Lafferty and he draws a foul from his defender. Playing on his own could prove tricky for him tonight.
    • 3' The pitch looks a little bumpy this evening.
    • 2' Montenegro are wearing all red and their fans are in good voice.
    • 1' Northern Ireland - wearing green shirts, white shorts and white socks get the match started.
    • 19:29 The teams are out on the pitch. The anthems have sounded. The hands have been shaken. Hold on to your hats!
    • 19:28 But one man missing for Montenegro is Stevan Jovetić who has been ruled out for six months.
    • 19:26 Expect Roma's Mirko Vucinic to cause problems for Northern Ireland's centre back duo of Craigan and Jonny Evans. The explosive Roma forward netted 19 goals last season. Also worth keeping an eye on is Sporting's Simon Vukcevic. The 24 year old midfielder is a very exciting prospect.
    • 19:23 So there is no room for Northern Ireland's all time top scorer David Healy who has been told by boss Nigel Worthington that he needs to be playing first team football to be considered for selection. Regular captain Aaron Hughes has withdrawn from the squad; skippering the side in his absence is Stephen Craigan.
    • 19:18 Northern Ireland: Taylor, Little, McGivern, J, Evans, Craigan, Baird, Davis, Clingan, Paterson, Lafferty, Brunt
    • 19:16 TEAM NEWS: Montenegro: M, Bozovic, Pavicevic, Djudovic, Jovanovic, M, Pekovic, M, Pekovic, Vukcevic, Pejovic, Zverotic, V, Bozovic, Vucinic, Djalovic
    • 19:13 Welcome to Podgorica where Montenegro are hosting Nigel Worthington's Northern Ireland.
  • Summary

    • 88' McCann hits it left-footed which forces the keeper to save at full stretch!
    • 81' Oooo! Andrija Delibasic picks Jonny Evans' pocket as the Northern Ireland defender stumbles over. The ball is pulled back to the Roma striker who shoots narrowly wide.
    • 60' Evans with a header at the back post! Well saved by the keeper.
    • 59' A quick throw is taken to Elsad Zverotic who races down the right wing and slides the ball into the box, leaving Djalovic with the easy task of slotting the ball home! Too easy for Montenegro.
    • 59' Gooaaallll! Djalovic gets his second and his team's second. 2-0 to Montenegro!
    • 55' Ooo! Lafferty hits a shot first time which he controls brilliantly as the ball arrows toward the bottom corner. The keeper gets down well to palm behind.
    • 47' Ooo! Lafferty hits a volley at goal which loops off a defnder and falls just wide.
    • 45+1 A low left wing cross is played into the goal scorer Djalovic; with his back to goal he attempts to spin Jonny Evans, but the Man United defender is alive to the danger to intercept the ball.
    • 42' Vukevic turns Lafferty on the touchline and digs out a ball to the back post. Little misjudges the ball which is criminal when Vucinic is around. The Roma forward fires a shot in on goal which rebounds off a couple of defenders and straight to the lurking Djalovic who lashes the ball home from five yards!
    • 42' Goooaaalll! 1-0 to Montenegro! Radmoir Djalovic puts the home team one up!
    • 41' Vukevic swings in a devilish free kick which lands in Taylor's six yard box. Under pressure, Baird flicks it behind for a corner.
    • 16' A deep cross is sent in to Vucinic who rises above Andrew Little and nods just wide.
    • 12' Radomir Djalovic to Vucinic. back to Djalovic to Vucinic back to Djalovic once more but Northern Ireland just about recover to intercept. Brilliant link up play from the two forwards!
    • 19:18 Northern Ireland: Taylor, Little, McGivern, J, Evans, Craigan, Baird, Davis, Clingan, Paterson, Lafferty, Brunt
    • 19:16 TEAM NEWS: Montenegro: M, Bozovic, Pavicevic, Djudovic, Jovanovic, M, Pekovic, M, Pekovic, Vukcevic, Pejovic, Zverotic, V, Bozovic, Vucinic, Djalovic

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