Nations League: Northern Ireland v Austria

SUN 18 Nov 2018UEFA Nations League – Group B3Northern Ireland1Austria1Evans (57′ minutes)81 minsHT 0-0Schlager (49′ minutes)International Football – Northern Ireland v AustriaBBC Radio UlsterLiveGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummarySchlager gives Austria second-half leadCorry Evans equalises with first NI goal since 2010Northern Ireland already relegated from Group B3Bosnia-Herzegovina have unassailable lead at top of groupNI have lost all three group matchesLive ReportingBy Shamoon HafezAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: BBC Sport83 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaSeven minutes plus stoppages remaining.Is there a winner in this?81 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaNorthern Ireland are going more direct now towards striker Kyle Lafferty’s huge frame.He earns a free-kick after drawing a foul from Aleksandar Dragovic.Steven Davis swings in the set-piece from out wide, but it sails all the way through for a goal kick.Posted at 18:3718:37Is this what Uefa had in mind?Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaMark SterlingBBC Sport NI at Windsor ParkThere’s an intensity to this game now that you simply wouldn’t find in an international friendly. After equalising so soon after Austria took the lead, Northern Ireland are having a right at go at getting the win.And the manager has made a bold double substitution by bringing Kyle Lafferty and Gavin Whyte on. The home fans never need to be asked twice to sing their Kyle Lafferty song and his presence has definitely cranked up the Windsor Park atmosphere, which was already coming to the boil nicely.The competitive element of the Nations League shining through.79 minsYELLOW CARDSNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaBoth Gareth McAuley and David Alaba go into the referee’s book.Wouldn’t get this sort of battle and competitiveness in an international friendly.78 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaFlashpoint here.Gareth McAuley and the short-fused Marko Arnautovic go nose-to-nose after a 50-50 challenge in the air.David Alaba is particularly incensed by the Rangers man putting his arm around the West Ham striker’s neck.Posted at 18:3518:35’Both teams are going for a winner’Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaJohn O’NeillFormer Northern Ireland defender on BBC Radio UlsterAustria’s two central defenders will know they’re in a game now that Kyle Lafferty is on. Both sides are now going for a winner and it’s great to see how Steven Davis and George Saville are forming an excellent partnership in midfield.76 minsCLOSE!Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaThis would have perfectly capped off an excellent performance by George Saville.The Boro midfielder beats an Austria defender on the edge of the area, but then screws a shot just wide.reuCopyright: reu74 minsSUBSTITUTIONNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaA couple of changes for Northern Ireland.Off come Liam Boyce and Niall McGinn to be replaced by Kyle Lafferty and Gavin Whyte.73 minsCLOSE!Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaAustria should be ahead.David Alaba exchanges passes with Marko Arnautovic and lashes a left-footed strike over the bar from the edge of the area.You expected the net to rippled from there.Posted at 18:3018:30Windsor Park eruptsNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaListen to how Corry Evans brought Northern Ireland level.Video contentVideo caption: Listen to how Corry Evans brought Northern Ireland level against AustriaListen to how Corry Evans brought Northern Ireland level against AustriaPosted at 18:2918:29DangermanNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesAustria’s Marko Arnautovic has been directly
involved in 25 goals (15 goals and 10 assists) in 36 games for club and country
in 2018.70 minsSUBSTITUTIONNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaHere comes Austrian superstar Marko Arnautovic.The West Ham forward comes off the bench to replace Martin Gregoritsch for the final 20 minutes.69 minsCLOSE!Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaDangerman David Alaba comes alive.The Bayern Munich man cuts inside from the right and flashes a low shot from 25 yards out wide of the post.Looked like Trevor Carson had it covered anyway.ReutersCopyright: Reuters68 minsCLOSE!Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaOof, if Xaver Schlager managed to control this, it would have been two for Austria.The goalscorer is six yards out but cannot take in Martin Gregoritsch’s low cross and the ball runs out of play.65 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaMidfielder George Saville is having a tremendous game.He bursts forward to the edge of the box and is brought down by Martin Hinteregger for a free-kick in a good position.WHAT???No free-kick? Unbelievable.Go home ref.64 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaBut the NI defenders need to keep their wits about them.David Alaba is free in acres of space down the right, but cannot keep a long ball over the top in play.A lucky escape.ReutersCopyright: Reuters62 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 Austria”Green and white army,” chant the home crowd.Imagine the noise if they grab a second…Posted at 18:1918:19’A good response from Northern Ireland’Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaJohn O’NeillFormer Northern Ireland defender on BBC Radio UlsterThe Austrian goal has shaken us up. It was a great ball from Jordan Jones and a great run from Corry Evans, with a slight deflection taking it over the keeper. It came from good pressure in the final third from George Saville and Steven Davis. A good response from Northern Ireland – they needed it quickly and they got it.59 minsPost updateNorthern Ireland 1-1 AustriaNorthern Ireland are back in this game and buoyed on by the crowd, are taking the game to Austria once more.Niall McGinn plays a clever, training ground-worked free-kick to George Saville inside the box, but the cross is hacked to safety.Windsor Park is rocking now.56 minsGOAL – Northern Ireland 1-1 AustriaCorry EvansAnd there is the leveller! Windsor Park erupts.This is made by the bravery and persistence of midfielder George Saville, winning the ball back deep in the Austria half.He plays it on to Jordan Jones, who can pick out Corry Evans to convert a finish – via a big deflection – into the far corner.That is Evans’ first international goal since 2010.ReutersCopyright: ReutersMatch StatsHome TeamNorthern IrelandAway TeamAustriaPossessionHome46%Away54%ShotsHome8Away9Shots on TargetHome2Away1CornersHome5Away1FoulsHome9Away10Line-upsNorthern Ireland1Carson22Smith4McAuleyBooked at 79mins5Evans14Dallas13Evans8Davis6Saville7McGinnSubstituted forWhyteat 74’minutes9BoyceSubstituted forLaffertyat 74’minutes15JonesSubstitutes2McLaughlin3Thompson10Lafferty11Ferguson12McGovern16Whyte17McNair18Hughes19Vassell20Cathcart21Magennis23HazardAustria1Lindner20Lainer3Dragovic4Hinteregger2Ulmer14BaumgartlingerBooked at 52mins6IlsankerSubstituted forZuljat 45’minutes22Lazaro23Schlager8AlabaBooked at 79mins11GregoritschSubstituted forArnautovicat 71’minutesSubstitutes5Wimmer7Arnautovic9Goiginger10Schaub12Strebinger13Stankovic16Zulj17Kainz18Schöpf19Hierländer21JankoScoresFilter by section. Currently selected: Nations LeagueSunday 18th November 2018As It StandsFilter by section. Currently selected: Nations LeagueATeamPWDLFAGDPts1Belarus642010010142Luxembourg63121147103Moldova623145-194San Marino6006016-160BTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Ukraine430155092Czech Rep310234-133Slovakia31025413CTeamPWDLFAGDPts1France421144072Netherlands320162463Germany301215-41DTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Kosovo53201129112Azerbaijan523072593Faroe Islands511349-544Malta5023413-92GTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Macedonia54011055122Armenia5302126693Gibraltar5203511-664Liechtenstein5104510-53HTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Georgia54101019132Kazakhstan513175263Latvia503226-434Andorra503229-73JTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Israel320142262Scotland320172563Albania410318-73KTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Serbia5320734112Romania523073493Montenegro521275274Lithuania5005212-100MTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Norway5311523102Bulgaria5311642103Cyprus512257-254Slovenia502347-32OTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Russia321041372Sweden311133043Turkey410347-33PTeamPWDLFAGDPts1Finland5401514122Greece530244093Hungary521276174Estonia501438-51View full UEFA Nations League tables
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