2020 Euro Qual C
Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 16, 2019
Venue: Windsor Park

Steven Davis 32' -
Peno Miss: 32'


Live Updates for Northern Ireland -v- Netherlands

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Okay that is it from the pressbox. Off to hear from the two managers now. Follow on twitter. 

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Northern Ireland and Netherlands.

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Three minutes more here at least.

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Substitution

Nathan Ake replaces Ryan Babel for Netherlands.

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Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it.

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Dangerous cross from Paddy McNair requires Jasper Cillessen to come and collect through a sea of bodies. Valencia 'keeper does well. 

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The Dutch are sitting off dropping deep looking to play the game out. Home side pushing on for a winner. 

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Yellow Card

Stuart Dallas is booked for Northern Ireland.

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"Ronald Koeman, you're a wanker, you're a wanker" rings out around Windsor Park.

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Frenie de Jong had time to pick his shot and send it goalwards but he sends it well over the bar without troubling Peacock-Farrell in the Northern Ireland goal. 

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18,404 is the official attendance this evening.

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Michael O'Neill has the ball in his hands and Quincy Promes tries to take it. O'Neill is having none of it as it his his team's throw.

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Substitution

Niall McGinn replaces Corry Evans for Northern Ireland.

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Corner Kick

Craig Cathcart blocks a shot and puts it behind and the Netherlands have won a corner kick. Daley Blind will take it. Comes to the Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk but he doesnt direct his header on target. 

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The noise from the home supporters almost makes you think they are 25 minutes from qualification but they are fully behind their team. Dutch supporters in the corner watch on quietly.

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Substitution

Luuk de Jong replaces Steven Berghuis for Netherlands.

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Substitution

Michael Smith replaces George Saville for Northern Ireland.

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell gets down well to save Ryan Babbel's header off a Joel Veltman cross off the right. 

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Of course the Dutch are happy to try and hold onto the ball, slow things down and take the sting out of the game. A draw will send them through. Also, Germany are winning 3-0 at home to Belarus and that will see them home too.

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Ajax player Qunicy Promes has shown plenty of promise tonight. He is linking up well with Ryan Babel. Had to check Babel was only 32 years of age.

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Matthijs de Ligt just hit a 45 yard pass out to the wing. A joy to watch.

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Corner Kick

Netherlands have won a corner kick. Quincy Promes will take it.

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Second Half

The second half between Northern Ireland and Netherlands has started.

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Half Time

It is half-time between Northern Ireland and Netherlands.

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Yellow Card

Steven Davis is booked for Northern Ireland.

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Substitution

Davy Propper replaces Marten de Roon for Netherlands. Looks like a tactical switch by Koeman as De Roon picked up a yellow card on 11 minutes.

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Daley Blind side foots an effort just over the bar after picking up a Ryan Babel short pass.

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Yellow Card

Joel Veltman is booked for Netherlands for the handball that let to the peno.

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MISSED PENO!

Steven Davis misses for Northern Ireland from the penalty spot after they were eh handed a penalty after Paddy McNair's cross was handled in the box. He skies it over the bar. Oh dear. 

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#managerwatch Both bosses have gone with the winter coats tonight. Ronald Koeman has his collar turned up against the biting Belfast breeze.

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Home fans singing about 'Stevie Davis' who becomes the most capped UK international player this evening. 116 caps and counting.

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Game has finally settled down after a hectic quarter of an hour. As usual cracking atmospher around the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

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Yellow Card

Marten de Roon is booked for Netherlands.

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The Dutch clip the crossbar as Quincy Promes cross is deflected onto the goal by Joel Veltman. Couple of gound interventions by Promes in the last few minutes.

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Free kick from Paddy McNair is cleared but only to Geroge Saville who hits it goalwards. Matthijs de Ligt on the ground blocks the ball. Shouts for handball but Szyon Marciniak is having none of it.

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What a start by Michael O'Neill's men who are out of the blocks flying as Josh Magennis goes close with a header.

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Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it.

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About 1,200 or so brightly orange clad supporters behind to the left of the Dutch keeper who almost hands Norn Iron an opener as he delays on the ball and Corry Evan nips in. He should have scored.

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Polish referee Szymon Marcinaiak was in charge for Switzerland v Ireland in October and the Ireland 5-1 playoff defeat to Denmark in 2017.

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With Clare McCahill on photos, in the press box I'll be joined by David Wilson who will be doing the match report while I concentrate on updates - wifi and phone hotspot dependent! We will be at the post-match press conference to hear from Michael O'Neill and Ronald Koeman after.

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Beef pie with bonus boiled potatoes on top was the pre-match meal. Very tasty.

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I'm going to get this in early and it will be repeated during the evening. It is a cold one here in Belfast. Temperature is five degrees and will drop to three degrees for the 7.45pm kick off. Thankfully I'm about to tuck into my warm pre-match meal in the press room. The IFA always lay on a good spread ahead of the match. I'll keep you posted.

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Good evening from Windsor Park ahead of what could be Michael O'Neill's last home game in charge of Northern Ireland. Macdara Ferris here to take you through the action. However, qualifation for the Euros is still in their hands through the front door and there is even a backstop arrangement available to them through the UEFA Nations League playoff in March. For more details, check out my preview here



Photo Gallery for Northern Ireland -v- Netherlands



Northern Ireland
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Goalkeeper
Jonny Evans
Defender
Corry Evans
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Defender
Craig Cathcart
Defender
Jamal Lewis
Defender
© Steven Davis
32Peno Miss: 32'
40Booked: 40'
Midfielder
Patrick McNair
Midfielder
George Saville
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
Stuart Dallas
84Booked: 84'
Forward
Josh Magennis
Forward
Gavin Whyte
Forward

Substitutes
Kyle Lafferty
Forward
Tom Flanagan
Defender
Shane Ferguson
Midfield
Liam Donnelly
Defender
Trevor Carson
Goalkeeper
Liam Boyce
Forward
Shayne Lavery
Forward
Niall McGinn
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Michael McGovern
Goalkeeper
Conor McLaughlin
Defender
Paul Smyth
Forward
Jordan Thompson
Midfield
Netherlands
Jasper Cillessen
Goalkeeper
Joel Veltman
Defender
32Booked: 32'
Virgil van Dijk ©
Defender
Matthijs de Ligt
Defender
Daley Blind
Defender
Marten de Roon
Midfielder
11Booked: 11'
36'
36Subbed Off: 36'
Frenkie de Jong
Midfielder
Steven Berghuis
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Donny Van de Beek
Forward
Quincy Promes
Forward
Ryan Babel
Forward 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
Wout Weghorst
Forward
Patrick van Aanholt
Defender
Kevin Strootman
Midfield
Davy Propper
Midfield
36Subbed On: 36'
36'
Denzel Dumfries
Defender
Luuk de Jong
Forward
64Subbed On: 64'
64'
Myron Boadu
Forward
Marco Bizot
Goalkeeper
Nathan Ake
Unknown
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfield
Joroen Zoet
Goalkeeper