Thursday, March 29, 2007

Healy 2 Sweden 1

Another great night at Windsor Park puts Northern Ireland at the top of their group in a somewhat unimaginable victory against previous table forerunners Sweden.

After a great first 20 minutes, the team seemed to fall apart at the seams allowing Elmander to put the visiting team ahead. However, with a renewed sense of determination, Healy leveled the score 4 minutes later with a beautiful side touch sending the crowd wild.

By half-time, it was clear that Northern Ireland was the better team and 15 minutes into the second half Healy scored again to seal the victory although a heart stopping Craigan clearance nearly sent the ball into the back of his own net.

It's certainly a great time to be a supporter of the green and white army although the table has now been split open and the side will have to work extra hard in the Autumn when they face Sweden, Spain and Denmark to gain a place in the next round of the European Championship.


Blogger Skry said...

G'wan the Green Machine!!

You can see the review of the match here (1m18s), but possibly the best video clip is this one taken by a supporter at the match. The chant at the end is so typically Norn Iron! :P

Also for your perusal:

Plenty of goals: Liechtenstein - Northern Ireland 1 - 4
A well-made vid: Northern Ireland 3-2 Spain
And of course: Northern Ireland vs England :D

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