12 Oct Netherlands v Northern Ireland Match Report, 10/10/2019, EC Qualification
Northern Ireland led to Rotterdam via Josh Magennis’ purpose, however Memphis Depay scored a brace both sides of Luuk de Jong’s target.
Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay scored in stoppage time to maneuver Netherlands top of Group C since Ronald Koeman’s side came from behind to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 at Rotterdam.
The Oranje knew a win would raise them over both Germany and their opponents, yet they fell from the 75th moment when replacement Josh Magennis led in Stuart Dallas’ cross entirely against the run of play.
But, Depay levelled 10 minutes in the time and De Jong, attracted on soon following his team dropped behind, prodded in on the point at the very first minute of stoppage time after his first attempt had looped to the atmosphere.
Depay wrapped in Netherlands’ third – along with also his sixth of the effort — to leave Northern Ireland using a massive endeavor to maintain a top-two end within their Euro 2020 qualifying team, together with November fittings against Germany and Ronald Koeman’s side to come.
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Netherlands had won 16 consecutive games in De Kuip but did not appear at house through a first half when they managed only 1 shot on goal, through Georginio Wijnaldum’s spine, which Bailey Peacock-Farrell was equivalent to.
Northern Ireland’s ploy to slow down the game was obvious to referee Benoit Bastien, who cautioned Shane Ferguson for time-wasting less than 60 seconds after the restart and reserved Peacock-Farrell with 53 minutes gone for exactly the identical offence.
The frustration prompted Koeman to earn a double shift – Donyell Malen and Donny van de Beek introduced at the 66th moment – with Peacock-Farrell denying Steven Bergwijn and Jonny Evans hooking apparent a Wijnaldum attempt.
But, having not jeopardized Jasper Cillessen’s aim at the opening 75 moments, Northern Ireland unexpectedly went forward. The two Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind failed to clean the traces and Dallas stood a cross which replacement Magennis attained before De Ligt to go home.
Depay went down the other end and pressured Peacock-Farrell in an unconvincing rescue, but the Lyon forwards wasn’t denied 10 minutes from time after he gathered Malen’s cross and wrapped a wise conclusion between Evans’ legs and to the web.
An unmarked Malen subsequently led over but De Jong discovered the net in stoppage time, prodding over from on the lineup in the next effort to convert a preoccupied Bergwijn cross.
Depay included a third following a fantastic run by Frenkie de Jong to depart Netherlands, Germany and Northern Ireland all on 12 points at the table.
What exactly does it imply? Netherlands and Germany on class for top-two complete
Northern Ireland collected maximum points from their first four matches against Estonia and Belarus, but they understood they probably had to take a further four points from their final quartet of fittings against Netherlands and Germany.
They had been on class for all these with 10 minutes remaining Rotterdam, nevertheless the Oranje’s late aims imply they and Germany are set to fasten Group C’s top two areas.
Depay the man once more
Forward Depay has firmly established himself as Netherlands’ talisman with six goals . The house team fought to conjure anything up before falling behind, but Depay awakened when his nation needed him .
De Ligt not in the races
Netherlands’ defence had little to do, however, on among those few events the ball entered their box, the defending was dire. Juventus centre-back De Ligt sliced Ferguson’s cross into the atmosphere initially then allowed himself to have bullied from the atmosphere by Magennis to keep a bad start to the effort for club and country.
Crucial Opta Facts
– Depay has been directly engaged in more targets in Euro 2020 qualifying compared to every other participant (12 — six aims & six assists).
– Considering Koeman’s first match in charge of Netherlands in March 2018, Depay has been directly engaged 21 aims in only 17 looks for his nation (11 aims & 10 aids ).
– Magennis has scored three goals in Euro 2020 qualifiers for Northern Ireland, together with all 3 attacks coming as a replacement.
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– Northern Ireland have won only one of the seven experiences against Netherlands in most contests (W1 D2 L4), dropping all the previous three.
What is next?
Northern Ireland see the Czech Republic to get a favorable on Monday before rounding out the team using a home match against Netherlands along with a visit to Germany in November. Either side of the visit to Belfast, Koeman’s team confront Belarus and Estonia.