Northern Ireland vs. New Zealand  1 - 0

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90' +2 New Zealand cannot break through the stoic defences of the Irish backline in the closing seconds before the referee ends the contest.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
Norn Iron break on the counter and Ferguson tees up Norwood for a strike. He does well to carve out an extra inch to curl his effort, but Marinovic makes a comfortable stop.
88' BLOCK! McCartan takes the free-kick himself and he goes for the strike at goal, but Wood makes the block in the wall.
87' A. Durante gets yellow.
Durante is booked for his challenge on McCartan.
McCartan drives at goal and tries to beat the challenge of Durante, but is caught and goes down on the edge of the box. A real chance for Ireland to secure the win here.
86' A block from Durante almost falls to Wood in the box and Carroll has to be alert to scamper off his line to gather ahead of the Leeds striker.
84' R. Carroll enters the game and replaces M. McGovern.
Carroll comes on to take his place between the sticks for departing McGovern.
83' S. McCartan enters the game and replaces J. Magennis.
McCartan comes on for his Northern Ireland debut to replace Magennis.
OFFSIDE! Paton goes for the strike on the edge of the box, but he scuffs his effort at goal. It lands favourable at the feet of Davis, but as he turns and shoots, the flag is raised for offside.
81' Boxall sends Norwood to the turf, and not for the first time the Northern Ireland midfielder is involved in a bit of afters.
79' S. Smeltz enters the game and replaces R. Thomas.
Smeltz replaces Thomas for the visitors.
77' Hudson's men have upped the ante over the last few minutes and are attempting to take advantage of tired Irish legs in the middle of the park. They're certainly using the ball better and are pushing the green shirts back towards their own goal.
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