FT: Northern Ireland 1 Luxembourg 1

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It's full-time at Windsor Park in Belfast, as Luxembourg have held Northern Ireland to a 1-1 draw in this Group F fixture. Dean Shiels gave the home side the lead in the 14th minute, but Daniel da Mota's deflected effort in the 86th minute earned the visitors the point.

Substitution for Luxembourg. Bettmer goes off and come on Hoffman.

Three minutes of injury time have been awarded here.

Ward tries a shot from inside the Luxembourg penalty area but it is off target.

Northern Ireland must be shell-shocked at this. They have had goals disallowed and have hit the post once, and now this horror story!

GOAL! Luxembourg have equalised with just four minutes left on the clock, as Da Mota's shot has been deflected into his own net by McGivern! 1-1 at Windsor Park.

Brunt hits the post for Northern Ireland from close range from the right with his left foot!

Substitution for Northern Ireland. Shields goes off and on comes Norwood.

Deville's header aimed at the Northern Ireland goal goes wide. It was not much of a chance to begin with anyway, to be honest.

Just under 10 minutes remain in this Group F encounter. Northern Ireland are leading 1-0, but would it prove to be enough?

Joubert makes yet another good save, this time from a long range effort.

Lafferty is sent through on goal once more, but yet again he is flagged offside. Still 1-0 to Northern Ireland.

That was a great chance for the home side and what a brilliant shot that was from Lafferty with his left foot! But I must add that it was a brilliant save from Joubert between the Luxembourg posts.

LAFFERTY!!!!! The Northern Ireland attacker fires a shot from the right side but Luxembourg goalkeeper Joubert parries it for a corner that yields nothing productive for the home side.

Ferguson goes off and on comes Ward for Northern Ireland.

I think that Northern Ireland need to score their second goal and smother any murmur of a Luxembourg comeback. It is still 1-0, remember, and the hosts cannot take it easy even though they are all over their visitors at the moment.

The visitors take a shot from distance, but that does not trouble Carroll at all as it is way off target.

Once again Lafferty is adjudged to be in an offside position just when he is sent a good ball over the top. The replay shows that the assistant referee is wrong in that judgement.

Deville takes a shot for Luxembourg from the edge of the Northern Ireland penalty area, but his shot sails way over the crossbar.

This will be a very good and encouraging victory for Northern Ireland and will kickstart their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. They lost their opening qualifier 2-0 to Russia in Moscow on Friday.

The Northern Ireland fans are in full voice at Windsor Park, as they continue to watch in glee their team fully dominating the visitors from Luxembourg.

Deville tries to conceive an attack down the middle for Luxembourg but it is quickly turned into a counter-attack for Northern Ireland, for whom Ferguson crosses in from the left but it is a poor one.

Another offside for Northern Ireland, their ninth of the game so far.

Half an hour of action left in this match, as Northern Ireland continue to retain a one-goal advantage against Luxembourg.

The ball is inside the Luxembourg net but the referee rules it out as offside. Ferguson drilled in a low cross from the left that Lafferty slotted home from close range, but it is deemed that the former was in an offside position when he received the ball. Correct decision there, I have to say...

Brunt is shown the yellow card for a hard tackle on Bettmer.

Northern Ireland are back controlling and dominating proceedings at Windsor Park in Belfast, and it looks likely that they will be the one to score the second goal of the game.

Davis carves in a cross from the left that Shiels tries to head in, but it is cleared out for a corner, that eventually yields nothing.

Good combination between Ferguson and McGivern down the left flank, but the final cross is cleared out for a corner.

Good defending from Evans again, as he intercepts a Luxembourg pass and clears away the danger.

Northern Ireland getting into the groove of things in the early minutes of the second half here. Luxembourg have looked lively and bright so far in the second period, but they need to do more to earn the equaliser.

Another substitution for Luxembourg. Gerson comes off and on comes Philipps.

Deville is shown the yellow for his elbow on McAuley.

The visitors are on the attack in the opening minutes of the second half, as Tom Schnell is in the thick of things down the right flank. However, the Northern Ireland defenders fend off the danger quickly.

Deville comes on for Joachim at half-time.

Luxembourg kick off proceedings in the second half they will try to find the equaliser. They trail Northern Ireland 1-0.

The second-half action is about to get underway at Windsor Park in Belfast...

So what have you made of the game so far? Will Northern Ireland continue to dominate proceedings in the second half and win the match by a large margin? Or will Luxembourg be able to stage a comeback in the second 45 minutes? Send me your comments and opinion by emailing me at Subhankar.Mondal@bskyb.com or tweet me @subhankarjourno.

It is half-time at Windsor Park in Belfast, as Northern Ireland lead Luxembourg 1-0, Dean Shiels with the only goal of the game so far in the 14th minute. The hosts have been by far the better of the two sides and have seen two goals disallowed as well. The visitors have had their chances, but they are just about hanging in there.

Bettmer is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Brunt.

Three minutes of injury time have been awarded here.

Baird comes close to scoring for Northern Ireland with a header from a corner, but it goes narrowly side.

Lafferty tries to curl the ball into the visitors' net from the edge of the area, but fails to keep his shot on target.

Wonderful play there from Shiels, as he gets the better of his marker down the right side and cuts back into the Luxembourg area. But the visitors eventually manage to clear the danger away.

Three minutes of normal time left in this half. Northern Ireland still lead Luxembourg 1-0.

Brilliant from Davies there. The Northern Ireland captain does well to keep the ball to his feet and then releases Lafferty, but it is a bit too heavy and Joubert reaches it quicker and clears it away.

Northern Ireland are now in control dominance of the match. However, let me add that this Luxembourg side is by no means an easy pushover.

Lafferty is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Mathias Janisch.

Just under 10 minutes of normal time left in this Group F encounter in Belfast.

The assistant referee is being treated at the moment And he is back in action, as the game resumes.

The referee has stopped the match at the moment. It seems that one of the assistant referees has picked up a groin injury.

Northern Ireland have regained control of the match in the last few minutes and seem to be edging close to their second goal of the evening.

Lafferty once again with the effort, as he shoots at the visitors' goal from the right side of the area. But his shot is hit straight at Joubert.

Lafferty scores with a beautiful strike from outside the Luxembourg penalty area but the referee rules out the goal. Lafferty is deemed to be in an offside position when he received the ball from Baird.

Half an hour gone in this match and Northern Ireland lead Luxembourg 1-0, thanks to a 14th minute goal from Dean Shiels.

McAuley is shown a yellow card here. And this means that he will miss Northern Ireland's next game in Group F against Portugal.

Northern Ireland have been pushed back in the last few minutes , as the visitors are pushing forward in search of their equaliser.

The visitors try to create yet another chance once again down that left flank, with Da Mota once more in the thick of the action. But Northern Ireland smother this one as well.

Da Mota on the attack down the left flank and he tries to turn inside Hughes, but he is kept out and Northern Ireland smother this danger with ease.

Luxembourg almost concede their second goal, as a defensive slip-up just inside the area almost sees Ferguson receive the ball just in front of the goal.

The ball is inside the Luxembourg net as Evans heads it home, but the referee's whistle has already gone off for an infringement inside the area. Northern Ireland still lead 1-0.

Hughes picks out Shiels with a great ball over the top down the right flank, and the latter earns a corner kick for Northern Ireland. Can they make it 2-0 from this set-piece chance?

Bettmer tries his luck again, but this time he fails to keep his shot on target.

Brunt floats in a great cross from the right flank with his left foot, but it falls just ahead of Lafferty. That was a brilliant cross from Brunt.

Lafferty is sent through down the left side of the Luxembourg penalty, but Joubert reaches to the ball quicker and fends off the danger.

Bettmer takes a Luxembourg free-kick and hits it hard, but Carroll claims it with ease.

The Northern Ireland crowd is in loud voice at Windsor Park now as their side lead this Group F fixture 1-0.

That goal came when Luxembourg were down to 10 men, as Tom Schnell was out getting treatment. He is now back on the pitch as the visitors trail 1-0 at Windsor Park in Belfast.

GOAL! Northern Ireland have taken the lead in the 14th minute! Jonny Evans plays a one-two with Dean Shiels and then sends the attacker through on goal. And Shiels makes no mistake from close range as he dinks the ball over Joubert.

Russia have defeated Israel 4-0 away from home in the other Group F game this evening. This means that Russia have now collected six points from two matches.

It has been a lively game so far, with Northern Ireland seeking an early goal but Luxembourg creating chances of their own.

Schnell is injured at the moment and is going off the pitch to get treatment. There is blood on his right cheek.

Luxembourg on the attack now, as Joachim shoots from distance, but his attempt is blocked. The visitors are gaining confidence with every passing minute.

Tom Schnell tries his luck from an acute on the right from distance, but his shot flies way over the Northern Ireland crossbar.

Luxembourg are one of the 'minnows' of European football and they do tend to play very defensive football.

A hint of an attack there from the visitors. Da Mota tries to send Joachim through with a header, but the Northern Ireland defence is alert.

Luxembourg are struggling to hold on to the ball and the hosts are in control of the match in the opening minutes of this Group F clash.

I have caught a quick glimpse of the replay and I can tell you that Lafferty was not offside in that last incident. The assistant referee made a mistake there...

Shiels sends Lafferty through on goal and the assistant referee waves it offside. Lafferty would have surely scored from that.

Northern Ireland moving the ball around nicely here at Windsor Park as they dominate possession and territory in the opening minutes of the game.

The corner is whipped in and McAuley heads it towards goal, but the visitors' goalkeeper Joubert claims it with ease.

Shiels goes in early for Northern Ireland as a ball is released by Lafferty, and he earns a corner.

And Northern Ireland kick off this Group F encounter at Windor Park in Belfast...

The match is just five minutes away from kick off.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has restored Dean Shiels, Shane Ferguson and Ryan McGivern to the starting lineup. Shiels will play off Kyle Lafferty up front. McGivern and Ferguson, back after a groin problem, have also been recalled as Craig Cathcart, Jamie Ward and Corry Evans have been dropped to the bench.

I will upload the team lineups momentarily.

Luxembourg could have earned a historic victory at home on Friday when they took the lead against Portugal after just 13 minutes. However, goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Helder Postiga saw Portugal win the encounter 2-1.

Northern Ireland lost their opening game of the qualifying campaign last week, as they went down 2-0 to Russia in Moscow on Friday, thanks to goals from Viktor Fayzulin and Roman Shirokov.

I am Subhankar Mondal and I will be taking you through the match. You can send me your pre-match predictions and thoughts by emailing me at Subhankar.Mondal@bskyb.com or tweet me @subhankarjourno.

Hello and welcome to Skysports.com's live coverage of the 2014 World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Luxembourg at Windsor Park in Belfast. This is the second round of matches in Group F and stay tuned to this page for all the action as it happens.


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