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Welcome to Nice. Northern Ireland in the Euros for the first time in 30
years, they take on Poland. I am Guy Mowbray and joining me is Jerry
Adams strong. -- Gerry Adams strong. It is the Romanian refereeing team.
For Arsenal fans, he is the man who sent off Olivier Giroud.
Michael O'Neill surprised some by reverting to the back four. The team
is led by Stephen Davis. Spearheaded by Kyle Langford E.
Northern Ireland is particularly adept at shutting teams out. Might
not be quite so easy against a team that scored so many goals in
qualifying. Fittingly it will be the captain
Steven Davis who has the honour of kicking the ball at a major
tournament for Northern Ireland Many of the games have started
at quite a brisk pace, I think both sides have gone bit
more defensively minded, it's the same old eulogy of not
wanting to lose your opening game and trying to hold onto what you've
got but I think the game will develop and evolve
over the 20 minutes. Gareth McAuley has left
the first mark of the game, The referee is calling for cool
heads and calm. It was a late challenge on Milik,
who is a bright young star at Ajax. Tried to put it in but couldn't
beat Steven Davis, Piszczek has to rely on the help
of Szczesny, who was quick Jonny Evans only succeeds in giving
the ball to Blaszczykowski. Shane Ferguson of Millwall gets
the ball out of play. Naturally left footed,
he gives them a bit more balance on that left-side playing
in front of Jonny Evans. Milik, strong enough
to keep the ball. The rightback arrived
at the right time but couldn't Excellent play on this right-hand
side, overlap from Lukasz Piszczek. Out for a corner kick,
early pressure from Poland. It seems that Piszczek does
like to get forward. He started out as a striker,
the Borussia Dortmund man. Kept in by Blaszczykowski,
under pressure from Norwood. Here comes Ferguson to win
the ball clearly. Szczesny with a high
starting position again. Was a bit of a toss of a coin
for Adam Nawalka for Artur Boruc of Bournemouth settled
in third place these days. Milik wants the ball
in the middle and Lewandowski Really putting pressure
on Northern Ireland's defence. Their defence has held firm
though far and polling restricted to shooting
from outside the box. Ferguson blocks,
Blaszczykowski fired. Piszczek, missed
by Milik first time. Going to bounce now.
N Ireland really have put in some good
crosses from either flank. Kyle Lafferty forces the defender
to put that one out. Kyle Lafferty, a real enigma
of a player. Didn't kick a ball last season,
frozen out when he went to Birmingham, and yet a regular
scorer at international level. Northern Ireland have been
there before with David Healy Yeah, we pop up with
someone every tournament! That was good play, he put him under
pressure and forced him. There we see the chance
again, Milik swings at it Wasn't a particularly good
challenge by Cathcart. Jonny Evans claims that Lewandowski
threw the arm back towards him Lewandowski the main man,
he has scored more goals than the whole of the Northern
Ireland team put together, But I think it takes more than just
one man to win a game. So far it's an orthodox five
at the back, not wingbacks, Poland are overlapping
players like this on the left-hand side
and they are putting crosses There will be a little
bit of respite here. Closed down very quickly
on this right-hand side. Piszczek likes to get forward,
he's an attacking full-back. We're talking 30 years ago,
Gerry, 34 years. How many beers have you been bought
because of that goal against Spain? I think I've put on about
three stone since then! Can you imagine how many
beers that is? Gerry, like everybody
supporting Northern Ireland, will be hoping that that goal will,
in a few weeks' time, no longer be the most famous scored
by his countrymen. Poland throw, Lukasz
Piszczek will take it. Didn't get the angle,
didn't get the shot on target. There was one mistake there,
Conor McLaughlin sells himself short but look how quickly the others
are coming to close him down He dives in too early,
doesn't give away the free kick. When the cross comes in I like how
quickly he is pressurised there. Jonny Evans squeezing
Milik, the defender. Poland getting some joy down
the sides with their full-backs, That was the intended
recipient but he sold short. Lewandowski won't leap
for that one, Ferguson heads Jedrzejczyk on this left-hand side,
coming in as a left-back replacing the injured player,
he's a right footed player and you can see that, he keeps
checking in on his right foot. There is Jedrzejczyk,
using his left, not to great effect although there was some spin
on the ball but pushed He doesn't look as good on his left
foot as he does on his He prefers to check
back on his right. Blaszczykowski was being urged to go
sooner than he did by Krychowiak. Played predominantly
as a rightback central defender. Poland just being a little more
patient now, still continuing to boss the game in terms
of moving the ball around. I wouldn't be surprised to see how
composed they are in possession. The surprise was that they
had never won a game at the European Championships
new consider their great players. I think that those them
under more pressure. It's been talked about at the last
two European Championships. Most of that on the
shoulders of Lewandowski. Kapustka thought he might
be able to keep that He's 25 yards from goal,
Blaszczykowski, when He needs to get closer to the byline
to put a better cross in to give That is what Michael O'Neill has
done well, you don't go 12 games unbeaten qualifying without having
a bit of organisation Bounce off the referee,
didn't quite go for Norwood Put under pressure, Lafferty now
turns his attentions to Glik. Northern Ireland are starting to
play a bit of football themselves. They need to keep
possession more. What a proud moment
it is for Fleetwood Town. Must be the only Fleetwood Town
player I know to have played Craig Cathcart another
one who has done well. Fleetwood fans will be equally as
proud if and when Jamie Vardy gets I thought he would have
featured last night. Plenty of experience although he has
never been at one of these before. He must have thought this sort
of thing would never happen to him. He's popped up with seven goals
for his country and that's a very I think only Sergio Ramos,
with ten goals, has done better. Gareth McAuley probably fares rather
better in the red card front He has been sent off a lot
for Real Madrid but not so much for his national team,
Spain. A glance between the referee
and his assistant. Szczesny who spent most of last
season on loan at Roma, He is more of a defensive
midfield player, Maczynski, Played some really good football,
got himself in a good position and the ricochet comes off
Conor McLaughlin and it's one of his own team-mates and goes
out for a goal kick. That's a bit unfortunate
from his point of view but there are so many green jerseys
coming to close him down, it's a well-organised performance
so far from Northern Ireland. Ferguson, first chance
he has had for a Paddy McNair was hoping for some
sort of service from Lafferty. Ferguson didn't really have any
option other than the early ball Yes but you can see Northern Ireland
starting to evolve, settle down A bit more encouraging
going forward. Worth pointing out that
Northern Ireland entered the tournament on a run of 12 games
unbeaten, which is the best run Blaszczykowski wins
the corner for Poland. Initially a good challenge
from Ferguson, Blaszczykowski does very well but the cover
from Evans is super. Have seen teams defend without a man
on the post in quite a lot of the games we have seen so far
but Ferguson has gone to the back That was never hitting
the back post. Disappointing from a Polish
point of view, the two centre-halves coming forward,
Krychowiak is good in the To counter the line on the form
of Northern Ireland, Poland pretty impressive themselves, only losing
two of the last 20 games. You can see why with
what we have seen so Can't see why when you have him
on the field, Lewandowski. Lafferty winning it
in the air and chasing Yes, I would like to see service
coming into him better We heard that from Rory McIlroy
before the game, talking about Northern
Ireland's sporting legends. You would think Kyle Lafferty would
be the favourite up front. Armstrong, Hamilton, Clark, George
Best never got to play at a major finals. He was special. Just a bit.
The referee was happy to let that continue but not once he felt
Krychowiak wasn't getting an advantage.
He's a powerful figure in
It had to be headed behind, it was wicked from
I don't think Chris Baird could do much else.
Michael McGovern has not had to make a save so far.
Blaszczykowski to deliver for Poland.
They are in, they are out, they are all over the place
Jonny Evans sliding in, took the ball
Wins the ball and it's definitely a goalkick.
It has come off the Polish player last, Blaszczykowski.
Nice bit of adjustment from Gareth McAuley to clear.
Lewandowski has gone down after a collision with Evans
Now slowly back to his feet, the number nine.
Just at the edge of the penalty area, the
That is two brushes between Evans and
Jonny Evans coming across saying it was accidental.
The green and white army is in fine voice.
Northern Ireland in qualifying had the second lowest possession of
teams that have made it to the tournament,
but the most scoring attempts in their qualifying group
which shows you that the game is changing.
18 goals in ten qualifying games I think is very credible.
The attack down the left-hand side well
Poland have had two thirds of the ball.
And three times as many shots, there or thereabouts, passes rather.
Probably three times as many shots as well.
Pushing players forward, wide left and wide
right, trying to get the right service into Lewandowski.
Michael McGovern not in any great hurry to get the ball away.
I'm sure Michael O'Neill will have told his
Absolutely, longer it goes like that the better it will
Lewandowski gone down again, the referee was in a good position
Isn't fussed whatsoever by the challenge from Lafferty.
Fair challenge, and excellent goalkeeping
Here is Jedrzejczyk, he will want it on his
He's crossed it three times with his left foot and
it's been poor, you can see he's not natural on the left side and that's
why he's checking back on his right foot.
That bodes well for Northern Ireland as Shane Ferguson, a little
and large show they are but showing a lot of determination.
In that deeper role, Milik, again the run
Just starting to see a bit of frustration from
I don't think Pazdan was too impressed by the challenge from
Lewandowski, through the legs of Baird.
Good run from Milik, does really well,
change of direction on
Decent effort well covered by Michael McGovern.
First real shot on target and it's taken 28 minutes.
Evans, had more time than it at first appeared he had.
Very nice control, to shift the ball away from Kapustka.
Lafferty was so concerned with Glik that he couldn't get any timing into
I would like to see them hit him on the chest
with the ball, hold the ball up then he will get supporting play from
Paddy McNair is playing more as a central midfielder now.
Oliver Norwood on his left and Steve Davis on his right.
Got a good chunk of the ball but Kapustka has won the free
Past the half-hour mark, still Northern Ireland 0-0 Poland.
This is Piszczek, this is Glik, this is Milik!
Easily the best piece of play in the game.
You expect a player of Milik's stature
He skips around the last defender and
then leans back and puts it over the top and that is a big miss for
He was so composed, whether he took the ball, whether he waited
24 goals for Ajax last season, 21 of those in the Dutch league.
Iconic posters of him in the Juventus shirt.
It looks like he's playing at the front of a diamond.
Certainly more advanced than I've seen him
Blaszczykowski stopped him and the referee stops the attack.
I thought it should have been a Northern
Ireland one, as it came off the Polish player last
and through the legs of Shane Ferguson.
Well spotted by the Romanian referee.
The first time that Gareth McAuley has decided to go forward.
on set plays and they need to get forward into the Polish third much
Paddy McNair might have to go back to Chris Baird.
Norwood delivers a pretty mean free kick and corner too.
Nine of Northern Ireland's 16 goals in
Six from corners, three indirectly from
Lafferty just very strongly manoeuvred Glik out of his
He looks around and then he runs back into Glik.
Steven Davis then turns his attentions successfully to
Pazdan was caught under a lot of pressure from Steven Davis
and he felt it came off Pazdan, but the linesman
He pushes the ball onto it and then everyone appeals for it.
Krychowiak has been winning trophies in Europe as a Sevilla player.
The Europa League pretty much belongs to
Kapustka wasn't afraid of shooting, but not where the target
In contrast, a pretty good effort from Northern Ireland.
Yes, they might not have registered an attempt on
goal worthy of the name, but they are keeping Poland out
Steven Davis, when he pressured the defender, it showed
you under a lot of pressure they can be caught out.
The deflection took it against the corner flag.
Now it has gone behind for a corner that has been won by
It looked like the ball was going to go out of play.
It hits the corner flag, gets a bit of good
fortune, and then the clever nutmeg on Gareth McAuley and wins the
Michael McGovern ready, with Milik taking.
Well done Kyle Lafferty, near post, on
Poland pushing everybody up bar Lukasz Piszczek.
Awkward one, the Polish fans appeal for handball, here is Kapustka!
Well, he's adjusted very well to get his knee over the top
This ball not really dealt with very well, maybe
Look at the quick movement from Kapustka.
I think it hit Kyle Lafferty on the
thigh, but that's an excellent save from Michael McGovern.
Pretty close to him but moving quickly and needed
Two good chances in the last ten minutes for Poland.
Pazdan tries to guided towards goal but finds only the side netting.
Three or four players come down and somehow it finds its way
to the back post and then it's a sea of green
shirts getting in the way before it hits the side netting.
Cathcart didn't quite get it completely away.
I'm impressed with the number of green shirts that
seem to want to get in the way and block attempts.
Very willing to get in the way of the attempted shots
When it hits him and goes up onto the arm, you can't
Lewandowski looking to impose himself.
He's not really had too many opportunities.
He goes in between Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans and there's no way
There's no love lost between Jonny Evans and
That is the best effort and a great save from Michael
Four and a half minutes and a little bit more for Northern
Ireland to keep on doing what they're doing and hold out until
half-time, although with every passing minute that seems to be a
He waited for the contact from Oliver
Norwood and you can see he wants to go down.
Clever play there from Krychowiak too.
Lovely bit of skill from Jakub Blaszczykowski.
You can see he was looking at Krychowiak, looking to
get the free kick, and he's gone down
far too easily, says the
I just know I'm going to regret saying this at some point, but the
They seem intent on letting the game flow as much as possible.
He goes down for no reason and grabs the
CHUCKLES They might need him in the second
part if they are searching for a creative player
Jedrzejczyk got his head down and won it.
Looks like it was Craig Cathcart, or was
He's in full flight here, plays the 1-2.
I don't think he can stop him, there.
Piszczek is darting in from right back here.
They form a really good partnership down the right for Poland.
In from Piszczek, but straight into the
You can see he is naturally right footed,
Piszczek, and he's cutting in on his right foot.
They can't get the right angle on the pass with their weaker
Lafferty, all very well winning those, but where are they
No one is close enough to him to support him, there.
No time added on to the end of the first half.
No goals but Poland have dominated from the start a
Milik went close, might have hit the target.
When they finally did through Kapustka Michael McGovern
So far so good for the men in green, Northern Ireland
holding out for a hero, who will it be?
It is Poland zero, Northern Ireland zero.
As Poland get ready to start the second half, Paddy McNair has made
the way for Stewart Dallas for Northern Ireland. Stewart Dallas
missed the final warm up game against Slovakia because he was
getting married. His wife is here on honeymoon. Let us hope she has got
something to cheer by the end of the evening. There he is, straight
involved. No changes for Poland, more people plugging away. As the
players were getting ready to retake the field, Robert Lewandowski was
chewing the ear off the referee. He was trying to get more joy in terms
of decisions, he has not, he has not had a clear-cut chance. Jedrzejczyk.
Chased by Davis, to no avail. In the confusion, it has gone all the way
back. Pazdan. Polish fans were the first
to get tuned into the second half. Immediate response from those in
green. Davies. McLauchlan. Dallas. Pazdan
had to come across and help. Stuart Dallas, you can see why he was
brought on. He will put them under pressure.
Davis. Our little too tight for that to work. Davis is having words with
Oliver Norwood. Glik. It is Krychowiak. Piszczek.
Glik. It is not the service he is accustomed to while wearing a Bayern
Munich shared. I think they might have to make a change.
That's what you call an impact player!
Milik forced to take the Long Way round.
Again well-organised defending from Northern Ireland.
Krychowiak, pestered by Davis.
when they are playing across the park in a game
Northern Ireland starting to get them a bit.
That's a loose ball, picked off easily
And when the ball is finally put in the Northern Ireland net it's
because of an accomplished finish from Arkadiusz Milik.
It's cut back for Milik, he gets one touch inside the box,
the ball goes through the defender's legs.
It's his first touch and it does go through the legs of Craig Cathcart.
I think he is on side, Michael McGovern.
But an excellent strike from Milik, 1-0 Poland.
It has got Adam Nawalka up on the bench, his former World Cup
team-mate Zibi Boniek celebrating in the stands.
If one doesn't get you, the other one will.
Blaszczykowski did well on the wing as welcome his cross was excellent.
Now Northern Ireland will have to be a lot more adventurous.
You think maybe Kyle Lafferty needs a friend up there.
There's two or three players warming up down below.
Conor Washington and Jamie Ward is the other one.
Will Grigg as well, but I have heard reports that he's on fire!
They're certainly going to have to change the tactics.
Northern Ireland have to come out and play a bit now.
They could only hold out for so long.
Good run from Stuart Dallas, the pass just
Won by Cathcart, straight up into the air.
Evans had to improvise with the lift.
Shane Ferguson unable to find Oliver Norwood.
There is now the danger, if Northern Ireland push up,
That is something Michael will want to avoid.
They have to get a response in the next five or ten minutes.
He is technically a very good player, Blaszczykowski.
On loan to Fiorentina from Borussia Dortmund last season.
Spent some time under Jurgen Klopp's tutelage in Dortmund.
His brother Ryan has just been freed by Liverpool.
It should be a Northern Ireland throw and it is.
I think he wanted to take the ball on, he had 20 or 30
Steve Davis does brilliant here, brilliant determination.
My first instinct is that that was intentional from Oliver
It's a free kick and a chance, as I say, Northern Ireland are very
He knocks it on and you can see Glik completely bundles it over.
Gareth McAuley has come forward, as have Craig Cathcart.
Northern Ireland were set piece Kings in qualifying.
Norwood, a fine deliverer of the dead ball.
Chris Baird on the move, McAuley poised.
Well, he needed to clear the man at the front.
He doesn't feel he's had as many as he should
That is why the free kick has been given.
Northern Ireland closing down, just a little bit
more intense now, it has got to be.
Touch from Cathcart, cleared by Ferguson.
Lafferty on Glik, and he was on Glik, not really having any real
I think Glik puts his arm across him and looks for the free kick.
Blaszczykowski, there it goes Piszczek.
Three in the middle, Piszczek makes his own way there.
Milik has gone in late, and needlessly.
Frustration at the final ball, though.
He comes sliding in, totally unnecessary.
Michael McGovern now pushes a few more forward.
It's a really difficult ask for Kyle Lafferty.
If he does jump for them and win their header,
Other times he feels he can't jump for them.
They've got Josh Magennis and Jamie Ward warming up now.
Kapustka has grown into the game, the teenager for Poland.
Krychowiak of Krakow, Poland's oldest side.
It's another throw which is contested.
Milik, Lewandowski, through to Kapustka.
Well caught by Conor McLaughlin, he followed the run of Kapustka
all the way through, lovely pass from Lewandowski
but again the defender is there to block it.
I think my money was slightly on corner.
More pace in the Poland attacks and more space
in the Northern Ireland half for them.
Steven Davis just with the arm, that is what has forced
Didn't particularly force him to the floor.
I think he was stumbling anyway and he wants the free
Poland will be content to do this for some time longer yet.
They are in the driving seat, they have the one goal lead and can
bide their time to try and go for a second.
I think we are going to see a change.
Looks like Conor Washington is ready to come into action.
Easy ball across to Pazdan from Glik.
Steven Davis is urging green shirted players to come out and help them
Won by Baird but he couldn't get going, the first yellow card
It was a mistake capitalised on by Chris Baird and Kapustka
He's not done badly at trying to get the ball to be fair to him
but you can't challenge from behind these days and he gets
Kyle Lafferty will have a strike partner.
Change of formation, change of strategy, 4-4-2.
His fifth cap overall and he has scored in two of his last three.
Wonderful ball in from Stuart Dallas and look at the big
centre-half getting up, Pazdan, it is headed by Gareth
66 minutes played, big moment, first corner of the match
McAuley trying to get out of the crowd, it's over him
and Szczesny made absolutely sure, that's the punch of the tournament.
That's gone a long, long way, that's what you want, length,
distance, as far away from your penalty area as possible.
It would do wonders for Northern Ireland's confidence
if they can just spend a bit more time in the Polish half now.
Unfortunately not so proficient on his left foot, Stuart Dallas,
Potentially another fairytale in the making with Conor Washington
playing on the stage having made his debut against Wales
Not so long ago he was still working as a postman.
He is good, Blaszczykowski on this right-hand side.
I think he's trying to whip it across for someone to slot
But nobody is there, excellent break from Poland.
One of the best players on the field.
He is the reason why the first goal came around,
he created the opportunity for Milik.
It was a bit of a cruncher on Robert Lewandowski.
Went through on him, caught him on the follow-through,
Chance for the players to take on some water.
It a warm old evening in Nice, sorry if you are under water at home.
1-0, just over 20 minutes of the game to go.
The goal came early in
the second half, scored by Milik of Ajax.
McAuley got in the way of the shot, McGovern
scampering across to prevent the corner.
Again, Blaszczykowski showing his style and technique,
first touch was good, get it on the right foot and it's blocked,
McAuley really only has one way to go.
Forward by Cathcart, Laverty winning at but
again there is nobody to
He felt he was caught by Dallas, kept in by
Excellent touch from Washington, showing great pace.
Szczesny shows great awareness to meet it.
What an introduction that
would have been for Conor Washington.
Super piece of play down the right-hand side, second touch
maybe a little bit heavy but Szczesny was quick to come out and
Excellent goalkeeping from the Arsenal man.
Last appearance in the Premier League was New Year's
Made one appearance at the European Championship four
years ago, on home soil, sent off against Greece, 1-1
Poland have never scored more than one in any game
One might be all they need this evening.
You made the point, the last two championships, still
The headed touch from Conor Washington,
it's so tight at the end, the bravery from Szczesny, coming to
Lafferty down, free kick Northern Ireland.
Some confusion, wondering if Michael McGovern should
come up to take it but the thought better of it.
Krychowiak in front of him, he got the header and put it out for a
Across comes Evans to help out the struggling Cathcart,
All fair between them this time but a little nudge late on
And a kick from behind from Lewandowski.
Pretty sure West Brom would not be playing Bayern Munich next season.
Shame, would love to see a reprisal between these two.
Could be fun if Leicester draw them however couldn't
Got the better of Baird, here is Blaszczykowski.
The build-up was excellent but the finish from Maczynski was poor.
Coming up to the 30 minute mark of the second half.
Here we are, eight miles away so from Monte Carlo and
the time is right now for Northern Ireland to gamble.
Something special attempted by Kyle Lafferty.
This is the stage and the
He hasn't really had to many opportunities, has he?
The holding man in the middle has gone
off and Jamie Ward comes on, from Nottingham Forest.
He's going to tuck in just behind Lafferty.
He makes these lovely little darting runs in the
Norwood, a little more defensive responsibility on Steve Davis now,
Great support coming from the green and white army.
Willing their team on to get them a goal.
Conor Washington thought they
I thought he was pushed in the back by
He was trying to poke it through to Kapustka.
Washington just caught on
his heels and allowed Glik to win it for Poland.
Poland are going to make their first substitution of the match.
Thomas Jodlowiec is going to come on.
It is Krzysztof Maczynski who is coming
off, the defensively minded midfielder who can play centre-back.
He will try and hold it and keep it and make
sure that Poland get the
I remember England doing that last night...
Gerry Armstrong's cup is never half empty, always half full.
I will settle for a nice moment, or a Nice
It's come to McLaughlin, who seemed as surprised as we were.
He seemed in a brilliant position at
It's there, the defenders have gone to sleep.
His first touch, just ricochets off him.
Kapustka was two or three yards on the wrong side.
Another Polish change, Jakub Blaszczykowski coming
off and it's going to be Kamil Grosicki, who we expected to start
the game but has been nursing an ankle problem.
This is a pretty strong replacement for him.
He plays in France with Rennes and has scored
four goals in his last half a dozen international games for Poland.
He scored two goals in his first 30 games for his nation.
Four of those against Gibraltar, I'm not saying that like
On the plus side I think Northern Ireland have defended
But there are other players in the side who are
very good attacking wise and one of them
That is the difference between the two
The difference between the two sets of supporters
is that there is a palpable sense of nervousness among
the Polish and a party going on with the Northern Ireland!
Blasted towards goal and that was Grosicki's
It's just nicked off the toe of Evans.
Confusion there between the two players.
Cathcart got in front of Lewandowski.
Took it away from Robert Lewandowski.
I think they were both onside, yeah, they
And Milik hits the target but good positioning from Michael
Still in the game with nine minutes to go.
It could be a
Listen to the Northern Ireland fans getting behind
Good response by Poland supporters, scarves aloft, singing as well.
They suffered great disappointment four years ago when, as co-hosts,
Took the edge off the tournament in many ways, took some of the shine
I think the pressure tells when you are host nation.
France certainly have to cope with that and
we saw it in their match against Romania.
You think about how far they've come since then.
Euro 2012, Northern Ireland failed to pull of
Ayhan finished fifth out of six in their
qualifying group, only the
Again, you can lose to the Faroe Islands and only improve,
He hasn't done bad this season, I tell
Lewandowski hanging back, Milik in the area.
There's a bit of a nervousness about Poland.
They're hanging in there with seven minutes to go.
Kapustka can't afford another foul, in the book as he is.
Lafferty trying to run away from Pazdan but a
Lewandowski just guilty of following in with the
He's looked out of sorts, Lewandowski.
He doesn't get the same service for Poland as he gets for
I know he scored five goals in nine minutes but this isn't
the sort of platform it's going to happen on.
Oliver Norwood over the
My goodness, what a clever free kick.
As you say can he can't sort his stride out and hit it first
But that's a set play they've worked really well.
Very good on their set play free kicks and he's
inches away from making a good contact.
Should he have taken a
Michael is just geeing them up, come on, we want one more last
First man to ever lead Northern Ireland to the European
First to a major tournament since 1986.
It's worked up to a point for him today.
I think they've won a throw in from that
Adam Nawalka is going to make his last
A rather officious man in a suit was preventing him from doing
Krychowiak, breezes away from Washington to shoot!
Krychowiak strong, aggressive, drives through the middle.
It opens up for him and he has a crack from
That's not far away from the far post.
Have a look at that, Michael McGovern was striding
It is the youngster, Kapustka, who is coming off.
Kapustka off, having just enhanced his reputation over the last 87
Slawomir Peszko, once of Wolves, where he didn't exactly shine too
Now back in his homeland, with Legia Gdansk.
His time at Molineux was beset by a knee injury.
Met by Glik, won back in Northern Ireland by Stuart Dallas.
Dallas on to it again, and he beats Piszczek and he's fouled by
Excellent play, he's going to get him a yellow card.
A lovely piece of passing movement and Stuart Dallas
An opportunity for a good delivery here.
He needs a better delivery this time.
Poland's turned to bring everybody back on defensive duties.
For Norwood, it's all about the right
In it comes from Norwood but it's beaten everybody.
The Polish national anthem, translated, goes by the title of
But at the moment they have not yet won.
We await what it says on the added time
Good ball, here comes Szczesny, collides with his own man.
Lafferty has the ball belted against him.
I think Szczesny is in trouble, usually been brave and clattered
Full momentum into the face of Piszczek.
Don't think there's too much concern for the players, the Polish player
It was an excellent ball that needed to be
He's had little to do that everything he has
And we haven't always said that about him
But getting a run of games with Roma, it
can bring your confidence back again.
Piszczek is OK, even if he does think it is Thursday.
Szczesny to launch it, the Polish fans
The Northern Ireland party will continue
Almost time for them to paint the town red and white.
The 90 minutes are up, whatever the referee
Last night it looked like it was all over and the
goal came in the 91st, 92nd minute was it?
Might present just one final chance to get the ball forward.
Good work to close down Jonny Evans however.
Lewandowski still working for the team.
Norwood, has to go along and
Under pressure, giving the ball away.
Don't think it will be long before time runs out
Three and a half minutes of added time
Will be a little more because of the collision
Virtually the full length of the field.
The other history makers, at the seventh
attempt they finally win a game at the European Championships.
A game they only needed one goal to win.
Time to party for Poland were as for the men
in green it's off to Lyon where they will have to try and get
Final score Poland 1-0 Northern Ireland.