Euro U21 Qualifying - Group 3
Ukraine U211Northern Ireland U211

European Under-21 qualifiers: Ukraine U21 1-1 Northern Ireland U21

NI Under-21 manager Jim Magilton
Northern Ireland Under-21 manager Jim Magilton saw his side earn a point in Ukraine

Linfield's Paul Smyth was on target as Northern Ireland Under-21s secured a 1-1 draw away to Ukraine on Thursday.

Smyth struck in the 12th minute, but Artem Besedin scored the equaliser for the hosts three minutes later in Kiev.

Michael Duffy and Smyth were denied by Dmytro Bezruk in the second half, while Mark Sykes' 25-yard shot from 25 yards was just wide of the top corner.

Northern Ireland, who have two points from their nine games, finish their campaign at home to France on Tuesday.

Ukraine lie fourth in Group Three on 11 points, while Northern Ireland are certain to finish bottom.

Jim Magilton's side went into the match having lost seven of their last eight qualifiers, their only previous point coming in their second fixture in Iceland.

Smyth scored after a counter-attack against the run of play, while Besedin turned home after being set up by Oleksandr Zubkov.

Zubkov failed to find the net with a stoppage time free-kick.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 6th October 2016

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep U2196212591620
2Belgium U218602147718
3Montenegro U2193421011-113
4Moldova U218215511-67
5Latvia U218134912-36
6Malta U218125518-135

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy U2197201731423
2Serbia U2185212161517
3Slovenia U2185031771015
4R. of Ireland U2194051314-112
5Lithuania U218206417-136
6Andorra U2110109126-253

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland U219531115618
2Macedonia U219531117418
3France U219522148617
4Ukraine U2193241010011
5Scotland U219225815-78
6Northern Ireland U219027615-92

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal U2197202742323
2Israel U2195311741318
3Albania U2193331116-512
4Hungary U2193331813512
5Greece U2193151013-310
6Liechtenstein U219009033-330

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark U2187101721522
2Romania U2195131512316
3Bulgaria U21842294514
4Wales U2193421111013
5Luxembourg U218035314-113
6Armenia U218017517-121

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden U2196302051521
2Spain U2196212691720
3Croatia U2196212271520
4Georgia U21104151717013
5Estonia U219117321-184
6San Marino U2110019130-291

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany U2188002742324
2Austria U2186112081219
3Finland U218404129312
4Azerbaijan U219225819-118
5Russia U2182241114-38
6Faroe Islands U219018327-241

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia U2165011741315
2Netherlands U217322119211
3Turkey U21731367-110
4Belarus U21722368-28
5Cyprus U217115315-124

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England U2175201531217
2Switzerland U217331106412
3Norway U21631279-210
4Kazakhstan U217115311-84
5Bosnia and Herzegovina U21703428-63
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