Euro U21 Qualifying
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Euro 2019 qualifiers: Estonia U21 1-2 Northern Ireland U21

David Parkhouse had a debut to remember for Northern Ireland U21s in Tallinn
David Parkhouse had a debut to remember for Northern Ireland U21s in Tallinn

Liam Donnelly's injury-time penalty gave Northern Ireland U21s a dramatic 2-1 victory over Estonia in their opening Euro 2019 qualifier in Tallinn.

Dale Gorman and Paul Smyth had shots blocked before Rauno Sappinen put the hosts in front on 50 minutes.

Sheffield United teenager David Parkhouse levelled with a composed back-post finish on his debut.

NI captain Donnelly slotted home the spot-kick in the fourth minute of added time after a foul on Parkhouse.

It was the perfect start to the campaign as U21 clinched a deserved Group Two success in the first game in charge for manager Ian Baraclough.

Northern Ireland's Under-21s have never progressed to a European Championship finals and finished last in their previous qualifying group after picking up only two points from 10 matches.

Baraclough's Under-21 side will also face Albania, Iceland, Slovakia and Spain in their group.

    As It Stood

    A

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Belarus U2111001013
    2Croatia U2100000000
    3Czech Rep U2100000000
    4Greece U2100000000
    5Moldova U2100000000
    6San Marino U21100101-10

    B

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Northern Ireland U2111002113
    2Albania U2100000000
    3Iceland U2100000000
    4Slovakia U2100000000
    5Spain U2100000000
    6Estonia U21100112-10

    C

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Lithuania U2111003033
    2Denmark U2100000000
    3Finland U2100000000
    4Georgia U2100000000
    5Poland U2100000000
    6Faroe Islands U21100103-30

    D

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Andorra U2100000000
    2England U2100000000
    3Latvia U2100000000
    4Netherlands U2100000000
    5Scotland U2100000000
    6Ukraine U2100000000

    E

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1R. of Ireland U2111001013
    2Azerbaijan U2100000000
    3Germany U2100000000
    4Israel U2100000000
    5Norway U2100000000
    6Kosovo U21100101-10

    F

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Belgium U2111002113
    2Cyprus U2100000000
    3Hungary U2100000000
    4Sweden U2100000000
    5Turkey U2100000000
    6Malta U21100112-10

    G

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Austria U2111003033
    2Armenia U2100000000
    3Macedonia U2100000000
    4Russia U2100000000
    5Serbia U2100000000
    6Gibraltar U21100103-30

    H

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Bosnia and Herzegovina U2111006063
    2Portugal U2100000000
    3Romania U2100000000
    4Switzerland U2100000000
    5Wales U2100000000
    6Liechtenstein U21100106-60

    I

    TeamPWDLFAGDPts
    1Kazakhstan U2111002113
    2Bulgaria U2100000000
    3France U2100000000
    4Montenegro U2100000000
    5Slovenia U2100000000
    6Luxembourg U21100112-10
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