Northern Ireland vs Kazakhstan Highlights
As Northern Ireland vs Kazakhstan Highlights is Online as the match concluded with Aimbetov goal on the last minute on Windsor park on June 19,2023 meetings.
Northern Ireland tasted defeat in the hands of Kazakhstan as they had clashings on Euro 2024, Northern Ireland sits second from bottom in Group H with only one victory from four games, Kazakhstan joined top position after third win in four matches.
Michael O’Neil’s side were in desperate need of victory to start their victory after successive defeats but made Abat Aimbetov’s dramatic 88th minute winner. In the Friday’s defeat in Denmark with 1-0, this result is another blow for Northern Ireland, having only three points, earned against San Marino, from their opening games.
Northern Ireland’s was an inability to overcome 50 places below them in the rankings at home showed the limitations of the squad, robber of experience by injuries to senior players. Another Blank means Northern Ireland have only scored two in their last nine home matches in Qualifying campaigns, with the lack of quality in the final third their ambitions. Armenia had a victory over Wales in the Euro 2024 qualifiers with 4-2 on friday’s meetings.
Kazakhstan’s third successive victory moves them joint-top of the group joining Finland, with San Marino 6-0 on Monday’s meetings. Michael O’Neil had spoken about the difficulty of adjusting his side’s mindset from the Predominantly defensive outlook they had in Copenhagen on Friday to playing on the front foot at home, but eventhough they kept Kazakhstan pegged back for long patches, there were only occasional threats. France had the victory over Gibraltar with 3-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers on friday’s meetings.
Trai Hume sent an early shot over from the edge of the box before Dion Charles failed to keep a shot down after being played in by shea Charles. But arguably the best chance of the half belonged to Kazakhstan as Samorodov moved from Paddy McNair and turned inside Hume, only to drag his shot wide of the post from eight yards with Just peacock Farrell to beat.
Northern Ireland responded well. Isaac Price’s shot from the edge of the box deflected off Abzal Beysebekov, looping away from the goalkeeper and heading just wide of the post. From the resulting corner, McNair headed back into the danger zone but Craig Cathcart could not keep it down from only four yards out. England had the victory over Malta with 4-0 on the Euro 2024 qualifiers on friday’s meetings.
Northern Ireland’s frustrations continued after the break. Saville flashed the ball across the face of goal early in the half the cross only needed a touch but there was nobody there to add it. The Windsor Park atmosphere was flat, the tiny pocket of Kazakhstan fans audible over the murmurs coming from the Kop.
Conor McMenamin replaced Jonny Evans and saw an angled shot tipped over by Igor Shatskiy, but Kazakhstan will deal with late killer blow as Aimbetov rode Cathcart’s challenge and capitalised when a sliding McNair got in the way of Ciaron Brown to slot past Bailey Peacock-Farrell to stun the home crowd.
Michael O’Neil on post-match interview
Michael O’Neil said, “It was disappointing to lose a goal at the stage of the game we did. It was a poor goal to concede; we missed two or three tackles we shouldn’t miss, and we lose a game I don’t we ever looked like losing. We probably didn’t create as much as we could have. We’ve lost three games 1-0, we’re disappointed with the goals in each of them.
“We’re in a phase where we’ve got older players that we need to hang onto for another year or two, and younger players that are probably not really ready to play consistently at this level. The defeat is disappointing and leaves us in a position we don’t want to be in the table.”