Finland 4 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2017 - UEFA Women's European Championship | 2016482

UEFA Women's European Championship Qualif. Group Stage | Tehtaan Kenttä, Valkeakoski
3 June 2016 - 18:05 (local time)

Finland 4 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Alanen(32) Danielsson(39) Kuikka(70) Sällström(87) Full-time Roche(76)
Finland Republic of Ireland

Ireland WNT go down to Finland

Finland overcame the Republic of Ireland WNT with an effective 4-1 victory in Uefa Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying in Valeakoski.
WNT Finland
3rd Jun 2016

The Republic of Ireland defence worked hard early on with Emma Byrne and Louise Quinn combining to keep out Nora Heroum, while Katie McCabe was quick to block Linda Sallstrom’s follow up with nine minutes on the clock.

Ireland started to get more into the game as the half progressed, Denise O’Sullivan connecting with McCabe’s left wing cross on 21 minutes but failed to trouble Finland’s Tinja-Riikka Korpela.

Megan Connolly saw her 25 yard effort sail just over the Finnish cross bar eight minutes later as the Irish midfield started to cause Finland problems in the evening sun.

The Finn’s took the lead on 32 minutes somewhat against the run of play, Sallstrom finding space down the Irish left.

From the touch line Sallstrom pull-back cross was headed home by the on rushing Emmi Alanen who diving header flew past the reach of Ireland captain Emma Byrne.

Finland doubled their lead three minutes before half-time, Hyyrynen playing a one two with Kuikka whose cross found Jenny-Julia Danielsson free in the box who volleyed home.

Finland picked up where they left off in the second half Kuikka worked her way into the Irish penalty area with a little trick. Emma Byrne and Louise Quinn clean up the danger.

Natalia Kuikka made it 3-0 to the hosts on 71 minutes, Ireland’s attack was undone as Emmi Alanen led a counter-attack down the Irish left and found Kuikka who finished.

Second half substitute Stephanie Roche gave Ireland hope with 14 minutes remaining, Roche planting a header past Korpela having connected with Sophie Perry’s cross.

Linda Sallstrom sealed the victory for Finland with three minutes remaining. Ria Oling catching Ireland out down their left hand side before finding Sallstrom who finished past Byrne.

Finland: Korpela, Hyyrynen, Westerlund, Saari, Kukkonen, Engman (Oling 81), Alanen, Heroum, Kulka, Danielsson, Sallstrom (Franssi 88)

Subs Not Used: Vallmaa, Painilaninen, Ahtinen, Kempii, Saarinen,

Republic of Ireland: Emma Byrne, Sophie Perry, Louise Quinn, Niamh Fahey, Meabh De Burca, Julie-Ann Russell (Ruesha Littlejohn HT), Denise O’Sullivan (Fiona O’Sullivan 64), Diane Caldwell, Megan Connolly, Katie McCabe, Aine O’Gorman (Stephanie Roche 74)

Subs not used: Niamh Reid-Burke, Jetta Berrill, Emma Hansberry, Savannah McCarthy

Referee: Cristina Dorcloman (Romania)

Tactical Lineups

Finland

23 Korpela (G) 2 Saari (C) 3 Hyyrynen 7 Kukkonen 10 Alanen 11 Heroum 13 Danielsson 15 Kuikka 16 Westerlund 18 Sällström 19 Engman

Substitutes

  • 12 Siiri Välimaa (G)
  • 4 Ria Öling
  • 6 Tia Painilainen
  • 8 Olga Ahtinen
  • 9 Juliette Kemppi
  • 17 Sanna Saarinen
  • 22 Sanni Franssi

Republic of Ireland

1 Byrne (G)(C) 2 Perry 4 Quinn 5 Fahey 7 Caldwell 8 O'Gorman 10 D. O'Sullivan 11 Russell 12 Connolly 15 McCabe 17 De Burca

Officials

  • Referee Cristina Dorcioman
  • Assistant Referee Petruta Iugulescu
  • Assistant Referee Mihaela Tepusa
  • 4th Referee Jenni Mahlamäki
  • Uefa Delegate Renata Tomasova
  • Referee Observer Christine Frai
  • Kirsi Heikkinen

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland).
  • 5" Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 8" Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland) has a shot blocked.
  • 11" Sophie Perry (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 13" Adelina Engman (Finland) misses the target.
  • 16" Annika Kukkonen (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 17" Annika Kukkonen (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 19" Julie Russell (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nora Heroum (Finland).
  • 22" Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 23" Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 28" Maija Saari (Finland) fouls.
  • 29" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 30" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 30" Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland) blocks a shot.
  • 30" Nora Heroum (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland).
  • 31" Sophie Perry (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 32" Emmi Alanen (Finland) scores!
  • 33" Emmi Alanen (Finland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Diane Caldwell (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Jenny-Julia Danielsson (Finland) fouls.
  • 39" Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 39" Jenny-Julia Danielsson (Finland) scores!
  • 42" Linda Sällström (Finland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 45" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Ruesha Littlejohn (in) - Julie Russell (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 47" Aine O'Gorman (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 47" Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 51" Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 52" Nora Heroum (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Denise O'Sullivan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 56" Annika Kukkonen (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 58" Diane Caldwell (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emmi Alanen (Finland).
  • 59" Louise Quinn (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 60" Nora Heroum (Finland) takes the free-kick.
  • 60" Natalia Kuikka (Finland) is flagged for offside.
  • 61" Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland).
  • 61" Niamh Fahey (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 62" Jenny-Julia Danielsson (Finland) misses the target.
  • 64" Ruesha Littlejohn (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 64" Fiona O'Sullivan (in) - Denise O'Sullivan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland).
  • 70" Natalia Kuikka (Finland) scores!
  • 72" Linda Sällström (Finland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72" Stephanie Roche (in) - Aine O'Gorman (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 76" Stephanie Roche (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 81" Ria Öling (in) - Adelina Engman (out) (Finland)
  • 83" Meabh De Burca (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland).
  • 86" Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 87" Linda Sällström (Finland) scores!
  • 88" Sanni Franssi (in) - Linda Sällström (out) (Finland)
  • 89" Ruesha Littlejohn (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nora Heroum (Finland).
  • 90+1" Stephanie Roche (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90+1" Ria Öling (Finland) is penalised for a foul on Meabh De Burca (Republic of Ireland).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Finland
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

5 2

Shots on Target

4 2

Shots off Target

2 5

Fouls Committed

7 9
  • Finland

    Republic of Ireland

  • 4Goals1
  • 0Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 4Shots on Goal2
  • 2Shots Wide5
  • 1Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 1Save(s)0
  • 7Total Shots7
  • 7Fouls Committed9
  • 5Corner(s)2
  • 3Offside(s)3