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February 7, 2013 2:30 AM MYT
Ta'Qali National Stadium — Ta'Qali
Referee:‬ N. Yordanov‎
Attendance:‬ 1000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Malta 0-0 Northern Ireland

Michael O'Neill's men reach the unwelcome landmark of 1000 minutes of friendly international football away from home without scoring a goal as they labour to an uninspiring draw

By Josh Clarke

  • Andrew Hogg
    0
    1
    2.00

    Andrew Hogg

    Looked unreliable when tested by balls into the box.

  • Andrei Agius
    0
    1
    2.50

    Andrei Agius

    Took a nasty looking bang to the head in the first half and was withdrawn at half-time.

  • Alexander Muscat
    0
    1
    2.00

    Alexander Muscat

    Produced nothing of note in an uninspiring performance.

  • Edward Herrera
    1
    0
    3.00

    Edward Herrera

    Should have scored in the game's opening exchanges though fluffed his effort from six yards out. Was at the heart of his team's best forays forward.

  • Luke Dimech
    1
    0
    3.00

    Luke Dimech

    Had Grigg in his pocket throughout.

  • Andrew Cohen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrew Cohen

    Looked to link things up for his team though quality on the ball was often found wanting.

  • André Schembri
    0
    1
    2.00

    André Schembri

    Covered ground admirably but often let himself down when his side looked to build possession and progress forward.

  • Clayton Fallia
    0
    0
    1.50

    Clayton Fallia

    Anonymous throughout.

  • Gareth Sciberras
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gareth Sciberras

    Threatened on the rare occasion, mainly through perseverance than quality on the ball.

  • Paul Fenech
    0
    0
    2.50

    Paul Fenech

    Was quick to challenge for loose balls and made his tenacity count in what was a game of very slow tempo.

  • Michael Mifsud
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Mifsud

    Clearly his side's go-to man in the final third though any half-chances he found himself were quickly snuffed out.

Substitutions

  • Ryan Camilleri
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ryan Camilleri

    Brought on at half-time but struggled to get up to speed with what was a very pedestrian game.

  • Shaun Bajada
    0
    0
    3.00

    Shaun Bajada

    Given a short run around for the game's closing stages.

  • Alan Mannus
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alan Mannus

    Rarely troubled on what was his international debut.

  • Alex Bruce
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alex Bruce

    Sloppy debut - despite having made international performances for the Republic of Ireland - that saw him unable to get a foothold in the game.

  • Aaron Hughes
    0
    0
    2.00

    Aaron Hughes

    Anonymous throughout, when his experience should have been a crucial difference between the two sides.

  • Daniel Lafferty
    0
    0
    2.00

    Daniel Lafferty

    Made a few mistakes on the ball and offered little going forward

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Haphazard start almost gifted the opposition an opener but settled into his role after that.

  • Jonny Evans
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    Missed a decent chance early on but was uncharacteristically over-elaborate before being replaced at the interval.

  • Shane Ferguson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Shane Ferguson

    Lack of first-team football this term showed in a rusty performance.

  • Chris Brunt
    0
    0
    3.50

    Chris Brunt Top of the Match

    Deployed in front of the back four and saw a lot of the ball, producing his side's better moments.

  • Niall McGinn
    0
    0
    1.50

    Niall McGinn Flop of the Match

    Barely impacted the game and made a howling error in front of goal at the start of the second half.

  • Steven Davis
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Davis

    Delivery from open play and set-pieces was the most potent threat his team possessed.

  • William Grigg
    0
    0
    2.00

    William Grigg

    Cut a lonely figure in the first half, looking isolated up front. Nevertheless, was presented with chances that he failed to take.

Substitutions

  • Craig Cathcart
    0
    0
    3.00

    Craig Cathcart

    Brought on at the interval and did well, with the opposition's attack pretty impotent.

  • Paddy McCourt
    0
    0
    2.00

    Paddy McCourt

    Introduction was supposed to bring his side to life yet he had no impact at all.

  • Billy Mckay
    0
    0
    2.50

    Billy Mckay

    Failed to carry his SPL scoring record onto the international stage, with his side unable to supply him at all.

  • Josh Magennis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Josh Magennis

    Given a run around for two minutes at the end.

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