Newcastle striker Jóan Símun Edmundsson played last night against Northern Ireland for the Faroe Islands, who almost brought off a surprise win.
Jóan Símun Edmundsson – played in 1-1 draw last night
The Faroe Islands playing at home, went ahead after 61 minutes with a goal from Christian Holst, after they had hardly been out of their own half in that second half, but Northern Ireland continued to waste chance after chance.
The Irish did equalize after 76 minutes, with Rangers’ striker Kyle Lafferty scoring, and were then expected to go on to win the game, but they kept wasting their chances.
Edmundsson was only one of three players who were not part-timers in the Faroe Islands team, and it was one of their best results ever, with the Newcastle striker looking good on the ball.
The 19-year-old was signed in the summer, after a trial at the Newcastle club that started last January, and he has is yet to play first-team football for Newcastle, but the youngster has started all five of his country’s Group C matches, and is one of their best players, of course.
The Toftir, Faroe Islands born youngster, had previously played for his home town club, B68 Toftir, and has so far played 7 times for his country.
After the game Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington was not happy:
“It was an undisciplined performance by the team, not in terms of yellow cards but in our shape. People were doing the wrong thing.””I’m absolutely delighted to get a point after going a goal down.”
“But without a shadow of a doubt it’s two points lost. “If we don’t do the things we’re good at you’re going to get a slap – and we got a slap.”
We’re sure we’ll see more of the Faroe Islands youngster at Newcastle, as he starts to come through the ranks on Tyneside.