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88'
K. Naschenweng
S. Puntigam
2 - 0
85'
L. Makas
N. Billa
85'
C. McGuinness
M. Callaghan
85'
L. McDaniel
J. Nelson
19'
K. Schiechtl
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
57% 42%
6
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 2
Total Passes 393 306
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 England ENG England 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 9 W W W
2 Austria AUT Austria 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6 W W L
3 Norway NOR Norway 3 1 0 2 4 10 -6 3 L L W
4 Northern Ireland NIR Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0 L L L

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Quarter-finals

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Austria stay in third on three points but have given themselves a good chance of reaching the quarter-final. They finish the group stage with a match against Norway on Friday. Northern Ireland could be knocked out of the tournament today if Norway fail to beat England later on. Their final group game is against England.
Austria get their first win of Euro 2022 with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland. Schiechtl got Austria on the board just 19 minutes into the game when she turned Puntigam's deflected free-kick past Burns. The keeper also made a great save late in the first half to stop Dunst from making it 2-0. Northern Ireland were better after the break, but couldn't find a way through and Naschenweng came off the bench to seal the win late on when she drilled a low shot into the bottom corner.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: AUSTRIA 2-0 NORTHERN IRELAND.
90' + 2' BLOCK! Austria break quickly on the counter and Feiersinger lays it off to Puntigam on the edge of the box. Instead of hitting it first time, she takes a touch which allows McDaniel to get back and help her shot wide of the near post.
90' Northern Ireland are pushing forward to try and get a late goal in this game. Vance squares a low cross into midfield for Magee, but she runs straight into Hanshaw and the attack fizzles out.
S. Puntigam
Assist
88' It's another free-kick from Puntigam that leads to a goal from her side as she lifts a great ball over the top to pick out Naschenweng.
K. Naschenweng
Goal
88' NASCHENWENG SCORES! And that should do it for Austria! Puntigam goes long from the free-kick just inside her own half and Magee misjudges the flight of the ball which allows Naschenweng to bring it down. She pushes her way into the box before drilling a low shot under Burns and into the far bottom corner. 2-0 Austria!
87' CHANCE! Austria are still looking for a second goal here and Feiersinger finds herself in a pocket of space just outside the box again. Her shot is always rising though and it sails over the bar.
L. McDaniel
J. Nelson
85' And Nelson is the other player making way, with McDaniel on for her.
C. McGuinness
M. Callaghan
85' The final two changes for Northern Ireland are being made now as well. Callaghan is taken off and replaced by Caitlin McGuiness.
L. Makas
N. Billa
85' The fourth change for Austria sees Billa going off, with Makas on for her.
84' Austria are looking to finish their game strongly as Hanshaw lifts it over the top to Billa. She spins away from her defender before sliding it through to Zadrazil, but a belated offside flag goes up against the forward.
82' Dunst is getting a lot of joy since switching out to the right as she bursts forward again. Zadrazil has made a good run to the near post, but the winger's early cross hits Holloway.
E. Wilson
K. McGuinness
79' And McGuinness is also taken off, with Wilson replacing her.
J. Andrews
R. Furness
79' Double change for Northern Ireland now, and they're both attacking changes. Furness is the first to make way, with Andrews on in her place.
79' Dunst puts another good cross in from the right and Burns gets there just ahead of Billa. She spills it though and gets luckily that the rebound goes straight to Robson.
77' Austria are starting to get a foothold in the game again, and it's worked out to Dunst on the left again. She has three to aim for in the middle, but Holloway steps in with a vital block.
75' SAVE! McCarron loses the ball deep in her own half, with Feiersinger quickly laying it off to Naschenweng. She tries to catch Burns out with the early shot, but it's straight at the keeper.
K. Naschenweng
J. Hickelsberger
73' For Austria, it's Hickelsberger-Fuller that's making way, with Naschenweng on in her place.
A. Magee
R. McKenna
73' Both sides are making a change now, starting with Northern Ireland. McKenna is taken off and replaced by Magee.
71' The game is starting to open up here as Northern Ireland up the pressure. McGuinness has acres of space to pick out a cross and has two to aim for in the middle, but she curls it straight into Zinsberger's gloves.
69' It's great work from McGuinness down the left as she skips away from Schiechtl to drill a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box. McCarron is caught on her heels and Georgieva makes an important block.
67' Dunst's corner is over everyone in the middle and Feiersinger brings it down in the D. She lets it bounce before hitting the shot and Nelson blocks it. There are shouts for handball, but the referee says no penalty.
66' There's a coming together between Robson and Puntigam, with the defender accidentally catching Austria's captain in the face with her elbow. Her nose is bleeding, but she's okay to carry on after treatment.
64' SAVE! Schiechtl's cross is cleared by Robson, but only as far as Dunst on the edge of the box. She volleys a first-time shot back on goal and Burns fumbles the catch, but gets enough on it to help it onto the roof of the net.
62' Northern Ireland's high press is causing Austria a few problems here as Puntigam sloppily gives it to Wade. Luckily for the midfielder, she plays the pass behind McCarron and Austria get it away.
60' McCarron switches it out to Vance this time, and she chips it over Schiechtl to pick out Callaghan with her first touch. Three Austria players crowd around her though, and she can't get into the box.
58' Every Northern Ireland attack is being worked down their left at the moment, but Austria are making it difficult for them to get through. Vance picks out McGuinness this time, but she's blocked off by Schiechtl.
56' Austria manage to pass their way through Northern Ireland's high press and Hanshaw makes the overlapping run past Dunst. She tries to put a low cross into the near post but gets her angles wrong.
54' It's better from Northern Ireland now as Vance pulls back a cross from the left. McCarron brings it down under pressure from Puntigam before laying it off to Vance, but her long-range shot flies high over the bar.
52' Vance is making good progress down the left as she drags her team upfield again. After playing a one-two with Callaghan, she tries to drive into the box, but Wenniger stands in her way.
50' Austria have picked up where they left off in the first half, with Billa seeing a shot blocked by Nelson. It bounces back to Hanshaw, who cuts inside before drilling a low effort down the middle, but Furness gets in the way of that one.
48' Hanshaw decides to go long when she spots Billa peeling off the back of the defender and she brings it down with a great first touch. She loses control during the turn though and sends it straight out of play.
46' Austria get us back underway for the second half!
M. Georgieva
V. Schnaderbeck
46' And Schnaderbeck is also taken off, with Georgieva on for her.
L. Feiersinger
M. Höbinger
46' There's a double change for Austria at the start of the second half. Hobinger is the first to go off, with Feiersinger replacing her.
Fuhrmann will be pleased with how her side have bounced back after their defeat last time out and will be urging them to be even more clinical in front of goal when they come out for the second half. Northern Ireland are still in this game though, creating a couple of good chances when they did manage to get out of their own half.
Austria take a 1-0 lead over Northern Ireland into half-time. Austria dominated the first half from the first whistle, with Hickelsberger-Fuller and Billa sending shots wide early on. Schiechtl broke the deadlock from a free-kick though, getting on the end of Puntigam's deflected cross to turn it past Burns. Dunst could've added a second after latching onto a loose clearance from the keeper, but Burns scrambled back to make up for it with a great save.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: AUSTRIA 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND.
45' + 1' Northern Ireland are finishing the half strongly as Vance bursts forward down the left again. Schiechtl blocks her off, but her clearance only goes to McGuinness. She has a go from range and it's straight at Zinsberger.
44' Holloway curls a cross in from the left and Wade is waiting in the middle of a crowded box. She goes down under pressure from Schnaderbeck, but the referee just waves her back to her feet.
42' GREAT SAVE! Burns is put under pressure by Hobinger and ends up gifting the ball straight to Dunst. She takes the shot quickly, curling it towards goal, as the keeper scrambles back to her line, and she stretches to tip the shot onto her bar.
41' Nelson's clearance ends up falling for Puntigam on the edge of the box and she knocks it through to Billa. She doesn't have space for a shot, so tries to lay it off to the midfielder, but she wasn't on the same wavelength.
39' Vance lifts a great cross onto the edge of the box for Callaghan, who chests it down and does well to get it out of her feet under pressure. She spins away from Wenniger before a heavy touch gifts it to the keeper.
37' Austria win a free-kick down the left, and Hanshaw puts a lovely floated cross onto the edge of the six-yard box. Billa made a darting run through the box, but it's well defended by Robson.
35' Schnaderbeck decides to go for the more direct option this time, lifting it long over the top for Dunst to chase. Northern Ireland had pushed high upfield though, and she's caught offside.
33' Hanshaw puts a long throw-in into the box and it's flicked on by Zadrazil. Billa is waiting at the far post, but McCarron gets there first to clear the danger for Northern Ireland.
31' Billa times her run perfectly and does well to hold the ball up before teeing up Hobinger. She hits her shot first time, but Robson is on the edge of the box to block it.
29' Both teams are making their way to the sidelines for the first-half cooling break, with both managers using the opportunity to give out more instructions to their players.
27' It's better from Northern Ireland here as they press Austria higher up the pitch. They're keeping the pressure off themselves for the time being, but they still can't find a way into the box.
25' Northern Ireland just can't clear their lines as Nelson's sliced clearance bounces straight to Billa. She lifts it over the top to Hobinger, but she can't keep it in play.
23' Vance pushes her way forward down the left, dragging her team upfield. She tries to whip an early cross into the box, but Schiechtl gets in the way of it.
21' Northern Ireland are struggling to get a touch on the ball still. Zinsberger goes long to Zadrazil who drills a low cross into the box, but it's blocked by McKenna.
K. Schiechtl
Goal
19' SCHIECHTL SCORES! Puntigam steps up to take the free-kick and drills a low cross into the six-yard box. It takes a nick off the wall and Schiechtl gets in front of the defenders to just help it past Burns into the far bottom corner. 1-0 Austria!
18' Northern Ireland can't get out at the moment and Hickelsberger-Fuller surges forward down the right again. She's tripped by Vance to get a free-kick just outside the box.
16' SAVE! Austria are keeping the pressure on here and Schiechtl whips a great cross into the six-yard box from the right. Zadrazil tries to guide it into the near post, but Burns makes herself big to smother it.
14' Austria have failed to score in their last three matches at the European Championships - only Norway between 2013 and 2017 have ever failed to score in three consecutive games in the competition.
12' After soaking up all the pressure at the beginning of the game, Callaghan picks out Wade's bursting run. She cuts inside from the right before having a shot from range, but it's straight at Zinsberger.
10' WIDE! There are a lot of bodies in midfield, but Zadrazil manages to squeeze the ball out to Billa, who times her run perfectly. She's in acres of space on the right of the box but fires her shot into the side netting.
8' CHANCE! Puntigam switches it out to Dunst on the right, and she knocks it away from McKenna before curling a great cross into the far post. Hickelsberger-Fuller peels away from Vance to nod it across goal, but she sends it wide.
6' Vance throws out an arm to block off Hickelsberger-Fuller's run and gives away a free-kick down the right. Dunst curls a cross into the middle of the box, but Burns confidently comes out to collect it.
4' Austria work it through the middle from Puntigam to Billa, who slides it into Hobinger. She lets it bounce before hitting the shot on the half-volley, but it's a good block by Nelson.
2' Austria have the possession in the opening exchanges here and Wenniger decides to go long to try and pick out Zadrazil's run. She overhits it though, and it bounces straight out of play.
1' Callaghan gets the game underway for Northern Ireland!
The teams are out on the pitch, the national anthems have been sung, and kick-off is just moments away!
Austria lost their last match, but haven't lost consecutive games in all competitions since October/November 2018, with one of those defeats also coming against England.
Kenny Shiels makes four changes to his team after the defeat to Norway last time out. McKenna, Callaghan, Holloway and Kirsty McGuiness all come into the side. Simeone Magill is out for the rest of the tournament after suffering an ACL injury in that game. Burrows, Caldwell and Magee start on the bench.
Irene Fuhrmann makes just three changes to the side that lost to England last Wednesday, bringing in Schiechtl, Hickelsberger-Fuller and Hobinger. Feiersinger drops to the bench, while Laura Wienroither and Katharina Naschenweng aren't in the matchday squad.
NORTHERN IRELAND SUBS: Becky Flaherty, Shannon Turner, Ashley Hutton, Kelsie Burrows, Nadene Caldwell, Laura Rafferty, Louise McDaniel, Emily Wilson, Joely Andrews, Caitlin McGuinness, Abbie Magee.
NORTHERN IRELAND STARTING XI (4-4-2): Jacqueline Burns; Rebecca McKenna, Julie Nelson, Sarah Robson, Demi Vance; Rachel Furness, Marissa Callaghan, Chloe McCarron, Rebecca Holloway; Lauren Wade, Kirsty McGuinness.
AUSTRIA SUBS: Isabella Kresche, Jasmin Pal, Marina Georgieva, Katharina Naschenweng, Celina Degen, Annabel Schasching, Laura Feiersinger, Virginia Kirchberger, Jasmin Eder, Lisa Makas, Stefanie Enzinger.
AUSTRIA STARTING XI (4-1-4-1): Manuela Zinsberger; Katharina Schiechtl, Carina Wenninger, Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Verena Hanshaw; Sarah Puntigam; Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller, Sarah Zadrazil, Marie-Therese Hobinger, Barbara Dunst; Nicole Billa.
Both sides lost their opening match at this year's tournament: Austria were seen off 1-0 by England in the opening game before Northern Ireland suffered a 4-1 defeat to Norway in their first ever outing at a major tournament. A win here today will keep both teams in with a chance of making it through to the quarter-finals though. Austria have lost just two of their last nine games in all competitions, winning the other seven, while Northern Ireland need to end a run of six without a win, losing the last five on the bounce (D1).
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Women's Euro 2022 Group A meeting between Austria and Northern Ireland at St Mary's Stadium!