International friendly match: Parrott presents Kenny&#39 with Republic of Ireland&#39's first win

Stephen Kenny as Troy Parrott Eire supported to have a bright future for after the young man scored two goals to secure his first win as manager.

year old Tottenham striker, Andorra

He scored his first international senior goals in a three-minute spell to pull Ireland back from a 1-0 deficit. . Jason Knight's final kicks and substitute Daryl Horgan took a 4-1 win at the Estadi Nacional.

He asked about Parrott, who played in the second half of last season. Kenny, who plays on loan at League One side Ipswich, said: “There's a bit of pressure when you're in a place like this and you [have] not been in good shape and you score a goal like this.

“Troy didn't have his best season, but he showed a lot of character. That's what I felt when I was at the bottom-03 the manager [and we played] away to a very good Swedish team – Troy came into the game with him in the melting pot and two goals. You can see his character, his ability to upgrade.

“He still has learning and improving when we play against the better opponent, but it just shows up mentally. He has the capacity to do that in front of us. It was encouraging for someone so young.”

Ireland, Marc Vales to Andorra

He had a rough awakening when he set out for nd- minutes ahead. However, Parrott leveled off with an angled field goal six minutes later, and then a header next to Iker Álvarez.

Knight and Horgan both hit in the last six minutes, also for the last six minutes. First time for their country, 000th attempt to end Kenny's win-win.

The manager said: “We're happy to have our first win and I think [it's] overdue of course. Confidence is important and we created a lot of opportunities and used four of them, very good goals.

“We understand it's a game where the expectation is for you to win, so we're not going to pat him on the back. We're just saying that the players reacted well by scoring goals in the second half, so appreciate them."

North Ireland, Ukraine

defeated by 1-0. The th minute goal after Oleksandr Zubkov looked like the hosts were going to rush to a big win, but they spent a lot. He played with the back foot in the second half while his opponents were rallying.

Ian Baraclough took the field with another strong side for granted. options on his roster, but two of Sunday's 3-0 scorers were missing, not including Jordan Jones and Gavin Whyte, who were among the substitutes.

Ukraine, 12, fans were allowed to enter the Dnipro Arena, craving to make the show 444 days from the opening Euros) fixture against the Netherlands. Andriy Yarmolenko just made a wide shot with. seconds passed, first Halftime attempts by Bailey Peacock-Farrell to score.

ukraine's oleksandr zubkov heads past northern ireland goalkeeper bailey peacock-farrell.

Ukrainian Oleksandr Zubkov beat Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Burnley goalkeeper Roman made a good save to turn down Yaremchuk, but Northern Ireland conceded a corner. Oleksandr Karavaev sent a deep middle, and Zubkov glided in to go home.

The luck kept coming, despite Yarmolenko's rejection by the passing Shane Ferguson. He wanted to block while looking to turn the middle of Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Northern Ireland's only real chance before the break came from a set-piece. Paddy McNair kicked a free kick, but Heorhiy Bushchan kicked Ciaron Brown ahead of the far post.

There were brighter signs in the second half, with Josh Magennis being rejected. A nice block from Mykola Matviyenko before Ali McCann took the header.

McCann then made a brilliant move and slid the ball to Kyle Lafferty, who then fed the ball. Paul Smyth couldn't get enough power in his 15-year-old shot.

Ukraine thought they had one second at the time of death, but Artem Besedin gave Northern Ireland one last chance by offside and McNair sent a pause-time free kick auta.


in Brussels, Greece

against Belgium, which drew 1-1 with the victory of Georgios Tzavellas.

struggled to hold first place. The second half goal canceled an early Th Organ Hazard strike.

Belgium had missed a few of its regulars, but still hoped to send a message of intent. However, Greece, who could not qualify for the tournament, proved their determined opponents in a tough fight behind closed doors at the King Baudouin Stadium.

Hazard put Belgium ahead. Tzavellas evened the score in the middle of the second half.

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