Ireland beat Italy in World Cup football qualifying match in Belfast.
Full title reads: "Belfast: Ireland: 2 Italy: 1"
Belfast, Northern Ireland. World Cup qualifying football match.
SV teams take the field. GV Crowds. GV Italy to kick off playing from right to left against Ireland. Montuori beats his man and pushes it. LV As Italian rounds R Peacock and crosses into the Goalmouth, but Norman Uprichard dives to save. CU Cheering kids. GV Italy on the move Chiggia flicks it inside. LV Ball goes out and Italian cuts in and shoots, Uprichard blocks the shots and an Irishman heads it behind to the corner. CU Fan behind wire in the crowd. GV Play, Cunningham takes the ball from Da Costa and is passed back to another Irishman who pushes it up. GV Bingham crosses but is blocked and Vincenzi tries to clear but Simpson runs on to it and pushes it across. CU Fans GV McIlroy scores from just outside the penalty area and Ireland are 1 up. GV Hysterical crowd, another goal follows by Cush which we do not see. GV Ball in Italian goalmouth, it is headed away, Danny Blanchflower heads it back and it goes lose and is kicked away, where an Irishman hooks it back. SV Ball comes in and Bingham and Cush go for it with Segato who heads it up, Simpson dashes in and hooks it over the bar, a very near thing. GV Massed crowds. GV Kick off by the Irish in the second half., Simpson to McIlroy and McIlroy back to half back who sends a long one towards the Italian goal. LV Ball running in towards the Italian goal, it is hooked back to Italian who gather GV Rowdy crowd. GV Italians attacking in Irish goal, ball comes across and is headed by an Italian, it runs across the Italian cross bar. SV Spectators. GV Italian passes. GV Montuori crosses it and Da Costa heads, but it's caught by Uprichard. He is challenged by Da Costa who shoves it in the net. Score Ireland 2 Italy 1. GV Crowd. SV Chiggia sent off for alleged tangle with Alf McMichael. GV Ireland on the move, Billy Bingham on his wrong wing flicks ball inside and takes the return pass, backheels it to Jimmy McIlroy who beats his man and starts to head towards the Italian goalmouth. LV Ball goes to Simpson who flicks it back to a team mate, he pushes it across and the Irishman shoves it through, Simpson gathers and scores, but this goal is ruled offside. GV Irish players run back to the ref. Italian player tripped up. (Neg.)