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06.09.2011 at 18:00 Manisa Attendance:
Turkey 1 - 0 Under 21
Referee: European Qualifier-match

Şahin Aygüneş 10 mins None.
Opening squads
Ian Mc Loughlin
Gavin Gunning
Olanrewaju Oyebanjo
Mark Connolly
Robert Kiernan
Richard Towell
Niall Canavan
Robert Brady
Aidan White
Conor Clifford
Jeff Hendrick
Shane Duffy
Conor Hourihane
James Collins
Yilmaz for Kaplan (70 mins), Uludağ for Çolak (85 mins), Ozmen for Başdaş (90+2) James Collins -> Jeff Hendrick (66)
Shane Duffy -> Olanrewaju Oyebanjo (75)
Conor Hourihane -> Richard Towell (80)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
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Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland Under-21s lost for the first time on Tuesday night in their 2013 UEFA European Championships qualifying group when they fell to Turkey in Manisa.

A goal by Turkeys lone striker Şahin Aygüneş on ten minutes proved to be the difference between the nations in an evenly matched contest.

James McCarthys promotion to the senior squad as well as the withdrawal through injury of striker Rhys Murphy meant manager Noel King was forced into making two changes from the starting team that defeated Hungary 2-1 on Thursday.

An added blow came an hour before kick-off with the loss of another impressive performer from last week, Adam Barton, due to a virus.

Hull Citys loanee from Manchester United Brady was used as a striker after starring on the wing in the 2-1 win over Hungary in Sligo last Thursday.

There was not much in the contest until the home side forged ahead in the tenth minute. A lofted ball from Turkey full-back Kamil Çörekçi into the inside-right channel left the Irish defence scrambling and Şahin Aygüneş made full use of the space by rounding Ireland goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin and tucking home from an acute angle.

Despite much good play from Kings youngsters, there was little threat on either goal in the remainder of the opening half.

Mark Connolly blazed over a good chance shortly after the restart when Brady made the opening and the creator pelted a shot at Turkish goalkeeper Özkan Karabulut midway through the half which was batted away.

King introduced substitute James Collins into attack on 66 minutes and, not long after him, Shane Duffy. Normally a centre-back, Duffys aerial power gained Ireland an extra edge heading into the final ten minutes.

Duffy connected with a Brady delivery ten minutes from the end only to see his goal-bound header cleared off the line by Turkish skipper Serdar Aziz.

At the other end, Turkey would have finished the contest with a second goal had McLoughlins not intervened twice. He bloked Uludağs shot with his legs a minute from time before pushing an Aygüneş curling free around the post.

Italy opened their account in the campaign tonight by defeating Hungary 3-0.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: McLoughlin (MK Dons); Oyebanjo (York City), Canavan (Scunthorpe), Kiernan (Wigan Athletic), Gunning (Dundee United); Towell (Hibernian), Connolly (Bolton Wanderers), Clifford (Chelsea), White (Leeds United); Hendrick (Derby County); Brady (Hull City).

Subs: Collins (Shrewsbury Town) for Hendrick (66 mins), Duffy (Scunthorpe United) for Oyebanjo (75 mins), Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) for Towell (80 mins)

TURKEY:,/b> Karabulut; Çörekçi, Aziz, Başdaş, Nizam; Kaplan, Gülle, Demir, Uysal, Çolak; Aygüneş.

Subs: Yilmaz for Kaplan (70 mins), Uludağ for Çolak (85 mins), Ozmen for Başdaş (90+2)
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