Competition: FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Group D   Venue: No Ground    Attendance:    Referee:
Wales
Wales

Joe Allen - Yellow Card (16')

Mon 09 Oct 2017

0 - 1


(Full Time)
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

James McClean - Goal (57')

Harry Arter - Yellow Card (72')

Darren Randolph - Yellow Card (89')

David Meyler - Yellow Card (90' + 6')



Starting Lineup
(G) Wayne Hennessey
(D) Chris Gunter
(D) Ben Davies
(D) James Chester
(D) Ashley Williams
(M) Andy King
(M) Joe Allen
(M) Joe Ledley
(M) Aaron Ramsey
(F) Tom Lawrence
(F) Hal Robson-Kanu
Substitutes
Ryan Hedges
David Edwards
David Brooks
Tom Bradshaw
Ethan Ampadu
Tom Lockyer
Chris Maxwell
Neil Taylor
Sam Vokes
Danny Ward
Jonathan Williams
Ben Woodburn



Game Matchtracker



Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 7' - Full Time -

The game has ended between Wales and Republic of Ireland as it went into a seventh minute of injury time. That was so tense. James McClean the hero once again away from home for Ireland. It was backs to the wall stuff for Ireland at the end but they stood firm with some resolute defending. A play-off now awaits the Boys in Green.

Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 6' - Yellow Card - David Meyler is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 1' - Substitution - Kevin Long replaces Daryl Murphy for Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' -

Ireland need to hold out for five more minutes.

Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
89' - Yellow Card - Darren Randolph is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
77' - Substitution - Glenn Whelan replaces Harry Arter for Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
72' - Yellow Card - Harry Arter is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
71' - Substitution - Sam Vokes replaces Hal Robson-Kanu for Wales.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
68' -

Aaron Ramsay crosses for Robson-Kanu but he can't direct header on target.

Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
68' -
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
68' -
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
65' - Substitution - Ben Woodburn replaces Andy King for Wales.
Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
62' -

Welsh captain Williams makes up (slightly) for his error blocking a Daryl Murphy shot as he ran onto James McClean's long ball.

Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland
57' - Goal -

James McClean scores for Republic of Ireland with a super drilled shot at the back post. It came from awful play at the back from Wales. Hennessey rolled the ball out to Ashley Williams. Hendrick closed him down quickly, won the ball and drove at the corner flag. His centre was beautifully dummied by Arter with McClean on hand to get his fourth of the campaign.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
53' -

Wonderful save by Darren Randolph who pushes over Hal Robson-Kanu's powerful header off a Jonathan Williams cross.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
51' - Corner Kick -

James Chester's header hits the side netting from a Aaron Ramsay corner that Chris Gunter won off James McClean.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
50' -

Roy having words with the fourth official after Harry Arter was penalised for a foul in midfield.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
46' - Second Half - The second half between Wales and Republic of Ireland has started.
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' + 2' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' + 2' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' + 2' - Half Time - It is half-time between Wales and Republic of Ireland.
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' + 2' -

Great move from Ireland ends with a Robbie Brady cross/shot that Wayne Hennessey gathers. Nice ball from Stephen Ward that Daryl Murphy flicked on to Brady who cut in from the edge of the box.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' -

We will have another two minutes at least.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
45' -

Welsh captain Williams goes through Daryl Murphy and Ireland have a free that Brady can float into the box.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
42' -

Three minutes from the break and Ireland have their longest passage of play where they have hung onto the ball. They will be glad of the half time break.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
38' -

Great run by Andy King and when Chris Gunter whips a cross in an Ireland defender nearly slices the ball into his own net.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
37' - Substitution - Jonathan Williams replaces Joe Allen for Wales.
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
36' -

#managerwatch Chris Coleman suited and booted in grey with MON in a tracksuit.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
36' -

Wales are playing with ten men as Allen slowly makes his way around the perimeter of the pitch.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
35' -

Looks like Wales may lose Joe Allen after a knock to the head.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
33' -

Ireland have flown into a few tackles but Damir Skomina is being favourable enough from an Ireland perspective. We like Slovenia.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
31' -

Shane Duffy gets forward for a Robbie Brady free from the half-way line - the ball eventually comes to him and he fires a low shot from the corner of the area just wide of the left hand post.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
29' -

67% possession to Wales. Passing accuracy 67% to Ireland 20%!

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
23' -

Great chance for Jeff Hendrick but he only scrapes his studs on the ball in front of goal where a bit of whelly would have helped. Best chance of game for game for Ireland so far.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
21' - Corner Kick -

Wales have won a couple of quick corners. Aaron Ramsay takes one from the left that Stephen Ward heads behind on hte back post. He takest the next one but it is cleared. 

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
17' - Corner Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a corner kick after James McClean's drilled low cross was put behind. Robbie Brady will take it and when it comes out to Jeff Hendrick he tries to send it out of the stadium.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
16' - Yellow Card -

Joe Allen is booked for Wales after a tackle on David Meyler. Thought that was a bit harsh from our Slovenian ref. Damir Skomina was the ref in charge of the Euro 2016 qualifer between Germany and Ireland.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
14' - Corner Kick -

Wales has won a corner kick. Joe Ledley will take it and Darren Randolph claims it under his backpost. Ireland really under the cosh in the open quarter of an hour. Harry Arter is playing quite advanced in the middle of the five man midfield.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
14' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
10' -

This is just like the Limerick press box with Irish football fans standing in front to hinder the view! I'm looking in between a couple of Ireland fans wearing pink wigs!

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
8' - Corner Kick -

Wales has won a corner kick after Darren Randolph gets the tips of his gloves onto an Aaron Ramsay shot from outside the area. Joe Ledley will take it. Great start to the game from the home team.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
7' -

4-4-1-1 for Wales with Hal Robson Kanu up top with Tom Lawrence in behind him.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
6' - Another Chris Gunter cross requires a headed clearance. David Meyler flicks it clear.
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
5' -

James McClean clean through Aaron Ramsay taking ball and man fairly. #reducer

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
5' -

James McClean is wide left, Brady wide right. Captain David Meyler is holding in front of the back four.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
2' - Corner Kick -

Wales has won a corner kick after Jeff Hendrick had to head behind Chris Gunter's cross. Joe Ledley will take it and he finds Hal Robson-Kanu but he heads just over.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
1' - Kick-off - The game between Wales and Republic of Ireland has kicked off.
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Those anthems were incredible.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

"Come on you boys in green" rings out around the stadium from the boys and girls in green. The main pocket of Irish fans are in the corner away to my right but ther are green jerseys dotted around the stadium.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Decent position for extratime this evening. We are in the row just ahead of BBC Radio Five Live who have Andy Townsend and John Hartson working for them. There is a pocket of Ireland fans in front of me including a couple of Celtic fans who were declaring the undying love for Hartson for his time with the Bhoys!

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Chris Coleman in the programme:

"Our last game here against Austria could not have been more dramatic and provided one of those incredible moments that only sport can deliver. It was as if on cue, following the singing of the National Anthem after 70 minutes, young Ben Woodburn scored a fantastic winner and gave us all a moment none of us will ever forget."

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

In case you need to be reminded it is win or bust for Ireland. A victory will give us a playoff - thanks Scotland! Wales win and they make the playoff. Should Serbia lose, Wales with a win will top the group. If they draw and Serbia lose at home to Georgia by more than two goals, then get out your Enigma decoding machine to work out if Wales make the playoff.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Just the one change for Chris Coleman's team with Sam Vokes dropping to the bench and Hal Robson-Kanu coming into the starting lineup.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Callum O'Dowda, Wes Hoolahan and Shane Long drop out of the starting line up. The first pair played well in last Friday's game and certainly I expect to see Hoolahan come on in the second half. Picture the scene late in the game. Hoolahan picks it up deep and plays a ball to the onrushing Brady who heads goalwards....

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

I've had my pre-match meal in the media centre. Thought the Chilli was nice. Some familiar faces knocking around the media centre including some football men on media duty tonight - Kevin Kilbane, Keith Andrews, Andy Townsend and Brian Kerr.

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Ireland will be wearing our white away kit this evening. Just like in Lille and that went quite well...

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -
Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

I'd a busy day in Cardiff at the pre-match press conferences. You can read the thoughts of both managers and Chris Gunter below. Darren Randolph didn't really have much to say but I stuck a quote from him in my match preview. This is issue II of the match preview as it is updated to reflect the news this morning that Shane Long is out of match due to injury.

Martin O'Neill

Chris Coleman

Chris Gunter

Wales 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Greetings from Cardiff. Macdara Ferris here to take you through this evening's crucial Group D clash between Wales and the Republic of Ireland. It is 15 degrees and fairly overcast in Cardiff today. The temperature is expected to drop to 13 by kick off and there is a slight chance of rain. The roof will be open in the stadium tonight - as it always is in Cardiff City Stadium. No fancy retractable room in this evening's venue. You can get me @macdarabueller or back to HQ @extratimenews.





Starting Lineup
(G) Darren Randolph
(D) Shane Duffy
(D) Ciaran Clark
(D) Cyrus Christie
(D) Stephen Ward
(M) Jeff Hendrick
(M) Robbie Brady
(M) Harry Arter
(M) James McClean
(M) David Meyler
(F) Daryl Murphy
Substitutes
Conor Hourihane
Wesley Hoolahan
Scott Hogan
Rob Elliot
Colin Doyle
Richard Keogh
Kevin Long
Sean Maguire
Aiden McGeady
Callum O'Dowda
John O'Shea
Glenn Whelan