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Republic of Ireland - Gibraltar
Euro Qualifying - 10 June 2019
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There goes the final whistle and in the end it's a good night's work for the Republic of Ireland as they run out 2-0 winners against the minnows Gibraltar. A Joseph Chipolina own goal and a second from Robbie Brady in stoppage time doing the damage.
- GoalRobbie BradyRepublic of Ireland
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!! Repiblic of Ireland 2-0 Gibraltar. It's game over and Robbie Brady gets his goal.He's had an impact since coming on, and you've got to be delighted for him after a frustrating season at Burnley.
It's a great ball from James McClean, and Brady couldn't miss at the far post as he stooped to head into the roof of the net.
SAVE! Keogh this time meets the inswinging corner from Hourihane but he can only direct his header low to the right of Goldwin, who gets down to make another routine save.
The fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of four added minutes at the end of this game. Will there be a late twist?
PENALTY? NO! Richard Keogh feels he gets clipped here by the feet of Ethan Jolley on the Derby defender but referee Petrescu sees it as just a coming together.
I thought it looked like the Gibraltar defender knew what he was doing there as Brady no shoots over the bar!
WIDE! It's just not been Shane Duffy's night so far attacking set pieces. So often a threat in the opponent's box, here he rises again but has to generate all the power on Hourinhane's cross as his header drifts comfortably wide of Goldwin's left-hand post.
Robbie Brady is invited to cross from the right, but again we see how effective Gibraltar's tactic of essentially having two full-backs doubling up can be as he beats the first line of defence but not the second.
WIDE! Moments later, McClean takes Stevens' pass on the left, he creates space for the shot and is held back as he releases the trigger as the ball flashes wide of the left-hand post. He's adamant he should have had a free-kick there!
- OffCallum RobinsonRepublic of Ireland
- OnRobbie BradyRepublic of Ireland
SUBS! Robbie Brady has entered the fray in place of Robinson for the final 15 minutes or so.
Ethan Jolley is on for Gibraltar in place of Andrew Hernandez. In fairness to the visitors, they've been excellent in keeping this down to 1-0 so far.
Ireland continue to probe as Chipolina is forced into drastic action to hook Coleman's cross behind for a corner.
Duffy meets Hourihane's delivery, before the keeper Goldwin goes down under the faintest of touches from Maguire. Gibraltar are readying their third and final change...
OFF THE POST!!! Ireland won't get much closer to doubling their tally. Stevens works the ball into the feet of McGoldrick down the left. The striker cuts inside onto his right foot and strikes this ball sweetly against Goldwin's left-hand post. So, so close!
BOOKED! The Romanian referee has gone back to an earlier incident and cautioned Enda Stevens for cynically stopping De Barr in his tracks.
Moments later, Maguire's first involvement is to collide with Duffy from Hourihane's corner, and the Brighton defender has to be treated before he can continue.
- OffScott HoganRepublic of Ireland
- OnSean MaguireRepublic of Ireland
SUB! That's the last action for Hogan as Maguire comes on in his place.
GOOD SAVE!! Ireland very nearly have that all-important second as McGoldrick slips the ball into the feet of Hogan, he looks to find the near post but Goldwin does well to get down low and tip the ball to safety!
SUB! Gibraltar make their second change of the night as Ethan Britto replaces Alain Pons. Sean Maguire is about to come on for Ireland.
CLOSE! The final ball has deserted the Republic of Ireland so far, and here after Coleman again gets into an advanced position, both Hendrick and Robinson have shots blocked before Hogan can't scramble the ball in from McGoldrick's low cross from the left.
SAVE! Despite Ireland's dominace, they have still only just recorded their second attempt on target.
Again, it's Coleman doing all the running down the right as he picks out McGoldrick in the centre with a low cross. The Sheffield United man can't really adjust his feet quickly enough as he shovels he ball into the gloves of Goldwin down to his left!
CHANCE! Scott Hogan has had a couple of chances in the box, and perhaps a Hogan of a few years a go would have taken these opportunities as Coleman's cross is onto the striker's head but he can't direct the ball towards goal.
It is still only 1-0, and on the counter-attack Walker's shot from distance is tame and easy for Randolph to gather.
Fine sweeping move from Ireland sees McClean show some fun skill to cut inside before Coleman loses his shin pad as he scampers onto Robinson's pass down the right.
OVER! The ball is eventually worked back by McClean to Enda Stevens, but his rising left-foot volley doesn't trouble Goldwin.
Slow start to the second period as Ireland deal with another Chipolina long throw before Coleman wins his side a corner down the right off Olivero.
Hourihane seeks Hendrick at the near post, but Gibraltar manage to clear.
- 2nd Half
Gibraltar get us back up and running with no changes to report at the break.
In the other game taking place in Group D, Denmark are leading Georgia 2-1 at the break.
That means as it stands, Republic of Ireland will be top on 10 points, with the Danes in second on five points having played one game fewer.
- End of 1st Half
There is the half-time whistle and it has now officially gone down as a Joseph Chipolina own goal that separates the two sides at the break.
Make your own mind up by watching the major incident from the opening 45 minutes below...
Good header from Duffy as Chipolina looks to make amends with a probing long throw. McClean also shows good defensive covering to finish the job.
We're into four minutes of additional time at the end of this first half in Dublin.
CLOSE! Gibraltar will be desperate to get in at half-time just a goal behind as Goldwin again comes out from his goal to flap at Hourihane's corner.
The visitors clear but only as far as Robinson, and the winger cuts inside before firing just wide of the post!
Ireland race forward on the counter-attack as Hogan rounds the goalkeeper who is all at sea, but he is forced too far wide by McGoldrick's pass and the chance is gone.
Sloppy from Duffy as he concedes a free-kick after taking down De Barr. Hendrick opts to head the ensuing delivery behind for a corner.... Walker swings it in from the right and it's a smart headed clearance from Keogh.
After a delay of a good few minutes, Goldwin is able to take this free-kick as play resumes.
WHACK! The Gibraltar goalkeeper Goldwin has been busy so far and after good work between Stevens and McGoldrick down the left, Hogan very nearly has a tap-in, five yards out, but Goldwin bravely gets down to smother the ball and take a knock to the mouth.
On come the physios, but he'll be OK to continue.
CLOSE! So close to a second for Ireland as Coleman's trickery down the right results in a low cross that is brilliantly flicked towards goal by Robinson, and there's another deflection off a Gibraltar defender which takes the ball inches past Goldwin's right-hand post!
WIDE! Ireland are in the mood now as Robinson looks to get on the scoresheet himself, with McGoldrick now turning provider, but he drags his right-foot shot wide of the post from the edge of the box.
- Own-goalJoseph ChipolinaGibraltar
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL!!!!! Republic of Ireland 1-0 Gibraltar. Finally the breakthrough for Ireland and David McGoldrick will claim this even though there seems to be a big deflection here off Joseph Chipolina.
There's more good work down the right from Robinson, and after his cross is blocked, Coleman sets up McGoldrick for the shot, scuffed into the ground and the ball hits the chest of Chipolina on its way into the net.
OFFSIDE! Hourihane's free-kick is poor as he can only find the wall, and as Ireland rcycle the ball, McGoldrick slips in Coleman, but the Everton full-back is frustrated by the linesman's flag!
- Yellow cardJayce OliveroGibraltar
BOOKED! Here's a great chance again for the hosts as Olivero is booked for bringing down Hourihane 25 yards out. What can Ireland do with this?
CLOSE! That's much better from Ireland as Callum Robinson creates space on the right up against Olivero, and his cross is very nearly met by the onrushing Hogan, but he just can't get enough on his header to find the bottom corner!
It will only take a split second for one of these Gibraltar players to switch off, so Ireland need to be patient and keep moving the ball quickly.
Gibraltar currently have a good shape with the full-backs acting as auxilary centre-halves and the wingers filling the spaces out wide.
OFFSIDE! Ireland are very nearly in as Hendrick seeks Hogan, but the striker has just drifted into an offside position before his shot on the turn is saved by the legs of Goldwin.
Ireland need to pick up the tempo here, as the end-of-season hangover is very much evident thus far.
The captain Coleman tries to do exactly that by racing down the right, but Hendrick's dinked pass into his path drifts out of play before he can get to it.
WIDE! James McClean has yet to touch the ball I don't think, and here he slaps his thighs as he feels he's in a far better position to receive the pass from Hogan, but the striker - clearly wanting to impress - slices his left-foot shot a good few yards wide.
He knows he really ought to have passed.
WIDE! Gibraltar are growing in confidence as Tjay De Barr collects the ball in between the Irish defence and midfield.
He skips forward and has a shot on goal, but that drifts a couple of yards wide of Randolph's left-hand post.
- OffLee CasciaroGibraltar
- OnAnthony BardonGibraltar
Hourihane and Hendrick are working well in these early stages for Ireland, winning the ball back off their opponents. It's Hendrick who swings his cross in from the right seeking McGoldrick, but Joseph Chipolina rises to head clear.
SUB! There's a brief stoppage now as Casciaro goes down holding his hamstring. That's not good, and he will be immediately replaced by Bardon.
Good pressurising from McGoldrick following Stevens' searching long ball wins Ireland possession.
Patient build-up along the back again leads to Hourihane seeking the advanced Stevens, but he's got a little too much on this pass.
WIDE! Ireland have started really well on the front foot, and McGoldrick is next to try his luck from the angle on the right, but his shot doesn't trouble Goldwin.
CHANCE! Nice fast and direct start from Ireland as Hogan is sought in the left channel and he forces the Gibraltar defender to knock the ball behind for a corner.
Hourihane delivers from the right, and after Goldwin flaps at the initial cross, the midfielder's clipped centre is then headed over from five yards out by Duffy. What a good early chance!
- 1st Half
We're up and running at the Aviva Stadium in this Group D Euro 2020 Qualifier after a quick huddle from the boys in green.
IRELAND TEAM NEWS
Here's a quick reminder of the Republic of Ireland team tonight as they go in search of 10 points from their opening four group games.
The match officials are from Romania and the referee is Radu Petrescu.
TEAMS ARE OUT!
It's been a nice sunny summer's day in Dublin today, and the two sets of players are now lined up as we stand for the national anthems.
GIBRALTAR MAKE TWO CHANGES
Gibraltar showed they shouldn't be taken lightly when they beat Armenia 1-0 last March - although they have since lost their last five games in a row.
Their manager Julio Ribas also made two changes to the side which lost 3-0 in Georgia with Alain Pons and Andrew Hernandez being drafted in for Anthony Bardon and Anthony Hernandez.
Here's more ahead of kick-off from Mick...
There's a bit of pressure on Ireland tonight to put in a decent performance as well as a result after they were indebted to Darren Randolph's heroics in goal as an embarrassing defeat was avoided against Gibraltar back in March.
There was a bit of drama earlier today when the team coach broke down on its way to the Aviva Stadium, but they will hope that's the only hiccup this evening.
McCarthy told Sky Sports a few moments ago: "There always under pressure to win, and it would be nice if we win with a swagger.
"The reality is that we just need to win the game. The bus delay hasn’t had any affect. They’ve had to come from Georgia!”
This will be the fourth meeting between the sides with the Irish prevailing 7-0 and 4-0 in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, in addition to their 1-0 victory in the opening qualifier at the Victoria Stadium.
EURO 2020 Qualifiers - tonight's fixtures
Bulgaria vs Kosova
Czech Republic vs Montenegro
Denmark vs Georgia
Latvia vs Slovenia
Malta vs Romania
North Macedonia vs Austria
Poland vs Israel
Serbia vs Lithuania
Spain vs Sweden
Ukraine vs Luxembourg
ALL ABOUT THREE MORE POINTS
McCarthy and his players will hope for a far more comfortable experience than the one they endured on the Rock, where Jeff Hendrick’s goal secured a scratchy 1-0 win, although the manager brushed aside suggestions that they will be looking to put on a show in Dublin.
He said: “I want to win the game. I don’t get this about how we have to be expansive. We tried that – we were expansive against Georgia and had lots of chances. We scored one, but we won the game.
“We weren’t allowed to be expansive in Gibraltar, but we scored one and won the game. I thought we played well in Denmark and one goal gets us the draw, so long as we win, I’m not bothered.
“I’m not saying we are going out to do anything other – we try and play football, but I want to win. I want 10 points. The more games we win, we qualify. I want 10 points.”
IRISH MAKE TWO CHANGES
Three more points will be expected tonight for the Republic of Ireland as they look to consolidate their position at the top of Group D.
McCarthy opts to make just two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Denmark in Copenhagen.
There are two alterations to the team, with Scott Hogan and Callum Robinson in for Glenn Whelan and Robbie Brady.
It's a more offensive line-up with Hogan joining David McGoldrick up front.
GIBRALTAR TEAM NEWS
Starting line-up: Goldwin, Sergeant, Joseph Chipolina, Roy Chipolina, Annesley, Olivero, De Barr, Andrew Hernandez, Pons, Walker, Casciaro.
Subs: Coleing, Garcia, Jolley, Bardon, Styche, Barnett, Mouelhi, Anthony Hernandez, Britto, Coombes, Priestley.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TEAM NEWS
Starting line-up: Randolph, Coleman, Duffy, Keogh, Stevens, Robinson, Hourihane, Hendrick, McClean, Hogan, McGoldrick.
Subs: McDermott, Whelan, Doherty, Maguire, Brady, Egan, O'Dowda, Cullen, Curtis, Cunningham, Talbot.
STATE OF PLAY
With Denmark in action also tonight against Georgia, the Republic of Ireland have the chance to create clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in Group D.
Switzerland, who have been in UEFA Nations League action, are three points adrift of McCarthy's men in second while Georgia are a point further back.
It means that Ireland could go up to six points clear at the top with a win tonight, and the other result ending in a draw.
Hello and welcome along to live minute-by-minute coverage of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 Qualifier against Gibraltar.
It was in the reverse fixture back in March that Mick McCarthy began his second reign in charge, and tonight his side have the chance to take a grip on qualifying for next summer's tournament.
Team news and all the build up to the 7.45pm kick off at the Aviva Stadium is on its way.