Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - FIFA World Cup | 2017769

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Round | Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
9 October 2017 - 19:45 (local time)

Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Full-time McClean(57)
Wales Republic of Ireland

Sensational Ireland qualify for the play-offs

Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland
James
9th Oct 2017

Ireland produced a sensational performance in Cardiff to beat Wales 1-0. In a tight and tense affair, James McClean's 57th minute strike earned Ireland a famous three points.

The goal came following a fantastic run down the wing by Jeff Hendrick. He got to the endline, whipped an inviting ball into the area. Harry Arter produced a clever stepover to leave James McClean free to bury it past Wayne Hennessey. 

Ireland withstood a Welsh onslaught, with Man of the Match Shane Duffy putting in a towering performance. 

Martin O'Neill's side now await their fate in the play-off draw. 

Tactical Lineups

Wales

1 Hennessey (G) 2 Gunter 4 Davies 5 Chester 6 A. Williams (C) 7 Allen 8 King 9 Robson-Kanu 10 Ramsey 16 Ledley 17 Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 21 Danny Ward (G)
  • 12 Chris Maxwell (G)
  • 3 Neil Taylor
  • 11 Tom Bradshaw
  • 13 David Brooks
  • 14 David Edwards
  • 15 Ethan Ampadu
  • 18 Sam Vokes
  • 19 Thomas Lockyer
  • 20 Jonathan Williams
  • 22 Ben Woodburn
  • 23 Ryan Hedges

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Christie 3 Clark 8 Murphy 10 Brady 11 McClean 13 Hendrick 17 Ward 18 Meyler (C) 20 Duffy 22 Arter

Officials

  • Referee Damir Skomina
  • Assistant Referee Jure Praprotnik
  • Assistant Referee Robert Vukan
  • 4th Referee Matej Jug
  • Uefa Delegate Emil Ubias
  • Referee Observer Edgar Steinborn
  • Laurence Archer

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 3" Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) misses the target.
  • 3" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 4" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ben Davies (Wales).
  • 4" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 8" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) has an attempt on goal.
  • 8" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 8" Joe Ledley (Wales) delivers the corner.
  • 10" David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aaron Ramsey (Wales).
  • 11" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 16" Joe Allen (Wales) fouls.
  • 16" Joe Allen (Wales) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 17" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 18" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 18" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ben Davies (Wales).
  • 20" Joe Allen (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 20" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 21" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) delivers the corner.
  • 23" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 23" James Chester (Wales) blocks a shot.
  • 25" Tom Lawrence (Wales) has an attempt on goal.
  • 25" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 27" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andy King (Wales).
  • 27" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 29" James Chester (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Chris Gunter (Wales) fouls.
  • 31" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 31" Andy King (Wales) is penalised for a foul on Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland).
  • 31" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 32" David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Joe Allen (Wales).
  • 35" Wayne Hennessey (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 37" Jonathan Williams (in) - Joe Allen (out) (Wales)
  • 38" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 39" Ben Davies (Wales) misses the target.
  • 43" Ben Davies (Wales) fouls.
  • 44" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45" Ashley Williams (Wales) is penalised for a foul on Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45+2" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45+2" Wayne Hennessey (Wales) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Tom Lawrence (Wales) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland).
  • 48" Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) fouls.
  • 48" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 50" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 50" James Chester (Wales) blocks a shot.
  • 50" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Tom Lawrence (Wales).
  • 50" Joe Ledley (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 51" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) delivers the corner.
  • 51" James Chester (Wales) misses the target.
  • 53" Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) has an effort on goal.
  • 53" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 53" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 53" Ben Davies (Wales) misses the target.
  • 56" Tom Lawrence (Wales) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on David Meyler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 57" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 59" Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) fouls.
  • 59" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 62" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 62" Ashley Williams (Wales) blocks a shot.
  • 62" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 63" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 64" Ben Davies (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 64" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 65" Ben Woodburn (in) - Andy King (out) (Wales)
  • 69" Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) misses the target.
  • 71" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) misses the target.
  • 71" Sam Vokes (in) - Hal Robson-Kanu (out) (Wales)
  • 72" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Ramsey (Wales).
  • 72" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 72" James Chester (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • 74" Ben Woodburn (Wales) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on David Meyler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 75" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Glenn Whelan (in) - Harry Arter (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Jonathan Williams (Wales) fouls.
  • 79" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 79" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Sam Vokes (Wales).
  • 84" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) misses the target.
  • 85" Jonathan Williams (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 85" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 85" Chris Gunter (Wales) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland).
  • 85" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 87" Ben Woodburn (Wales) takes the corner.
  • 88" Jonathan Williams (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 88" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 88" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) delivers the corner.
  • 89" Chris Gunter (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 89" David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 89" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90+2" Kevin Long (in) - Daryl Murphy (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+2" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Ramsey (Wales).
  • 90+2" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90+3" Ben Davies (Wales) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+3" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+4" Aaron Ramsey (Wales) has an attempt on goal.
  • 90+4" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+5" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jonathan Williams (Wales).
  • 90+6" David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90+6" David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 90+6" Chris Gunter (Wales) takes the free-kick.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Wales
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

10 2

Shots on Target

4 2

Shots off Target

7 3

Fouls Committed

12 12
  • Wales

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals1
  • 1Yellow Card(s)5
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 4Shots on Goal2
  • 7Shots Wide3
  • 6Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 4Save(s)11
  • 17Total Shots8
  • 12Fouls Committed12
  • 10Corner(s)2
  • 0Offside(s)1