Georgia 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - FIFA World Cup | 2017795

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Round | Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
2 September 2017 - 20:00 (local time)

Georgia 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Kazaishvili(34) Full-time Duffy(4)
Georgia Republic of Ireland

REPORT: Duffy goal earns draw away to Georgia

Shane Duffy scored his first senior goal as the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 with Georgia in Tbilisi in a tense Group D encounter.
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4th Sep 2017

Sitting joint top of the Group with Serbia, Martin O'Neill's squad went into the game looking to maintain their unbeaten record and that it exactly what they did.

Before the game had a chance to settle into a rhythm, Ireland went ahead through Duffy's powerful header on four minutes inside the opposition's penalty area.

However, it was Georgia who responded better after that as they enjoyed more possession of the ball and pushed their visitors back inside their own half.

The home team drew level on 34 minutes when Valeri Kazaishvili fired in following a good counter-attacking move that saw them break through the Irish lines.

Ireland tried to fight their way back in front and went close through James McClean, Jonathan Walters and Aiden McGeady all going close.

The away team had to settle for a point, which leaves them on 13 points after seven games played and three left to go.

Georgia: Makaridze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Kakabadze, Navalovsky, Ananidze, Kazaishvili (Khocholava 90), Kvekveskiri, Gviliia, Jigauri (Chanturia 75), Kvilitaia (Merebashvilli 85).

Un-used Substitutes: Kvaskhvadze, Lobzhanidze, Shergelashvili, Daushvili, Chanturia, Arabidze, Aburjania, Dvalishvili, Sikharulidze.

Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Christie, Clark, Duffy, Ward, Whelan (Murphy 79), Arter (McGeady 62), Brady, McClean, Walters, Long.

Un-used Substitutes: Westwood, Elliot, O'Shea, Keogh, O'Dowda, K. Long, Hoolahan, Hourihane, Meyler, Hayes.

Referee: Ivan Kruzliak.

Tactical Lineups

Georgia

1 Makaridze (G) 4 Kashia (C) 5 Kverkvelia 7 Ananidze 8 Kazaishvili 10 Kvekveskiri 13 Kvilitaia 15 Gvilia 20 Jigauri 21 Kakabadze 22 Navalovski

Substitutes

  • 12 Nukri Revishvili (G)
  • 23 Roin Kvaskhvadze (G)
  • 2 Ucha Lobzhanidze
  • 3 David Khocholava
  • 6 Murtaz Daushvili
  • 9 Vladimer Dvalishvili
  • 11 Giorgi Chanturia
  • 14 Irakli Sikharulidze
  • 16 Lasha Shergelashvili
  • 17 Giorgi Merebashvili
  • 18 Giorgi Arabidze
  • 19 Giorgi Aburjania

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Christie 3 Clark 6 Whelan (C) 9 Long 10 Brady 11 McClean 17 Ward 19 Walters 20 Duffy 22 Arter

Officials

  • Referee Ivan Kružliak
  • Assistant Referee Martin Balko
  • Assistant Referee Tomaš Mokoš
  • 4th Referee Michal Ocenáš
  • Uefa Delegate Bujar Kasmi
  • Referee Observer Michel Piraux
  • Thomas Gurtner
  • Media Officer Mamuka Kvaratskhelia

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Giorgi Navalovski (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 4" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 6" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Valeri Kazaishvili (Georgia).
  • 6" Valeri Kazaishvili (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Giorgi Navalovski (Georgia) fouls.
  • 13" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Jambul Jigauri (Georgia).
  • 13" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 15" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 15" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 15" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 15" Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 16" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jambul Jigauri (Georgia).
  • 17" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 21" Jambul Jigauri (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 22" Valerian Gvilia (Georgia) fouls.
  • 23" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Solomon Kverkvelia (Georgia).
  • 23" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jano Ananidze (Georgia).
  • 27" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 31" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 32" Solomon Kverkvelia (Georgia) fouls.
  • 34" Valeri Kazaishvili (Georgia) scores!
  • 37" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 37" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 37" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 40" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 40" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 42" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) delivers the corner.
  • 42" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 42" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 45" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 45+1" Valerian Gvilia (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 45+1" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 46" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Valeri Kazaishvili (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland).
  • 47" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 49" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 55" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) delivers the corner.
  • 57" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia).
  • 58" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 59" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 60" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 60" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 61" Guram Kashia (Georgia) fouls.
  • 61" Aiden McGeady (in) - Harry Arter (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 62" Jambul Jigauri (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 62" Jambul Jigauri (Georgia) is shown a yellow card.
  • 63" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 63" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 63" Giorgi Navalovski (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 64" Jambul Jigauri (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 64" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) is flagged for offside.
  • 71" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 72" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 72" Guram Kashia (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 73" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 73" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 75" Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 75" Giorgi Chanturia (in) - Jambul Jigauri (out) (Georgia)
  • 75" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 76" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 76" Guram Kashia (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Giorgi Chanturia (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 78" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 79" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 79" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 79" Daryl Murphy (in) - Glenn Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 80" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Giorgi Navalovski (Georgia).
  • 80" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 82" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 85" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jano Ananidze (Georgia).
  • 85" Giorgi Merebashvili (in) - Giorgi Kvilitaia (out) (Georgia)
  • 86" Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 86" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 86" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 87" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90" Giorgi Merebashvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 90+1" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Solomon Kverkvelia (Georgia).
  • 90+1" Giorgi Makaridze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nika Kvekveskiri (Georgia).
  • 90+2" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2" Valerian Gvilia (Georgia) fouls.
  • 90+3" David Khocholava (in) - Valeri Kazaishvili (out) (Georgia)
  • 90+3" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Georgia
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

3 4

Shots on Target

2 6

Shots off Target

5 4

Fouls Committed

10 14
  • Georgia

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals1
  • 2Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal6
  • 5Shots Wide4
  • 5Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 6Save(s)6
  • 12Total Shots11
  • 10Fouls Committed14
  • 3Corner(s)4
  • 1Offside(s)0