England 3 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2020 - Senior Mens Friendlies | 999946907

Senior Men Friendlies Three International Friendly | Wembley Stadium, London, England
12 Nov 2020 20:00

England 3 - 0 Republic of Ireland

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REPORT | England 3-0 Ireland

England defeated Ireland 3-0 in this evening’s International Friendly at Wembley Stadium.
12th Nov 2020

Stephen Kenny was without Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy, and lost John Egan in the opening 15-minutes after a clash of heads.

The home side took the lead in the 18th-minute, after Harry Maguire rose highest to head home a Harry Winks cross at the back post. England doubled their lead on 31-minutes courtesy of Jadon Sancho’s shot into the bottom right corner.

England’s third came from the penalty spot ten minutes after the break. Cyrus Christie fouled Bukayo Saka, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted from the spot, to seal the win.

Ireland now travel to Cardiff, where they meet Wales in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.

England: Nick Pope (Dean Henderson 46); Reece James, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings (Ainsley Maitland-Niles 61); Mason Mount (Jude Bellingham 73), Harry Winks; Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish (Phil Foden 61), Bukayo Saka; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Tammy Abraham 63)

Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph; Cyrus Christie (Kevin Long 60), Shane Duffy (capt), John Egan (Dara O’Shea 14), Matt Doherty; Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane (Jayson Molumby 71); Daryl Horgan (James McClean 60), Alan Browne, Callum O’Dowda (Robbie Brady 60); Adam Idah (Ronan Curtis 71)

 

Match Preview | England v Ireland

Ireland face England at Wembley in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium to start a three-match schedule in November.
11th Nov 2020

Fixture | England v Ireland
Date | Thursday, November 12
Kick-off | 8pm
Location | Wembley Stadium  
TV | Live on RTE & ITV (UK)

WHAT THE MANAGER SAID

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny 

“The bigger picture has always been the World Cup qualifiers but Ireland have never won in Wembley. We’ve won twice against England, once in Stuttgart and once in Goodison (Park) 70-odd years ago, so it has been a long time."

“England are in good form and we have played well at times, against Slovakia particularly, so we are looking forward to going there and we want to perform well. The players are very committed.”

Watch the full press conference on FAI TV here...

WHAT THE SKIPPER SAID 

Ireland captain Seamus Coleman 

"I have great memories of our last trip to Wembley of course. It was a massive game and a great result for us, Shane Long's header that night was fantastic. Having the fans there and a massive support behind us is something we're going to miss out on now but it's a massive game. 

"England will obviously be favourites coming into the game and we've got to be ready for that. Regardless of who you play, whether it is England or Slovakia, I'm sure the lads will be up for it like they are every game when you put on the green shirt."

Watch the full press conference on FAI TV here...

TEAM NEWS

Ireland have been hit with a number of injuries ahead of their three international matches against England, Wales and Bulgaria. 

Striker Aaron Connolly and defender Enda Stevens have pulled out of the squad through injury whilst striker Callum Robinson has left camp after his positive COVID-19 test. 

Striker Sean Maguire has come into the squad and Swansea City midfielder Ryan Manning will link up with the squad after the England match. 

TRAINING

The Ireland squad trained at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, November 11 ahead of their match with England.  Watch the Inside Training from Wembley Stadium on FAI TV here. 

Republic of Ireland Squad 

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin Long (Burnley), Shane Duffy (Celtic), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Cyrus Christie (Nottingham Forest).

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Jack Byrne* (Shamrock Rovers), Ryan Manning* (Swansea City).

Attackers: James McClean (Stoke City), Adam Idah (Norwich City), James Collins (Luton Town), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Sean Maguire (Preston North End).

*Will join Ireland squad before Wales fixture. 

PRESS CONFERENCE | Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny spoke to the media ahead of the England match on Thursday.
9th Nov 2020

The Ireland boss linked up with his squad last night as the Ireland team gathered in London ahead of the start of training today ahead of the England match on Thursday.

The match will be live on RTE at 8pm on Thursday.

Watch the full press conference on FAI TV now.