Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 Scotland | 2016 - UEFA Euro | 2013954

UEFA European ChampionshipQualifying Round | Aviva Stadium, Dublin
13 June 2015 - 17:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 Scotland

Walters(38) Full-time O'Shea(47og)
Republic of Ireland Scotland

Ireland have to settle for draw with Scotland

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 SCOTLAND 1 - The Republic of Ireland had to share the points with Scotland in front of a superb atmosphere in their UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifier at Aviva Stadium.
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13th Jun 2015

Having fought back to draw with Poland in their previous qualifier, Martin O’Neill went into the game hoping to secure their third victory of the campaign. And they looked to be heading that way when Jonathan Walters put them in front.

Pouncing on a save from Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall on 38 minutes, the Stoke City attacker fired in after Daryl Murphy originally met Robbie Brady’s corner kick and forced the ball to drop kindly for Walters.

By that stage, Ireland were largely dictating the tempo and pushing their visitors onto the back foot. Clever play by Wes Hoolahan allowed the home team to stretch their opponents and open up space, yet few chances fell their way.

Glenn Whelan registered their first shot on goal on 16 minutes when his piledriver flew just wide. That was in response to a chance from Scotland’s Steven Naismith, while Steven Fletcher forced goalkeeper Shay Given into a finger-tipped save.

Up the other end, Ireland continued to press forward with Murphy’s looping header testing the alertness of Marshall, who tipped the ball over his crossbar to concede the corner kick that Walters would score from.

After the break, Scotland came flying out with a shot from Shaun Maloney taking an unfortunate deflection off captain John O’Shea and spinning into the net past Given. It was a cruel goal to concede for O’Neill’s men.

Yet, Ireland never gave up. Murphy, who got the nod to start the game, was terrific and he almost fired Ireland back in front when he broke free on the left side but Marshall pulled off a superb save with his feet.

Record goalscorer Robbie Keane was sprung from the substitutes’ bench and he nearly weaved some magic within minutes as his shot from distance was straight on goal, but again Marshall was alive to the danger.

Ireland piled on the pressure late on in search of a winner and looked the most likely team to get the next goal, but it never arrived. They had to settle for a point, which leaves them on nine points after six qualifiers with four games remaining.

Republic of Ireland: Given; Coleman, O’Shea, Wilson, Brady; Walters, Whelan (McClean 68), McCarthy, Hendrick; Hoolahan (Keane 73); Murphy (Long 80).

Scotland: Marshall; Hutton, Martin, Mulgrew, Forsyth; Brown (McArthur 85), Morrison; Ritchie (Anya h-t), Maloney, Naismith (Berra 90+2); Fletcher.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli.

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

16 Given (G) 2 Coleman 3 Wilson 4 O'Shea (C) 6 Whelan 8 McCarthy 13 Hendrick 14 Walters 19 Brady 20 Hoolahan 21 Murphy

Scotland

1 Marshall (G) 2 Hutton 3 Forsyth 4 R. Martin 5 Mulgrew 6 Maloney 7 Morrison 8 Brown (C) 9 S. Fletcher 10 Naismith 11 Ritchie

Substitutes

  • 12 Craig Gordon (G)
  • 21 Craig Samson (G)
  • 13 Steven Whittaker
  • 14 Ikechi Anya
  • 15 Darren Fletcher
  • 16 Charlie Adam
  • 17 Gordon Greer
  • 18 Andy Robertson
  • 19 James Forrest
  • 20 Leigh Griffiths
  • 22 Christophe Berra
  • 23 James McArthur

Officials

  • Referee Nicola Rizzoli
  • Assistant Referee Elenito Di Liberatore
  • Assistant Referee Gianluca Cariolato
  • Additional Assistant Referee Luca Banti
  • Additional Assistant Referee Davide Massa
  • 4th Referee Matteo Passeri
  • Uefa Delegate Cornel Cristian Bivolaru
  • Referee Observer Manuel Lopez Fernandez
  • Gareth Maher
  • Patrick A. Daly

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 5" Steven Naismith (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 6" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 7" James McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Scott Brown (Scotland).
  • 9" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 10" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 10" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 11" James Morrison (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 11" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) takes the corner.
  • 14" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 16" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 20" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 20" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 20" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 22" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 24" Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alan Hutton (Scotland).
  • 28" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 29" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 30" James McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Russell Martin (Scotland).
  • 30" James McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 32" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) fouls.
  • 38" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 38" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 38" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 38" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 38" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 38" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 39" Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 40" James McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 44" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Ikechi Anya (in) - Matt Ritchie (out) (Scotland)
  • 46" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).
  • 47" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) scores an own goal.
  • 48" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 49" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 49" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 52" Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Steven Fletcher (Scotland).
  • 53" Craig Forsyth (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 53" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 56" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Steven Naismith (Scotland).
  • 57" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 57" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 58" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 58" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 59" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on James Morrison (Scotland).
  • 62" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 64" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 65" Ikechi Anya (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 65" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 65" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 67" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 68" James McClean (in) - Glenn Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 70" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 71" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 72" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 73" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 73" Robbie Keane (in) - Wes Hoolahan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 74" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 75" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 75" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 78" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Steven Fletcher (Scotland).
  • 79" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Craig Forsyth (Scotland).
  • 80" Shane Long (in) - Daryl Murphy (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 81" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) takes the corner.
  • 81" Steven Naismith (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 82" Craig Forsyth (Scotland) fouls.
  • 83" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 84" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 84" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 84" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 85" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 85" James McArthur (in) - Scott Brown (out) (Scotland)
  • 88" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 88" Steven Naismith (Scotland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 90+2" Christophe Berra (in) - Steven Naismith (out) (Scotland)
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland

Corners Won

13 4

Shots on Target

6 3

Shots off Target

2 3

Fouls Committed

16 4
  • Republic of Ireland

    Scotland

  • 1Goals1
  • 3Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 6Shots on Goal3
  • 2Shots Wide3
  • 3Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 3Save(s)5
  • 11Total Shots8
  • 16Fouls Committed4
  • 13Corner(s)4
  • 1Offside(s)0