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Ireland cruise to win against Andorra

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.30CET
Republic of Ireland 3-1 Andorra
The hosts made it two out of two in Group B via goals from Kevin Kilbane, Kevin Doyle and Robbie Keane.
Ireland cruise to win against Andorra
Kevin Kilbane celebrates after heading the Irish in front against Andorra ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandAndorra

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts14
 
4
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
0
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
1
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
14

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.30CET

Ireland cruise to win against Andorra

Republic of Ireland 3-1 Andorra
The hosts made it two out of two in Group B via goals from Kevin Kilbane, Kevin Doyle and Robbie Keane.

The Republic of Ireland ended the night as early Group B leaders ahead of Slovakia on goal difference after a 3-1 victory over Andorra.

It was a comfortable night for the Irish who struck twice in the first half through Kevin Kilbane and Kevin Doyle. Although Cristian Martínez pulled a goal back moments before the break, Robbie Keane restored Ireland's advantage soon after as they warmed up nicely for what should be a considerably tougher home test against Russia next month.

Giovanni Trapattoni kept faith with the team that earned a 1-0 win in Armenia on Friday and they started well, taking a 15th-minute lead through Kilbane's near-post header from Liam Lawrence's corner. It was veteran's third goal in as many games against the Andorrans and the first by an Irish player at the new Dublin Arena.

Jesús Álvarez's visitors, without a single EURO qualifying point in their history, had set their stall out to frustrate the Irish and there were one or two rumblings of anxiety from the crowd as the hosts struggled to build on their early advantage. Yet four minutes before the break they had a second goal to cheer. Lawrence closed down Sergio Moreno outside the Andorra area and Doyle picked up the loose ball and arrowed a left-footed effort into the far corner.

Before half-time arrived, Andorra were back in it as Martínez latched on to Richard Dunne's unwitting knockdown and found the top corner 25 yards from goal. It was Andorra's first goal since September last year and some way for the 20-year-old to open his account. Nine minutes after the restart, however, Keane restored the two-goal cushion, producing a simple chip over José Antonio Gómes after some excellent work by Aiden McGeady, who exchanged passes with a couple of team-mates before releasing his skipper.

Last updated: 07/09/10 23.42CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Andorra

Andorra

1
GivenShay Given (GK)
1
GómesJosé Gómes (GK)
2
St LedgerSean St Ledger
3
BernausMarc Bernaus
3
KilbaneKevin Kilbane
Goal15
5
SilvaFernando Silva
Yellow Card31
4
O'SheaJohn O'Shea
Substitution75
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima (C)
Yellow Card34
5
DunneRichard Dunne
Yellow Card62
7
PujolMarc Pujol
Substitution86
6
WhelanGlenn Whelan
Substitution61
8
VieiraMarcio Vieira
7
LawrenceLiam Lawrence
9
GómezSebastiàn Gómez
8
GreenPaul Green
11
MorenoSergio Moreno
Yellow Card58
Substitution59
9
DoyleKevin Doyle
Goal41
Substitution82
16
C. MartínezCristian Martínez
Goal45
10
KeaneRobbie Keane (C)
Goal54
18
AyalaJosep Ayala
Substitution71
11
McGeadyAiden McGeady
19
EscuraJordi Escura

Substitutes

16
WestwoodKeiren Westwood (GK)
13
Ferran PolFerran Pol (GK)
12
FaheyKeith Fahey
2
RubioJordi Rubio
13
KellyStephen Kelly
Substitution75
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
Substitution86
14
GibsonDarron Gibson
Substitution61
10
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Substitution59
15
CunninghamGreg Cunningham
12
AndorráXavi Andorrá
Substitution71
17
KeoghAndrew Keogh
Substitution82
15
MejíasDaniel Mejías
18
LongShane Long
17
LorenzoIvan Lorenzo

Coach

Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA) Jesús Álvarez (AND)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Michael Soteriou (CYP), Aristides Christou (CYP)

Fourth official

Stelios Trifonos (CYP)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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