Qualifying round (Group B) - 07/10/2011 - 21:30CET (21:30 local time) - Estadi Comunal - Andorra la Vella
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Ireland win in Andorra sets up Armenia showdown

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.34CET
Andorra 0-2 Republic of Ireland
The Irish will go into their decisive final qualifier against Armenia second in Group B after Kevin Doyle and Aiden McGeady secured an easy victory.
Ireland win in Andorra sets up Armenia showdown
Kevin Doyle's opener sparks celebrations in Andorra ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts5
 
12
Attempts on target3
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
7
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners2
 
9
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
17
Fouls suffered15
 
15

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.34CET

Ireland win in Andorra sets up Armenia showdown

Andorra 0-2 Republic of Ireland
The Irish will go into their decisive final qualifier against Armenia second in Group B after Kevin Doyle and Aiden McGeady secured an easy victory.

The Republic of Ireland warmed up for their decisive final Group B qualifier at home against Armenia next week with a comfortable 2-0 win in Andorra.

First-half goals from Kevin Doyle and Aiden McGeady kept the Irish in second place in the section, two points behind leaders Russia who won in Slovakia and face Andorra next. Giovanni Trapattoni's men know they will at least guarantee second place, and a play-off spot, by avoiding defeat against third-placed Armenia in Dublin on Tuesday.

Ireland flew out of the traps and might have scored even before Doyle's eighth-minute opener. Doyle, a scorer when the teams met in Dublin 13 months ago, was foiled by José Gómes, and Robbie Keane then hit the crossbar. The breakthrough came when, after Keane had an effort blocked from a corner, Andorra failed to clear and Glenn Whelan headed the ball back towards goal where Doyle swivelled and flicked it home.

For the second, Whelan fed a free-kick to McGeady on the left side of the box and he fired in a shot across goal. José Gómes got a hand to the ball, only to see it bounce against Marcio Vieira and back into the net.

Robbie Keane ballooned over the best chance of a low-key second half. At the other end, Andorra offered little threat of repeating the qualifying goal they got in their 3-1 loss in Dublin – still their only goal of the campaign. The Irish defence is now unbreached in eight games, a record sequence running back to the 3-2 March defeat by Uruguay and comprising 769 minutes.

Last updated: 08/10/11 0.32CET

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