Aviva Stadium - Dublin 07/09/2015 - 20:45CET (19:45 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group D

Republic of Ireland - Georgia
1-0
 

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Ireland edge past Georgia to stay in contention

Published: Monday 7 September 2015, 22.00CET

  • Jon Walters scrambles in only goal midway through second half
  • Martin O'Neill's side remain two points behind Poland, four adrift of Germany
  • Ireland make it seven wins in as many fixtures against Georgia
  • Georgia have won just one of their last 23 competitive away matches
  • Next games: Republic of Ireland v Germany, Georgia v Gibraltar (8 October)

A scrappy second-half goal from Jon Walters proved enough as the Republic of Ireland overcame Georgia to claim three crucial qualifying Group D points.

 

Standings

 

Match statistics

Republic of Ireland
Georgia

1

Goals scored

0

50

Possession (%)

50

16

Total attempts

6

7

on target

2

4

off target

3

5

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

0

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

12

448

Passes

434

381

completed

376

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Jon Walters' scrambled 69th-minute goal kept Ireland in touch with the top-two in Group D and ended Georgia's slender hopes of taking third spot.
  • Substitution
    81
    Kenia (in) - Khizanishvili (out) (Georgia)
  • Substitution
    76
    Tsintsadze (in) - Kashia (out) (Georgia)
  • Yellow Card
    76
    McClean (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • Substitution
    75
    McClean (in) - Hoolahan (out) (Republic of Ireland)

See also

  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err