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Last-gasp O'Toole downs Bulgaria

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 19.53CET
Republic of Ireland 1-0 Bulgaria Substitute John Joe O'Toole scored an added-time winner to give the Irish their first win in Group 3.
Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 19.53CET

Last-gasp O'Toole downs Bulgaria

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Bulgaria Substitute John Joe O'Toole scored an added-time winner to give the Irish their first win in Group 3.

Substitute John Joe O'Toole scored a last-gasp winner to give the Republic of Ireland their first win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying, which moves them alongside opponents Bulgaria on three points in Group 3.

O'Cearuill miss
Watford FC midfielder O'Toole struck deep into added-time, applying a firm header to Eddie Nolan's right-wing cross to seal a 1-0 victory in Athlone. It was little more than Don Givens' side deserved having dominated large swathes of the encounter and Joe O'Cearuill, in particular, was guilty of a terrible miss late on in the first period. Irish goalkeeper Darren Quigley was called into action more after the restart, twice denying Vladimir Gadjev before O'Toole's dramatic late intervention.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.54CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
QuigleyDarren Quigley (GK)
6
BandalovskiIvan Bandalovski
Yellow Card40
2
NolanEddie Nolan
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov
Substitution70
3
PowellConor Powell
19
N. DimitrovNikolay Dimitrov
4
O'CearuillJoe O'Cearuill
17
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
5
O'DeaDarren O'Dea (C)
13
FidaninAtanas Fidanin
8
StokesAnthony Stokes
18
GadzhevVladimir Gadzhev
Yellow Card90+2
6
GleesonStephen Gleeson
4
IvanovIvan Ivanov
9
QuinnStephen Quinn
Substitution81
1
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK) (C)
10
RooneyAdam Rooney
Substitution70
3
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
7
O'BrienJames O'Brien
Substitution87
10
PetrovNikolai Petrov
Yellow Card36
Substitution89
11
SheehanAlan Sheehan
Yellow Card60
20
PopovIvelin Popov
Substitution46

Substitutes

16
SuppleShane Supple (GK)
15
KikiDani Kiki
Substitution46
12
O'TooleJohn Joe O'Toole
Substitution81
Goal90+3
11
MirchevVladislav Mirchev
13
KeoghRichard Keogh
12
NikolovIliya Nikolov (GK)
18
DownesAidan Downes
Substitution87
8
StarokinOrlin Starokin
Substitution89
17
SammonConnor Sammon
Substitution70
9
KurdovAtanas Kurdov
Substitution70
14
SpillaneMichael Spillane
5
VelichkovVelichko Velichkov
14
KavdanskiMartin Kavdanski

Coach

Donald Givens (IRL) Alexandre Stankov (BUL)

Referee

Jérôme Laperrière (SUI)

Assistant referees

Raffael Zeder (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)

Fourth official

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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