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Ireland open with slender Hungary success

Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 22.38CET
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Hungary
The hosts made a winning start in qualifying Group 7 with Robert Brady and Rhys Murphy scoring against Hungary, who finished with ten men.
by Keith Wallace
from The Showgrounds
Ireland open with slender Hungary success
Robert Brady (right) of the Republic of Ireland celebrates with team-mate Aidan White after scoring his side's first goal ©Sportsfile
Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 22.38CET

Ireland open with slender Hungary success

Republic of Ireland 2-1 Hungary
The hosts made a winning start in qualifying Group 7 with Robert Brady and Rhys Murphy scoring against Hungary, who finished with ten men.

The Republic of Ireland kicked off their 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with three points as they overcame Hungary in Sligo.

Robert Brady struck after a quarter of an hour to give the hosts the lead but Markó Futács restored parity before the interval. Rhys Murphy's second-half effort proved decisive, with the visitors finishing with ten men following the late dismissal of Bence Iszlai.

Ireland made most of the running in the first half and deservedly took the lead when Brady cut in from the right and drilled a low, powerful left-footed shot in from 25 metres. The home side continued on the front foot but for all their possession could not test Péter Gulácsi again. Hungary equalised against the run of play on 38 minutes when an András Gosztonyi through ball released Ádám Bódi in behind the Irish defence and he squared for Futács.

The second half was more even but Noel King's charges took the lead again on 69 minutes when Brady delivered an inswinging cross from the right that Murphy slotted in from close range. Hungary rarely looked like responding again and their hopes evaporated eight minutes from time when Iszlai was dismissed for a foul on Aidan White.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.16CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Hungary

Hungary

1
McLoughlinIan McLoughlin (GK)
1
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK) (C)
2
ConnollyMark Connolly
3
SvábDániel Sváb
Yellow Card20
3
GunningGavin Gunning
4
SzokolZsolt Szokol
4
KiernanRob Kiernan
6
FodorFerenc Fodor
5
CanavanNiall Canavan
7
BódiÁdám Bódi
Substitution90
6
TowellRichie Towell
Yellow Card72
9
FutácsMarkó Futács
Goal38
Yellow Card66
Substitution79
7
WhiteAidan White
10
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
8
McCarthyJames McCarthy (C)
11
Kálnoki-KisDávid Kálnoki-Kis
9
BartonAdam Barton
13
BalázsBenjámin Balázs
Substitution81
10
MurphyRhys Murphy
Goal69
15
KissMáté Kiss
Yellow Card64
11
BradyRobbie Brady
Goal15
19
IszlaiBence Iszlai
Red Card82

Substitutes

16
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
12
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
12
C. CliffordConor Clifford
2
SzeleczkiAlex Szeleczki
13
HourihaneConor Hourihane
8
BertusLajos Bertus
14
OyebanjoOlanrewaju Oyebanjo
16
HidiPatrick Hidi
Substitution90
15
DuffyShane Duffy
17
TajthyTamás Tajthy
17
CollinsJames Collins
18
Dániel NagyDániel Nagy
Substitution79
18
HendrickJeff Hendrick
20
GyurcsóÁdám Gyurcsó
Substitution81

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Antal Róth (HUN)

Referee

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Yves De Neve (BEL), Frederick Stalport (BEL)

Fourth official

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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