Astana Arena - Astana 07/09/2012 - 18:00CET (22:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Kazakhstan - Republic of Ireland
1-2
 

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Late double act rescues Ireland in Kazakhstan

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.00CET
Late double act rescues Ireland in Kazakhstan
Ireland's James McCarthy (right) attempts to escape the attentions of Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

Two goals in the last two minutes earned Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland side a comeback victory away to Kazakhstan in their opening FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Ireland lost all three of their games at UEFA EURO 2012 and for a long time looked set to suffer another defeat in Astana after Kazakhstan captain Kairat Nurdauletov's 37th-minute effort. However, record goalscorer Robbie Keane equalised with a penalty with seconds of the 90 minutes remaining and there was still time for substitute Kevin Doyle to net a late winner.

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Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 16:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Kazakhstan
Republic of Ireland

1

Goals scored

2

10

Total attempts

17

3

Attempts on target

7

5

off target

4

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

9

3

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90
    Doyle (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • Goal
    89
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Substitution
    85
    Gridin (in) - Konysbaev (out) (Kazakhstan)
  • Substitution
    70
    Long (in) - Walters (out) (Republic of Ireland)

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