Dublin Arena - Dublin 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Republic of Ireland - Austria
2-2
 

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Alaba comes to Austria's rescue in Ireland

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 22.50CET
Republic of Ireland 2-2 Austria
David Alaba's stoppage-time effort gave Austria the point which put them second in Group C as Ireland and two-goal Jon Walters were denied.
Alaba comes to Austria's rescue in Ireland
David Alaba celebrates his last-minute equaliser for Austria ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of Ireland
Austria

2

Goals scored

2

10

Total attempts

8

5

Attempts on target

4

3

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

2

2

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

18

16

Fouls suffered

20

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 22.50CET

Alaba comes to Austria's rescue in Ireland

Republic of Ireland 2-2 Austria
David Alaba's stoppage-time effort gave Austria the point which put them second in Group C as Ireland and two-goal Jon Walters were denied.

David Alaba scored deep into added time to rescue a point for Austria in the Republic of Ireland and keep his side ahead of their hosts in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

It looked as if Ireland were on course for a crucial three points in Dublin after Jon Walters scored twice to overturn Martin Harnik's early goal. However, second-half pressure from Austria finally told when Alaba struck from distance.

Austria appeared composed and confident from kick-off and it was no surprise when they took an 11th-minute lead. Zlatko Junuzovic robbed Ciaran Clark of possession and drove into the box before teeing up Harnik to toe-poke in. The hosts responded and got themselves level when Emanuel Pogatetz brought down Shane Long in the area midway through the half, Walters powerfully dispatching the penalty.

That led to a period of Irish control, which was rewarded a minute into injury time at the end of the first half when Glenn Whelan's corner was met by a stooping Walters who headed in off the back post.

Austria pushed the Republic back thereafter, György Garics going close with a cross-shot – although visiting keeper Heinz Lindner had to be at his best to tip over. Yet the flow of play was mainly directed towards the home goal and Alaba's deflected effort gave Austria a point which puts them second in the group behind Germany, level on points with both Sweden and Ireland.

Last updated: 08/05/14 5.43CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008594/postmatch/report/index.html#alaba+earns+point+ireland

Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Austria

Austria

1David Forde (GK)12Heinz Lindner (GK)
2Seamus Coleman2György Garics
4John O'Shea (C)
Yellow Card35
3Aleksandar Dragovic
6Glenn Whelan4Emanuel Pogatetz
8James McCarthy
Yellow Card21
5Christian Fuchs (C)
9Shane Long
Yellow Card81
Substitution83
7Marko Arnautovic
11James McClean8David Alaba
Goal90+2
13Jon Walters
Goal25
Goal45+1
10Zlatko Junuzovic
Substitution27
14Marc Wilson11Martin Harnik
Goal11
15Ciaran Clark
Substitution72
19Veli Kavlak
Yellow Card43
Substitution69
20Connor Sammon20Philipp Hosiner
Substitution62

Substitutes

23Darren Randolph (GK)1Ramazan Özcan (GK)
16Keiren Westwood (GK)23Lukas Königshofer (GK)
3Darren O'Dea6Andreas Ivanschitz
5Sean St Ledger
Substitution72
9Andreas Weimann
Substitution69
7Wesley Hoolahan13Markus Suttner
10Kevin Doyle14Julian Baumgartlinger
Substitution27
12Stephen Kelly15Sebastian Prödl
17Andrew Keogh16Jakob Jantscher
18Robert Brady17Florian Klein
19Simon Cox18Christoph Leitgeb
21Paul Green
Substitution83
21Marc Janko
Substitution62
22Jeffrey Hendrick22Manuel Ortlechner

Coach

Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA) Marcel Koller (SUI)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Goran Pataki (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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