Dublin Arena - Dublin 07/06/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Republic of Ireland - Faroe Islands
3-0
 

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Record-breaking Keane hits three in Ireland win

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.00CET
Record-breaking Keane hits three in Ireland win
Robbie Keane celebrates Ireland's opener in Dublin ©AFP/Getty Images

Robbie Keane marked his milestone 126th international appearance with a treble as the Republic of Ireland made light work of the Faroe Islands in a 3-0 win in Dublin.

The script was written for the LA Galaxy striker – surpassing Shay Given's caps record – to make an early contribution and he obliged after just five minutes. Keane struck again 11 minutes into the second half, before completing a hat-trick and lifting Giovanni Trapattoni's charges into third place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

The home team were swift to examine the scars the Faroe Islands incurred in a 6-0 defeat by Austria last time out. Wes Hoolahan – making his first competitive start – picked out Aiden McGeady, whose inviting centre from the left was rolled in first time by Keane.

Match statistics

Republic of Ireland
Faroe Islands

3

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

3

9

Attempts on target

0

3

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

1

2

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Baldvinsson (Faroe Islands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    84
    H. Samuelsen (in) - Holst (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • Substitution
    82
    Kelly (in) - Wilson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • Goal
    81
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) scores!

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