Qualifying round (Group C) - 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - Dublin Arena - Dublin
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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 IrelandAustria

Goals scored2
 
2
Total attempts10
 
8
Attempts on target5
 
4
off target3
 
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed20
 
18
Fouls suffered16
 
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: 27/03/13 0.17CET

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