Qualifying round (Group C) - 15/10/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - Dublin Arena - Dublin
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Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.37CET
Republic of Ireland 3-1 Kazakhstan
The hosts fought back from a goal behind to end a run of three consecutive defeats in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.
Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win
John O'Shea (right) enjoys his goal ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandKazakhstan

Goals scored3
 
1
Total attempts17
 
9
Attempts on target7
 
2
off target5
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
10
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.37CET

Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win

Republic of Ireland 3-1 Kazakhstan
The hosts fought back from a goal behind to end a run of three consecutive defeats in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

The Republic of Ireland signed off from FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C by beating Kazakhstan 3-1. 

The match in Dublin burst into life when Dmitri Shomko made David Forde's net billow with a virtuoso effort. Robbie Keane responded with a coolly dispatched penalty before John O'Shea rounded off the first-half scoring. Any Irish nerves were settled 12 minutes from time when the ubiquitous Shomko put through his own net.

Kazakhstan had the perfect start after 13 minutes. Collecting the ball with his back to goal, defender Shomko turned sharply before unleashing a swerving left-footed shot that nestled inside the far corner. The lead was fleeting, however, Keane keeping his composure from the spot after Aleksandr Kislitsyn handled in the area. Sunderland AFC defender O'Shea quickly completed the turnaround, firing in from close range as Kazakshtan failed to clear their lines.

Ireland resumed with authority after the interval. Andy Reid led the charge, scurrying down the left and sweeping into the path of Glenn Whelan, whose sweetly struck effort grazed a post. At the other end, substitute Igor Yurin came close to levelling when his long-range attempt skipped off the surface and whistled wide. The result was subsequently put beyond doubt, though, Aiden McGeady's cutback eluding Keane and bobbling in off Shomko.

Last updated: 16/10/13 2.32CET

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