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Long saves point for Ireland against Poland

Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 22.38CET
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland
Shane Long equalised in stoppage time to cancel out Sławomir Peszko's predatory effort for the Group D leaders.
by Gareth Maher
from Dublin Arena

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Match statistics

Republic of IrelandPoland

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts12
 
7
on target2
 
2
off target8
 
5
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners5
 
1
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
18
Fouls suffered18
 
17

Standings

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Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 22.38CET

Long saves point for Ireland against Poland

Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland
Shane Long equalised in stoppage time to cancel out Sławomir Peszko's predatory effort for the Group D leaders.

Shane Long levels in added time for Republic of Ireland against Group D pacesetters
Sławomir Peszko scores first for Poland, whose lead is down to one point
Ireland stay within three points of Poland but are two behind Germany and Scotland
Next qualifiers: Poland v Georgia, Republic of Ireland v Scotland (13 June)

Substitute Shane Long scored a 91st-minute equaliser to give the Republic of Ireland a potentially crucial point against UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D leaders Poland.

Desperate to make the most of home advantage – especially after losing their last qualifier away to Scotland in November – Martin O'Neill's team set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation that looked to be attack-minded. A bright start from the hosts saw Wesley Hoolahan drill a low effort narrowly wide, but Poland hit back when Grzegorz Krychowiak headed wide. Poland then took the lead with their first shot on target, Peszko reacting quickly to hesitation by Marc Wilson to steal possession and fire past goalkeeper Shay Given.

Ireland struggled to find any rhythm in their passing in spite of clever movement from midfielder Hoolahan, as he roamed just behind forward Robbie Keane. Poland went closest to getting the next goal with Maciej Rybus causing problems twice. The midfielder first curled a free-kick wide and then nodded off target.

A cross-cum-shot from Republic winger Aiden McGeady made hearts flutter on 44 minutes and Robbie Brady's ball on 52 minutes triggered the same response when it was deflected off goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański's post. Ireland kept trying – Brady's set piece, Wilson's header on target, and a Keane header superbly stopped by Fabiański all threatening. Finally, in stoppage time, Long converted a Brady corner that had been knocked down by Hoolahan.

Last updated: 08/06/15 13.02CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013938/postmatch/report/index.html#long+rescues+ireland

Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Poland

Poland

16
GivenShay Given (GK)
22
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
2
ColemanSeamus Coleman
Yellow Card45
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
Yellow Card60
3
WilsonMarc Wilson
Yellow Card70
6
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
4
O'SheaJohn O'Shea
Yellow Card32
7
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Substitution84
6
WhelanGlenn Whelan
Substitution84
8
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
7
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution68
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski (C)
8
McCarthyJames McCarthy
Yellow Card86
13
RybusMaciej Rybus
10
KeaneRobbie Keane (C)
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
14
WaltersJon Walters
15
GlikKamil Glik
Yellow Card50
19
BradyRobbie Brady
16
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
20
HoolahanWes Hoolahan
Yellow Card25
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Goal26
Yellow Card86
Substitution88

Substitutes

1
FordeDavid Forde (GK)
1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
23
WestwoodKeiren Westwood (GK)
12
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
5
ClarkCiaran Clark
2
CionekThiago Cionek
9
LongShane Long
Substitution84
Goal90+1
3
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
11
McCleanJames McClean
Substitution68
5
LinettyKarol Linetty
12
MeylerDavid Meyler
10
TeodorczykŁukasz Teodorczyk
13
ArterHarry Arter
11
MączyńskiKrzysztof Mączyński
15
ChristieCyrus Christie
18
MilaSebastian Mila
Substitution84
17
WardStephen Ward
19
JanickiRafał Janicki
18
QuinnStephen Quinn
20
GajosMaciej Gajos
21
MurphyDaryl Murphy
21
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution88
22
KeoghRichard Keogh
23
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak

Coach

Martin O'Neill (IRL) Adam Nawalka (POL)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

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