Share this page :
facebooktwittermailfacebooktwittermail

Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Kevin Long and Stephen Ward have made history this evening when they were all named in the Republic of Ireland team that has beaten Uruguay 3-1 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

 

Back in the 1960s all of Alex Elder, Willie Irvine and Sammy Todd played for Northern Ireland as did the trio of Michael Duff, Steve Jones and Kyle Lafferty around a decade ago. More recently Brady, Hendrick and Ward all lined up for the Republic but tonight Long, who had made his debut as a substitute in the defeat against Mexico was given his first start.

Stoke’s Jonathan Walters gave Ireland the lead on 28 minutes with Uruguay equalising ten minutes later, but it was Ireland who took command in the second half. Cyrus Christie restored the lead just four minutes into the half and James McClean, who had come on for Hendrick, completed the scoring.

The Republic of Ireland team was: Darren Randolph (Keiren Westwood ht), Cyrus Christie, Kevin Long, Shane Duffy (Alex Pearce 59), Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick (James McClean 72), Harry Arter, Glenn Whelan (Wes Hoolahan ht), Robbie Brady, Jonny Hayes (Aidan McGeady 59), Jon Walters (Daryl Murphy 59).

Share this page :
facebooktwittermailfacebooktwittermail


Follow UpTheClarets:
facebooktwitterfacebooktwitter