Republic of Ireland made it back-to-back victories in their Euro 2016 qualification campaign by producing a ruthless performance to destroy minnows Gibraltar 7-0 in Dublin tonight.Rep Ireland vs Gibraltar highlights.
The Boys in Green emerged from the break keen to inflict more damage and swiftly achieved that with four more goals in a 10-minute spell early in the second half.
While Ireland were expected to win, this result comes as a welcome boost to Martin O’Neill’s men ahead of their crunch clash against Germany on Tuesday. Thanks for joining me good bye!
56′Goal Wesley Hoolahan
GOAL! Wes Hoolahan makes it 7-0!
53′Goal James McClean
Wes Hoolahan bursts into the box, but sees his shot saved low by Perez. However, McClean reacts quickest to add his second.
51′Own Goal Jordan Perez
GOAL! Own goal from Perez
46′Goal James McClean
GOAL! James McClean makes it 4-0 to Ireland
46′The second half is underway! Gibraltar get the game re-started.
Ireland will be relatively happy with their display as they take a comprehensive 3-0 lead into the second half but Martin O’Neill may be a bit worried by the team’s ability to maintain their level of performance. Gibraltar, for their part, are fighting admirably but individual errors have seen to it that they are heavily behind. Lee Casciaro has not troubled the Irish defence despite getting in behind O’Shea once, but he was marshalled out of play.
18′Penalty Goal Robbie Keane
GOAL! Keane scores a hat-trick with a penalty.
14′Goal Robbie Keane
GOAL! Keane doubles Ireland’s lead.
6′Goal Robbie Keane
GOAL! Robbie Keane finishes after some great work from Aiden McGeady.