Eire Participant Scores As McGoldrick & Hourihane Shine In Essential Win
Eire picked up an important 1-Zero win over a difficult Georgian facet in Mick McCarthy’s first recreation again at Landsdowne Street.
Conor Hourihane scored Eire’s solely objective because of a free-kick within the 35th minute, with the Boys in Inexperienced trying a lot improved from Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Gibraltar.
Listed here are the participant rankings as Eire picked up an important three factors in opposition to Georgia.
Darren Randolph – 6
The Middlesbrough man barely touched the ball within the first 45 minutes however got here up trumps as soon as once more with an necessary save to disclaim Georgia and equaliser in first-half stoppage time.
Once more Randolph was calm and funky and on the ball when he needed to be. Proved to be an actual asset for Eire.
Seamus Coleman – 6
Eire’s captain regarded way more like himself in opposition to Georgia and was a menace down the correct alongside Robbie Brady.
The Everton man was examined by the Georgian assault however dealt nicely with what was thrown at him and appears to be getting again to himself.
Significantly better with out Matt Doherty.
Richard Keogh – 6
A participant who has needed to battle for his place given the membership type of John Egan however as soon as once more Richard Keogh was stable on the coronary heart of the defence.
He had a few questionable clearances however troublesome to criticise the Derby man after one other clear sheet.
Shane Duffy – 6
A continuing commanding determine within the coronary heart of the defence for Eire, the entire nation breathed a collective sigh of reduction when he was handed match after his ankle knock.
Duffy put in a few body-on-the-line blocks and was a dominant determine within the air for Eire. One other clear sheet and stable efficiency from certainly one of Eire’s greatest gamers.
Enda Stevens – 6
Stevens didn’t put a foot mistaken at left-back and regarded decidedly improved from the sport in opposition to Gibraltar.
The Sheffield United man might have accomplished extra going ahead however it’s exhausting to criticise him after that efficiency.
Glenn Whelan – 7
There have been a whole lot of eyebrows raised at Whelan’s inclusion however inside 10 minutes you may see why he was there.
He sat behind Hourihane and Hendrick and allowed them to interrupt into the field to assist David McGoldrick who was Eire’s lone striker.
Worldwide retirement may very well be the perfect factor to ever occur to him.
Conor Hourihane – 8
Noticed a superb effort saved by the Georgian keeper and was very full of life breaking from midfield within the first half, with Whelan sitting behind him.
The Villa man deserved his objective when he lashed the free-kick previous the Georgian keeper. Lastly rising into his position within the Irish midfield.
Jeff Hendrick – 6
The Burnley man has spoken brazenly about eager to up his recreation within the inexperienced of Eire and it’s troublesome to disclaim his enchancment in opposition to Georgia.
He labored exhausting to assist McGoldrick making promising runs and located himself in some good positions out extensive. Just a little extra of this and he’ll quickly be again within the Irish good books.
Robbie Brady – 6
It nonetheless appears to be like as if the Burnley man is discovering his toes after a prolonged interval out injured however he linked up nicely with Coleman at occasions on the correct.
Chopping inside on his left-foot he regarded harmful and in equity to him proved a simpler participant within the position than Doherty did on Saturday evening.
David McGoldrick – 9
McGoldrick confirmed precisely why he’s been so extremely touted at his membership degree working nicely because the lone striker together with his contact and hold-up play each trying very sharp.
The Sheffield United man is trendy and slick in possession and deserved a objective for his general show.
The perfect participant on the park in inexperienced.
James McClean – 6
Much more prefer it from the Stoke Metropolis man, who was fortunate to even hold his place following his abysmal show in opposition to Gibraltar on Saturday evening.
He had the beating of his full-back and arguably ought to have gone at him a bit of extra as he drew two or three fouls out of him.
McClean additionally labored exhausting to assist Enda Stevens defensively. A stable show.
Aiden O’Brien – 5
He put himself about however wasn’t on lengthy sufficient to point out an excessive amount of actual promise.
Matt Doherty – N/A
The Wolves man wasn’t on the sphere lengthy sufficient to price.