The 35-year-old custodian made one or two reasonable saves, including a two-handed block to deny Vunk, but he dropped a clanger at Estonia's goal, allowing Vassiljev's strike to sneak. under him.
The left-back attempted to break the monotony by bursting forward from defence. And he got his reward after winning a corner and then converting from the resultant flag kick. Also had a right-footed shot saved in 54th minute.
Rugged central defender went close to scoring a winner with a powerful header in the 67th minute. Another who went untested in defence.
S. St. Ledger
Continued in the centre of defence and had a comfortable night against a toothless Estonia attack. Underlined his commitment by putting his body on the line with a fantastic block to thwart Saag.
The Sunderland defender took a place at right-back after missing the first leg, but he had an easy 90 minutes, with Lindpere offering little down the left.
Scored the opening goal in the first leg with a powerful header, but he was another player who was quiet in the second leg. Did little wrong and picked out Dunne with a cute free-kick, but never really exerted himself.
Retained his place in the starting line-up after a less-than-impressive showing in the first leg. Was much better tonight, particularly in first half as he helped his side control possession with tidy passing and win it back with tenacious tackling. Only criticism was his failure to properly close Vassiljev down at goal.
Experienced wideman moved to left flank, from where he caused some problems. His early drive was spilled to Keane, who skewed wide, while it was his corner which led to Ward's goal.
The Wolves winger came on and won a penalty in the first leg and was rewarded with a starting berth. Was fairly quiet in his 59 minutes on the park besides an early free-kick from which he picked out Damien Duff for a shot on goal.
The Ireland captain bagged a brace in the first leg, but looked to have misplaced his shooting boots in Dublin. Missed a sitter in the sixth minute and sliced a poor effort wide from 15 yards just before half-time.
Partnered Keane up front despite Walters' impressive showing in the first leg. Worked incredibly hard by chasing down everything and ensuring there was no such thing as a lost cause. Had a more direct impact when his header was spilled to Ward to score.
The Bodo Glimt keeper started in place of Pareiko after a woeful first-leg showing, and gifted Ward the opener by failing to gather Doyle's header. He also spilled to Keane in the sixth minute.
Moved to left-back from left midfield as part of reshuffle after two red cards in the first leg. Only managed 18 minutes before going off injured.
China-based defender started in central defence due to suspensions for first-choice pairing after red cards in first leg, and was fairly competent overall and coped well despite receiving a 10th-minute booking.
Started first game at left-back, but moved into centre tonight, where he was a strong presence for Estonia. Made a superb block to prevent a goal-bound Keane strike from hitting the net.
Started on the right of midfield, but moved to left-back after Kruglov's injury-enforced withdrawal and put in an admirable shift there.
Right-back was tormented by McGeady in the first leg, but faced a new opponent in Hunt tonight, and coped reasonably well. Was never overly exposed until McGeady ran at him a few times in the second half.
The New York Red Bulls midfielder made himself available for his country for the play-offs after previously retiring but may as well not have bothered. Made a substitute appearance in the first leg and made little impression on left flank in second.
Estonia's star man played in a deeper role than the first leg, and was highly influential there. Helped the defence out on occasion, making one great interception in 25th minute, while also getting forward too. Scored his side's equaliser with a long-range effort which Given should have saved.
Was a bundle of energy in the first leg, but wasn't quite as effective in Dublin. Did force a decent save from Given with a powerful strike from distance in the 74th minute. Was also booked for pull on Duff.
Played no part in Tallinn and it was clear why. Offered absolutely nothing alongside Voskoboinikov, and his night was characterised by a woeful shot which he skied over the crossbar in the 87th minute.
Secured a starting berth with a reasonable showing from the substitutes bench in the first leg. Put himself about and tried his best to cause the Ireland backline problems. Only managed one real effort on goal, however.
- K. Westwood
- D. O'Dea
- J. McCarthy
Came on in 79th minute sporting an impressive moustache, but also caught the eye with a 90th-minute free-kick which Doyle headed just wide.
Replaced Hunt just before the hour mark and went on a few trademark mazy dribbles, but never quite managed to find a quality end product.
Failed to get the necessary elevation on a chip after beating the Estonia offside trap.
- J. Walters
- A. Kotenko
- A. Bärengrub
- T. Šišov
Got last 17 minutes but failed to make an impact on proceedings.
Replaced Kruglov in the 18th minute and moved to right midfield. Got little joy out of Ward and only managed one threatening cross in his time on the park.
Like in the first leg, the Middlesbrough man was at least direct and keen to run at opponents. But his shooting was also poor again, and he was well wide with two weak shots after cutting in off the right flank onto his left foot.
- A. Dmitrijev