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  • 3 September 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: I. Spathas
  • • Attendance: 14376
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Republic of Ireland 2-0 Oman: Boys in Green end winless run with comfortable victory

Republic of Ireland 2-0 Oman: Boys in Green end winless run with comfortable victory

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Goals from Kevin Doyle and Alex Pearce gave Martin O'Neill's side their first win in seven games, helping them prepare for Sunday's opening Euro 2016 qualifier with Georgia

Shay Given returned from international retirement as the Republic of Ireland defeated Oman thanks to a confident display in Dublin.

The 38-year-old goalkeeper had little to do as the visitors never threatened at the Aviva Stadium, with Martin O'Neill's side capitalising on two corners to seal the win. Kevin Doyle met Robbie Brady's delivery to open the scoring with his 14th international goal, while Alex Pearce netted his second in five international caps late on.

Ireland had not won in 10 months, since defeating Latvia 3-0 in November 2013, but will be buoyed by this comfortable performance ahead of their first Uefa European Championship qualifier with Georgia on Sunday, September 7. 

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