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October 16, 2012 7:00 p.m. IST
Tórsvøllur — Tórshavn, Streymoy
Referee:‬ L. Jemini‎
Attendance:‬ 4400‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Faroe Islands 1-4 Republic of Ireland

Giovanni Trapattoni's men produced a fine display to move onto six points in Group C and ease some pressure on the manager after a testing week

By Ronan Murphy

  • Gunnar Nielsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gunnar Nielsen

    Couldn't be faulted for any of the goals, and was a commanding presence for the hosts.

  • Rógvi Baldvinsson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rógvi Baldvinsson

    Was beaten in the air far too easily by Walters on the Stoke man's goal.

  • Odmar Færø
    0
    0
    2.00

    Odmar Færø

    Got caught out on a couple of occasions, and was rightly hauled off before the end.

  • Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
    0
    0
    1.50

    Pól Jóhannus Justinussen Flop of the Match

    Regularly beaten by Brady, Coleman, and Cox; scored an own goal to make his night even worse.

  • Jónas Tór Næs
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jónas Tór Næs

    A danger with his long throw-ins; one of the Faroes' better performers.

  • Frodi Benjaminsen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Frodi Benjaminsen

    Battled hard in midfield, but regularly lost out to McCarthy.

  • Hallur Hansson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Hallur Hansson

    Made a couple of good runs down the right, and put in some dangerous crosses.

  • Símun Samuelsen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Símun Samuelsen

    Tried to get forward on occassion, but was defensively suspect.

  • Daniel Udsen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Daniel Udsen

    Could have scored with a mis-hit cross, but saw it turned around the post.

  • Christian Lamhauge Holst
    0
    0
    3.00

    Christian Lamhauge Holst

    One of the Faroes' more prominent performers, and showed his skill with a neat dummy for the goal.

  • Johan Edmundsson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Johan Edmundsson

    Not helped by a lack of support, and often had to chase shadows up front alone.

Substitutions

  • Erling Jacobsen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Erling Jacobsen

    Didn't do too much of note after coming on.

  • Hjalgrím Elttør
    0
    0
    2.00

    Hjalgrím Elttør

    Came on as the game wound down, not on long enough to impress.

  • Arnbjørn Hansen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Arnbjørn Hansen

    Perfect header to score the Faroes' consolation goal from the kindergarten teacher.

  • Keiren Westwood
    7
    0
    3.00

    Keiren Westwood

    Made a couple of good saves, and could not be faulted for the Faroes goal.

  • Darren O'Dea
    3
    4
    3.00

    Darren O'Dea

    Made a couple of mistakes, but looked much better than on Friday, and added a goal near the end.

  • John O'Shea
    4
    3
    3.00

    John O'Shea

    Commanded the defence well, and will be pleased to put the Germany game behind him.

  • Marc Wilson
    6
    0
    3.50

    Marc Wilson

    Could find himself replacing Stephen Ward on a more permanent basis with a strong showing and an even better goal.

  • Aiden McGeady
    4
    3
    3.50

    Aiden McGeady

    Was Ireland's most creative player, putting in some fine crosses, but sometimes overplayed things.

  • James McCarthy
    8
    0
    4.00

    James McCarthy Top of the Match

    His finest game in green yet, and was deservedly awarded man of the match.

  • Keith Andrews
    2
    3
    2.50

    Keith Andrews

    Showed well for the ball, but had a few stray shots and really should have scored.

  • Seamus Coleman
    6
    0
    3.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Another assured display down the right, linking up well with Brady and Cox.

  • Jonathan Walters
    5
    0
    3.50

    Jonathan Walters

    Battled hard in the air, led the line well and deserved his goal.

  • Robbie Brady
    7
    1
    2.50

    Robbie Brady

    Played well until he was replaced at half-time. A real danger from set-pieces.

  • Robbie Keane
    1
    6
    3.00

    Robbie Keane

    Has had better showings for Ireland, but his chip to Andrews was sublime.

Substitutions

  • David Meyler
    4
    0
    2.00

    David Meyler

    Only on the pitch two minutes.

  • Simon Cox
    3
    1
    2.50

    Simon Cox

    One of his better games on the wing. Played a lovely ball down the line to Walters.

  • Shane Long
    7
    0
    2.50

    Shane Long

    Didn't really have too much to do after coming on, but provided a nice injection of pace with players tiring.

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