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October 16, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Aviva Stadium — Dublin
Referee:‬ V. Direktorenko‎
Attendance:‬ 21700‎
 
17′ (PG) Robbie Keane
26′ John O'Shea
 
78′ (OG) Dmitri Shomko
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Republic of Ireland 3-1 Kazakhstan

The Boys in Green came from behind to end their World Cup qualifying campaign on a high thanks to goals from Robbie Keane and John O'Shea as well as a Kazakh own goal

By Ronan Murphy

  • David Forde
    0
    0
    2.50

    David Forde

    Had little to do all evening, and could do little for the stunning opener. Will be relieved to have an easy game after being so busy in Cologne.

  • Marc Wilson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marc Wilson

    Returned to left-back for his country, and was rarely troubled out wide. Got forward repeatedly, and offered an option for Stokes time and again.

  • John O'Shea
    0
    0
    4.00

    John O'Shea

    Scored his first international goal since August 2003 with an instinctive finish. Was excellent in the air and good on the ground.

  • Richard Dunne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Richard Dunne

    Back after suspension, and showed why he was always first choice under Trapattoni. His recent club form was replicated with a commanding performance at the back.

  • Darron Gibson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Darron Gibson

    Looked comfortable when in possession. Unfortunately his night was cut short as he was forced off through injury in the first-half.

  • Andy Reid
    0
    0
    3.50

    Andy Reid

    Made his first international appearance in six years, and looked like he was never away. Was confident in possession, and delivered in a few dangerous set-pieces.

  • James McCarthy
    2
    0
    3.50

    James McCarthy

    Didn't really do anything spectacular in the middle of the park, but didn't need to as he kept the ball moving and repeatedly offered himself.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Scuffed a clearance that led to the Kazakhstan opener, and was beaten a few times early on. However, he grew in stature as the game went on.

  • Anthony Stokes
    2
    0
    3.00

    Anthony Stokes

    Worked his socks off in an unfamiliar position, and showed that he has the quality to play at international level with some clever runs. A tireless performance saw him chase down a nothing ball which led to the third goal.

  • Kevin Doyle
    0
    0
    2.00

    Kevin Doyle

    A passenger for most of the game. Looked to be going through the motions at times, and should have been replaced by an actual winger in the second half.

  • Robbie Keane
    0
    1
    3.00

    Robbie Keane

    Took his tally to 61 international goals with a well-taken penalty. Probably not used to the lone striker role, but took up some good positions and brought his teammates into play.

Substitutions

  • Glenn Whelan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Glenn Whelan

    A forced introduction early on, but filled in well for Gibson, and even had a nice shot go close.

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    0
    0

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Not on long enough to have an impact.

  • Aiden McGeady
    0
    0
    3.00

    Aiden McGeady

    Added a much needed sense of urgency after coming on, and was responsible for the third goal.

  • Andrey Sidelnikov
    0
    0
    2.00

    Andrey Sidelnikov

    Never really looked comfortable handling the ball. Didn't catch much, and did nothing to deflect the ball away for O'Shea's goal.

  • Aleksandr Kislitsyn
    0
    0
    1.50

    Aleksandr Kislitsyn

    An evening to forget for the full-back. His handball gave away the penalty that saw Ireland equalise, and was then forced off with a knock shortly after.

  • Konstantin Engel
    0
    0
    2.00

    Konstantin Engel

    Ireland repeatedly attacked down his wing in the second-half, and he found it difficult as Stokes looked to cut inside allowing Wilson to overlap.

  • Mark Gorman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mark Gorman

    Defended well, and looked to get rid of the danger at the earliest opportunity.

  • Victor Dmitrenko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Victor Dmitrenko

    The more solid of the centre-backs, he was strong in the air, and kept close to Keane when possible.

  • Andrei Karpovich
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrei Karpovich

    The deepest of Kazakhstan's midfielders, he rarely joined the attack, but worked hard trying to restrict the impact of Reid in the middle.

  • Dmitri Shomko
    0
    0
    2.50

    Dmitri Shomko

    Scored a peach of a goal to give his side the lead, but will be disappointed to get his name on the scoresheet with the own goal.

  • Maksat Baizhanov
    0
    0
    2.50

    Maksat Baizhanov

    Should have done better with his first-half header. Had done all the hard work to get in behind the defence, but couldn't convert.

  • Valeriy Korobkin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Valeriy Korobkin

    Tried to keep things ticking over in midfield, but often made the wrong decision when an easier option was available.

  • Aleksey Shchetkin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Aleksey Shchetkin

    Not very effective on the right side of midfield, and rarely had the beating of Wilson. Taken off on the hour mark.

  • Sergei Khizhnichenko
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sergei Khizhnichenko

    Worked hard and troubled Coleman with some bright forward runs, particularly in the opening stages.

Substitutions

  • Igor Yurin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Igor Yurin

    Looked for the ball when not in possession, and even went close with a long-range effort.

  • Andrey Finonchenko
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrey Finonchenko

    Replaced Kislitsyn after just half an hour, and wasn't much of an improvement. However, he did have one shot in earnest late on.

  • Pavel Shabalin
    0
    0

    Pavel Shabalin

    Came on with just six minutes remaining.

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