Fumbled a cross early on but pulled off a string of impressive saves in the second half to deny great chances from both Long and McClean.
Acted and played as a captain should, putting in a disciplined performance at the back and using his height and strength to keep a clean sheet.
Showcased attacking menace down the left wing to positive effect, whilst acting as an important part of a strong Welsh defence.
Defended well, and got forward to play a significant role in Wales' attacking movements.
He had a difficult task dealing with an energetic Irish attack, particularly when Long was on the field, but matched his opponents for both pace and technique.
Had a slow start to the game and came to life midway through the first half before slowing down after the restart and becoming relatively anonymous from then onwards.
Linchpin in the middle of the field. Excelled in his deep role and was a constant worry for the Irish defence.
Substituted after an hour after a competent display. Came close to opening the scoring in a first half void of many clear-cut chances.
Never showed any sign of tiring and was just as energetic and hungry for the ball after 90 minutes as he was at kick-off. A fine performance.
Dropped deeper as the game wore on and was quiet compared to the rest of a busy Wales midfield before being substituted late in the second half.
Linked up well with both Robson-Kanu and Ledley and was constantly causing problems for the Irish defence. Subbed for Vokes after an impressive hour.
Replaced Robson-Kanu with 15 minutes left to play but didn't have too many opportunities to make a significant impact.
Came on full of energy and linked up well with an impressive attacking force in the final 30 minutes.
Had no time to make an impact.
Replaced an impressive Bellamy and tried his hardest to put in as good a performance. Seamlessly joined up with the Welsh attack.
Had a relatively quiet game, thanks to an impressive back four in front of him, but pulled off a couple of good saves when called upon.
Was part of an important partnership with captain O'Shea that kept the hosts at bay for the opening hour.
Spearheaded a strong central defensive partnership with Clark to keep an energetic and dangerous Wales side at bay until he was substituted for O'Dea.
Put in a competent performance at left back and kick-started several attacks with impressive long passes from deep in his own half.
Had a largely quiet and anonymous game.
Played an important role in the Ireland midfield and put several impressive crosses into the heart of the Welsh penalty area.
Performed capably when defending and attacking, getting forward and joining the Irish attack when required.
Darting around the final third, creating good chances. Formed a dangerous partnership with Long before being subbed up with 20 minutes left to play.
Worked his socks off behind Hoolahan and Long and linked up well with both of them, as the trio formed the Republic of Ireland's most dangerous attacking unit.
Went close to opening the scoring at the end of the first half but had a relatively quiet rest of the first half before being substituted for McClean at half-time.
Full of energy. Darting from one wing to another. Formed a good partnership and understanding with Hoolahan before both were substituted in the latter part of the second half.
Picked up where O'Shea left off when he came on as a replacement for the captain after an hour of play and looked cool, calm, and collected.
Came on for Brady at half-time and caused problems for Gunter down the right flank.
Didn't have time to make too much of an impact.
Didn't have time to make an impact.
Came on for Long but didn't have enough to time to fully put his stamp on the game.
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