That's full time and in truth Ireland were much the better of the two teams. Scotland knew they had to win the game and never showed any urgency to try and chase it. Both teams had a couple of chances but lacked quality in the final third to score further goals.
Yellow Card Keith Andrews
There will be three minutes of added time and Scotland need two goals to win the tournament now.
Wow. How it isn't 1-1 I just do not know. Miller makes a fantastic run and latches onto Bannan's incisive through ball, holding off Kelly. He then sets himself on the edge of the area and opens up for a right footed shot but it goes wide when the goal was gaping.
Substitution James Forrest Ross McCormack
Scotland appear to have left their onslaught too late as Ireland are heading for victory.
Substitution Robbie Keane Keith Treacy
Scotland come into the game now and Ireland are camped in their own area. No more chances created but pressure galore which could set up an exciting finish.
Scotland trying to rouse themselves from their slumber and they finally show some urgency. A ball comes across to Naismith but he took his shot far too early and it went miles wide. Moments later a deep cross is over the shoulder of Miller who throws a leg at the ball. It was going goal wards but Given was equal to the task.
Yellow Card Kenny Miller
That is a definite penalty but the increasingly strange referee hasn't given it. The ball comes over the shoulder of Miller who looks set to shoot before he is pulled back by Hunt and that is a certain penalty. The referee is having none of it and books Miller for his reaction to his decision.
Substitution Barry Robson Christopher Maguire
Yellow Card Kevin Foley
Even Scotland's bright yellow kits cannot brighten their performance here as they don't look like scoring whatsoever right now. A total lack of urgency from the Scottish being shown.
Scotland just cannot impose themselves on the game and Ireland can afford to rest some of their players for their upcoming game against Macedonia. Levein has got to do something to get Scotland moving forward in the last 20 minutes.
Levein has made some changes but he has continued with the same system and still Miller looks isolated on his own up-front. Ireland easing to victory right now.
Substitution Darren O'Dea Kevin Foley
That is very close and Forrest should probably do better. Robson gets the ball across towards the back post and the winger who is making his debut tonight takes the volley on his right foot and drags it wide from six yards out.
Substitution Charlie Adam Barry Bannan
Substitution Liam Lawrence Seamus Coleman
Yellow Card Charlie Adam
The referee really has had a baffling game here. He decided not to get his yellow card out until late in the first half when he really should have done but now he seems to give his card out for anything. Adam is now booked for what can only be described as backing into Hunt. Really strange decision.
Not a bad effort at all from Andrews. The free kick just outside of the area is laid off to the Blackburn man and his striker goes just wide of the upright after taking a very slight knick off Naismith.
Craig Levein must surely be thinking about what changes to make in order to get the breakthrough. The Scottish need someone to support Miller more than Naismith or either wingers are doing so right now.
The game just cannot get started as the ball goes out of play or fouls are committed. Both teams have more quality than they are showing right now but Scotland have to come and chase the game if they want to win.
The game needs a shot in the arm here as Ireland appear content to slowly build up playing waiting for an opportunity to present itself while Scotland are sitting quite deep.
No changes to either side yet and no changes to the tempo of the game which continues to move along rather too slowly. Clever play from Hunt though. The winger plays a short free kick to Cox which isn't picked up by any Scottish defenders but the striker's shot is dragged wide from a decent position.
Yellow Card Keith Fahey
The second half gets underway and if the scores stay the same then Ireland will be crowned champions of the Carling Nations Cup.
The whistle brings an end to an intriguing first half in which Scotland have had the better chances. Keane's goal separates the teams and Scotland must push for a win in the second half to win the tournament.
There will be one minute of added time before the end of the first half.
Yellow Card Paul McShane
The games first booking comes and to be honest this one seems a little harsh if the referee is being consistent. McShane is dispossessed by Bardsley and the Irish full back tries to win the ball back but catches Bardsley. It looks a lot worse than it is but McShane picks up a booking. Bardsley complains about the challenge but shouldn't after his poor tackle in the first couple of minutes.
Decent opening again for Scotland as Naismith this time tests Given. Bardsley's cross field ball is misjudged by Ward and Whittaker plays the ball inside for Naismith to striker on the half volley. He does well to control the ball but Given gets down to save the ball.
That is another ugly challenge this time from Scott Brown. He and Hunt tussle for the ball and Brown takes a dislike to the pressure and scythes the winger down much to his annoyance. Incredibly the referee gave a foul against Hunt rather than they other around and another sure-fire booking is saved.
Scotland keeping possession quite well hear but are struggling to do anything with it. Robson has supported Miller well but other than that the striker appears quite isolated.
Scotland need to come and attack Ireland now if they are to win this tournament. They haven't played badly by any stretch and will have encouraged by their start to the game before the goal.
Keane's goal is his 49th in international football which levels him with England's all-time scorer Sir Bobby Charlton. Meanwhile Adam has a free kick from just outside the area well held by Given.
Scotland could and perhaps should be level. Robson, who has started very well this evening, cut inside onto his left foot and crosses for Miller. The striker looks like he will get on the end of it but the ball just eludes him.
Goal Robbie Keane
GOOOAAALLLL!!! Scotland have got a mountain to climb now as Robbie Keane has scored a very good goal. McShane does brilliantly to win the ball in his own half and lays off for Keane who drove from the halfway line. He wasn't closed down properly and Scotland have paid for it, the skipper struck the ball from the edge of the area but it has to be said McGregor should be doing much better. The ball was virtually straight at him and he dived over the ball. Scotland must attack now.
Scotland just starting to control possession a bit here but they need to up the tempo if they want to carve out a clear cut chance.
It is Scotland who have had the two best chances of the game from distance and they are trying to press the Irish whenever they have the ball now. They have to win tonight to win the tournament remember.
What a strike that is and what a save. Bardsley gets the ball 30 yards out and decides to strike it and it is heading right for the top corner until Shay Given somehow gets his fingers on it. It is any wonder how Given doesn't play first team football these days.
The game is struggling for fluency right now as passes go astray. Ireland trying to play some neat passing football but can't find a way passed the obdurate Scottish defence.
Scotland looking to sit back and wait for the counter at the moment. Neither team is really exerting themselves on the game as Adam's strike remains the games only half chance.
Excellent break from Scotland. Miller flicked the ball into the path of Scott Brown who drove towards the Ireland area. Looking for support, the midfielder finds Adam who lets fly from the edge of the area and it goes just over. Encouraging start here at the Aviva.
Republic have the better start here as Cox and Keane look to have continued their excellent partnership from their previous game.
That is an ugly challenge at best. Bardsley really crunches into Hunt and is a very lucky boy to get away without a booking. Nothing comes of the free kick.
The game is underway here as both teams start in their away kits. Scotland's a dashing yellow strip.
Not a brilliant crowd in attendance but a marked improvement from the woeful 529 fans that turned out for Wales' 2-0 victory against Northern Ireland. Both sets of fans sensing some silverware.
Scotland know that they have to win the game here tonight to come out of the tournament as champions because of Ireland's superior goal difference. James Forrest comes into make his debut and will support Kenny Miller in attack for the Scots.
Well, what is there to play for I hear some of you ask? Plenty, Ireland will win the Carling Nations Cup if they win or draw tonight and they have four changes to the team which put Northern Ireland to the sword. O'Dea, Fahey, Hunt and Lawrence come into the team as Trapattoni's men look to secure some silverware.
Scotland's line up: McGregor Whittaker Hanley Berra Bardsley Naismith Brown Adam Robson Forrest Miller
Here are the line ups for this evenings game starting with Ireland's: Given McShane O'Dea Kelly Ward Lawrence Andrews Fahey Hunt Keane Cox
Good evening everyone and welcome along to the final game of the Carling Nations cup as both the Republic of Ireland and Scotland stand a chance of winning the tournament. Ireland know that a draw will see them named as champions by virtue of a better goal difference while Craig Levein's men will try and keep their 100% record.
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