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4 vs 1
Played
September 11, 2012 7:30 PM BST
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 6420‎
 
7′ Shane Long
Eid Mohammed 72′
23′ Robbie Brady
 
36′ Kevin Doyle
 
85′ Alex Pearce
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Ireland 4-1 Oman

Goal.com rates the players' performances in the comfortable victory for Trapattoni's men over Paul Le Guen's side at Craven Cottage

By Ryan Kelly

  • David Forde
    2
    2
    2.00

    David Forde

    Assuming the role of number one between the sticks, Forde had a solid performance, although his weak clearance in the first half caused worry in the Irish defence.

  • Stephen Kelly
    4
    2
    2.50

    Stephen Kelly

    Started the game at centre back before being moved to left back, where he was more effective.

  • Sean St Ledger
    1
    2
    2.00

    Sean St Ledger

    A late inclusion to the starting line up, the defender was powerful in the air, but had a few shaky moments.

  • David Meyler
    4
    1
    3.00

    David Meyler

    Making his debut, the Sunderland midfielder was busy, making a number of interceptions and clever passes. Conceded some needless free kicks.

  • James McCarthy
    1
    2
    2.50

    James McCarthy

    A mixed game for the Wigan man who was caught in possession a couple of times in midfield.

  • Marc Wilson
    1
    2
    2.00

    Marc Wilson

    Was substituted at half time, suggesting that Trapattoni had seen enough of the defender at full back.

  • Seamus Coleman
    6
    2
    3.50

    Seamus Coleman

    The Everton man had a busy game at right back, combining well with Robbie Brady on the wing.

  • Robbie Brady
    17
    1
    4.00

    Robbie Brady Top of the Match

    The Manchester United youngster put in a magisterial performance on his debut, providing two assists and scoring an emphatic volley with his weaker foot.

  • Andy Keogh
    3
    2
    2.50

    Andy Keogh

    Had a few decent chances from left wing but was more assured in his natural role of striker.

  • Kevin Doyle
    5
    2
    3.00

    Kevin Doyle

    The stand-in captain marked an assured attacking display with a well-taken header.

  • Shane Long
    4
    1
    4.00

    Shane Long

    Opened the scoring and showed Trapattoni exactly why he must start the game against Germany in an industrious attacking display.

Substitutions

  • Darren Randolph
    3
    1
    2.50

    Darren Randolph

    Was put under unnecessary pressure by his back four but responded well with numerous reaction saves.

  • James McClean
    5
    2
    2.00

    James McClean

    The winger had a point to prove but had little impact barring a decent volley effort. Had a few poor crosses.

  • Ali Al Habsi
    8
    1
    2.00

    Ali Al Habsi

    The Oman captain made a number of decent saves to keep the score somewhat respectable

  • Mohammed Al Balushi
    3
    1
    1.50

    Mohammed Al Balushi

    Was regularly beaten for pace by the Irish frontmen

  • Saad Suhail
    2
    2
    1.50

    Saad Suhail

    Rushed things too often and failed to support the Oman attack

  • Hassan Mudhafar
    3
    2
    2.00

    Hassan Mudhafar

    Was unimpressive in defence for Oman, but was not directly at fault for any of the four goals

  • Abdul Sallam Al Mukhaini
    3
    1
    1.50

    Abdul Sallam Al Mukhaini

    Disappointing night for the defender, who was caught out repeatedly

  • Eid Mohammed
    4
    1
    2.50

    Eid Mohammed

    Scored the consolation goal for Oman and was arguably the most lively player for the visitors.

  • Juma Darwish
    2
    1
    2.00

    Juma Darwish

    Got involved a lot in midfield as he tried to halt the Irish passing game

  • Mohammed Al Musalami
    2
    1
    1.50

    Mohammed Al Musalami

    Often anonymous in midfield as he was outclassed by Meyler and McCarthy

  • Raed Ibrahim Saleh
    2
    1
    2.50

    Raed Ibrahim Saleh

    Offered a decent outlet out wide for Oman, getting forward where possible

  • Emad Al Hosani
    5
    2
    1.50

    Emad Al Hosani Flop of the Match

    Wasted Oman's best chance of the first half as he forced a shot away when he had options available

  • Abdul Aziz Al Muqbali
    3
    1
    1.50

    Abdul Aziz Al Muqbali

    Went down too easily looking for a penalty. Would have been wiser had he stayed on his feet

Substitutions

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