Pulled off a couple of straightforward saves in the second-half but looked shaky at times. Recorded his fifth Group C clean sheet, nonetheless.
Showed glimpses of vulnerability especially when battling with Kevin Doyle for the ball in the air. Went close with a stinging long-range effort at the other end.
Relatively straight-forward ninety minutes for the imposing centre-back as he mopped up any loose balls with ease.
Returned to his conventional position of right-back and underlined why he's considered one of the best in the world. A constant threat going forward throughout while putting in a stern defensive performance.
With little defensive duties to worry about, the left-back enjoyed a comfortable evening with most of his work coming in the opposition half. Gave Schurrle plenty of support.
Quietly efficient performance by the Real Madrid midfielder on front of the back-four. Often the architect during the hosts' large spells of possession, hardly misplacing a pass. Made an incisive burst forward for the game's opening goal.
Deployed in an advanced role with several striker sidelined and continued his fine form. Dropped deep throughout with the Irish defence unable to keep tabs on the Arsenal midfielder. Capped a fine display with an injury-time goal.
Greater emphasis was placed on the play-maker in the absence of Marco Reus and while he saw plenty of the ball, the Bayern Munich man often went sideways instead of forwards. Solid performance nonetheless.
Started quietly but grew into proceedings as the game wore on and caught the eye with a fine performance. Provided Schurrle for the second and forced Forde into action on a couple of occasions.
Not a stand-out performance by the Bayern Munich striker having been asked to fill the lone striker role for the majority. Used possession effectively but left frustrated by a fine display by Forde.
Has grown in stature since his move to the Premier League and provided more evidence of his abundance of talent. Constantly cut in from the left and took his goal brilliantly.
An outstanding performance by the 'keeper who has endured a difficult last few weeks for Millwall. Called into action on regular intervals and pulled off save after save to deny the hosts. The only Irish player to be happy with his evening's work.
King deployed him in midfield and did little to merit the decision as he looked uncomfortable on the ball and failed to get close to a white jersey throughout in his defensive role.
A thoroughly promising game from the Aston Villa defender who showed some good positional play and desire to thwart the danger as well as providing an attacking threat at the other end.
Faced a thankless task on his first competitive start in a green shirt and will be disappointed at the goals conceded but ultimately helpless against superior opposition.
Asked to play at left-back and was at fault for the second goal, playing Schurrle onside. Otherwise, did little wrong but not strong enough for this level.
Continues to struggle to convert his impressive club form onto the international stage but ultimately restricted in a green jersey. Handed the captain's armband in the absence of Keane and a late run apart, was pinned back throughout.
A largely subdued international return for the Everton midfielder who was off the pace and couldn't get close to his counterparts.
Left chasing shadows but used the ball well when in possession and his pinpoint ball in the second-half could and probably should have led to the equaliser.
Once again forced to play on the wing and worked tirelessly for the cause with little reward. Won a couple of headers but saw little of the ball other than that.
Squandered several guilt-edge opportunities on his return to the side but a promising performance nonetheless. Ireland's only real attacking threat.