On a night that the Republic of Ireland said farewell to defender John O’Shea after a tremendous Irish career, the USA have managed to take the lead on the stroke of half-time in the Aviva.
The Republic of Ireland may have dominated possession through-out the first-half but it was the Hamburger SV striker Bobby Wood that gave the United States the lead at the break.
The 25-year-old forward managed to catch the Irish defence napping from a set piece to connect an out-stretched foot to a header across the goal mouth leaving Colin Doyle in the goal with no chance. Wood’s run was unmarked as he put the USA into the lead right on the stroke of half-time.
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