NL B Grp 4
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018
Venue: No Ground

Tom Lawrence 5' -
Scored: 5'


Gareth Bale 18' -
Scored: 18'


Aaron Ramsey 37' -
Scored: 37'


Connor Roberts 54' -
Scored: 54'


Scored: 67'
- Shaun Williams 67'

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90'

The Ireland fans are still singing at the top of their voices here but it wasn't good enough at all from Ireland. Shocking in fact.

Thanks for following the updates, back to the drawing board ahead of the double header in October

Safe home to the travelling support

90'

FULL TIME!


87'

David Brooks energetically battles his way past Coleman and advances towards goal

Enda Stevens slides in front of him and gets a last ditch block on the shot

78'

Tyler Roberts forces a low sae from Darren Randolph after a lovely individual run through the Irish midfield and into the box

67'

Substitution

Matthew Smith replaces Ethan Ampadu for Wales.

67'

GOAL!


61'

Substitution

Enda Stevens replaces Stephen Ward for Republic of Ireland.

54'

GOAL!

Connor Roberts scores for Wales. Bale and Ramsey combine down the left before Bale rolls a ball right across the box to find the unmarked right back Connor Roberts who smashes the ball past Randolph for the home side's fourth goal of the game. The ball was on its way into the net before Ward made his way out to Roberts.

48'

Yellow Card

Clarks night is going from bad to worse as he receives the first booking of the game.

47'

Shane Duffy heads a weak header into the arms of Hennessy

46'

Second Half


45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Wales and Republic of Ireland.

37'

GOAL!

Aaron Ramsey scores for Wales. Another calamity from the Ireland defense who have been so off the pace in this game in the opening half.

Jon Walters shrugged off the ball by the lively Ampadu who is gone with the ball in seconds. He finds Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box for a goal identical to the opener.

No excuse for a goalkeeper to be beaten.

35'

Callum Robinson tests Hennessy with a low drive close to goal after a neat pull back from Coleman on the edge of the box

31'

Tom Lawrence looking for his second of the night with a powerful shot towards goal which Randolph manages to parry away to safety

Wales look dangerous evvery time they win the ball back and know exactly what they are trying to do.

Ireland on the other hand are having to work so much harder for even five yard passes out of defence.

Another huge let off for Ireland. Ben Davies is having a great time down the left for Wales. 

All the time in the world to take a touch and measure his cross into the box. Right back Connor Roberts rises highest to send his effort narrowly over the bar

26'

Walters brought down by Williams. Free kick in a good position for Ireland

Jeff Hendrick stands over it but Williams follows it and heads it out for a corner

18'

GOAL!

Gareth Bale scores for Wales. Ireland have been all over the place since the very first whistle here.

Gareth Bale continues his fine start to the season with a stunning goal past Randolph and into the top corner to give put Wales 2-0 up!

Ciaran Clark completely exposed for the goal and not for the first time tonight. There's only twenty minutes on the clock...

16'

Ben Davies finding yards of space on the left, he has all the time in the world to find Bale with a cross who sends a looping header just over the crossbar.

14'

Callum O'Dowda with an attempt for Ireland but Ethan Ampadu takes the sting out of the shot and gives Hennessy an easy save

12'

Wales have settled a lot quicker than Ireland here. Playing quick football and each player looking confident on the ball.

Ireland yet to really settle

5'

Nightmare start for Ireland and the stadium erupts with Tom Lawrence clinical with his finish close to goal.

Connor Roberts breaks with the ball down the right before passing inside for Joe Allen.

Allen does relly well to see Lawrence's early run and lifts the ball over the head of Clark to leave Lawrence through on goal to fire past Randolph.

Well worked goal from the hosts. 

5'

GOAL!


3'

Major noise every time Bale gets his foot to the ball in the opening stages. He is looking lively already 

1'

Huge noise around the stadium as the game kicks off!

1'

GAME ON!


0'

Evening Folks

Brendan Graham here bringing you every minute of action from the Cardiff City Stadium for this Nations League opener between Wales and Ireland.

Callum Robinson gets his first international start for the Republic of Ireland

Gareth Bale the danger man for Wales and has had a blistering start to the new season with three goals in three games for Madrid

Kick off in 15 minutes!



Photo Gallery for Wales -v- Republic of Ireland



Wales
Wayne Hennessey
Goalkeeper
Connor Roberts
54Scored: 54'
Defender
Chris Mepham
Defender
Ben Davies
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Defender
Ashley Williams
Defender
Aaron Ramsey
37Scored: 37'
Midfielder
Tom Lawrence
5Scored: 5'
Midfielder
David Brooks
Midfielder
Ethan Ampadu
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Joe Allen
Midfielder
Gareth Bale
18Scored: 18'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Smith
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Midfield
Tyler Roberts
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Tom Lockyer
Defender
Joe Ledley
Midfield
Andy King
Midfield
Chris Gunter
Defender
Paul Dummett
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Defender
Adam Davies
Goalkeeper
James Chester
Defender
Sam Vokes
Forward
Danny Ward
Goalkeeper
Harry Wilson
Forward
Republic of Ireland
Darren Randolph
Goalkeeper
Shane Duffy
Defender
Séamus Coleman
Defender
Ciaran Clark
Defender
48Booked: 48'
Stephen Ward
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Callum O'Dowda
Midfielder
Conor Hourihane
Midfielder 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder
Cyrus Christie
Midfielder
Jonathan Walters
Forward
Callum Robinson
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'

Substitutes
Enda Stevens
Defender
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Aiden O'Brien
Forward
David Meyler
Midfield
Sean McDermott
Goalkeeper
Kevin Long
Defender
Richard Keogh
Defender
Daryl Horgan
Midfield
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
John Egan
Defender
Colin Doyle
Goalkeeper
Matt Doherty
Defender
Graham Burke
Forward
Shaun Williams
Midfield
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
67Scored: 67'