NL B Grp 4
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 16, 2018
Venue: Aviva Stadium

Scored: 58'
- Harry Wilson 58'

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90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Republic of Ireland and Wales.

Harry Wilson's stunner is the difference as Wales emerge from the Aviva Stadium victorious. You can't deny their victory as Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane look disconsolate figures on teh sideline. Wales fans are in pure party mode! 

90' + 4'

ARTERRRRR..... Smacks wide... 

90' + 4'

Wales almost score on teh break and now Ireland have a corner! My heart... 

90' + 3'

Corner Kick

Republic of Ireland have won a corner kick. Jeff Hendrick will take it.

Annnnnd Hennessey claims... 

90' + 1'

Now it's Wales time to survive as Long's ball is flicked on which finds McClean. The former Derry City man can't score however

90'

There will be four minutes of added time for the Boys in Green to pull this out of the fire! 

88'

Ireland on the attack! Is there an equaliser in this for them? A scramble in the box almost fall sto Maguire who sees the ball escape his grasp! The drama! 

87'

Substitution

Andy King replaces David Brooks for Wales.

85'

Hendrick puts a shocking ball into box as many around me are heading for the exits. Big questions of O'Neill will be asked if they fall to defeat here! 

84'

Substitution

Chris Gunter replaces Harry Wilson for Wales.

82'

Ireland break through McClean but Hogan's header goes straight at Hennessey after a flick on from Maguire. Bjorn Kuipers is certainly playing the pantomine villain here! 

79'

Maguire goes down as the crowd completely turn on the referee. Wales almost score from the resulting break but Ireland manage to hack the ball away! 

77'

Tyler Roberts and Tom lawrence go very close in quick succession. I'm struggling to keep up with the madness here! Great pace to this one! 

76'

Substitution

Scott Hogan replaces Kevin Long for Republic of Ireland.

75'

Substitution

George Thomas replaces Matthew Smith for Wales.

75'

Chester almost gets a second but his header hits the back stanchon. So close for a second from Wales! 

74'

IRELAND SURVIVE!!! Wales break with pace and purpose and Tom Lawrence looks to have the goal at his mercy as the ball goes out for a corner and Ireland survive! 

73'

Scott Hogan is getting ready. This is bold from O'Neill to say the least! 

71'

Yellow Card

Shane Long is booked for Republic of Ireland.

71'

'Keano, what's the score?' is billowing out of the Havelock Square End. Wales are loving this and why shouldn't they! 

69'

I know it's easy to say from here up in the gods but there's a huge gap between the Irish midfield and attack. Wales are dictating so much of the play in between that area of the pitch

66'

Hendrick fires straight at Hennessey seconds after! My word what a few minutes we are having here! Excitement levels are through the roof 

66'

There's life in Ireland yet! Hendrick and Doherty link up but Wales clear! 

63'

Of course, that's not the first time Harry Wilson has pinged one into the top corner in his career. If memory serves me correct he scored an even better goal for Derby County against Manchester United in a recent League Cup clash at Old Trafford! 

61'

There is some incredible noise coming from the Havelock Square End as we speak. Harry Wilson has just awoken a sleeping giant on the North Stand! 

60'

Substitution

Sean Maguire replaces Callum Robinson for Republic of Ireland.

59'

Almost another for the Welsh but Tom Lawrence's shot deflects just wide. Nervy times for the Boys in Green it must be said!

58'

GOAL!

Harry Wilson scores for Wales.

I said it was threatening and Harry Wilson pings it into the top corner. My lord what a hit! Randolph had absolutely no chance. How will Ireland react to this hammer blow?? 

57'

Arter goes in late on Connor Roberts. Threatening position fo Randolph to deal with 

56'

Substitution

Shane Long replaces Aiden O'Brien for Republic of Ireland.

56'

Shane Long is getting ready to come on 

54'

Not much happening here so far. For some reason I have a feeling we won't see over 2.5 goals here unfortunately for the neutral in attendance  

51'

James Chester forced into making a mistake as Ireland break. Robinson finds McClean who's ball in is dealt with handily enough by Wales 'keepr Hennessey. Will we see a goal here? 

49'

Yellow Card

James McClean is booked for Republic of Ireland.

48'

Ireland look to create an opening but the out ball is far too slow to trouble the Welsh. If either side can up this there'll be a winner here 

46'

Second Half

The second half between Republic of Ireland and Wales has started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

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

After the high-octane opening to the game, proceedings have dissapated a little. All to play for in the second half as Cyrus Christie had the game's best chance but Hennessey was equal to it. I'll be back in 15! 

45'

Many supporters are heading for the concourse as the break approaches. There will be one minute of added time... 

43'

If there's one criticism to have about Ireland so far is that it's all too slow from the midfield. They are taking far too long swapping the play in this opening period 

41'

Both Giggs and O'Neill are prowling the technical areas like hawks. Just as I type Robinson sees his shot crash off James Chester. Good play from Ireland to create the opening 

37'

Shane Duffy arrows his fierce header straight into the hands of Hennessey in the Welsh goal after a superb ball in from Hendrick. Livening up a little bit this one is! 

35'

Tyler Roberts sees his low effort go into the safe hands of Darren Randolph after he got on the end of Harry Wilson ball in from the right hand side

33'

Yellow Card

Ben Davies is booked for Wales.

31'

The Aviva crowd is really warming to the efforts of Callum Robinson. Solid opening half hour from the Preston North End man 

28'

There's a lot at stake here. A win for either side will send them top of the group while a defeat will send either bottom. Perhaps we're starting to see that creep into the game a little 

24'

And now the Icelandic Thunderclap arrives as Wales attack. LIfts the volume for the meantime as the Welsh fans don't take too kindly to what they've just seen and heard! 

22'

Ryan Giggs said in his press conference that his side must earn the right to play on their terms here. They're certainly in a battle so far! 

19'

Arter look to thread the ball into the feet of Robinson but the ball is too long and Hennessey collects. Quiet enough last few minutes here in Dublin 4. 

17'

Ireland fans taunting the Welsh by calling them a 'Small Town in England' while the Welsh respond by calling the Irish a poorer version of their Northern counterparts.. Not in that way of course :) 

16'

Yellow Card

Kevin Long is booked for Republic of Ireland.

15'

'Come on you Boys in Green' is now ringing through the ground as Wales hold possession. 

12'

Good press from the Boys in Green so far. Wales are dealing with it well enough so far but Martin O'Neill's side will take confidence from this start 

9'

CLOSE! SO SO CLOSE! Matthew Smith gets caught napping on the ball as Cyrus Christie looks to have an open goal to aim for. Hennessy reacts well to claw the ball away from danger out for a corner. Lucky escape for the Dragons 

9'

Duffy gets on the end of Hendrick's delivery but Wales clear. Not enough pace on the ball from the Burnley man 

8'

Ireland now have their first corner. HERE WE GO! 

5'

Ireland threaten with some good interplay as Callum Robinson is at the heart of it. Good tempo set to this one. James McClean getting some stick off the Welsh fans on the North Stand as puts in a crunching tackle 

4'

Which comes to nothing as Ireland hold firm. Robinson and O'Brien leading the line for the Boys in Green 

4'

Wales have the games first corner...

2'

Ireland as expected lining out in a 3-5-2 while Wales are pressing in a 4-2-3-1 system 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Republic of Ireland and Wales has kicked off.

0'

For a half-full Aviva, there is some noise being created! Kick-Off in 3..2..1 

0'

That was some rendition of the Welsh national anthem. Amhran na bhFiann also sung with serious gusto! Seconds away from the big-kick off! 

0'

And the teams are now leaving the tunnell to a far from full Aviva Stadium. Strong Welsh contingent nonetheless

0'

Speaking during his press conference yesterday evening, Wales boss Ryan Giggs called upon his side to get back to basics after Thursday night's humbling at home to Spain. Can the Republic of Ireland earn a big win or will the points go back to Cardiff? We are going to find out soon enough! 

0'

On their nine trips to Dublin for internationals thus far, Wales have left Dublin victorious on four occasions, the last of which came back in a 1992 friendly at the RDS.

The Boys in Green last defeat to Wales was the first time that they have fell to an away defeat against the Dragons since 1979.

There has been an average of 2.18 goals per game scored in games involving both the Republic of Ireland and Wales since 1960. Notably, on just two occasions there has been five or more goals scored as contests in most recent years have taken a more defensively sound approach, barring last month’s clash in Cardiff.

 

0'

The atmosphere is starting to slowly build here in the Aviva Stadium. Looks like a strong Wales contingent has descended on Dublin and they are beginning to make their presence felt. Two changes for the Republic of Ireland as Aiden O'Brien and Callum Robinson come in for Callum O'Dowda while Wales make five changes from their 4-1 friendly defeat at home to Spain at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.  

0'

Good evening folks and welcome to Extratime.ie's live coverage of the UEFA Nations League cllash between the Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium. 

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you all through tonight's proceedings at the historic Dublin 4 venue. 



Photo Gallery for Republic of Ireland -v- Wales



Republic of Ireland
Darren Randolph
Goalkeeper
Matt Doherty
Defender
Shane Duffy
Defender
Richard Keogh
Defender
Kevin Long
16Booked: 16'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Defender
James McClean
49Booked: 49'
Defender
Harry Arter
Midfielder
Cyrus Christie
Midfielder
Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder
Aiden O'Brien
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Forward
Callum Robinson
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Forward

Substitutes
Alan Browne
Midfield
Colin Doyle
Goalkeeper
John Egan
Defender
Scott Hogan
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Forward
Conor Hourihane
Midfield
Shane Long
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
71Booked: 71'
Forward
Sean Maguire
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Forward
Sean McDermott
Goalkeeper
David Meyler
Midfield
Enda Stevens
Defender
Shaun Williams
Midfield
Derrick Williams
Defender
Wales
Wayne Hennessey
Goalkeeper
Connor Roberts
Defender
Ben Davies
Defender
33Booked: 33'
James Chester
Defender
Ashley Williams
Defender
Matthew Smith
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
David Brooks
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Joe Allen
Midfielder
Tyler Roberts
Forward
Tom Lawrence
Forward
Harry Wilson
Forward
58Scored: 58'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'

Substitutes
George Thomas
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Joe Rodon
Defender
Ashley 'Jazz' Richards
Midfield
Andy King
Midfield
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
Declan John
Defender
Chris Gunter
Defender
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Kieron Freeman
Defender
Gwion Edwards
Forward
Adam Davies
Goalkeeper
Sam Vokes
Forward
Danny Ward
Goalkeeper
Ben Woodburn
Forward