James McClean stuns Wales and sends Republic of Ireland into play-offs

It was a night of exhilarating joy for the Republic of Ireland and at the final whistle, with players in red shirts collapsing to the ground, excruciating pain for a Wales team whose latest attempt to qualify for a World Cup, desperately wishing to play in their first tournament since 1958, has ended unsuccessfully once again.

Gareth Bale, like Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush and all those others, will just have to wonder what it is like to play in the world’s biggest international competition. Ireland’s players can start looking forward to the play-offs after one of the more satisfying nights under Martin O’Neill’s management, capped by James McClean’s expertly taken goal 12 minutes into the second half.

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It was a night of exhilarating joy for the Republic of Ireland and at the final whistle, with players in red shirts collapsing to the ground, excruciating pain for a Wales team whose latest attempt to qualify for a World Cup, desperately wishing to play in their first tournament since 1958, has ended unsuccessfully once again.Gareth Bale, like Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush and all those others, will just have to wonder what it is like to play in the world’s biggest international competition. Ireland’s players can start looking forward to the play-offs after one of the more satisfying nights under Martin O’Neill’s management, capped by James McClean’s expertly taken goal 12 minutes into the second half. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/09/wales-republic-ireland-world-cup-qualifier-match-report

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