Republic of Ireland end World Cup qualifying campaign on a high

Luxembourg 0-3 Republic of Ireland: Stephen Kenny’s men end 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on a high as three second-half goals secure victory

  • The victory takes the Republic of Ireland above their hosts on goal difference 
  • The goals came from Shane Duffy, Chiedozie Ogbene and Callum Robinson 
  • The visitors have now lost just once in their last 10 games under Stephen Kenny 

Republic of Ireland ended a difficult 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on a high as they defeated Luxembourg.

The reverse fixture represented a low point in the tenure of Stephen Kenny, but the former Dundalk manager has turned things around and has overseen a run of just one defeat in 10 matches. 

Republic of Ireland have improved under Stephen Kenny after a tough start to his tenure

The visitors lost at home to Luxembourg in March – but took the lead here through Shane Duffy

Rotherham winger Chiedozie Ogbene then doubled his team’s advantage on 75 minutes

Callum Robinson completed the scoring two minutes from the end of normal time in Gasperich

MATCH FACTS FROM THE STADE DE LUXEMBOURG

LUXEMBOURG (4-1-4-1): Schon; Jans, Chanot, Selimovic, Pinto; Martins (S Thill 86); Sinani, Barreiro, O Thill, Borges Sanches (Deville 52); Rodrigues.

Subs not used: Kips, Martin, Bohnert, Malget, Pimentel, Veiga, Deville, Skenderovic, Olesen, S Thill, Omosanya.

Booked: Selimovic, Martins, Chanot

Manager: Luc Holtz

Republic of Ireland (3-4-2-1): Bazunu; Coleman, Duffy, Egan; Doherty (Parrott 90), Hendrick, Cullen (Hourihane 90+1), McClean; Ogbene (Browne 82), Robinson (Omobamidele 90); Idah (Knight 62). 

Subs not used: Keller, Travers, Stevens, Collins, McGrath, Keane, O’Dowda. 

Goals: Duffy 67, Ogbene 75, Robinson 88 

Booked: Cullen, Duffy, Knight, Browne

Manager: Stephen Kenny 

 

Second-half strikes from Shane Duffy, Chiedozie Ogbene and Callum Robinson were enough for the win.

The victory takes Ireland up to nine points, above Luc Holtz’s men on goal difference.  




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