Austria 0 – Republic of Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland bagged a massive 1-0 win in Austria on Saturday night as their World Cup qualifying campaign picked up serious momentum.
Group D is looking very tight but the win for Republic of Ireland, at a very difficult place to go and one where their record is not great at all, is a huge bonus for Martin O’Neill.
In the later games on Saturday night, Serbia pulling back a 1-1 draw in Wales was also a big result for the Irish.
McClean wins it for Ireland
Especially, as the Republic of Ireland host Wales in World Cup qualifying in March 2017.
Once again the match winner for Ireland was James McClean who bagged the only goal from a Wes Hoolahan through ball.
The West Brom winger is turning into an absolutely pivotal player for Ireland and has now scored three goals in his last two matches at international level.
After the win in Serbia, McClean joked about Manchester United legend and currently Republic of Ireland assistant manager, Roy Keane, see clip below.