The Republic of Ireland beat Luxembourg 3-0 in the second half to finish their World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note. Shane Duffy scored the game’s first goal after 67 minutes, heading in a free-kick from Josh Cullen.
Before Callum Robinson tapped in a late third, Chiedozie Ogbene added a second when he converted from close range. As a result of the win, the Republic finishes third in Group A, ahead of Luxembourg on goal difference.
The Republic’s first goal came after Danel Sinani of Luxembourg had his 54th-minute shot ruled off due to a foul on Duffy in the build-up. It’s a satisfying finale to what has been a difficult campaign for the Republic, with the nadir being a 1-0 home loss to Luxembourg in March.
However, manager Stephen Kenny has orchestrated a turnaround in results since then, with only one defeat in ten games, and will be pleased with how his team avenged their terrible loss to Luxembourg in their first encounter.
Source: BBC Sport