Mick McCarthy‘s Republic of Ireland team garnered a valuable European Championship qualifying point with a late equaliser against Switzerland in the Aviva Stadium this Thursday evening.
The visitors dominated possession for large swathes of the match and eventually made the breakthrough on 74 minutes through Fabian Schar. Ireland responded, putting pressure on the visitors which saw Glenn Whelan strike the crossbar with a thundering 25 yard shot.
Moments later however, Ireland drew level with the energetic James McClean battling to recover the ball before crossing for David McGoldrick to head home his first goal for Ireland.
Team: D Randolph; S Coleman(C), S Duffy, R Keogh, E Stevens; C Robinson, J Hendrick, G Whelan, C Hourihane, J McClean; D McGoldrick
Alan Judge for Robinson 58′
Scott Hogan for Hourihane 82′
Alan Browne for McGoldrick 90’+2′