Republic of Ireland 1-0 Scotland

Nations Cup 2011

Sun 29th May 2011
18:30

Aviva Stadium, Dublin (A)
Att: 17,694

Group Table
(29 May 2011)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Rep. Ireland
3
3
0
0
9
0
9
SCOTLAND
3
2
0
1
6
2
6
Wales
3
1
0
2
3
6
3
N. Ireland
3
0
0
3
0
10
0
27 May 2011
Wales 2-0 Northern Ireland
29 May 2011
Republic of Ireland 1-0 Scotland
Scotland

A McGregor
S Whittaker
G Hanley
C Berra
P Bardsley
J Forrest (R McCormack 85)
S Brown
C Adam (B Bannan 63)
B Robson (C Maguire 75)
S Naismith
K Miller(C)

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 66

Republic of Ireland

Keane (23)


S Given
P McShane
D O`Dea (K Foley 66)
S Kelly
S Ward
L Lawrence (S Coleman 62)
K Andrews
K Fahey
S Hunt
R Keane (K Treacy 83)
S Cox

 

FIFA Ranking: 34

 
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
Shots At Goal
6
12
Shots On Target
2
4
Possession
41%
59%
Fouls
20
10
Corners
5
1
Offsides
1
3
Yellow Cards
4
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (13 Caps) Age: 29
2 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (12 Caps) Age: 26
3 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (5 Caps) Age: 25
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (13 Caps) Age: 26
5 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (2 Caps) Age: 19
6 Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) (14 Caps) Age: 32
7 James Forrest (Celtic) (1 Cap) Age: 19
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (25 Caps) Age: 26
9 Kenny Miller (Bursaspor) Captain (55 Caps) Age: 31
10 Charlie Adam (Blackpool) (11 Caps) Age: 25
11 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (10 Caps) Age: 24
 
16 Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) (5 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Charlie Adam 63 min)
17 Ross McCormack (Leeds Utd) (7 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced James Forrest 85 min)
19 Chris Maguire (Aberdeen) (2 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Barry Robson 75 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-1-1)
Allan McGregor
Steven Whittaker
Grant Hanley
Christophe Berra
Phil Bardsley
James Forrest
Scott Brown
Charlie Adam
Barry Robson
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller

For the deciding Carling Cup match, Scotland made four changes with Grant Hanley replacing injured Gary Caldwell. Barry Robson and Phil Bardsley also started along with debutant James Forrest.

Scotland made a bright start with Charlie Adam shooting just over Shay Given's goal and after 18 minutes Phil Bardsley hit a thunderbolt from long range that Shay Given tipped onto the bar. Five minutes later the Republic took the lead when Robbie Keane picked up the ball in his own half and ran towards the Scotland goal before he hit a low shot that went through McGregor's arms. A couple of minutes later Kenny Miller came close to connecting with a Robson cross just six yards out. Just before half time Steven Naismith forced a save from Given but the Irish went into the break ahead. Midway through the second half James Forrest made contact with a Barry Robson cross at the back post, but his volley was wide of the goal. With 15 minutes remaining, Miller controlled the ball in the box before he was pulled down. His penalty claims were waved away by the referee. A few minutes later Miller had a deft flick palmed away by Given. With less than ten minutes remaining Miller had a great chance to level the tie when he was one on one with Given, but his shot went just wide of the post. The match finished 1-0 to Ireland handing them the inaugral Carling Nations Cup.