Republic of Ireland beat Gibraltar 1 – 0 #EURO2020

David McGoldrick
David McGoldrick


Hendrick’s low 66th-minute shot was all the Republic had to show for their efforts at the Victoria Stadium. They struggled to convert dominance into goals in a swirling gale.

Jeff Hendrick got the only goal as Mick McCarthy’s second spell as Republic of Ireland manager began with a laboured victory against Gibraltar.

It was the Republic’s first competitive win in almost 18 months but it will do little to allay fears their poor form under Martin O’Neill persists.


McCarthy will have another chance to boost his side’s morale when Georgia visit Dublin on Tuesday for their second Group D qualifier.

Georgia opened their campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Switzerland in Tbilisi.


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Raheem Sterling scored his first England hat-trick as their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign started in hugely impressive fashion as they outclassed the Czech Republic at Wembley.


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Source: BBC News

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