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Republic of Ireland win ugly but Robbie Brady injury mars result against Georgia

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady goes down after sustaining an injury

This was never going to be one for the purists and there were times, especially in the first half, when the Republic of Ireland seemed incapable of stringing more than two passes together. However, Séamus Coleman’s first international goal, on his 40th appearance, was sufficient to earn Martin O’Neill’s team their opening win of the qualifying campaign against a battling Georgia.

Marko Arnautovic double frustrates Wales after Joe Allen’s superb opener

Wales' Joe Allen celebrates scoring their first goal with Joe Ledley

For Wales it was a point that could have been three and also came at a cost, yet once the dust settles and Chris Coleman and his players clear their heads, they will come to view this as a valuable result. Despite leading twice, Wales were never in control of the game and Marko Arnautovic ruthlessly capitalised on some slack defending to earn Austria the draw that they deserved.