Roy Keane had called for a war but what he got was bloody awful until, that is, Jon Walters stormed to Ireland’s rescue five minutes from time.
You can't accuse Stoke City's Jon Walters of lacking desire - unlike so many Newcastle United players in recent seasons.
HITC Sport understands that the former Potters boss is mulling over his options as Saido Berahino exit talk continues at The Hawthorns.
Celtic’s Anthony Stokes has been selected in the provisional 35-man Republic of Ireland squad for their European Championship qualifiers against Poland.
It has been a difficult year for Stoke City, butt there have still been players who have stood out for Tony Pulis’ team as they secured another year in the Premier League.