Shane Long and Paul McGrath lead the celebrations after Ireland's big win in Austria
Shane Long and Paul McGrath led the chorus of praise for Ireland’s heroes as they secured a famous 1-0 win against Austria in Vienna.
James McClean’s second half strike was enough to seal all three World Cup qualifying points for a confident Ireland team that were worthy of a win that could have been cemented by a wider margin against their uninspired opponents.
Martin O’Neill’s side now head into the winter break for international matches in a strong position to challenge for top spot in Group D, with the reaction on Twitter confirming the significance of the triumph:
Big result that!!not a fantastic performance,but a proper https://t.co/B3tkleVew9 of the league— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) November 12, 2016
James McClean you are a Hero , well done kid Work rate Brilliant #Cheerspal.— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) November 12, 2016