Sunday 19 November 2017

Republic of Ireland 0 Wales 0 as it happened: Draw comes at a cost for Seamus Coleman and Ireland

Seamus Coleman is comforted by teammate Shane Long of Republic of Ireland after picking up an injury during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Seamus Coleman is comforted by teammate Shane Long of Republic of Ireland after picking up an injury during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Aaron Ramsey of Wales in action against Jeff Hendrick of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Wales players prepare to attack a corner during FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Wales - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group D - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - 24/3/17 Republic of Ireland's John O'Shea in action with Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu Reuters / Clodagh Kilcoyne Livepic
James McClean is wearing the number 5 tonight in honour of the late Ryan McBride
Gareth Bale, right, with Aaron Ramsey of Wales prior the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Jack O'Toole

Seamus Coleman is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being on the receiving end of an utterly reckless challenge from Neil Taylor. Ireland and Wales played out a draw and few can say either side deserved more than a point.

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