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Live Reporting

Gary Rose and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Republic of Ireland's win rounds off our coverage of the weekend's international qualifiers. A mixed bag of results. 

    Right, time for us to wrap things up.  Until next time, cheerio.

  2. Qualifiers results

  3. Qualifiers results

  4. Post update

    Sebia managed to edge out Austria 3-2 so they are top of Group D on seven points, ahead of the Republic of Ireland on goal difference.

  5. Post update


    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    That's it and job done for the Republic of Ireland. It looked for a while like it could have been a frustrating night for the visitors but James McClean's second-half double sealed victory.

  7. Post update

    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    A couple of late corners for Moldova but the Republic of Ireland deal with them.

    Seconds left...

  8. Elsewhere in Europe

    Talk about leaving it late...

    Ciro Immobile has scored what looks like a 91st minute winner for Italy against Macedonia.

    Italy were 2-1 behind with 15 minutes to go in that one remember.

  9. Post update

    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Four minutes of stoppage time. The visitors should see this one out comfortably now and are on their way to, at the very least, joint top of Group D.

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    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Ey up. Some late shenanigans as Jon Walters gets involved in bit of afters with some of the Moldova players. Martin O'Neill is quick to get into the middle of it and pull a fuming Walters away. A wise intervention, as the situation quickly diffuses.


    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Another yellow card is flashed in a Moldova player's direction as Igor Bugaev goes in the book for a foul on Seamus Coleman.

  12. Post update

    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Nothing is stopping James McClean from attempting to get his hat-trick from this free-kick. He steps up... but slams it into the wall.


    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland are just passing the ball about confidently now. Moldova look a spent force. David Meyler surges forward and wins a free-kick.

    Eunan O'Kane is on for Wes Hoolahan, who gets a decent bit of applause from the away fans. He's played well.

    Martin O'Neill instructs

    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Third and final change for the hosts as Gheorghe Andronic is off for Eugeniu Sidorenco.


    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    Second change of the game for the visitors as James McCarthy is replaced by David Meyler for the final 10 minutes. Steady the ship and close out the game.


    Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    After that quickfire double, some of the Moldova players appear to have lost their discipline. Andrei Cojocari is one of them as he goes in late and strong on James McClean. Yellow card.

  17. Elsewhere in Europe

    Plenty of goals tonight.

    It looks like a thriller in Serbia where Southampton's Dusan Tadic has given the home side the lead for the third time. They lead 3-2 against Austria.

    That puts Serbia ahead of the Republic of Ireland at the top of Group D on goal difference.

  18. GOAL - Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland

    James McClean

    The floodgates have opened.

    A lovely goal as Wes Hoolahan flicks a ball through the legs of a Moldova defender. It puts Seamus Coleman in on the right and he plays a neat ball across goal and James McClean is there to finish confidently.

    James McClean celebrates
  19. Get involved #bbcfootball

    Andrew Priestley: Ireland leading in Moldova with Serbia and Austria currently all square and Wales dropping 2 points. A perfect night so far.   

    Javel Bleach: YESSSSS!!! #Ireland retake the lead! 1-2. No messing up this time I trust. Top as it stands  

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    Moldova 1-2 Republic of Ireland

    The Republic of Ireland are playing like a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders. It's now the Moldova players who have some thinking to do. Do they throw caution to the wind and risk creating gaps at the back? Or take a cautious approach and hope for an opportunity to present itself?

    While they mull that one over the visitors have another chance as Shane Duffy cushions a header over the bar.