Carey goal not enough for Ireland

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET
Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland
Vakhtang Kvaratskelia cancelled out Graham Carey's opener, but a draw does neither side's Group 2 chances many favours.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Tbilisi
Carey goal not enough for Ireland
Graham Carey opened the scoring in Tblisi ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GeorgiaRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts9
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed7
 
14

Matches

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET

Carey goal not enough for Ireland

Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland
Vakhtang Kvaratskelia cancelled out Graham Carey's opener, but a draw does neither side's Group 2 chances many favours.

Vakhtang Kvaratskelia cancelled out Graham Carey's opener in Tbilisi, but a draw does neither Georgia nor the Republic of Ireland's UEFA European Under-21 Group 2 chances many favours.

Point-blank save
Irakli Klimiashvili should have put the hosts ahead after Jano Ananidze beat three defenders and delivered a handy cross, but his shot from close range just after the half-hour mark was blocked by Cian Hughton. Three minutes after the break, Donald Givens' side took the lead, with Cillian Sheridan setting Carey free to beat Roin Kvaskhvadze. Irish goalkeeper Shane Redmond later denied Gulverd Tomashvili's point-blank effort, but he could do nothing to stop Kvaratskelia from Tomashvili's cross nine minutes from time. Owen Garvan hit the bar for the visitors in added time, with a point leaving Ireland second from bottom of the section and a point adrift of their hosts.

 

Last updated: 14/11/09 16.38CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Georgia

Georgia

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)1Shane Redmond (GK)
3Gulverd Tomashvili2Seamus Coleman
4Lasha Totadze
Substitution53'
3Cian Hughton
Yellow Card45+1'
5Murtaz Daushvili
Yellow Card40'
4Callum Morris
6Giorgi Getiashvili5Darren Dennehy
8Irakli Klimiashvili
Substitution78'
6David Meyler
9Giorgi Ivanishvili
Substitution70'
7Sean Scannell
Substitution44'
10Jano Ananidze
Yellow Card90'
8James Collins
Substitution68'
11Tornike Okriashvili9Owen Garvan (C)
Yellow Card85'
14Nika Kvekveskiri10Cillian Sheridan
Substitution84'
18Levan Kakubava11Stephen Gleeson
Yellow Card47'

Substitutes

1Revaz Tevdoradze (GK)16James McKeown (GK)
2Giorgi Khatiashvili12Kevin Long
7Vazha Nemsadze14James O'Shea
13Giorgi Tchedia
Substitution78'
15Olanrewaju Oyebanjo
Substitution84'
15Teimuraz Shonia17Graham Carey
Substitution44'
Goal48'
16Giorgi Gabedava
Substitution53'
18Seamus Conneely
Substitution68'
17Vakhtang Kvaratskhelia
Substitution70'
Goal84'

Coach

Otar Gabelia (GEO) Donald Givens (IRL)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Frank Andås (NOR), Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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