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McClean Irish hero again

12 November 2016

Robson-Kanu, Nyom, Roberts and Field also in action

JAMES McClean scored the third goal of his FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as the Republic of Ireland recorded a precious 1-0 win over Austria in Vienna.

The Albion midfielder, who was handed the man of the match award, was on target for the second game in a row having also bagged a brace in his side's victory against Moldova last month.

McClean was given a standing ovation after being substituted in the 87th minute, with his second-half strike putting Martin O'Neill's men top of Group D with 10 points from four games.


Hal Robson-Kanu played 68 minutes for Wales and claimed a crucial assist in their 1-1 draw against Serbia in Cardiff.

Great work from the Baggies forward set up Gareth Bale for his first-half opener but Wales were ultimately left disappointed after the visitors snatched a late leveller to leave Chris Coleman's side with just a point from the qualifier.

Wales sit third in Group D behind both Serbia and the Republic of Ireland.

Allan Nyom was also in action as his Cameroon side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Zambia in a World Cup qualifying match.

That is the second draw of the Indomitable Lions' campaign after finishing 1-1 in Algeria last time out.

There were mixed emotions for Baggies youngsters Sam Field and Tyler Roberts as England's Under-19 side came up against Wales in Bangor.

Roberts captained the Young Dragons to a 3-2 victory, while Field was an unused substitute for Keith Downing's side.

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