Hal Robson-Kanu plays final 15 minutes of Wales’ win
JAMES McClean played the full 90 minutes of the Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against Serbia in Belgrade.
Ireland took the lead early on through Jeff Hendrick but Serbia hit back in the second-half and went 2-1 ahead thanks to goals from Filip Kostic and a Dusan Tadic penalty.
But Martin O’Neill’s side weren’t to be denied an opening day point in Group D and Daryl Murphy headed home an equaliser with nine minutes remaining.
Hal Robson-Kanu’s Wales got off to a flying start in the same group as the Irish, recording a thumping 4-0 win over minnows Moldova.
The new Albion striker replaced Sam Vokes in the 75th minute in Cardiff where goals from Vokes, Joe Allen and a Gareth Bale brace secured a routine victory for the hosts.