Game At A Glance
MAN OF THE MATCH
John O'Shea earns the gong for an impressive performance against a relatively weak Welsh attack.
SAVE OF THE MATCH
Westwood had only one to make from a Bellamy free-kick and he saved well.
MOAN OF THE MATCH
Very little goalmouth action and a tiny crowd on a balmy night in Cardiff.
SHOT OF THE MATCH
Hardly a shot to raise the blood pressure in the entire 90 minutes and none worth a mention here.
Notably calm on the touchline but then again, there wasn't much to get excited about.
Very little to do for Westwood but what he to do he did well 6
Rusty performance from Coleman who was caught out a couple of times by Bellamy's pace 6
Solid stuff from the Villa man who supported O'Shea well 7
Impressive performance from the Sunderland man. Snuffed out most of what Wales had to offer up front 8
Still looks the most cultured player we've got. Decent defensive performance 6
Fish out of water on the right flank. Not his best game for Ireland 5
Showed well in the early action but faded as the game progressed 5
Showed plenty of the physical side of his game in a crowded midfield 6
Had a couple of decent chances and one shot which almost opened the scoring 6
Needs time to slot in but looked reasonably comfortable throughout 6
Quiet night but he could have won it late on with a shot blocked by Myhill 6
Replaced Brady but never really got into the game 5
Solid and dependable as ever when he stepped in for O'Shea 6
Busy as ever though mostly chasing shadows. Lucky to get on the pitch 5
Great to see him get a run - had one shot that almost breached the Welsh line 6
Had one chance to win the game in the 80th minute but a heavy touch ruined a great chance 5
Not on long enough to rate.