Ireland suffer 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg

Ireland suffer 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg

IT WAS yet another disappointing night for Stephen Kenny and his Irish side.

The Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 at home against Luxembourg in a bitterly disappointing night for Kenny and his men.

A gorgeous goal from Gerson Rodrigues in the 84th minute means Ireland have 0 points from their first two World Cup qualifying games.

In the first half, debutant Gavin Bazunu pulled off an outstanding save just before half-time, that was reminiscent of the goal we conceded against Serbia the other night.

Later in the game, Collins, who missed from very close range in the first half after a really nice piece of football, had an incredible overhead attempt that went narrowly wide, which really was the story of the game.

Robbie Brady looked lively when he came on, and put a few nice crosses into the box, but nobody could get on the end of them.

Ireland put the pressure on in the final 25 minutes, but to no avail, in what is a seriously tough blow for Kenny's men.

Kenny's critics will now be quick to point out that the young Irish side have now gone 10 games without a win.

Next up for the team is Qatar in a friendly on Tuesday.