WATCH: All the goals from Ireland's solid win over Uruguay

It finished 3-1 at the Aviva Stadium

BY Sinéad Farrell 20:12 Sunday 4 June 2017, 20:12 4 Jun 2017

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The Republic of Ireland earned some redemption this evening, with a 3-1 victory over Uruguay to recover from their dismal performance against Mexico.

Captain Jon Walters, Cyrus Christie and James McClean were all on target, as Martin O'Neill's turn their attentions to a crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria.

The home side dominated for much of the encounter and Walters' goal just before the half-hour mark was a just reward for Ireland's efforts.

There was a moment of indecision between Walters and Glenn Whelan before the captain claimed possession on the edge of the penalty area and angled his shot into the net.

Uruguay struck back just before half-time however.

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph jumped off his line to contest a free-kick but Uruguay's Jose  Gimenez met the ball with a header first which found its way into the net.

Ireland recovered after the restart, and Derby's Cyrus Christie restored their one goal lead on 50 minutes. After collecting the ball near the edge of the box, he executed a step-over before sweeping the ball home with his left boot.

Substitute James McClean secured Ireland's victory inside the closing quarter of an hour. A nicely weighted pass from Daryl Murphy sent McClean through in a race for possession.

After edging out that battle, McClean raced towards goal and crashed the ball into the bottom corner.

 

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