Wales 1-0 Republic of Ireland: David Brooks pours more misery on Stephen Kenny’s side

Republic Of Ireland have failed to score in their last six matches under Stephen Kenny; Wales – led by Gareth Bale – edge closer to promotion in the Nations League

Sunday 15 November 2020 19:05, UK

David Brooks pushed Wales closer to promotion in the Nations League as they beat toothless Republic Of Ireland 1-0, leaving Stephen Kenny still waiting for his first win in charge.

​​​​​​In the sixth meeting between the teams in the last three years, Wales were second best until the introduction of Kiefer Moore with 30 minutes to play and the more direct approach did the trick as Brooks headed home after Gareth Bale kept the play alive at the back post.

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Republic of Ireland have now scored just one goal and are winless in seven games under new boss Kenny, failing to score in any of their last six matches. His team had Jeff Hendrick sent off for a professional foul in injury time.

Meanwhile, Wales have now kept seven straight clean sheets in competitive matches as they remain in a good place ahead of next year’s European Championships.

Wales will win the group and gain promotion to the top tier if avoiding defeat against Finland in Cardiff on Wednesday.

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What’s next?

Wales host Finland, live on Sky Sports Premier League, while Republic of Ireland face Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium, live on Sky Sports Arena. Both Nations League games take place on Wednesday at 7.45pm.

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