Republic of Ireland 1 Lithuania 0: How the Irish players rated

Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool)Had one admittedly simple save to make early in the second half when Egan’s block took all the pace off Chernykh’s shot. But otherwise may as well have brought a newspaper with him. Rating: 6
Nathan Collins (Burnley)Solid night’s work from arguably Ireland’s best young defensive prospect. Classy in defence when Lithuania attempted a couple of surges on the break, showed some nice footwork when he ventured up the field. Rating: 7
John Egan (Sheffield United)Had an armchair ride in the middle of the defence. Showed good awareness to pull his foot away when Chernykh attempted to buy a penalty with 15 to go. Came close …

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