The Republic of Ireland secured their first ever Nations League victory, and they did it in style, beating Scotland 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium. Stephen Kenny’s side started on the front foot and were rewarded after 20 minutes as Alan Browne bundled the ball home from a corner, before Troy Parrott added a second eight minutes later, timing his run to perfection to help Michael Obafemi’s ball home. And provider turned goalscorer six minutes into the second half as Obafemi grabbed the goal of the game with a wonderstrike from outside the box to wrap up the win.
Another bright start for Ireland with Knight again showing early, as Kennys’s side looked to bring more energy to the side following two defeats, and it took less that four minutes to work their first attack on goal as Alan Browne’s clipped the ball into box, with Parrott lurking, however, Craig Gordon did enough to clear the danger. The Scots were slow to get going but looked very dangerous once up the field with Anthony Ralston outmuscling James McClean before playing a dangerous ball across the face. Andy Robertson arrived in from the left and let fly but Browne made a vital block.