Moldova 1 - ROI 3: James McCLean's brace maintains Martin O'Neill's unbeaten start
It looked likely to be an easy evening for Ireland when Shane Long fired in after just two minutes but they failed to build on their early dominance.
And they were punished before half-time when Igor Bugaev broke free before finishing confidently into the bottom left corner.
But two goals in the space of seven minutes from McCLean took the game out of sight of Moldova to move above Wales in Group D.
After Wales were held to a 1-1 draw by Georgia earlier in the day Ireland knew a win could be vital in their hope or an automatic World Cup qualfication place - and they made the perfect start.... read more
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