Republic of Ireland 1-2 Netherlands: Euro 2024 qualifier – reaction
Peep peep! A night of quiet despair for Ireland, who started superbly but were slowly, steadily stripped of hope by the Netherlands.
Adam Idah’s early penalty was equalised by another from Cody Gakpo. After an even first half, Ronald Koeman brought on Wout Weghorst and switched to a back four. It had the desired effect: the Netherlands totally dominated the second half and Weghorst scored an excellent winner.
Netherlands will fight Greece for the second qualification place in Group B. Ireland’s only chance is to sneak through the catflap.