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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland

It was a disappointing night for Ireland, as they were beaten 2-0.

Darren Randolph

8Our Rating

Made a penalty save and a couple of other decent stops. Was without a doubt Ireland's best player.

6

John Egan

6Our Rating

Couldn't really do much about either goal and performed reasonably well overall.

6

Shane Duffy

6Our Rating

An unfortunate own goal at the end and his distribution was sloppy at times, but made some good blocks.

6

Enda Stevens

6Our Rating

Some sloppy passes but fairly solid at the back and was one of Ireland's better players.

6

Seamus Coleman

4Our Rating

A night to forget for the Ireland captain. Conceded possession far too often and was sent off after conceding a penalty in the second period.

6

James McClean

5Our Rating

Plenty of endeavour but lost the ball and made poor decisions consistently.

6

Glenn Whelan

6Our Rating

Should have done better for the first goal when he lost a header, but made some good tackles and intelligent passes as Ireland came into a bit more in the second half.

6

Jeff Hendrick

5Our Rating

Improved slightly in the second half, but was one of the main culprits for Ireland giving the ball away needlessly in the first.

6

Alan Browne

5Our Rating

Had decent energy and a couple of good defensive moments, but didn't impose himself on the game often enough.

6

Aaron Connolly

6Our Rating

Had to feed off scraps, but did what he needed to well, winning free kicks and showing decent hold-up play.

6

James Collins

5Our Rating

Like against Georgia on Saturday, he was isolated up front for the most part and couldn't really influence the play.

6

Mick McCarthy

5Our Rating

Another relatively uninspired performance that McCarthy must take some responsibility for. He at least tried to change it, after the disappointing result against Georgia, but the Irish players never looked totally comfortable, as indicated by the multiple positional changes during the game.

6

Subs: Neither Callum O’Dowda nor Scott Hogan had the desired effect as they attempted to change the game. 5

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