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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Iceland

Ireland ended their international week with a friendly against Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side at the Aviva Stadium.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Keiren Westwood: Could do little about the goal and didn’t have much else to do. 6

Cyrus Christie: He wasn’t the only one but conceded possession too readily and failed to offer much of an attacking threat. 5

John Egan: Will be disappointed at conceding a needless free kick for the goal, but was otherwise largely untroubled. 6

Alex Pearce: Wasn’t overly tested, but looked composed in everything he did. 7

Robbie Brady: Even at left-back, he was invariably Ireland’s brightest attacking outlet, though the team could have done with him in midfield. 7

Jeff Hendrick: Ireland didn’t really have the confidence to play through him, so the game largely passed him by. 5

Conor Hourihane: Made some nice tackles and interceptions, but didn’t show enough to trouble the first-team regulars just yet. 6

Aiden McGeady: Had the beating of his marker with the usual array of tricks, but his final ball invariably left a lot to be desired. 5

James McClean: Showed great energy and one of the few players who refused to adhere to the game’s friendly pace, but didn’t look entirely comfortable being deployed as a second striker for much of the match. 6

Jonathan Hayes: Worked hard off the ball but never really got in the game. 5

Kevin Doyle: Ran the channels diligently and held the ball up well at times, but lacks the pace of his younger days to get away from defenders. 6

Subs: Daryl Horgan, Callum O’Dowda and Eunan O’Kane all had a few good moments, though none had enough of an impact to change the game. Others didn’t have the required time on the field to make a strong impression. 6

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