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Here's how we rated the Irish players in tonight's World Cup qualifier

The Boys in Green played out a 2-2 draw with Serbia.

Ireland's starting XI tonight.
Ireland's starting XI tonight.
Image: Nick Potts

Darren Randolph 6 - It was a busy night for Ireland’s number one, who didn’t have his best performance in an Ireland shirt. Made some decent saves but looked uncertain at times.

Seamus Coleman 6 - Ireland’s captain started despite the fact that he hasn’t played a single club game this season, and he was a little off the pace. Made a crucial goal-line clearance in the second half.

John O’Shea 5 - Another player who came into the team after a recent spell out injured, O’Shea has had better displays and got done by Tadic for Serbia’s first goal.

Richard Keogh 6 - The Derby County man made a timely clearance after a goalmouth scramble in the first half and had a decent game at centre-half.

Stephen Ward 6 - Did okay at left full-back before being replaced by Stephen Quinn on 70 minutes.

Glenn Whelan 5 - Ireland’s deepest-lying midfielder didn’t shield the Irish backline from Serbian attacks as well as he should have and picked up a booking.

Jeff Hendrick 6 - Burnley’s new man scored his first international goal after just two minutes, but struggled to really impose himself after that. Substituted on 76 minutes.

Robbie Brady 6 - Wearing the number 10 that Robbie Keane has held for so long, Brady had a hand in both goals with his set-pieces.

James McClean 5 - Worked hard tracking back but didn’t offer enough of an outlet going forward.

Shane Long 6 - The Tipperary native put himself about up front but had to feed off scraps for the vast majority of the game. One good chance in the second half that was saved.

Jon Walters 6 – Saw an effort saved and also had the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled offside. Unlucky to give away the penalty.

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Substitutes 

Stephen Quinn 5 - Got about when he came on but couldn’t make a bit impact.

Daryl Murphy 7 - Finally broke his goal drought with a well-taken header on his 24th senior appearance for Ireland

Ciaran Clark – Not on long enough.

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