Last Updated: 06/02/13 10:21pm
FULL TIME. Ireland beat Poland to return to winning ways at home and give them a boost ahead of their next World Cup qualifiers. Thanks for your views tonight. stay with us for reaction.
Grosicki creates a yard of space for himself on the left before shooting from 25 yards but his low effort is wide of Forde's near post.
Ireland win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left. Cunningham is booked for time wasting in taking it.
Wasilewski tries to latch onto a long ball into the right corner but the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
Clark tries to release Sammon down the left flank but the ball rolls out for a Poland throw in 25 yards out.
GOAL - HOOLAHAN!!!! McClean takes the free-kick and Poland partially clear before Hendrick picks out Hoolahan with a great pass into the box who slots home from eight yards!!!
Poland come again and feed the ball to Lewandowski in the centre of the box but he can not turn and get his shot away and Ireland clear.
McCarthy tries to run into the right side of the box but Glik tackles on the edge of the box. Poland break forward quickly and Lewandowski cross from the right into the Ireland box but Forde is quickly off his line to catch the ball.
Blaszczykowski tries to release Grosicki into the right side of the box but Cunningham shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
Ireland come again and Brady tries an effort from 25 yards on the right but it is way wide and over.
Ireland win a free-kick 35 yards out to the right of goal. Brady swings the ball in but Glik clears.
Poland take the free-kick but Green heads away in the box. A flare is then thrown into the Ireland box and play is stopped as Lewandowski throws the flare off the field of play and the fire brigade put it out.
Poland punt the free-kick forward but Ireland clear and McClean crosses from the left into the box. Perquis mis-kicks and the loose ball falls to Sammon in the box but instead of shooting first time from 12 yards he takes a touch but it is heavy and goes into the grateful hands of Szczesny.
Ireland take the throw in but McCarthy catches Lewandowski and is booked. It is a Poland free-kick midway in their half on the left.
Poland press again and win a throw in 290 yards out on the left. They take into the box but McClean clears.
McShane fouls Lewandowski for a Poland free-kick 25 yards out to the left of goal. Obraniak is then booked for pushing McShane.
McClean crosses from 22 yards on the left and Glik has to put the ball out for a corner on the left.
Obraniak puts the corner into the box but Clark heads away at the near post. Ireland break forward and try to release McClean into the left corner but Szczesny races out of his box, wins the ball and clears.
McClean puts the ball into the box, McShane heads back across goal but Poland partially clear before McCarthy forces Szczesny into a save, pushing it out for a corner on the right, with a shot from 22 yards in the centre.
Ireland win a throw in 30 yards on the right. They take and Sammon wins a free-kick 20 yards out on the right.
Ireland bring on Green for Whelan for the second period while Poland make three changes, bringing on Szczesny, Grosicki and Wasilewski for Boruc, Boenisch and Pawlowski.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 4/7 for an Ireland win, 9/4 for the draw and 11/2 for a Poland victory. Poland could quite easily get back into this so I'm still hopeful about my 2-2 prediction!! What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to email@example.com.
HALF TIME. Ireland go in one goal up at the break after Poland had enjoyed the better of possession. Stay with us for the second period.
Cunningham punts the ball into the box but Poland clear and break forward before Boenisch crosses from 15 yards out but it is wayward and goes out for an Ireland goal-kick.
Obraniak tries to run into the right side of the box but McClean tackles. Glik then catches McClean with a studs-up challenge near the halfway line and is rightly booked.
Long is down injured after a strong challenge by Glik. After some treatment on the pitch, he is okay to continue.
Obraniak puts the corner into the box but Ireland partially clear before Cunningham concedes a free-kick 15 yards out on the right.
Lewandowski volleys from 12 yards on the left and Forde does well to finger tip it out for a corner on the right.
Ireland break forward and Long tries to cross from the left byline to Brady in the centre but Perquis clears.
Cunningham concedes a free-kick 35 yards out on the right after a late challenge. Poland take but Clark clears.
GOAL - CLARK!!!! Clark scores from 15 yards in the centre and Poland could only partially clear Long's close range shot from McClean's corner.
McCarthy wins a free-kick on the halfway line. Clark punts the ball forward before Long tries to head to Sammon in the right side of the box but Wawrzyniak clears.
Long tries to release Sammon down the right flank but Wawrzyniak intercepts. Poland break forward and Obraniak plays Lewandowski one-on-one with the keeper. He tries to take it around Forde to his left but the keeper is equal to it and clears the ball.
Lewandowski breaks into the box on the right and O'Shea has to put it out for a corner on the right.
Boenisch wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. He takes and wins another ten yards out. He takes again and Krychowiak crosses into the box from the right but Clark clears.
Ireland win a free-kick on the halfway line to the left. Cunningham punts the ball forward towards Sammon in the box before Perquis heads away. The ball falls to Brady who tries a shot from 20 yards to the right but it is way wide.
Poland come again and Pawlowski charges into the box from the left before passing into the centre but no-one is there and Forde easily gathers.
Obraniak takes the corner but Forde punches away. Obraniak puts the ball back into the box but Forde catches the ball.
Forde's kick out goes straight to Obraniak who tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but it takes a deflection out for a corner on the right.
Cunningham takes the second throw in but Ireland are forced to play the ball all the way back to their keeper.
Cunningham wins a throw in 25 yards out on the left. He takes and wins another throw in in a similiar position.
Poland take the free-kick short before Krychowiak crosses in the box towards Lewandowski but the ball rolls out for a goal kick.
Ireland break forward and win a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Cunningham takes but Boenisch intercepts and wins a free-kick just inside the Ireland half on the right. Blaszczykowski takes but Poland play the ball back to their keeper.
Lewandowski latches onto a long ball into the left corner and wins a corner off McShane on the left.
Clark concedes a throw in 20 yards out on the right. Poland take but are forced to play the ball all the way back to Boruc.
Ireland try to play Sammon into the right side of the box but Wawrzyniak tracks back and passes back to his keeper Boruc who boots clear.
Poland take the free-kick and try to release Lewandowski through the middle but he is flagged offside 25 yards out.
Cunningham wins a throw in midway in the Ireland half on the left. He takes but Sammon concedes a free-kick just inside the Poland half.
Obraniak takes the corner on the right and wins another. He takes again but Cunningham clears at the near post.
Boenisch crosses from the right byline into the centre and Forde puts it out for the first corner on the game.
Ireland take the throw in but Lukasik wins the ball and tries to release Pawlowski into the left corner but Forde is quickly off his line to clear.
Poland win a throw in on the halfway line on the left. They take but Brady intercepts the ball and wins an Ireland throw in in a similar position.
Poland press down the left flank early on but Forde is quickly off his line to collect a loose ball in the box.
Teams - Poland: Boruc, Perquis, Glik, Boenisch, Wawrzyniak, Lukasik, Krychowiak, Blaszczykowski, Obraniak, Pawlowski, Lewandowski. Subs: Szczesny, Komorowski, Celeban, Borysiuk, Wszolek, Mierzejewski, Broz, Grosicki, Milik, Sobiech, Wasilewski, Kazmierczak, Tyton.
Teams - Ireland: Forde, McShane, O'Shea, Clark, Cunningham, Brady, McCarthy, Whelan, McClean, Long, Sammon. Subs: Westwood, Ward, Doyle, Walters, Cox, Hendrick, Green, Andy Keogh, Hoolahan, Richard Keogh, Pearce, Henderson.
My view - I'm hoping for goals tonight and reckon it will be a draw, so 2-2, which pays a handsome 16/1 with Sky Bet if it comes in! What are your views / predictions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening.
Martin has e-mailed to say: "This is the easy prediction Steve. At half time goolless draw and Lewandowski score at 2nd half. Ireland 0-1 Poland." Cheers Martin, enjoy the game!
Sky Bet's Jonathan has been in touch to say: "All eyes will be on reported Bayern Munich and Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski as he leads the line for Poland (13/8 to win) tonight. The Borussia Dortmund striker is 9/2 favourite to open the scoring, while Conor Sammon is enhanced to 8/1 to bag first for Ireland. The home side have won only five of their 23 previous meetings with Poland, but are still 13/8 to seal victory tonight." Cheers for the info Jonathan!
FIRST VIEW - Nigel Healy has been in touch to say: "I think Ireland will be beaten 3-1 by Poland tonight with Lewandowski scoring twice." Cheers Nigel, enjoy the game!