By Ollie Irish
Goals by Kevin Doyle and Liam Lawrence saw the Republic of Ireland beat Paraguay in Dublin last night.
Doyle headed the Irish ahead from close range after just eight minutes, then Lawrence’s deflected shot doubled Ireland’s lead a few minutes before half-time.
Lucas Barrios pulled a goal back for the away side on 58 minutes after a tidy move. Thereafter the Republic held out for a satisfying, albeit bittersweet win.