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DARREN RANDOLPH - An assured display behind a largely well-organised defence and deserved his slice of good fortune when substitute Vedad Ibisevic's injury-time volley came back off the bar - 7 (out of 10)

SEAMUS COLEMAN - Calm throughout on a night when defensive solidity rather than attacking prowess was required of him - 7

RICHARD KEOGH - Turned in another solid display at the heart of a rearguard which simply refused to be beaten - 7

CIARAN CLARK - Growing in stature with every international appearance and more than looked the part once again - 7

ROBBIE BRADY - Carried to threat to Bosnia-Herzegovina from the off and had a hand in the second goal, but was less than effective from the set-pieces with which he was presented - 6

GLENN WHELAN - Led by example on a night when tenacity and industry were richly rewarded - 7

JAMES McCARTHY - Robust in the middle of the field, where he made a series of timely interventions to break up dangerous Bosnia attacks - 7

JEFF HENDRICK - Another fine international appearance from the Derby midfielder, who is rapidly establishing himself as a regular - 8

WES HOOLAHAN - Struggled to force his way into the game and departed prematurely as O'Neill introduced fresh legs - 6

JONATHAN WALTERS - Used his power and energy to good effect and was clinical when presented with his chances - 9

DARYL MURPHY - Battled manfully in the lone striking role and played the key role in the penalty - 7


JAMES McCLEAN (for Hoolahan, 55) - Picked up a silly booking, but worked hard to help Ireland see out the game - 6

SHANE LONG (for Murphy, 55) - Might have added a third goal after breaking three, but his lack of recent football caught up with him - 6

JOHN O'SHEA (for Whelan, 90) - Played his part in repelling a late flurry after being introduced as a last-minute replacement - 6


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