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Martin O'Neill Critical Of Robbie Brady Over Yellow Card In Vienna

Martin O'Neill Critical Of Robbie Brady Over Yellow Card In Vienna
By Gavin Cooney

Historic international victories keep on tumbling for this little island: first Soldier Field, and now Vienna. It is the first time Ireland have won in Austria in over fifty years, and the first time we've beaten a side ranked above us in a qualifier away from home since Scotland in 1987. The result means Ireland have ten points from 12, a record made all the more impressive given the fact only one of those games has been in Dublin.

The only blemish on tonight's victory is the yellow card picked up by Robbie Brady, for kicking the ball away. It was an incredibly soft yellow to concede, and it means that Brady will miss our next qualifier - against Wales in March.

Watch the incident below:

Speaking to Tony O'Donoughe on RTE's online coverage after the game, O'Neill admitted his frustration at the incident, and was critical of Brady for not remembering he was carrying a booking from a previous game:

Absolutely [it is disappointing]. It means it's a second yellow card, I don't even think Robbie was aware beforehand. It's alright pointing out things to players, but I think you should probably know the number of yellow cards you've picked up during the course of events, considering it's a soft one.

O'Neill went on to question the decision not to award Austrian captain  Julian Baumgartlinger a second yellow for a foul on Wes Hoolahan.

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See Also: The Ireland Player Ratings From A Famous And Deserved Victory In Vienna

See Also: Breaking Down That Incredible James McClean Goal Vs Austria

 

 

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