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4 September 2015

Five Canaries in competitive action

ROBBIE Brady played the full match and Wes Hoolahan 76 minutues as Ireland boosted their Euro 2016 qualification prospects with a 4-0 win over Gibraltar in Portugal on Friday.

Hoolahan provided the assist for Cyrus Christie's first half opener, before Robbie Keane doubled the advantage shortly after the second period had got underway.

Within moments Martin O'Neill's men made it 3-0; Keane confidently dispatching a penalty following Hoolahan being felled in the box by Liam Walker.

A further goal from substitute Shane Long ensured The Green Army took all three points in convincing fashion against a team managed by former Canaries goalkeeping coach, Jeff Wood.

Victory for Ireland lifted them above Scotland in Group D, after Gordon Strachan's side were beaten 1-0 by Georgia earlier in the day.

City captain Russell Martin completed 90 minutes in Tblisi, while Steven Whittaker was an unused substitute.

In Group F, Kyle Lafferty continued his impressive campaign as Northern Ireland secured a vital 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands.

A brace from Gareth McAuley either side of a strike from Joan Simun Edmundsson - who was later sent off - put the visitors on track, ahead of Lafferty sealing victory with his sixth goal of qualification.

Making his first appearance of the season after recovering from a knee injury, the 27-year-old successfully came through 78 minutes before being replaced by Paddy McNair.

Finally, Louis Thompson was a late substitute as Wales Under-21s won 3-1 in Luxembourg to maintain their 100 per cent start to UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying.

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