Republic of Ireland cruised to a 2-0 win over Moldova in Dublin on Friday night to keep their World Cup hopes alive.
An early brace from Daryl Murphy set them on their way, with Martin O'Neill's men controlling the game from that point on against a Moldova side who were reduced to ten men in injury-time.
City's Wes Hoolahan played 78 minutes, with Ireland now facing an effective showdown with Wales in Cardiff in their final game in Group D on Monday.
It also proved to be a positive night for Angus Gunn, who helped England Under-21s collect a 3-1 win over Scotland in European Qualifying.
Joshua Onomah opened the scoring in the first half, before Tammy Abraham converted a penalty shortly after the restart to make it 2-0.
Scotland's Chris Cadden pulled a goal back with 12 minutes remaining, but Abraham struck again almost immediately to complete the scoring.