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James Mc Clean ensured the Republic of Ireland’s trip to Moldova did not end in embarrassment as he struck twice in quick succession to secure a 3-1 victory in Chisinau.
Ireland flew out of the blocks and were ahead within 116 seconds as Shane Long ended an 18-game drought for club and country.
Woodburn's role in the deadlock-breaker was crucial as he surged down the left and his cross was met by the diving head of Robson-Kanu.
Wayne Hennessey produced a brilliant stop to deny Andrei Cojocari in stoppage time, but the result was put beyond doubt seconds later when Ramsey's deflected effort spun in.
A concerted response was required and it started almost immediately with Mc Clean getting his head to a Jonathan Walters cross, but failing to trouble Calancea, who then had to field Hoolahan’s skidding 54th-minute shot.
Despite a second-half goal from Abdenasser El Khayati settling the tie in favour of the hosts, Kortsmit's heroics was the main talking point at full-time.Buoyed by their finish to the first half, Moldova resumed in confident mood and went close within two minutes of the restart when Alexandru Dedov cut inside from the left and thumped a dipping right-foot shot into Randolph’s midriff.The Ireland goalkeeper’s evening became more uncomfortable two minutes later when he could only punch a high ball to Eugen Zasavitchi under pressure from Alexandru Gatcan, but the midfielder’s first-time shot was well blocked by Ciaran Clark.54' 👏🏻🙌🏻 If Roy Kortsmit was a superhero, his name would be: Magnetic glovesman...#sparta #adospa#kortsmit #eredivisie pic.twitter.com/j1T8f NZzf8— Dutch Goals And More (@Dutch Goals AMore) September 23, 2017 Den Haag were without star man Ricardo Kishna, currently on loan from Lazio, for the game on Saturday, the Dutch winger suffering cruciate ligament damage in a 1-1 draw with Ajax last week.For Sparta Rotterdam, the oldest professional team in the Netherlands, the defeat on Saturday compiled further misery onto what has been a tough season.