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Posted Tuesday, September 11th 2018

O’Dowda impressive in Ireland draw

Callum O’Dowda provided the assist for Aidan O’Brien as the Republic of Ireland secured a 1-1 draw with Poland.

Martin O’Neill named City’s wideman in his starting XI for the second time in six days, as the Boys in Green looked for an immediate response following their UEFA National League opener defeat to Wales.

Poland carved out the best opportunity of the goalless first half as early as the ninth minute, only for Arkadiusz Milik to wastefully glance a headed effort wide of the target from a promising position.

Despite the hosts dictating most the attacking work prior to the break, it was in fact Ireland who took the lead in the 53rd minute of the international friendly.

The lively O’Dowda reclaimed possession after Poland failed to clear a corner and having checked back inside on to his left, the 23-year-old crossed for debutant O’Brien, who beat Wojciech Szezensy with a timely header.

O’Neill’s men continued to absorb sustained pressure admirably as the full time whistle approached, but they were denied their first away win to Poland since 1976 three minutes from time, as Mateusz Klich broke from midfield and leveled the scores.

O’Dowda, who could be proud of his display in Wroclaw, made way for Alan Judge as four minutes of added time were signaled, and he will now return to BS3 ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Sheffield United at Ashton Gate.

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