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01.06.2017 at 01:00 MetLife Stadium Attendance: 42017
Mexico 3 - 1 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Ted Unkel Friendly-match

Goalscorers
Corona 16 mins,
El Tri 25 mins,
Vela 54 mins
None.
Opening squads
Cota;
Salcedo (Layun h-t),
Reyes,
Moreno (Alanis h-t),
Gallardo;
Vela (Marquez 68),
Herrera (Peralta h-t),
Jorge Hernandez,
J Dos Santos (Pineda 58), Corona (Aquino 58);
Jimenez.
Darren Randolph
Cyrus Christie
Shane Duffy
John Egan
Callum O Dowda
Conor Hourihane
Richard Keogh
David Mc Goldrick
James Mc Clean
Daryl Horgan
Daryl Murphy
Substitutes
Kevin Long
Alan Browne
Stephen Gleeson
Eunan O Kane
Wesley Hoolahan
Substitutions
None Kevin Long -> John Egan (64)
Eunan O Kane -> Conor Hourihane (64)
Wesley Hoolahan -> Daryl Murphy (64)
Alan Browne -> Cyrus Christie (73)
Stephen Gleeson -> Daryl Horgan (73)
Alan Browne -> Callum O Dowda (77)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Ireland undone by Mexico in New Jersey
On a night when James McClean captained the side on his 50th cap, the Republic of Ireland fell to a 3-1 defeat to Mexico in MetLife Stadium.


It was a night for change as Ireland set up in a 3-5-2 formation, handed first starts to Daryl Horgan and Callum O’Dowda, and gave debuts to Kevin Long and Alan Browne.

In front of a crowd of 42.017 spectators – many of whom were travelling Irish or American-based Irish supporters – watched Mexico maintain their unbeaten record over Ireland, which now extends to five games.

Mexico took the lead on 16 minutes when winger Jesus Manuel Corona cut inside from the left flank onto his right foot and curled a shot past goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

On 25 minutes, El Tri got their second goal – this time from the penalty spot. Raul Jimenez took responsibility after Carlos Vela was fouled and he fired in.

Ireland responded with some bright spells as Cyrus Christie went close with an effort, while Daryl Horgan and McClean flashed shots wide of the goal.

Vela got Mexico’s third goal on 54 minutes when he found himself in the right place at the back post after Randolph’s superb save from Oribe Peralta made its way across goal.

Substitute Stephen Gleeson pulled one back on 77 minutes when he followed in a McClean cross and smashed in the rebound from close range.

Ireland will now turn their attention to the ‘Three’ International Friendly against Uruguay on Sunday, June 4 in Aviva Stadium.

Republic of Ireland: Randolph; Christie (Browne 73), Keogh, Duffy, Egan (Long 64), McClean; Horgan (Gleeson 73), Hourihane (O’Kane 64), O’Dowda; Murphy (Hoolahan 64), McGoldrick.

Mexico: Cota; Salcedo (Layun h-t), Reyes, Moreno (Alanis h-t), Gallardo; Vela (Marquez 68), Herrera (Peralta h-t), Jorge Hernandez, J Dos Santos (Pineda 58), Corona (Aquino 58); Jimenez.

Referee: Ted Unkel.
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