O'Neill confirms successful surgery for Coleman following double leg break

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I saw his reaction immediately and it didn't look good. I was lucky considering what has happened to Séamus.

"I've said before I think the Euro's has brought us all closer together". Intensity was certainly not lacking, unlike clear-cut scoring opportunities, which were few and far between.

Gareth Bale was a threat throughout for Wales, playing an outstanding pass for Neil Taylor, only for the Aston Villa left back to miscontrol the ball, before the Real Madrid winger sent a long-range strike fizzing past the post.

"It was a typical British derby game, there was needle all the way through it", Chris Coleman responded angrily to Irish reporters. "I'll make a decision, but Brentford to me, at this moment in time, feels like the right place to be". Your boys were not coming off there with halos on their head.

Woodburn is also coveted by England, but will not be eligible to play for anyone else once he has represented Wales in a competitive fixture.

The dismissal changed the focus of the game for Wales but they just couldn't break down Ireland's resilient system.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill said O'Shea had been left with "stud marks on his ankle" after Bale caught him as he slid in to attack Chris Gunter's cross in the 68th minute.

He said: "I'm not exactly sure, I must admit". He's a big player for us, a great captain and a great character. The television people said it wasn't great either.

A creditable 2-2 draw in Austria was followed by two frustrating 1-1 stalemates at home to Georgia and Serbia, Wales being pegged back after having taken the lead in both those games.

Only four points separate the four competing nations and it looks like this group will go right to the wire, but Ireland can remain confident as they continue their quest to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation in 2018.

In the second half, I thought we controlled the game very well. Dusan Tadic, who has been on excellent form during this qualifying campaign, was involved in all three goals, scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot and setting up the other two.

"We've 11 points on the board".

Meanwhile, Serbia are starting to look like the group favourites that O'Neill believes they are and they take on Wales at the start of the summer.