Coleman faces surgery after horrific leg break

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He tweeted: "I didn't want to acknowledge the nonsense on here, but those who have wrongly interpreted and commented on what my thoughts were at that moment in time need their heads testing". It was going on all through the game.

John O'Shea has wished his Republic of Ireland team-mate Seamus Coleman a speedy recovery after the full-back was stretched off with a broken leg against Wales last night. "He has had an exceptional season with both club and country, and he will be a big loss", said O'Neill. There were one or two complaints from our boys, that your boys were a little bit late here and there.

"I hope the surgeons can mend that in a way that he can continue to play again, which is obviously a great challenge for him".

"I have my fingers crossed for Seamus Coleman, he is the most important thing tonight".

We saw an Ireland side starting to believe in themselves as they pulled off a rare away win in Vienna and that one big result has blown this group wide open for us.

In better news for O'Neill, the point earned at the Aviva Stadium kept Ireland four points clear of Wales and level on points with new group leaders Serbia, who beat Georgia 3-1.

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Gareth Bale went close twice for Chris Coleman's men before Taylor's dismissal swung the pendulum in Ireland's favour. But still, there's a long way to go, five games, 15 points, so we'll be leaving here thinking last 20 minutes, it could have been worse for us when for 70 minutes really, we weren't really in any trouble.

"I can't say we have any particular plan".

Next up is the home encounter with Austria in June and Ireland will take encouragement from the fact that they have already beaten them.

Composed, controlled and everything else you would expect from Wales' midfield maestro in amongst the tough battle in midfield.

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.

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