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Giovanni Trapattoni hails 'important win' over Armenia

Robbie Keane gets ahead of Robert Arzumanyan in the qualifier
Robbie Keane gets ahead of Robert Arzumanyan in the qualifier

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says his side's 1-0 win over Armenia was "an important one".

"It was hot out there and we made some mistakes in our passing in the first half as the players were a bit tense," said the Italian after the match.

"We reorganised a bit at half-time, our movement was better after the break and Keith Fahey did well to get the goal."

"It was great to be involved and the ball just bounced for me and I put it way," added match winner Fahey.

"I was instructed to go out and get involved and that is what I did.

"Armenia looked dangerous on the break and at set-pieces but we managed to keep them at bay."

Midfielder Liam Lawrence said the Republic "had to work hard, dig in and grind out a result".

"We got the ball into the area as quickly as possible and tried to put them under pressure - it was a fantastic finish by Keith to secure an amazing result."

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