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  Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 16:57 GMT
Ireland cruise to win at Hampden
Scotland 0-2 Republic of Ireland

Ireland's Gary Doherty gets the better of the internationally inexperienced Stephen Caldwell
From the off Ireland take charge of the game, frequently dispossessing the Scotland squad

The vistiors aim to make a success of new Ireland boss Brian Kerr's debut game
John O'Shea leads the Irish attack as the visitors aim to impress new boss Brian Kerr

Kevon Kilbane scores the Republic's first goal under new coach Brian Kerr
Kevin Kilbane opens the scoring after nine minutes, heading home a Stephen Reid free-kick

Morrison thumps home a left-footed volley after Scotland goalie Neil Sullivan fails to clear
Clinton Morrison looks almost apologetic after knocking in Ireland's second just three minutes later

The Irish defence, lead by Ian Harte, hold off a fleeting Scotland rally to go into the second half 2-0 up
New Republic boss Brian Kerr manages a smile as he sees his team comfortably defend their first-half lead

Kilbane tries out an acrobatic challenge on Scotland's Graham Alexander as the second half offers little excitement
The Repblic side slide into cruise control as the Scotland side rarely threaten in the second half

Holland and Kerr salute the Hampden Park crowd after their win
Republic captain Matt Holland and new boss Brian Kerr salute the crowd as they leave the pitch after their win

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