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Sunday, 16 June, 2002, 14:18 GMT 15:18 UK
Ireland player ratings
Republic of Ireland defender Ian Harte misses from the penalty spot
Ian Harte's failed attempt to equalise from the spot
BBC Sport Online rates the Republic of Ireland players in the tussle against Spain.

Shay Given
Again formed a safe barrier behind a defence that relied on the offside trip. Made important stops as Ireland chased the game.

Gary Kelly
Worked hard down the right side, but had little chance to make any sorties. Replaced by Niall Quinn early in the second half.

Gary Breen
Under pressure at times, but very steady throughout. Recovered well after allowing Morientes to sneak in to head Spain's opener.

Steve Staunton
Solid performance in his last game as skipper. Took a knock, and forced to bow out shortly after the break.

Ian Harte
Allowing an out-of-sorts player to take the first penalty was odd. A better game overall, but has not shined in Korea and Japan.

Steve Finnan
A very busy evening for the Fulham defender but he did well enough, capping a solid tournament.

Matt Holland
His best game of the World Cup - a real terrier in midfield. Missed penalty in shootout must not detract from a fine couple of weeks.

Mark Kinsella
Busy game without stamping his authority but, as always, did little wrong and an able enough deputy for Roy Keane.

Kevin Kilbane
Energetic performance without ever fully delivering. Missed the rebound from Harte's missed kick, and then also in the shootout.

Damien Duff
Threw off the Spanish shackles in super style. His pace and close control terrorised Juanfran and others - won the penalty, could have scored himself several times. World-class status well and truly confirmed.

Robbie Keane
Fine display throughout, never stopped running and showed nerves of steel with that penalty. Back to his best in this World Cup.


Substitutes:

Niall Quinn
(replaced Kelly after 54 mins): Tossed into the fray by Mick McCarthy and again it paid dividends. His height caused mayhem in Spanish defence and forced the equalising spot-kick.

David Connolly
(replaced Harte after 79 mins): Busied himself in his first run-out - nearly grabbed a golden goal, but then couldn't convert in the penalty lottery.

Kenny Cunningham:
(replaced injured Staunton after 49 mins):
Slotted in well after his skipper departed with a few timely tackles.


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