Rep of Ireland 2 Poland 3

November 19, 2008 | Filed Under: UK Box Update 
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Giovanni Trapattoni’s unbeaten start as Republic of Ireland boss ended as Poland claimed a 3-2 victory in a friendly at Croke Park.

Leo Beenhakker’s Poland side looked to be heading for a comfortable victory when substitute Roger Guerreiro added a 47th-minute second goal to skipper Mariusz Lewandowski’s early opener.

But having earlier seen midfielder Damien Duff pass up three glorious opportunities, Ireland belatedly discovered their touch in front of goal to set up a tense finish.

Substitute Stephen Hunt reduced the deficit with an 88th-minute penalty, and after Robert Lewandowski had restored his side’s two-goal advantage, fellow newcomer Keith Andrews marked his senior international debut with an injury-time strike.

Despite a rousing finish, however, Trapattoni’s men were left in little doubt as to the task ahead of them when they return to action in the new year.

Three wins and as many draws from his first six matches, and seven World Cup points from a possible nine, had given the Italian a creditable start to his reign.

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