Ireland 2 Wales 1
Republic of Ireland 2 Wales 1, Tolka Park, International Friendly Match, February 17, 1993. Mark Hughes handed Wales the lead in the first period at Tolka Park, but late second half goals by Kevin Sheedy and Tommy Coyne saw the Republic of Ireland win the game 2-1.
Jackie Charlton´s talented team came from behind to defeat Terry Yorath´s men by two goals to one at home. Manchester United favourite Mark Hughes gave The Red Dragons the upper hand on eighteen minutes when the seasoned campaigner beat Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner after the latter had parried a shot, but The Boys in Green refused to roll over and equalised through Kevin Sheedy in the 76th minute of the fixture before Tommy Coyne headed home the winner for the hosts with nine minutes remaining. Republic of Ireland Team: Pat Bonner, Brian Carey, Chris Morris, Alan McLoughlin, David O’Leary, Liam O’Brien, Roy Keane, Eddie McGoldrick, Tony Cascarino, David Kelly, John Byrne. Substitutes: Joe Kinsella, Alan Kernaghan, Ronnie Whelan, Kevin Sheedy, Bernie Slaven, Tommy Coyne, Alan Kelly. Wales Team: Neville Southall, Kit Symons, Eric Young, David Phillips, Mark Pembridge, Geraint Williams, Barry Horne, Mark Aizlewood, Paul Bodin, Gary Speed, Mark Hughes. Substitutes: Tony Roberts, Chris Coleman, Malcolm Allen.
Mark Hughes Quickfacts
After being spotted by Manchester United´s North Wales talent scout Hugh Roberts, Mark Hughes signed schoolboy forms with the Old Trafford club in 1978 and became an apprentice in 1980.