Ireland 2 Wales 1

Mark Hughes

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.


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