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 By PA Sport

Daryl Murphy double carries Rep. of Ireland past Moldova

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Daryl Murphy's first-half double set up an intriguing World Cup qualification trip to Wales as the Republic of Ireland eased past Moldova 2-0.

The Nottingham Forest striker marked his 30th senior cap with his second and third goals for his country on a night when victory was the only option if Ireland were to keep their hopes of emerging from Group D alive.

They now head to Cardiff on Monday having to beat Chris Coleman's Euro 2016 semifinalists, who are ranked 21 places above them by FIFA, to...

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Wales strike late to boost hopes with win away to Moldova

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Wales struck twice in the final 10 minutes to record a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Moldova and boost their World Cup qualification hopes.

Chris Coleman's side dominated for long periods in Chisinau but were missing the final touch to punish Group D's whipping boys.

But Wales -- again inspired by Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn -- finally found the way to goal with Hal Robson-Kanu and Aaron Ramsey on target.

Woodburn's role in the deadlock-breaker was crucial as he surged down the left and his cross...