Waters scores late equaliser for Republic of Ireland

Aleksandar Dragovic of Austria closes in on the Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters

The Republic of Ireland avoided a first defeat in World Cup qualifying thanks to a late Jon Walters equaliser against Austria at the Aviva Stadium.

Martin O'Neill's men trailed for most of the match to defender Martin Hinteregger's first-time strike in the 31st minute from a corner move.

They improved after the break and kept their unbeaten record thanks to Walters' 85th-minute volley.

The hosts then thought they had won it but Shane Duffy's effort was ruled out.

More to follow.

Match report follow later.


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