Player ratings from Ireland's victory over Uruguay

Jonathan Walters put Ireland in front
Jonathan Walters put Ireland in front

Ireland warmed up for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria with an excellent performance in a 3-1 win over Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Here are our player ratings from the match:

Republic of Ireland

Darren Randolph 5: Martin O'Neill will be concerned by Randolph's display. Caught out badly for Uruguay's goal.

Cyrus Christie 8: Christie showed attacking intent all night and capped off a great display with a goal.

Shane Duffy 6: A solid display on a fairly quiet evening for the Ireland defence.

Kevin Long 7: Long will know that tougher tasks lie ahead. Unlikely to figure against Austria but did his chances no harm.

Stephen Ward 6: Ward is becoming very reliable in an Ireland shirt and will head into the Austria game full of confidence.

Glenn Whelan 7: Sniffed out Uruguayan attacks in a quiet but effective manner.

Harry Arter 7: Awarded 'Man of the match', perhaps generously, but a promising display nevertheless. 

Robbie Brady 6: Set piece delivery not up to his usual standard and will no doubt be worked on during the week.

Jeff Hendrick 6: Hendrick was busy and worked hard but didn't have a huge impact on the game before being taken off and rested.

Jonny Hayes 5: A great achievement for the striker to break into the team but he didn't grasp the opportunity to shine.

Jonathan Walters 7: Walters scored a screamer to put Ireland in front but then missed a sitter from two yards.


Keiren Westwood (for Randolph, 46 mins) 7: An assured performance which included one great save.

Wes Hoolahan (for Whelan, 46 mins) 7: Calm in possession as always. Distribution excellent.

Aiden McGeady (for Hayes, 60 mins) 6: Looked lively but decision making still poor at times.

Alex Pearce (for Duffy, 61 mins) 6: Slotted into a back four that had little to do in the second half. Didn't put a foot wrong.

Daryl Murphy (for Walters, 61 mins) 7: Involved in the build-up to McClean's goal.

James McClean (for Hendrick, 73 mins) 7: Made a brilliant impact from the match and scored a cracking goal.