Robbie Keane featured for just over an hour in the Republic of Ireland's friendly international win over China at Lansdowne Road, with Andy Reid completing the game.
Clinton Morrison - who we could well be up against when we take on Birmingham on Saturday - scored the decisive goal on 82 minutes.
Calum Davenport and Tom Huddlestone both played as England under-21s went three points ahead of Germany in their European Championship qualification group with a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan at the Riverside Stadium. Germany, however, do now have a game in hand in Group 6.
Meanwhile, Jòzsef Magasfoldi scored the goal that moved Marton Fulop's Hungary level on points with second-placed Sweden in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.