Seeking to avenge an earlier 4-2 defeat in Euro 2004 qualification, an Ireland side coached by Chris Hughton and featuring Stephen Carr, took a first half lead through Damien Duff but failed to hang on to the advantage. Gary Doherty was a second half substitute for Ireland.
No Spurs connections, but England remain on course for qualification after a 2-1 win in Macedonia. They fell behind to a first half goal from Hristov before Wayne Rooney became England's youngest ever scorer with his second half equaliser. David Beckham netted the winner from the penalty spot.
Wales suffered a 4-0 defeat at the San Siro against Italy - four goals in 17 second half minutes sealing their fate on the night. Inzaghi scored an 11-minute hat-trick before Simon Davies, playing at right-back, conceded a penalty that was converted by Del Piero.
The Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by Russia at Lansdowne Road this afternoon.