Republic of Ireland secured a critical win over Moldova in Friday's World Cup qualifier.
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 semi-finalists, who are ranked 21 places above them by FIFA, to stand a chance of progressing from a wide-open group. A draw will be enough for Wales to go into the play-offs.
Earlier on the night, Tom Lawrence answered Wales' call for a hero to boost their hopes in a 1-0 win against Georgia in Tbilisi.