The Group D campaign in numbers
0: No defeat away from home (W3, D2) for the fifth time in a World Cup qualifying group (previously 1993, 2001, 2005, 2009).
0.8: Ireland’s strike rate in Dublin (four goals in five home matches) is the lowest of any top-two team in the European qualifiers.
1: Darren Randolph was the only player of 27 used by Martin O’neill to start all 10 matches.
1.2: Ireland’s average strike rate is the same as that of Giovanni Trapattoni’s team, which also reached the play-off round eight years ago (12 goals in 10 matches).
4: Goals make James Mcclean Ireland’s top scorer (all in the second half of away matches).
5: Different captains: Seamus Coleman (five), Glenn Whelan (two), David Meyler (two) and Jon Walters (one).
5: Of 12 goals scored in the first half (all inside 19 minutes, and four inside the first four minutes).
7: Goals scored in the second half (three inside the last 15 minutes).
7: Goalscorers, Mcclean four, Daryl Murphy three, Jeff Hendrick, Coleman, Shane Long, Walters, and Shane Duffy (one each).
8: Points won at home of a possible 15, compared with 11/15 in five away matches.
19: Points is Ireland’s highest total in a World Cup qualifying campaign since 2001 (when Mick Mccarthy’s unbeaten team amassed 21).
22: Yellow cards led to five suspensions (and 11 players at risk of missing the second leg of the play-off).
46%: Ireland’s win rate in 26 competitive matches under Martin O’neill (W12, D9, L5).
Compiled by Paul Kelly