Coleman: Wales were fortunate
Wales boss Chris Coleman admitted his side rode their luck at times after a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Boaz Myhill twice came to Wales' rescue in the second half with fine saves from Shane Long and Paddy Madden to deny the Republic victory in Cardiff.
Coleman was happy with the test his side faced from the Republic and was happy with the efforts of his players.
"We got a tough game for sure, we knew it would be, they are very well organsied and a big goal threat as we saw tonight Boaz [Myhill] pulled off some terrific saves for us," Coleman told Sky Sports HD1.
"It was a tough match.
"It was good tonight for us to play our style of football (because) we won't come against a tougher team in terms of trying to break them down because they really press you high and make it difficult, but I was happy with guys they worked really hard.
"We rode our luck a couple of times.
"We got a really tough test so I am pleased enough with the team effort."