Martin O`Neill told his Republic of Ireland side to prepare for sterner tests in key European Championship qualifiers after they rounded off 2014 with a comfortable 4-1 friendly win at home to the United States.
Roberto Mancini`s side secured all three points despite making the match a lot tougher for themselves than it needed to be, with Samir Nasri receiving a straight red card.
An Anthony Pilkington header was enough for Norwich City to secure a shock 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Carrow Road.
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