Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has admitted that his side were far below their best despite edging to a 1-0 win over Georgia this evening.
However, the hosts were forced to ride their luck during the first half in Dublin, with Georgia hitting the woodwork twice in a matter of seconds at one stage.
"I expected Georgia to run us close. If they had a natural goalscorer in their team they could cause teams lots of problems," he told reporters.
"It was very difficult indeed, they had by miles the better of the first half and then we came into it. Seamus Coleman came up with a wonder run and a goal.
"The players have a great desire to do well. We needed a spark at half time and they got themselves going. We can play much better than that."
The win takes Ireland onto four points in Group D, level with Wales, Austria and Serbia after two games.