Reeling from the sending-off of substitute Stephen Hunt on the hour for a lunge on Jan Polak, Staunton´s men battled bravely in search of an equaliser but were ultimately fortunate to go down by such a narrow deficit.
Jankulovski´s goal marked a first period of complete dominance by Czechs spiked only by Kevin Doyle´s 38th-minute chance in which the Reading man was sent clear by Robbie Keane but hit the post.
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