Darron Gibson made his comeback after nine months out with a serious knee injury in Everton's friendly against Tranmere.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is convinced Roy Keane will benefit from his dual role with Aston Villa.
Roy Keane has been appointed as Aston Villa's assistant manager.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.
Martin O'Neill does not want questions over Roy Keane's future as Republic of Ireland assistant dragging on too long.
Cristiano Ronaldo starred on his return from a knee injury as Portugal crushed the Republic of Ireland 5-1.
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