Ireland beat England in the final Six Nations match of 2017 to end England’s chance of a consecutive Grand Slam, they also ended their 18-match unbeaten run.

For the second time in six years, Ireland ruined England’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes as they beat them 13-9 at the Aviva Stadium.

Joe Schmidt’s side put on a strong defensive performance and gave England no time or space in Dublin.

Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell traded penalties before the home side drew first blood when Iain Henderson touched down after a rolling maul from an Irish lineout.

Ireland went in 10-3 up at half-time before Sexton kicked a penalty and Farrell converted two as the Irish celebrated the day after St Patrick’s Day.

The result means that Ireland finish second in the table, above France and Scotland on points difference.

Coach Schmidt was delighted with the result and pointed out some trivia about the game.

"We just wanted to make sure all the bits and pieces we needed to get right to get a skinny margin over a super team, we ticked those boxes,” he said.

"The bit of pride we can take is the three teams that sit above us in the world we have beaten in the last six months."

Eddie Jones was finally beaten as England boss and he shouldered the blame for the defeat.

"Everything was wrong with the preparation because we played like that. I take full responsibility, I didn't prepare the team well and we will respond in the future.

"It was a tight old game. One or two things go your way and the game flips, they didn't go our way today, we didn't work hard enough to get those opportunities and that's what happens."