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VIDEO: Shane Long blasts the ball to the net to give Ireland the lead over the world champs

Published 08/10/2015 | 21:25

Shane Long of Republic of Ireland scores the opening goal under pressure from Jerome Boateng
Shane Long of Republic of Ireland scores the opening goal under pressure from Jerome Boateng

Southampton's Shane Long was only on the pitch a matter of minutes when he scored arguably the biggest goal of his career.

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Ireland have 20 minutes to hang on but lead after the Tipperary man latched on to Darren Randolph's long ball and showed all of his ability to score.

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