Friday 24 November 2017

What a goal! Man United starlet scores a screamer for Ireland U17 after 50m dribble

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

It is silly to read too much into one wonder goal, but when it is scored by an Irishman on the books at Manchester United, it is hard not to get a little excited.

The Ireland U17 team beat Turkey 3-2 in Midleton in a European Championship qualifier yesterday, with Lee O'Connor getting the winner for the Boys in Green.

The Waterford-born player was snapped up by the Red Devils back in April, with this amazing goal showing why the Premier League giants wanted to bring the former U16 captain to Manchester.

O'Connor dribbles from inside his own half all the way into the opposition box before finishing emphatically to the net.

If this is a taste of things to come, then we should expect big things from youngster.

Watch the goal, courtesy of FAI TV, right here (the last goal):


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