Spurs star Christian Eriksen bagged a sublime hat-trick tonight as Denmark crushed Republic of Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.
The home side took the lead through Shane Duffy, however two quick-fire goals from Eriksen and an own goal from Cyrus Christie gave the away side a half-time lead.
Two second half goals from the Tottenham talisman, as well as a penalty from Nicklas Bendtner sees the Boys in Green fail to qualify for their fourth consecutive World Cup.
Man of the Match
Spurs’ Eriksen took every single plaudit tonight, as the midfielder scored an absolutely superb treble to send his side into the World Cup.
All three of the Dane’s strikes were out of this world, with his second being the best of the bunch.
This tweet sums up just how good the player was this evening
Christian Eriksen take a bow. Hat trick and a wonderful performance in one of Denmark’s most important games ever. World class.
— EiF (@EiFsoccer) November 14, 2017
Stat of the Match
This stat shows just how good the Spurs stalwart has been for Denmark these past few years
Christian Eriksen has now scored 11 goals & assisted 3 for Denmark in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Crazy numbers. pic.twitter.com/kneADj9GQx
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 14, 2017
Ireland: Randolph 5, Christie 5, Duffy 7 Clark 6, Ward 5m Meyler 6, Arter 6, Brady 6, Hendrick 6, McClean 6, Murphy 6 / Subs: Long 6, Hoolahan 6, McGeady 6
Denmark: Schmeichel 6, Larsen 6, Bjelland…