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Eriksen Hat-Trick Secures Denmark's World Cup Spot

2018 World Cup Play-Off

Result: Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark (Denmark won 5-1 on aggregate)

Date: 14 November 2017

Venue: Aviva Stadium

Denmark secured their ticket to the 2018 World Cup after defeating the Republic of Ireland 5-1 on aggregate.

Ireland broke the deadlock after just six minutes as Shane Duffy headed home from close range, after an error from Kasper Schmeichel.

Darren Randolph came to the hosts' rescue in the 17th minute as he produced a super save to keep out William Kvist's low strike from distance.

However, the visitors leveled matters on 29 minutes as Ireland's Cyrus Christie deflected Andreas Christensen's shot into his own net.

Three minutes later, Denmark took the lead as Christian Eriksen turned home Nicolai Jorgensen's cross with a fine first-time finish.

That proved to be the final chance of the opening half, as the Danes went into the break leading.

After a quiet start to the second stanza, Denmark upped the tempo and found a third goal after the hour mark when Eriksen sent a fine curling effort into the top corner from 20-yards out.

The visitors were forced into a change on 70 minutes as Yussuf Poulsen was replaced by Andreas Cornelius due to injury.

However, the fourth goal for the visitors arrived three minutes later when Eriksen completed his hat-trick with another composed finish.

Denmark were also awarded a penalty in stoppage time. Nicklas Bendtner stepped up to convert the spot kick to round off an impressive win for the visitors.

 

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