Knudsen Unused Sub as Denmark Thrash Ireland to Reach World Cup Finals
Tuesday, 14th Nov 2017 21:54
Town left-back Jonas Knudsen was an unused sub as Denmark thrashed the Republic of Ireland 5-1 in their World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to claim a place at the finals in Russia next summer.
After Brighton’s Shane Duffy had given Ireland an early lead - the first leg in Copenhagen having ended 0-0 - an own goal from Middlesbrough’s Cyrus Christie levelled before Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen netted a brilliant hat-trick, then Nicklas Bendtner, these days with Rosenborg in Norway, converted a late penalty.
Knudsen, who was called into the squad as injury cover, will hope to impress manager Åge Hareide enough in the months to come to win a place in the party travelling to Russia.
The 25-year-old has won two full Danish caps, both prior to joining the Blues from Esbjerg fB in the summer of 2015.
Elsewhere, academy first-year scholar Kian Ronan started and played the first 79 minutes as Gibraltar’s U19s were hammered 8-0 by Romania in their final European Championships qualification mini-group game in Greece.
The 16-year-old Harlow-based right-back or midfielder was winning his third U19s cap as the Gibraltarian youngsters exited the competition having finished bottom of their group.
Photos: Claus Birch/TWTD
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