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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.

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oldegold added 22:30 - Nov 14
He will have returned suitably impressed by what his colleagues did on the pitch in destroying Eire with superb and clinical attacking football...hope he regales his boss with tales of what you can do if you set your team out to win a match and not play to lose..
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12th_Man added 23:03 - Nov 14
Check out @DBUfodbold’s Tweet:
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bobble added 23:08 - Nov 14
any team that has the dark lord involved in management was never really a chance...... 5-1 it would have been 7-1 if jonas was playing...
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OwainG1992 added 06:32 - Nov 15
Even this post because an attack on Mick from people? Sorry but come on. You call him stubborn I find some of the fans infuriating with this.
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BlueySwede added 08:11 - Nov 15
OwainG1992. Agreed. No need to vent frustrations over Mick on every single story.
Anyway, I think Jonas will come back full with confidence and that can only do us good.
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Danishtractor added 17:54 - Nov 15
Actually Tommy Smith and New Zealand could help Denmark. If New Zealand progress against Peru, Denmark will be seeded in the second layer. If not they will be seeded in third. Come on Tommy!!!!
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chepstowblue added 18:24 - Nov 15
Knudsen playing was the only hope that the ROI had !!
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