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18th Aug 2018

Ireland underage defender scores incredible full pitch goal

Jack O'Toole

He may not have controlled the ball for the entirety of his run, but Republic of Ireland underage defender Anselmo Garcia MacNulty scored an incredible solo goal for Real Betis at the Jeju International Youth Football Tournament in Seogwipo, South Korea.

MacNulty picked the ball up just inside his own box and ran down the left sideline before he was dispossessed just past the halfway line.

The Ireland U15 defender then wins possession back and continues to hold off his marker before tearing into the box, cutting inside and nutmegging the goalkeeper to score.

MacNulty also scored a great header for the Ireland U15s 2-0 win over Cyprus in March and then went on to represent the Ireland U17s at the European championships in May.

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