James McClean absolutely creases Austrian with huge shoulder 4 years ago

James McClean absolutely creases Austrian with huge shoulder

When you get tackled by James McClean, you know all about it.

The story of the first half of the World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland vs Austria in Dublin's Aviva Stadium was that beautiful goal from Martin Hinteregger.

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The Austrian met the ball from a corner kick and absolutely walloped it past everyone including Darren Randolph between the Irish posts. It was a well-worked set-piece finished superbly.

Credit where it's due, it was a well-worked set-piece finished superbly.

From an Irish perspective, the highlight of the first 45 minutes may very well have been James McClean's perfectly legal, but heavy challenge on one of the Austrian players just moments before the goal went in.

The commentary team remarked, 'Welcome to Dublin' as the replays of the tackle were being shown.

He won't be forgetting that one anytime soon.

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