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Here's the brilliant James McClean goal that earned Ireland a famous victory

The Boys in Green ended 53 years of hurt against Austria this evening.

Updated at 23.57

Source: FIFI SPORTS HD 2/YouTube

IRELAND ENDED 53 years of hurt by securing a long overdue victory over Austria this evening.

And the goal itself, which sealed a surprise 1-0 triumph, was quite impressive.

David Meyler showed good composure to play in Wes Hoolahan, and the Norwich star picked out the onrushing James McClean with a sumptuous through pass.

The Derry native subsequently made no mistake with a clinical finish to hand Austria their first home qualification defeat since a September 2012 loss to Germany.

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