SHANE LONG HIT the headlines last night with a sublime brace of goals for West Brom against Aston Villa.
West Brom eventually had to settle for a share of the spoils as Aston Villa came back to draw 2-2 at the Hawthorns.
Long’s brilliant first-half double meant he dominated the post-match talk but his display bizarrely lead to an outburst of tweets calling for the Tipperary native to be called up to the England squad.
With 43 caps and 10 goals to his name for the Republic of Ireland, we’re presuming it was all a wind-up.
Still Long saw the funny side and was keen to point out his goal at Wembley last May.