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Ireland are trailing at Turner's Cross thanks to this fantastic finish

It’s been a sub-par display from Martin O’Neill’s side, who have been punished by Mikhail Hardzeichuk.

Updated at 20.46

Source: Football Video/YouTube

IRELAND WENT BEHIND at Turner’s Cross this evening, as Mikhail Hardzeichuk gave the visitors a surprise lead.

David Meyler lost possession in midfield, allowing Belarus to punish their opponents with a swift counter-attacking move in the 20th minute.

Despite being ranked 77th in the world — 46 places below Ireland — Belarus looked comfortable for much of the first half, as Ireland struggled to create chances.

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