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Here's how we rated Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

The familiar foes played out a 1-1 draw in this evening’s game at Telia Parken in Copenhagen.

Darren Randolph

7Our Rating

Was 15 minutes away from a fifth consecutive clean sheet for Ireland. Made a vital save to deny Yussuf Poulsen at close range. Could do nothing to prevent Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's goal. 

6

Seamus Coleman

7Our Rating

Survived a nervy moment late in the opening half when Poulsen turned him at pace, but it was a generally solid display from Ireland's skipper.

6

Shane Duffy

9Our Rating

Earned a point for Ireland with a towering header late on. On the one occasion he was beaten by a bit of Poulsen brilliance, Randolph came to the rescue. God bless his parents for bringing him into the world.

6

Richard Keogh

6Our Rating

Put Derby County's play-off disappointment behind him to deliver a mostly decent defensive display. Was the closest defender to Højbjerg when he scored but to lay the blame on him would be harsh.

6

Enda Stevens

7Our Rating

Found it difficult to build on a brilliant first quarter. Coughed up a free-kick with a mistimed tackle on Poulsen in the first half that could have been costly, but in general he showed enough to suggest that he can prosper at this level.

6

Glenn Whelan

6Our Rating

A typically industrious performance from the veteran Dubliner as he regularly broke up Danish play in the middle of the park. 

6

Robbie Brady

4Our Rating

Briefly came into the game in the second half after a disappointing first 45 minutes. Provided good assists as James McClean and David McGoldrick went close. Replaced on 66 minutes by Alan Judge.

6

Jeff Hendrick

4Our Rating

Another player who McCarthy would have wanted more from. The Burnley midfielder worked hard but was ineffective when Ireland were in possession and should possibly have tracked Højbjerg's run for the goal.

6

Conor Hourihane

5Our Rating

A mixed bag from the Aston Villa midfielder. Almost engineered an opening goal in the first half with an incredible dead-ball delivery. Was shown a yellow card after giving away three first-half free-kicks and was unable to make much of an impact in open play. Replaced in the 82nd minute by Scott Hogan.

6

James McClean

6Our Rating

A trademark heart-on-the-sleeve effort and a slightly improved contribution in the final third. Should perhaps have done better with a second-half chance engineered by Brady. Could have won the game for Ireland with a late effort that was kept out by Kasper Schmeichel.

6

David McGoldrick

7Our Rating

Mostly had to live off scraps but worked tirelessly and can be satisfied once again with his latest outing in an Ireland shirt. Narrowly missed the target when he got his head to Brady's cross. Replaced by Callum Robinson in the 88th minute.

6

SUBSTITUTES:

Alan Judge

6Our Rating

Introduced in the 66th minute, his delivery for Duffy's goal was sublime.

6

Scott Hogan (82nd minute) and Callum Robinson (88th) weren’t on the pitch long enough to receive a rating.

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