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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 20 April 2021

Ireland win two penalties in as many minutes during action-packed first half

The Boys in Green fell behind to Slovakia but goals from Shane Long and James McClean saw them come away with a draw.

Updated at 21.45

IRELAND AND SLOVAKIA drew 2-2 in this evening’s international friendly in Dublin.

Miroslav Stoch put the visitors in front on 14 minutes with a cool finish.

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Slovakian goalkeeper Kozacik collided with Shane Long on 20 minutes and the Southampton striker equalised from the spot.

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Two minutes later, Martin Skrtel brought Long down and strike partner James McClean dispatched from 12 yards.

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However, Slovakia levelled terms just before half-time through a Paul McShane own-goal.

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