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Here's why Megan Campbell is being called the new Rory Delap

Both Ireland’s goals came from the Raheny United defender and her bionic arms in the 3-2 defeat to Germany on Saturday.

IRELAND’S SENIOR WOMEN’S team were desperately unlucky not to come away with at least a draw from their World Cup qualifier against Germany at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday.

Sue Ronan’s team took on the side ranked second in the world, who had scored 40 goals and conceded none in their previous five matches, and went ahead after just three minutes through Louise Quinn.

Substitute Stephanie Roche grabbed a second for the home side to equalise late on but it wasn’t enough as the Germans got an injury-time winner to make it 3-2 when Melanie Leupolz caught Emma Byrne off her line.

Both of Ireland’s goals were created by the rare long throw-in abilities of the Florida State University full-back Megan Campbell and it is no wonder that the 20-year-old is being compared to former Ireland international Rory Delap.

Here is the evidence:

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

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