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Watch: Stunning Conor Hourihane Free-Kick Secures Last Gasp Draw

Watch: Stunning Conor Hourihane Free-Kick Secures Last Gasp Draw

Hopefully we see him doing this in an Ireland jersey soon. Conor Hourihane has scored an absolute scorcher of a free-kick to secure a late point for Aston Villa.

With his side trailing Blackburn, the Cork man stepped up to take the dead ball in the 93rd minute. He produced a stunning curing shot, leaving the opposition goalkeeper with no chance.

Pick that one out.

Villa have struggled in the early stages of the season, with this results leaving them 12th in the Championship table. For a side that came within a game of promotion to the Premier League last term, this slow start is unexpected.

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Questions are now being asked about manager Steve Bruce by certain sections of the club's support, while the loss of John Terry also seems to have affected the team badly.

Despite the difficulties the team has faced, Hourihane has performed reasonable well. This strike was his second goal of the season, while also laying on a couple of assists for his teammates.

With the Republic of Ireland seemingly lacking in quality midfield options at the moment, the former-Barnsley player could become a key figure for Martin O'Neill's side. If he can continue to produce moments such as this, he will quickly endear himself to the Irish supporters.

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Gary Connaughton

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