Ireland have secured a vital point away in Denmark, and it was a much improved performance from Mick McCarthy's side in comparison to recent meetings with the Danes.
While the hosts had most of the ball for large portions of the game, Ireland displayed an ability to string a few passes together many thought they did not have. It may have been the same result as the three of the last four meetings against Denmark, but the manner of the performance was vastly different.
Despite this, Didi Hamann was not all that impressed with Ireland's showing. Speaking on RTÉ after the game, he felt Ireland were very unimpressive in a number of areas.
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On tonight's showing, I struggle to find many positives apart from the result. Denmark should have been three or four nil up before Duffy scored.
We picked Duffy as man of the match before he scored. So you've got a centre back who's man of the match, and at the same time there was five, six, seven clear cut chances for Denmark. That shows that thing haven't been right today...
I think they weren't smart enough, I don't they were organised well enough in the middle of the park.
Hamann makes some decent points here, but this Ireland performance should not be viewed in a vacuum. It was a vast improvement on our previous showings of the Danes, where we could barely get a touch of the ball.
While Ireland were not flawless in possession, it was a clear improvement nonetheless. Top of the group with three games played, Ireland will be thrilled with their current position.