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'Gaelic Football, That Was Probably The Last Time I Hit One Like That'

'Gaelic Football, That Was Probably The Last Time I Hit One Like That'

John Egan scored his first Premier League goal on Sunday as Sheffield United drew 1-1 away to Burnley. The Ireland international's equaliser came 10 minutes from in the end.

It means he has now scored in the top four tiers of English football.

"I should have scored in the first half early on after there was a little handball. I kept plugging away," the 27-year-old told the Sheffield United YouTube channel.

"It’s been the story of my season so far. The gaffer just said it there, he’s been hammering me to get goals.

"I’ve had a lot of chances, and now that I’ve got one, hopefully I can get a few more because I’ve definitely had a few chances this year and I’m disappointed to only be on one."

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The centre-back is the son of six-time Kerry All-Ireland winner John Egan.

"When I used to play Gaelic football, that was probably the last time I hit one like that," he said.

"The skipper’s done well, he’s flicked the ball on and he’s kept it alive, and I just timed the run nicely and it was a nice finish.

"The main thing is the result. The game was getting away from us. Burnley are a really solid team. They go 1-0 up and they're really hard to break down. They have a lot of clean sheets. It was a good feeling to contribute to getting a result."

Picture credit; Damien Eagers / SPORTSFILE

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