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Randolph Error Costs Ireland Dearly Against Finland

Randolph Error Costs Ireland Dearly Against Finland

Fredrik Jensen was again the bullet that shot down Ireland in the Nations League on Wednesday evening. Though, it was Darren Randolph who inadvertently loaded the gun for him on this occasion.

Jensen put his side ahead in the 66th minute at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. The goal came following a sloppy short kickout from Randolph which rolled to the feet of Teemu Pukki just outside the penalty area.

The Norwich forward played the ball across the box and, after some pinball, Jensen put the ball in the net. 1-0 to the hosts. It was the only goal of the game.

The 23-year-old also scored the winner for Finland in their 1-0 victory in Dublin last month.

The defeat ends a disappointing international window for Ireland which also saw a penalty shootout to Slovakia in the European Championships playoff and a scoreless draw with Wales in the Nations League.

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