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Keane stars for Ireland

02 Jun 2013 20:17:00

Keane stars for Ireland

Robbie Keane marked his record-equalling 125th appearance for the Republic of Ireland with a double to see off 10-man Georgia 4-0.

The 32-year-old climbed off the bench to draw level with keeper Shay Given, and will go top of the list if, as expected, he leads Ireland into World Cup qualifier battle with the Faroe Islands on Friday evening.

Keane claimed his 55th international goal from point-blank range with 13 minutes of the game remaining and then took his tally to 56 three minutes from time to seal a comfortable victory with the Georgians labouring after keeper Giorgi Loria's 20th-minute dismissal. Richard Keogh had opened the scoring three minutes before the break, and Simon Cox extended the home side's lead three minutes after the restart.


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