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Watch: Ireland's Euros dreams ended by Dutch in controversial penalty shootout loss

14 May 2018 19:57
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Watch: Ireland's Euros dreams ended by Dutch in controversial penalty shootout loss

Troy Parrott scored a vital second-half equaliser to bring the game to spot kicks.

IRELAND U17S WERE dumped out of the European Championships at the quarter-final stage following a controversial 5-4 penalty shootout loss against the Netherlands in Chesterfield.

With the shootout at 4-4, on the final spot kick, Dutch player Iwan Redan’s final penalty was saved by Irish goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran.

However, the referee felt Corcoran moved off his line before the kick was taken, and gave the goalkeeper a second yellow card, meaning centre-back Oisin McEntee had to go in goals for the re-taken penalty, which was scored by Redan.

The decision prompted angry scenes, with Ireland senior boss Martin O’Neill among those on hand to remonstrate with the officials.

Liam Van Gelderen headed home a corner just after the hour mark to give the Netherlands a 1-0 advantage.

However, the Dutch lead was short-lived, as Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott fired home an equaliser moments later to ensure the game went to penalties.

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