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Summary

  1. Result: Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark (agg 1-5)
  2. Republic out of World Cup contention
  3. Eriksen hat-trick as Danes rally after early Duffy goal
  4. Bendtner adds late penalty

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Right, I doubt very much there are too many Republic of Ireland fans knocking around on this page for more reaction to that defeat. For that reason, I'm going to wrap things up. You can read my colleague Shamoon Hafez's take on the game here.

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Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill stare ahead in silence as Denmark players and staff celebrate on the pitch. They are through to their fifth World Cup and first since 2010.

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FULL-TIME

All over.

Heartbreak for the Republic of Ireland but delight for Denmark. The Danish are going to the 2018 World Cup.

Republic of Ireland are beaten by Denmark in the World Cup Qualifier
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Republic of Ireland are beaten by Denmark in the World Cup Qualifier

Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark

Two minutes of time added on. Two minutes before the Denmark fans can get the party started in Dublin.

GOAL - Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner pen

It does get worse for the hosts.

Nicklas Bendtner slams home the penalty and leaps high into the air in celebration.

Denmark's Bendtner scores for Denmark
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PENALTY TO DENMARK

Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner is fouled inside the box. Penalty to Denmark.

It could get worse for the Republic of Ireland.

Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

Frustration setting in as Aiden McGeady catches Andreas Christensen with a late boot.

The Republic of Ireland players will want these final five minutes to pass quickly.

SUBSTITUTION

Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

Denmark make their third and final change as Nicolai Jorgensen goes off. A familiar face comes on as ex-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner gets eight minutes on the pitch.

Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

Ten minutes to go and the atmosphere has gone from the Aviva Stadium. The only sound is from the jubilant away fans.

Denmark look hungry to add to the scoreline.

Ireland's manager Martin O'Neill
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Thor Jensen: Christian Eriksen doing a Messi. An incredible hattrick when Denmark needed it the most. What a player

CLOSE!

Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

A chance for Shane Long to get a goal back as he is put through on goal. Kasper Schmeichel is quick off his line to close down the gap, forcing Long to attempt the lob... but the ball lands on the roof of the net.

Ireland's Shane Long
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Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

It's a sad end to the Republic of Ireland's qualifying campaign but Christian Eriksen deserves to be at the World Cup. He's been involved in 14 goals in qualifying (11 goals and three assists). That's 10 more than any other Denmark player.

Christian Eriksen of Denmark
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GOAL - Republic of Ireland 1-4 Denmark

Christian Eriksen

Don't make a mistake, don't make a mistake, don't make a mistake.... oh.

A shocker by Stephen Ward as he fluffs his first touch as he attempts to deal with a ball into the box. Ward is off balance and by the time he can recover the excellent Christian Eriksen is on it in a flash to thunder a rocket of a shot into the net.

That's the hat-trick. Game. Set. Match.

Eriksen scores for Denmark
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Jason Carlin: Ireland game not over yet, we can still get these goals against this average Danish side remember Barca v PSG???? It’s got that same exciting feel to it....sort of.

SUBSTITUTION

Republic of Ireland 1-3 Denmark

Final change for Republic of Ireland with Shane Long entering the fray. Too late, arguably, to change the outcome of this match.

Ciaran Clark goes off as Martin O'Neill swells the attack.

SUBSTITUTION

Republic of Ireland 1-3 Denmark

Another change for Denmark as Yussuf Poulsen goes off. Applause from the away end, where the pocket of Danish fans are having a ball, a few probably checking their phones for hotel prices in Russia.

Striker Andreas Cornelius is on in Poulsen's place.

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Andrew Priestley: Christian Eriksen is in that bracket of players in world football who are just below world-class level. He is comfortably head and shoulders above all others on the pitch tonight, and he’s just proved it, again.

Republic of Ireland 1-3 Denmark

Jan Vertonghen recently described Christian Eriksen as one of the best playmakers in the world. Hard to argue on this evidence. Unplayable.

Half a chance for the hosts as James McClean sends a header just over the bar. It would be the comeback of all comebacks if the Republic of Ireland somehow recover from this.

Ireland's Robbie Brady
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GOAL - Republic of Ireland 1-3 Denmark

Christian Eriksen

It's that man again and it looks like Republic of Ireland's slim hopes are over.

The hosts had Christian Eriksen well marshaled in the first leg but have given him far too much space in this game and he's taken full advantage.

This time, defenders back off Pione Sisto as he gets forward before passing to Eriksen on the edge of the area and the Tottenham schemer glides an effortless strike into the top corner.

Christian Eriksen scores his second goal
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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Cyrus Christie is causing Denmark a few concerns with his some lively runs. He attempts to wriggle his way through two players on the right but is muscled over by Thomas Delaney. Free-kick to the hosts which Robbie Brady takes but he sends it too close to Kasper Schmeichel.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

But the hosts go close themselves seconds later as Cyrus Christie breaks between two defenders before his teasing cross is punched away by Kasper Schmeichel.

CLOSE!

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Republic of Ireland almost punished as a duff ball into the box by Aiden McGeady is picked up by Christian Eriksen and suddenly the hosts are away on the counter. Eriksen charges upfield but his shot is straight at Darren Randolph. Almost game over.

CLOSE!

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

A chance for the Republic of Ireland as Shane Duffy connects well with a corner, powering a header at goal but Kasper Schmeichel reacts quickly to clutch the ball out of the air.

Ireland's Shane Duffy
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SUBSTITUTION

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

First change for Denmark as Jens Larsen - very lively at the start of this game - is replaced by Peter Ankersen.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Almost the curse of the commentator there.

Pione Sisto has another go from distance. This time his strike is low, hard and on target but Darren Randolph has it covered, pushing the ball behind for a corner, which comes to nowt.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Pione Sisto loves a long-range strike. Luckily for the hosts, he's not been great from distance tonight as he skews another effort high above the Republic of Ireland goal.

Denmark's Sisto
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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

That is massive, massive clearance.

A brilliant Christian Eriksen cross looks all the world to be heading to Nicolai Jorgensen's feet right in front of goal but Stephen Ward leaps into the air to hook the ball behind for a corner.

That will do Ward's confidence some good after his error in the lead up to Denmark's second goal.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Early corner for the hosts prompts a roar of encouragement from the stands. Big pressure on Robbie Brady to provide a decent a delivery... and he does. He puts it straight into the middle of the area but Yussuf Poulsen is first to it to head clear.

KICK-OFF

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

The Republic of Ireland need more creativity on the pitch and Martin O'Neill acknowledges that by bringing on Wes Hoolahan and Aiden McGeady for David Meyler and Harry Arter.

Got to go for it. Second half under way.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

The visitors dominated possession and created more chances in the first half than the Republic of Ireland. Perfect performance by them so far.

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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Will Martin O'Neill be tempted to make some changes for the second half? Wes Hoolahan's creativity could be an option. He's certainly the name that most people on Twitter are crying out for.

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HALF-TIME

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

That's half time and a lot for the Republic of Ireland to think about.

A dream start before a nightmare couple of minutes turned the game on its head.

Denmark fans
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Owen Purcell: One of the moments where I am proud to say I am Danish!! Absolutely stunning finish from Eriksen but we can't discount Ireland yet still a top class game tonight from the both of them.

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Harry Arter wins the ball midway inside the Denmark half, he drives forward, thinks about a shot before opting to feed Robbie Brady but his cross to the near post is into the sidenetting.

Better spell of possession for the hosts but they are not doing much to worry Denmark.

PENALTY APPEAL

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Denmark

Robbie Brady drives a cross into the area for James McClean, whose touch is heavy and as he attempts to get the ball at the second attempt he tumbles under a challenge by Andreas Christensen. A few calls for a penalty but there was nothing in it.

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George Fisher: Not much you can do when your opponents finish like that. Beautiful. But don't give up Ireland! Keep fighting come on!!