Ireland V Denmark - As it happened.

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Ireland V Denmark - As it happened.

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Join us for live updates of the World Cup play-off second leg between Ireland and Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

Two minutes added on at the end of this encounter.
Bendtner scores from the spot to make it 5-1!
McClean brings down Bendtner inside the box and a penalty is given.
Ireland are not giving up yet but it's a case of counting down the minutes here as Denmark are cruising to victory.
Bendtner replaces Jorgensen for Denmark in the final few minutes.
Long tries to chip the ball over the onrushing Schmeichel but it's just too high and goes over the bar.
Hat-trick for Eriksen! Ward fails to control a cross from Cornelius and the ball rolls straight into Eriksen's path and he thrashes the ball into the roof of the net. 4-1!
Ireland bring on Shane Long for Clark in their final change. They really have to go for it.
Cornelius replaces Poulsen for Denmark's second change.
Another goal for Eriksen and surely that's it! A nicely worked move ends with Sisto threading to Eriksen on the edge of the area, and he has time to take a touch and curl a brilliant left footed effort into the corner. 3-1!
Christie with some good work down the left, weaves between the Denmark defenders before smashing the ball across the goal, but Schmeichel palms it away.
A quick counter attack sees Eriksen race clear down the left, but Randolph is equal to his effort from the the edge of the area.
Duffy goes close! Brady swings a corner in from the left and Duffy heads goalwards, but it's a comfortable save for Schmeichel.
Denmark make their first change with Larsen being replaced by Ankersen.
Sisto dribbles towards the Ireland box before releasing a fearsome shot from 25 yards which forces Randolph into the save.
Poulsen crosses towards Joergensen but Ward makes a vital block to stop him from getting the ball. Sisto has a go from the edge of the area, but Christie deflects the ball wide.
Ireland with the early corner, but Denmark clear from Brady's cross.
Ireland get the second half started! They need two goals to go through...
Hoolahan and McGeady replace Arter and Meyler for Ireland at the break.
Denmark lead 2-1 at the break. Shane Duffy gave Ireland an initial lead but the Danes hit back with two quick goals, one own goal from Cyrus Christie and one from Shane Duffy.
Brady tries a shot from the left hand side but his curling effort goes into the side netting.
The constant rain is really affecting the pitch and making it difficult for either side to play the ball around.
Ireland have got it all to do as they now need two goals. One won't be enough because of the away goals rule.
What a goal by Eriksen! Joergensen plays it to Eriksen n the edge of the area and the midfielder smashes the ball in off the bar leaving Randolph with no chance!
Denmark equalise! Sisto broke into the area after a short corner and he cut back for Christensen, pokes the ball goalwards and it hits the post before going in off Cyrus Christie!
Just wide! Brady sends the ball in behind for McClean who races onto it and fires a shot across the goal from close range but it goes just wide of the left-hand post.
Ireland close! Christie curls in an excellent cross into Murphy and he tries to flick the ball inside the near post but it hits the side netting.
McClean breaks down the left before squaring for Murphy, but the striker can't get the ball out his feet and Denmark recover.
Randolph called into action again as Sisto collects a pass inside the box and volleys at goal, but it's straight at the keeper who palms it away.
Kvist has a go from the edge of the area after a lay-off from Christensen, but Randolph makes an excellent save down to his right to keep the low drive out.
Ireland are defending very deep. A cross from Delaney is cleared by Clark, and a long throw from Kvist causes no trouble for the Irish.
Kjaer fires a 50-yard pass over Irish defence which lands at the feet of Larsen, but he can't control it and the ball goes out of play.
Duffy gives Ireland the lead! Brady sends a free-kick in from the halfway line, Jorgensen heads the ball up rather than away and Duffy rises to nudge it past the Schmeichel!
Sisto skips past Christie and tries to break into the Ireland half but Arter makes a good challenge.
Denmark with all the ball so far. Kvist sends a long throw into the box but Meyler clears. Eriksen then wins a free-kick out wide, but Randolph catches the cross.
Denmark kick off to get the game started!
The players emerge from the tunnel into a packed Aviva Stadium. Time for the anthems...
Ireland will hope to carry on their strong home record tonight.
If Ireland book their place in Russia tonight, it will be their first World Cup appearance since 2002, while Denmark haven't featured since 2010.
The first leg on Saturday in Copenhagen ended goalless so it's all to play for tonight! If Denmark score then the away goal could prove very valuable, as Ireland would have to score twice.
Two changes for Denmark as Andreas Christensen and Yussuf Pulsen replace Peter Ankersen and Andreas Cornelius.
Denmark starting XI: Schmeichel; Chritstensen, Kjaer, Bjelland, Stryger Larsen; Kvist, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen.
Ireland make one change with David Meyler returning as captain, and O'Dowda dropping to the bench.
Ireland starting XI: Randolph, Ward, Clark, Duffy, Christie, Meyler, Hendrick, Brady, Arter, McClean, Murphy.
Welcome to live coverage of the World Cup play-off second leg between Ireland and Denmark at the Aviva Stadium!
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