Video: Robbie Brady scores brilliant goal on brilliant Ireland debut
Ireland 4-1 Oman
This kid’s not bad is he? On what was a near-perfect debut overall, Robbie Brady scored a quite brilliant volley in Ireland’s victory over Oman at Craven Cottage.
We’ve heard a lot about Robbie Brady over the last few years due to his exploits with Hull City (loan) and Ireland under-21s and because he’s on the books at Manchester United, we expected him to be half-decent.
Ireland fans hardly expected the impact made by the Dubliner on his debut against Oman at Craven Cottage this evening, however. Granted, it wasn’t Brazil we were playing but Brady did enough on his debut to suggest that we have a star in the making and Brady has quite a career ahead of him at international level.
Apart from putting in inch-perfect deliveries for goals scored by Shane Long and Kevin Doyle – the cross for Doyle’s goal was particularly sweet – the highlight of Brady’s night was a brilliantly struck volley midway through the first half to put Ireland two to the good (see video above). And on his weaker right foot too.
Brady wasn’t the only one to score on his debut as Reading’s Alex Pearce headed home from a corner late on after Oman had pulled one back, but the game lost a good bit of its zip when a load of changes were made in the second half.
Still, there were plenty of positives to take from an Ireland perspective – the performances of David Meyler and Seamus Coleman and the fact we actually played decent football at times to name a few, but tonight was all about Brady, a name we’ll hopefully be hearing a lot of in the future.