Calls for Shane Long to be called up to England squad after last night’s display
The fact that the West Brom striker has 43 caps for Ireland and 10 goals since making his international debut six years ago might make this scenario unlikely.
The Tipperary man was in top form last night in the Monday Night Football and his opening goal in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa is as good an individual goal as you will see anywhere.
After finishing with two goals and a real thorn in the Villa defence, it was only natural that the reaction on Twitter, which often tends to be knee-jerk, was fulsome in praise for the former Tipperary minor. However, some obviously are blissfully unaware over his career thus far, with some suggesting an England call-up in light of his blistering performance.
Just as a reminder to anyone in doubt, here is that headed goal against England in Wembley from earlier this year.