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Wednesday, October 14, 1998 Published at 21:13 GMT 22:13 UK


Sport: Football

Republic blast their way to the top

Robbie Keane: First international goals

Republic of Ireland 5-0 Malta


BBC Radio 5 Live final whistle match report
Teenager Robbie Keane fired in two goals in three minutes in the first-half to initiate the Republic of Ireland's drubbing of Malta.

The comfortable 5-0 victory delighted the home crowd and sends the Republic to the top of their European Championship qualifying group.

Keane scored his first in Irish colours in the 16th minute with a left foot shot which trickled over the line from Mark Kinsella's corner.


Robbie Keane scores two in 5 minutes
Minutes later it was 2-0 when the 18-year-old went past two defenders and fired low past goalkeeper Reggie Cini.

It was nearly 3-0 in the 31st minute when Niall Quinn took a pass from Kinsella and his shot was turned round the post by Cini.

Then just before half-time Quinn produced a 25-yard shot that skimmed the crossbar.


Roy Keane hits home to put his team three up
Nine minutes into the second half, the Republic's skipper Roy Keane hit the third with a 25-yard shot that struck the goalkeeper on the leg and rebounded over his head into the net.

It was 4-0 in the 63rd minute when Damien Duff crossed and Quinn turned the ball in first time for his 17th goal for his country.


Niall Quinn adds a fourth
Coventry defender Gary Breen netted the fifth eight minutes from the end, staying upfield after the Maltese had half cleared a set piece and he was well placed to beat a defender and fire the ball home.




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