Wednesday, October 14, 1998 Published at 21:13 GMT 22:13 UK
Republic blast their way to the top
Robbie Keane: First international goals
Republic of Ireland 5-0 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.
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.
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.