Watch: Fulham and Ireland U21's Ollie O'Neill scores last gasp winner against Sweden
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Watch: Fulham and Ireland U21's Ollie O'Neill scores last gasp winner against Sweden

 

JIM CRAWFORD's under-21s got out of jail last night with a last-gasp winner from Fulham and Ireland U21's Ollie O'Neill in Ireland's 1-0 over Sweden in their Euro 2023 qualification group.

O'Neill found the bottom corner with great composure after captain Conor Coventry superbly picked him out with a through ball. 

The Fulham winger came on with six minutes left as Ireland looked for a top two finish in the group. 

Ireland were frustrated by a Sweden side looking to stay in the one automatic qualifying spot.

Defeats away to Montenegro and home to Italy in recent weeks had left Ireland on the brink of falling out of the reckoning and three points were a must to keep their chances alive.

And they got the rewards when Coventry played in O'Neill in the last minutes

The winger turned the Swedish defender inside out before firing into the corner of Samuel Brolin's net.

Following the game, O'Neill gave a superb interview about the goal

"There’s absolutely nothing going on in my head at the minute. It’s probably the best feeling I have ever had.

"I had Covid before the last camp, and it knocked me out of that. I've barely played a minute, and then to come on tonight and get a goal, it’s unbelievable. In such a big game for the qualifiers as well. It’s an amazing moment."